Marius Činikas

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Marius Činikas
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-05-17) 17 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Kėdainiai, Lithuania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sillamäe Kalev
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Nevėžis
2007–2009 FBK Kaunas
2009–2010 Hearts 1 (0)
2010 Partizan Minsk 26 (1)
2011 Liepājas Metalurgs 30 (1)
2012 Minsk 10 (0)
2013– Sillamäe Kalev
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marius Činikas (born 17 May 1986) is a Lithuanian footballer, currently playing for Sillamäe Kalev.


Činikas had a trial spell with Hearts in February 2009, but he failed to win a contract.[1] He rejoined Hearts for their preseason tour to Germany, but he returned to play for Kaunas in their Europa League qualifiers against FK Sevojno.[2] On 28 August 2009, however, it was announced that he had joined Hearts.[2][3] Činikas made his debut appearance for Hearts in a 1–1 draw in an Edinburgh derby played on 3 January 2010. He was deployed as a right back. On 1 February 2010, Hearts confirmed he would be returning to FBK Kaunas. In April 2010 he joined FC Partizan Minsk. In March 2011 he signed a contract with FK Liepājas Metalurgs in Latvia.

International career[edit]

He was a regular for the Lithuanian U21 side.