FK Banga Gargždai is a Lithuanian football club from the city of Gargždai.

FK Banga Gargždai
Full nameFootball Club Banga
Nickname(s)Tigrų ekipa
Founded1966
GroundGargždai Stadium, Gargždai
Capacity~2,300[1]
ChairmanRimantas Mikalauskas[2]
ManagerDavid Afonso
LeagueA Lyga
2023A Lyga, 6th of 10

History

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FK Banga was founded in 1966. During the period from 1966 to 1990, the club was in the Soviet Lithuanian football championship. From 1990, they played in the Lithuanian championship. From 1994 to 2001, they were in the top tier. After the 2001 A Lyga, they were relegated to the I Lyga.

The team earned promotion to the A Lyga, Lithuania's top football division, for the 2009 season after FBK Kaunas and Atlantas Klaipėda voluntarily withdrew their participation.[3] Banga were also members of the A Lyga from 1994 to 2000.

In the 2019 LFF I Lyga, FK Banga finished in second position and played in the relegation/promotion match with FK Palanga. Banga won the playoff, passed the licensing process, and returned to the top division after a 5-year break. In the 2020 A Lyga, FK Banga finished in 4th position.[4] It was the best result in FK Banga history in A Lyga.

Achievements

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Recent seasons

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Season Level League Place Web Notes
2004 3. II lyga (West) 3. [5]
2005 3. II lyga (West) 5. [6]   Promoted to Pirma lyga
2006 2. Pirma lyga 12. [7]
2007 2. Pirma lyga 6. [8]
2008 2. Pirma lyga 4. [9]   Promoted to A lyga
2009 1. A lyga 6. [10]
2010 1. A lyga 6. [11]
2011 1. A lyga 6. [12]
2012 1. A lyga 6. [13]
2013 1. A lyga 6. [14]
2014 1. A lyga 9. [15]   Relegated to Pirma lyga
2015 2. Pirma lyga 3. [16]
2016 2. Pirma lyga 6. [17]
2017 2. Pirma lyga 2. [18]
2018 2. Pirma lyga 3. [19]
2019 2. Pirma lyga 2. [20]   Promotion to A lyga
2020 1. A lyga 4. [21]
2021 1. A lyga 7. [22]
2022 1. A lyga 8. [23]
2023 1. A lyga 6. [24]
2024 1. A lyga .

UEFA club competition record

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Source: uefa.com
Last updated: 11 July 2014

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Europa League 4 0 1 3 0 11
Total 4 0 1 3 0 11

Matches

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Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Qarabağ FK 0–4 0–3 0–7
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Sligo Rovers FC 0–0 0–4 0–4

Current squad

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As of 4 July, 2024

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   LTU Kornelijus Smilingis
4 DF   BRA António Lara
5 DF   LTU Benas Šatkus
6 MF   LTU Matas Ramanauskas
7 MF   LTU Dovydas Norvilas
10 MF   LTU Vaidas Magdusauskas
11 MF   LTU Erikas Smulkys
13 DF   LTU Natanas Zebrauskas
14 MF   LTU Erik Kirjanov
15 DF   LTU Justinas Januševskij
17 DF   LTU Maksim Andrejev
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   LTU Pijus Srėbalius
19 DF   LTU Valdas Antužis
20 MF   LTU Karolis Toleikis
22 MF   LTU Mantas Petrikas
23 MF   LTU Vilius Piliukaitis
24 DF   UKR Kostyantyn Shults
32 FW   LTU Robertas Vėževičius
49 FW   BRA Cesinha
55 GK   LTU Mantas Bertašius
57 MF   LTU Matas Ambrazaitis
79 MF   LTU Valdas Paulauskas
98 MF   LTU Justas Pastukas
MF   POR Carlos Lomba [25]

Kit evolution

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  • Kits at home: orange kits, shorts and socks with darkblue signs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
  • Away kits: dark blue kits, shorts and socks with orange signs.
 
 
 
 
 
2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021

Managers

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References

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  1. ^ "Stadionas – FK Banga". www.fkbanga.lt. Archived from the original on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Kontaktai – FK Banga". www.fkbanga.lt. Archived from the original on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "A lygoje "Kauno", "Atlanto", ir "Žalgirio" nebus" (in Lithuanian). www.futbolas.lt. 27 March 2009. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Panevėžys – Banga | A Lyga | Aukščiausia Lietuvos futbolo lyga". alyga.lt.
  5. ^ "Lithuanian 2004 LFF 2 Lyga Zone West". almis.sritis.lt. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Lithuanian 2005 LFF 2 Lyga Zone West". almis.sritis.lt. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Lithuania 2006". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 10 July 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  8. ^ "Lithuania 2007". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  9. ^ "Lithuania 2008". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  10. ^ "Lithuania 2009". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 28 November 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  11. ^ "Lithuania 2010". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 October 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  12. ^ "Lithuania 2011". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  13. ^ "Lithuania 2012". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 10 July 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  14. ^ "Lithuania 2013". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  15. ^ "Lithuania 2014". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 29 May 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  16. ^ "Lithuania 2015". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 30 May 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  17. ^ "Lithuania 2016". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  18. ^ "Lithuania 2017". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  19. ^ "Lithuania 2018". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 9 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  20. ^ "Lithuania 2019". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 February 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  21. ^ "Lithuania 2020". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  22. ^ "Lithuania 2021". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 3 February 2023. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  23. ^ "Lithuania 2022". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  24. ^ "Lithuania 2023". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 28 November 2023. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 July 2024. Retrieved 4 July 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "Bangos vyrų komandos naujienos" (in Lithuanian). FK Banga. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  27. ^ ""Banga" – lauktas sugrįžimas su tvirtu užnugariu | A Lyga | Aukščiausia Lietuvos futbolo lyga". Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  28. ^ ""Banga" atsisveikino su T.Tamošausku". Archived from the original on 7 April 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  29. ^ ""Bangos" gretose pasikeitė vyr. Treneris | A Lyga | Aukščiausia Lietuvos futbolo lyga". Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
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