Rauno Sappinen

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Rauno Sappinen
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Sappinen with Flora in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rauno Sappinen
Date of birth (1996-01-23) 23 January 1996 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Flora
Number 11
Youth career
2004 Kotkas Juunior
2005 Mustamäe
2006–2012 Flora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Flora III 12 (9)
2012–2014 Flora II 32 (6)
2013– Flora 174 (103)
2018Beerschot Wilrijk (loan) 1 (0)
2018–2019Den Bosch (loan) 30 (6)
2019–2020Domžale (loan) 10 (2)
National team
2011 Estonia U16 2 (0)
2011–2013 Estonia U17 15 (1)
2013–2014 Estonia U19 16 (1)
2013–2018 Estonia U21 20 (4)
2016 Estonia U23 1 (0)
2015– Estonia 38 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:01, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Rauno Sappinen (born 23 January 1996) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Meistriliiga side Flora and the Estonia national team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Flora[edit]

Sappinen came through the youth system at Flora and made his debut in the Meistriliiga on 2 March 2013, in a 4–1 home win over Tallinna Kalev. He won his first Meistriliiga title in the 2015 season. Sappinen's performances in 2015 also saw him voted Estonian Young Footballer of the Year.[3] He was Flora's top goalscorer in the league for three consecutive seasons from 2015 to 2017, and joint top scorer in the Meistriliiga in 2017, alongside Albert Prosa. Sappinen won his second Meistriliiga title in the 2017 season, and was named Meistriliiga Player of the Year.[4]

Loan to Beerschot Wilrijk[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Sappinen joined Belgian club Beerschot Wilrijk on loan until the end of the season.[5] He made his debut for the club on 9 February 2018, in a 0–0 home draw against Westerlo.[6]

Loan to Den Bosch[edit]

On 13 August 2018, Sappinen joined Dutch club Den Bosch on loan until the end of the season.[7] He made his debut in the Eerste Divisie on 17 August 2018, and scored the winning goal in a 2–1 away victory over Volendam.[8]

Loan to Domžale[edit]

On 14 August 2019, Sappinen penned a three-year loan deal with Slovenian club Domžale.[9]

Return to Flora[edit]

On 6 July 2021, Sappinen scored both goals in Flora's win over Hibernians in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round match.[10] He would score again in the second leg a week later as Flora won 5–0 on aggregate and progressed to the second qualifying round for just the third time in club history.[11]

International career[edit]

Sappinen began his international career for Estonia in 2011 with the under-16 national team, and has captained the under-19 and under-21 national sides.

Sappinen made his senior international debut for Estonia on 11 November 2015, in a 3–0 home victory over Georgia in a friendly.[12] He scored his first international goal on 19 November 2016, in a 1–1 away draw against Saint Kitts and Nevis in a friendly.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 July 2021[14][15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flora III 2012 II liiga 12 9 12 9
Flora II 2012 Esiliiga 10 1 2 0 12 1
2013 Esiliiga 8 0 0 0 8 0
2014 Esiliiga 14 5 0 0 14 5
Total 32 6 2 0 34 6
Flora 2013 Meistriliiga 23 5 5 0 1[b] 0 29 5
2014 Meistriliiga 12 2 3 4 1[c] 0 16 6
2015 Meistriliiga 32 16 3 2 2[b] 0 37 18
2016 Meistriliiga 32 19 6 3 2[d] 1 1[c] 1 41 24
2017 Meistriliiga 35 27 1 0 2[b] 0 1[c] 0 39 27
2018 Meistriliiga 2 0 0 0 3[e] 1 0 0 5 1
2020 Meistriliiga 23 22 3 0 3[f] 2 1[c] 1 30 25
2021 Meistriliiga 15 12 3 1 3[d] 4 1[c] 1 22 18
Total 174 103 24 10 16 8 5 3 219 124
Beerschot Wilrijk (loan) 2017–18 Belgian First Division B 1 0 0 0 1[g] 0 2 0
Den Bosch (loan) 2018–19 Eerste Divisie 30 6 1 0 1[h] 0 32 6
Domžale (loan) 2019–20 Slovenian PrvaLiga 10 2 1 0 11 2
Career total 259 126 28 10 16 8 7 3 310 147
  1. ^ Includes Estonian Cup, KNVB Cup, Slovenian Football Cup
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b c d e Appearance in Estonian Super Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Two appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, one appearance in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ One appearance and one goal in UEFA Champions League, two appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League play-offs
  8. ^ Appearance in Eredivisie promotion/relegation play-offs

International[edit]

As of match played 10 June 2021[15][16]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
2015 2 0
2016 9 1
2017 5 1
2018 2 0
2019 7 0
2020 7 4
2021 6 2
Total 38 8

International goals[edit]

As of match played 4 June 2021. Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Sappinen goal.[16]
List of international goals scored by Rauno Sappinen
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 19 November 2016 Warner Park, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 11  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2 12 November 2017 National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta 13  Malta 1–0 3–0
3 11 October 2020 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 28  North Macedonia 1–1 3–3 2020–21 UEFA Nations League C
4 2–1
5 14 October 2020 29  Armenia 1–1 1–1
6 15 November 2020 National Arena Toše Proeski, Skopje, North Macedonia 31  North Macedonia 1–1 1–2
7 24 March 2021 Arena Lublin, Lublin, Poland 33  Czech Republic 1–0 2–6 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 4 June 2021 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland 37  Finland 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Flora

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA.com. "Rauno Sappinen - Estonia - UEFA Nations League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  2. ^ Rauno Sappinen at WorldFootball.net
  3. ^ "Parimateks juunioriteks valiti Sappinen ja Saar" [Sappinen and Saar named best juniors] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 22 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Premium liiga parimaks mängijaks valiti Rauno Sappinen" [Rauno Sappinen named Premium liiga Player of the Year] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Sappinen sõlmis lepingu Belgia klubiga" [Sappinen signed a contract with Belgian club] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 31 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Sappineni debüüt piirdus ühe poolajaga" [Sappinen's debut limited to a half-time] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 10 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Rauno Sappinen asub mängima Hollandis" [Rauno Sappinen to play in the Netherlands] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Sappinen debüteeris Hollandis võiduväravaga" [Sappinen debuted in the Netherlands with a winning goal] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 17 August 2018.
  9. ^ Uredništvo (14 August 2019). "Domžale so se zatekle k ekonomični rešitvi za zamenjavo Nicholsona". www.nogomania.com (in Slovenian). Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Flora 2-0 Hibernians". UEFA. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Hibernians 0-3 Flora". UEFA. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Eesti alistas maavõistlusmängus Gruusia 3:0" [Estonia defeated Georgia 3–0 in a friendly] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 11 November 2015.
  13. ^ "VIDEO: Eesti alustas Kariibi mere maavõistlusi viigiga" [VIDEO: Estonia began the Caribbean friendlies with a draw] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 20 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Rauno Sappinen" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  15. ^ a b "Sappinen, Rauno". National-Football-Teams.com.
  16. ^ a b "Rauno Sappinen" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.

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