|Date of birth||2 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|2005–2009||→ Hearts (loan)||102||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2016
Saulius Mikoliūnas (born 2 May 1984 in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian professional footballer playing for Žalgiris Vilnius. He is a Lithuanian international and has played for Scottish Premier League club Hearts and FBK Kaunas. Mikoliūnas also represented Lithuania at under-21 level.
On 2 March 2005, during a match against Rangers at Tynecastle Stadium, Mikoliūnas received a double red card from referee Hugh Dallas. The player was initially sent off for barging linesman Andy Davis after a controversial penalty decision. He received a second card for later swearing at Dallas. Since that incident, Mikoliūnas has been sent off twice more against Rangers, both as a second-half substitute.
Mikoliūnas was a regular in the first team for Hearts, however inconsistency always dogged his Hearts career. He silenced many critics with the winner at Tynecastle vs city rivals Hibernian on 26 December 2006. Mikoliūnas announced on 2 December 2008 that he wanted to leave the Edinburgh club after the 2008–09 season, to take up a new football challenge after spending four years at the club. On 27 April 2009, it was confirmed with immediate effect that the midfielder and his Lithuanian colleague Deividas Česnauskis had left Hearts.
The following month, Mikoliūnas states he was to sign for Swansea City on a free transfer during the summer transfer window, but the move broke down after Swansea manager Roberto Martínez moved to Wigan Athletic.
- Scottish Cup: 2005–06
- Lithuanian A Lyga: 2016
Mikoliūnas has scored five times in his twelve-year international career. Having made his debut in 2004, he scored his first international goal in 2007 against Georgia. He followed that up a year later with a second goal, against Romania. On 11 October 2013, in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification he scored his most recent goal: against Latvia in a 2-0 home vicotry.
Every time that Mikoliūnas has scored for Lithuania, the team have won the match and kept a clean-sheet.
In 2011, he scored again against Poland before in a surprising 2-0 win.
|1.||2 June 2007||S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas||Georgia||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2008|
|2.||6 September 2008||Gruia Stadium, Cluj-Napoca, Romania||Romania||2–0||3–0||FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying|
|3.||25 March 2011||S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas||Poland||1–0||2–0||Friendly match|
|4.||11 October 2013||LFF stadium, Vilnius||Latvia||2–0||2–0||FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying|
|5.||9 October 2014||LFF stadium, Vilnius||Estonia||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2016|
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