Viljandi JK Tulevik

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Full name Viljandi Jalgpalliklubi Tulevik
Founded 1912; 106 years ago (1912)
Ground Viljandi linnastaadion
Ground Capacity 1,084[1]
President Raiko Mutle
Manager Sander Post
League Meistriliiga
2017 Meistriliiga, 8th
Website Club website

Viljandi JK Tulevik, commonly known as Viljandi Tulevik, or simply as Tulevik, is a football club, based in Viljandi, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football.

Founded in 1912, the club was disbanded in 1940 and re-established in 1992 as one of the founding members of the Meistriliiga.

History[edit]

Re-established in 1992 as Viljandi JK, Tulevik are a founding member of the Meistriliiga. The club finished the 1992–93 season last and were relegated to the Esiliiga. Tulevik returned to the Meistriliiga for the 1997–98 season, when another Flora affiliated club Lelle moved to Viljandi.[2] Tulevik finished the 1999 season as runners-up and also played in two successive Estonian Cup finals in 1999 and 2000, losing to Levadia 2–3 and 0–2 respectively.

Since 2011 Tulevik has once again become an independent club and was relegated to the II liiga, while FC Viljandi replaced Tulevik in the Meistriliiga.[3][4] Tulevik finished the 2014 Esiliiga season in 5th place and defeated Lokomotiv 1–1 on aggregate on away goal in the promotion play-offs, thus earning promotion to the Meistriliiga. Tulevik's stay in the top division proved short-lived, as the club finished the 2015 season in last place and was relegated. The club won the 2016 Esiliiga, and were once again promoted to the Meistriliiga. In 2017 Tulevik finished on 9th place and was to play relegation matches, but as Estonian Football Association excluded Sillamäe Kalev from Meistriliiga due to consistent violation of licensing regulations and thus dropped Kalev to the bottom of the 2017 final league table[5], Tulevik finished the season on 8th place and remained in the top flight for the 2018 season without having to play relegation matches.

Stadium[edit]

The club's home ground is the Viljandi linnastaadion, which has the capacity on 1006 spectators. The stadium also features full-size athletics tracks. The stadium is located at Ranna puiestee 1, Viljandi and the stadium main building is also the location of club's main office.[6]

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 1 May 2018 [7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Estonia GK Karl-Romet Nõmm
4 Estonia FW Indrek Ilves (captain)
5 Estonia DF Janar Õunap
6 Estonia MF Alex Roosalu
8 Estonia MF Illimar Loigo
10 Estonia DF Gerdo Juhkam
11 Estonia MF Robert Taar
14 Estonia MF Karel Kübar
15 Estonia MF Tanel Lang
16 Estonia MF Gustav-Hendrik Seeder
17 Estonia MF Rainer Peips
18 Estonia DF Martin Allik
No. Position Player
21 Estonia FW Kristen Kähr
22 Estonia MF Arlet Hunt
23 Estonia DF Sander Post
24 Estonia GK Marten Ritson
27 Estonia MF Herbert Velleste
28 Estonia DF Taavi Rattasep
31 Estonia MF Roger Teor
39 Estonia DF Krister Kansi
42 Estonia MF Tauno Mõttus
44 Estonia DF Gunnar-Laur Sindi
55 Estonia MF Lauri Elur
71 Estonia FW Rainer Rüütel

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2017–18 and transfers summer 2018.

Reserves and academy[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1999
Winners (1): 2016
Runners-up (2): 1998–99, 1999–00
Runners-up (1): 2000

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viljandi linnastaadion" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Raha võim Eesti jalgpallis. Postimees, 11. juuli 1997
  3. ^ Pulst, Siim (14 January 2011). "Viljandi Tulevik antakse kohalike kätte". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Treial, EJL pressiteenistus , Mart (22 November 2012). "Ametlik: FC Viljandi loobus Meistriliiga kohast". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Sport, Delfi (4 November 2017). "Eesti jalgpalli liit jättis Sillamäe Kalevi Litsentsist ilma". sport.delfi.ee. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Viljandi linnastaadion" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Viljandi JK Tulevik" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 

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