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FBK Kaunas
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Full name Futbolo beisbolo klubas Kaunas
Nickname(s) Geltonai-Žali (yellow-greens)
Founded 1960
Ground S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium
(Capacity: 8500)
Chairman Lithuania Gintaras Ugianskis
Manager Lithuania Saulius Vertelis
League LFF II Lyga
2009 1st
Home colours
Away colours

Kauno futbolo beisbolo klubas is a Lithuanian football club from the city of Kaunas, that currently plays in the LFF II Lyga (3rd Lithuanian League).

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History

Originally the team was founded in 1960 as Banga Kaunas. After Lithuania regained its independence the club was restructured. In 1993 Banga Kaunas was renamed Žalgiris Kaunas and then FBK Kaunas. The baseball section added (which later separated and became BK Lituanica Kaunas), hence the original name in Lithuanian is Kauno futbolo beisbolo klubas. FBK Kaunas are sponsored by Ūkio bankas, a bank which has Vladimir Romanov as its principal shareholder. In October 2005 Mr Romanov became the majority shareholder of Scottish Premier League side, Heart of Midlothian. Romanov has since used Kaunas as a feeder club for Hearts by allowing the SPL side to loan many players, such as Edgaras Jankauskas, Bruno Aguiar, Andrius Velička, Nerijus Barasa, Marius Žaliūkas and Roman Bednář, the latter signing a permanent deal for Hearts on 31 August 2006. Kaunas have played Celtic, Rangers and Liverpool in Champions League qualifying stages. On 5 August 2008, FBK Kaunas defeated Rangers, 2-1, to advance to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League for the first time. The game was won in dramatic circumstances as Kaunas had to come from behind and finally took the lead just four minutes from time. Linas Pilibaitis was the scorer.After finishing second in 2008 A Lyga championship the club's president announced that the club is moving back to LFF I Lyga,the 2nd league in Lithuanian football system.They said that this is being done because of bad refereeing and fraud of the A Lyga's owners.But this turned out to be worse for Kaunas,who was thrown to LFF II lyga (consisting of amateur teams) for its actions.Kaunas said goodbye to most of the best players and the president told that the club's vision is to search for young talents.So far,the club is doing good,having not conceded a single goal in 5 II Lyga matches it is undoubtedly the favorite of the league.FBK Kaunas will also participate in the new UEFA Europe League as a vice-champ of Lithuania.[1]

Players

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Current squad

As of 29 April 2009[2]

No. Position Player
1 Lithuania GK Laurynas Vertelis
2 Lithuania DF Andrius Sanajevas
3 Lithuania DF Paulius Vaikasas
4 Lithuania MF Gediminas Vičius
5 Lithuania DF Audrius Račkus
6 Republic of Macedonia MF Muharem Bajrami
8 Lithuania DF Vitalijus Antonovas
9 Lithuania FW Aivaras Laurišas
11 Lithuania FW Edvinas Petkus
12 Lithuania GK Šarūnas Kilijonas
13 Lithuania FW Lukas Kochanauskas
17 Lithuania MF Nerijus Valskis
No. Position Player
18 Lithuania DF Audrius Juozaitis
19 Lithuania FW Ramūnas Macežinskas
22 Lithuania GK Džiugas Bartkus
23 Lithuania DF Edvardas Gaurilovas
24 Lithuania MF Tomas Miklinevičius
25 Lithuania DF Mantas Fridrikas
26 Lithuania MF Marius Činikas
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Edin Pehlić
28 Lithuania MF Tomas Vyšniauskas
36 Lithuania MF Mindaugas Strauka
 ? Lithuania MF Simonas Paulius
 ? Lithuania FW Mindaugas Daunoravičius

Personal

  • Manager: Lithuania Saulius Vertelis
  • Assistant Coach: Lithuania Eugenijus Riabovas
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Lithuania Arturas Ramoška

Out on loan

No. Position Player
32 Slovakia GK Marián Kello (to Hearts)

Honours

Season-by-season

Lithuania Lithuania
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L Goals P Top Scorer Cup Europe
1991 1st 3 14 9 4 1 24-10 22
1991/92 1st 4 25 11 10 4 26-15 32
1992/93 1st 5 27 11 5 11 36-29 27
1993-94 1st 5 22 12 4 6 31-18 28
1994-95 1st 6 22 8 8 6 25-22 24 1/4
1995-96 1st 4 28 14 3 11 33-15 31 1/4
1996-97 1st 4 28 15 5 11 48-35 41 1/2 IC Group stage
1997-98 1st 5 30 18 4 8 63-19 58 Final IC Group stage
1998-99 1st 3 23 18 3 2 57-14 57 Final
1999 1st 1 18 12 5 1 36-10 41 1/4 UC 1st Qualifying round
2000 1st 1 36 26 8 2 115-24 86 Lithuania Velička 1/2 CL 2nd qualifying round
2001 1st 1 36 26 7 3 76-13 85 Lithuania Pocius Winner CL 1st qualifying round
2002 1st 1 32 24 6 2 85-20 78 Lithuania Šlekys 1/4 CL 1st qualifying round
2003 1st 1 28 21 5 2 64-20 68 1/2 CL 2nd qualifying round
2004 1st 1 28 20 5 3 49-19 65 Winner CL 2nd qualifying round
2005 1st 2 36 26 4 6 89-25 82 Winner CL 2nd qualifying round
2006 1st 1 36 28 4 4 85-30 88 Lithuania Velička / Lithuania Beniušis 1/4 UC 2nd qualifying round
2007 1st 1 36 25 8 3 91-26 83 Lithuania Grigalevičius Winner CL 1st qualifying round
2008 1st 2 28 16 7 5 51-17 55 Brazil Ledesma 1/2 CL / UC 3rd qualifying round / 1st round
2009 3rd 1 20 19 0 1 110-10 57 Lithuania Macežinskas 1/2* EL 2nd qualifying round

European cup history

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate Scored
1996-97 Intertoto cup Group stage Norway Lillestrøm_SK 1-4
France FC_Nantes 1-3
Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 1-0
Netherlands Heerenveen 1-3
1997-98 Intertoto cup Group stage Turkey Samsunspor 0-1
Iceland Leiftur 3-2
Germany Hamburger SV 1-2
Denmark Odense 2-2
1999-00 UEFA cup Qual. round Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-1 1-3 3-4
2000-01 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Brotnjo 4-0 0-3 4-3
2nd QR Scotland Rangers FC 0-0 1-4 1-4 Lithuania Žuta
2001-02 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Republic of Macedonia Sloga Jugomagnat 1-1 0-0 1-1 Lithuania Papečkys
2002-03 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Albania Dinamo Tirana 2-3 0-0 2-3
2003-04 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Faroe Islands Havnar Bóltfelag 4-1 1-0 5-1
2nd QR Scotland Celtic 0-4 0-1 0-5
2004-05 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Malta Sliema Wanderers 4-1 2-0 6-1 Lithuania Sanajevas-2, Lithuania Žutautas, Lithuania Gedgaudas, Lithuania Mikoliūnas, Lithuania Žaliūkas
2nd QR Sweden Djurgårdens 0-2 0-0 0-2
2005-06 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Faroe Islands Havnar Bóltfelag 4-0 4-2 8-2 Lithuania Velička-3, Lithuania Zelmikas-2, Lithuania Rimkevičius-2, Poland Klimek
2nd QR England Liverpool 1-3 0-2 1-5 Lithuania Barevičius
2006-07 UEFA cup 1st QR Northern Ireland Portadown 1-0 3-1 4-1 Georgia (country) Manchkava, Bosnia and Herzegovina Pehlić, Lithuania Velička, Lithuania Ivaškevičius
2nd QR Denmark Randers 1-0 1-3 2-3 Lithuania Juška, Lithuania Velička
2007-08 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Montenegro Zeta 3-2 1-3 4-5 Georgia (country) Kvaratskhelia-2, Lithuania Beniušis, Lithuania Kšanavičius
2008-09 UEFA Champions League 1st QR Andorra Santa Coloma 3-1 4-1 7-2 Lithuania Pilibaitis-4, Brazil Ledesma-2, Lithuania Zelmikas
2nd QR Scotland Rangers FC 2-1 0-0 2-1 Lithuania Radžius, Lithuania Pilibaitis
3rd QR Denmark Aalborg 0-2 0-2 0-4
UEFA Cup 1st round Italy Sampdoria 1-2 0-5 1-7 Lithuania Zelmikas
2009-10 UEFA Europa League 2nd QR Serbia Sevojno 1-1 0-0 1-1 Lithuania Fridrikas

Coaches

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