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Eduardas Kurskis

Personal information
Height1.90 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubFC Shakhtyor Soligorsk

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Eduardas Kurskis (born 17 October 1976, in Šiauliai) is a Lithuanian professional footballer currently playing for FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk as a goalkeeper. He started his career with Kaunas before leaving for first-team action at hometown Kareda Šiauliai. He returned to Kaunas in 2000, where his performances earned him selection for the Lithuanian national side between 2002 and 2003.

Kurskis then joined Scottish club Heart of Midlothian on loan from FBK Kaunas in January 2007, having previously played his entire career in his native country. He made a surprise debut in a 2-1 defeat to Motherwell at Tynecastle on 8 December 2007, despite Hearts first and second choice goalkeepers both being available. He started against Rangers a week later, but he effectively gifted the game to Rangers as he threw the ball over his own goal-line in the 87th minute.

Despite the high profile blunder against Rangers, Kurskis retained his place for the next game, against Inverness at Tynecastle. He produced another error-ridden performance, culminating in a second booking and a red card for violent conduct. Having just equalised to make it 2-2, but having made all of their regulation substitutions, Hearts had to place young defender Lee Wallace in goals, who subsequently conceded the winning goal in the 3rd minute of injury time. Kurskis' loan was cancelled on 26 March 2008 and he returned to Kaunas.

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