Rakvere JK Tarvas

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JK Tarvas
JK Tarvas.png
Full name Rakvere Jalgpalliklubi Tarvas
Founded 2004; 12 years ago (2004), as Virumaa JK Rakvere
Ground Rakvere Stadium
Ground Capacity 1,785[1]
Chairman Reijo Kuusik
Manager Urmas Kirs
League Meistriliiga
2015 Esiliiga, 4th
Website Club home page

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

Founded in 2004 as Virumaa JK Rakvere, the club has played in the Meistriliiga since 2016.

History[edit]

FC Flora Rakvere crest

The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa Jalgpalliklubi Rakvere (English: Virumaa Football Club Rakvere). From 2008, Rakvere became affiliated with Flora and became Flora Rakvere. In 2011, the team name was changed to Tarvas (English: Aurochs). In 2012, Tarvas was promoted to the Esiliiga for and finished the 2012 season in third place. 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.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 September 2016.[3]

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 Marko Meerits
2 Estonia MF Alari Aunapuu
4 Estonia DF Kaarel Saar (captain)
5 Estonia MF Alex Sander Sepp (on loan from Flora)
6 Estonia MF Samuel Vard (on loan from Flora)
7 Estonia FW Rainer Võsaste
8 Estonia DF Taavi Münter
10 Armenia MF Yao Silven Kuassi
11 Estonia MF Toomas Kiis
13 Estonia MF Erkki Kubber (on loan from Flora)
14 Estonia DF Rauno Kald
15 Estonia FW Siim Rannamäe
16 Estonia DF Jaanus Kaasik
17 Estonia MF Alari Tovstik (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
18 Estonia DF Mihkel Saar
19 Estonia FW Tarmo Rebane
22 Estonia MF Joonas Ljaš
23 Estonia MF Madis Reimal
26 Estonia DF Elar Tovstik
27 Estonia MF Taavi Trasberg
30 Estonia GK Sander Susi (vice-captain)
33 Estonia DF Hans Joosep Tammerik (on loan from Flora)
45 Estonia DF Aleksei Larin
47 Estonia FW Juhan Jograf Siim (on loan from Flora)
50 Estonia FW Sten Tammik
69 Estonia DF Mihkel Gull
91 Estonia FW Henri Hang

Personnel[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Manager Career
Estonia Jaak Proosa 2004–2005
Estonia Ain Mets 2005–2007
Estonia Mati Pari 2008
Estonia Urmas Kirs 2008
Estonia Sergei Zamogilnõi 2009
Estonia Jan Važinski 2010
Estonia Reijo Kuusik 2011–2014
Estonia Valeri Bondarenko 2014–2016
Estonia Urmas Kirs 2016–

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

Season Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Top goalscorer Cup
2004 V liiga 1 14 13 0 1 81 12 +69 39 Estonia Alar Petrovits (29)
2005 III liiga 3 22 15 3 4 56 28 +28 48 Estonia Esko Brandt
Estonia Reijo Kuusik (9)
2006 III liiga 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
2009 Esiliiga 10 36 8 2 26 48 105 −57 20 Estonia Alar Petrovits (11) Second round
2010 Esiliiga 9 36 10 3 23 45 95 −50 21 Estonia Alar Petrovits (11) Second round
2011 II liiga 1 26 22 2 2 100 29 +71 68 Estonia Joonas Ljaš (27) Third round
2012 Esiliiga 3 36 21 5 10 66 58 +8 68 Estonia Joonas Ljaš (14) Fourth round
2013 Esiliiga 4 36 16 8 12 68 58 +10 56 Estonia Henri Hang (11) Third round
2014 Esiliiga 8 36 12 10 14 61 65 −4 46 Estonia Sergei Akimov (21) First round
2015 Esiliiga 4 36 12 11 13 52 53 −1 47 Estonia Sergei Akimov (16) Third round
2016 Meistriliiga 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. ^ "Eesti Jalgpalli Liit – RAKVERE JK TARVAS (2014)". jalgpall.ee. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

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