FK Trakai

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FK Trakai
FK Trakai logo.png
Full name Futbolo Klubas Trakai
Nickname(s) Riteriai (the Knights)
Founded 2005; 12 years ago
Ground LFF Stadium
Capacity 5,400
Coordinates 54°40′07″N 25°17′39″E / 54.66861°N 25.29417°E / 54.66861; 25.29417Coordinates: 54°40′07″N 25°17′39″E / 54.66861°N 25.29417°E / 54.66861; 25.29417
Chairman Jan Nevoina
Manager (?) temporary Albertas Rybakas
League A Lyga
2017 3rd
Website Club website
Current season

Futbolo Klubas Trakai, also known simply as FK Trakai, is a Lithuanian professional football club based in Trakai. In 2014, the team were promoted to the top-level of Lithuanian football, the A Lyga; where they finished second in the 2015-16 season.

The team's colours are yellow and blue. The club plays at LFF Stadium in Vilnius (capacity 5,400).

History[edit]

2005–2013[edit]

The club was established in 2005 in order to make conditions for leisure and sports for children, youth and society in general. In 2006 the club laid artificial coverage stadium in Trakai.[1] In that year the team started to play in LFF III Lyga, in 2008 they also played in Sunday Football League (Lithuania), in 2010 they were admitted to LFF II Lyga, and in 2011 – already in LFF I Lyga (second-tier division in Lithuania). They were promoted to A Lyga after finishing 3rd in the LFF I Lyga. During summer time, there are organized youth camps with invitees from AC Milan.

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2014–present[edit]

Since 2014 FK Trakai play in the Lithuania top division. In their first season they finished 4th in the A Lyga. 2015 A Lyga season Trakai began with new head coach - Valdas Urbonas, the four time A Lyga champion as coach. The team was left by some veterans and legionnaires. On 2 July 2015, FK Trakai debuted in UEFA Europa League qualification round against HB Torshavn from Faroe Islands. Trakai won on aggregate 7–1. Trakai lost in the Europa League second qualifying round to the Cyprus club Apollon Limassol. In the first leg Trakai lost 4–0. In the second leg they drew 0–0. 2015 A Lyga season Trakai became vice-champion of Lithuania and qualified to 2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round. It was the most successful FK Trakai season. Before 2016 A Lyga season team was left by the best 2015 season defender Linas Klimavičius, Edvardas Gaurilovas, Nikolaz Apakitze, Sergej Shevchuk, Marius Šalkauskas, Ronald Solomin and Rokas Stanulevičius. But in team stayed last season leaders Yuri Mamaev, Marius Rapalis and Deividas Česnauskis. Trakai saved the core of the team and signed contracts with few newcomers. Team signed legionnaire from Italy Mattia Broli, former Lithuania national football team player Arūnas Klimavičius and Martynas Dapkus.[3]

Stadium[edit]

LFF stadium's Eastern stand.

Since 2014 Trakai plays in LFF Stadium (Lithuanian Football Federation stadium). This arena, formerly known as Vėtra Stadium, was built in 2004 and holds up 5,500 people.

After the bankrupt of FK Vėtra football club, LFF took control of the stadium.

Currently it is under construction to meet level 3 UEFA stadium status. The capacity will be extended to 8,000.

The address of the stadium: Liepkalnio 13/2, Vilnius.

Achievements[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. LFF cup
2006 4 3 Lyga 4 -
2007 4 3 Lyga 8 -
2008 4 3 Lyga 7 -
2009 4 3 Lyga 13 -
2010 3 2 Lyga 4 -
2011 2 I Lyga 4 Fourth round
2012 2 I Lyga 4 Fourth round
2013 2 I Lyga 3 Semi-final
2014 1 A Lyga 4 Third Round
2015 1 A Lyga 2 Final
2016 1 A Lyga 2 Round of 16
2017 1 A Lyga 3 Round of 8
2018 1 A Lyga Round of 8

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors

Lithuania Lit-invest
Lithuania Esse
Lithuania Ecoil
Lithuania Compensa
Lithuania TFK

Kit[edit]

FK Trakai kits colours are yellow at home. Away kits was black and red (like AC Milan) from 2014 till 2018. From 2018 away kit is dark blue.

2006-2013 m. (Home kit)
2006-2013 m. (Away kit)
From 2014 m. (Home kit)
From 2014 m. (Away kit)
From 2018 m. (Away kit)
Goalkeeper`s kit 2018 Home

Kit manufacturers[edit]

European record[edit]

Accurate as of 2 August 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 18 9 4 5 22 21 +1 050.00
Total 18 9 4 5 22 21 +1 050.00

Source: UEFA.com
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal Difference. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 3–0 4–1 7–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Cyprus Apollon Limassol 0–0 0–4 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Estonia Nõmme Kalju FC 2–1 1–4 3–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Scotland St Johnstone 1–0 2–1 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Sweden IFK Norrköping 2–1 1–2 3–3 (5–3 p) Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija 2–1 0–3 2–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2018–19 UEFA Europa League PR Wales Cefn Druids 1–0 1−1 2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1Q Kazakhstan Irtysh Pavlodar 0−0 1–0 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Serbia Partizan 1−1 0–1 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
Notes
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
4 Lithuania MF Modestas Vorobjovas
5 Lithuania DF Andrius Kazakevičius
6 Lithuania DF Valentin Jeriomenko
7 Lithuania DF Deividas Česnauskis
8 Belgium DF Kevin Ntika Bondombe
9 Lithuania FW Donatas Kazlauskas
11 Lithuania MF Vytautas Lukša
15 Lithuania DF Justinas Januševskij
17 Lithuania DF Gabrielius Domkus
18 Russia MF Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
19 Russia DF Evgeni Osipov
20 Lithuania DF Aleksandras Levšinas
21 Lithuania DF Vaidotas Šilėnas
No. Position Player
22 Lithuania MF Elvinas Ališauskas
24 Lithuania MF Dovydas Virkšas
26 Russia FW Dmitri Otstavnov
27 Ivory Coast MF Lajo Traoré
30 Lithuania MF Rokas Masenzovas
33 Lithuania DF Valdemaras Borovskis (captain)
43 Belgium FW Etienne Mukanya
45 Lithuania FW Edvinas Baniulis
49 Lithuania MF Svajūnas Čyžas
50 Lithuania MF Justinas Marazas
55 Lithuania GK Tomas Švedkauskas
71 Russia FW Vadim Manzon
75 Lithuania MF Ernestas Stočkūnas
99 Lithuania GK Vincentas Šarkauskas
Lithuania MF Rokas Filipavičius

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

Trakai B[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 Lithuania DF Ernestas Mininas
8 Lithuania MF Aurimas Stasiulionis
11 Lithuania MF Romuald Kliukoit
15 Lithuania MF Justinas Januševskij
16 Lithuania GK Lukas Žukauskas
18 Lithuania FW Robert Voinickas
19 Lithuania MF Mantas Leonavičius
30 Lithuania MF Rokas Masenzovas
No. Position Player
31 Lithuania DF Andius Starta
44 Lithuania GK Arijus Skaržauskas
53 Lithuania FW Modestas Vorobjovas
56 Lithuania FW Titas Tomkevičius
58 Lithuania DF Ignas Kunickas
Lithuania DF Mantas Adomėnas
Lithuania DF Benadas Juozas Arkauskas
Lithuania MF Povilas Malinauskas

Notable players[edit]

Players who have either appeared in at least one match for their respective national team at any time or received an individual award while at the club. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for FK Trakai.

Staff[edit]

Position Name
President Lithuania Jan Nevoina
Sporting director Lithuania Virmantas Lemežis
Director Lithuania Vytautas Jančiauskas
Manager (?)
Assistant manager Italy Rocco Fiammella
Assistant manager Lithuania Gintaras Rimkus

Academy[edit]

FK Trakai have they own football academy, which is closely related with AC Milan and called Talentų futbolo akademija.[4] It was opened in 2013.[5]

Managers[edit]

Name Period
Lithuania Edgaras Jankauskas Feb, 2014 – Nov, 2014
Lithuania Virmantas Lemežis Nov, 2014 – Dec, 2014
Lithuania Valdas Urbonas Jan, 2015 – Jul, 2016
Belarus Albert Rybak Jul, 2016 – Aug, 2016
Ukraine Serhiy Kovalets Aug, 2016 – Jan, 2017
Russia Oleg Vasilenko Jan, 2017 – May, 2018
Spain José Antonio Vicuna Jun, 2018 – Oct, 2018

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