Tarmo Neemelo

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Tarmo Neemelo
Tarmo Neemelo.jpg
Neemelo with Nõmme Kalju in 2016
Personal information
Full name Tarmo Neemelo
Date of birth (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Paide, Estonia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Nõmme Kalju
Number 99
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Lelle 11 (3)
1998–1999 Flora Kehtna 20 (8)
2000–2003 Kuressaare 77 (24)
2000 Muhumaa 3 (0)
2001 Tervis Pärnu (loan) 2 (2)
2004–2006 TVMK 58 (54)
2004 TVMK II 4 (3)
2006–2007 Helsingborg 5 (0)
2006 TVMK (loan) 17 (7)
2007 Sundsvall (loan) 24 (8)
2008 MYPA 24 (8)
2009 Zulte Waregem 11 (0)
2009–2010 Levadia 49 (29)
2011– Nõmme Kalju 187 (86)
2015 Nõmme Kalju II 2 (2)
National team
Estonia U17 1 (0)
1999 Estonia U18 2 (0)
2000 Estonia U19 3 (0)
2001–2003 Estonia U21 9 (0)
2005–2012 Estonia 22 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2016

Tarmo Neemelo (born 10 February 1982) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Estonian Meistriliiga club Nõmme Kalju and the Estonia national football team.

Neemelo was the top goalscorer in the 2005 Meistriliiga, with 41 goals, and won the Estonian Silverball award in 2006.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Neemelo started playing football with Lelle. He then spent several years playing for various reserve and feeder teams affiliated with Flora.


In 2004, he signed for Meistriliiga club TVMK. In the 2005 season, he won his first Meistriliiga title, scoring a league record 41 goals, which put him in 12th place in the European Golden Shoe.


In 2006, he signed for Swedish [Allsvenskan]] club Helsingborg, to potentially partner fellow striker Henrik Larsson. However, Neemelo was unable to secure a first-team position and was loaned back to TVMK. In 2007, he was once again loaned out, this time to Superettan club Sundsvall.


In February 2008, he signed a two-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga club MYPA.

Zulte Waregem[edit]

In January 2009, he signed for Belgian club Zulte Waregem. He was mostly used as a substitute, being a part of the starting line-up just twice. He was released by Zulte Waregem officials in July 2009 by mutual consent.


Neemelo returned to Estonia and signed for Levadia. He won the 2009 Meistriliiga season with the club.

Nõmme Kalju[edit]

After his contract with Levadia ran out after the 2010 season, Neemelo trained with Nõmme Kalju, and signed a two-year contract with the club on 7 February 2011.[1][2] He was the team's top goalscorer in the league in 2011 and 2012, with 22 goals in both seasons.[3] Neemelo won his third Meistriliiga title with the club in the 2012 season.

International career[edit]

Neemelo made his international debut for Estonia on 20 April 2005, in a friendly match against Norway. He scored his first goal for the national team on 28 May 2006, in friendly match against Turkey also in a friendly match. That goal won him the Estonian Silverball award.[4]

International goals[edit]

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Neemelo goal.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 May 2006 Millerntor-Stadion, Hamburg, Germany  Turkey 1–1 1–1 Friendly



Nõmme Kalju



  1. ^ "Tarmo Neemelo Florasse!" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kaua tehtud kaunikene – Tarmo Neemelo liitus Nõmme Kaljuga!" (7 February 2011) (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Meistriliiga 2011 statistika – Väravalööjad" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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