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Valdemaras Martinkėnas

Valdemaras Martinkėnas
Personal information
Full name Valdemaras Adolfavicius Martinkenas
Date of birth (1965-03-10)10 March 1965
Place of birth Alytus, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Date of death 20 July 2004(2004-07-20) (aged 39)
Place of death Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 FK Žalgiris Vilnius 0 (0)
1987–1988 FK Atlantas 37 (0)
1989–1991 FK Žalgiris Vilnius 67 (0)
1991–1993 FC Dynamo Kyiv 24 (0)
1993–1994 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv 4 (0)
1994–1996 FC Wil
1996 FC Haka 3 (0)
1996–1997 Lelle SK 1 (0)
1997 KAMAZ 19 (0)
1997–1999 Kareda Šiauliai
2000 FC Kuressaare
National team
1991–1997 Lithuania 19 (0)
Teams managed
1999 Kareda Šiauliai
2003–2004 FC Flora Tallinn (assistant)
2003–2004 Estonia (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Valdemaras Martinkėnas (10 March 1965 – 20 July 2004) was a Soviet and Lithuanian professional footballer and coach.

Born in Alytus, Martinkėnas was the goalkeeper for the Lithuanian national team in the years after independence from the USSR, appearing in most of the qualifying games for the 1994 World Cup. He won 19 caps for his country.

He also won the Lithuanian league championship with Zalgiris Vilnius in 1991, and starred in Dynamo Kyiv's 1992–93 Ukrainian league championship win. Later, he became goalkeeping coach to the Estonian national side.

Martinkėnas died at the age of 39 in Nova Gorica in Slovenia, drowning in a strong current after having gone for a swim in a mountain river. He was the goalkeeping coach of Flora Tallinn at the time, and was in Slovenia preparing for their Champions League qualifier against NK Gorica.

Honours

European club competitions

External links

  • (Russian) Career summary at KLISF


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