|Full name||FC Kuressaare|
|Founded||14 March 1997|
Kuressaare was founded on 14 March 1997. Its predecessor was a youth club B.B. Sport, coached by Johannes Kaju. Kuressaare joined the Estonian football league system and began competing in the Western division of the III liiga. The club's first president and manager was Aivar Pohlak.
Kuressaare was promoted to the Esiliiga for the 1998 season and finished in 6th place under the new manager Jan Važinski. Most of the team were Saaremaa locals who were reinforced by players from Kuresaare's parent club Flora. Kuressaare won the Esiliiga in the 1999 season and was promoted to the Meistriliiga.
Kuressaare finished the 2000 season, its maiden season in the Estonian top-flight, in 7th place. The club finished the 2001 season in 10th place under new manager Zaur Tšilingarašvili and was relegated to the Esiliiga.
In 2002, Sergei Zamogilnõi was hired as manager. Kuressaare finished the 2002 season as runners-up, qualifying to the promotion play-offs. Kuressaare won the play-offs against Lootus and returned to the Mesitriliiga. Kuressaare's stay in the top-flight was cut short again as the club finished the 2003 season in 8th place and was relegated. The team was restructured in 2004, using players from reserve team Sörve and was promoted back to the Meistriliiga despite finishing in 5th place due to the expansion of the league.
The 2005 season was the most successful in the club's history, winning 7 and drawing 6 matches out of 36. The 8–1 victory over Dünamo became the new club record. Despite that, the team finished 8th and was relegated after losing the relegation play-offs against Ajax.
Kuressaare earned its way back to the Meistriliiga in the 2006 season, but was once again relegated in the following Meistriliiga season. The team finished the 2008 season as runners-up and was promoted to the Meistriliiga. Kuressaare remained in the Meistriliiga for the next five seasons from 2009 to 2013, when the club was relegated to Esiliiga after finishing the season in 10th place. After the 2015 season, Kuressaare was relegated to the Esiliiga B.
- As of 7 March 2019.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For season transfers, see List of Estonian football transfers summer 2019 and List of Estonian football transfers winter 2019–20.
Reserves and academyEdit
Current technical staffEdit
Seasons and statisticsEdit
|1997–98||III liiga||1||6||5||1||0||18||3||+15||16||Toivo Alt (8)||First round|
|1998||Esiliiga||6||14||4||5||5||20||19||+1||17||Svajūnas Rauckis (8)|
|1999||1||28||21||4||3||92||25||+67||67||Svajūnas Rauckis (27)||Fourth round|
|2000||Meistriliiga||7||28||5||4||19||25||68||−43||19|| Risto Kallaste
Tarmo Saks (5)
|2001||8||28||2||1||25||18||114||−96||7||Tiit Tikenberg (5)||Quarter-finalists|
|2002||Esiliiga||2||28||17||2||9||82||50||+32||53||Tarmo Neemelo (21)||Second round|
|2003||Meistriliiga||8||28||1||2||25||11||121||–110||5||Tiit Tikenberg (3)||Second round|
|2004||Esiliiga||5||28||11||2||15||56||70||–14||35||Martti Pukk (13)||Quarter-finalists|
|2005||Meistriliiga||9||36||7||6||23||40||96||−56||27||Martti Pukk (11)||Second round|
|2006||Esiliiga||2||36||22||5||9||64||44||+20||71||Rainer Veskimäe (12)||Quarter-finalists|
|2007||Meistriliiga||9||36||5||3||28||25||94||−69||18||Dmitri Kulikov (5)||Third round|
|2008||Esiliiga||2||36||20||9||7||67||35||+32||69||Martti Pukk (14)||Third round|
|2009||Meistriliiga||8||36||7||3||26||21||99||−78||24||Dmitri Skiperski (8)||Fourth round|
|2010||9||36||7||3||26||32||93||−61||24||Dmitri Skiperski (9)||Fourth round|
|2011||9||36||7||5||24||28||68||−40||26||Martti Pukk (8)||Third round|
|2012||8||36||5||11||20||31||80||−49||26||Andre Ilves (6)||Fourth round|
|2013||10||36||2||5||29||22||87||−65||11|| Andre Ilves
Elari Valmas (4)
|2014||Esiliiga||6||36||14||5||17||69||81||−12||47|| Tõnis Koppel
Maarek Suursaar (10)
|2015||10||36||10||7||19||48||95||−47||37||Sander Laht (14)||Third round|
|2016||Esiliiga B||1||36||23||7||6||117||48||+69||76||Maarek Suursaar (33)||Third round|
|2017||Esiliiga||5||36||17||4||15||70||63||+7||55||Sander Laht (17)||Quarter-finalists|
|2018||Meistriliiga||9||36||6||3||27||34||115||−81||21||Sander Laht (15)||Quarter-finalists|
|2019||9||36||6||5||25||24||87||−63||23||Märten Pajunurm (7)||Third round|
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