Ričardas Beniušis

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Ričardas Beniušis
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-04-23) 23 April 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Panevėžys, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FK Kruoja Pakruojis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Inkaras Kaunas 27 (18)
2000–2001 Baltika Kaliningrad 1 (0)
2001 Inkaras Kaunas 20 (15)
2001–2002 Krylya Sovetov Samara 0 (0)
2002 Inkaras Kaunas 13 (2)
2002 Start Kristiansand 9 (1)
2002–2003 Atlantas Klaipeda 12 (6)
2003–2008 FBK Kaunas 90 (46)
2007–2008Hearts (loan) 8 (0)
2008FK Liepājas Metalurgs (loan) 24 (5)
2009 Dunajská Streda 13 (1)
2009 FK Sūduva 11 (13)
2010 Hapoel Ra'anana 12 (3)
2010–2013 FK Sūduva 56 (18)
2013–2015 FK Kruoja 4 (1)
2015– FK Šilas Kazlų Rūda
National team
2001– Lithuania 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2008

Ricardas Beniušis (born 23 April 1980) is a Lithuanian footballer.

Beniušis started his career with Inkaras Kaunas in his homeland, returning there after short spells with Russian clubs Baltika Kaliningrad and Krylya Sovetov Samara. He spent one season in Norway (2002) with Start Kristiansand before again moving back to Lithuania with Atlantas Klaipeda. He joined FBK Kaunas in 2003 and has since won 3 A Lyga titles, two Lithuanian Cups and two Lithuanian Super Cups with the club.

He joined Hearts on a season-long loan deal in July 2007.[1] He made his debut for Hearts in a 1-0 defeat to city rivals Hibernian F.C., playing very poorly and leading to many calling him 'Beniuseless'.[2] He made few starts for Hearts and was sent back to FBK Kaunas early, on 19 March 2008.

In January 2010, he signed for the Israeli club, Hapoel Ra'anana A.F.C. for three years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaunas' Beni wins loan deal at Hearts, Edinburgh Evening News, 31 July 2007.
  2. ^ Anderson, Barry (2 September 2010). "Hearts reject Beniusis has got cause for revenge tomorrow". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 2 September 2010.

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