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Born: 15 March 1987
Came from: Unattached Went to: Released
First game: 13 August 2016 Last game: 14 February 2017
Appearances: 23 (20/3) Goals: 3
Born in the Latvian capital of Riga, Bulvitis featured for a number of smaller Baltic sides at the beginning of his career. His first club was Latvian side FC Daugava, with whom he spent a season before joining Lithuanian side FK Siauliai in 2008. He returned to Latvia for the 2009 season, joining FC Tranzit in Ventspils, where he made 17 appearances before moving on a half-season loan to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the summer of 2009.
He made his debut for Caley Thistle in a Scottish League Cup match against Annan Athletic, scoring his first goal for the club in the next round against Albion Rovers. On his return to Ventspils in January 2010 he was immediately sent to a Russian Second Division club, but within a week he was back in Inverness at his request. He stayed until the end of the season and made a total of 39 appearances (4 goals) to help the Highland club win the Scottish First Division.
Upon returning to Latvia in the summer of 2010, he joined FK Ventspils, spending six months there before moving on to Slovakian side Spartak Trnava. Injuries plagued his time there and soon he was on the move again, joining Jurmala for his first spell with the club. He made over 50 appearances for them in a period that saw him make his international debut in the 2012 Baltic Cup, where he helped Latvia to win the tournament in his first two games for his country.
In the summer of 2013 Bulvitis joined one of Latvia's most successful clubs, Skonto Riga, on a three-year deal. Unfortunately, financial difficulties at the club saw him again limited to just a six-month stay. He subsequently moved briefly to Switzerland, playing for FC Aarau, before returning to Jurmala for a second spell in early 2015.
Bulvitis began his second spell in British football in the summer of 2016 when Derek Adams brought him to Home Park. By this time the centre-back had accumulated 19 international caps and two goals for Latvia, having previously played for them at under-19 and under-21 levels.
Having scored three in 23 appearances for Argyle, including a memorable brief cameo up front when chasing the game in the FA Cup replay at home to Liverpool, the 30-year-old was released by Argyle at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Four months later he returned to his home country and re-signed for his former club, six-times Latvian champions, FK Ventspils.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
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