Donatas Navikas

Donatas Navikas (born 30 June 1983) is a former Lithuanian footballer who has recently started coaching career. He is currently coaching FK Neptūnas.

Donatas Navikas
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Ukmergė, Soviet Union (today Lithuania)
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Neptūnas (player-manager)
Number 27
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Vienybė Ukmergė (5)
2001–2002 Inkaras Kaunas 35 (2)
2003–2008 Atlantas 191 (22)
2008 Salyut-Energia Belgorod 14 (0)
2009 Šilutė 14 (0)
2009–2011 Minsk 28 (1)
2012 Slavia Mozyr 14 (1)
2013–2015 Atlantas 48 (6)
2015 Kruoja Pakruojis 5 (0)
2015–2017 Palanga 62 (16)
2018–2019 Minija 29 (9)
2020– Neptūnas 10 (2)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Atlantas B
2018–2019 Atlantas (assistant)
2019 Atlantas (caretaker)
2020– Neptūnas (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:53, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Navikas previously played for FC Salyut-Energia Belgorod in the Russian First Division.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Following a 9–1 defeat against FK Sūduva in the beginning of November 2019, head coach Viktors Dobrecovs was fired and Navikas - who at the time was assistant coach to Dobrecovs - was appointed as FK Atlantas coach on temporary basis until the end of the year.[2] Navikas lost all four games in charge and left the club at the end of the year.

In January 2020 Navikas took up an offer to coach newly established football club FK Neptūnas, where he also was registered as a player.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lietuviškų" klubų akistatą laimėjo M.Savėno komanda" (in Lithuanian). Diena. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  2. ^ „Atlantą“ palieka treneris, atviraklaipeda.lt, 2 November 2019
  3. ^ „Neptūnas“ brenda į nepažintus vandenis: Klaipėda turės naują futbolo komandą, 15min.lt, 15 January 2020

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