Martin Reim

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Martin Reim
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Reim (left) with Marko Kaljuveer in 2014
Personal information
Full nameMartin Reim
Date of birth (1971-05-14) 14 May 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Tartu, Estonia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Estonia (manager)
Youth career
1977–1987 Lõvid
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1987 VAZ/Žiguli Tallinn 10 (1)
1988 Lõvid/Flora 21 (10)
1989 Sport Tallinn 35 (3)
1990–1991 Norma 38 (29)
1996 Lelle 1 (0)
1992–1999 Flora 167 (49)
1999KTP (loan) 20 (2)
2000 KTP 29 (1)
2003 Tervis Pärnu 2 (0)
2001–2008 Flora 218 (22)
Total541(117)
National team
1992–2009 Estonia 157 (14)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Flora
2012–2013 Estonia U18
2012–2016 Estonia U21
2012–2016 Estonia U23
2016– Estonia
* 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.

Association football Team field sport

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Reim played as a central midfielder for Lõvid, Sport Tallinn, Norma, Flora, KTP and the Estonia national team. He is Estonia's most capped player of all time with 157 appearances, and was the most capped European player from August 2007 until December 2009, when he was surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs. Reim is also the most capped player never to have played in a major tournament. [1]

SK Tallinna Sport association football club

SK Tallinna Sport is a defunct Estonian football club, founded in 1912 and then re-established in 2003. The club won nine domestic league titles before Estonia became a part of Soviet Union.

FC Norma Tallinn association football club

Norma Tallinn is a now defunct Estonian football club. Norma Tallinn became the first Estonian champions after the Soviet Union collapse, they went on to defend their title next year, in 1993. Norma also won the Estonian Cup in 1994. The club was relegated to the second division in 1995 and to the third the following year. Norma Tallinn were dissolved after the 1996/1997 season.

FC Flora association football club in Estonia

FC Flora, commonly known as Flora Tallinn, or simply as Flora, is a professional football club based in Tallinn, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football. The club's home ground is A. Le Coq Arena.

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. [2]

The Estonian Footballer of the Year is an annual award given to the best performing Estonian footballer of the respective year. The award has been presented since 1992. From 1992 to 1994, the winner was chosen by Päevaleht, from 1995 to 2000 by Eesti Päevaleht, and from 2002 to 2003 by Estonian football journalists (EJAK). The Estonian Football Association (EJL) also named their player of the year from 1994 to 2003. Since 2004, the winner is chosen by representatives of the Estonian Football Association and football journalists. Mart Poom and Ragnar Klavan have won the award a record six times each. The current holder is Ragnar Klavan.

The Estonian Silverball is an annual award by Estonian Football Journalists' Club, given to the footballer for the best goal scored for the Estonia national football team. The award was launched in 1995. Konstantin Vassiljev has won the award a record five times.

Order of the White Star award of Estonia

The Order of the White Star was instituted on 1936. The Order of the White Star is bestowed on Estonian citizens and foreigners to give recognition for services rendered to the Estonian state.

In 2007, Reim opened a football academy (Martin Reimi Jalgpallikool). In 2016, the academy team Viimsi MRJK merged with Esiliiga B club HÜJK Emmaste, and became Viimsi JK.

The Esiliiga B is the third division in the Estonian football league system. The Esiliiga B is ranked below the Esiliiga and above the II liiga. As in most countries with low temperatures in winter time, the season starts in March and ends in November.

Viimsi JK, or simply as Viimsi, is a football club based in Haabneeme, Viimsi Parish, Estonia.

Early life

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. [2]

Tartu City in Tartu County, Estonia

Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn.

Tallinn City in Harju, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. It is on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland in Harju County. From the 13th century until 1918, the city was known as Reval. Tallinn occupies an area of 159.2 km2 (61.5 sq mi) and has a population of 440,776.

Tallinna Arte Gümnaasium is a school, located in the district of Mustamäe, Tallinn, Estonia. As of September 2008, the headmaster is the former headteacher, Sirje Ebral.

Club career

Early career

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. [2] He was the top goalscorer in the 1990 season with 18 goals. [3]

Roman Ubakivi association football player

Roman Ubakivi is an Estonian former football player and coach. He founded the youth team Lõvid for ethnic Estonian players and coached the Estonia national football team from 1994 to 1995. His former pupils include national team centurions Marko Kristal, Mart Poom and Martin Reim.

The Soviet Second League was the third highest division of Soviet football, below the Soviet First League. The division lasted from the inception of Soviet league football in 1936 to the dissolution of USSR in 1991.

The 1990 Estonian SSR Football Championship was won by TVMK.

Flora

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. [2]

KTP

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). [4]

Return to Flora

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. [2] On 5 December 2008, Reim announced his retirement from professional football. [5] [6] He holds the club record for the most appearances in the Meistriliiga, with 385. [7]

International career

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. [2] 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. [8] [9] With 157 appearances and 14 goals scored, he is Estonia's most capped player of all time. [2]

Managerial career

Flora

On 3 December 2009, Flora announced that Reim would replace Tarmo Rüütli as the new manager of the club. [10] 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. [11]

Estonia youth teams

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.

Estonia

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. [12]

Career statistics

International goals

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Reim goal. [13] [14]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No.DateVenueCapOpponentScoreResultCompetition
123 May 1994 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia18Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 1–21–2 Friendly
215 February 1995 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus27Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 1–11–3Friendly
325 March 1995 Stadio Arechi, Salerno, Italy28Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1–31–4 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
411 June 1995Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia31Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1–01–3UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
53 September 1995 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia33Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1–11–7UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
69 July 1996 Kreenholm Stadium, Narva, Estonia38Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1–11–1 1996 Baltic Cup
79 July 1997 Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania53Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1–21–2 1997 Baltic Cup
84 June 1998Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia62Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 2–05–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
922 January 1999 Umm al-Fahm Municipal Stadium, Umm al-Fahm, Israel72Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1–33–3Friendly
104 September 1999 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands80Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 1–02–0UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
111 November 1999 Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
84Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1–02–2Friendly
1225 February 2000 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand88Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1–21–2 2000 King's Cup
1316 August 2000Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia90Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 1–01–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
147 October 2000 Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra92Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 1–02–12002 FIFA World Cup qualification

Managerial statistics

As of 26 March 2019
TeamFromToRecord
GWDLWin %
Estonia 2016present3212713037.50
Total3212713037.50

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