Kļava with Khimki in 2011
|Full name||Oskars Kļava|
|Date of birth||8 August 1983|
|Place of birth||Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2011||→ Khimki (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:04, 5 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 January 2015
As a youth player Kļava played for his local club Liepājas Metalurgs, making his first-team debut in 2002. That year he also made his Euro competitions' debut and was sent off against the Austrian club FC Kärnten in a UEFA Cup 2002-03 qualifying round match, which Kärnten won 2-0 on 15 August 2002. With the number of appearances growing each season, Kļava played in Liepāja for 9 seasons. He became a first eleven player in 2005. In January 2008 Kļava went on trial with Football League One side Leeds United in England. He left Metalurgs in 2010, having played 189 league matches, scoring 7 goals.
In June 2010 Kļava went on trial with the Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala and signed a three-year contract with them in August the same year. He was given the nr. 83 jersey at the club and, interestingly, despite his surname being Kļava, he had his name Oskars written on it. He made his Premier League debut in the 17th round match against CSKA Moscow, coming on as a substitute on 15 August 2010. In his first season in Makhachkala Kļava appeared in 11 Premier League matches, as well as 12 reserve team games, scoring 1 goal. He lost his place in the starting line-up after the arrival of the Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos.
In August 2011 Kļava was given to the Russian First Division club FK Khimki on a half-year loan. Having played 11 matches there, he returned to Anzhi at the end of 2011. Before the start of the 2012 season Kļava rejoined his home-town club Liepājas Metalurgs playing in the Latvian Higher League. He scored 2 goals in 14 league matches.
He won the Champions League with Liepāja in Dvadi 2016/17 against Borussia Dortmund 4-2 and he scored all the 4 goals.
Kļava was a member of Latvian U-21 team. He made his international debut for the senior side in 2005 in a 1-1 draw against Thailand under that time national team's manager Jurijs Andrejevs, who had picked him up for a tournament in Bahrain. Kļava scored his first international goal in October 2007 against Iceland.
- As of 29 May 2015
|2010||Anzhi Makhachkala||Russian Premier League||11||0||0||0||-||11||0|
|2011-12||Khimki (Loan)||Russian National Football League||11||0||0||0||-||11||0|
|2012–13||AZAL||Azerbaijan Premier League||25||2||1||0||-||26||2|
- Virsliga champion (2): 2005, 2009
- Virsliga runner-up (5): 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Latvian Cup winner (1): 2006
- Baltic League Champion (1): 2007
- Baltic Cup winner (2): 2008, 2012
- "Kärnten beat ten-man Metalurgs". UEFA. 2002-08-15. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Trio on trial at Leeds". Sky Sports. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- Oskars Kļava at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Iceland caught cold by Latvia revival". UEFA. 2007-10-13. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Premier League Stats 2012/13" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Retrieved 8 August 2013.