Timo Bierrelaš

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Timo Bierrelaš
Personal information
Full nameTimo Bierrelaš
Year of birth1978
Place of birthKotihem, Reindeer Herders
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)*
2004–15Craitland Kealb FC
National team
2008Reindeer Herders Reindeer Herders
2008Tuatha Aontaithe Tuatha Aontaithe
2009Reindeer Herders Reindeer Herders
2009–10Livlandia Livlandia
2010–11Normark Normark
2012Nordic Union Nordic Union
2012–13Normark Normark
2013Dominion Dominion
2013–14Høgmårk Høgmårk
2014–15Reindeer Herders Reindeer Herders
* Appearances (Goals)
Player has received at least one call-up for any emboldened national teams

Timo Bierrelaš is a Reindeer Herder former-footballer who most recently played for Kealb FC, with whom he spent his entire club career. Bierrelaš was also known as Tadhg Ó Braonáin for a brief period in 2008 after gaining Tuatha Aontaithe citizenship.

Bierrelaš has some minor notoriety due to the sheer number of changes—nine—between national teams which he previously had eligibility to represent. While he only ever received call-ups for his homeland of the Reindeer Herders and Normark, he was at different times available to play for the short-lived Tuatha Aontaithe, Livlandia, the Dominion, and Høgmårk.

Career

Club

Although born in a small Reindeer Herder town, Bierrelaš moved to Craitland to begin his footballing career and signed for CrFA League 2 team Kealb FC at the age of 25 ahead of their first ever season. Bierrelaš was given the 13 shirt, which he wore for his entire career, and was made the team's reserve goalkeeper behind Johaņ Chentzansio; deputising when required. Bierrelaš spent his entire club career with Kealb being utilised sparingly, and won three trophies during his time there; two second-tier titles in 2004 and 2008, and the 2005 Cities' Cup, whilst also being part of the team that gained promotion to the top flight and finished a record highest second place in 2012. Bierrelaš retired in the summer of 2015 after twelve seasons' play at the age of 37.

International

As his nation's only fully-professional player, Bierrelaš was called-up for the Reindeer Herders' first ever qualifying campaign in 2008, as the side finished bottom of their group; a position they repeated the following year. During times when the Reindeer Herders lost their FMF membership, Bierrelaš was eligible for Tuatha Aontaithe and Livlandia, but neither nation played any matches.

In 2010, he became eligible to play for Normark—later the Nordic Union—and was used by the team as a back-up for the following three years. He was included in two EMU Championships squads, in 2011 and 2012, and also named for the 2012 FMF World Cup, though he played in none of the tournaments as the team was eliminated in the group stage on each occasion.

After Normark and its successor the Dominion were declared dead, Bierrelaš became eligible to play for Høgmårk, though did not, until 2014, when the Reindeer Herders made a surprise return. Bierrelaš was involved in one final qualifying competition with his home nation in 2015, keeping a notable clean sheet against Valencia in the team's only draw as they finished bottom of the group, before announcing his retirement later that year.

Honours

Kealb FC