FC Levadia Maardu have signed the former Estonian captain Sergei Hohlov-Simson on a two-year deal.
Maardu's new Finnish coach Pasi Rautiainen decided to bring the 29-year-old defender back to Estonia after watching him play in a reserve-team match against Latvia’s FK Ventspils in Riga.
On the move
Hohlov-Simson had seven successful seasons with FC Flora before leaving for Israel in 1999, where he played for Hapoel Kfar-Saba and Hapoel Taibe. Last season he had an unhappy spell with Norwegian side Hamarkameratene, making just three substitute appearances.
“I had some other offers from Norway, but I would like to stay in Estonia for family reasons,” he said. “Before joining Maardu I also trained with last year’s runners-ups TVMK Tallinn but we were unable to agree the terms of the contract.”
Wealth of experience
Hohlov-Simson has played 53 times for Estonia, scoring twice, and made his last appearance for them in June 2000. He won the Meistriliiga with Flora three times and finished as runner-up on a further four occasions.
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