Maksims Rafaļskis

Maksims Rafaļskis (born 14 May 1984 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for FK Jelgava in the Latvian Higher League.

Maksims Rafaļskis
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Rafaļskis playing for Liepājas Metalurgs
Personal information
Full name Maksims Rafaļskis
Date of birth (1984-05-14) 14 May 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FK Jelgava
Number 14
Youth career
JFC Skonto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 FK Rīga 67 (3)
2008–2010 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 50 (11)
2011–2012 FC Baltika Kaliningrad 18 (0)
2012Daugava Daugavpils (loan) 20 (1)
2013 Íþróttabandalag Akraness 11 (0)
2014 FC Jūrmala 7 (0)
2014–2016 Wigry Suwałki 33 (1)
2017– FK Jelgava 9 (0)
National team
2008–2011 Latvia 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2017

Club careerEdit

Rafaļskis played for JFC Skonto in his youth years, but started his professional career with FK Rīga in 2005. He played there for 3 years, making 67 league appearances and scoring 3 goals, also helping his team in cup competitions. Rafaļskis left the team in 2008, because it struggled with its financial situation and couldn't guarantee his contract being satisfied.[1] Not long after leaving he signed a contract with FK Liepājas Metalurgs.[2] He played there for 2 years, making 46 league appearances and scoring 11 goals, as well as becoming one of the team's leaders. In February 2011 he went on trial with the Russian First Division club FC Baltika Kaliningrad and signed a contract with them.[3] At the start of 2012 Rafaļskis left Baltika, returning to the Latvian Higher League and joining Daugava Daugavpils.[4] He became the Latvian Higher League champion in 2012.[5] On 14 February 2013 Rafaļskis signed a 2-year deal with the Icelandic Pepsi League club ÍA. [6] Prior to the 2014 Latvian Higher League season Rafaļskis joined FC Jūrmala. In September 2014 he moved to the Polish I liga club Wigry Suwałki, signing a one-year contract.[7]

National teamEdit

Rafaļskis made his debut for Latvia national football team on 12 August 2009 in a friendly match against Bulgaria.[8] So far he has played 13 games, scoring no goals.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ http://sportacentrs.com/futbols/lmt_virsliga/21072008-liepajas_metalurga_rindas_papildina_rafal
  3. ^ "Rafaļskis: "Esmu vienojies ar "Baltika""". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ http://sportacentrs.com/futbols/lmt_virsliga/13032012-rafalskis_un_ikstens_parcelas_uz_daugavu[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ LETA (1 September 2014). "Latvijas futbolists Rafaļskis pārcēlies uz Polijas pirmo līgu". delfi.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Spoki". Spoki. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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