Seven new players have joined Valmiera FC

3 August 2021

Let us introduce you to them.

Masaki Murata – 21-year-young Japanese midfielder. Yokota’s peer and teammate at Kawasaki’s Frontale academy in Japan. After moving to Europe two seasons ago, his career as a professional footballer was developed in the Germany fifth league, representing the teams of FC Bayern Alzenau and VfB Ginsheim. He also represented Japan’s U17 national team.

Niks Dusaliejvs – 20 years young Latvian forward. FK Ventspils academy graduate. In the last four seasons, he played 24 games for the FK Ventspils main team. Has been included in the U18 and U19 national teams, playing two and 11 games, respectively.

Roman Yakuba – 20 years young and 1.91 m tall Ukrainian full-back. A member of the football academy of FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Last season he helped the Shakhtar U21 team to won second place in Ukraine’S U-21 championship. In the last two seasons, he has participated in UEFA Youth League group stages with his team. Has been called up and had played in the National teams of U17, U18, and U19 ages.

Vjaceslavs Kudrjavcevs – 23-year young Latvian goalkeeper. Last season has played for Stomil Olsztyn and Widzew Lodz in Poland, in the second league. Previously, during the 2019 season, he played for FK Ventspils team. He also has four games in U21 and two in the U19 level of Latvian national teams.

Kristers Neilands 20 years young and 1.97 m tall Latvian forward. Another graduate of FK Ventspils academy. He has played 16 games for FK Ventspils main team. Represented U18, U19, and U21 Latvian National teams.

Aleksandr Gapechkin – 19-year-young Russian full-back. Graduate of FC Rostov academy. Last season, he had a debut in the Russian Premier League, in the game against FC Akhmat Grozny. Played regularly for the club’s second team.

Ryuga Nakamura – 20-year-young Japanese midfielder. Graduate of Japan’s second league club SC Sagamihara academy. Valmiera is his first club outside his country’s borders. Represented Japan’s U17 national team.

That been said, also seven players have left the team: Vlad Eleferenko, Svyatoslav Kozhedub, Jekabs Laguns, Reinis Reinholds, Meissa Diop, Daniils Skopenko and Joyskim Dawa.

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