VJSM Kelmė

Kelmės Futbolo Klubas-VJSM, commonly known as Kelmės FK-VJSM, is a Lithuanian football club located in Kelmė, center of Kelmė District. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons in the I Lyga, the team was known as Kražantė. In 2019 season the club is playing in the II Lyga Western Zone.

Kelmės FK-VJSM
Full nameKelmės futbolo klubas ir VJSM
Nickname(s)Joker
Founded2006; 14 years ago (2006)
GroundKelmė Stadium
Capacity1,000
Coordinates55°37′40″N 22°56′00″E / 55.62778°N 22.93333°E / 55.62778; 22.93333Coordinates: 55°37′40″N 22°56′00″E / 55.62778°N 22.93333°E / 55.62778; 22.93333
ChairmanEdvardas Jokantas
Managervacant
LeagueII Lyga Western Zone (2019)
20199th in Western Zone
VJSM active sections
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Football
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Athletics
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Basketball

HistoryEdit

The team was established in 2006 as VJSM Kelmė, VJSM being an abbreviation for Children and Youngsters Sports School. The team started in the 4th tier of the Lithuanian football.

In 2010, the team was renamed to "Kaslita" for sponsorship reasons.

In 2011, the club qualified for the II Lyga, Western zone, the third tier of Lithuanian football.

In the 2015 and 2016 seasons, VJSM Kelmė contested in the I Lyga. During this time, match fixing scandals took place and some players were disqualified from participating in any football activities.[1] In 2017, the team lost sponsorship from the municipality of Kelmė and was relegated to the III Lyga.

In 2018, the team changed its name to Kelmės FK-VJSM and played in the III Lyga. The team finished the season in seventh place.[2] Gilbertas Kerpė and Deividas Nikolajevas scored three goals, making them the top scorers in the team.[3]

In 2019, the club applied for a license to participate in II Lyga, and was granted one. The team is playing in the Western Zone, which comprises 10 teams.

Confusion about the use of name "Kražantė"Edit

  • To the end of the 2006 season, there was another basketball and football club in Kelmė, named "Kražantė". This club was dissolved at the end of the 2006 season.
  • At the beginning of the 2006 season, VJSM or Kelmės FK-VJSM was formed. This club used the name Kražantė between 2013 and 2017, but they remained a different entity from FK Kražantė Kelmė.

Historical namesEdit

  • 2006 – Kelmės VJSM
  • 2008 – Kelmės FK-VJSM
  • 2010 – Kelmės Kaslita
  • 2013 – Kelmės Kražantė
  • 2018 – Kelmės FK-VJSM

HonorsEdit

In the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Kelmės FK-VJSM (in that period was known as Kražantė) played in the I Lyga and finished seasons at 13th position.

ColorsEdit

Black, yellow, and green.

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Kit changesEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
Traditional 2006–2012
 
 
 
 
 
2015–2016 Home
 
 
 
 
 
2015–2016
Away
 
 
 
 
 
2017—present
Home kit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017-present
Away kit

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Division Place
2014 II Lyga (Vakarai) 5
2015 LFF I lyga 13
2016 13
2017 III Lyga (Šiauliai) 9
2018 III Lyga (Šiauliai) 7
2019 II Lyga (Vakarai) 8

StadiumEdit

Kelmės FK-VJSM play their home matches in Kelmė Stadium. The current capacity of the stadium is 300 seats.

Current squadEdit

The list of squad members as of August 7, 2018.

  • Lukas Jurgėlas
  • Arūnas Korsakas
  • Tomas Januška
  • Lukas Jakštas
  • Modestas Bučas
  • Modestas Gedminas
  • Kornelijus Petrauskas
  • Ignas Dauskurdis
  • Aurimas Černakauskas
  • Dominykas Petrauskas
  • Edgaras Jasiulaitis
  • Gilbertas Kerpė
  • Deividas Nikolajevas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lietuvos futbolo klerkams trypčiojant vietoje lažybų vėžys ataugo nauju pavidalu". 15min.lt/sportas. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "II Lyga Vakarų Zona – Lietuvos Futbolas". Lietuvosfutbolas.lt. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Šiauliu apskrities futbolo federacija". Saff.lt. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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