Rytis Leliūga

Rytis Leliūga (born 4 January 1987) is a Lithuanian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder (association football) for FK Jelgava.

Rytis Leliūga
Personal information
Full name Rytis Leliūga
Date of birth (1987-01-04) 4 January 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Mažeikiai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
(now Republic of Lithuania)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FK Jelgava
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Exeter City
2006 Bryne FK
2007–2009 Herfølge Boldklub 1
2009–2010 HB Køge 13 (0)
2011 FK Šiauliai 5 (1)
2012 Gjøvik FF
2012 Liepājas Metalurgs 20 (6)
2012–2014 FK Žalgiris Vilnius 41 (12)
2014–2015 JK Sillamäe Kalev 3 (0)
2015–2016 HamKam
2017– FK Jelgava 0 (0)
National team
2003 Lithuania U-17 3 (1)
2004–2005 Lithuania U-19 3 (1)
2006–2009 Lithuania U-21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 August 2010

Leliūga is from Lithuania, whose national team he has represented at Under-18 level. He signed professional terms with Exeter at the beginning of the 2005/06 season and is a midfielder. He was released by Exeter City and signed for Norwegian club Bryne.

After being released by Exeter he had a trial (1. week of July 2006) at Norwegian 1. div club Bryne FK and signed a contract until the end of the season. However, in January 2007 he was persuaded to switch to Danish side Herfølge BK by fellow Lithuanian Aurelijus Skarbalius, who is the manager of the club. He left the club in 2010.

In April 2012 he signed for the Norwegian club Gjøvik FF, where he played till July. In July 2012 Leliūga joined the Latvian Higher League club Liepājas Metalurgs.[1] In August 2012 Leliūga was named the best Latvian Higher League player of the month.[2] All in all he participated in 25 matches, scoring 8 goals for Metalurgs, 20 and 8 of those, respectively, were achieved in the Latvian Higher League. On 21 December 2012 Leliūga moved to the Lithuanian A Lyga side Žalgiris Vilnius.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Lapa īslaicīgi nav pieejama".