Pärnu JK

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Pärnu
Pärnu JK logo.JPG
Full name Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi
Founded 21 July 1989; 27 years ago (1989-07-21)[1]
Ground Pärnu Rannastaadion
Ground Capacity 1,501
Chairman Andres Alari
Manager Jüri Saar
League Naiste Meistriliiga
2015 1st
Website Club home page

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 11 Naiste Meistriliiga and 5 Estonian Women's Cup trophies.

The club's men's team currently plays in the fourth division II liiga. It is the reserve team of the Meistriliiga club Pärnu Linnameeskond.

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.[2] 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.[3]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Winners (11): 1994–95, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Winners (5): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 10 August 2016.[4]

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
4 Estonia DF Heleri Saar
5 Estonia FW Ulrika Tülp
6 Estonia DF Anete Paulus
7 Estonia FW Anastassia Morkovkina
8 Estonia MF Kairi Himanen
9 Estonia MF Liivi Sõrmus
No. Position Player
10 Estonia DF Berle Brant
13 Estonia FW Margarita Matjuhhova
16 Estonia MF Laada Tereštšenkova
17 Estonia MF Marve Bessmertnõi
18 Estonia MF Elizaveta Rutkovskaja
20 Estonia FW Merily Toom
21 Belarus FW Anastasija-Grazyna Shcherbachenia
22 Estonia FW Kristina Bannikova

Pärnu in Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2004–05 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Hungary Viktória Szombathely 0–4 4th
Belarus Babruyshanka 1–2
Moldova Codru Anenii Noi 1–5
2005–06 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Finland United 0–2 4th
Norway Røa 1–9
Iceland Valur 1–8
2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Serbia Masinac Classic Niš 1–6 4th
Belgium Rapide Wezemaal 0–7
Slovenia Pomurje 1–7
2007–08 UEFA Women's Cup First qualifying round Bulgaria NSA Sofia 1–3 4th
Belarus Universitet Vitebsk 0–6
Greece PAOK 2–3
2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Slovenia Krka Novo Mesto 2–1 3rd
Spain Rayo Vallecano 1–4
Republic of Ireland Peamount United 1–5
2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Kazakhstan BIIK Kazygurt 0–3 4th
Bulgaria NSA Sofia 0–2
Serbia Spartak Subotica 0–1
2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Greece PAOK 3–1 2nd
Finland PK-35 Vantaa 0–0
Republic of Macedonia Bilјanini Izvori 3–1
Round of 32 Germany Wolfsburg 0–14 0–13 0–27
2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Hungary MTK 0–3 3rd
Slovenia Pomurje 0–4
Montenegro Ekonomist 2–1
2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying round Romania Olimpia Cluj 0–4 3rd
Slovenia Pomurje 1–2
Montenegro Ekonomist 2–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History section on website". parnujk.ee. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Pärnu JK. 
  3. ^ Swedish relief as Wolfsburg set record - UEFA Women's Champions League - News. UEFA
  4. ^ "PäRNU JK (N) (2016)". Retrieved 10 August 2016. 

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