Pärnu JK Vaprus

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Pärnu JK Vaprus is a football club based in Pärnu, Estonia, that competes in the Esiliiga, the second level of Estonian football.

Pärnu JK Vaprus
Full namePärnu Jalgpalliklubi Vaprus
Nickname(s)Karud (Bears)
Founded1922; 98 years ago (1922)
GroundPärnu Rannastaadion
Capacity1,501[1]
ManagerTaavi Midenbritt
LeagueEsiliiga
2019Esiliiga, 3rd
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Vaprus was formed in May 1922, as Sporting Society Vaprus. Among other sports Vaprus competed in the local Pärnu football championships, winning in 1927 and 1934. In 1937, Vaprus merged with several other local sporting clubs to form Pärnu Kalev.[2]

The club was re-established in 1999 as an amateur team playing in the lower leagues. In 2003, several local clubs merged with Vaprus, including former top league club Pärnu Levadia, forming a working football club.

Vaprus won the 2005 Esiliiga season and was promoted to the Meistriliiga. The club finished their first Meistriliiga season in 7th place. Vaprus finished the 2008 Meistriliiga season in 10th place, but managed to avoid direct relegation due to disbandment of TVMK. However, the club was still relegated after losing the relegation play-offs against Paide Linnameeskond.[3]

In 2010, Vaprus formed a united team Pärnu Linnameeskond with Pärnu JK and Pärnu Kalev. Pärnu Linnameeskond reached Estonian top flight in 2015, but broke up after two seasons with Vaprus inheriting their league spot for 2017.[4]

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2005
Winners (1): 2004
Winners (1): 2000

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 9 June 2020[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   EST Hendrik Vainu
2 DF   EST Georg Grahv
4 DF   EST Magnus Villota
6 MF   EST Rocco Mõtt
9 FW   EST Kristen Saarts
10 MF   EST Tõnis Vihmoja
11 MF   EST Ander Paabut
13 FW   EST Virgo Vallik
15 DF   EST Henri Hanson
17 DF   EST Uku Kõrre
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   EST Enrico Veensalu
20 MF   EST Henrik Tali
21 GK   EST Ahti Strati
22 DF   EST Rasmus Ilves
23 MF   EST Reno Mark
32 GK   EST Siim-Sten Palm
39 MF   EST Robin Limberg
45 DF   EST Ranet Ristikivi
77 FW   EST Ronaldo Tiismaa

For season transfers, see transfers winter 2017–18 and transfers summer 2018.

Reserves and academyEdit

Seasons and statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pärnu Rannastaadion" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  2. ^ "Ajalugu 20. sajandil" (in Estonian). Vaprus.ee. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Ajalugu 21. sajandil" (in Estonian). Vaprus.ee. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Premium liigas esindab Pärnut jalgpalliklubi Vaprus". EFA. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Pärnu JK Vaprus" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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