Māris Verpakovskis

  • Date of birth : 15/10/1979
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Latvia Latvia
 
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Māris Verpakovskis

Māris Verpakovskis

Clubs: SK Liepājas Metalurgs, Skonto FC, FC Dynamo Kyiv, Getafe CF, HNK Hajduk Split, RC Celta de Vigo, Bakı FK, Ergotelis FC

• Born in Liepaja in 1979, Verpakovskis was guided as a youngster by his father Ilmars, himself a former Latvian international. Verpakovskis Jr scored on his first senior cap at the age of 19 and was soon compared to the country's legendary talisman Marians Pahars.

• Verpakovskis' own rise accelerated in 2001 when he joined Skonto, where he learned from Aleksandrs Starkovs, arguably the country's greatest coach. Verpakovskis won three national titles with the Riga outfit.

• Scored twice in the UEFA EURO 2004 play-off against Turkey, helping his country reach a major final tournament for the first time. He was named Latvian player of the year and earned a move to Dynamo, where his highlight was a goal against Real Madrid CF in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Verpakovskis scored Latvia's only goal of UEFA EURO 2004, in the 2-1 defeat by Czech Republic. He was again recognised as Latvian player of the year.

• He subsequently featured for five clubs in as many years, finding the net in the top flights of Spain, Croatia, Greece and Azerbaijan. Has since become all-time top scorer for Latvia and brought up a century of caps, a landmark he reached in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Greece on 10 September 2013.

Last updated: 09/10/13 12.41CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 03/02/2014 02:21 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2010-12First roundMontenegroMontenegro2-0LatviaLatvia1500
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-2GreeceGreece1500
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina4-1LatviaLatvia2900
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia2-1LatviaLatvia1310
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein8500
06.02.2013Friendlies 2010-12First roundJapanJapan3-0LatviaLatvia1900
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein1-1LatviaLatvia6600
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia0-5Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1500
14.08.2013Friendlies 2010-12First roundEstoniaEstonia1-1LatviaLatvia4400
26.08.2013Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis2-0LevadiakosLevadiakos000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia7900
25.09.2013Greek CupSecond roundPanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1ErgotelisErgotelis9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania2-0LatviaLatvia7700
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia2-2SlovakiaSlovakia500
02.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1ErgotelisErgotelis7410
10.11.2013Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis3-1PanthrakikosPanthrakikos9010
15.11.2013Friendlies 2010-12First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3-0LatviaLatvia4600
24.11.2013Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis0-1AsterasAsteras9000
07.12.2013Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis3-3ArisAris1400
14.12.2013Greek Super LeagueGianninaGiannina2-0ErgotelisErgotelis000
18.12.2013Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis2-2Apollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis9000
11.01.2014Greek Super LeagueLevadiakosLevadiakos2-0ErgotelisErgotelis1800
19.01.2014Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis2-2XanthiXanthi6900
27.01.2014Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis0-1PanaitolikosPanaitolikos600

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Māris Verpakovskis
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 15/10/1979 (34)
  • Country: Latvia
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Ergotelis ( GRE)


  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (Qualifying round)
    13/08/98: Liepājas Metalurgs 4-2 Keflavík
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    20/10/95: Georgia 0-5 Latvia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Latvia3214
Latvia U-2171
Latvia U-1822
Latvia U-1610
Total4217

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dynamo Kyiv113
Skonto102
Total215
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
ClubPGS
Liepājas Metalurgs20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Liepājas Metalurgs41
Bakı20
Dynamo Kyiv20
Hajduk Split10
Total91
Last updated: 16/10/2013 02:15 CET
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