Imants Bleidelis

Date of birth16 August 1975
Place of birthLatvia
NationalityLatvian
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Signed by former Southampton boss David Jones shortly before he left The Dell, Imants had to wait over a month for his work permit and immediately after his arrival there was a change in management at the club. He did well in the Saints' reserve team before stepping up to make his senior debut in the Worthington Cup tie at Mansfield Town in September 2000. However his first-team opportunities under boss Glenn Hoddle were few and far between and it was not until February that he made his bow in the Premiership when he came on from the subs' bench against Bradford City. A full Latvian international he is a quick and dangerous right winger.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Skonto FC 01 Jul 1994 10 Feb 2000
Southampton 10 Feb 2000 22 Jan 2003
Viborg FF 22 Jan 2003 31 Dec 2004
Grazer AK 24 Jan 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Skonto FC UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Southampton FA Cup
1
2000-01 Southampton League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Southampton Premier League
1
2001-02 Southampton Premier League
1
2004-05 Grazer AK UEFA Cup 2


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
17 Feb 2005 Grazer AK v Middlesbrough D 2-2 UEFA Cup Round of 32 1st leg
24 Feb 2005 Middlesbrough v Grazer AK L 2-1
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Cup Round of 32 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 Goals Y R
1993-94 Latvia UEFA Under-18 4
1994-95 Latvia Baltic Cup 1
1
1994-95 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
1994-95 Latvia UEFA Under-21 4
1
1994-95 Latvia Under-21 2
1995-96 Latvia International Friendly 1
1995-96 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
1996-97 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2
1996-97 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6
1
1996-97 Latvia International Friendly 2
2
1996-97 Latvia Under-21 2
1997-98 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
1997-98 Latvia FIFA World Cup 3
1997-98 Latvia Four Team Tournament, Malta 2
1
1
1997-98 Latvia International Friendly 3
1
1
1998-99 Latvia International Friendly
2
1998-99 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
3
1999-00 Latvia Baltic Cup 1
1999-00 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 1
1999-00 Latvia International Friendly 1
1999-00 Latvia UEFA European Championship 3
1
2000-01 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6
2000-01 Latvia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
2001-02 Latvia FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Latvia International Friendly 4
1
2002-03 Latvia International Friendly 4
2002-03 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5
2
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 1
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 1
2003-04 Latvia International Friendly 3
2003-04 Latvia UEFA European Championship 8
1
1
2004-05 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2
2004-05 Latvia FIFA World Cup 8
2
2005-06 Latvia FIFA World Cup 3
2006-07 Latvia International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5
2007-08 Latvia International Friendly 1
2007-08 Latvia UEFA European Championship 4


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
31 Aug 1993 Latvia v Finland L 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 1
07 Sep 1993 Latvia v Russia L 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 1
21 Sep 1993 Finland v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
09 Oct 1993 Russia v Latvia L 5-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
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
28 Mar 1995 Austria v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
25 Apr 1995 Latvia v England L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
19 May 1995 Latvia v Estonia W 2-0 BALTIC CUP
21 May 1995 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-0 BALTIC CUP
03 Jun 1995 Portugal v Latvia L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
07 Jun 1995 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Aug 1995 Latvia v Austria W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Latvia v Liechtenstein W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Mar 1996 Cyprus v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Jul 1996 Latvia v Lithuania D 1-1 U21
08 Jul 1996 Lithuania v Latvia D 0-0 U21
01 Sep 1996 Latvia v Sweden L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
05 Oct 1996 Latvia v Scotland L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Oct 1996 Belarus v Latvia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Nov 1996 Austria v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Feb 1997 Cyprus v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
15 Feb 1997 Latvia v Lithuania W 1-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
02 Apr 1997 Switzerland v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 Latvia v Belarus W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
18 May 1997 Estonia v Latvia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Jun 1997 Latvia v Austria L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
25 Jun 1997 Latvia v Andorra W 4-1 International Friendly
10 Jul 1997 Latvia v Estonia W 2-1 BALTIC CUP
11 Jul 1997 Lithuania v Latvia L 1-0 BALTIC CUP
19 Aug 1997 Latvia v Azerbaijan D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1997 Latvia v Estonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
10 Sep 1997 Sweden v Latvia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
06 Feb 1998 Georgia v Latvia L 2-1 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
08 Feb 1998 Malta v Latvia L 2-1 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
10 Feb 1998 Latvia v Albania D 2-2 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
17 May 1998 Israel v Latvia L 5-1 International Friendly
25 Jun 1998 Estonia v Latvia W 0-2 International Friendly
26 Jun 1998 Latvia v Andorra W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Norway v Latvia W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
10 Oct 1998 Latvia v Georgia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
14 Oct 1998 Slovenia v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
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
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
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
03 Jul 2001 Latvia v Estonia W 3-1 BALTIC CUP
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
07 Jul 2002 Latvia v Azerbaijan D 0-0 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
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
21 Feb 2004 Belarus v Latvia L 4-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT 3rd place
31 Mar 2004 Slovenia v Latvia W 0-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 Latvia v Azerbaijan D 2-2 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
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
04 Jun 2005 Russia v Latvia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Jun 2005 Latvia v Liechtenstein W 1-0 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
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
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
08 Sep 2007 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Spain v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Latvia v Liechtenstein W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Sweden v Latvia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F


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