FK Atlantas

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FK Atlantas
FK Atlantas logo.svg
Full name Football Club Atlantas
Founded 1962; 55 years ago (1962)
Ground Central Stadium of Klaipėda
Ground Capacity 4,428
Chairman Lithuania Romualdas Jonaitis
Manager Russia Konstantin Sarsania
League A Lyga
2015 3rd
Website Club home page

FK Atlantas is a Lithuanian football team from the port city of Klaipėda. The team currently plays on the first level of the Lithuanian football league pyramid.

The club's name has changed several times. It was established in 1962 as Granitas, and became PSK Aras in 1993. Since 1996, when FK Sirijus Klaipėda was absorbed into the club, it has had the name Atlantas, which in Lithuanian language means Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantas were Lithuanian champions in 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1984.

Name history[edit]

  • 1962 – Granitas Klaipėda
  • 1970 – Atlantas Klaipėda
  • 1996 – FK Atlantas Klaipėda

Honours[edit]

2001, 2002, 2013
    • 3rd place :5
1999, 2000, 2004, 2014, 2015
2001, 2003
    • Runners-up :(2)
2004, 2015
1978, 1980, 1981, 1984
1985
  • Lithuanian SSR cup:
    • Winners :(4)
1977, 1981, 1983, 1986

Stadium[edit]

Central Stadium of Klaipėda is a multi-purpose stadium in Klaipėda, Lithuania. It is currently used mostly for football matches by FK Atlantas competing in A Lyga. In the past the stadium had a capacity of 9,000 and now holds only 5,000.

Crest and colours[edit]

The crest features a yellow seahorse with a football on the background. In the middle of the crest there is a white text saying Atlantas at the top and Klaipėda in smaller text under it. The logo contained some white.

Since the beginning the club has used the colors yellow and blue on their kits.

Crest used since 2016

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Season-by-season[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L Goals Top Scorer Cup Europe
1999 1st 3 18 9 6 3 34–24
2000 1st 3 36 21 4 11 70–45
2001 1st 2 36 19 12 5 66–29
2002 1st 2 32 20 7 5 58–23
2003 1st 5 28 9 6 13 27–30
2004 1st 3 28 15 5 8 36–29
2005 1st 7 36 11 8 17 40–52
2006 1st 6 36 14 10 12 46–41
2007 1st 6 36 13 6 17 54–45
2008 1st 6 28 7 7 14 31–44
2009 3rd 1 20 18 2 0 101–11 Gintas Podelis
2010 2nd 7 27 9 6 12 35–33 Žilvinas Kymantas
2011 1st 11 33 3 2 28 28–121 Karolis Laukžemis
2012 1st 8 36 7 6 23 33–92 Tino Lagator
2013 1st 2 32 22 5 5 64–23 Evaldas Razulis
2014 1st 3 36 19 8 9 76–36 Evaldas Razulis
2015 1st 3 36 21 7 8 65–34 Andrey Panyukov

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Lithuania GK Deividas Mikelionis (on loan from Kauno Žalgiris)
3 Lithuania DF Vytas Gašpuitis
4 Lithuania DF Robertas Freidgeimas
5 Lithuania DF Ričardas Šveikauskas
6 Lithuania DF Andrius Bartkus
7 Ukraine FW Yuriy Vereshchak
8 Lithuania MF Skirmantas Rakauskas
9 Lithuania MF Donatas Kazlauskas (on loan from Lechia Gdansk)
10 Lithuania MF Rokas Gedminas
11 Lithuania MF Domantas Šimkus
13 Russia FW Andrei Panyukov
17 Lithuania DF Markas Beneta
18 Russia GK Arkadiy Zhelnin
No. Position Player
19 Lithuania MF Rokas Filipavičius
20 Lithuania MF Dovydas Norvilas
21 Lithuania DF Justas Raziūnas
22 Lithuania DF Simonas Juška
23 Australia GK Evan Alexandrow-Ridley
24 Lithuania GK Vincentas Šarkauskas
27 Moldova MF Andrei Ciofu
32 Lithuania MF Neilas Urba
33 Ukraine DF Kostyantyn Shults
35 Lithuania DF Edgaras Žarskis
77 Lithuania FW Jonas Bičkus
88 Russia DF Sergei Obivalin
99 Russia MF Oleg Dmitriyev

European Cups History[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R England Bradford City 1–4 1–3 2–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Romania Rapid Bucureşti 0–4 0–8 0–12 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–5 1–3 1–8 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Poland Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–2 1–4 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Russia Spartak Moscow 1–0 0–2 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Wales Rhyl 3–2 1–2 4–4 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Luxembourg FC Differdange 03 0–1 3–1 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 0–0 0–3 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bulgaria Beroe Stara Zagora 0–2 1–3 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Finland HJK 0–2 1–1 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg

Staff[edit]

Position Name
President Lithuania Romualdas Jonaitis
Director Lithuania Vacys Lekevičius
Head Coach Russia Konstantin Sarsania
Assistant Coach Lithuania Rimantas Žvingilas
Assistant Coach Russia Sergej Savchenkov
Assistant Coach Russia Vladimir Tunkin
Goalkeeping Coach Russia Anton Savchenkov

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Atlantas" stiprina vartininkų pozicijas" (in Lithuanian). FK Atlantas. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 

External links[edit]