Benjaminas Zelkevičius

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Benjaminas Zelkevičius
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-02-06) 6 February 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Žalgiris Vilnius
1968 Shakhtar Donetsk 19 (3)
1969–1973 Žalgiris Vilnius 181 (29)
Teams managed
1977–1982 Žalgiris Vilnius
1985–1991 Žalgiris Vilnius
1990–1991 Lithuania
1992 FK Austria Wien (assistant)
1995–1997 Lithuania
1997 KAMAZ-Chally
1998 Rotor Volgograd (assistant)
1999 Shinnik Yaroslavl
2000 Baltika Kaliningrad (consultant)
2001–2002 Lithuania
2002–2003 Baltika Kaliningrad
2004–2007 Liepājas Metalurgs
2009 Luch-Energiya Vladivostok
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benjaminas Zelkevičius (born 6 February 1944) is a football coach and a former striker from Lithuania. Zelkevičius has been manager of the Lithuania national football team on three separate occasions: from 1990–1991, 1995–1997, and 2001–2002. As player he had played 331 matches for the FK Žalgiris Vilnius (50 goals).

He had coached also FK Žalgiris Vilnius and Russian football club Kaliningrad.

During his playing career, he played for FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the Soviet Top League and for Žalgiris Vilnius in the Soviet First League.[1]


Champion of Latvia 2005


  1. ^ "Zelkevichius Benjaminas". KLISF. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
Preceded by
Viktors Lukins
FHK Liepājas Metalurgs manager
Succeeded by
Jurijs Andrejevs