FBK Kaunas

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FBK Kaunas
FBK-Kaunas.png
Full name Kauno futbolo bendruomenės klubas
Nickname(s) Geltonai-Žali (yellow-greens)
Founded 1960
Ground S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium
Ground Capacity 8500
League II league

Kauno futbolo bendruomenės klubas, commonly known as FBK Kaunas, is a Lithuanian football club from the city of Kaunas.

History[edit]

Originally the team was founded in 1960 as Banga Kaunas. After Lithuania regained its independence the club was restructured. In 1993 Banga Kaunas was renamed Žalgiris Kaunas and then FBK Kaunas. The baseball section added (which later separated and became BK Lituanica Kaunas), hence the original name in Lithuanian is Kauno futbolo beisbolo klubas. FBK Kaunas are sponsored by Ūkio bankas, a bank which has Vladimir Romanov as its principal shareholder. In October 2005 Mr Romanov became the majority shareholder of Scottish Premier League side, Heart of Midlothian. Romanov has since used Kaunas as a feeder club for Hearts by allowing the SPL side to loan many players, such as Edgaras Jankauskas, Bruno Aguiar, Andrius Velička, Nerijus Barasa, Marius Žaliūkas and Roman Bednář, the latter signing a permanent deal for Hearts on 31 August 2006. Kaunas have played Celtic, Rangers and Liverpool in Champions League qualifying stages. On 5 August 2008, FBK Kaunas defeated Rangers, 2–1, to advance to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League for the first time. The game was won in dramatic circumstances as Kaunas had to come from behind and finally took the lead just four minutes from time. Linas Pilibaitis was the scorer.

2009 season[edit]

After finishing second in 2008 A Lyga championship the club's president announced that the club were being demoted from the A Lyga in favour of LFF I Lyga, the 2nd tier of Lithuanian football system, but as conflict with LFF intensified, FBK Kaunas was relegated to LFF II lyga (consisting of amateur teams).

FBK Kaunas won II lyga championship in their first year in that division. Despite relegation FBK Kaunas also participated in the new UEFA Europe League as a vice-champ of Lithuania.[1] but did not advance past FK Sevojno. Despite drawing both games FBK Kaunas lost on away goals.

The 2009–2010 LFF Cup campaign ended for FBK Kaunas in the semi-final stage thus falling short of the target to qualify for UEFA Europa League by winning the LFF Cup.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of August 2011 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Lithuania GK Laurynas Vertelis
2 Lithuania MF Andrius Sanajevas
4 Lithuania MF Paulius Daukša
5 Lithuania MF Audrius Račkus
6 Lithuania MF Darius Šinkūnas
7 Lithuania DF Marius Miškinis
8 Lithuania FW Andrius Bartkus
9 Lithuania FW Edvinas Petkus
10 Lithuania FW Deividas Pašukevičius
11 Lithuania FW Gvidas Juška
12 Lithuania GK Lukas Žukauskas
13 Lithuania MF Marius Šoblinskas
No. Position Player
14 Lithuania MF Lukas Sendžikas
15 Lithuania MF Gintaras Griškevičius
16 Lithuania FW Simonas Paulius
17 Lithuania FW Audrius Juozaitis
18 Lithuania MF Donatas Nakrošius
19 Lithuania FW Ramūnas Mačežinskas
20 Lithuania FW Tomas Snapkauskas
22 Lithuania GK Džiugas Bartkus
23 Lithuania DF Vytautas Birškys
24 Lithuania MF Tomas Miklinevičius
25 Lithuania MF Aurimas Raginis

Personal

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Continental[edit]

Season-by-season[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L Goals Pts Top Scorer Cup Supercup Baltic League Europe Notes
1991 1st 3 14 9 4 1 24–10 22 Not
contested
Baltic
League
not
founded
until
2007
1991/92 1st 4 25 11 10 4 26–15 32
1992/93 1st 5 27 11 5 11 36–29 27
1993–94 1st 5 22 12 4 6 31–18 28
1994–95 1st 6 22 8 8 6 25–22 24 1/4 dnq
1995–96 1st 4 28 14 3 11 33–15 31 1/4 Not contested
1996–97 1st 4 28 15 5 11 48–35 41 1/2 dnq IC Group stage
1997–98 1st 5 30 18 4 8 63–19 58 Lithuania Trakys Final Not
contested
IC Group stage
1998–99 1st 3 23 18 3 2 57–14 57 Lithuania Trakys Final
1999 1st 1 18 12 5 1 36–10 41 Lithuania Kšanavičius 1/4 UC 1st Qualifying round
2000 1st 1 36 26 8 2 115–24 86 Lithuania Velička 1/2 CL 2nd qualifying round
2001 1st 1 36 26 7 3 76–13 85 Lithuania Pocius Winner CL 1st qualifying round
2002 1st 1 32 24 6 2 85–20 78 Lithuania Šlekys 1/4 Winner CL 1st qualifying round
2003 1st 1 28 21 5 2 64–20 68 Czech Republic Opic 1/2 Runner up CL 2nd qualifying round
2004 1st 1 28 20 5 3 49–19 65 Lithuania Velička Winner Winner CL 2nd qualifying round
2005 1st 2 36 26 4 6 89–25 82 Lithuania Beniušis Winner Runner up CL 2nd qualifying round
2006 1st 1 36 28 4 4 85–30 88 Lithuania Velička / Lithuania Beniušis 1/4 Winner UC 2nd qualifying round
2007 1st 1 36 25 8 3 91–26 83 Lithuania Grigalevičius Not contested Not
contested
1/2 CL 1st qualifying round
2008 1st 2 28 16 7 5 51–17 55 Brazil Ledesma Winner Winner CL / UC 3rd qualifying round / 1st round Relegated to II Lyga
2009 3rd 1 20 19 0 1 110–10 57 Lithuania Macežinskas 1/2 dnq dnq EL 2nd qualifying round Promoted to 1 Lyga
2010 2nd 1 27 27 0 0 108–16 81 Bosnia and Herzegovina Pehlić 1/2 dnq Promoted to A Lyga
2011 1st 10 33 8 8 17 41–53 26 Lithuania Razulis 1/2 dnq dnq Relegated to II Lyga
2012 4th 2 15 7 6 2 40-20 27 Lithuania Macežinskas 1/4 dnq dnq
2013 3rd 6 24 9 4 11 52-47 31 Spain Sevilla 1/64 dnq dnq
2014 3rd 1 or 2 26 20 3 3 69-19 63 Spain Sevilla 1/32 dnq dnq

European cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate Scored
1996–97 Intertoto cup Group stage Norway Lillestrøm SK 1–4 Lithuania Kirilovas
France FC Nantes 1–3 Lithuania Žalys
Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 1–0 Lithuania Miknevičius
Netherlands Heerenveen 1–3 Lithuania Gvildys
1997–98 Intertoto cup Group stage Turkey Samsunspor 0–1
Iceland Leiftur 3–2 Lithuania Buitkus Lithuania Trakys Lithuania Bezykornovas
Germany Hamburger SV 1–2 Lithuania Bezykornovas
Denmark Odense 2–2 Lithuania Bezykornovas Lithuania Trakys
1999-00 UEFA cup Qual. round Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 1–3 3–4 Lithuania Pacevičius-2 Lithuania Papečkys
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Brotnjo 4–0 0–3 4–3 Lithuania Kšanavičius-2Lithuania ŽutaLithuania Puotkalis
2nd QR Scotland Rangers FC 0–0 1–4 1–4 Lithuania Žuta
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Republic of Macedonia Sloga Jugomagnat 1–1 0–0 1–1 Lithuania Papečkys
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Albania Dinamo Tirana 2–3 0–0 2–3 Lithuania Velička-2
2003–04 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Faroe Islands Havnar Bóltfelag 4–1 1–0 5–1 Lithuania Beniušis-2, Lithuania Kančelskis,Czech Republic Opic
2nd QR Scotland Celtic 0–4 0–1 0–5
2004–05 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Malta Sliema Wanderers 4–1 2–0 6–1 Lithuania Sanajevas-2, Lithuania Žutautas, Lithuania Gedgaudas, Lithuania Mikoliūnas, Lithuania Žaliūkas
2nd QR Sweden Djurgårdens 0–2 0–0 0–2
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Faroe Islands Havnar Bóltfelag 4–0 4–2 8–2 Lithuania Velička-3, Lithuania Zelmikas-2, Lithuania Rimkevičius-2, Poland Klimek
2nd QR England Liverpool 1–3 0–2 1–5 Lithuania Barevičius
2006–07 UEFA cup 1st QR Northern Ireland Portadown 1–0 3–1 4–1 Georgia (country) Manchkava, Bosnia and Herzegovina Pehlić, Lithuania Velička, Lithuania Ivaškevičius
2nd QR Denmark Randers 1–0 1–3 2–3 Lithuania Juška, Lithuania Velička
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Montenegro Zeta 3–2 1–3 4–5 Georgia (country) Kvaratskhelia-2, Lithuania Beniušis, Lithuania Kšanavičius
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Andorra Santa Coloma 3–1 4–1 7–2 Lithuania Pilibaitis-4, Brazil Ledesma-2, Lithuania Zelmikas
2nd QR Scotland Rangers FC 2–1 0–0 2–1 Lithuania Radžius, Lithuania Pilibaitis
3rd QR Denmark Aalborg 0–2 0–2 0–4
UEFA Cup 1st round Italy Sampdoria 1–2 0–5 1–7 Lithuania Zelmikas
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2nd QR Serbia Sevojno 1–1 0–0 1–1 Lithuania Fridrikas

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murray, Keir (August 5, 2008). "FBK Kaunas 2–1 Rangers (agg 2–1)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 

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