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VMFD Žalgiris
FK Žalgiris's Logo
Full name Vilniaus Futbolo Klubas Žalgiris
Nickname(s) -
Founded May 16, 1947
Ground Žalgiris Stadium
Vilnius
(Capacity: 15,030)
Chairman Mindaugas Kasperūnas
Manager Igoris Pankratjevas
League LFF A Lyga
2009 6th
Home colours
Away colours

FK Žalgiris is a Lithuanian football club, playing in the capital, Vilnius. They have won the Lithuanian Championship three times: 1991, 1992, and 1999. The team's colours are green and white. The club plays at the Žalgiris stadium (capacity 15,030). Recently the club celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Contents

Name history

  • 1947 - Dinamo
  • 1948-1961 - Spartakas
  • 1962 - Žalgiris

Notable Chairmans

  • Vadim Kastujev

Soviet times

During the Soviet era, Žalgiris, a part of the republican VSS with the same name, was by far the best Lithuanian team. Their best finish in the Soviet Elite League was third in 1987, the year they made their first appearance in the UEFA Cup. That year, Žalgiris represented the Soviet Union at the World University Games in Yugoslavia, and won the tournament, beating South Korea in the final 5-0.

Notable Coaches

Achievements

1991, 1992, 1999
1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2003
2003
1982

Famous Players

Participation in Lithuanian Championships

Staff

  • Chairman - Mindaugas Kasperūnas
  • General Manager - Kęstutis Gimbutas
  • Director of Sport - Artūras Steško
  • Head Coach - Igoris Pankratjevas
  • Assistant Coach - Mindaugas Čepas
  • Club Doctor - Dainius Pavilonis

Current squad

As of October 08, 2009.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Lithuania GK Mantas Kulevičius
3 Lithuania MF Andrius Miliškevičius
4 Lithuania DF Tomas Statkevičius
5 Lithuania DF Laurynas Juknys
7 Lithuania MF Ervinas Kvitkauskas
8 Lithuania DF Tadas Gražiūnas
9 Lithuania FW Gediminas Butavičius
10 Lithuania MF Mindaugas Zurza
12 Lithuania GK Piotr Dubrovskij
15 Lithuania MF Lech Pečuro
17 Lithuania MF Egidijus Juška
18 Ukraine MF Roman Romanchuk
19 Lithuania MF Arvydas Veikutis
20 Lithuania MF Andrius Starta
24 Lithuania MF Arminas Vaskela
No. Position Player
28 Lithuania DF Gediminas Saldys
29 Lithuania DF Igoris Steško
33 Lithuania FW Daumantas Žukauskas
34 Lithuania MF Dainius Komarovas
35 Lithuania MF Edgaras Mastianica
40 Lithuania MF Valdas Saulėnas
44 Lithuania DF Daniel Gunevič
 ? Lithuania DF Egidijus Vaitkūnas
 ? Lithuania DF Davydas Arlauskis
 ? Lithuania FW Artūras Jeršovas
 ? Lithuania FW Igoris Morinas
 ? Lithuania MF Raimondas Vilėniškis
 ? Lithuania MF Giedrius Barevičius
 ? Russia MF Andrei Nagumanov
 ? Russia DF Yan Bobrovskiy

Notable Players

Belarus
  • Aleksej Dubina
  • Nikolaj Misiuk
Bulgaria
  • Georgi Kalaydzhiev
Lithuania
  • Gerdas Aleksa
  • Nerijus Budraitis
  • Rokas Janilionis
  • Julius Kalenda
  • Marijuš Krukovski
  • Andrius Miliškevičius
  • Andrius Puotkalis
  • Ramūnas Radavičius
  • Donatas Remeza
  • Edgaras Rukštelė
  • Artur Semež
  • Ernestas Šetkus
  • Erlandas Šiaulys
  • Gintautas Sidorovas
  • Artūras Simakovas
  • Algirdas Surgautas
  • Darius Tamašauskas
  • Egidijus Vaitkūnas
  • Nerijus Vasiliauskas
  • Audrius Veikutis
  • Mantas Zagreckas
Moldova
  • Iulian Bursuc
Russia
  • Denis Arkhipov
  • Jevgenij Rybakov

References

External links

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