Pärnu JK

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Pärnu
Pärnu JK logo.JPG
Full name Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi
Founded 21 July 1989; 28 years ago (1989-07-21)[1]
Ground Pärnu Rannastaadion
Ground Capacity 1,501[2]
Chairman Andres Alari
Manager Jüri Saar
League Naiste Meistriliiga
2016 1st
Website Club website

Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi (English: Pärnu Football Club), commonly known as PJK, or simply as Pärnu, is a football club, based in Pärnu, Estonia.

Founded in 1989, Pärnu is mostly known for its women's team who compete in the Estonian top division Naiste Meistriliiga. Domestically, Pärnu has won a record 12 Naiste Meistriliiga, 6 Estonian Women's Cup and 7 Estonian Women's Supercup trophies.

The club's men's team currently plays in the fourth division II liiga.

History[edit]

Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi was founded in 1989, with Helmut Hunt being elected as club president. The club isn't a successor club to Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi that operated during the first period of Estonian independence. The club won their first league title in the 1994–95 season. Pärnu made its European debut in the 2004–05 UEFA Women's Cup, finishing fourth in its group in the first qualifying round. In 2013, Andres Alari was elected club president.[3] In the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League, Pärnu finished second in its group and advanced to the knockout-stage, where the club was defeated by eventual champions VfL Wolfsburg 0–27 on aggregate.[4]

Honours[edit]

Winners (11): 1994–95, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Winners (6): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
Winners (7): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 23 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 Elis Meetua
2 Estonia DF Ketlin Saar
3 Estonia MF Kaire Palmaru
4 Estonia DF Heleri Saar
5 Estonia FW Ulrika Tülp
6 Estonia DF Anete Paulus
7 Estonia FW Anastassia Morkovkina (captain)
8 Estonia MF Kairi Himanen
9 Estonia MF Liivi Sõrmus
10 Estonia DF Berle Brant
No. Position Player
11 Ukraine DF Anastasia Filenko
12 Estonia GK Imbi Hoop
13 Estonia MF Aljona Sasova
16 Estonia MF Laada Tereštšenkova
18 Estonia MF Elizaveta Rutkovskaja
19 Estonia MF Ljubov Maksimova
20 Estonia MF Merily Toom
21 Belarus FW Anastasia Shcherbachenia
22 Estonia FW Kristina Bannikova

Record in UEFA competitions[edit]

All results (home, away and aggregate) list Pärnu's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 First qualifying round Hungary Viktória FC-Szombathely 0–4
Belarus Bobruichanka Bobruisk (Host) 1–2
Moldova Codru Anenii Noi 1–5
2005–06 First qualifying round Finland FC United (Host) 0–2
Norway Røa 1–9
Iceland Valur 1–8
2006–07 First qualifying round Serbia Masinac Classic Niš 1–6
Belgium Rapide Wezemaal 0–7
Slovenia Pomurje (Host) 1–7
2007–08 First qualifying round Bulgaria NSA Sofia 1–3
Belarus Universitet Vitebsk 0–6
Greece PAOK (Host) 2–3
2011–12 Qualifying round Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto (Host) 2–1
Spain Rayo Vallecano 1–4
Republic of Ireland Peamount United 1–5
2012–13 Qualifying round Kazakhstan BIIK Kazygurt 0–3
Bulgaria NSA Sofia 0–2
Serbia Spartak Subotica (Host) 0–1
2013–14 Qualifying round Greece PAOK 3–1
Finland PK-35 Vantaa (Host) 0–0
Republic of Macedonia Bilјanini Izvori 3–1
Round of 32 Germany VfL Wolfsburg 0–14 0–13 0–27
2014–15 Qualifying round Hungary MTK 0–3
Slovenia Pomurje 0–4
Montenegro Ekonomist (Host) 2–1
2015–16 Qualifying round Romania Olimpia Cluj 0–4
Slovenia Pomurje (Host) 1–2
Montenegro Ekonomist 2–1
2016–17 Qualifying round Romania Olimpia Cluj 1–7
Poland Medyk Konin (Host) 0–1
Montenegro Breznica 2–2
2017–18 Qualifying round Belgium Standard Liège 0–2
Netherlands Ajax 1–2
Latvia Rīgas FS 2–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History section on website". parnujk.ee. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pärnu Rannastaadion" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 
  3. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Pärnu JK. 
  4. ^ Swedish relief as Wolfsburg set record - UEFA Women's Champions League - News. UEFA
  5. ^ "PäRNU JK (N) (2017)". Retrieved 23 March 2017. 

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