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JK Narva Trans, commonly known as Narva Trans, or simply as Trans, is a professional football club, based in Narva, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football. The club's home ground is Narva Kreenholm Stadium.

Narva Trans
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Full nameJalgpalliklubi Narva Trans
Founded1979; 40 years ago (1979), as Avtomobilist
GroundNarva Kreenholm Stadium
Capacity1,065[1]
PresidentNikolai Burdakov
ManagerAndrei Syomin
LeagueMeistriliiga
2018Meistriliiga, 4th
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded as Avtomobilist in 1979, changed its name to Autobaas in 1989, and to Narva Trans in 1992. Narva Trans were founding members of the Meistriliiga, and are one of two clubs which have never been relegated from the Estonian top division, along with Flora. Narva Trans have won 2 Estonian Cups and 2 Estonian Supercups.

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1979 as Avtomobilist by the workers of the Motor Depot 13 in Narva. In 1984, the club was promoted to the Estonian SSR Championship, but was relegated at the end of the season. The club returned to the top division in 1987, but was relegated again after finishing the season last. In 1989, the club changed its name to Autobaas and returned to the top division once again. In 1992, the club changed the name to Narva Trans and became founding members of the new Meistriliiga, finishing the inaugural season in seventh place. Narva Trans finished the 1994–95 season in third place. The club made their European debut in the 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Narva Trans won their first trophy in the 2000–01 Estonian Cup. The club came third in the 2005 season and finished as runners-up in 2006. The team won the Estonian Supercup in 2007 and 2008. Narva Trans finished third for four consecutive seasons in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.[2] The team won their second Estonian Cup trophy in the 2018–19 season, defeating Nõmme Kalju 2–1 in extra time in the final.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 3 March 2019.[3][4]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Marko Meerits (captain)
2   DF Nikita Savenkov
4   DF Abdoulaye Diallo
5   DF Roman Nesterovski (vice-captain)
7   FW Julius Kasparavičius
8   MF Markas Beneta
9   FW Eric McWoods
10   MF Aleksandr Zakarlyuka
11   DF Maksim Tšerezov
14   DF Dmitri Proshin (vice-captain)
17   MF Artjom Škinjov
No. Position Player
18   MF Vadim Mihhailov
19   MF Elysée
21   FW Viktor Plotnikov
22   DF Tanel Tamberg
23   DF Artjom Davõdov
27   MF Joseph Saliste (on loan from Flora)
39   MF Denis Polyakov
77   MF Arseni Kovaltšuk
88   GK Aleksei Matrossov
99   FW Eduard Golovljov

For season transfers, see List of Estonian football transfers winter 2018–19.

Reserves and academyEdit

Club officialsEdit

HonoursEdit

Seasons and statisticsEdit

SeasonsEdit

EuropeEdit

  1. ^ UEFA awarded Narva Trans a 3–0 win due to IF Elfsborg fielding a suspended player.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Narva Kreenholmi staadion" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ История [History] (in Russian). JK Narva Trans.
  3. ^ Основной состав ФК "Нарва Транс" [First team of Narva Trans] (in Russian). JK Narva Trans.
  4. ^ "JK Narva Trans" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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