Henrik Ojamaa

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Henrik Ojamaa
SC Wiener Neustadt vs. FC Wacker Innsbruck 2016-04-11 (118).jpg
Ojamaa in 2016
Personal information
Full name Henrik Ojamaa
Date of birth (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Flora
Number 8
Youth career
2002–2007 Flora
2007–2009 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Flora II 7 (1)
2009–2010 Derby County 0 (0)
2009Stafford Rangers (loan) 5 (1)
2010–2011 Alemannia Aachen II 10 (1)
2010–2011 Alemannia Aachen 1 (0)
2011Fortuna Sittard (loan) 12 (1)
2011 RoPS 17 (2)
2012–2013 Motherwell 55 (11)
2013–2015 Legia Warsaw 34 (2)
2014–2015Motherwell (loan) 18 (3)
2015Sarpsborg 08 2 (loan) 2 (1)
2015Sarpsborg 08 (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2016 Swindon Town 9 (0)
2016 Wacker Innsbruck 16 (2)
2016–2017 Go Ahead Eagles 6 (1)
2017Dundee (loan) 14 (0)
2017–2018 Gorica 19 (6)
2018–2020 Miedź Legnica 55 (5)
2020–2021 Widzew Łódź 24 (1)
2021– Flora 0 (0)
National team
2006 Estonia U17 3 (0)
2008–2009 Estonia U19 12 (1)
2008–2011 Estonia U21 3 (3)
2012– Estonia 44 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2020

Henrik Ojamaa (born 20 May 1991) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for FC Flora and the Estonia national team.

In 2012, Ojamaa was named the Estonian Young Footballer of the Year.

Club career[edit]

Flora[edit]

Ojamaa began playing football with the Flora youth academy. He made his senior league debut for the club's reserve side Flora II in the Esiliiga on 4 April 2007.

Derby County[edit]

In 2007, Ojamaa joined the Derby County academy. He was Derby County's Scholar of the Year in the 2008–09 season. In June 2009, he signed his first professional contract.[1] On 28 November 2009, Ojamaa joined Stafford Rangers on a one-month loan.[2][3] He won numerous Man of the Match awards during his short spell at the Conference North side. On 5 May 2010, it was announced that Ojamaa would be released after the 2009–10 season.[4]

Alemannia Aachen[edit]

On 19 May 2010, Ojamaa signed a two-year contract with 2. Bundesliga club Alemannia Aachen.[5] He made a single appearance in the 2. Bundesliga on 27 November 2010, replacing Babacar Gueye in the 88th minute of a 1–3 loss to FC Augsburg at New Tivoli.[6]

Fortuna Sittard (loan)[edit]

In January 2011, Ojamaa joined Eerste Divisie club Fortuna Sittard on loan for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.[7]

RoPS[edit]

On 22 July 2011, Ojamaa signed for the Veikkausliiga club RoPS for the remainder of the 2011 season. He went on to score two goals in 17 appearances, but couldn't save his club from relegation.

Motherwell[edit]

On 4 January 2012, Ojamaa signed for Scottish Premier League club Motherwell until the end of the 2011–12 season.[8] He made an instant impact on his debut for Motherwell, scoring in a 4–0 home win over Queen's Park in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on 7 January 2012.[9] Ojamaa made his debut in the Scottish Premier League on 14 January 2012, when he came on as a 71st-minute substitute for Omar Daley in a 0–1 home loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[10] He scored four goals in his first five appearances for Motherwell and on 2 February 2012, he signed a new two-and-a-half year contract with the club.[11] Ojamaa celebrated his contract extension with another goal and two assists in a 6–0 victory over Greenock Morton in a Scottish Cup match on 4 February 2012.[12] Ojamaa became referred to as "The Sheriff" by fans during his stay at Motherwell due to his pistols goal celebration. His performances in January 2012 led to him being named Scottish Premier League Young Player of the Month, as well as the player of the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.[13][14]

In addition to his four goals in the 2012–13 season, Ojamaa was also the league's top assist provider with 16.[15]

Legia Warsaw[edit]

On 6 June 2013, Ojamaa signed a three-year contract with Polish champions Legia Warsaw for a fee of €500,000.[16][17] He made his debut in the Ekstraklasa on 27 July 2013, coming on as a substitute and providing an assist for Vladimir Dvalishvili's goal in the 3–0 away victory over Pogoń Szczecin.[18] Ojamaa scored his first Ekstraklasa goal on 3 August 2013, in a 4–0 home victory over Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała.[19] He won the Ekstraklasa title in the 2013–14 season, his first league title.[20]

Motherwell (loan)[edit]

On 14 August 2014, Ojamaa returned to Motherwell on a six-month loan deal.[21][22] At the conclusion of the loan in January 2015, Ojamaa opted not to extend his stay at Motherwell and returned to Legia Warsaw.[23]

Sarpsborg 08 (loan)[edit]

On 2 February 2015, Ojamaa joined Tippeligaen club Sarpsborg 08 on loan.[24] He made his debut in the Tippeligaen on 6 April 2015, in a 1–0 away victory over Tromsø.[25]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 4 September 2015, Ojamaa signed for League One side Swindon Town on a one-year deal.[26][27] He made his debut for Swindon Town on 12 September 2015, in a 1–4 away loss to Barnsley.[28]

Wacker Innsbruck[edit]

On 7 January 2016, Ojamaa signed for Erste Liga club Wacker Innsbruck.[29]

Go Ahead Eagles[edit]

On 21 June 2016, Ojamaa signed a two-year contract with Eredivisie club Go Ahead Eagles.[30] He made his debut in the Eredivisie on 6 August 2016, starting in a 0–3 away loss to ADO Den Haag.[31] Ojamaa scored in his second match, a 2–2 home draw against NAC Breda on 14 August 2016.[32]

Dundee (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Ojamaa joined Scottish Premiership club Dundee on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[33]

Gorica[edit]

On 21 October 2017, Ojamaa signed for Druga HNL club Gorica until the end of the 2017–18 season.[34] He scored 6 goals in 19 games as Gorica won the league and promotion to the Prva HNL.[35]

Miedź Legnica[edit]

On 21 June 2018, Ojamaa signed for Ekstraklasa club Miedź Legnica on a two-year deal, with an option to extend the contract for another year.[36]

International career[edit]

Ojamaa began his international career for Estonia with the under-17 national team. He was a part of the under-19 team that reached the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification round. Ojamaa also represented the under-21 team in the Under-21 Baltic Cup in 2008, and scored a hat-trick against Luxembourg in a 6–0 friendly win on 29 March 2011.

On 3 February 2012, Ojamaa received his first senior call-up by Tarmo Rüütli for a friendly against El Salvador.[37] However the call-up was later dismissed by his club, Motherwell. He made his senior debut for Estonia on 25 May 2012, in a 1–3 loss to Croatia in a friendly.[38] Ojamaa scored his first international goal on 30 May 2018, in a 2–0 win over Lithuania at the 2018 Baltic Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Ojamaa has two brothers: Hindrek, the younger brother, is also a professional footballer, while Harri, the older brother, was forced to end his football career at the age of 19 due to an injury. Harri now works as an agent for Golden Star Management who also represent Henrik.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 May 2018.[40][41]
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flora II 2007 Esiliiga 7 1 0 0 7 1
Derby County 2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stafford Rangers (loan) 2009–10 Conference North 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Alemannia Aachen II 2010–11 NRW-Liga 10 1 10 1
Alemannia Aachen 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Fortuna Sittard (loan) 2010–11 Eerste Divisie 12 1 0 0 12 1
RoPS 2011 Veikkausliiga 17 2 0 0 0 0 17 2
Motherwell 2011–12 Scottish Premier League 18 7 3 2 0 0 21 9
2012–13 37 4 2 0 1[b] 0 4[c] 0 44 4
Total 55 11 5 2 1 0 4 0 65 13
Legia Warsaw 2013–14 Ekstraklasa 33 2 2 0 9[d] 0 44 2
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 34 2 2 0 9 0 0 0 45 2
Motherwell (loan) 2014–15 Scottish Premiership 18 3 1 1 1[b] 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
Sarpsborg 08 2 (loan) 2015 3. Divisjon 2 1 2 1
Sarpsborg 08 (loan) 2015 Tippeligaen 10 0 4 2 14 2
Swindon Town 2015–16 League One 9 0 1 0 0 0 1[e] 0 11 0
Wacker Innsbruck 2015–16 Erste Liga 16 2 0 0 16 2
Go Ahead Eagles 2016–17 Eredivisie 6 1 2 0 8 1
Dundee (loan) 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Gorica 2017–18 Druga HNL 19 6 1 0 20 6
Career total 235 32 16 5 2 0 13 0 1 0 267 37
  1. ^ Includes the Scottish Cup, Polish Cup, Norwegian Cup, FA Cup, KNVB Cup and Croatian Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Scottish League Cup
  3. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Three appearances in UEFA Champions League, six appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

International[edit]

As of 12 October 2020.[42]
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
2012 8 0
2013 8 0
2014 6 0
2015 1 0
2016 2 0
2017 2 0
2018 8 1
2019 8 0
2020 1 0
Total 44 1

International goals[edit]

As of 30 May 2018. Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ojamaa goal.[42]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 May 2018 Rakvere linnastaadion, Rakvere, Estonia 28  Lithuania 1–0 2–0 2018 Baltic Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Legia Warsaw

Gorica

Flora

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ojamaa jätkab karjääri Derbys" [Ojamaa will continue his career in Derby]. Postimees (in Estonian). 29 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Rams loan out striker". Derby County-Mad. 27 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Ojamaa joins Stafford on loan". Derby County F.C. 28 November 2009. Archived from the original on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  4. ^ "McEveley and Teale to move on". Derby County F.C. 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Alemannia verpflichtet Henrik Ojamaa" [Alemannia signed Henrik Ojamaa] (in German). Alemannia Aachen. 19 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Ojamaa tegi Saksamaa esiliigas debüüdi" [Ojamaa debuted in the German 2. Bundesliga]. Postimees (in Estonian). 27 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Ojamaa antakse Hollandi esiliiga klubisse laenule" [Ojamaa loaned to a Eerste Divisie club]. Postimees (in Estonian). 5 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Motherwell sign Henrik Ojamaa until end of season". BBC Sport. 4 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Motherwell 4-0 Queen's Park". BBC Sport. 7 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Motherwell 0-1 Iverness CT". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Motherwell secure Henrik Ojamaa on a long-term contract". BBC Sport. 2 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Motherwell 6-0 Morton". BBC Sport. 4 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Motherwell striker Henrik Ojamaa wins January young player award". BBC Sport. 11 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Ojamaa picks up Player of the 5th Round". Scottish Football Association. 25 February 2012.
  15. ^ "Statistics". Scottish Premier League. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  16. ^ "Motherwell: Henrik Ojamaa signs for Polish side Legia Warsaw". BBC Sport. 7 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Ametlik kinnitus: Henrik Ojamaa uueks koduklubiks on Varssavi Legia" [Official confirmation: Ojamaa's new home club is Legia Warsaw]. Postimees (in Estonian). 7 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa andis ametlikus debüütmängus väravasöödu" [Henrik Ojamaa assisted a goal in his debut match] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 27 July 2013.
  19. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa esimene värav aitas Legia suure võiduni" [Henrik Ojamaa's first goal helped Legia to a big victory] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 3 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa tuli Poola meistriks" [Henrik Ojamaa became Polish champion] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 24 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Motherwell: Henrik Ojamaa returns on loan from Legia Warsaw". BBC Sport. 14 August 2014.
  22. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa makes Fir Park return". Motherwell F.C. 14 August 2014.
  23. ^ Lindsay, Clive (28 January 2015). "Motherwell: Ojamaa rejects loan extension". BBC Sport.
  24. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa laenati Norra klubisse" [Henrik Ojamaa loaned to a Norwegian club] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 2 February 2015.
  25. ^ "Ojamaa aitas Sarpsborgi Norra kõrgliiga avamängus võidule" [Ojamaa helped Sarpsborg to victory in the opening match of the Norwegian top flight] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 7 April 2015.
  26. ^ "Swindon Town: Club signs Henrik Ojamaa and Jeremy Balmy". BBC Sport. 4 September 2015.
  27. ^ Otrebski, Tom (4 September 2015). "Ojamaa Pens Town Deal". Swindon Town F.C.
  28. ^ "Barnsley 4-1 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 12 September 2015.
  29. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa liitus Austria esiliigas liidrikohta hoidva Innsbrucki Wackeriga" [Henrik Ojamaa joined the Austrian first league leading Wacker Innsbruck] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 7 January 2016.
  30. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa kolib Hollandi kõrgliigasse" [Henrik Ojamaa moves to Dutch top flight] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 21 June 2016.
  31. ^ "Ojamaa debüüt Hollandi kõrgliigas oli kurva varjundiga" [Ojamaa's debut in the Dutch top flight was unfortunate] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 6 August 2016.
  32. ^ "Ojamaa lõi Hollandi kõrgliigas värava" [Ojamaa scored in the Dutch top flight] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 14 August 2016.
  33. ^ "Dundee sign Henrik Ojamaa and Marc Klok as Yordi Teijsse heads to Germany". BBC Sport. 31 January 2017.
  34. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa siirdus Horvaatia esiliigasse" [Henrik Ojamaa moved to Croatian second league] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 21 October 2017.
  35. ^ "Ojamaa ja Gorica lõpetasid liigavõidu toonud hooaja kaotusega" [Henrik and Gorica finished the league winning season with a loss] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 21 May 2018.
  36. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa siirdus Poola kõrgliiga klubisse" [Henrik Ojamaa moved to Polish top-flight club] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 21 June 2018.
  37. ^ "Koondise koosseisus mänguks El Salvadoriga üks debütant" [One debutant in the squad against El Salvador] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 February 2012.
  38. ^ "Eesti koondis kaotas Horvaatiale 1:3" [Estonia team lost to Croatia 1–3] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 25 May 2012.
  39. ^ "Ojamaa: olen oma vendadest halvem mängija" [Ojamaa: I'm a worse player than my brothers] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 23 March 2012.
  40. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  41. ^ "H. Ojamaa". Soccerway.com.
  42. ^ a b "Henrik Ojamaa" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.

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