Marian Pahars

Date of birth05 August 1976
Place of birthRiga
NationalityLatvian
Weight68 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionForward

Although not as prolific a goalscorer as in the previous campaign, Marian showed some good form for Southampton in 2000-01 and his striking partnership with James Beattie was a productive one - even though he scored few goals himself.

His ability to trouble defenders and lay off perfect passes more than justified his inclusion in a side that achieved the Saints' best final position in 18 years.

He netted six goals in the initial eight games including a fine double against Liverpool when Saints recovered after being three down, but subsequently found the net just three more times.

A powerful, pocket-sized striker who is at his best when using his electric pace to cut in from the wings, he remained a regular for Latvia in their 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Pardaugava Riga 01 Apr 1994 01 Apr 1995
Skonto FC 01 Apr 1995 25 Mar 1999
Southampton 25 Mar 1999 30 Jun 2006
Anorthosis Famagusta 01 Jul 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Southampton Premier League 4
2
3
2
1999-00 Southampton FA Cup 2
1999-00 Southampton League Cup 3
1999-00 Southampton Premier League 31
2
13
4
2000-01 Southampton FA Cup 4
2000-01 Southampton League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Southampton Premier League 26
5
9
1
2001-02 Southampton FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Southampton League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Southampton Premier League 33
3
14
2
2002-03 Southampton League Cup
1
2002-03 Southampton Premier League 5
4
1
1
1
2003-04 Southampton FA Cup 1
2003-04 Southampton League Cup 1
2003-04 Southampton Premier League 6
8
2
2005-06 Southampton FA Cup 2
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 5
3
1
1
2007-08 Anorthosis Famagusta 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
05 Apr 1999 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
24 Apr 1999 Derby County v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
01 May 1999 Southampton v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
08 May 1999 Wimbledon v Southampton W 0-2 Premier League
16 May 1999 Southampton v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
07 Aug 1999 Coventry City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
11 Aug 1999 Southampton v Leeds United L 0-3 Premier League
15 Aug 1999 Southampton v Newcastle United W 4-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Everton v Southampton L 4-1 Premier League
28 Aug 1999 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Middlesbrough v Southampton L 3-2 Premier League
15 Sep 1999 Manchester City v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1999 Manchester United v Southampton D 3-3 Premier League
04 Oct 1999 Southampton v Derby County D 3-3 Premier League
13 Oct 1999 Southampton v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Leicester City v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
23 Oct 1999 Southampton v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Wimbledon v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Aston Villa v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
28 Nov 1999 Leeds United v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
01 Dec 1999 Aston Villa v Southampton L 4-0 League Cup 4th round
04 Dec 1999 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
13 Dec 1999 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Sunderland v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Southampton v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Southampton v Bradford City W 1-0 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
22 Jan 2000 Southampton v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
05 Feb 2000 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
08 Mar 2000 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 7-2 Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Chelsea v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Southampton v Sunderland L 1-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Bradford City v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Southampton v Watford W 2-0 Premier League
22 Apr 2000 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Southampton v Leicester City L 1-2 Premier League
07 May 2000 Liverpool v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Southampton v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Southampton v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Southampton v Liverpool D 3-3 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Southampton v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
23 Sep 2000 Bradford City v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Mansfield Town v Southampton W 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Southampton v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Everton v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
23 Oct 2000 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Manchester United v Southampton L 5-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Southampton v Coventry City L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Southampton v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Southampton v West Ham United L 2-3 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Southampton v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
27 Dec 2000 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Southampton v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Southampton v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Southampton v Leicester City W 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Southampton v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
17 Feb 2001 Southampton v Tranmere Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Southampton L 4-3 FA Cup 5th round replay
17 Mar 2001 Southampton v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
02 Apr 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town L 0-3 Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Aston Villa v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Southampton v Sunderland L 0-1 Premier League
01 May 2001 Newcastle United v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
05 May 2001 West Ham United v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
13 May 2001 Southampton v Manchester United W 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Southampton v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
18 Aug 2001 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Southampton v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
15 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton W 0-1 Premier League
24 Sep 2001 Southampton v Aston Villa L 1-3 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Middlesbrough v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
09 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Southampton W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
20 Oct 2001 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town D 3-3 Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Fulham v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
17 Nov 2001 Derby County v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2001 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
27 Nov 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 2-2 (5-6) League Cup 4th round
02 Dec 2001 Everton v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
08 Dec 2001 Leicester City v Southampton W 0-4 Premier League
15 Dec 2001 Southampton v Sunderland W 2-0 Premier League
22 Dec 2001 Manchester United v Southampton L 6-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Southampton v Leeds United L 0-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Southampton W 2-4 Premier League
09 Jan 2002 Southampton v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
13 Jan 2002 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
16 Jan 2002 Rotherham United v Southampton L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Liverpool v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
30 Jan 2002 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
02 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
09 Feb 2002 Newcastle United v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
23 Feb 2002 Southampton v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
06 Mar 2002 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Southampton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Sunderland v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Southampton v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Southampton v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
13 Apr 2002 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
20 Apr 2002 Southampton v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
11 May 2002 Southampton v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
17 Aug 2002 Southampton v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Southampton v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
11 Sep 2002 Southampton v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
21 Sep 2002 Southampton v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
05 Oct 2002 Southampton v Manchester City W 2-0 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
16 Nov 2002 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
29 Nov 2003 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
07 Dec 2003 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 Premier League
13 Dec 2003 Liverpool v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
16 Dec 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton L 1-0 League Cup 5th round
21 Dec 2003 Southampton v Portsmouth W 3-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2004 Southampton v Newcastle United L 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Birmingham City v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
31 Jan 2004 Manchester United v Southampton L 3-2 Premier League
07 Feb 2004 Southampton v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2004 Arsenal v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
21 Feb 2004 Southampton v Everton D 3-3 Premier League
28 Feb 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
21 Mar 2004 Portsmouth v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
12 Apr 2004 Middlesbrough v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
17 Apr 2004 Manchester City v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
24 Apr 2004 Southampton v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 Premier League
28 Sep 2005 Southampton v Reading D 0-0 League Championship
01 Oct 2005 Preston North End v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
05 Nov 2005 Leicester City v Southampton D 0-0 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Southampton v Leeds United L 3-4 League Championship
21 Jan 2006 Southampton v Ipswich Town L 0-2 League Championship
25 Jan 2006 Southampton v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
28 Jan 2006 Leicester City v Southampton W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2006 Plymouth Argyle v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
18 Feb 2006 Newcastle United v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
17 Apr 2006 Southampton v Millwall W 2-0 League Championship


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
1
1994-95 Latvia UEFA Under-18 2
1994-95 Latvia UEFA Under-21 3
1994-95 Latvia Under-18 1
1
1994-95 Latvia Under-21
1
1995-96 Latvia International Friendly 1
1995-96 Latvia UEFA Under-21 2
1996-97 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2
1
1
1996-97 Latvia FIFA World Cup 5
2
1
1996-97 Latvia International Friendly 3
1
1997-98 Latvia Baltic Cup 3
1
1
1997-98 Latvia FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Latvia Four Team Tournament, Malta 2
1
3
1997-98 Latvia International Friendly 3
1
1998-99 Latvia International Friendly 2
2
1998-99 Latvia UEFA European Championship 6
3
2
1999-00 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 1
1999-00 Latvia International Friendly 1
1999-00 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
1
1
2000-01 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6
2
2
2000-01 Latvia International Friendly 1
2001-02 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
2
1
2001-02 Latvia FIFA World Cup 1
1
2001-02 Latvia International Friendly 5
1
2002-03 Latvia UEFA European Championship 3
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 1
1
2003-04 Latvia International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Latvia UEFA European Championship
4
2006-07 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament
2
2006-07 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
3
2
2007-08 Latvia UEFA European Championship 1
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
21 Sep 1993 Finland v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
23 Jul 1994 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 U18
15 Nov 1994 Slovenia v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
17 Nov 1994 England v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
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
07 Jun 1995 England v Latvia L 4-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
15 Aug 1995 Latvia v Austria L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
12 Mar 1996 Cyprus v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Aug 1996 Latvia v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
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
17 Feb 1997 Poland v Latvia L 3-2 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
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
21 Apr 1998 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 BALTIC CUP
17 May 1998 Israel v Latvia L 5-1 International Friendly
25 Jun 1998 Estonia v Latvia W 0-2 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Iceland v Latvia L 4-1 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
10 Nov 1998 Tunisia v Latvia L 3-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1999 Latvia v Greece D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
02 Sep 2006 Latvia v Sweden L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
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
06 Jun 2007 Latvia v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Spain v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
13 Oct 2007 Iceland v Latvia W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Denmark v Latvia L 3-1 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.