FK Panevėžys

Futbolo klubas Panevėžys, commonly known as Panevėžys is a Lithuanian football team from the city of Panevėžys. The team was promoted to the Lithuanian A Lyga for the 2018-19 season.

FK Panevėžys
FK Panevezys logo.svg
Full nameFutbolo Klubas Panevėžys
Founded2015; 7 years ago (2015)
GroundAukštaitija Stadium
Capacity6,600
ChairmanBronius Vaitiekūnas
ManagerValdas Urbonas
LeagueA Lyga
20214th, A Lyga
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The city of Panevėžys has a long history of football in Lithuania. Until 2014, the city was represented by 7-time title winners FK Ekranas. However, FK Ekranas was unable to meet financial criteria to participate in 2015 season and lost eligibility to participate in the A Lyga. The club was declared bankrupt. To fill the void, FK Panevėžys was established at the beginning of 2015, right before the new season start.[1] Remarkably, the club made its debut in the second tier, finishing its first season in the eighth place.[2] In 2016, the club improved its performance and finished in the fifth position.[3] In 2017, Panevėžys aimed to win the I Lyga and return a club from the city of Panevėžys to the A Lyga. However, the start of season was disastrous, which resulted in the resignation of the head coach Virginijus Liubšys. Eventually, the club finished 10th in the league table. The 2018 season was much more successful. With the new coach Alexandru Curteian, FK Panevėžys won the I Lyga achieving promotion to the A Lyga. In the 2019 A Lyga, they were in 5th position.

Kit manufacturersEdit

Kit provider Period
  Adidas 2015–2018
  Hummel 2019 – present

The team kit is produced by Danish company Hummel. It is all-red with white details to reflect the colours of the FK Panevėžys.

HonoursEdit

Participation in Lithuanian championshipsEdit

Season League Pos P W D L F A Pts Cup
2015 I Lyga 8th 34 18 7 9 79 48 55 Round of 32
2016 I Lyga 5th 30 17 8 5 68 35 59 Round of 16
2017 I Lyga 10th 28 10 7 11 45 44 37 Quarterfinalist
2018 I Lyga 1st 26 18 4 4 77 26 58 Round of 16
2019 A Lyga 5th 30 10 7 16 49 63 37 Quarterfinalist
2020 A Lyga 5th 20 2 6 12 19 38 12 Winner
2021 A Lyga 4th 36 16 12 8 55 40 60 Finalist

European campaignsEdit

As of match played 29 July 2021

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2QR   Vojvodina 0–1 0–1 0−2
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 1QR   Milsami Orhei
Notes
  • QR: Qualifying round

Panevėžys BEdit

The 'B' team is currently playing in Lithuanian I Lyga.

Current squadEdit

As of 30 April 2022

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   LTU Linas Klimavičius
7 MF   LTU Ernestas Veliulis
10 FW   BUL Nasko Milev
11 FW   NCA Ariagner Smith (on loan from Spartaks Jūrmala)
12 GK   LTU Danas Šimkevičius
14 MF   LTU Rokas Stanulevičius
16 DF   LTU Matijus Remeikis
17 MF   LTU Pijus Širvys
18 MF   LTU Tautvydas Eliošius
19 MF   LTU Aironas Trakšelis
21 DF   MNE Mitar Ćuković
23 MF   NED Jeffrey Sarpong
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 MF   LTU Domantas Vaičekauskas
25 FW   MLI Ulysse Diallo
27 GK   BRA Rafael Broetto
29 MF   BRA Wanderson Maranhão (on loan from Chornomorets Odesa)
31 MF   GRE Chrysovalantis Kozoronis
44 DF   NGA Joshua Akpudje
66 MF   LTU Eimantas Dzinga
80 FW   BRA Elivelto
88 MF   LTU Žygimantas Baguška
97 GK   LTU Ignas Driomovas
99 FW   LTU Nojus Lukšys

StaffEdit

Position Name
Chairman   Bronius Vaitiekūnas
Head coach   Valdas Urbonas
Coach  
Coach   Dainius Gleveckas
Club doctor   Jonas Vinogradovas
Head physio   Dainius Mikšys
Media   Gintaras Brazdžionis

CoachesEdit

Name Nat From To

Virginijus Liubšys

  2015 2017
Albertas Klimavičius (caretaker)   2017 2017
Alexandru Curteian   2018 2020
João Luís Martins   2020 2021[5]

Urbonas Valdas

  2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Apie klubą – FK Panevėžys". fk-panevezys.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Lithuanian 2015 LFF 1 Lyga". almis.sritis.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Lithuanian 2016 LFF 1 Lyga". almis.sritis.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ nepakartojama-drama-hegelmann-lff-taures-finale-ir-istorinis-panevezio-triumfas
  5. ^ "J. Martinsas atsisveikino su "Panevėžiu" | A Lyga | Aukščiausia Lietuvos futbolo lyga".

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