Konstantin Vassiljev

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Konstantin Vassiljev
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Vassiljev in November 2013
Personal information
Full name Konstantin Vassiljev
Date of birth (1984-08-16) 16 August 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Flora
Number 14
Youth career
TJK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 TJK-83 Tallinn 39 (22)
2001 HÜJK Emmaste 4 (0)
2002 TJK 25 (10)
2003 Levadia II 1 (0)
2003–2007 Levadia II 27 (12)
2004–2007 Levadia 99 (41)
2008–2011 Nafta Lendava 102 (13)
2011 Luka Koper 22 (3)
2011–2014 Amkar Perm 63 (4)
2014–2015 Piast Gliwice 25 (5)
2015–2017 Jagiellonia Białystok 67 (20)
2017–2019 Piast Gliwice 23 (1)
2019– Flora 53 (22)
National team
2002 Estonia U19[a] 3 (1)
2003–2006 Estonia U21[a] 11 (3)
2006– Estonia 128 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:26, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Konstantin Vassiljev (born 16 August 1984) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Meistriliiga club Flora and the Estonia national team.

Vassiljev has been named Estonian Footballer of the Year three times, and has won the Estonian Silverball award a record six times. In 2019, a documentary, "Kastist väljas", was made about him.[1]

Club career[edit]

TJK[edit]

Vassiljev began playing football at TJK youth academy.[2] He made his senior league debut in the III liiga with TJK-83 Tallinn.

Levadia[edit]

In January 2003, Vassiljev signed for Meistriliiga club Levadia.[2] He made his debut in the Meistriliiga on 15 March 2003, playing for Levadia's Tallinn-based team against the Maardu-based Levadia team in a 0–1 loss. Vassiljev scored his first Meistriliiga goal on 13 May 2003, in a 9–3 away victory over Kuressaare. After the 2003 season, the Maardu team moved to Tallinn, while the Tallinn team became their new reserve team in the Esiliiga. He won his first Meistriliiga title in the 2004 season.[2] Vassiljev captained Levadia during the 2006 season. He won two more Meistriliiga titles, in 2006 and 2007.[2][3]

Nafta Lendava[edit]

In February 2008, Vassiljev signed for Slovenian PrvaLiga club Nafta Lendava. He made his debut in the PrvaLiga on 2 March 2008, in a 0–2 away loss to Celje. Vassiljev scored his first goal for Nafta Lendava on 16 March 2008, in a 1–2 away defeat to Drava Ptuj.[4]

Luka Koper[edit]

On 31 January 2011, Vassiljev signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with PrvaLiga champions Luka Koper.[5] He scored his first goal for Luka Koper on 2 April 2011, in a 3–0 home victory over Maribor.

Amkar Perm[edit]

On 29 August 2011, Vassiljev signed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League club Amkar Perm for a fee reported to be around €1 million.[6] He made his debut in the Russian Premier League on 11 September 2011, against Spartak Moscow, but had to be substituted after 44 minutes due to injury. The match ended in a 0–1 loss.[7] Vassiljev scored his first goal for Amkar Perm on 20 August 2012, from a penalty in a 2–0 win over Krylia Sovetov Samara.[8]

Piast Gliwice[edit]

On 26 August 2014, Vassiljev signed a one-year contract with Ekstraklasa club Piast Gliwice.[9][10] He made his debut three days later, against Zawisza Bydgoszcz, coming on as a half-time substitute for Carles Martínez, but had to be substituted himself after sustaining a knee injury in the 3–0 home win.[11] Vassiljev scored his first goal for Piast Gliwice on 29 October 2014, in a 5–0 home victory over GKS Bełchatów in a Polish Cup match. On 3 November 2014, he scored his first Ekstraklasa goal, in a 4–2 victory over Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała.[12]

Jagiellonia Białystok[edit]

On 18 June 2015, Vassiljev signed a two-year contract with Ekstraklasa club Jagiellonia Białystok.[13] He made his first appearance for the club on 2 July 2015, starting in the 1–0 first leg victory of their UEFA Europa League qualification round against Kruoja Pakruojis.[14] Vassiljev scored 13 goals in the 2016–17 season, and was also the league's top assist provider with 13, while Jagiellonia Białystok finished the season as runners up.

Return to Piast Gliwice[edit]

On 3 July 2017, Vassiljev signed a three-year contract with his former club Piast Gliwice.[15]

Flora[edit]

On 27 February 2019, Vassiljev signed a one-year contract with club Flora.

International career[edit]

Vassiljev playing in a friendly against Iceland on 31 March 2015

Vassiljev began his youth career in 2002 with the Estonia under-19 team. He has also represented the under-21 national side.[16]

Vassiljev made his senior international debut for Estonia on 31 May 2006, in a 1–1 home draw against New Zealand in a friendly. He scored his first international goal for Estonia on 28 March 2009, in a 2–2 away draw against Armenia in a qualification match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Vassiljev soon developed into a prolific goalscorer for the national team, capable of finishing well from distance with an accurate and powerful shot. He made his 100th appearance for Estonia on 24 March 2018, in a 0–0 away draw against Armenia in a friendly. Vassiljev has been named Estonian Footballer of the Year three times, in 2010, 2011 and 2013, and has won the Estonian Silverball award a record five times, in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 May 2018[17][18][19][20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
TJK-83 Tallinn 2000 III liiga 19 13 19 13
2001 II liiga 20 9 20 9
Total 39 22 39 22
HÜJK Emmaste 2001 Esiliiga 4 0 0 0 4 0
TJK 2002 Esiliiga 25 10 1 0 26 10
Levadia II 2003 II liiga 1 0 1 0
Levadia II 2003 Meistriliiga 25 9 5 2 30 11
2006 Esiliiga 1 1 1 1
2007 1 2 1 2
Total 27 12 5 2 32 14
Levadia 2004 Meistriliiga 23 9 6 4 3[c] 1 1[d] 0 33 14
2005 31 8 4 3 2[e] 0 5[f] 0 42 11
2006 29 18 2 2 6[c] 0 37 20
2007 16 6 4 1 1[e] 0 5[g] 1 26 8
Total 99 41 16 10 12 1 11 1 138 53
Nafta Lendava 2007–08 PrvaLiga 15 1 0 0 15 1
2008–09 35 5 1 0 36 5
2009–10 33 4 3 0 36 4
2010–11 19 3 4 2 23 5
Total 102 13 8 2 110 15
Luka Koper 2010–11 PrvaLiga 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
2011–12 6 0 0 0 2[h] 0 8 0
Total 22 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 26 3
Amkar Perm 2011–12 Russian Premier League 17 0 0 0 17 0
2012–13 27 2 0 0 27 2
2013–14 19 2 1 0 20 2
Total 63 4 1 0 64 4
Piast Gliwice 2014–15 Ekstraklasa 25 5 3 1 28 6
Jagiellonia Białystok 2015–16 Ekstraklasa 35 7 2 0 3[h] 0 40 7
2016–17 32 13 1 0 33 13
Total 67 20 3 0 3 0 73 20
Piast Gliwice 2017–18 Ekstraklasa 23 1 1 0 24 1
Career total 497 130 40 15 17 1 11 1 565 147
  1. ^ a b Official UEFA appearances only
  2. ^ Includes the Estonian Cup, Slovenian Cup, Russian Cup and Polish Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Cup
  4. ^ Appearance in Estonian Supercup
  5. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  6. ^ One appearance in Livonia Cup, three appearances in Commonwealth Cup, one appearance in Estonian Supercup
  7. ^ Three appearances and one goal in Commonwealth Cup, two appearances in Baltic League
  8. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 24 March 2021[21]
Appearances and goals per year
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
2006 2 0
2007 4 0
2008 8 0
2009 13 3
2010 11 4
2011 10 6
2012 10 2
2013 9 2
2014 8 1
2015 10 3
2016 8 1
2017 6 1
2018 10 0
2019 10 2
2020 6 0
2021 3 0
Total 128 25

International goals[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2019. Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Vassiljev goal.[21]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 March 2009 Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia 16  Armenia 1–1 2–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 5 September 2009 Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri, Turkey 22  Turkey 2–2 2–4
3 14 October 2009 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 25  Belgium 2–0 2–0
4 7 September 2010 35  Uzbekistan 2–2 3–3 Friendly
5 3–2
6 8 October 2010 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia 36  Serbia 2–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
7 17 November 2010 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 38  Liechtenstein 1–1 1–1 Friendly
8 25 March 2011 39  Uruguay 1–0 2–0
9 29 March 2011 40  Serbia 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
10 2 September 2011 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia 43  Slovenia 1–0 2–1
11 7 October 2011 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland 45  Northern Ireland 1–1 2–1
12 2–1
13 15 November 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 48  Republic of Ireland 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
14 25 May 2012 Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula, Croatia 49  Croatia 1–3 1–3 Friendly
15 15 August 2012 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 53  Poland 1–0 1–0
16 6 September 2013 64  Netherlands 1–1 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 2–1
18 12 November 2014 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway 74  Norway 1–0 1–0 Friendly
19 31 March 2015 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 77  Iceland 1–1 1–1
20 5 September 2015 80  Lithuania 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
21 17 November 2015 85  Saint Kitts and Nevis 2–0 3–0 Friendly
22 7 October 2016 91  Gibraltar 2–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 28 March 2017 95  Croatia 2–0 3–0 Friendly
24 26 March 2019 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar 112  Gibraltar 1–0 1–0
25 8 June 2019 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 113  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–2 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levadia

Flora

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Константин Васильев: главный тренер в моей карьере - Виктор Пасикута rus.err.ee
  2. ^ a b c d e "Vassiljev, Konstantin" (in Estonian). ESBL.
  3. ^ "Levadia krooniti meistriks" [Levadia crowned champions]. Postimees (in Estonian). 26 October 2006.
  4. ^ "Vassiljev avas Lendava Nafta eest väravatearve" [Vassiljev opened his goal tally for Nafta Lendava]. Postimees (in Estonian). 17 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Ametlik: Vassiljev liitus Sloveenia meistriga" [Official: Vassiljev joined Slovenian champions]. Postimees (in Estonian). 1 February 2008.
  6. ^ "Konstantin Vassiljev sõlmis Permi Amkariga kolmeaastase lepingu" [Konstantin Vassiljev signed a three-year contract with Amkar Perm] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 29 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Permi Amkar kaotas Moskva Spartakile, Vassiljev sai vigastada" [Amkar Perm lost Spartak Moscow, Vassiljev injured] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 11 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Konstantin Vassiljev lõi Permi Amkaris oma esimese värava" [Konstantin Vassiljev scored his first goal for Amkar Perm] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 20 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Ametlik: Konstantin Vassiljev siirdub Poola liigasse" [Official: Konstantin Vassiljev heading to the Polish league] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 26 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Ametlik: Konstantin Vassiljev leidis uue koduklubi" [Official: Konstantin Vassiljev found a new club]. Postimees (in Estonian). 26 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Vassiljev sai debüütmängus vigastada" [Official: Konstantin Vassiljev heading to the Polish league] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 29 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Video: Vassiljev kõmmutas taas kaugelt värava" [Video: Vassiljev scored from a distance once again]. Postimees (in Estonian). 3 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Vassiljev sõlmis uue klubiga lepingu" [Vassiljev signed a contract with a new club]. Postimees (in Estonian). 18 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Vassiljevi eurohooaeg algas napi võiduga" [Vassiljev's European season began with a narrow victory]. Postimees (in Estonian). 2 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Leping tehtud! Konstantin Vassiljev sai oma tahtmise" [Contract signed! Konstantin Vassiljev got his wish]. Postimees (in Estonian). 3 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Konstantin Vassiljev". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Konstantin Vassiljev" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  18. ^ "Konstantin Vassiljev". Soccerway.
  19. ^ "Vassiljev, Konstantin". National-Football-Teams.com.
  20. ^ "Konstantin Vassiljev". 90minut (in Polish).
  21. ^ a b "Konstantin Vassiljev" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.

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