Linas Mėgelaitis

Linas Mėgelaitis (born 9 September 1998) is a Lithuanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie C Group C club Viterbese.

Linas Mėgelaitis
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Šilutė, Lithuania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Viterbese
Number 88
Youth career
2011–2012 Panevėžys
2012–2014 Šiauliai
2014–2015 Stumbras
2015 Pro Vercelli
2016–2017Latina (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Švyturys Marijampolė
2016–2017Latina (loan) 1 (0)
2017–2018Lecce (loan) 6 (0)
2018–2019 Lecce 0 (0)
2019Sicula Leonzio (loan) 12 (0)
2019–2020 Sicula Leonzio 13 (0)
2020–2021 Gubbio 29 (0)
2021– Viterbese 18 (2)
National team
2013–2014 Lithuania U17 4 (1)
2015–2016 Lithuania U18 9 (0)
2015–2016 Lithuania U19 10 (0)
2017–2020 Lithuania U21 16 (1)
2020– Lithuania 11 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 2 January 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 July 2022

Club careerEdit

Mėgelaitis begun his career with FK Panevėžys team, moving to FK Šiauliai, and FC Stumbras in quick succession.[2] Mėgelaitis joined Latina after a short spell with Pro Vercelli.[3] Mėgelaitis made his professional debut for Latina in a Serie B 2–1 loss to Avellino on 18 May 2017.[4]

On 2 September 2019 he returned to Sicula Leonzio on a permanent basis following the loan in the previous season.[5]

On 8 January 2020 he signed with another Serie C club Gubbio until the end of the 2019–20 season.[6]

On 29 July 2021 he signed a three-year contract with Viterbese.[7]

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Lithuania national football team on 11 November 2020 in a friendly game against Faroe Islands.[8]

Scores and results list Lithuania's goal tally first.

List of international goals scored by Linas Mėgelaitis
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 March 2022 Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle, Serravalle, San Marino   San Marino 2–0 2–1 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Linas Megelaitis - mvasportsmanagement.com". mvasportsmanagement.com.
  2. ^ silutesnaujienos.lt. "Linas Mėgelaitis: "Futbolas - visas mano gyvenimas"". www.silutesnaujienos.lt.
  3. ^ "Megelaitis signs with FC Pro Vercelli 1892 - mvasportsmanagement.com". mvasportsmanagement.com.
  4. ^ "Avellino vs. Latina - 18 May 2017 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com.
  5. ^ "Linas Megelaitis torna alla Sicula Leonzio a titolo definitivo" (Press release) (in Italian). Sicula Leonzio. 2 September 2019.
  6. ^ "LINAS MEGELAITIS NUOVO GIOCATORE ROSSOBLÙ" (Press release) (in Italian). Gubbio. 8 January 2020.
  7. ^ "LINAS MEGELAITIS È UN NUOVO CALCIATORE DELLA VITERBESE" (in Italian). Viterbese. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Lithuania v Faroe Islands game report". Soccerway. 11 November 2020.

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