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Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi, commonly known as PJK, or simply as Pärnu, is a football club, based in Pärnu, Estonia. The club's home ground is Pärnu Rannastaadion.

Pärnu
Pärnu JK logo.JPG
Full namePärnu Jalgpalliklubi
Founded21 July 1989; 30 years ago (1989-07-21)[1]
GroundPärnu Rannastaadion
Capacity1,501[2]
ManagerAnastassia Morkovkina
Kristina Bannikova
LeagueNaiste Meistriliiga
20171st
WebsiteClub website

Founded in 1989, Pärnu is mostly known for its women's team who compete in the Naiste Meistriliiga, the top level of women's football in Estonia. They are the most successful club in Estonian women's football, having won a record 13 Naiste Meistriliiga titles, a record 6 Estonian Women's Cup and a record 7 Estonian Women's Supercup.

The club's men's team currently play in the third division Esiliiga B.

HistoryEdit

Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi was founded in 1989. The team won their first league title in the 1994–95 season. Pärnu made their European debut in the 2004–05 UEFA Women's Cup, finishing fourth in their group in the first qualifying round. In the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League, Pärnu finished as runners-up in their group and advanced to the knockout-stage, where they were defeated by eventual champions VfL Wolfsburg 0–27 on aggregate.[1][3]

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 13 August 2018.[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 Mari-Ann Ploompuu
2   DF Saskia Sonnberg
4   DF Ketlin Saar
5   FW Ulrika Tülp
6   DF Anete Paulus
7   DF Alina Svergun
8   MF Kairi Himanen
10   DF Berle Brant (captain)
12   GK Jennifer Smirnov
13   MF Aljona Sasova
No. Position Player
14   FW Sandra Paulberg
15   MF Laada Tereštšenkova
17   FW Olena Lymar
19   FW Ljubov Maksimova
20   FW Merily Toom
21   FW Anastasiya Shcherbachenya
22   MF Kristina Bannikova
30   DF Alika Malešina
32   MF Evelyn Šilina

HonoursEdit

Record in UEFA competitionsEdit

All results (home, away and aggregate) list Pärnu's goal tally first.

Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 First qualifying round   Viktória FC-Szombathely 0–4
  Bobruichanka Bobruisk (Host) 1–2
  Codru Anenii Noi 1–5
2005–06 First qualifying round   FC United (Host) 0–2
  Røa 1–9
  Valur 1–8
2006–07 First qualifying round   Masinac Classic Niš 1–6
  Rapide Wezemaal 0–7
  Pomurje (Host) 1–7
2007–08 First qualifying round   NSA Sofia 1–3
  Universitet Vitebsk 0–6
  PAOK (Host) 2–3
2011–12 Qualifying round   Krka Novo Mesto (Host) 2–1
  Rayo Vallecano 1–4
  Peamount United 1–5
2012–13 Qualifying round   BIIK Kazygurt 0–3
  NSA Sofia 0–2
  Spartak Subotica (Host) 0–1
2013–14 Qualifying round   PAOK 3–1
  PK-35 Vantaa (Host) 0–0
  Biljanini Izvori 3–1
Round of 32   VfL Wolfsburg 0–14 0–13 0–27
2014–15 Qualifying round   MTK 0–3
  Pomurje 0–4
  Ekonomist (Host) 2–1
2015–16 Qualifying round   Olimpia Cluj 0–4
  Pomurje (Host) 1–2
  Ekonomist 2–1
2016–17 Qualifying round   Olimpia Cluj 1–7
  Medyk Konin (Host) 0–1
  Breznica 2–2
2017–18 Qualifying round   Standard Liège 0–2
  Ajax 1–2
  Rīgas FS 2–0
2018–19 Qualifying round   ȘS Anenii Noi 2–0
  Vllaznia 1–3
  Sarajevo (Host) 1–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ajalugu" [History]. parnujk.ee (in Estonian). Pärnu.
  2. ^ "Pärnu Rannastaadion" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  3. ^ "Swedish relief as Wolfsburg set record". UEFA.com. 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Pärnu JK (N)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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