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Martin Reim
Estonian footballer

Martin Reim

Martin Reim
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Estonian footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player Sports official Association football manager
From Estonia
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 May 1971, Tallinn, Estonia
Age 51 years
Star sign Taurus
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Order of the White Star, 5th Class  
Sports Teams
JK Tervis Pärnu
FC Norma Tallinn
Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat
FC Flora Tallinn
SK Tallinna Sport
FC Lelle
FC Flora Tallinn
Estonia national football team
Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat
The details (from wikipedia)


Martin Reim (born 14 May 1971) is an Estonian football manager and former professional player.

Reim played as a central midfielder for Lõvid, Sport Tallinn, Norma, Flora, KTP and the Estonia national team. He is Estonia's most capped player of all time with 157 appearances, and was the most capped European player from August 2007 until December 2009, when he was surpassed by Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs. Reim is also the most capped player never to have played in a major tournament.

Reim was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 1995 and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 1995, 1997, and 1999. In 2011, he received the Order of the White Star for his services to Estonia.

In 2007, Reim opened a football academy (Martin Reimi Jalgpallikool). In 2016, the academy team Viimsi MRJK merged with Esiliiga B club HÜJK Emmaste, and became Viimsi JK.

Early life

Reim was born in Tartu and grew up in Tallinn. He graduated from the Tallinn Secondary School No. 49 in 1989, and from the Tallinn University of Technology in 2000.

Reim (left) with Marko Kaljuveer in 2014

Club career

Early career

Reim played for a local club Tallinna Lõvid (Lions of Tallinn), where he was coached by his father Olev Reim and Roman Ubakivi. In 1989, he joined Soviet Second League club Sport Tallinn. Reim returned to the Estonian league after a season and joined Norma. He was the top goalscorer in the 1990 season with 18 goals.


In 1992, Reim joined Meistriliiga club Flora, the successor of the Lõvid team. He won seven trophies with the club, including four Meistriliiga titles, in 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98 and 1998, two Estonian Cups, in 1994–95 and 1997–98, and an Estonian Supercup in 1998.


In June 1999, Reim joined Veikkausliiga club KTP on loan until the end of the season. The move was made permanent in December 1999, for a reported fee of 150,000 FIM (400,000 EEK).

Return to Flora

In 2001, Reim returned to Flora. During his second spell at Flora, he won three consecutive Meistriliiga titles, in 2001, 2002 and 2003, another Estonian Cup in 2008, and three more Estonian Supercups, in 2002, 2003 and 2004. On 5 December 2008, Reim announced his retirement from professional football. He holds the club record for the most appearances in the Meistriliiga, with 385.

International career

Reim made his international debut for Estonia on 3 June 1992, in a historic 1–1 draw against Slovenia in a friendly at Kadriorg Stadium. The match was Estonia's first official match since restoration of independence and Slovenia's first match ever. Reim scored his first international goal on 23 May 1994, in a 1–2 home loss to Wales in a friendly. He won the Estonian Silverball award for the best national team goal of the year three times, in 1995, 1997, 1999. On 2 June 2001, Reim made his 100th appearance for Estonia in a 2–4 home loss to the Netherlands in a qualification match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He ended his international career with a testimonial match on 6 June 2009, a 3–0 home win over Equatorial Guinea. With 157 appearances and 14 goals scored, he is Estonia's most capped player of all time.

Managerial career


On 3 December 2009, Flora announced that Reim would replace Tarmo Rüütli as the new manager of the club. He led Flora to victory in the 2010 season, ending the reign of Levadia who had won the four previous Meistriliiga titles. Flora successfully defended their title in 2011 season and won the 2010–11 Estonian Cup, defeating Narva Trans 2–0 in the final. On 14 October 2012, Reim resigned after poor results in the Meistriliiga, with Marko Lelov and Norbert Hurt taking over.

Estonia youth teams

In October 2012, Reim was named as manager of the Estonia under-18, under-21 and under-23 national sides. He led the under-21 team to win the 2014 Baltic Cup.


On 14 September 2016, the Estonian Football Association appointed Reim as manager of the Estonia national team until the end of the qualification tournament for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 17 June, he and his coaching staff resigned from Estonia national team, six days after the 0–8 defeat to Germany in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualification.

Career statistics

International goals

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Reim goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 May 1994 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia 18  Wales 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2 15 February 1995 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus 27  Cyprus 1–1 1–3 Friendly
3 25 March 1995 Stadio Arechi, Salerno, Italy 28  Italy 1–3 1–4 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
4 11 June 1995 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia 31  Slovenia 1–0 1–3 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
5 3 September 1995 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia 33  Croatia 1–1 1–7 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
6 9 July 1996 Kreenholm Stadium, Narva, Estonia 38  Lithuania 1–1 1–1 1996 Baltic Cup
7 9 July 1997 Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania 53  Lithuania 1–2 1–2 1997 Baltic Cup
8 4 June 1998 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia 62  Faroe Islands 2–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
9 22 January 1999 Umm al-Fahm Municipal Stadium, Umm al-Fahm, Israel 72  Norway 1–3 3–3 Friendly
10 4 September 1999 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 80  Faroe Islands 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
11 1 November 1999 Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
84  United Arab Emirates 1–0 2–2 Friendly
12 25 February 2000 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 88  Thailand 1–2 1–2 2000 King's Cup
13 16 August 2000 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia 90  Andorra 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 7 October 2000 Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra 92  Andorra 1–0 2–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

Managerial statistics

As of 11 June 2019
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Estonia 2016 2019 34 12 7 15 035.29
Total 34 12 7 15 035.29
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