Viljandi JK Tulevik

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Tulevik
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Full name Viljandi Jalgpalliklubi Tulevik
Founded 1912; 105 years ago (1912)
Ground Viljandi Linnastaadion
Ground Capacity 1,068[1]
Chairman Raiko Mutle
Manager Aivar Lillevere
League Meistriliiga
2016 Esiliiga, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page

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 in 1997, when another Flora affiliated club Lelle moved to Viljandi.[2] Tulevik finished the 1999 Meistriliiga 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.

Honours[edit]

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

Stadium[edit]

The club's home ground is the Viljandi Linnastaadion. The stadium is located at Ranna puiestee 1, Viljandi.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 March 2017.[5]

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
3 Estonia DF Kaarel Henn
4 Estonia MF Indrek Ilves (captain)
5 Estonia DF Janar Õunap
6 Estonia DF Siim Saar
9 Estonia MF Karl Ivar Maar
10 Estonia DF Gerdo Juhkam
11 Estonia MF Robert Taar
12 Estonia GK Ergo Hünerson
13 Estonia DF Sander Post
14 Estonia MF Karel Kübar
15 Estonia MF Tanel Lang
No. Position Player
17 Estonia FW Rainer Peips
18 Estonia DF Martin Allik
19 Estonia MF Rasmus Alles
20 Kazakhstan MF Kassymkhan Talasbayev
21 Estonia FW Kristen Kähr
23 Estonia DF Sander Loigo
24 Estonia GK Marten Ritson
31 Estonia FW Roger Teor
32 Estonia FW Jarmo Ahjupera
40 Estonia MF Illimar Loigo
57 Estonia DF Karlis Jänes

Reserves and academy[edit]

Further information: Viljandi JK Tulevik U21

Personnel[edit]

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viljandi linnastaadion" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  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. ^ "Viljandi JK Tulevik (2017)". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

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