FK Panevėžys

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FK Panevėžys
FK Panevezys logo.svg
Full nameFutbolo Klubas Panevėžys
Founded2015; 4 years ago (2015)
GroundAukštaitija Stadium
Capacity6,600
ChairmanBronius Vaitiekūnas
ManagerAlexandru Curteian
LeagueA Lyga
20195th, A Lyga
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Futbolo klubas Panevėžys, commonly known as Panevėžys is a Lithuanian football team from the city of Panevėžys. The team has been promoted to the Lithuanian A Lyga for the 2019 season.

History[edit]

The city of Panevėžys has a long history of football in Lithuania. Until 2014 the city was represented by 7-time title winners FK Ekranas. However, FK Ekranas was unable to meet financial criteria to participate in 2015 season and lost eligibility to participate in A Lyga. The club was declared bankrupt. To fill the void, FK Panevėžys was established at the beginning of 2015, right before the new season start.[1] Remarkably, the club made its debut in the second tier, finishing its first season in the eighth place[2]. In 2016, the club improved its performance and finished in the fifth position.[3] In 2017, Panevėžys aimed to win the I Lyga and return a club from the city of Panevėžys to A Lyga. However, the start of season was disastrous, which resulted in the resignation of the head coach Virginijus Liubšys. Eventually, the club finished 10th in the league table. The 2018 season was much more successful. With the new coach Alexandru Curteian, FK Panevėžys won the I Lyga achieving promotion to the A Lyga.

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Kit provider Period
Germany Adidas 2015–2018
Denmark Hummel 2019 – present

The team kit is produced by Danish company Hummel. It is all-red with white details to reflect the colours of the FK Panevėžys.

Participation in Lithuanian championships[edit]

Season League Pos P W D L F A Pts Cup
2015 I Lyga 8th 34 18 7 9 79 48 55 Round of 32
2016 I Lyga 5th 30 17 8 5 68 35 59 Round of 16
2017 I Lyga 10th 28 10 7 11 45 44 37 Quarterfinalist
2018 I Lyga 1st 26 18 4 4 77 26 58 Round of 16
2019 A Lyga 5th 30 10 7 16 49 63 37 Quarterfinalist

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 December 2019

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 Marius Suvaizdis
3 Lithuania DF Vytas Gašpuitis
4 Lithuania DF Tomas Kačerauskas
5 Lithuania DF Motiejus Slivka
7 Lithuania MF Ernestas Veliulis
9 Lithuania MF Tomas Salamanavičius
11 Romania MF Andrei Ciofu
12 Lithuania DF Lukas Čerkauskas
14 Lithuania MF Rokas Stanulevičius
16 Lithuania MF Paulius Janušauskas (Captain)
18 Lithuania MF Tautvydas Eliošius
No. Position Player
19 Colombia MF Sebastián Vásquez
21 Belarus DF Pavel Kruk
22 Lithuania GK Šarūnas Jurevičius
25 Lithuania DF Mantas Fridrikas
27 Portugal GK Rafael Broetto
29 Slovenia FW Patrik Bordon
30 Senegal MF Sidy Sagna
32 Lithuania DF Sigitas Urbys
47 Lithuania FW Armandas Kučys
55 Russia MF Aleksandr Yerkin
71 Lithuania MF Jonas Skinderis
77 Poland MF Nazar Mocik

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
20 Lithuania MF Ronaldas Misiūnas (at FC Pakruojis)
14 Lithuania FW Rokas Lazdinauskas (at DFK Dainava)

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Chairman Lithuania Bronius Vaitiekūnas
Head coach Moldova Alexandru Curteian
Coach Lithuania Dainius Gleveckas
Club doctor Lithuania Jonas Vinogradovas
Head physio Lithuania Dainius Mikšys
Media Lithuania Gintaras Brazdžionis

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat From To

Virginijus Liubšys

Lithuania 2015 2017
Albertas Klimavičius (caretaker) Lithuania 2017 2017
Alexandru Curteian Moldova 2018 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apie klubą – FK Panevėžys". fk-panevezys.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Lithuanian 2015 LFF 1 Lyga". almis.sritis.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Lithuanian 2016 LFF 1 Lyga". almis.sritis.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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