FK Utenis Utena

FK Utenis Utena is a professional football club, based in Utena, Lithuania. The club plays its home matches at the Utenis Stadium (capacity 3,000).[2]

Utenis Utena
Utenis logo.png
Full nameFutbolo Klubas Utenos Utenis
Nickname(s)Utenis
Founded1933
GroundUtenis Stadium
Capacity3,000
ChairmanMarius Treimakas[1]
ManagerEgidijus Varnas
LeagueII Lyga
201911th, II Lyga
WebsiteClub website
Current season

In 2020, FK Utenis Utena will participate in the II Lyga. As due to financial difficulties in 2019 the shareholders voted to withdraw from participation in the I Lyga.

Name historyEdit

  • 1933 – Utenis Utena
  • 1946 – Žalgiris Utena
  • 1948 – Vienybė Utena
  • 1948 – Žalgiris Utena
  • 1955 – Spartakas Utena
  • 1957 – Nemunas Utena
  • 1965 – FK Utenis Utena

HistoryEdit

FK Utenis founded in 1933. In 2014. the team was refounded. In the I Lyga, they were in third position and was promoted to the A lyga.

In 2015, 2016, 2017 seasons, the club spent in the top division of Lithuania, but by the end of 2017, they had financial problems and after end of the season decided to play next season in I Lyga.

In the 2018 I Lyga, the team finished in 8th position.[3] However, due to financial difficulties the shareholders voted to withdraw from participation in 2019 I Lyga and will play in 2019 II Lyga.

StadiumEdit

 
Utenis stadium

Utenis Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Utena, Lithuania. The stadium was renovated using funds from the European Union and opened on September 5, 2013. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of FK Utenis Utena.

KitEdit

From the establishment of the club, Utenis colours are blue and white, therefore the kit is blue/white variation of shirt, shorts and socks. Away kits are usually plain white or blue.

Kit manufacturersEdit

Period Kit manufacturer
2014–2015 Hummel
2016–2019 Adidas
2020-present Capelli Sport

SponsorsEdit

Sponsors

  Utenos Alus
  Baltijos polistirenas
  Kia
  Duventa
  Ramirent
  Perskindol
  Umaras

Kit manufacturer

  Capelli Sport

Participation in Lithuanian championshipsEdit

Season League Pos P W D L F A Pts Cup
2014 I Lyga 3rd 31 18 7 6 61 22 61 Third round
2015 A Lyga 6th 36 11 9 16 41 50 42 Quarter-finalist
2016 A Lyga 7th 28 4 4 20 24 47 16 Round of 32
2017 A Lyga 6th 33 8 9 16 30 56 33 Round of 32
2018 I Lyga 8th 26 12 5 9 46 33 41 Round of 32
2019 II Lyga 11th 24 5 4 15 27 71 19

Current squadEdit

Updated 2 August 2018[4][5]

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   RUS Aleksėjus Kozlovas
31 GK   LTU Marius Paukštė
3 DF   LTU Vytautas Norkūnas
23 DF   LTU Tadas Kanapka
32 DF   LTU Emilijus Šinkūnas
33 DF   AUS Connor Fotios Kass
34 DF   LTU Mindaugas Ubeika
6 MF   LTU Arnas Bražėnas
7 MF   LTU Mantas Savėnas
10 MF   COL John Hernandez
13 MF   LTU Gabrielius Petuchovas
21 MF   LTU Arnas Borodinas
44 MF   CIV Max Cesar Sankan Bahi
5 FW   LTU Arnas Jurevičius
9 FW   LTU Kiril Levšin
17 FW   LTU Džiugas Sūnelaitis
45 FW   LTU Donatas Šėgžda

StaffEdit

Position Name
Director   Marius Treimakas[1]
Director of Sport   Algirdas Jotautas
Head of Youth Development   Vaidotas Rastenis
Head Coach   Egidijus Varnas
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Club doctor   Audrius Žemaitis

CoachesEdit

PartnershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Klubas subrendo struktūrinėms permainoms". www.utenosutenis.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Lithuania - Utenis Utena - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  3. ^ ""Panevėžys" iškovojo LFF Pirmos lygos titulą". LFF.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Apie klubą". www.utenosutenis.lt. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ "FK Utenis - Lietuvos Futbolas".
  6. ^ "Futbolą vystys kartu su danais" (in Lithuanian). FK Utenis. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Sukirto rankomis su Danijos klubu" (in Lithuanian). FK Utenis. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.

External linksEdit