Eduard Eelma

Eduard Eelma
Personal information
Date of birth (1902-04-07)7 April 1902
Date of death 16 November 1941(1941-11-16) (aged 39)
Place of death Kirov, Soviet Union
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1925 Kalev
1925–1930 Tallinna
1930–1935 Estonia Tallinn
National team
1921–1935 Estonia 59 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eduard Eelma (7 April 1902 – 16 November 1941) until 1936 Eduard-Wilhelm Ellmann, was an Estonian footballer — one of the most famous before World War II. He played 59 times for Estonia national football team scoring 21 goals. He debuted on 23 July 1921, against Sweden. He participated in Summer Olympics in Paris 1924. He spent most of his playing career at Tallinna JK. Eduard Eelma's international career lasted from 1921 to 1935 and his goalscoring record of 21 international goals was only beaten in 2002, by Indrek Zelinski and later by Andres Oper.

Eduard Eelma was arrested by NKVD in Tallinn in summer 1941, sentenced to death and executed in a prison in Kirov on 16 November 1941.[1][2]

Statistics

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
1921 2 0
1922 1 0
1923 1 1
1924 4 0
1925 3 0
1926 5 2
1927 5 2
1928 3 0
1929 6 4
1930 4 0
1931 5 3
1932 6 1
1933 6 4
1934 2 0
1935 6 4
Total 59 21

Honours

Club

Kalev

Tallinna

Estonia Tallinn

International

Estonia

External links

References

  1. ^ "I.F.F.H.S. – Norge 1908-1940 – Suomi 1911-1940 – Eesti 1920-1940". Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
  2. ^ http://www.okupatsioon.ee


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