FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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Baltika
Full nameFootball Club
Baltika Kaliningrad
Nickname(s)Balda
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
GroundKaliningrad Stadium
Capacity35,016
OwnerKaliningrad/Kaliningrad Oblast
ChairmanKirill Volzhenkin
ManagerSergei Ignashevich
LeagueFNL
2021–2210th
WebsiteClub website

FC Baltika is an association football club based in Kaliningrad, Russia. Currently the club plays in the Russian Football National League, the second tier of the Russian football pyramid.

History

The club was founded on 22 December 1954 as Pishchevik Kaliningrad. In 1958 the club was renamed Baltika.

The team entered the Soviet League in 1957 and played in Class B (1957–1965), Class A, Group 2 (1966–1970), and Second League (1971–1991). The best result was achieved in 1984, when Baltika won the regional group tournament.

In 1992 Baltika entered the Russian Second Division and won the regional tournament and promotion to the First Division. After a fourth-place finish in 1993 and third position in 1994 Baltika won the division in 1995. In 1996 Baltika achieved the best result in club's history, finishing 7th in the Top Division, the Russian Premier League. Baltika were relegated in 1998, spending a total of three seasons in the top flight. In 1998 Baltika participated in the Intertoto Cup and reached the third round.

Since then, Baltika played in the First Division, except for the 2002 and 2005 seasons which they spent in the Second Division.

In 2018–19 Russian Football National League, they finished 16th (a relegation spot). However, PFL zone East winners FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk did not apply for the FNL license, keeping Baltika in the league.[1]

League results

Russian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Second DivisionRussian First DivisionRussian Premier LeagueRussian First DivisionRussian Second Division

Current squad

As of 22 February 2022, according to the official FNL website.

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 Russia RUS Yevgeni Latyshonok
4 MF Russia RUS Danil Klyonkin
5 MF Russia RUS Aleksandr Osipov
6 MF Russia RUS Maksim Kuzmin
7 MF Russia RUS Sultan Dzhamilov
8 MF Russia RUS Artyom Popov
10 MF Russia RUS Ilnur Alshin
11 FW Russia RUS Maksim Barsov (on loan from Sochi)
16 MF Russia RUS Oleg Aleynik
17 DF Russia RUS Ivan Maklakov
18 MF Montenegro MNE Mladen Kašćelan
21 DF Serbia SRB Ivan Ostojić
22 FW Russia RUS Tamerlan Musayev
23 GK Russia RUS David Volk
26 DF Russia RUS Artyom Meshchaninov
33 DF Belarus BLR Sergey Karpovich
No. Pos. Nation Player
34 DF Russia RUS Maksim Khramtsov
38 MF Russia RUS Yan Kazayev
44 DF Russia RUS Maksim Tishkin
55 FW Russia RUS Artyom Maksimenko (on loan from Ural Yekaterinburg)
67 GK Russia RUS Maksim Borisko
69 FW Russia RUS Maksim Artemchuk
70 MF Armenia ARM Ishkhan Geloyan
71 FW Russia RUS Dmitri Zakharov
74 MF Russia RUS Grigory Lobanov
75 GK Russia RUS Nikolay Prisyazhnenko
76 MF Russia RUS Daniil Knyazev (on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg)
80 DF Russia RUS Mikhail Rybalko
89 MF Russia RUS Vladislav Lazarev
92 FW Russia RUS Daniil Shamkin (on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg)
93 DF Russia RUS Yaroslav Voronkov
DF Russia RUS Konstantin Kovalyov (on loan from Rostov)

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Russia RUS Yuri Petrovskiy (at Salyut Belgorod)

Reserve team

Reserve team

Baltika's reserve team played professionally in the Russian Third League in 1994 as FC Baltika-d Kaliningrad and in the Russian Second Division in 2006 and 2007 as FC Baltika-2 Kaliningrad.

Notable players

These players had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Baltika.

External links

References

  1. ^ "Сахалин" выиграл первенство ПФЛ в зоне "Восток", но не сыграет в ФНЛ [Sakhalin won the PFL East zone, but will not play in the FNL] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 28 May 2019.