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Brian Kaltak (born 30 September 1993) is a Vanuatuan international footballer who plays for New Zealand club Auckland City as a central defender.

Brian Kaltak
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Brian Kaltak in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Erakor, Vanuatu
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Auckland City
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Waterside Karori
2011–2012 Hekari United
2012–2013 Solomon Warriors
2014 Hekari United
2014–2015 Amicale
2015–2016 Solomon Warriors
2016–2017 Erakor Golden Star
2017–2018 Tasman United 10 (1)
2018Lautoka (loan) 2 (0)
2018– Auckland City 12 (1)
National team
2011– Vanuatu 21 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 July 2019

CareerEdit

Born in Erakor, Kaltak has played club football with Waterside Karori, Hekari United, Solomon Warriors, Amicale, Erakor Golden Star and Tasman United.[1][2]

Kaltak trained with A-League club Wellington Phoenix from July 2011 until late January 2012 after being invited by coach Ricki Herbert and receiving $15,000 in financial support from Oceania Football Confederation to cover costs.[2][3]

On 3 October 2018, Kaltak signed for Auckland City.[4] He scored his first goal for the club on 27 January 2019, scoring from a free kick in a 3–2 win over Eastern Suburbs.[5]

International careerEdit

He made his international debut for Vanuatu in 2011.[1]

International goalsEdit

As of match played 18 July 2019. Vanuatu score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kaltak goal.[6]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 June 2012 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands 8   Samoa 2–0 5–0 2012 OFC Nations Cup
2 10 November 2015 Korman Stadium, Port Vila, Vanuatu 11   Fiji 1–0 2–1 Friendly
3 26 March 2016 Port Vila Municipal Stadium, Port Vila, Vanuatu 12   New Caledonia 2–1 2–1
4 4 June 2016 Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 15   Fiji 3–2 3–2 2016 OFC Nations Cup
5 18 July 2019 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa 21   Samoa 10–0 11–0 2019 Pacific Games

PersonalEdit

Brian's cousins Tony and Jean also play for the national team.[7] The pair were both named in the 2012 OFC Nations Cup squad.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Brian Kaltak at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b "Kaltack kicking on in Wellington". OFC. 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  3. ^ "OFC sponsor Kaltack in Phoenix traineeship". OFC. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  4. ^ Brian Kaltak confirmed for Navy Bluesv, aucklandcityfc.com, 3 October 2018
  5. ^ "Stuff.co.nz". Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ Brian Kaltak at Soccerway
  7. ^ "Kaltacks primed for Vanuatu bid". oceaniafootball.com. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Vanuatu squad set for Nation Cup". Vanuatu Football Federation. 12 May 2012. Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2012.