FC Flora (women)

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Flora
Full nameFC Flora
GroundLilleküla Stadium
Capacity9,692 [1]
ManagerAleksandra Ševoldajeva
LeagueNaiste Meistriliiga
20181st
WebsiteClub website

FC Flora Tallinn, commonly known as Flora Tallinn, or simply as Flora, is a football club, based in Tallinn, Estonia, that competes in the Naiste Meistriliiga.

Established in 1997 as the women's football division of Flora. The team has won 1 Naiste Meistriliiga, 3 Estonian Women's Cups and 2 Estonian Women's Supercups.

History[edit]

Founded in March 1997 as Flora ladies team, Flora Naiskond played their first league game in the following month against the defending champions Pärnu, losing 0–3. Despite this, the team went on to enjoy some early success as Flora finished third in the 1998 season. Flora managed to repeat this feat in the next two seasons in 1999 and 2000.[2]

The following seasons were more disappointing as Flora finished 4th in 2001 and 2002 and 5th in 2003. Problems deepened during the winter of 2003 and Flora had to start the 2004 season without a manager before Anders Süvari, who had coached the team before, returned in summer. Despite this the team managed to win their first 4 league games. Revitalized, Flora once again challenged the top 3 but missed out narrowly, losing 2–3 in the penultimate round and leaving the team just two points away from the bronze medals. Late in the season, Süvari was replaced by Allan Soomets who remained as coach until the 2012 season. Since December 2012 the team has been coached by Richard Barnwell.[2]

Flora finished the league third in 2007 and the 2008 season and have been runners-up consecutively since 2008 but are yet to win the league. Flora has been more successful in the Estonian Women's Cup, winning the competition in 2013 by defeating league rivals Pärnu 2–0 in the finals.[3] On 1 December 2015, Aleksandra Ševoldajeva was appointed as manager.

Honours[edit]

Winners (3): 2007, 2008, 2013

Winners (1): 2018

Winners (3): 2009, 2010, 2018

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of November 2018

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

No. Position Player
43 Estonia GK Getriin Strigin
37 Estonia GK Tatjana Lebedeva
2 Estonia DF Daniela Mona Lambin
5 Estonia DF Liis Lepik
10 Estonia DF Silja Goroško
28 Estonia DF Kristina Tullus
30 Estonia DF Siret Räämet
35 Estonia DF Liis Karlson
38 Estonia DF Nora Anete Müller
44 Estonia DF Birgit Allmere
55 Estonia DF Riin Emajõe
7 Estonia MF Valeria Liik
No. Position Player
8 Estonia MF Marie Heleen Lisette Kikkas
9 Estonia MF Maarja Saulep
14 Estonia MF Kethy Õunpuu
33 Estonia MF Kelly Rosen
20 Estonia MF Ariina Mürkhain
26 Estonia MF Grete Daut
72 Estonia MF Mari Liis Lillemäe
6 Estonia FW Katrin Loo
16 Estonia FW Triin Väljataga
61 Estonia FW Getter Saar

Management[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Estonia Aleksandra Ševoldajeva
Assistant manager Estonia Ats Kutter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A. Le Coq Arena". fcflora.ee. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Naiskond läbi aegade" [Women's team throughout the time] (in Estonian). FC Flora. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ "VIDEO: Naiste karikafinaalis triumfeeris Tallinna FC Flora!" [FC Flora Tallinn triumphed in Estonian Women's Cup final]. Estonian Football Association (in Estonian). Retrieved 31 October 2013.

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