Mindaugas Kalonas

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Mindaugas Kalonas
Personal information
Full name Mindaugas Kalonas
Date of birth (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Varėna, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Haifa
Number 10
Youth career
1993-1998 Vilnius FM
1998-2001 FC Sportakademklub Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2002 Dinamo Moscow 0 (0)
2003–2004 Rubin Kazan 0 (0)
2004 S.C. Braga 0 (0)
2005–2007 Liepājas Metalurgs 68 (18)
2007 Kuban Krasnodar 1 (0)
2008 FK Riga 11 (2)
2008 Bohemians 12 (6)
2009–2011 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 31 (1)
2012–2013 Stomil Olsztyn 17 (5)
2013 Ravan Baku 13 (8)
2013-2014 Baku 13 (5)
2014 Simurq (loan) 6 (0)
2014- Hapoel Haifa 0 (0)
National team
2006– Lithuania 43 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Mindaugas Kalonas (born 28 February 1984 in Varėna, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian football midfielder. His current club is Israeli club Hapoel Haifa.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He played in the youth teams of FC Dynamo Moscow, then moved to Rubin Kazan, before having a spell at SC Braga. But at neither club he made it through to the first team. He then moved to Latvia where he played with FHK Liepājas Metalurgs, who went on to win the 2006 Latvian cup, coming second in the league.

After a spell with FC Kuban Krasnodar, he signed for FK Riga, playing for the club in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, where he impressed Bohemian F.C. manager Pat Fenlon. On 31 July 2008, he signed a contract with Bohs until the end of the season [1] and made his debut for the Gypsies in 3–0 win over Cobh Ramblers at Dalymount Park on August 1. Kalonas adapted well to the League of Ireland and netted his first goal for Bohs in a 2–0 win over Galway United on August 22. He scored in 2010 world cup qualifying against Romania. He quickly became a fan favourite, netting the winner in a game against rivals Shamrock Rovers and the deciding penalty in a shoot-out to claim The Double in the FAI Cup Final against Derry City. He also became the first Lithuainian to play in an FAI Cup Final.

In 2009, he signed a 3-year contract with FC Metalurh Zaporizhya. In his first season, Kalonas has played 11 games and scored 1 goal, which came against FC Metalurh Donetsk. On 23 July 2012, Kalonas joined Polish I liga side Stomil Olsztyn.

In January 2013 Kalonas joined Azerbaijan Premier League side Ravan Baku, scoring 8 goals in 13 league games. At the end of the 2012-13 season Kalonas moved to Baku FC.[2] In November 2013, Kalonas was named Lithuania Player of the Year for the first time.[3] After moving to FK Baku in the summer of 2013, Kalonas joined Simurq PIK on loan, for the remainder of the season, on 4 February 2014.[4]

On 10 June 2014, Kalonas joined Hapoel Haifa on a two-year contract.[5]

International[edit]

Since making his debut in 2006, Kalonas has made 35 appearances for the Lithuania national football team[6] until 2010, before being re-called again in 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 March 2014[7] [8][9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005 Liepājas Metalurgs Virsliga 27 8 - 27 8
2006 24 4 4 1 28 5
2007 17 6 - 17 6
2007 Kuban Krasnodar Russian Premier League 1 0 - 1 0
2008 Rīga Virsliga 11 2 6 2 17 4
2008 Bohemians League of Ireland 12 6 0 - 12 6
2008–09 Metalurh Zaporizhya Ukrainian Premier League 11 1 0 0 - 11 1
2009–10 12 0 1 0 - 13 0
2010–11 8 0 0 0 - 8 0
2012–13 Stomil Olsztyn I liga 17 5 1 1 - 18 6
2012-13 Ravan Baku Azerbaijan Premier League 13 8 2 0 - 15 8
2013-14 Baku 13 5 1 0 - 14 5
Simurq (loan) 6 0 0 0 - 5 1
2013–14 Hapoel Haifa Israeli Premier League 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total Latvia 79 20 10 3 89 23
Russia 1 0 - 1 0
Ireland 12 6 0 - 12 6
Ukraine 31 1 1 0 - 32 1
Poland 17 5 1 1 - 18 6
Azerbaijan 32 13 3 0 - 35 13
Israel 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Career total 172 45 5 1 10 3 187 49

International[edit]

Lithuania
Year Apps Goals
2006 6 0
2007 11 0
2008 10 1
2009 6 1
2010 2 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 8 1
2014 1 0
Total 44 3

Statistics accurate as of match played 5 March 2014[10]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2008 Gruia stadium, Cluj-Napoca, Romania  Romania 3–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying
2. 14 October 2009 Suduva stadium, Marijampole, Lithuania  Serbia 1–0 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying
3. 18 November 2013 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova  Moldova 1–0 1–1 Friendly


Honours[edit]

FK Liepājas Metalurgs

Bohemian F.C.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalonas signs for Bohs → www.bohemians.ie
  2. ^ "Mindauqas Kalonas went to Baku". azerisport.com/. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Januška, Vaidotas (2013-11-15). "Kalonas crowned as Lithuania's best". UEFA.com. 
  4. ^ ""Simurq" Kalonasla rəsmi müqavilə bağladı". Simurq PIK. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  5. ^ [tt_news=1156 "קשר נבחרת ליטא מינדוגאס קאלונאס חתם לשנתיים בהפועל חיפה"]. hapoel-haifa.org.il (in Hebrew). Hapoel Haifa. 
  6. ^ Lauzadis, Almantas (2009-10-29). "Lithuania – Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  7. ^ "M. KALONAS". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mindaugas Kalonas". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mindaugas Kalonas" (in Ukrainian). FFU. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Mindaugas Kalonas". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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