Ken Kallaste

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Ken Kallaste
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Kallaste with Nõmme Kalju in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ken Kallaste
Date of birth (1988-08-31) 31 August 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Flora
Number 21
Youth career
0000–2005 Flora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Lelle 22 (4)
2004–2005 Tervis Pärnu 32 (4)
2006 Warrior 16 (4)
2006–2009 Flora 36 (2)
2006–2009 Flora II 62 (21)
2008Tulevik (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2015 Nõmme Kalju 213 (16)
2010 Nõmme Kalju II 1 (1)
2015–2016 Górnik Zabrze 15 (0)
2016–2019 Korona Kielce 67 (2)
2017–2019 Korona II Kielce 15 (0)
2019–2020 GKS Tychy 8 (0)
2020- Flora 5 (0)
National team
2004 Estonia U17 5 (0)
2005 Estonia U18 1 (0)
2006 Estonia U19 3 (1)
2007–2010 Estonia U21 17 (2)
2010–2012 Estonia U23 5 (0)
2012– Estonia 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2020

Ken Kallaste ( Akerta; born 31 August 1988) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Meistriliiga club Flora and the Estonia national team.

Club career[edit]

Flora[edit]

Kallaste came through the Flora youth system. He made his debut in the Meistriliiga playing for Flora affiliated Warrior on 12 March 2006, in a 0–6 away loss to Maag Tartu. In July 2006, Kallaste moved to Flora's first team.[1] He made his debut for the club on 9 July 2006, in a 0–1 home loss to Levadia.

In July 2008, Kallaste joined Tulevik on loan until the end of the season.

Nõmme Kalju[edit]

On 6 January 2010, Kallaste signed a three-year contract with Nõmme Kalju.[2] He made his debut for the club on 9 March 2010, in 1–0 home victory over Tulevik. Kallaste helped Nõmme Kalju win the Meistriliiga title in 2012.[3][4] From 8 May 2010 to 20 July 2013, Kallaste played every single minute of 116 consecutive league matches, earning himself the nickname Raudmees (Iron Man).[5]

Górnik Zabrze[edit]

On 22 December 2015, Kallaste signed for Polish club Górnik Zabrze on a one-and-a-half year deal, with an option to extend the contract for another year.[6] He made his debut in the Ekstraklasa on 13 February 2016, in a 0–3 away loss to Cracovia. Górnik Zabrze were relegated at the end of the 2015–16 season and on 25 June 2016, Kallaste was released from his contract by mutual consent.[7]

Korona Kielce[edit]

On 27 June 2016, Kallaste signed a two-year contract with Korona Kielce.[8] He made his debut for the club on 17 August 2016, in a 0–4 away loss to Zagłębie Lubin. Kallaste scored his first Ekstraklasa goal on 25 November 2017, in a 3–2 home win over Legia Warsaw.[9]

GKS Tychy[edit]

On 17 June 2019, Kallaste signed for I liga side GKS Tychy on a one-year deal, with an option to extend his contract for another year.[10]

International career[edit]

Kallaste has represented Estonia at under-17, under-18, under-19, under-21 and under-23 levels.

On 1 November 2012, Kallaste was named in Estonia's squad for a friendly match against Oman on 8 November 2012, and made his senior international debut in the 2–1 away win.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Kallaste was born Ken Akerta, but changed his last name to Kallaste in 2006. He is the son of former professional footballer and Estonian international Risto Kallaste.[13]

Kallaste has a daughter (born 2012).[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 June 2019.[15][16][17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lelle 2004 II liiga 22 4 0 0 22 4
Tervis Pärnu 2004 Esiliiga 3 1 1 0 4 1
2005 Esiliiga 29 3 1 0 30 3
Total 32 4 2 0 34 4
Warrior 2006 Meistriliiga 16 4 1 1 17 5
Flora 2006 Meistriliiga 10 0 1 2 3[b] 0 1[c] 0 15 2
2007 Meistriliiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 1 0
2008 Meistriliiga 3 1 0 0 0 0 3[d] 0 6 1
2009 Meistriliiga 23 1 1 0 2[b] 0 1[c] 0 27 1
Total 36 2 2 2 5 0 6 0 49 4
Flora II 2006 Esiliiga 6 5 0 0 6 5
2007 Esiliiga 31 9 3 1 34 10
2008 Esiliiga 16 3 2 1 18 4
2009 Esiliiga 9 4 0 0 9 4
Total 62 21 5 2 67 23
Tulevik (loan) 2008 Meistriliiga 14 0 3 2 17 2
Nõmme Kalju 2010 Meistriliiga 35 4 3 0 2[d] 0 40 4
2011 Meistriliiga 36 2 2 0 2[b] 0 40 2
2012 Meistriliiga 36 1 4 0 2[b] 0 42 1
2013 Meistriliiga 36 2 6 1 6[e] 0 1[c] 0 49 3
2014 Meistriliiga 35 4 0 0 4[b] 0 39 4
2015 Meistriliiga 35 3 4 1 4[b] 0 43 4
Total 213 16 19 2 18 0 3 0 253 18
Nõmme Kalju II 2010 II liiga 1 1 0 0 1 1
Górnik Zabrze 2015–16 Ekstraklasa 15 0 0 0 15 0
Korona Kielce 2016–17 Ekstraklasa 24 0 0 0 24 0
2017–18 Ekstraklasa 31 1 4 0 35 1
2018–19 Ekstraklasa 12 1 1 0 13 1
Total 67 2 5 0 72 2
Korona II Kielce 2016–17 IV liga 1 0 1 0
2018–19 IV liga 14 0 14 0
Total 15 0 15 0
Career total 493 54 37 9 23 0 9 0 562 63
  1. ^ Includes the Estonian Cup and Polish Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b c Appearance in Estonian Supercup
  4. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Baltic League
  5. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 20 August 2019.[18]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia 2012 1 0
2013 1 0
2014 10 0
2015 10 0
2016 10 0
2017 5 0
2018 4 0
Total 41 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Flora
Nõmme Kalju

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kallaste ja Mošnikov FC Florasse" [Kallaste and Mošnikov to FC Flora]. Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). 4 July 2006.
  2. ^ "Ken Kallaste liitus Nõmme Kaljuga" [Ken Kallaste joined Nõmme Kalju] (in Estonian). Nõmme Kalju FC. 6 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Viikmäe kuldne tabamus kindlustas Kaljule meistritiitli" [Viikmäe's golden goal secures Kalju's championship title] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 10 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Soccerneti video: Ken Kallaste: "Lõpuks ometi midagi võidetud!"" [Ken Kallaste: Finally something won!] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Ken Kallaste uskumatu seeria sai läbi" [Ken Kallaste's incredible run came to an end] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 28 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Ken Kallaste liitub Poola meistriliiga klubiga" [Ken Kallaste joins Polish top-flight club] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 22 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Ken Kallaste lõpetas Poola klubiga lepingu" [Ken Kallaste terminated his contract with Polish club] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 25 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Ken Kallaste leidis Poolas uue koduklubi" [Ken Kallaste found a new club in Poland] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 28 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Ken Kallaste lõi Varssavi Legia vastu tähtsa värava" [Ken Kallaste scored an important goal against Legia Warsaw] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 26 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Ken Kallaste vahetas Poolas klubi" [Ken Kallaste switched clubs in Poland] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 18 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Eesti koondise koosseis järgmisteks maavõistlusteks" [Estonia national team squad for the next friendly] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 1 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Eesti koondis alistas tänu lõpuspurdile Omaani" [Estonia team defeated Oman with a late surge] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 8 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Kallaste, Risto" (in Estonian). ESBL.
  14. ^ "Beebibuum Nõmme Kaljus: ka Ken Kallaste sai isaks!" [Baby boom at Nõmme Kalju: Ken Kallaste also became a father!] (in Estonian). Nõmme Kalju FC. 3 September 2012. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Ken Kallaste" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  16. ^ "Ken Kallaste". Soccerway.com.
  17. ^ "Ken Kallaste". 90minut.pl (in Polish).
  18. ^ "Ken Kallaste" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.

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