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Andrejs Rubins

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Full name  Andrejs Rubins
-1996  FK Auda
Role  Football player
Weight  70 kg
Playing position  Left Winger (retired)
Name  Andrejs Rubins
Height  1.74 m
Position  Midfielder

Date of birth  (1978-11-26) 26 November 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth  Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Republic of Latvia)
Current team  FK Ogre (assistant manager)
Number  14 (Simurq PIK / Midfielder)

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Andrejs Rubins (born 26 November 1978 in Riga) is a Latvian former football midfielder, who last played for the Azerbaijan Premier League club Simurq PFC. He was also a member of Latvia national football team. Currently, Rubins is the assistant manager of the Latvian First League club FK Ogre.


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Club career

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Rubins started his career in 1996 at FK Auda in the Latvian 2nd Division. The following year he moved to Sweden with Osters IF, where he made 11 league appearances before moving back to Latvia in 1998 to play for Skonto Riga. He played there for the next 3 seasons and managed to win 3 consecutive league titles in a row and also won the Latvian Cup twice. All in all, over those 3 seasons he helped his team, scoring 14 goals in 67 league matches.

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In 2000 Rubins moved to England, joining English Football League First Division club Crystal Palace. He made just 31 appearances in three seasons at the club but still managed to impress, scoring twice in the League Cup against Leicester City and Liverpool.

In December 2002 Rubins moved to Russia initially to play Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League on a free transfer. However, three months later, without playing a game, he was sold to Shinnik Yaroslavl, where he played 51 games in two seasons, scoring 4 times. In January 2005 Rubins signed a four-year contract with Spartak Moscow, who were then managed by Lativan manager Aleksandrs Starkovs. After struggling to settle he made just five appearances, and the club sent him on loan back to Shinnik Yaroslavl in January 2006 for 12 months.

In June 2007 he was linked with another loan move, this time with English Football League Championship club, Blackpool, but he eventually went on loan to the Latvian Higher League club FK Liepajas Metalurgs on 27 July for six months. He was released by Metalurgs together with his international team-mate Imants Bleidelis after half-season for unexplained reasons. Bleidelis retired from professional football then, but Rubins signed a contract with the Azerbaijan Premier League club Inter Baku in August 2008. He spent two successful seasons there, becoming a vital starting eleven player for the club, scoring 9 goals in 49 league games. Rubins also managed to become the champion of Azerbaijan in the 2009/2010 with Inter.

He started the 2010/2011 season in another Azerbaijan Premier League club FK Qarabag from Agdam, joining on a two-year contract on a free transfer. Andrejs suffered several injuries that caused limited game time and he only managed to appear in 12 league games and was released at the end of the season. In 2011 he was signed by Azerbaijan Premier League club Simurq PFC. Rubins scored 1 goal in 18 matches for the club, and in July 2012 he was released.

Struggling with a long-term hip injury, Rubins announced his retirement from professional football on 13 March 2013, saying: "If I cannot play for 100%, that's not worth it." After his retirement Rubins started coaching kids and youngsters in Ikskile. Prior to the 2014 Latvian First League season Rubins was appointed as the assistant manager of FK Ogre.

International career

Rubins made his international debut for Latvia on 10 November 1998 in a friendly match 3–0 loss against Tunisia. With 117 international caps he is the second most capped player in the history of Latvian national team, 50 matches short to Vitalijs Astafjevs. Rubins also participated at the EURO 2004 in Portugal.

Career statistics

As of 26 September 2013



  • Skonto
  • Virsliga Champion (3): 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Latvian Cup Winner (2): 1998, 2000
  • Latvian Cup Runner-up (1): 1999
  • Spartak Moscow
  • Russian Premier League Runner-up (1) 2005
  • Liepajas Metalurgs
  • Virsliga Runner-up (1) 2007
  • Baltic League Champion (1): 2007
  • Inter Baku
  • Azerbaijan Premier League Champion (1) 2009–10
  • Azerbaijan Premier League Runner-up (1) 2008–09
  • National Team

  • Baltic Cup
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • References

    Andrejs Rubins Wikipedia

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