Valdas Trakys

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Valdas Trakys
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Personal information
Date of birth (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Kretinga, Lithuania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 FBK Kaunas 49 (25)
2000–2001 FC Torpedo Moscow 21 (2)
2000 FC Torpedo-2 Moscow 6 (1)
2001 FC Khimki 1 (0)
2002–2003 FH Hafnarfjördur 6 (2)
2003–2004 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 7 (1)
2004 VfL Osnabrück 12 (0)
2004–2005 FC Kuban Krasnodar 4 (0)
2005 FK Atlantas 17 (1)
2005 FC Oryol 18 (1)
2006 FK Atlantas 32 (4)
2006–2007 FC Inter Baku 12 (3)
2008–2010 FK Ekranas 51 (26)
2010–2011 Panserraikos 9 (1)
2011–2012 Hibernian 9 (0)
2012 Anagennisi Epanomi F.C. 14 (1)
2012–2013 Kruoja Pakruojis 10 (0)
2013 FK Atlantas 10 (0)
National team
1998–2009 Lithuania 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2010

Valdas Trakys (born 20 March 1979) is a former Lithuanian footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Trakys started his professional career in 1995 with FK Panerys Vilnius in his native Lithuania.[1] He played for FC Harelbeke and FBK Kaunas before moving to Russia to play for Torpedo Moscow.[1] After a year with FC Khimki, Trakys left Russia to play for FH Hafnarfjordur in Iceland.[1] Trakys then moved to Germany, playing for Greuther Furth.[1]

Since 2004, Trakys has played in Russia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Greece.[1] He was top scorer in the Lithuanian A Lyga in the 2009 season. In January 2010, he signed a six-month contract with Greek Beta Ethniki side Panserraikos.[1][2] Trakys left Panserraikos after they breached his contract.[3]

Trakys then had a trial spell with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, and signed on 14 September.[1][3][4] He made his first starting appearance for Hibs in a 3–0 win against Rangers at Ibrox on 10 November 2010,[5] but was informed by manager Colin Calderwood in April 2011 that his contract would not be renewed.[6][7]

Career Statistics[edit]

As of 26 February 2014[8]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07[9] Inter Baku Azerbaijan Top League 12 3 1 - 12 4
2008 Ekranas A Lyga 24 6 - 24 6
2009 27 20 2 1 29 21
2009–10 Panserraikos Beta Ethniki 12 1 - 12 1
2010–11 Hibernian Scottish Premier League 9 0 1 0 - 10 0
2011–12 Panserraikos Football League 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Anagennisi Epanomi 15 1 1 0 - 16 1
2012 Kruoja Pakruojis A Lyga 10 0 2 0 - 12 0
2013 Atlantas 10 0 0 0 - 10 0
Total Lithuania 71 26 2 0 2 1 75 27
Azerbaijan 12 3 1 - 12 4
Greece 27 2 1 - 28 2
Scotland 9 0 1 0 - 10 0
Career total 119 31 4 1 2 1 125 33

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Lithuania's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 February 2000 Larnaca, Cyprus  Latvia 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
2 4 July 2001 Riga, Latvia  Estonia 4–2 5–2 2001 Baltic Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Hibernian poised to complete striker signing". STV. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "V.Trakys keliasi į Graikiją" (in Lithuanian). Kaunodiena.lt. 20 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Burns, Scott (6 September 2010). "Yogi Monitoring Lithuanian Hit-man". Daily Express. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Trakys joins Hibernian". Hibernian F.C. official website. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Barnes, John (12 November 2010). "Hibernian striker Valdas Trakys aims to cement place". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Schweitzer-Thompson, Alex (14 April 2011). "Hibs' Thornhill to miss final six games after knee injury". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hibernian to release 10 players". BBC Sport. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Valdas Trakys". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Premier League Stats 2006/07" (PDF). pfl.az. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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