Date of birth: 9 August 1964
Playing career: FK Kelininkas Kaunas, FK Atlantas, VMFD Žalgiris, SC Westfalia Herne, KSV Hessen Kassel, FC Dinamo Moskva, FC Dynamo Kyiv, FK Lietuvos Makabi, FC Nyva Borysfen, FC Šiauliai, FC Zorya Luhansk (twice), FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, FC Nyva Ternopil
Coaching career: FK Inkaras Kaunas, FK Atlantas, FBK Kaunas, VMFD Žalgiris (twice), Lithuania Under-21s, FK Sūduva, FK Standard Sumqayıt
• A towering midfielder, Pankratjevas started his playing days at home-town team Kelininkas, before a short spell at Atlantas followed by a move to Žalgiris.
• Spent six seasons with Žalgiris and played in the 1988/89 UEFA Cup – the first time a Lithuanian club had been involved in UEFA competition.
• After brief stints in Germany and Russia, Pankratjevas eventually settled in Ukraine. First signed for Dynamo Kyiv before playing periods with four other sides, ending his career at Zorya. Earned four international caps.
• Began his coaching life with Inkaras, before returning to former teams Atlantas, Kaunas, Žalgiris and Sūduva. Won the Lithuanian Cup with Atlantas and Kaunas, and was named club coach of the year in 2010 during his second Žalgiris tenure.
• Took over the Lithuania U21s in 2007 and five years later was appointed assistant to senior coach Csaba László. Named caretaker boss in September 2013 and received a permanent deal three months later.
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