FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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Baltika
Club logo
Full name Football Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s) Balda
Founded 1954; 63 years ago (1954)
Ground Baltika Stadium,
Kaliningrad
Ground Capacity 14,660
Owner Kaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
Chairman Veniamin Vozhzhov
Manager Igor Cherevchenko
League Russian Football National League
2015–16 17th
2000-2004 logo

Baltika is an association football club based in Kaliningrad, Russia. Currently the club plays in the Russian Football 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 24 February 2017, according to the official FNL 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 Russia GK Aleksei Rogachyov
2 Russia MF Aleksandr Sheshukov
5 Russia MF Yevgeni Butakov
6 Russia DF Vyacheslav Zemlyansky
8 Russia MF Artemi Maleyev
9 Russia FW Aleksandr Podbeltsev
11 Russia FW Artyom Serdyuk
13 Russia FW Pavel Solomatin
14 Russia MF Aleksandr Yeliseyev
16 Russia GK Mikhail Baranovsky
17 Russia MF Eduard Sukhanov
18 Russia DF Kirill Marushchak
19 Russia MF Artyom Makarchuk
21 Russia MF Kirill Rodionov
22 Russia DF Vitali Timofeyev
23 Russia DF Vladislav Kryuchkov
No. Position Player
25 Russia MF Yevgeni Tsimbal
26 Russia DF Valeri Pochivalin
27 Ukraine MF Stanislav Prychynenko
31 Russia DF Maksim Tishkin
33 Russia MF Valeri Yaroshenko
39 Russia DF Valeri Sarmont
40 Russia DF Nikita Timoshin
55 Russia DF Aleksei Kontsedalov
71 Russia MF Dmitri Zakharov
77 Russia DF Dmitri Skopintsev
90 Russia MF Ilya Kukharchuk
91 Russia GK Yevgeni Frolov
93 Russia DF Vitali Kalenkovich
98 Russia MF Aleksei Volkov
99 Burkina Faso FW Abdoul Gafar

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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