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Nerijus Barasa

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Years  Team
Name  Nerijus Barasa
Playing position  Defender
1996  Baltika Liepaja
Weight  81 kg
1995  Atlantas Klaipeda
Height  1.83 m
1994  Mazeikiu Romar
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1978-06-01) 1 June 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth  Mazeikiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union

Nerijus Barasa (born 1 June 1978 in Mažeikiai) is a former Lithuanian professional footballer. He played as a right-back or defensive midfielder.

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Career

Barasa started his career with FBK Kaunas in 1994 before joining Atlantas Klaipėda the following season. After a year in Latvia with Baltika Liepāja, he returned to Lithuania with his family, then FBK Kaunas came in for him.

Kaunas beckoned for Barasa in 2001, where he spent the following five seasons; four in the Russian Premier League with FC Krylia Sovetov Samara and FC Alania Vladikavkaz and one in the Russian First Division with FC Lada Togliatti. During this period he was called up to the Lithuanian national team, earning his first cap in 2001.

At the end of the 2005 season, Barasa moved to Scotland, signing for FBK Kaunas, then being immediately loaned to Heart of Midlothian. He joined the Tynecastle side on 13 January 2006 and spent a total of 16 months with the Edinburgh club before moving back to Kaunas.

In October 2006, Barasa was at the centre of controversy when he and compatriot Saulius Mikoliūnas were booed by Hearts fans for perceived poor form in a game against Rangers. This prompted Hearts' Sporting Director Alex Kozlovski to suggest that the supporters had ulterior motives for booing them, expressly their nationality. This claim was contested by fans representative groups and Kozlovski later apologised and retracted it.

Barasa missed half of the 2006–07 season due to injury and left Hearts in the summer of 2007, before also rescinding his contract with Kaunas. After that he retired in order to pursue business interests in Samara, Russia, where he lives with his wife. His last game was against Celtic in the Scottish Premier League on 14 January 2007.

International goals

Scores and results list Lithuania's goal tally first.

Honours

National Team

  • Baltic Cup
  • 2005
  • References

    Nerijus Barasa Wikipedia


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