FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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

Baltika
Full nameFootball Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s)Balda
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
GroundKaliningrad Stadium
Capacity35,016
OwnerKaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
ChairmanKirill Volzhenkin
ManagerSergei Ignashevich
LeagueRussian First League
2021–2210th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

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 resultsEdit

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

Current squadEdit

As of 8 August 2022, according to the official First League 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   RUS Yevgeni Latyshonok
2 DF   RUS Artur Koloskov
3 DF   RUS Kirill Malyarov
4 MF   RUS Danil Klyonkin
5 MF   RUS Aleksandr Osipov
6 MF   RUS Maksim Kuzmin
8 DF   RUS Aslan Dudiyev
9 FW   BIH Gedeon Guzina
10 MF   RUS Yan Kazayev
11 FW   RUS Dmitry Barkov
14 FW   RUS Gocha Gogrichiani
16 GK   RUS Aleksandr Koryakin
17 DF   RUS Eduard Valiakhmetov
18 MF   MNE Mladen Kašćelan
19 MF   RUS Sergei Pryakhin (on loan from CSKA Moscow)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   RUS Tigran Avanesyan (on loan from CSKA Moscow)
21 DF   SRB Ivan Ostojić
22 FW   RUS Tamerlan Musayev
23 DF   RUS Aleksandr Putsko
26 DF   SRB Nikola Radmanovac
34 DF   RUS Maksim Khramtsov
44 DF   RUS Maksim Tishkin
67 GK   RUS Maksim Borisko
75 GK   RUS Nikolay Prisyazhnenko
78 FW   RUS Aleksandr Shcherbatyuk
80 DF   RUS Mikhail Rybalko
88 MF   RUS Yaroslav Frolov
89 MF   RUS Vladislav Lazarev
90 FW   RUS Grigory Borisenko

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   RUS David Volk
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   RUS Sultan Dzhamilov

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   RUS Maksim Artemchuk (at Dynamo Brest until 31 December 2022)

Reserve teamEdit

Reserve teamEdit

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 playersEdit

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

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.