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Tarmo Kink

Tarmo Kink

Tarmo Kink playing for Kaposvári Rákóczi FC
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-10-06) 6 October 1985
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
0000–2000 Tallinna Jalgpalliklubi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Real Tallinn 15 (46)
2001 → Viimsi (loan) 6 (31)
2002 Trans (loan) 24 (4)
2003–2006 Spartak Moscow 2 (0)
2006–2008 Levadia 80 (35)
2009–2010 Győr 40 (15)
2010–2012 Middlesbrough 22 (4)
2012 Karpaty Lviv 5 (0)
2012–2014 Varese 12 (0)
2013 Győr (loan) 18 (2)
2014 Kaposvár 12 (4)
National team
Estonia U15 4 (0)
Estonia U18 1 (0)
Estonia U19 6 (1)
Estonia U21 5 (0)
2004– Estonia[1] 82 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2014

Tarmo Kink (born 6 October 1985 in Tallinn) is an Estonian professional footballer. He is an attacking left-footed winger or striker and is also a member of the Estonia national football team.


  • Club career 1
    • Early career 1.1
    • Spartak Moscow 1.2
    • FC Levadia Tallinn 1.3
    • Győri ETO FC 1.4
    • Middlesbrough 1.5
    • Karpaty Lviv 1.6
    • AS Varese 1910 1.7
    • Győri ETO FC 1.8
  • International career 2
    • International goals 2.1
  • Career stats 3
    • Club 3.1
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
    • Individual 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Club career

Early career

In 2001, Kink started his career with SC Real Tallinn, scoring 46 goals in 15 games. In 2001, Kink had a short loan with FC Viimsi, he played there 6 games, scoring 9 goals in one match against JK Sillamäe Kalev[2] and 31 in total. In 2002 season he had another loan spell, this time with Meistriliiga club FC Narva Trans, where he made 24 appearances, mostly as a substitute. In 2003, he returned to Real. At the age of 17, after two seasons in Real, Kink moved abroad. During his early career his prolific goalscoring record had made Russian giants Spartak Moscow interested in the young Estonian.

Spartak Moscow

In 2003, he signed a 5-year contract with Russian Premier League club FC Spartak Moscow.[3] On 6 February 2003, Kink played his first game for FC Spartak Moscow against Shchyolkovo in a friendly match.[4] He played his first Russian Premier League match on 23 August 2003, in a 2–0 defeat against FC Rubin Kazan.[5] Kink mostly played for Spartak's reserves in Russia, although he did make two league appearances, as well as coming on as a sub in the UEFA Cup third round defeat to RCD Mallorca. In 2006, after failing to break into the first team at Spartak, Kink returned to Estonia.[6] Kink remains friends with the Russia international footballer Roman Shishkin, his teammate from the Spartak days.[7]

FC Levadia Tallinn

On 6 July 2006, he signed a 2-year contract with Meistriliiga club FC Levadia Tallinn.[8] Three days later, Kink played his first Meistriliiga game for FC Levadia Tallinn against FC Flora Tallinn.[9] He scored his first Meistriliiga goal for Levadia Tallinn on 23 July 2006, in a 3–1 victory over FC TVMK Tallinn.[10] On 8 March 2008, Kink extended his current contract with FC Levadia Tallinn until 30 November 2009.[11] On 28 July 2008, he was close to signing a 3-year contract with Romanian Liga I club FC Gloria Buzău, but he rejected the offer, because he didn't find the conditions in Romania suitable. The price that Gloria was offering for Kink was € 200,000, it would have been the most expensive purchase of all time for Gloria Buzău.[12] On 29 July 2008 it was reported that Kink would go on trial to Netherlands club De Graafschap.[13] However he did not get a chance to impress, picking up a knee injury just five minutes into his first training session with the club and returned to Estonia.[14]

Győri ETO FC

In January 2009, Kink signed a 3.5-year deal with the Hungarian side Győri ETO FC.[15] He scored 3 goals in 12 matches in his first season in Hungary. He finished the first full season as the club's top scorer with 12 goals from 28 matches. Kink scored 3 goals in 2 matches against Slovakian side FC Nitra in the qualifying phase of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.


On 27 July 2010, Kink signed a 3-year contract with English championship club Middlesbrough.[16] Kink made his debut on 7 August 2010 replacing Justin Hoyte on the 60th minute of the 1–3 league defeat to Ipswich Town. Kink scored his first goal on 14 September 2010 against Burnley after coming off the bench in the 75th minute.[17][18] His second followed in the 94th minute from a 30 yard freekick smashed into the top left corner; the game finished 2–1 to Middlesbrough. He scored in his club's 2–1 win over Crystal Palace on 6 November 2010.[19] After a few months without playing, Kink was chosen to play against Ipswich. After that he made several substitute appearances, including one against Coventry City on 25 April, in which he scored a 92nd minute winner. Kink often when he picked up the ball fans would chant "shoot" due to his record of goals from distance. Throughout the 2011–12 season Kink has struggled for first team football. In February 2012 Kink and Middlesbrough both decided to terminate his contract, making him a free agent.

Karpaty Lviv

In February 2012, Kink signed a contract with Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv, which was supposed to last until the end of the season in May.[20] The contract was ended in April 2012.[21]

AS Varese 1910

Left Ukraina he move on August 2012 to Italian Serie B club A.S. Varese 1910 starting his first Italian experience.

Győri ETO FC

On January 2013 Kink returned to Győr with one-year loan deal from Varese in search of more playing time.

International career

For friendly match.[23] Eight days later Kink scored his second goal for Estonia against Faroe Islands in another friendly match.[24] On 8 October 2010 Kink scored from a beautiful long range effort in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Serbia, equalizing the game at 1–1 in the 63rd minute as Estonia went on to record a 3–1 away victory.[25]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2008-05-27 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Georgia 1–0 1–1 Friendly match
2 2008-06-04 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Faroe Islands 3–0 4–3 Friendly match
3 2008-11-12 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Latvia 1–0 1–1 Friendly match
- 2008-12-23 Estadio Nueva Condomina, Murcia  Murcia 1–1 1–1 Unofficial friendly match
4 2010-10-08 Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade  Serbia 1–1 1–3 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
- 2011-05-25 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Basque Country 1–1 1–2 Unofficial friendly match
5 2011-09-06 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Northern Ireland 2–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
6 2013-09-10 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest  Hungary 1–3 1–5 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying

Career stats


Season Club Country Level Apps Goals
2014 Kaposvár I 12 4
2013–14 Győri ETO I 8 1
2012–13 Győri ETO I 10 1
2012–13 AS Varese II 11 0
2011–12 Karpaty Lviv I 5 0
2011–12 Middlesbrough II 1 0
2010–11 Middlesbrough II 21 4
2009–10 Győri ETO I 28 12
2008–09 Győri ETO I 12 3
2008 Levadia Tallinn I 33 16
2007 Levadia Tallinn I 31 16
2006 Levadia Tallinn I 16 3
2006 FC Spartak Moscow I 0 0
2005 Spartak Moscow I 0 0
2004 Spartak Moscow I 0 0
2003 Spartak Moscow I 2 0
2003 Real Tallinn III 6 16
2002 Narva Trans I 24 4
2002 Viimsi IV 6 31
2001 Real Tallinn III 9 30





  1. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian).  
  2. ^ Indrek Schwede (1 April 2003). "Nähtamatu Tarmo Kink" [Invisible Tarmo Kink]. Neljas. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Vutikoondis toob Põhja-Iirimaa vastu andekad tulevikutegijad – Postimees
  4. ^ Tarmo Kink debüteeris Spartakis –
  5. ^ Kink tegi Spartaki eest liigadebüüdi –
  6. ^ Tarmo Kinki mängud Moskva Spartakis mängitud – Postimees
  7. ^ Нападающий сборной Эстонии Тармо Кинк: «Спартак» мог меня дисквалифицировать (Russian)
  8. ^ Tarmo Kink siirdus Moskva Spartakist FC Levadiasse – Postimees
  9. ^ Vassiljevi kauglöök tõi Levadiale olulise võidu – Postimees
  10. ^ Kink avas Levadia eest väravaarve – Postimees
  11. ^ Tarmo Kink ja Deniss Malov pikendasid töölepinguid – FC Levadia
  12. ^ Kink siiski Gloriasse ei siirdunud –
  13. ^ Kink sõidab Hollandisse testimisele –
  14. ^ Vigastus lõpetas Kingi testimise –
  15. ^ Tarmo Kink ja Tihhon Šišov Ungarisse – Õhtuleht
  16. ^ Tarmo Kink is a Middlesbrough Player! – Estonian Free Press
  17. ^ "Middlesbrough 2 – 1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  18. ^ "Tarmo double lifts Boro". Sky Sports. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  19. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–1 Crystal Palace". BBC News. 6 November 2010. 
  20. ^ "Tarmo Kingist saab Sergei Zenjovi klubikaaslane" (in Estonian). 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  21. ^
  22. ^ Jalgpallurid valmistasid fännidele pettumuse – Postimees
  23. ^ Koondiseaasta jätkus 1:1 viigiga Gruusia vastu –
  24. ^ Eesti jalgpallikoondis võitis Fääri saared 4:3 – SL Õhtuleht
  25. ^ "Serbia – Eesti protokoll" [Serbia – Estonia protocol] (in Estonian).  

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