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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.

Baltika
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Full nameFootball Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s)Balda
Founded1954; 65 years ago (1954)
GroundKaliningrad Stadium
Capacity25,000
OwnerKaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
ChairmanTazhutdin Kachukayev
ManagerYevgeni Kaleshin
LeagueRussian Football National League
2017–185th
1997—2018 logo
2000—2004 logo

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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.

League resultsEdit

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

Current squadEdit

As of 22 February 2019, 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. Position Player
1   GK Vladimir Sugrobov
3   DF Maksim Plopa
4   MF Stanislav Prychynenko
5   DF Mutalip Alibekov (on loan from Khimki)
6   DF Nikita Lapin
7   FW Ilya Kuzmichyov
8   MF Aslan Dudiyev
9   MF Vladislav Drogunov
10   MF Nikita Glushkov (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)
11   FW Igor Portnyagin (on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow)
13   DF Daniil Shabalin
14   FW Maksim Pichugin
16   GK Nikolay Prisyazhnenko
19   MF Alikhan Shavayev
20   MF Danila Zhemaitis
22   FW Vladimir Dyadyun
No. Position Player
23   DF Vladislav Kryuchkov
25   MF Aleksandr Saplinov
28   DF Ruslan Magal
30   DF Shamil Gasanov (on loan from Yenisey Krasnoyarsk)
32   GK Yevgeny Pomazan
37   MF Batraz Khadartsev
43   GK Stanislav Cherchesov
44   DF Maksim Tishkin
55   DF Mikhail Rybalko
71   MF Dmitri Zakharov
88   MF Yaroslav Frolov
89   DF Vladislav Lazarev
91   MF Danil Spodarets
93   DF Vitali Kalenkovich
98   MF Aleksei Volkov

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

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