Tarmo Neemelo

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Tarmo Neemelo
Personal information
Full nameTarmo Neemelo
Date of birth (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Paide, Estonia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Paide Linnameeskond
Number 99
Youth career
Senior career*
1998–1999 Flora Kehtna 20 (8)
1998–2000 Lelle 11 (3)
2000–2003 Kuressaare 77 (24)
2000 Muhumaa 3 (0)
2001Tervis Pärnu (loan) 2 (2)
2004–2006 TVMK 58 (54)
2004 TVMK II 4 (3)
2006–2007 Helsingborgs IF 5 (0)
2006TVMK (loan) 17 (7)
2007GIF Sundsvall (loan) 24 (8)
2008 MYPA 24 (8)
2009 Zulte Waregem 11 (0)
2009–2010 Levadia 49 (29)
2011–2017 Nõmme Kalju 220 (96)
2015Nõmme Kalju II 2 (2)
2018– Paide Linnameeskond 12 (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 onlyand correct as of 3 June 2018

Tarmo Neemelo (born 10 February 1982) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Meistriliiga club Paide Linnameeskond.


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

Club career

Early career

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 Helsingborgs IF, 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 GIF Sundsvall.


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

Zulte Waregem

In January 2009, he signed for Belgian side 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 in July 2009 by mutual consent.


In 2009, Neemelo returned to Estonia and signed with Levadia. He won his second Meistriliiga title in the 2009 season.

Nõmme Kalju

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

International career

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

International goals

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Neemelo goal. [3]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
128 May 2006 Millerntor-Stadion, Hamburg, Germany9  Turkey 1–11–1 Friendly



Nõmme Kalju



  1. "Kaua tehtud kaunikene – Tarmo Neemelo liitus Nõmme Kaljuga!" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  2. "Meistriliiga 2011 statistika – Väravalööjad" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  3. "Tarmo Neemelo" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.