Artur Kotenko

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Artur Kotenko
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Personal information
Full name Artur Kotenko
Date of birth (1981-08-20) 20 August 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Number 1
Youth career
1992–1993 Puuma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Vigri 9 (0)
1999 Lantana 10 (0)
2000 Kauhajoen Karhu 9 (0)
2000 Maardu 5 (0)
2001 Levadia Pärnu 5 (0)
2001–2007 Levadia 142 (1)
2008 Sandnes Ulf 27 (0)
2009–2010 Viking 2 (0)
2010–2011 AEP Paphos 7 (0)
2011 Ravan Baku 4 (0)
2012 Jaro 25 (0)
2013 Dnepr Mogilev 23 (0)
2014– Shakhtyor Soligorsk 38 (0)
National team
2004– Estonia 27 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2016

Artur Kotenko (born 20 August 1981) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Shakhtyor Soligorsk.

Club career[edit]

Career in Estonia[edit]

On 24 October 2004, Kotenko scored Levadia's second goal against Tulevik in the penultimate round of 2004 Meistriliiga. The team won the match 4–1 and secured the title, ultimately making it the league winning goal.[1]

Having been frozen out of the Levadia side in 2007, after refusing to sign a contract extension with the club (a similar fate was suffered by teammates Konstantin Vassiljev and Ats Purje earlier that season), Kotenko joined the Norwegian First Division side Sandnes Ulf,[2] but was free to leave the club after less than a year because of a relegation release clause in his contract. In December 2008, Kotenko underwent a successful two-week trial at the English Championship side Nottingham Forest[3] and was expected to join the club in January. The deal, however, fell through when Colin Calderwood was sacked following a boxing day defeat to Doncaster Rovers.[4]

Viking[edit]

On 6 February 2009, he joined Eliteserien club Viking.[5] The Estonian goalkeeper made his league debut for the Dark Blues more than eight months after the signing, on 25 October 2009. It ended after just 25 minutes, as he was sent off for handling the ball outside the 18-yard box.[6]

AEP Paphos[edit]

On 10 June 2010, he signed a 1-year deal with Cypriot team AEP Paphos, with an option to extend it by another year,[7] joining compatriot Ats Purje. He failed to make an impact there and only appeared in 7 league matches.

Ravan Baku[edit]

After an spell in Cyprus, Kotenko moved to Azerbaijan and joined a newly promoted Ravan Baku on a two-year contract.[8] He made the debut on 6 August, in a 2–3 defeat against Kapaz. The contract was mutually terminated in October 2011.[9]

Jaro[edit]

On 20 January 2012, Artur Kotenko signed 1-year deal with Finish Veikkausliiga club Jaro.[10]

Dnepr Mogilev[edit]

On 26 February 2013, Artur Kotenko signed 1-year contract with Belarusian club Dnepr Mogilev.[11] After successful season in Dnepr Mogilev, Artur Kotenko moved to bronze medalist Shakhtyor Soligorsk.

Shakhtyor Soligorsk[edit]

On 3 May 2014, Artur Kotenko became Belarus Cup winner. His great performance helped Shakhtyor Soligorsk to win bronze medals of Belarus premier league and reach play off round of Euro League where Shakhtyor Soligorsk lost to PSV Eindhoven. Artur Kotenko have played 29 games in the Belarus premier league and made 17 clean sheets. On 13 December 2014, Artur Kotenko was awarded by Belarus Football Association as a best goalkeeper of Belarus premier league 2014.[12]

International career[edit]

He is an Estonia national football team player with 27 caps to his name.[13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levadia
Shakhtyor Soligorsk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Levadia tagas jalgpalli meistritiitli" [FC Levadia secured football championship] (in Estonian). Virumaa Nädalaleht. 24 October 2004. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kotenko sõlmis lepingu Norra esiliiga klubiga" [Kotenko signed with Norwegian first division team] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nimekas Inglise klubi testib Artur Kotenkot" [Notable English club tests Artur Konteko] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Calderwood sacked as Forest boss". BBC News. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Artur Kotenkost sai Vikingi väravavaht (Estonian)
  6. ^ "Kotenko debüüt Norra meistriliigas lõppes punase kaardiga" [Kontenko's debut in Norwegian Premier League ended with red card] (in Estonian). Postimees. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ο ΕΣΘΟΝΟΣ KOTENKO ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΦΟ" (in Greek). AEP Paphos FC. 10 June 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Eesti jalgpallikoondise väravavaht siirdub Aserbaidžaani" [Estonia's national team goalkeeper moves to Azerbaijan] (in Estonian). Postimees. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Eesti jalgpallikoondise väravavaht lõpetas senise tööandjaga lepingu" [Estonia's national team goalkeeper terminated contract with club] (in Estonian). Postimees. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Estnisk landslagsmålvakt skrev på för ett år". ffjaro.fi (in Swedish). FF Jaro. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Эстонский голкипер Артур Котенко стал игроком "Днепра"". goals.by (in Russian). 26 February 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Виктор Гончаренко - лучший тренер Беларуси, Сергей Кривец - лучший футболист". Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  13. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. 

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