FK Panevėžys

Futbolo klubas Panevėžys, commonly known as Panevėžys is a Lithuanian football team from the city of Panevėžys. The team has been promoted to the Lithuanian A Lyga for the 2019 season.

FK Panevėžys
FK Panevezys logo.svg
Full nameFutbolo Klubas Panevėžys
Founded2015; 5 years ago (2015)
GroundAukštaitija Stadium
Capacity6,600
ChairmanBronius Vaitiekūnas
ManagerDainius Gleveckas and J. Martins
LeagueA Lyga
20195th, 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.

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

Panevėžys BEdit

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

Current squadEdit

As of 7 March 2020[4]

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Vytas Gašpuitis
4   DF Bruno Fandinho
5   DF Motiejus Slivka
6   DF Hugo Figueiredo
7   MF Ernestas Veliulis
8   MF Edenilson Bergonsi
9   FW Jorge Elias
10   MF Tomas Salamanavičius
11   DF Lukas Čerkauskas
13   GK Danas Šimkevičius
14   FW Ignas Kružikas
15   DF Justinas Januševskij
No. Position Player
16   MF Paulius Janušauskas (Captain)
18   MF Tautvydas Eliošius
19   MF Sebastián Vásquez
22   GK Šarūnas Jurevičius
23   FW Eimantas Abramavičius
24   MF Rafael Floro
27   GK Rafael Broetto
30   DF Matheus Bissi
33   MF Tanas Petukauskas
41   DF Kotaro Amemiya
55   DF Deimantas Kontenis
88   MF Žygimantas Baguška

Out on loanEdit

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StaffEdit

Position Name
Chairman   Bronius Vaitiekūnas
Head 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 Present

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. ^ http://fk-panevezys.lt/2020/01/21/fk-panevezys-ruosiasi-sezonui/

External linksEdit