Rakvere JK Tarvas

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Rakvere JK Tarvas
Rakvere JK Tarvas 2017 crest.png
Full name Rakvere Jalgpalliklubi Tarvas
Founded 2004; 13 years ago (2004), as Virumaa JK Rakvere
Ground Rakvere Stadium
Ground Capacity 1,785[1]
Chairman Reijo Kuusik
Manager Urmas Kirs
League Esiliiga
2016 Meistriliiga, 10th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Rakvere JK Tarvas, commonly known as Rakvere Tarvas, or simply as Tarvas, is a football club, based in Rakvere, Estonia.

The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa JK Rakvere. From 2008 until 2010, the club was named Rakvere FC Flora, and since 2011 Rakvere JK Tarvas.

History[edit]

FC Flora Rakvere crest (2008-2010)

The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa Jalgpalliklubi Rakvere (English: Virumaa Football Club Rakvere). From 2008, Rakvere became affiliated with Flora and became Rakvere FC Flora. In 2011, the team name was changed to Tarvas (English: Aurochs), which is the symbol of Rakvere and is derived from the historic name of the town, Tarvanpea (Aurochs' head). In 2012, Tarvas was promoted to the Esiliiga and finished the 2012 season in third place. In promotion games against JK Tallinna Kalev Tarvas lost 1-3 on aggregate. Tarvas finished the 2013 Esiliiga season in 4th place but were beaten in the promotion play-offs by Tammeka 2–6 on aggregate. In July 2014, Valeri Bondarenko was hired as manager.[2] Tarvas finished the 2015 Esiliiga season in 4th place and was promoted to the Meistriliiga for the first time in history. Tarvas earned just 1 point in first 14 Meistriliiga games. On 4 June 2016, Valeri Bondarenko was sacked and replaced as manager by Urmas Kirs, who coached the team in 2008. With new coach Tarvas earned another two draws and finished season at the bottom of the table.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 March 2017.[3]

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

No. Position Player
2 Estonia MF Alari Aunapuu
3 Estonia DF Rain Ööpik
4 Estonia DF Kaarel Saar (vice-captain)
8 Estonia DF Taavi Münter
11 Estonia MF Toomas Kiis
14 Estonia MF Esko Brandt
15 Estonia FW Siim Rannamäe
16 Estonia DF Jaanus Kaasik
18 Estonia DF Mihkel Saar
21 Estonia MF Mario Kuokkanen
22 Estonia MF Joonas Ljaš
No. Position Player
23 Estonia MF Madis Reimal
26 Estonia DF Elar Tovstik
27 Estonia MF Taavi Trasberg (captain)
30 Estonia GK Sander Susi (vice-captain)
32 Estonia FW Reijo Kuusik
35 Russia GK Artem Levizi
45 Estonia DF Aleksei Larin (on loan from Tallinna Kalev)
50 Estonia FW Sten Tammik
69 Estonia DF Mihkel Gull
91 Estonia FW Henri Hang

Reserves and academy[edit]

Further information: Ambla Vallameeskond

Personnel[edit]

Internationals[edit]

Player Caps while at club Period at club Caps overall
Estonia Marko Meerits 1 2016 5
Estonia Kristian Marmor 0 2013 1
Estonia Toomas Tohver 0 2008 24
Estonia Mati Pari 0 2008 22

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rakvere staadion" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister. 
  2. ^ "Bondarenko maandus Tarvas" [Bondarenko lands in Tarvas] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "RAKVERE JK TARVAS (2017)". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 

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