Alex Kolinko

Date of birth18 June 1975
Place of birthRiga
NationalityLatvian
Weight86 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Kolinko joined Crystal Palace from Latvian club Skonto Riga for whom he had appeared in the UEFA Champions' League qualifying competition in the early part of the 2000-01 season.

His career at Selhurst Park got off to a shaky start, but as his English improved so did his performances on the pitch.

He developed into a good all-round keeper and became a favourite of the Eagles' fans.

He produced a particularly inspirational performance to keep a clean sheet in the FA Cup Third Round tie against Premiership Sunderland.

Kolinko is the first-choice keeper for Latvia and featured regularly in their World Cup qualifying matches during the season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Skonto FC 15 Sep 2000
Crystal Palace 15 Sep 2000 30 Jun 2003
Rostov 01 Aug 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Skonto FC UEFA Champions League 2 3
2000-01 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2 4
1
2000-01 Crystal Palace League Cup 7 1 10
1
2000-01 Crystal Palace League Division 1 35 4 56
1
2000-01 Skonto FC UEFA Champions League 2 5
2001-02 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1 2
2001-02 Crystal Palace League Cup 1 2
2001-02 Crystal Palace League Division 1 18
1
3 24
2002-03 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2 1
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Cup 4 2 4
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Division 1 26
2
8 24
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Aug 1999 Chelsea v Skonto Riga L 3-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
25 Aug 1999 Skonto Riga v Chelsea D 0-0
Agg: 0-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
12 Jul 2000 Skonto Riga v FC Shamkir W 2-1 UEFA Champions League 1st round 1st leg
19 Jul 2000 FC Shamkir v Skonto Riga L 4-1
Agg: 5-3
UEFA Champions League 1st round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1993-94 Latvia Under-21 3 1 3
1
1994-95 Latvia UEFA Under-21 3 3
1994-95 Latvia Under-21 2 1 4
1995-96 Latvia UEFA Under-21 1 1
1996-97 Latvia UEFA Under-21 7 1 9
1996-97 Latvia Under-21 1
1997-98 Latvia Baltic Cup 1 1
1997-98 Latvia UEFA Under-21 3 8
1
1998-99 Latvia International Friendly 2
1
5
1998-99 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2 3
1
1999-00 Latvia Baltic Cup 1 2
1999-00 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2 4
1999-00 Latvia International Friendly 1 1
1999-00 Latvia UEFA European Championship 3 7
2000-01 Latvia FIFA World Cup 7 1 14
2000-01 Latvia International Friendly 2 1 1
2001-02 Latvia Baltic Cup 1 1
2001-02 Latvia FIFA World Cup 1 2
2001-02 Latvia International Friendly 5 1 7
2002-03 Latvia International Friendly 3 6
2002-03 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5 3 3
1
2003-04 Latvia Baltic Cup 1 1
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 1 1
2003-04 Latvia International Friendly 3 1 3
2003-04 Latvia UEFA European Championship 8 2 10
2004-05 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2 3
2004-05 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6 1 12
2004-05 Latvia International Friendly 1 2
2005-06 Latvia FIFA World Cup 4 7
2005-06 Latvia International Friendly 2 3
2006-07 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 2 3
2006-07 Latvia International Friendly 2 1
2006-07 Latvia UEFA European Championship 6 1 7
1
2007-08 Latvia International Friendly 1
2
2
2007-08 Latvia UEFA European Championship 1 2
2008-09 Latvia International Friendly
2
2009-10 Latvia Baltic Cup 1
2009-10 Latvia International Friendly
1
2013-14 Latvia FIFA World Cup 2 3
2014-15 Latvia International Friendly 2 1 1
2014-15 Latvia UEFA European Championship 4 10


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Apr 1994 Latvia v Estonia W 4-0 U21
25 May 1994 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 U21
03 Jun 1994 Latvia v Malta W 2-1 U21
06 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
08 Oct 1994 Latvia v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
02 Nov 1994 Turkey v Latvia L 4-0 U21
08 Mar 1995 Hungary v Latvia W 0-1 U21
25 Apr 1995 Latvia v England L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
10 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
08 Jul 1996 Lithuania v Latvia D 0-0 U21
31 Aug 1996 Latvia v Sweden L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
06 Oct 1996 Latvia v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1996 Belarus v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Nov 1996 Austria v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
29 Apr 1997 Latvia v Belarus L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 4
18 May 1997 Estonia v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Jun 1997 Latvia v Austria L 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Jul 1997 Latvia v Estonia W 2-1 BALTIC CUP
05 Sep 1997 Latvia v Estonia L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Sep 1997 Sweden v Latvia L 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia W 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Nov 1998 Tunisia v Latvia L 3-0 International Friendly
24 Feb 1999 Israel v Latvia L 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Latvia v Slovenia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Jun 1999 Greece v Latvia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
26 Jun 1999 Brazil v Latvia L 3-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Albania v Latvia D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
08 Sep 1999 Georgia v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Oct 1999 Latvia v Norway L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
02 Feb 2000 Romania v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
06 Feb 2000 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Semi-final
26 Apr 2000 Lithuania v Latvia L 2-1 BALTIC CUP
03 Jun 2000 Latvia v Finland W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Latvia v Belarus L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Latvia v Scotland L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Oct 2000 Latvia v Belgium L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Nov 2000 San Marino v Latvia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 Feb 2001 Liechtenstein v Latvia W 0-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Croatia v Latvia L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 Apr 2001 Latvia v San Marino D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
02 Jun 2001 Belgium v Latvia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2001 Latvia v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
05 Jul 2001 Latvia v Lithuania W 4-1 BALTIC CUP
15 Aug 2001 Latvia v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 Scotland v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Nov 2001 Latvia v Russia L 1-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Luxembourg v Latvia W 0-3 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Latvia v Kazakhstan W 2-1 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Finland v Latvia L 2-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Latvia v Belarus L 2-4 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Latvia v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Oct 2002 Poland v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Nov 2002 San Marino v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Feb 2003 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Ukraine v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Latvia v San Marino W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
07 Jun 2003 Hungary v Latvia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
04 Jul 2003 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-1 BALTIC CUP
20 Aug 2003 Latvia v Uzbekistan L 0-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Latvia v Poland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Sep 2003 Latvia v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Oct 2003 Sweden v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
15 Nov 2003 Latvia v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Turkey v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Latvia v Kazakhstan W 3-1 Cyprus International Tournament Semi-final
31 Mar 2004 Slovenia v Latvia W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Latvia v Iceland D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Latvia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Latvia v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Latvia L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Aug 2004 Latvia v Wales L 0-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Latvia v Portugal L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Sep 2004 Luxembourg v Latvia W 3-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Oct 2004 Slovakia v Latvia L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Oct 2004 Latvia v Estonia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Nov 2004 Liechtenstein v Latvia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Feb 2005 Finland v Latvia L 2-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Semi-final
09 Feb 2005 Austria v Latvia D 1-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
30 Mar 2005 Latvia v Luxembourg W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Aug 2005 Latvia v Russia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
03 Sep 2005 Estonia v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Sep 2005 Latvia v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Oct 2005 Latvia v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Portugal v Latvia L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 May 2006 USA v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Russia v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Latvia v Sweden L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Luxembourg v Latvia D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Latvia v Iceland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Northern Ireland v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2007 Bulgaria v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
07 Feb 2007 Hungary v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 3rd place play-off
28 Mar 2007 Liechtenstein v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Jun 2007 Latvia v Spain L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Latvia v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Latvia v Moldova L 1-2 International Friendly
21 Nov 2007 Sweden v Latvia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Georgia v Latvia W 1-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Andorra v Latvia W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Romania v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2008 Estonia v Latvia D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Jan 2010 Korea Republic v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
19 Jun 2010 Estonia v Latvia D 0-0 Baltic Cup Group stage
10 Sep 2013 Greece v Latvia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group G
15 Oct 2013 Latvia v Slovakia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group G
03 Sep 2014 Latvia v Armenia W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2014 Kazakhstan v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
10 Oct 2014 Latvia v Iceland L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Oct 2014 Latvia v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
16 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Latvia L 6-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
31 Mar 2015 Ukraine v Latvia D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.