Reim (left) with Marko Kaljuveer in 2014
|Full name||Martin Reim|
|Date of birth||14 May 1971|
|Place of birth||Tartu, Estonia|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|1999||→ KTP (loan)||20||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Martin Reim (born 14 May 1971) is an Estonian football manager and former professional player. He is the manager of the Estonia national team.
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Reim was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 1995 and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 1995, 1997, and 1999. In 2011, he received the Order of the White Star for his services to Estonia.
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Reim was born in Tartu and grew up in Tallinn. He graduated from the Tallinn Secondary School No. 49 in 1989, and from the Tallinn University of Technology in 2000.
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Reim played for a local club Tallinna Lõvid (Lions of Tallinn), where he was coached by his father Olev Reim and Roman Ubakivi. In 1989, he joined Soviet Second League club Sport Tallinn. Reim returned to the Estonian league after a season and joined Norma.He was the top goalscorer in the 1990 season with 18 goals.
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In 1992, Reim joined Meistriliiga club Flora, the successor of the Lõvid team. He won seven trophies with the club, including four Meistriliiga titles, in 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98 and 1998, two Estonian Cups, in 1994–95 and 1997–98, and an Estonian Supercup in 1998.
In June 1999, Reim joined Veikkausliiga club KTP on loan until the end of the season. The move was made permanent in December 1999, for a reported fee of 150,000 FIM (400,000 EEK).
In 2001, Reim returned to Flora. During his second spell at Flora, he won three consecutive Meistriliiga titles, in 2001, 2002 and 2003, another Estonian Cup in 2008, and three more Estonian Supercups, in 2002, 2003 and 2004.On 5 December 2008, Reim announced his retirement from professional football. He holds the club record for the most appearances in the Meistriliiga, with 385.
Reim made his international debut for Estonia on 3 June 1992, in a historic 1–1 draw against Slovenia in a friendly at Kadriorg Stadium. The match was Estonia's first official match since restoration of independence and Slovenia's first match ever. Reim scored his first international goal on 23 May 1994, in a 1–2 home loss to Wales in a friendly. He won the Estonian Silverball award for the best national team goal of the year three times, in 1995, 1997, 1999.On 2 June 2001, Reim made his 100th appearance for Estonia in a 2–4 home loss to the Netherlands in a qualification match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He ended his international career with a testimonial match on 6 June 2009, a 3–0 home win over Equatorial Guinea. With 157 appearances and 14 goals scored, he is Estonia's most capped player of all time.
On 3 December 2009, Flora announced that Reim would replace Tarmo Rüütli as the new manager of the club.He led Flora to victory in the 2010 season, ending the reign of Levadia who had won the four previous Meistriliiga titles. Flora successfully defended their title in 2011 season and won the 2010–11 Estonian Cup, defeating Narva Trans 2–0 in the final. On 14 October 2012, Reim resigned after poor results in the Meistriliiga, with Marko Lelov and Norbert Hurt taking over.
In October 2012, Reim was named as manager of the Estonia under-18, under-21 and under-23 national sides. He led the under-21 team to win the 2014 Baltic Cup.
On 14 September 2016, the Estonian Football Association appointed Reim signed as manager of the Estonia national team until the end of the qualification tournament for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
|1||23 May 1994||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||18||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|2||15 February 1995||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||27||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|3||25 March 1995||Stadio Arechi, Salerno, Italy||28||1–3||1–4||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|4||11 June 1995||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||31||1–0||1–3||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|5||3 September 1995||Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia||33||1–1||1–7||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|6||9 July 1996||Kreenholm Stadium, Narva, Estonia||38||1–1||1–1||1996 Baltic Cup|
|7||9 July 1997||Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania||53||1–2||1–2||1997 Baltic Cup|
|8||4 June 1998||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||62||2–0||5–0||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|9||22 January 1999||Umm al-Fahm Municipal Stadium, Umm al-Fahm, Israel||72||1–3||3–3||Friendly|
|10||4 September 1999||Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands||80||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|11||1 November 1999|| Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi,|
United Arab Emirates
|12||25 February 2000||Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||88||1–2||1–2||2000 King's Cup|
|13||16 August 2000||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||90||1–0||1–0||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|14||7 October 2000||Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra||92||1–0||2–1||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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