Deividas Česnauskis

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Deividas Česnauskis
Personal information
Full name Deividas R. Česnauskis
Date of birth (1981-06-30) 30 June 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Kuršėnai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current club FC Baku
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Ekranas Panevėžys 54 (6)
2000–2003 Dynamo Moscow 69 (5)
2003–2004 Lokomotiv Moscow 10 (0)
2004–2005 FBK Kaunas 0 (0)
2005–2009 Heart of Midlothian 68 (1)
2009–2010 Ergotelis 24 (2)
2010–2011 Aris FC 9 (0)
2011– FC Baku 53 (8)
National team
2001– Lithuania 57 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 May 2008

Deividas Česnauskis (born 30 June 1981 in Kuršėnai, Lithuanian SSR) is a Lithuanian footballer, who plays as a winger most for FC Baku. Česnauskis is also a member of the Lithuanian national side.

Career[edit]

Česnauskis started his career as a teenage prodigy with Ekranas Panevėžys and earned a move to the Russian Premier League before his nineteenth birthday, when he joined Dynamo Moscow in 2000. Having previously been a regular for the Lithuanian under-21 side, he made his debut for the full national side against Estonia aged only 20, in 2001.

After several years at Dynamo, Česnauskis joined city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow for the 2004 Russian season, before agreeing a transfer to Scotland with Hearts in 2005. The terms of this deal involved him signing for FBK Kaunas and being immediately loaned to the Edinburgh side for three seasons. He made his Hearts debut against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup, scoring the final goal in a 3–1 victory.[1] His second goal for Hearts also came in the Scottish Cup, but it did not prevent his team for losing against Celtic in the semi-final.[2]

In his second season at Hearts he helped the team to win the Scottish Cup by scoring the winning goal in a quarter-final 2–1 win against Partick Thistle. In the same match where Roman Bednar got sent off for diving in the second-half 15 minutes after coming on as a sub.[3]

Since November 2006, Česnauskis did not play for Hearts over a year due to injuries or simply not being picked, and only played two matches for the Lithuanian national team. He finally made his comeback for Hearts in January 2008 in an away match against Dundee United, and soon after was voted Man of the match in his return to Tynecastle in a 1–1 draw against Kilmarnock. He scored his fourth Hearts goal, and his fourth in the Scottish Cup, against Motherwell on 12 January 2008.[4] He scored his first league goal for Hearts in a 2–1 defeat to Falkirk on 5 May 2008.[5]

On 26 February 2009, Česnauskis said he would leave Hearts in the summer unless he was given first team football before the end of the season, having started just two matches.[6] On 27 April, it was confirmed with immediate effect that Česnauskis and his fellow Lithuanian teammate Saulius Mikoliūnas, left Hearts.[7]

On 9 June 2009, Česnauskis signed a two-year contract with Ergotelis F.C..

On 7 June 2010, Česnauskis signed a three-year contract with one of the top-5 Greek clubs Aris Thessaloniki F.C.

In the summer of 2011 Česnauskis signed a two-year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League side FC Baku.[8] Česnauskis was released by FC Baku at the end of the 2012–13 season after scoring 8 goals in 52 appearances for the club.[9] However on 1 July 2013 Česnauskis signed a new contract with Baku.

Club career statistics[edit]

As of Match Played 6 April 2014[10]
Club performance League Cup Other[11] Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997–98 FK Ekranas A Lyga 4 0 - - 4 0
1998–99 23 3 - 23 3
1999 21 3 - 21 3
2000 18 1 - - 18 1
2000 Dynamo Moscow Russian Premier League 9 0 0 - 2 0 11 0
2001 4 0 0 - 4 0 8 0
2002 28 1 0 - - 28 1
2003 28 4 0 - - 28 4
2004 Lokomotiv Moscow 8 0 1 - -
2004–05[12] Hearts Scottish Premier League 8 0 3 2 0 0 - 11 2
2005–06[13] 25 0 4 1 2 0 - 31 1
2006–07[14] 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 14 0
2007–08[15] 13 1 2 1 0 0 - 15 2
2008–09[16] 13 0 1 0 1 0 - 17 0
2009–10 Ergotelis Superleague Greece 22 2 - - 22 2
2010–11 Aris 9 0 - 6 0 15 0
2011–12[17] Baku Azerbaijan Premier League 25 7 4 1 - - 29 8
2012–13[18] 17 0 4 0 - 2 0 23 0
2013–14 11 1 0 0 - - 11 1
Total Lithuania 66 7 - 66 7
Russia 77 5 1 - 6 0 83 5
Scotland 68 1 9 4 3 0 5 0 86 5
Greece 31 2 - 6 0 37 2
Azerbaijan 53 8 8 1 - 2 0 63 9
Career total 295 23 17 6 3 0 19 0 334 29

Honours[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow
Hearts
Baku

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Lithuania's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 July 2001 Latvijas Universitates Stadions, Riga, Latvia  Estonia 2–2 5–2 Baltic Cup
2 3 July 2003 Keskstaadion, Valga, Estonia  Estonia 2–0 5–1 Baltic Cup
3 17 November 2004 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 1–0 1–0 2006 WC Qualifying
4 17 August 2005 Vėtra Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania  Belarus 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Personal[edit]

His younger brother, Edgaras is also a professional footballer and currently plays for Russian club FC Rostov.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilmarnock 1–3 Hearts". BBC. 16 February 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hearts 1–2 Celtic". BBC. 10 April 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hearts 2–1 Partick Thistle". BBC. 25 February 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hearts 2–2 Motherwell". BBC. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Falkirk 2–1 Hearts". BBC. 5 May 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cesnauskis plans to leave Hearts". BBC Sport. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hearts players become free agents". BBC Sport. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "David Česnauskis signed a contract with FC Baku". www.ve.lt/. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Reform has started in Baku". azerisport.com. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Deividas Česnauskis". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Scottish League Cup
  12. ^ "2004-05 Stats". londonhearts. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "2005-06 Stats". londonhearts. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "2006-07 Stats". londonhearts. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "2007-08 Stats". londonhearts. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "2008-09 Stats". londonhearts. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "11/12 Season". pfl.az. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "12/139 Season". pfl.az. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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