Martin Reim (2019)
|Full name||Martin Reim|
|Date of birth||14 May 1971|
|Place of birth||Tartu, Estonia|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|1999||→ KTP (loan)||20||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Reim played as a central midfielder for Lõvid, Sport Tallinn, Norma, Flora, KTP and the Estonia national team. He is Estonia's most capped player of all time with 157 appearances, and was the most capped European player from August 2007 until December 2009, when he was surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs. Reim is also the most capped player never to have played in a major tournament.
Reim was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 1995 and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 1995, 1997, and 1999. In 2011, he received the Order of the White Star for his services to Estonia.
Reim played for a local club Tallinna Lõvid (Lions of Tallinn), where he was coached by his father Olev Reim and Roman Ubakivi. In 1989, he joined Soviet Second League club Sport Tallinn. Reim returned to the Estonian league after a season and joined Norma. He was the top goalscorer in the 1990 season with 18 goals.
In 1992, Reim joined Meistriliiga club Flora, the successor of the Lõvid team. He won seven trophies with the club, including four Meistriliiga titles, in 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98 and 1998, two Estonian Cups, in 1994–95 and 1997–98, and an Estonian Supercup in 1998.
Return to FloraEdit
In 2001, Reim returned to Flora. During his second spell at Flora, he won three consecutive Meistriliiga titles, in 2001, 2002 and 2003, another Estonian Cup in 2008, and three more Estonian Supercups, in 2002, 2003 and 2004. On 5 December 2008, Reim announced his retirement from professional football. He holds the club record for the most appearances in the Meistriliiga, with 385.
Reim made his international debut for Estonia on 3 June 1992, in a historic 1–1 draw against Slovenia in a friendly at Kadriorg Stadium. The match was Estonia's first official match since restoration of independence and Slovenia's first match ever. Reim scored his first international goal on 23 May 1994, in a 1–2 home loss to Wales in a friendly. He won the Estonian Silverball award for the best national team goal of the year three times, in 1995, 1997, 1999. On 2 June 2001, Reim made his 100th appearance for Estonia in a 2–4 home loss to the Netherlands in a qualification match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He ended his international career with a testimonial match on 6 June 2009, a 3–0 home win over Equatorial Guinea. With 157 appearances and 14 goals scored, he is Estonia's most capped player of all time.
On 3 December 2009, Flora announced that Reim would replace Tarmo Rüütli as the new manager of the club. He led Flora to victory in the 2010 season, ending the reign of Levadia who had won the four previous Meistriliiga titles. Flora successfully defended their title in 2011 season and won the 2010–11 Estonian Cup, defeating Narva Trans 2–0 in the final. On 14 October 2012, Reim resigned after poor results in the Meistriliiga, with Marko Lelov and Norbert Hurt taking over.
Estonia youth teamsEdit
On 14 September 2016, the Estonian Football Association appointed Reim as manager of the Estonia national team until the end of the qualification tournament for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 17 June, he and his coaching staff resigned from Estonia national team, six days after the 0–8 defeat to Germany in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualification.
|1||23 May 1994||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||18||Wales||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|2||15 February 1995||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||27||Cyprus||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|3||25 March 1995||Stadio Arechi, Salerno, Italy||28||Italy||1–3||1–4||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|4||11 June 1995||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||31||Slovenia||1–0||1–3||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|5||3 September 1995||Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia||33||Croatia||1–1||1–7||UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying|
|6||9 July 1996||Kreenholm Stadium, Narva, Estonia||38||Lithuania||1–1||1–1||1996 Baltic Cup|
|7||9 July 1997||Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania||53||Lithuania||1–2||1–2||1997 Baltic Cup|
|8||4 June 1998||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||62||Faroe Islands||2–0||5–0||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|9||22 January 1999||Umm al-Fahm Municipal Stadium, Umm al-Fahm, Israel||72||Norway||1–3||3–3||Friendly|
|10||4 September 1999||Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands||80||Faroe Islands||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|11||1 November 1999||Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
|84||United Arab Emirates||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|12||25 February 2000||Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||88||Thailand||1–2||1–2||2000 King's Cup|
|13||16 August 2000||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||90||Andorra||1–0||1–0||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|14||7 October 2000||Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra||92||Andorra||1–0||2–1||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- As of 11 June 2019[update]
- "'When I was a child I did not have a country to dream of'". Irish Independent. 9 November 2011.
- "Reim, Martin" (in Estonian). ESBL.
- "Estonia 1990". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- "Martin Reim jätkab Kotka TP-s" [Martin Reim to continue at Kotkan TP]. Õhtuleht (in Estonian). 1 December 1999.
- "Martin Reimi jalgpallurikarjäär jõudis lõpule" [Martin Reim's footballing career has come to an end]. FC Flora. 5 December 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
- "Martin Reim lõpetas karjääri" [Martin Reim ended his career]. Postimees (in Estonian). 5 December 2008.
- "Martin Reim otsustas lõpetada" [Martin Reim has decided to quit] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 5 December 2008.
- "Martin Reimi lahkumismäng toimub 6. juunil" [Martin Reim's testimonial match will be held on 6 June] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 22 April 2009.
- Malkin, Mikhail (8 June 2009). "Cheery Reim signs off with a European record". UEFA. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
- "Reim vahetas Rüütli FC Flora peatreenerina välja" [Reim replaced Rüütli as manager of FC Flora]. Postimees (in Estonian). 3 December 2009.
- "Martin Reim ja Janno Kivisild lahkusid pühapäeval Florast" [Martin Reim and Janno Kivisild left Flora on Sunday] (in Estonian). ERR Sport. 14 October 2012.
- "Koondise eesotsas alustas tööd Martin Reim" [Martin Reim at the helm of the national team] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 14 September 2016.
- "Martin Reim astus tagasi, peatreeneri ametipostile kaks kandidaati" [Martin Reim resigns, two candidates for the head coach position] (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
- "Martin Reim" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
- "Martin Reim – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.