FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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Club logo
Full name Football Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s) Balda
Founded 1954; 64 years ago (1954)
Ground Kaliningrad Stadium
Ground Capacity 35,212
Owner Kaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
Chairman Veniamin Vozhzhov
Manager Valery Nepomnyashchy
League Russian Football National League
2017–18 5th
2000-2004 logo

FC Baltika is an association football club based in Kaliningrad, Russia. Currently the club plays in the Russian Football National League.


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 a 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, the Russian Premier League. 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 for the 2002 and 2005 seasons which they 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 16 June 2018, 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 Ilya Lantratov
2 Russia MF Aleksandr Sheshukov
3 Tajikistan DF Iskandar Dzhalilov
4 Russia DF Nikita Chizh
6 Russia MF Danil Spodarets
9 Russia MF Maksim Grigoryev
10 Tajikistan MF Alisher Dzhalilov
13 Russia DF Daniil Shabalin
14 Russia FW Kirill Pogrebnyak
15 Russia DF Arseny Logashov
17 Russia DF Mikhail Rybalko
18 Russia MF Dmitri Torbinski
20 Russia MF Pavel Golyshev
22 Russia FW Anton Kobyalko
23 Russia DF Vladislav Kryuchkov
28 Russia DF Ruslan Magal
32 Russia GK Yevgeny Pomazan
33 Russia FW Denis Shevchuk
44 Russia DF Maksim Tishkin
No. Position Player
53 Russia GK Artyom Smirnov
71 Russia MF Dmitri Zakharov
75 Russia GK Nikolai Prisyazhnenko
88 Russia MF Yaroslav Frolov
89 Russia DF Vladislav Lazarev
91 Russia MF Viktor Svezhov
93 Russia DF Vitali Kalenkovich
95 Brazil MF Iago
98 Russia MF Aleksei Volkov
Russia DF Andrei Buivolov
Russia DF Dzhamaldin Khodzhaniyazov
Ukraine DF Pavlo Stepanets
Russia DF Soslan Takazov
Georgia (country) MF Nika Dzalamidze
Russia MF Aleksei Pugin
Russia MF Alikhan Shavayev
Russia FW Aleksandr Podbeltsev
Serbia FW Pavle Radunović

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]

These players 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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