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FC Šiauliai is a Lithuanian football team from the city of Šiauliai. The team is referred to as "Šiauliai".

FC Šiauliai
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Full nameFootball Club Šiauliai
Nickname(s)FK Šiauliai
Founded1995 as KFK Šiauliai
2004 refounded as FK Šiauliai
Dissolved1 February 2016
GroundSavivaldybė Stadium
Capacity4,000
ChairmanSaulius Lesnickas (director)
CoachDeivis Kančelskis
LeagueA lyga
20159th (dissolved after season)
The previous logo of the team

HistoryEdit

The basketball and football club "Šiauliai" (KFK "Šiauliai") was established in Šiauliai in 1994. The club founded a basketball team in 1994 and a football team in 1995. The football team played in Antra Lyga (3rd tier) and had no desire to move up to a higher division. Rather, the club focused its attention on the basketball championship LKL and other leagues. The situation in Šiauliai City changed when FK Kareda Šiauliai was sold in 1999 and moved from Šiauliai to Kaunas. FK Sakalas Šiauliai was dissolved in 2003, and the KFK Šiauliai football team broke with the basketball team as a result.

2004Edit

In the beginning of 2004, a new organization called VšĮ „Šiaulių futbolo klubas“ was established. Soon after, the FK „Šiauliai“ team was founded. Its leaders sought to build a strong, winning team to rise to A Lyga (top tier).

In 2004 FK Šiauliai was promoted to Pirma Lyga (second tier). That year, they won the 2004 Pirma Lyga. They were then promoted to A Lyga and began playing in the elite division in 2005.

When the team took 2nd place in the championship, they became eligible to play at the European level. The 2009–10 UEFA Europa League defeated Wisła Kraków at 7–0. The 2012–13 UEFA Europa League lost to FC Levadia Tallinn (2–2 aggr.)

In 2014, FK Šiauliai became FC Šiauliai.

In 2015 the team faced serious financial problems and did not pay their players proper salaries.

The team dissolved in January 2016 due to a lack of sponsorship.[1] The team announced that it would not play in any competition.[2]

Name historyEdit

  • 1995 – KFK Šiauliai (basketball and football club);
  • 2004 – FK Šiauliai (new club);
  • 2014 – FC Šiauliai (renamed)

Seasons (2004–2016)Edit

Season Level League Position Link
2004 2. Pirma lyga 1. [3]
2005 1. A lyga 9. [4]
2006 1. A lyga 8. [5]
2007 1. A lyga 8. [6]
2008 1. A lyga 7. [7]
2009 1. A lyga 4. [8]
2010 1. A lyga 8. [9]
2011 1. A lyga 4. [10]
2012 1. A lyga 5. [11]
2013 1. A lyga 7. [12]
2014 1. A lyga 7. [13]
2015 1. A lyga 9. [14]
2016 x x x

Kit evolutionEdit

  • Home: Yellow and black stripes on t-shirt, with black shorts and yellow socks.
  • Away: The same striped t-shirt with yellow socks and shorts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004–2015 (Home)
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004–2015 (Away)

StadiumEdit

Savivaldybė Stadium, located at S. Daukanto g. 23, Šiauliai, is a multi-use stadium. It is used primarily for football matches and is the home stadium of FK Šiauliai. The stadium holds 4,000 people.

HonoursEdit

Participation in Europe cupsEdit

Season Cup Round Country Club Score
2010–11 Europa League 2Q   Wisła Kraków 0–2, 0–5
2012–13 Europa League 1Q   FC Levadia Tallinn 0–1, 2–1

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "S. Lesnickas: Nieko baisaus, jei metus kitus pailsėsime". futbolas.lt. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  2. ^ "fcsiauliai.lt – Domenai, domenų registravimas – UAB "Interneto vizija"". fcsiauliai.lt. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito04.html#alyga
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito05.html#alyga
  5. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito06.html#alyga
  6. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito07.html#alyga
  7. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito08.html#alyga
  8. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito09.html#alyga
  9. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito2010.html#alyga
  10. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito2011.html#alyga
  11. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito2012.html#alyga
  12. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito2013.html#alyga
  13. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito2014.html#alyga
  14. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesl/lito2015.html#alyga

External linksEdit