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Tarmo Kink (born 6 October 1985) is an Estonian footballer who most recently played as a winger for Estonian Meistriliiga club Levadia.

Tarmo Kink
Tarmo Kink.jpg
Kink with Győr in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-10-06) 6 October 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Youth career
–2000 Tallinna Jalgpalliklubi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 S.C. Real 15 (46)
2001Viimsi (loan) 6 (31)
2002Narva Trans (loan) 24 (4)
2003–2006 Spartak Moscow 2 (0)
2006–2008 Levadia 80 (35)
2009–2010 Győr 40 (15)
2010–2012 Middlesbrough 22 (4)
2012 Karpaty Lviv 5 (0)
2012–2014 Varese 12 (0)
2013Győr (loan) 18 (2)
2014 Kaposvár 12 (4)
2015 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 (0)
2015 Levadia 19 (5)
2015 Levadia II 1 (2)
2016 SJK 12 (2)
2016–2017 Mezőkövesd 25 (3)
2017 Levadia 14 (3)
National team
Estonia U15 4 (0)
Estonia U18 1 (0)
Estonia U19 6 (1)
Estonia U21 5 (0)
2004–2014 Estonia 82 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2018

Contents

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In 2001, Kink started his career with S.C. Real, scoring 46 goals in 15 games. In 2001, Kink spent a short loan spell with Viimsi. He scored 31 goals in just 6 games, including 9 goals in a single match against Sillamäe Kalev.[1] He spent the 2002 Meistriliiga season on loan at the Meistriliiga club Narva Trans, where he made 24 appearances, mostly as a substitute.

Spartak MoscowEdit

In 2003, at the age of 17, Kink signed a five-year contract with the Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow.[2] Kink made his debut for Spartak Moscow on 6 February 2003, against Shchyolkovo in a friendly match.[3] He played his first Russian Premier League match on 23 August 2003, in a 2–0 defeat against Rubin Kazan.[4] Kink mostly played for Spartak Moscow's reserves in Russia, although he did make two league appearances, as well as coming on as a substitute in a UEFA Cup third round defeat to Mallorca. In 2006, after failing to break into the first team, Kink returned to Estonia.[5]

LevadiaEdit

On 6 July 2006, Kink signed a two-year contract with Meistriliiga club Levadia.[6] Three days later, Kink played his first Meistriliiga game for Levadia in a derby against Flora.[7] He scored his first Meistriliiga goal for Levadia on 23 July 2006, in a 3–1 victory over TVMK.[8] On 8 March 2008, Kink extended his current contract with Levadia until 30 November 2009.[9] On 28 July 2008, he was close to signing a three-year contract with Romanian Liga I club Gloria Buzău for a fee of €200,000, but rejected the offer, because he didn't find the conditions in Romania suitable.[10] On 29 July 2008, it was reported that Kink would go on trial to Dutch club De Graafschap.[11] However he did not get a chance to impress, picking up a knee injury just five minutes into his first training session with the club and returned to Estonia.[12]

GyőrEdit

In January 2009, Kink signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Hungarian side Győr.[13] He scored 3 goals in 12 matches in his first season in Hungary. Kink finished the 2009–10 Nemzeti Bajnokság I as the club's top scorer with 12 goals from 28 matches. He also scored 3 goals in 2 matches against Slovakian side Nitra in the qualifying phase of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.

MiddlesbroughEdit

On 27 July 2010, Kink signed a three-year contract with English Championship side Middlesbrough for a reported transfer fee of £850,000.[14] Kink made his debut on 7 August 2010, replacing Justin Hoyte on the 60th minute of the 1–3 league defeat to Ipswich Town. Kink scored his first goal on 14 September 2010, against Burnley, coming off the bench in the 75th minute.[15][16] His second goal followed in the 94th minute from a 30-yard freekick smashed into the top left corner; the game finished 2–1 to Middlesbrough. On 6 November 2010, he scored in his club's 2–1 win over Crystal Palace.[17] After a few months without playing, Kink was chosen to play against Ipswich Town. After that he made several substitute appearances, including one against Coventry City on 25 April, in which he scored a 92nd-minute winner. Throughout the 2011–12 season, Kink struggled for first team football. In February 2012, Kink and Middlesbrough decided to terminate his contract, making him a free agent.

Karpaty LvivEdit

In February 2012, Kink signed a contract with Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv, which was supposed to last until the end of the season in May, but was terminated in April 2012.[18][19]

VareseEdit

On August 2012, Kink signed with Italian Serie B club Varese.

Return to GyőrEdit

In January 2013, Kink returned to Győr on a one-year loan spell from Varese in search of more playing time.

Inverness Caledonian ThistleEdit

In March 2015, Kink signed for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle until the end of the season.[20] He made his debut later that month, coming on as a substitute in a Scottish Cup game against Raith Rovers. He made his league debut coming off the bench in a match against Partick Thistle.[21] Kink was an unused substitute in the 2015 Scottish Cup Final Inverness won.[22]

Return to Levadia (2015)Edit

On 8 July 2015, Kink returned to his former club Levadia.[23]

SJKEdit

In January 2016, Kink signed a contract with Finnish champion side SJK for the 2016 season.[24]

MezőkövesdEdit

In July 2016, Kink left SJK and signed for Hungarian club Mezőkövesd.[25]

Return to Levadia (2017)Edit

On 9 August 2017, Kink once again rejoined his former club Levadia.[26] After the season end in autumn, when Levadia merged with FCI, he left the club and had an operation in December, being free agent since.[27]

International careerEdit

Kink made his Estonia national football team debut on 31 March 2004 against Northern Ireland in a friendly match.[28] He scored his first national team goal from a penalty on 27 May 2008, in a 1–1 draw against Georgia.[29] Eight days later Kink scored his second goal for Estonia against Faroe Islands in another friendly match.[30] On 8 October 2010, Kink scored from a beautiful long range effort in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Serbia, equalizing the game at 1–1 in the 63rd minute as Estonia went on to win 3–1.[31][32]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 31 May 2017.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
S.C. Real 2001 II liiga 9 30 9 30
2003 6 16 6 16
Total 15 46 15 46
Viimsi (loan) 2002 III liiga 6 31 6 31
Narva Trans (loan) 2002 Meistriliiga 24 4 24 4
Spartak Moscow 2003 Russian Premier League 2 0 0 0 2 0
2004 0 0 3 0 3 0
2005 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 3 0 5 0
Levadia 2006 Meistriliiga 16 3 6 0 0 0 22 3
2007 31 16 4 0 0 0 35 16
2008 33 16 2 1 4 0 39 17
Total 80 35 12 1 4 0 96 36
Győr 2008–09 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 12 3 12 3
2009–10 28 12 1 0 29 12
2010–11 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 3
Total 40 15 1 0 4 3 45 18
Middlesbrough 2010–11 Championship 21 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 4
2011–12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 22 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 24 4
Karpaty Lviv 2011–12 Ukrainian Premier League 5 0 0 0 5 0
Varese 2012–13 Serie B 10 0 2 0 12 0
Győr (loan) 2012–13 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 10 1 5 2 1 0 16 3
2013–14 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
Total 18 2 5 2 1 0 1 0 25 4
Kaposvár 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2014–15 Scottish Premiership 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Levadia II 2015 Esiliiga 1 2 0 0 1 2
Levadia 2015 Meistriliiga 19 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 5
SJK 2016 Veikkausliiga 12 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 18 2
Mezőkövesd 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 25 3 4 0 29 3
Career total 296 153 17 2 7 0 20 4 1 0 344 159

InternationalEdit

As of 19 November 2016.
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia 2004 5 0
2007 12 0
2008 12 3
2009 11 0
2010 8 1
2011 10 1
2012 11 0
2013 11 1
2014 2 0
Total 82 6

International goalsEdit

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kink goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 May 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia   Georgia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 4 June 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia   Faroe Islands 3–0 4–3 Friendly
3 12 November 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia   Latvia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
4 8 October 2010 Partizan Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia   Serbia 1–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
5 6 September 2011 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia   Northern Ireland 2–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
6 10 September 2013 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary   Hungary 1–3 1–5 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ Tarmo Kink siirdus Moskva Spartakist FC Levadiasse – Postimees Archived 27 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Vassiljevi kauglöök tõi Levadiale olulise võidu – Postimees". postimees.ee.
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  9. ^ Tarmo Kink ja Deniss Malov pikendasid töölepinguid – FC Levadia Archived 30 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
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  13. ^ Tarmo Kink ja Tihhon Šišov Ungarisse – Õhtuleht Archived 19 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Tarmo Kink is a Middlesbrough Player! – Estonian Free Press". estonianfreepress.com.
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough 2 – 1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
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  17. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–1 Crystal Palace". BBC News. 6 November 2010.
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  25. ^ "Ametlik: Kink sõlmis Ungari kõrgliigasse tõusnud klubiga lepingu". Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  26. ^ "Vana kahur tagasi Eestis: Tarmo Kink taasliitub Levadiaga". Delfi. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
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  28. ^ "Jalgpallurid valmistasid fännidele pettumuse – Postimees". postimees.ee.
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  32. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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