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Martin Reim

Published: Wednesday 31 August 2011, 17.54CET

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Published: Wednesday 31 August 2011, 17.54CET

Martin Reim

Clubs: FC Tallinna Lõvid, SK Tallinna Sport, FC Norma Tallinn, FC Flora Tallinn (twice), Lelle SK, Kotkan TP, JK Tervis Pärnu

• Born in Tartu, Reim was nurtured in the celebrated Lõvid youth team, taking his first steps in the game alongside goalkeeper Mart Poom.

• Began his career in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic's top division at the age of 16, finishing top scorer in 1990 while playing for Norma.

• The midfielder made his debut for the newly independent Estonia against Slovenia in a 1-1 draw in Tallinn in June 1992 and quickly became an integral part of the national team.

• Spent a total of 16 years at Flora in two stints before calling time on his playing days in December 2008 having won seven Estonian titles and three Estonian Cups; also reached the Finnish Cup final during his only overseas spell, a year and a half with Kotkan.

• Voted Estonian player of the year in 1995, he came out of retirement to win his 157th and last cap in June 2009 as Estonian football celebrated its centenary with a 3-0 friendly win against Equatorial Guinea.

• Was Europe's most-capped footballer when he hung up his boots but has since been surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs.

Returned to Flora as head coach in December 2009, having served as assistant to Janno Kivisild in the latter part of his playing career; led the club to the Estonian title in 2010.

• Received recognition for his services to Estonia when he was awarded the Order of the White Star (Fifth Class) in 2011.

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