Having played 124 games over the course of three seasons, Kaspars Gorkss is a memorable name from the past for most fans of Queens Park Rangers.
Born in Riga, Latvia, Gorkss was a sturdy centre back who played a big role in helping the R’s to lift the Championship title back in the 2010/11 season as they gained promotion to the Premier League.
The 2008 signing from Blackpool also made it into the league’s team of the week on several occasions and eventually left West London to join Reading in 2011 on a three year contract.
It was with the Royals that he went on to enjoy even more success as he helped the Berkshire outfit to win the Championship, thus adding to his medal collection which included the league title win that he achieved with the R’s and a play-off final victory from his time at Blackpool.
Gorkss went on to play for Reading on 87 occasions, in between heading out on an emergency loan to Wolves, and eventually left at the end of the 2013/14 campaign following the expiry of his contract with the club.
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He then took in a short lived spell with Colchester United in League One, before eventually heading to Greece to play for GS Ergotelis.
After 13 games for them, he jetted off to the Czech Republic to play for FK Dukla Prague.
Then came his long awaited return to Latvia, as he went on turn out for FK Liepaja and Riga FC as his career began to wind down towards retirement.
After 41 appearances back in his home country, Gorkss finally called time on his playing days in the summer of 2018 and will certainly look back on his time in England with great fondness.
Not many players have three Football League promotions on their CV and for that reason, Gorkss will always be well remembered at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for years to come.