Deniss Ivanovs

Deniss Ivanovs (born 11 January 1984) is a retired Latvian footballer who played as a defender.

Deniss Ivanovs
Deniss Ivanovs.jpg
Ivanovs playing for Latvia
Personal information
Full name Deniss Ivanovs
Date of birth (1984-01-11) 11 January 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Liepājas Metalurgs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2009 Liepājas Metalurgs 187 (9)
2009–2010 Ajax Cape Town 21 (0)
2010–2011 Sivasspor 16 (0)
2011–2013 FK Baku 49 (3)
2014 FC Botoșani 8 (0)
2014 FK Liepāja 11 (0)
2015 Nyíregyháza Spartacus 9 (0)
2015–2020 FK Liepāja 90 (1)
National team
2003–2005 Latvia U-21
2005–2013 Latvia 60 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 January 2015

Club careerEdit

Born in Liepāja, Ivanovs played in the youth team of local club Liepājas Metalurgs. Making his senior team debut in 2001, he played 9 seasons for Metalurgs, appearing in 187 league matches, scoring 9 goals, and eventually serving as captain.

In July 2009 Ivanovs went on trial with Dutch Eredivisie club, Ajax Amsterdam.[1] He did not make the team but a month later, on 26 August 2009, he signed a three-year contract with their farm-club Ajax Cape Town of the South African Premier Soccer League.[2] He played there for one season, making 21 appearances.

In July 2010 Ivanovs moved to Turkey, signing a two-year contract with the Süper Lig club Sivasspor.[3] His debut came in a league match against Galatasaray which Sivasspor won 2–1. Ivanovs played all 90 minutes and received a yellow card.[4] He appeared in 16 league matches but lost his place in the starting eleven in mid-season due to an injury. With his playing time limited, Ivanovs left Sivasspor at the end of the season.

In July 2011 Ivanovs joined the Azerbaijan Premier League club, FK Baku, with his national team teammate Māris Verpakovskis and manager Aleksandrs Starkovs.[5] He played there for two seasons, winning the Azerbaijan Cup in 2012. Ivanovs was released by Baku at the end of the 2012–13 season.[6]

In February 2014 Ivanovs joined the Romanian Liga I side FC Botoșani,[7] appearing on 8 matches before leaving in mid-summer. In August 2014, after a five-year absence, Ivanovs returned to the Latvian Higher League, joining newly established FK Liepāja.[8] After a brief spell in the winter of 2015 with Nyíregyháza Spartacus in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I, he went back to FK Liepāja where he was the captain of the team for the 2020 Latvian Higher League season. Ivanovs is individually sponsored by the company NPK Expert.[9]

Ivanovs retired in November 2020, playing his last game for FK Liepāja.[10]

International careerEdit

Ivanovs made his debut for Latvia at the age of 21, on 24 December 2005, in a King's Cup match against Thailand.[11] He became a first eleven player in 2007. Ivanovs scored his first international goal on 26 March 2008 in a friendly match against Andorra.[12] On 19 June 2010, for a Baltic Cup match against Estonia, Ivanovs was named captain of the team.[13] As of 2015, he has collected 60 international caps and scored 2 goals.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 18 January 2015[14]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2001 Liepājas Metalurgs Latvian Higher League 1 0 - 1 0
2002 26 0 2 1 28 1
2003 24 0 0 0 24 0
2004 19 0 3 0 22 0
2005 28 0 4 0 32 0
2006 23 2 2 1 25 3
2007 27 2 4 2 31 4
2008 20 4 0 0 20 4
2009 19 1 2 0 21 1
2009–10 Ajax Cape Town ABSA Premiership 21 0 - 21 0
2010–11 Sivasspor Süper Lig 16 0 1 0 - 17 0
2011–12[15] FK Baku Azerbaijan Premier League 31 3 5 0 - 36 3
2012–13[16] 18 0 2 0 2 0 22 0
2013–14 FC Botoșani Liga I 8 0 8 0
2014 FK Liepāja Latvian Higher League 11 0 11 0
2014–15 Nyíregyháza Spartacus Nemzeti Bajnokság 9 0 2 0 11 0
2015 FK Liepāja Latvian Higher League 14 1 0 0 14 1
2016 20 0 1 0 2 0 23 0
2017 19 0 4 0 1 0 24 0
2018 11 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
2019 26 0 1 0 4 0 31 0
2020 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total Latvia 290 10 7 0 25 4 322 14
South Africa 21 0 0 0 21 0
Turkey 16 3 1 0 0 0 17 0
Azerbaijan 49 3 3 0 0 0 58 3
Romania 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Hungary 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 393 16 13 0 25 4 431 20

HonoursEdit

Club

International

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Deniss Ivanovs uz pārbaudes laiku Amsterdamas "Ajax"". liepajniekiem.lv. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ PSL/ABSA Premiership 2009/2010 Player Transfers Archived 4 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ DELFI (16 July 2010). "Deniss Ivanovs paraksta līgumu ar Turcijas Sivasspor". DELFI (in Latvian). Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Ivanovs debitē ar uzvaru pret "Galatasaray"". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 14 August 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Ivanovs pievienojas Verpakovskim un Starkovam "Baku"". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 3 July 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Reform has started in Baku". azerisport.com. Retrieved 20 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Latvijas futbola aizsargs Ivanovs pievienojies Rumānijas klubam "Botosani"" (in Latvian). kasjauns. Retrieved 7 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Deniss Ivanovs: "Esmu labā formā un ar prieku atgrieztos izlasē"". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 28 August 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Foto: Deniss Ivanovs būs FK "Liepāja" kapteinis". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 12 August 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Ivanovs: "Apzinoties, ka karjera tuvojas beigām, biju atbalsta plecs ģērbtuvē"". Sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 29 November 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  11. ^ www.born.lv, BORN. "Latvijas futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ DELFI (26 March 2008). "Latvijas futbola izlase pārliecinoši pārspēj Andoras valstsvienību". DELFI (in Latvian). Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. ^ www.born.lv, BORN. "Latvijas futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Deniss Ivanovs". national-football-teams.com/. Retrieved 28 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "11/12 Season" (PDF). pfl.az. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Premier League Stats 2012/13" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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