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
Capacity25,000
OwnerKaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
ChairmanVeniamin Vozhzhov
ManagerYevgeni Kaleshin
LeagueRussian Football National League
2017–185th
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.

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 15 January 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
2 Russia MF Aleksandr Sheshukov
3 Russia DF Maksim Plopa
8 Russia MF Aslan Dudiyev
9 Russia MF Maksim Grigoryev
11 Russia MF Alan Kasaev (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)
13 Russia DF Daniil Shabalin
14 Russia FW Kirill Pogrebnyak
16 Russia GK Nikolay Prisyazhnenko
19 Russia MF Alikhan Shavayev
20 Russia MF Danila Zhemaitis
22 Russia FW Vladimir Dyadyun
23 Russia DF Vladislav Kryuchkov
25 Russia DF Andrei Buivolov
28 Russia DF Ruslan Magal
32 Russia GK Yevgeny Pomazan
No. Position Player
34 Russia MF Oleg Dmitriyev
43 Russia GK Stanislav Cherchesov
44 Russia DF Maksim Tishkin
55 Russia DF Mikhail Rybalko
71 Russia MF Dmitri Zakharov
81 Russia DF Nikita Chizh
88 Russia MF Yaroslav Frolov
89 Russia DF Vladislav Lazarev
91 Russia MF Danil Spodarets
93 Russia DF Vitali Kalenkovich
98 Russia MF Aleksei Volkov
Russia DF Mutalip Alibekov (on loan from Khimki)
Russia MF Nikita Glushkov (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)
Russia FW Igor Portnyagin (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)

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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