FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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Baltika
Club logo
Full name Football Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s) Balda
Founded 1954; 60 years ago (1954)
Ground Baltika Stadium,
Kaliningrad
Ground Capacity 14,660
Chairman Mikhail Tsikel
Manager Yevgeni Perevertailo
League Russian National Football League
2012–13 5th
2000-2004 logo

Baltika is an association football club based in Kaliningrad, Russia. Currently the club plays in the Football Championship of the National League.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 22 December 1954 as Pishchevik Kaliningrad. In 1958 the club was renamed Baltika.

The team entered the Soviet League in 1957 and played in Class B (1957–1965), Class A, Group 2 (1966–1970), and Second League (1971–1991). The best result was achieved in 1984, when Baltika won the regional group tournament.

In 1992 Baltika entered the Russian Second Division and won the regional tournament and promotion to the First Division. After fourth-place finish in 1993 and third position in 1994 Baltika won the division in 1995. In 1996 Baltika achieved the best result in club's history, finishing 7th in the Top Division. Baltika were relegated in 1998, spending a total of three seasons in the top flight. In 1998 Baltika participated in the Intertoto Cup and reached the third round.

Since then, Baltika played in the First Division, except 2002 and 2005 seasons spent in the Second Division.

League results[edit]

Russian First Division Russian Second Division Russian First Division Russian Second Division Russian First Division Russian Premier League Russian First Division Russian Second Division

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 July, 2014, according to the official NFL website.

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

No. Position Player
1 Latvia GK Aleksandrs Koļinko
2 Russia DF Dmitri Ivanov
3 Russia FW Ilya Setov
4 Russia DF Yevgeni Ovsiyenko
5 Russia MF Yevgeni Butakov
6 Russia DF Mikhail Rytov
7 Latvia MF Artūrs Zjuzins
8 Russia DF Maksim Plopa
9 Russia MF Nikita Zhuravlyov
10 Russia FW Aleksandr Minchenkov
11 Russia MF Ishkhan Geloyan
13 Belarus FW Maksim Skavysh
14 Russia DF Sergei Tsukanov
No. Position Player
17 Russia MF Andrei Gatsko
22 Russia FW Aleksei Alekseyev
23 Russia DF Maksim Vasilyev
31 Russia DF Andrei Vasyanovich
33 Russia DF Artem Pasko
38 Russia MF Dmitri Zinovich
68 Russia DF Vitali Zaprudskikh
88 Russia GK Giorgi Sheliya
89 Russia MF Dmitri Stotskiy
93 Russia MF Vitali Kalenkovich
95 Russia GK Denis Vambolt
99 Russia FW Tofik Kadimov

Reserve team[edit]

Baltika's reserve team played professionally in the Russian Third League in 1994 as FC Baltika-d Kaliningrad and in the Russian Second Division in 2006 and 2007 as FC Baltika-2 Kaliningrad.

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Baltika.

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