Kink with Győr in 2009
|Date of birth||6 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Tallinn, Estonia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Forward|
|2001||→ Viimsi (loan)||6||(31)|
|2002||→ Narva Trans (loan)||24||(4)|
|2013||→ Győr (loan)||18||(2)|
|2015||Inverness Caledonian Thistle||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2018|
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
In 2001, Kink started his career with S.C. Real, scoring 46 goals in 15 games. In 2001, Kink spent a short loan spell with Viimsi. He scored 31 goals in just 6 games, including 9 goals in a single match against Sillamäe Kalev. He spent the 2002 Meistriliiga season on loan at the Meistriliiga club Narva Trans, where he made 24 appearances, mostly as a substitute.
In 2003, at the age of 17, Kink signed a five-year contract with the Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow. Kink made his debut for Spartak Moscow on 6 February 2003, against Shchyolkovo in a friendly match. He played his first Russian Premier League match on 23 August 2003, in a 2–0 defeat against Rubin Kazan. Kink mostly played for Spartak Moscow's reserves in Russia, although he did make two league appearances, as well as coming on as a substitute in a UEFA Cup third round defeat to Mallorca. In 2006, after failing to break into the first team, Kink returned to Estonia.
On 6 July 2006, Kink signed a two-year contract with Meistriliiga club Levadia. Three days later, Kink played his first Meistriliiga game for Levadia in a derby against Flora. He scored his first Meistriliiga goal for Levadia on 23 July 2006, in a 3–1 victory over TVMK. On 8 March 2008, Kink extended his current contract with Levadia until 30 November 2009. On 28 July 2008, he was close to signing a three-year contract with Romanian Liga I club Gloria Buzău for a fee of €200,000, but rejected the offer, because he didn't find the conditions in Romania suitable. On 29 July 2008, it was reported that Kink would go on trial to Dutch club De Graafschap. However he did not get a chance to impress, picking up a knee injury just five minutes into his first training session with the club and returned to Estonia.
In January 2009, Kink signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Hungarian side Győr. He scored 3 goals in 12 matches in his first season in Hungary. Kink finished the 2009–10 Nemzeti Bajnokság I as the club's top scorer with 12 goals from 28 matches. He also scored 3 goals in 2 matches against Slovakian side Nitra in the qualifying phase of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.
On 27 July 2010, Kink signed a three-year contract with English Championship side Middlesbrough for a reported transfer fee of £850,000. Kink made his debut on 7 August 2010, replacing Justin Hoyte on the 60th minute of the 1–3 league defeat to Ipswich Town. Kink scored his first goal on 14 September 2010, against Burnley, coming off the bench in the 75th minute. His second goal followed in the 94th minute from a 30-yard freekick smashed into the top left corner; the game finished 2–1 to Middlesbrough. On 6 November 2010, he scored in his club's 2–1 win over Crystal Palace. After a few months without playing, Kink was chosen to play against Ipswich Town. After that he made several substitute appearances, including one against Coventry City on 25 April, in which he scored a 92nd-minute winner. Throughout the 2011–12 season, Kink struggled for first team football. In February 2012, Kink and Middlesbrough decided to terminate his contract, making him a free agent.
Return to Győr
In January 2013, Kink returned to Győr on a one-year loan spell from Varese in search of more playing time.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
In March 2015, Kink signed for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle until the end of the season. He made his debut later that month, coming on as a substitute in a Scottish Cup game against Raith Rovers. He made his league debut coming off the bench in a match against Partick Thistle. Kink was an unused substitute in the 2015 Scottish Cup Final Inverness won.
Return to Levadia (2015)
On 8 July 2015, Kink returned to his former club Levadia.
Return to Levadia (2017)
On 9 August 2017, Kink once again rejoined his former club Levadia. After the season end in autumn, when Levadia merged with FCI, he left the club and had an operation in December, being free agent since.
Kink made his Estonia national football team debut on 31 March 2004 against Northern Ireland in a friendly match. He scored his first national team goal from a penalty on 27 May 2008, in a 1–1 draw against Georgia. Eight days later Kink scored his second goal for Estonia against Faroe Islands in another friendly match. On 8 October 2010, Kink scored from a beautiful long range effort in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Serbia, equalizing the game at 1–1 in the 63rd minute as Estonia went on to win 3–1.
- As of 31 May 2017.
|S.C. Real||2001||II liiga||9||30||—||—||9||30|
|Viimsi (loan)||2002||III liiga||6||31||—||—||6||31|
|Narva Trans (loan)||2002||Meistriliiga||24||4||—||—||24||4|
|Spartak Moscow||2003||Russian Premier League||2||0||—||0||0||2||0|
|Győr||2008–09||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||12||3||—||12||3|
|Karpaty Lviv||2011–12||Ukrainian Premier League||5||0||0||0||—||—||—||5||0|
|Győr (loan)||2012–13||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||10||1||5||2||1||0||—||—||16||3|
|Kaposvár||2013–14||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||12||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||12||4|
|Inverness Caledonian Thistle||2014–15||Scottish Premiership||5||0||1||0||0||0||—||—||6||0|
|Mezőkövesd||2016–17||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||25||3||4||0||—||—||—||29||3|
- As of 19 November 2016.
- Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kink goal.
|1||27 May 2008||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Georgia||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2||4 June 2008||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Faroe Islands||3–0||4–3||Friendly|
|3||12 November 2008||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Latvia||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|4||8 October 2010||Partizan Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia||Serbia||1–1||3–1||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|5||6 September 2011||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Northern Ireland||2–0||4–1||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|6||10 September 2013||Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary||Hungary||1–3||1–5||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Inverness Caledonian Thistle
- Estonian Silverball: 2010
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