Rakvere JK Tarvas

Rakvere JK Tarvas, commonly known as Rakvere Tarvas, or simply as Tarvas, is a football club, based in Rakvere, Estonia.

Rakvere JK Tarvas
Rakvere JK Tarvas 2017 crest.png
Full nameRakvere Jalgpalliklubi Tarvas
Founded2004; 16 years ago (2004), as Virumaa JK Rakvere
GroundRakvere Stadium
Capacity1,785[1]
ChairmanReijo Kuusik
ManagerTarmo Rebane
LeagueEsiliiga
2019Esiliiga, 8th
WebsiteClub website

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.

HistoryEdit

 
FC Flora Rakvere crest (2008-2010)

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.[2] 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.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 10 March 2018.[3]

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

No. Position Player
2   MF Alari Aunapuu
3   DF Rain Ööpik
4   DF Kaarel Saar (vice-captain)
6   DF Mehis Vahero
8   DF Taavi Münter
9   FW Sergei Akimov
10   MF German-Guri Lvov
11   MF Toomas Kiis
15   FW Siim Rannamäe
17   MF Alari Tovstik
18   DF Mihkel Saar
21   MF Mario Kuokkanen
No. Position Player
22   MF Joonas Ljaš
23   MF Madis Reimal
26   DF Elar Tovstik
27   MF Taavi Trasberg (captain)
28   MF Dmitrii Baikov
30   GK Sander Susi (vice-captain)
34   DF Chris Martin
35   GK Artem Levizi
45   DF Aleksei Larin (on loan from Tallinna Kalev)
69   DF Mihkel Gull
91   FW Henri Hang

Reserves and academyEdit

PersonnelEdit

InternationalsEdit

Player Caps while at club Period at club Caps overall
  Marko Meerits 1 2016 5
  Kristian Marmor 0 2013 1
  Toomas Tohver 0 2008 24
  Mati Pari 0 2008 22

StatisticsEdit

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
  Siim Rannamäe
  Juhan Jograf Siim (2)
Third round
2017 Esiliiga 3 36 21 4 11 66 57 +9 67 112   Joonas Ljaš (22) Third round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rakvere staadion" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister.
  2. ^ "Bondarenko maandus Tarvas" [Bondarenko lands in Tarvas] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 July 2014.
  3. ^ "RAKVERE JK TARVAS (2017)". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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