Rakvere JK Tarvas
|Full name||Rakvere Jalgpalliklubi Tarvas|
|Founded||2004, as Virumaa JK Rakvere|
The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa JK Rakvere. From 2008 until 2010, the club was named Rakvere FC Flora, and since 2011 Rakvere JK Tarvas.
The club was founded in 2004 as Virumaa Jalgpalliklubi Rakvere (English: Virumaa Football Club Rakvere). From 2008, Rakvere became affiliated with Flora and became Rakvere FC Flora. In 2011, the team name was changed to Tarvas (English: Aurochs), which is the symbol of Rakvere and is derived from the historic name of the town, Tarvanpea (Aurochs' head). In 2012, Tarvas was promoted to the Esiliiga and finished the 2012 season in third place. In promotion games against JK Tallinna Kalev Tarvas lost 1-3 on aggregate. Tarvas finished the 2013 Esiliiga season in 4th place but were beaten in the promotion play-offs by Tammeka 2–6 on aggregate. In July 2014, Valeri Bondarenko was hired as manager. Tarvas finished the 2015 Esiliiga season in 4th place and was promoted to the Meistriliiga for the first time in history. Tarvas earned just 1 point in first 14 Meistriliiga games. On 4 June 2016, Valeri Bondarenko was sacked and replaced as manager by Urmas Kirs, who coached the team in 2008. With new coach Tarvas earned another two draws and finished season at the bottom of the table.
As of 10 March 2018.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Reserves and academyEdit
Current technical staffEdit
|Player||Caps while at club||Period at club||Caps overall|
League and CupEdit
|Season||Division||Pos||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Avg. Att.||Top goalscorer||Cup||Notes|
|2004||V liiga||1||14||13||0||1||81||12||+69||39||Alar Petrovits (29)||as Rakvere JK|
|2005||III liiga||3||22||15||3||4||56||28||+28||48|| Esko Brandt
Reijo Kuusik (9)
|as Virumaa JK Rakvere|
|2006||2||22||15||2||5||57||34||+23||47||Alar Petrovits (25)|
|2007||II liiga||2||26||16||4||6||75||36||+39||52||Alar Petrovits (25)||Third round|
|2008||Esiliiga||8||36||10||7||19||53||82||−29||37||Alar Petrovits (17)||Second round||as Rakvere FC Flora|
|2009||10||36||8||2||26||48||105||−57||20||66||Alar Petrovits (11)||Second round|
|2010||9||36||10||3||23||45||95||−50||21||26||Alar Petrovits (11)||Second round|
|2011||II liiga||1||26||22||2||2||100||29||+71||68||76||Joonas Ljaš (27)||Third round||as Rakvere JK Tarvas|
|2012||Esiliiga||3||36||21||5||10||66||58||+8||68||137||Joonas Ljaš (14)||Fourth round|
|2013||4||36||16||8||12||68||58||+10||56||132||Henri Hang (11)||Third round|
|2014||8||36||12||10||14||61||65||−4||46||106||Sergei Akimov (21)||First round|
|2015||4||36||12||11||13||52||53||−1||47||173||Sergei Akimov (16)||Third round|
|2016||Meistriliiga||10||36||0||3||33||15||113||−98||3||205|| Märten Kuusk
Juhan Jograf Siim (2)
|2017||Esiliiga||3||36||21||4||11||66||57||+9||67||112||Joonas Ljaš (22)||Third round|