Antons Kurakins

Antons Kurakins (born 1 January 1990) is a Latvian professional football defender who plays as a left-back for Riga FC and the Latvia national football team.

Antons Kurakins
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Personal information
Full name Antons Kurakins
Date of birth (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Rīga, Latvia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Multibanka Rīga
2007 RSK Dižvanagi Rēzekne
2008 FK Blāzma Rēzekne 30 (0)
2008–2011 Celtic 0 (0)
2009–2010Brechin City (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011Stranraer FC (loan) 19 (0)
2011–2015 FK Ventspils 76 (3)
2015–2016 Hamilton Academical 36 (0)
2017– Riga FC 24 (1)
National team
2014– Latvia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 0:59, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 November 2017

CareerEdit

After starting his career in his home country with Multibanka Rīga, RSK Dižvanagi Rēzekne and FK Blāzma Rēzekne Kurakins then moved to Scotland, signing for Celtic, where he played in the club's youth side. During his time at Celtic, he went out on loan to Brechin City in April 2010[2] and to Stranraer in February 2011.[3]

After a spell with FK Ventspils, Kurakins returned to Scotland in July 2015, signing for Hamilton Academical.[4] He was released by the club on 24 August 2016.[5] He then returned to Latvia, where he spent several months training with Riga FC,[6] and joined the club in 2017.

International careerEdit

Kurakins made his first international appearance in a friendly against Macedonia on 5 March 2014, playing the entire match.[7]

HonoursEdit

Club

Ventspils[8]

National Team[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Antons Kurakins Steckbrief" (in German). weltfussbal.de. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Two Celtic youth players move to Brechin City on loan". BBC Sport. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Transfer deadline day in the SFL: club by club". Daily Record. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. ^ McGilvray, Andy (18 July 2015). "Hamilton defender Antons Kurakins is looking to launch his career at New Douglas Park". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. ^ "One Arrival, One Departure". Hamilton Academical F.C. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ Birjuks, Arkādijs (9 March 2017). ""Riga": krievu investors prom, Ronaldinju tika piedāvāts līgums". Sporta Centrs. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Macedonia football team defeated Latvia 2:1, 5 March 2014". eu-football.info. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b "A. Kurakins". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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