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Football Club Tartu Santos is an Estonian football club based in Tartu. Their home ground is Tartu Annelinna kunstmurustaadion.

Tartu Santos
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Full nameFootball Club Tartu Santos
Founded2006[1]
GroundTartu Annelinna kunstmurustaadion[2]
ChairmanMeelis Eelmäe
ManagerJanar Sagim
LeagueII liiga
2018Esiliiga, 7th

HistoryEdit

In 2014 Santos, while competing in the third tier of Estonian football, reached the 2013–14 Estonian Cup final. Their opponent in the final was the reigning Estonian champion FC Levadia, already qualified for the Champions League, therefore Santos qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League as cup runner-up.[3] Santos went out on aggregate 1–13 to Tromsø of Norway but scored their first ever goal in European competition.

Because of their appearance in the 2013–14 Estonian Cup final, Santos also qualified for the Estonian Supercup at the start of the 2015 season. They faced 2014 Meistriliiga champions FC Levadia Tallinn. The match took place on 3 March 2015 and finished in a 5–0 defeat for Santos.

After the 2018 Esiliiga season the club decided to continue as a full-amateur team and drop 2 leagues lower to II liiga.[4]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 11 April 2017.[5]

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 Ermo Ojaste
2   DF Frederik Pelska
5   MF Karl Õigus
6   DF Kaarel Kallandi
7   FW Jarmo Aaviste
8   MF Mark-Sandor Kolts
12   DF Kenn Laas
14   FW Rene Prans
15   MF Alex Meinhard
16   MF Joonas Luts
No. Position Player
18   MF Markus Soomets
19   FW Robert Pluum
21   FW Ander Vool
22   DF Siim Roops
23   MF Joonas Kartsep (captain)
25   MF Karl Markus Koivastik
27   DF Kevin Märtmaa
31   DF Marten Zovo
92   DF Oskar Meus
99   FW Karl-Erik Vidaja

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Runners-up (1): 2014
Winner (3): 2006, 2008, 2013
Winner (1): 2005
Winner (1): 2004
Winner (1): 2003
Runners-up (1): 2014

UEFA club competition resultsEdit

European record
Competition P W D L GF GA
UEFA Europa League 2 0 0 2 1 13
Matches
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Tromsø 0–7 1–6 1–13
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round

StatisticsEdit

League and CupEdit

Season League Pos Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Top Goalscorer(s) Cup Notes
2003 V Liiga 1 16 16 0 0 89 16 +73 48 as Tartu Välk 494
2004 IV Liiga 1 18 16 1 1 71 22 +49 49
2005 III Liiga 1 22 19 1 2 89 25 +64 58   Iivo Müürsepp
  Roomer Tarajev (11)
2006 II Liiga 1 28 18 5 5 94 37 +57 59   Martin Maks (17)
2007 Esiliiga 9 36 7 8 21 49 93 −44 29 1/8
FC Santos and Tartu Välk 494 merged to FC Santos
2008 II Liiga 1 26 18 4 4 74 44 +30 58   Taavi Vellemaa (15) 1/32 as FC Santos
2009–2012 Did not participate
2013 II Liiga 1 26 24 1 1 138 16 +122 73   Alar Alve (25) F as FC Santos Tartu
2014 Esiliiga B 2 36 32 0 4 161 27 +134 96   Yuriy Vereshchak (43) 1/64
2015 Esiliiga 8 36 12 6 18 56 83 −27 42   Alar Alve
  Taavi Vellemaa (11)
1/4
2016 6 36 16 1 19 63 70 −7 49   Alex Meinhard (14) 1/64
2017 8 36 13 4 19 75 74 +1 43   Alex Meinhard (22) 1/32
2018 7 36 11 8 17 47 68 -21 41   Kristofer Reinberg (11) 1/16

CoachesEdit

Name Career
  Mikk Laas 1 January 2014 – 21 April 2014
  Algimantas Liubinskas 21 April 2014 –

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-06-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Võistkond". jalgpall.ee.
  3. ^ "Teisena pääses karikafinaali Santos". Estonian Football Association. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ Elissaar, Kasper (12 November 2018). "Taas ärakukkumine tippjalgpallis: Santos jätkab madalamates liigades". Soccernet.ee.
  5. ^ "Meeskond". fcsantos.ee. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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