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Andres Rubins Wiki

Andres Rubins Biography

Who is Andres Rubins?

Former Crystal Palace star Andres Rubins has tragically passed away at the age of 43.

The left-hand midfielder is best known for his brilliant goal against Liverpool in the first leg of the 2000/01 League Cup semi-final.

He also made 117 appearances for the Latvian national team, the second-highest number in the country’s history.

At club level, he also played for Spartak Moscow and Karabakh.


Rubins started his career in his native Latvia, but first broke through at Östers IF in Sweden. He joined Crystal Palace from Skonto FC in 2000 and moved to Spartak Moscow in December 2002.

The midfielder continued his career in Europe and Azerbaijan before retiring with a hip injury in 2013.

Internationally, Rubins is considered one of the greatest Latvian players of all time, with 117 caps for his country, the second most in history for over 13 years.

“The thoughts of everyone associated with Crystal Palace are with Andres’ loved ones at this truly sad time.”

Former court star Clinton Morrison was among those who paid tribute to Rubins after his death was confirmed.

He said: “What a sad news. He played with Rubins and Rubins was a great player and a brilliant man.

“Thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

cause of death

No cause of death was given after the announcement.

Crystal Palace Football Club wrote in a statement: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Andres Rubins at the age of 43.

Rubins, who made 37 appearances for the club between 2000 and 2002, is known to fans for his memorable goal against Liverpool in the 2000/01 League Cup.

“His other goal for the club was equally impressive, also in the League Cup against Leicester City in the 30m. That goal helped Crystal Palace reach the semi-finals of the competition.”

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