Tartu JK Tammeka

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Tartu JK Tammeka
Tartu JK Tammeka Logo
Full name Tartu Jalgpallikool Tammeka
Nickname(s) Sinivalged (Blue-and-whites)
Founded 13 June 1989
Ground Tamme Stadium, Tartu
Ground Capacity 2000[1]
Chairman Kalle Paas
Manager Indrek Koser
League Meistriliiga
2013 9th
Website Club home page

Tartu JK Tammeka is an Estonian football club based in Tartu. Founded in 1989, Tammeka has been playing in the highest division of Estonian football since 2005 with the highest success coming in 2007 Meistriliiga season when the club finished 5th. Tammeka has also been successful in Estonian Cup reaching final in 2007–08. The club plays their home matches on Tamme Stadium.

History[edit]

Tammeka was founded in 1989 as a youth football club and made its name in the 1990s with Tammeka Cup. In 2000, Tammeka's first homegrown started playing in the Estonian League system, rising quickly to the second division (Esiliiga).

In 2004, Tammeka won Esiliiga in the last game of the season and was promoted to the highest division of Estonian football - the Meistriliiga. The first game of the freshly promoted Tammeka brought the club its biggest win in Meistriliiga to date, when the blue-and-whites destroyed Tallinna Dünamo 9:0. The young team was however quickly brought to ground and the club finished its first season in the top division with 7th place. The next season followed in the same rhythm.

In 2006 Tammeka merged with city rivals Tartu Merkuur (known as JK Maag Tartu for sponsorship reasons at the time) to form JK Maag Tammeka Tartu. This new symbiosis brought the club its highest league finish (5th in 2007) and a place in the 2007-2008 Estonian Cup final. However, the unified club failed to bring European football to the city in two seasons and in 2009, Maag was dropped from the club's name after the company withdrew its sponsorship.[2]

Tammeka started the 2009 season with a brand new and young team, which had a hard time adapting to the demands of Meistriliiga. The struggling club changed ownership in the summer of 2009 and with the arrival of several foreign players secured its place in the league. In 2010 and 2011, the club again thrived under the management of Marko Kristal as the new "Golden Generation" of players - notably Albert Prosa, Kaarel Kiidron and Siim Tenno - matured and brought stability to the club.

Before the 2012 season, Tammeka was forced to sell several of its best players. The club struggled the whole season and finished last in the league but still retained its place in Meistriliiga after FC Viljandi disbanded.[3]

In 2013, the club brought in an experienced German manager Uwe Erkenbrecher.[4] Tammeka hit financial trouble on the second half of 2013 season, failing to pay players wages for four months but refused the reorganization plan proposed by Estonian Football Association.[5][6] In February 2014 Tammeka were stripped of their Meistriliiga license.[7] Tammeka entry was later granted for 2014 season to Jalgpallikool Tammeka (Football School Tammeka), a financially independent part of the club run by some of the former employees of football club Tammeka.[8]

Tammeka in Estonian football[edit]

Season[9] League Pos Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Top goalscorer Cup1
2000 4 1 20 15 1 4 75 24 51 46 Estonia Vitali Gussev (22)
2001 3 1 20 15 0 5 72 29 43 45 Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (20)
2002 2 6 28 10 3 15 47 73 −26 33 Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (11)
2003 2 7 28 3 5 20 44 99 −55 14 Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (20)
2004 2 1 28 17 7 4 74 58 16 58 Estonia Oliver Konsa (25) 1/8-finals[10]
2005 1 7 36 8 5 23 50 88 −38 29 Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (15)
2006 1 6 36 12 7 17 45 57 −12 43 Estonia Oliver Konsa (12)
2007 1 5 36 18 8 10 54 40 14 62 Estonia Siksten Kasimir
Estonia Nikolai Lõsanov (10)
1/4-finals[11]
2008 1 7 36 9 4 23 45 76 −31 31 Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (11) Runners-up
2009 1 7 36 7 3 26 29 86 −57 24 Estonia Albert Prosa (6) 1/4-finals
2010 1 6 36 11 7 18 50 66 −16 40 Estonia Albert Prosa (12) Semi-finals
2011 1 7 36 11 6 19 57 75 −18 39 Estonia Albert Prosa (22) 1/8-finals
2012 1 10 36 4 8 24 30 79 −49 20 Estonia Kaspar Kaldoja (5) 1/4-finals
2013 1 9 36 8 8 20 30 68 −38 32 Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (6) Semi-finals
2014 1/32-finals

1 Cup results given for the year the competition ended (e.g. 2008 result shows the result for the 2007/2008 Estonian Cup)

Players[edit]

See also: Category:JK Tammeka Tartu players

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 March 2014.[12]

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

No. Position Player
1 Estonia GK Karl Johan Pechter
2 Estonia MF Martin Jõgi
3 Estonia DF Simo Tenno
4 Estonia DF Kevin Anderson
5 Estonia MF Kristjan Tiirik
6 Estonia MF Tauno Tekko
7 Estonia FW Kevin Rääbis
9 Estonia FW Mikk Valtna (vice-captain)
10 Estonia MF Reio Laabus
11 Estonia FW Georgi Ivanov
12 Estonia GK Andrus Lukjanov
13 Estonia DF Jürgen Lorenz (captain)
No. Position Player
14 Estonia MF Priit Peedo
15 Estonia MF Rasmus Tauts
16 Estonia DF Martin Naggel
17 Estonia MF Geir-Kristjan Suurpere
18 Estonia DF Andre Paju
21 Estonia FW Marek Naal
22 Estonia DF Valeri Šabanov
23 Estonia GK Karli Kütt
Estonia DF Martin Hurt
Estonia DF Kaarel Kiidron
Estonia MF Mario Hansi
Estonia FW Paul Naaber

Reserve squad[edit]

See Luunja
As of 10 March 2014.[13]

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

No. Position Player
Estonia GK Rene Sütt
Estonia DF Siim Kask
Estonia DF Uku Lilleväli
Estonia DF Erki Mõttus
Estonia DF Kristo Pahla
Estonia DF Martin-Gert Pärli
Estonia DF Lehar Savikink
Estonia DF Tanel Vanaveski
Estonia MF Martin Aasmäe
Estonia MF Markus Jõgi
No. Position Player
Estonia MF Rainer Klement
Estonia MF Tristan Koskor
Estonia MF Meelis Meisalu
Estonia MF Martin Miller
Estonia MF Hardy Suits
Estonia MF Andres Verst
Estonia FW Kristofer Kaasik
Estonia FW Johannes Theodor Kollist
Estonia FW Marek Tšernjavski
Estonia FW Karl Vaabel

Player records in Meistriliiga[edit]

As of 8 March 2013. Players in bold played for the team in 2014 Meistriliiga season.

Managers[edit]

Name Period
Estonia Meelis Eelmäe 2005
Estonia Sergei Ratnikov 2006 – 2007
Estonia Sergei Zamogilnõi 2008
Estonia Norbert Hurt 2009
Estonia Marko Kristal 2010 – 15 Sep 2011
Estonia Kristjan Tiirik 16 Sep 2011 – 19 July 2012
Greece Joti Stamatopoulos 20 July 2012 – 22 Nov 2012
Germany Uwe Erkenbrecher 8 Jan 2013 – 23 Nov 2013
Estonia Indrek Koser 14 Feb 2014 – present

Honours[edit]

2004

Women's team[edit]

Main article: Tammeka (women)

Tammeka women's team are currently playing in Naiste Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian women's football system.

References[edit]

External links[edit]