Paide Linnameeskond

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Paide Linnameeskond
Paide Linnameeskond logo.png
Full name Paide Linnameeskond
Nickname(s) Eesti Barcelona
(Estonian Barcelona)
Founded 2004; 14 years ago (2004)
Ground Paide linnastaadion
Ground Capacity 268[1]
Manager Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko
League Meistriliiga
2017 Meistriliiga, 6th
Website Club website

Paide Linnameeskond, or simply Paide, is a football club, based in Paide, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football.

Founded in 2004, the club has played in the Meistriliiga since 2009 and have never been relegated from the Estonian top division.

History[edit]

Paide Linnameeskond was founded as an amateur football club in 2004. In 2007, the club was promoted to the second division Esiliiga. The team finished the 2008 Esiliiga season in fourth place and was promoted to the Meistriliiga. In 2010, former Paide Linnameeskond and the Estonia national team player Meelis Rooba was hired as manager. Paide Linnameeskond reached the 2014–15 Estonian Cup final, but lost to Nõmme Kalju 0–2. Rooba resigned as manager after the 2016 season and was replaced by former Paide Linnameeskond player Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko.[2]

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 18 July 2017[3][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 Sten-Marten Vahi
Estonia DF Kristjan Pelt
4 Russia DF Nikita Novopashin
Estonia MF Joel Kokla
Estonia MF Henri Välja
8 Estonia MF Magnar Vainumäe
9 Estonia FW Kristofer Piht
10 Estonia MF Andre Frolov (captain)
11 Estonia MF Henri Hanson
14 Estonia DF Martin Kase
15 Estonia MF Sander Sinilaid
Ivory Coast MF Yann Michael Yao
17 Estonia DF Lauri Varendi
No. Position Player
18 Estonia MF Sören Kaldma
19 Nigeria FW Samson Onomigho
20 Estonia MF Edgar Tur
21 Italy GK Andrea Liotti
22 Estonia FW Ander Ott Valge
23 Estonia DF Vladimir Tšvertko
25 Estonia DF Johannes Kukebal
27 Estonia DF Michael Lilander
35 Estonia GK Rene Merilo
58 Estonia DF Daniil Mandrikov
99 Estonia FW Tarmo Neemelo

Reserves and academy[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2014–15

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paide linna staadion" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister. 
  2. ^ "Pommuudis! Meelis Rooba ei jätka enam Paide peatreenerina (Uus peatreener Zahovaiko!)" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Meeskond". Paide Linnameeskond. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Paide Linnameeskond" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 

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