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Artūrs Karašausks

Artūrs Karašausks
Personal information
Full nameArtūrs Karašausks
Date of birth (1992-01-29) 29 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birthRiga, Latvia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubSkonto Riga
Number10
Youth career
JFC Skonto
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2009JFK Olimps/RFS18(10)
2009–Skonto Riga27(10)
2010FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (loan)0(0)
2012FB Gulbene (loan)15(1)
National team
2008-2009Latvia U-173(2)
2009-2011Latvia U-196(2)
2011-2012Latvia U-2111(2)
2010-Latvia2(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 May 2013

Artūrs Karašausks (born 29 January 1992 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer of lithuanian descent, who currently plays for the Latvian Higher League club Skonto Riga.[1]

Club career

Karašausks started his career in the local youth club JFK Skonto, joining the Latvian Higher League club Olimps/RFS in 2009. Being just 17 years old, he managed to score 10 goals in 18 league appearances during his first season in professional football.[2] Karašausks helped the team reach the highest position in its history - 5th place in the Latvian Higher League, and was named the best youth player of the championship after the season.[3]

Before the 2010 season Aleksandrs Starkovs was appointed as the manager of Skonto Riga. He started his work at the club with the squad reorganization and Karašausks was taken to Skonto alongside 5 other players from Olimps/RFS. At the start of the 2010 season Karašausks scored 7 goals in his first 4 appearances.

In July 2010 Karašausks went on trial with the Ukrainian Premier League team FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, but returned to Skonto, because of being offered just a place in the reserve team.[4] The board of the Ukrainian club stated that they were interested in the player and would like to see him playing for the club in the future.

In August 2010 Karašausks started looking for a club abroad[5] and signed on loan with the same club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, which he had previously been on trial with, for one season.[6] During the loan spell he played 9 matches in the club's reserve team, scoring twice, but didn't appear in any of the club's first-team matches. After the season Karašausks returned to Skonto Riga. In the 2011 season he played 15 matches, scoring 2 goals.

Struggling with injuries and conflicts with the club's board, Karašausks didn't appear in a single Latvian Higher League match for Skonto in 2012. In August that year he was given on loan to another Higher League club FB Gulbene.[7] During the loan spell Karašausks participated in 15 league matches, scoring 1 goal.[8] After the season he once again returned to Skonto Riga and, after the managerial change there, regained a place in the starting eleven for the 2013 season.

International career

Karašausks was a member of Latvia U-17, Latvia U-19 and Latvia U-21 football teams. He was firstly called up to the senior side for a friendly match against Ghana on 5 June 2010, making his debut then, coming on as a substitution in the 59th minute and replacing Artjoms Rudņevs.[9] He became the first player, born after the regaining of independence in 1990, to play for the national team.

Personal life

His father Jurijus Karašauskas is a former footballer, who played 6 international matches for Latvia from 1995 to 1998.[10]

Awards

  • Best youth player of 2009

References

External links

  • Player's profile transfermarkt.com
  • Artūrs Karašausks at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Player's profile fussballtransfers.com (German)
  • Player's profile imscouting.com

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