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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old July 20th, 2004, 22:11 Thread Starter
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Valdemaras Martinkenas has died :'(


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Tuesday, 20 July 2004

Former Lithuanian international goalkeeper Valdemaras Martinkenas has died in Slovenia prior to Estonian champions FC Flora's UEFA Champions League first qualifying round second-leg tie against NK Gorica.

River drowning
The 39-year-old, who was goalkeeping coach for Flora and the Estonian national team, went for a swim in a mountain river on Tuesday, the day before the game in Nova Gorica, got caught in strong currents and drowned.

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As a player, Martinkenas featured in the Soviet, Baltic, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Swiss, Estonian, Finnish and Russian leagues as well as appearing twice for FC Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Champions League. He was capped 18 times for his country.

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Very tragic news.Apparently he went swimming after training, got leg cramps in cold water and currents carried him away.He was rated very highly in Estonia, Mart Poom said that he was the best goalkeeping coach in Baltic region.


Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
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so bad news:depress:


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