Atlantas Klaipėda

FK Atlantas
FK Atlantas logo.svg
Full nameFootball Club Atlantas
Founded1962; 56 years ago (1962)
GroundCentral Stadium of Klaipėda
Capacity4,428
ManagerAnatoli Shelest
LeagueA Lyga
20186th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FK Atlantas is a Lithuanian football team from the port city of Klaipėda. The team currently plays on the first level of the Lithuanian football league pyramid.

The club's name has changed several times. It was established in 1962 as Granitas, and became PSK Aras in 1993. Since 1996, when FK Sirijus Klaipėda was absorbed into the club, it has had the name Atlantas, which in Lithuanian language means Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantas were Lithuanian champions in 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1984.

History[]

In summer 2018 club had financial problems, because account`s in banks was suspended. Atfer that some players run away from club.[1] Club owners thinked about all chanses to save club from dissvolvement. [2] In the first half of 2018 A Lyga club was in 4th position and after summer they dont won any game in championship and lost their position. But after 28 rounds they was in 6th position and could play in final stage of the championship. 29 round was lost to FC Stumbras 0-6,[3]

Name history[]

Honours[]

Domestic[]

Lithuania Lithuanian Championship:

  • Runners-up - 3 Silver medal icon.svg
2001, 2002, 2013
  • 3rd place - 5 Bronze medal icon.svg
1999, 2000, 2004, 2014, 2015
  • Winners - 2 Cup Winner.png
2001, 2003
  • Finalists - 2 Cup Finalist.png
2004, 2014–15

Soviet Union Soviet Championship::

  • Champions - 4 Gold medal icon.svg
1978, 1980, 1981, 1984
  • Winners - 2 Gold medal icon.svg
1964, 1985
  • Winners - 4 Cup Winner.png
1977, 1981, 1983, 1986

Other tournaments[]

  • 3rd place - 1 Bronze medal icon.svg
2003

Stadium[]

Klaipėdos centrinis stadionas

Central Stadium of Klaipėda is a multi-purpose stadium in Klaipėda, Lithuania. It is currently used mostly for football matches by FK Atlantas competing in A Lyga. In the past the stadium had a capacity of 9,000 and now holds only 5,000.

Supporters[]

FK Atlantas supporters are called Vakarų Frontas. FK Atlantas supporters maintain friendly relations with fans of Žalgiris Vilnius.

Crest and colours[]

The crest features a yellow seahorse with a football on the background. In the middle of the crest there is a white text saying Atlantas at the top and Klaipėda in smaller text under it. The logo contained some white.

Since the beginning the club has used the colors yellow and blue on their kits.

Traditional kit
Traditional kit
Away kit
2007/2008; 2015 (Away)
Puma since 2017 (Home)
Puma since 2017 (Away)
Goalkeeper`s kit 2018

Kit manufacturers[]

Season-by-season[]

Lithuania Lithuania
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L Goals Top Scorer Cup Europe
1999 1st 3 18 9 6 3 34–24
2000 1st 3 36 21 4 11 70–45
2001 1st 2 36 19 12 5 66–29
2002 1st 2 32 20 7 5 58–23
2003 1st 5 28 9 6 13 27–30
2004 1st 3 28 15 5 8 36–29
2005 1st 7 36 11 8 17 40–52
2006 1st 6 36 14 10 12 46–41
2007 1st 6 36 13 6 17 54–45
2008 1st 6 28 7 7 14 31–44
2009 3rd 1 20 18 2 0 101–11 Gintas Podelis
2010 2nd 7 27 9 6 12 35–33 Žilvinas Kymantas
2011 1st 11 33 3 2 28 28–121 Karolis Laukžemis
2012 1st 8 36 7 6 23 33–92 Tino Lagator
2013 1st 2 32 22 5 5 64–23 Evaldas Razulis
2014 1st 3 36 19 8 9 76–36 Evaldas Razulis
2015 1st 3 36 21 7 8 65–34 Andrey Panyukov
2016 1st 4 33 16 8 9 42–32 Maksim Maksimov
2017 1st 5 33 8 12 13 39–43 Andrey Panyukov
2018 1st 6 33 6 6 21 28-75

Current squad[]

As of 14 September 2018[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Dawid Smug
2 Lithuania DF Gustas Gumbaravičius
4 Lithuania DF Gleb Son
5 Brazil DF Leandro da Silva
6 Lithuania DF Andrius Bartkus (captain)
7 Lithuania FW Tadas Labukas
8 Ukraine MF Yuriy Teterenko
10 Lithuania MF Marius Papšys
15 Russia DF Martun Abovyan
19 Lithuania MF Dovydas Norvilas
20 Lithuania MF Benas Babenskas
22 Ukraine MF Bogdan Mitsik
No. Position Player
25 Lithuania DF Nerijus Beresna
26 Lithuania MF Jonas Latakas
32 Ukraine GK Denys Khvalytskyi
43 Lithuania DF Deividas Šiuša
44 Ukraine FW Yuriy Zakharkiv
55 Lithuania GK Eimantas Graželis
73 Lithuania MF Vladislav Kučerov
77 Ukraine DF Ruslan Marushka
89 Lithuania MF Justas Vainikaitis
97 Uruguay FW Bruno Lemiechevsky
99 Lithuania FW Deividas Lukošius

Out on loan[]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Notable and famous players[]

FK Atlantas players who have either appeared for their respective national team at any time or received an individual award while at the club.


European Cups history[]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Turkey Kocaelispor 1–0 0–1 1–1 (5–3 p) Symbol keep vote.svg
2R England Bradford City 1–4 1–3 2–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Romania Rapid Bucureşti 0–4 0–8 0–12 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–5 1–3 1–8 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Poland Dyskobolia Grodzisk 0–2 1–4 1–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Russia Spartak Moscow 1–0 0–2 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Wales Rhyl 3–2 1–2 4–4 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Luxembourg FC Differdange 03 0–1 3–1 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Kazakhstan Shakhter Karagandy 0–0 0–3 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bulgaria Beroe Stara Zagora 0–2 1–3 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Finland HJK 0–2 1–1 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Kazakhstan Kairat 0–6 1–2 1–8 Symbol delete vote.svg

Staff[]

Position Name
President Lithuania Romualdas Jonaitis
Director Lithuania Vacys Lekevičius
Director of Football Lithuania Arnas Lekevičius
Head Coach Lithuania Algimantas Briaunys
Assistant Coach Lithuania Vladimir Tunkin
Assistant Coach Lithuania Donatas Navikas

Managers[]

References[]

  1. ^ https://alyga.lt/naujiena/a-lyga-siekia-padeti-atlantui/5334
  2. ^ https://alyga.lt/naujiena/v.-lekevicius-buvo-minciu-uzdaryti-kluba-bet-kas-tuomet/5539
  3. ^ https://alyga.lt/rungtynes/stumbras-atlantas/883
  4. ^ ""Atlantas" stiprina vartininkų pozicijas" (in Lithuanian). FK Atlantas. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Komanda" (in Lithuanian). FK Atlantas. Retrieved 4 March 2017.

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