Rakvere JK Tarvas

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Rakvere JK Tarvas
Rakvere JK Tarvas 2017 crest.png
Full nameRakvere Jalgpalliklubi Tarvas
Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004), as Virumaa JK Rakvere
GroundRakvere Stadium
Capacity1,785[1]
ChairmanReijo Kuusik
ManagerTarmo Rebane
LeagueEsiliiga
2018Esiliiga, 5th
WebsiteClub website

Rakvere JK Tarvas, commonly known as Rakvere Tarvas, or simply as Tarvas, is a football club, based in Rakvere, Estonia.

The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa JK Rakvere. From 2008 until 2010, the club was named Rakvere FC Flora, and since 2011 Rakvere JK Tarvas.

History[edit]

FC Flora Rakvere crest (2008-2010)

The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa Jalgpalliklubi Rakvere (English: Virumaa Football Club Rakvere). From 2008, Rakvere became affiliated with Flora and became Rakvere FC Flora. In 2011, the team name was changed to Tarvas (English: Aurochs), which is the symbol of Rakvere and is derived from the historic name of the town, Tarvanpea (Aurochs' head). In 2012, Tarvas was promoted to the Esiliiga and finished the 2012 season in third place. In promotion games against JK Tallinna Kalev Tarvas lost 1-3 on aggregate. Tarvas finished the 2013 Esiliiga season in 4th place but were beaten in the promotion play-offs by Tammeka 2–6 on aggregate. In July 2014, Valeri Bondarenko was hired as manager.[2] Tarvas finished the 2015 Esiliiga season in 4th place and was promoted to the Meistriliiga for the first time in history. Tarvas earned just 1 point in first 14 Meistriliiga games. On 4 June 2016, Valeri Bondarenko was sacked and replaced as manager by Urmas Kirs, who coached the team in 2008. With new coach Tarvas earned another two draws and finished season at the bottom of the table.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 March 2018.[3]

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

No. Position Player
2 Estonia MF Alari Aunapuu
3 Estonia DF Rain Ööpik
4 Estonia DF Kaarel Saar (vice-captain)
6 Estonia DF Mehis Vahero
8 Estonia DF Taavi Münter
9 Estonia FW Sergei Akimov
10 Estonia MF German-Guri Lvov
11 Estonia MF Toomas Kiis
15 Estonia FW Siim Rannamäe
17 Estonia MF Alari Tovstik
18 Estonia DF Mihkel Saar
21 Estonia MF Mario Kuokkanen
No. Position Player
22 Estonia MF Joonas Ljaš
23 Estonia MF Madis Reimal
26 Estonia DF Elar Tovstik
27 Estonia MF Taavi Trasberg (captain)
28 Estonia MF Dmitrii Baikov
30 Estonia GK Sander Susi (vice-captain)
34 Estonia DF Chris Martin
35 Russia GK Artem Levizi
45 Estonia DF Aleksei Larin (on loan from Tallinna Kalev)
69 Estonia DF Mihkel Gull
91 Estonia FW Henri Hang

Reserves and academy[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Internationals[edit]

Player Caps while at club Period at club Caps overall
Estonia Marko Meerits 1 2016 5
Estonia Kristian Marmor 0 2013 1
Estonia Toomas Tohver 0 2008 24
Estonia Mati Pari 0 2008 22

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

Season Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Avg. Att. Top goalscorer Cup Notes
2004 V liiga 1 14 13 0 1 81 12 +69 39 Estonia Alar Petrovits (29) as Rakvere JK
2005 III liiga 3 22 15 3 4 56 28 +28 48 Estonia Esko Brandt
Estonia Reijo Kuusik (9)
as Virumaa JK Rakvere
2006 2 22 15 2 5 57 34 +23 47 Estonia Alar Petrovits (25)
2007 II liiga 2 26 16 4 6 75 36 +39 52 Estonia Alar Petrovits (25) Third round
2008 Esiliiga 8 36 10 7 19 53 82 −29 37 Estonia Alar Petrovits (17) Second round as Rakvere FC Flora
2009 10 36 8 2 26 48 105 −57 20 66 Estonia Alar Petrovits (11) Second round
2010 9 36 10 3 23 45 95 −50 21 26 Estonia Alar Petrovits (11) Second round
2011 II liiga 1 26 22 2 2 100 29 +71 68 76 Estonia Joonas Ljaš (27) Third round as Rakvere JK Tarvas
2012 Esiliiga 3 36 21 5 10 66 58 +8 68 137 Estonia Joonas Ljaš (14) Fourth round
2013 4 36 16 8 12 68 58 +10 56 132 Estonia Henri Hang (11) Third round
2014 8 36 12 10 14 61 65 −4 46 106 Estonia Sergei Akimov (21) First round
2015 4 36 12 11 13 52 53 −1 47 173 Estonia Sergei Akimov (16) Third round
2016 Meistriliiga 10 36 0 3 33 15 113 −98 3 205 Estonia Märten Kuusk
Estonia Siim Rannamäe
Estonia Juhan Jograf Siim (2)
Third round
2017 Esiliiga 3 36 21 4 11 66 57 +9 67 112 Estonia Joonas Ljaš (22) Third round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rakvere staadion" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister.
  2. ^ "Bondarenko maandus Tarvas" [Bondarenko lands in Tarvas] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 July 2014.
  3. ^ "RAKVERE JK TARVAS (2017)". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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