FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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Baltika
BaltykaFCLogo2018.png
Full nameFootball Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s)Balda
Founded1954; 65 years ago (1954)
GroundKaliningrad Stadium
Capacity35,212
OwnerKaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
ChairmanTazhutdin Kachukayev
ManagerYevgeni Kaleshin
LeagueRussian Football National League
2018–1916th
1997—2018 logo
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 second tier of the Russian football pyramid.

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 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.

In 2018–19 Russian Football National League, they finished 16th (a relegation spot). However, PFL zone East winners FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk did not apply for the FNL license, keeping Baltika in the league.[1]

League results[edit]

Russian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Second Division

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2019, 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 Yevgeni Latyshonok
2 Brazil DF Nailson
3 Russia DF Maksim Plopa
5 Russia DF Mutalip Alibekov
7 Russia MF Nikita Glushkov (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)
8 Russia MF Aslan Dudiyev
9 Russia MF Artyom Makarchuk
10 Russia MF Ilnur Alshin
11 Russia FW Mikhail Markin
14 Ukraine FW Ruslan Kisil
17 Russia MF Alan Chochiyev
18 Montenegro MF Mladen Kašćelan
19 Russia MF Alikhan Shavayev
21 Russia MF Dmitri Zakharov
23 Ukraine MF Stanislav Prychynenko
No. Position Player
26 Russia DF Artyom Meshchaninov (on loan from Baník Ostrava)
27 Russia DF Ivan Maklakov
32 Russia GK Yevgeny Pomazan
33 Brazil FW Allef
38 Russia MF Yan Kazayev
43 Russia GK Stanislav Cherchesov
44 Russia DF Maksim Tishkin
67 Russia GK Maksim Borisko
77 Russia MF Sergei Kopylov
81 Russia FW Vitali Zhironkin (on loan from CSKA Moscow)
85 Russia FW Aleksandr Shcherbatyuk
88 Russia MF Yaroslav Frolov
89 Russia DF Vladislav Lazarev
96 Russia MF Maksim Kuzmin

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Russia DF Daniil Shabalin (at Murom)
No. Position Player
Russia MF Vladislav Drogunov (at Dynamo Bryansk)

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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Сахалин" выиграл первенство ПФЛ в зоне "Восток", но не сыграет в ФНЛ [Sakhalin won the PFL East zone, but will not play in the FNL] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 28 May 2019.