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FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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Baltika
Full nameFootball Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s)Balda
Founded1954; 67 years ago (1954)
GroundKaliningrad Stadium
Capacity35,212
OwnerKaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
ChairmanTazhutdin Kachukayev
ManagerYevgeni Kaleshin
LeagueFNL
2019–207th
WebsiteClub website
1997—2018 logo
1997—2018 logo
2000—2004 logo
2000—2004 logo

FC Baltika is an association football club based in Kaliningrad, Russia. Currently the club plays in the Russian Football National League, the second tier of the Russian football pyramid.

History

The club was founded on 22 December 1954 as Pishchevik Kaliningrad. In 1958 the club was renamed Baltika.

The team entered the Soviet League in 1957 and played in Class B (1957–1965), Class A, Group 2 (1966–1970), and Second League (1971–1991). The best result was achieved in 1984, when Baltika won the regional group tournament.

In 1992 Baltika entered the Russian Second Division and won the regional tournament and promotion to the First Division. After a fourth-place finish in 1993 and third position in 1994 Baltika won the division in 1995. In 1996 Baltika achieved the best result in club's history, finishing 7th in the Top Division, the Russian Premier League. Baltika were relegated in 1998, spending a total of three seasons in the top flight. In 1998 Baltika participated in the Intertoto Cup and reached the third round.

Since then, Baltika played in the First Division, except for the 2002 and 2005 seasons which they spent in the Second Division.

In 2018–19 Russian Football National League, they finished 16th (a relegation spot). However, PFL zone East winners FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk did not apply for the FNL license, keeping Baltika in the league.[1]

League results

Russian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Second Division

Current squad

As of 6 March 2021, according to the official FNL website.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Russia RUS Yevgeni Latyshonok
3 DF Russia RUS Maksim Plopa
4 DF Russia RUS Konstantin Kovalyov (on loan from Rostov)
5 MF Colombia COL Juan Manuel Valencia (on loan from Bologna)
6 MF Russia RUS Maksim Kuzmin
7 MF Russia RUS Sultan Dzhamilov
8 MF Russia RUS Aslan Dudiyev
9 MF Russia RUS Artyom Makarchuk
10 MF Russia RUS Ilnur Alshin
11 FW Russia RUS Mikhail Markin
13 FW Serbia SRB Miroslav Marković
14 MF Russia RUS Viktor Demyanov
16 GK Russia RUS Nikolai Prisyazhnenko
18 MF Montenegro MNE Mladen Kašćelan
19 MF Russia RUS Alikhan Shavayev
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Russia RUS Igor Yurganov (on loan from Sochi)
21 GK Russia RUS David Volk
24 DF Russia RUS Artyom Doyev
26 DF Russia RUS Artyom Meshchaninov
27 DF Russia RUS Ivan Maklakov
33 FW Brazil BRA Allef
38 MF Russia RUS Yan Kazayev
44 DF Russia RUS Maksim Tishkin
66 MF Russia RUS Denis Fedorenko
67 GK Russia RUS Maksim Borisko
70 MF Russia RUS Ishkhan Geloyan
71 GK Russia RUS Vladislav Zernayev
77 MF Russia RUS Dmitry Pletnyov
85 FW Russia RUS Aleksandr Shcherbatyuk
89 MF Russia RUS Vladislav Lazarev

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Russia RUS Mutalip Alibekov (at Legion Dynamo Makhachkala)
DF Russia RUS Danila Zhemaytis (at Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo)
MF Russia RUS Yaroslav Frolov (at Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Russia RUS Dmitri Zakharov (at Znamya Truda Orekhovo-Zuyevo)
FW Russia RUS Tamerlan Musayev (at Volga Ulyanovsk)
MF Russia RUS Yevgeni Butakov (at Belarus Belshina Bobruisk)

Reserve team

Baltika's reserve team played professionally in the Russian Third League in 1994 as FC Baltika-d Kaliningrad and in the Russian Second Division in 2006 and 2007 as FC Baltika-2 Kaliningrad.

Notable players

These players had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Baltika.

References

  1. ^ "Сахалин" выиграл первенство ПФЛ в зоне "Восток", но не сыграет в ФНЛ [Sakhalin won the PFL East zone, but will not play in the FNL] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 28 May 2019.
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