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
Lelle
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
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.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Forward (association football) Association Football position played near the opponents goal

Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.

Meistriliiga mens association football top division of Estonia

Meistriliiga is the highest division of the Estonian Football Association annual football championship. The league was founded in 1992, and is semi-professional with amateur clubs allowed to compete.

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

2005 Meistriliiga was the 15th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. TVMK won their first title.

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.

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.

FC Lelle amateur association football club in Lelle, Estonia

FC Lelle is an amateur football club in Lelle, Estonia.

Farm team sports club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players

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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.

TVMK

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.

FC TVMK association football club

FC TVMK is a defunct Estonian football club. TVMK won the Estonian Meistriliiga in 2005. They are also multiple winners of the Estonian Cup.

European Golden Shoe UEFA award for the top-scorer of a season

The European Golden Shoe or Golden Boot is an award that is presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league. The trophy is a sculpture of a football boot. From its inception in the 1967–68 season, the award, originally called Soulier d'Or, which translates from French as Golden Shoe or Boot, has been given to the top goalscorer in all European leagues that season, with a weighting in favour of the highest ranked leagues. Originally presented by L'Équipe magazine, it has been awarded by the European Sports Media since the 1996–97 season.

Helsingborg

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.

Allsvenskan Swedish mens association football top division

Allsvenskan is a Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs. It was founded in 1924, and is the top flight of the Swedish football league system, operating on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from late March or early April to the beginning of November, with the 16 clubs all meeting each other twice, resulting in a 30-match season, for a total of 240 matches league-wide.

Helsingborgs IF sports club in Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborgs IF, commonly referred to as Helsingborg, or HIF, is a Swedish football club located in Helsingborg. They played in the Swedish second tier, Superettan in 2018, but was promoted to Allsvenskan ahead of the 2019 season. Formed in 1907, the club has won five national championship titles and five national cup titles. Helsingborgs IF have also won Allsvenskan on two occasions when the title of Swedish champions was not decided by the outcome of that league.

Henrik Larsson Swedish footballer

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MYPA

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

Veikkausliiga association football league

Veikkausliiga is the premier division of Finnish football, comprising the top 12 clubs of the country. Its main sponsor is the Finnish national betting agency Veikkaus, hence the league's name. Veikkausliiga was founded in 1990; before that the top division was called Mestaruussarja since 1930 which was an amateur or semi-professional league. Between 1908 and 1930 the championship was decided in a cup competition.

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.

Levadia

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
No.DateVenueCapOpponentScoreResultCompetition
128 May 2006 Millerntor-Stadion, Hamburg, Germany9Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1–11–1 Friendly

Honours

Club

TVMK
Levadia
Nõmme Kalju

Individual

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References

  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.