Zelinski in 2012
|Full name||Indrek Zelinski|
|Date of birth||13 November 1974|
|Place of birth||Pärnu, Estonia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1993–1995||→ Lelle (loan)||?||(?)|
|1994–1996||→ Tervis Pärnu (loan)||?||(?)|
|1999||→ Kuressaare (loan)||1||(0)|
|2000||→ Lahti (loan)||22||(5)|
|2003||→ Landskrona BoIS (loan)||13||(1)|
|2004||→ Frem (loan)||17||(6)|
|2016||Estonia U23 (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Zelinski played as a forward for Sindi Kalju, Tervis Pärnu, Pärnu Kalev, Flora, Lelle, Kuressaare, Lahti, AaB, Landskrona BoIS, Frem and Levadia. Zelinski made his international debut for the Estonia national team in 1994. He made 103 appearances for the team, scoring 27 goals, before retiring in 2010. Zelinski was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 2001, and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 2000, 2003 and 2007.
In 1993, Zelinski signed for Flora. He saw limited playing time during the 1993–94 season, but scored a hat-trick in the championship play-off match against Norma, earning his first trophy. Zelinski spent his first seasons in Flora mostly playing for Flora affiliated teams Lelle, Tervis Pärnu and Kuressaare. He became a Flora's first team regular in the 1995–96 season. Zelinski won his second Meistriliiga title with Flora in the 1997–98 season and a third one in the following 1998 season.
On 17 July 2001, Zelinski joined Danish Superliga side AaB on loan until 9 December 2001 for a fee of EEK 1.3 million. The move was made permanent on 4 August 2001 for a fee of EEK 4 million. At Aab, Zelinski formed a strike partnership with fellow Estonian international Andres Oper. Zelinski scored 13 goals in the 2001–02 season and was the team's top goalscorer in the league. Despite that, we was dropped by the new manager Poul Erik Andreasen, and subsequently loaned to Landskrona BoIS and Frem.
In January 2005, Zelinski returned to Estonia as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with Levadia. He was Levadia's top goalscorer in the league for three consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2007, and won four consecutive Meistriliiga titles in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In August 2009, Zelinski announced that he will almost certainly retire from professional football at the end of the season. He played his last match in the Meistriliiga on 10 November 2009 against Paide Linnameeskond, where he was sent off in the end of the first half for a professional foul.
Zelinski made his international debut for the Estonia national team on 7 May 1994 in a 0–4 away defeat against United States in a friendly. He scored his first goal for Estonia on 13 November 1996 in a 6–1 away win against Andorra. Three days later, on 16 November 1996, Zelinski scored a hat-trick against Indonesia in a friendly. Zelinski was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 2001, and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 2000, 2003 and 2007. He ended his international career with a testimonial match on 21 May 2010, after a 2–0 home win against Finland, having made 103 appearances and scoring 27 goals.
|Sindi Kalju||1991||Regional League||—||—|
|Pärnu Kalev||1992–93||II liiga||—||—|
|Lelle (loan)||1993–94||II liiga||—||—|
|Tervis Pärnu (loan)||1994–95||Esiliiga||—||—|
|Landskrona BoIS (loan)||2003||Allsvenskan||13||1||—||—||13||1|
|Frem (loan)||2003–04||Danish Superliga||9||0||—||—||9||0|
|1||13 November 1996||Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra||15||Andorra||1–0||6–1||Friendly|
|2||16 November 1996||Stadio Giuseppe Olmo, Celle Ligure, Italy||16||Indonesia||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|5||1 March 1997||Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||19||Azerbaijan||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|6||18 May 1997||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||21||Latvia||1–0||1–3||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||22 June 1997||Kuressaare linnastaadion, Kuressaare, Estonia||24||Andorra||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|8||22 June 1998||Kuressaare linnastaadion, Kuressaare, Estonia||34||Andorra||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|9||20 September 1998||Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||39||Egypt||2–0||2–2||Friendly|
|10||21 November 1998||Abovyan City Stadium, Abovyan, Armenia||43||Armenia||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|11||22 January 1999||Umm al-Fahm Municipal Stadion, Umm al-Fahm, Israel||45||Norway||2–3||3–3||Friendly|
|13||16 March 1999||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||48||Cyprus||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|14||23 February 2000||Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||56||Finland||1–4||2–4||2000 King's Cup|
|15||10 December 2000||Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong||66||Hong Kong||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|17||2 June 2001||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||70||Netherlands||2–1||2–4||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|18||3 July 2001||Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia||72||Latvia||1–1||1–3||2001 Baltic Cup|
|19||15 August 2001||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||74||Cyprus||1–1||2–2||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|20||10 November 2001||Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens, Greece||77||Greece||2–4||2–4||Friendly|
|21||14 March 2002||Stadio Enzo Mazotti, Montecatini Terme, Italy||79||Saudi Arabia||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|22||21 May 2002||San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino||82||San Marino||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|23||12 October 2002||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||86||New Zealand||3–2||3–2||Friendly|
|24||30 April 2003||Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall, Aixovall, Andorra||93||Andorra||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|26||20 December 2003||Sultan Qaboos Stadium, Muscat, Oman||99||Oman||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|27||22 August 2007||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||102||Andorra||2–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
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