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FK Ekranas

FK Ekranas
Ekranas celebrate winning the 2010 Lithuanian Cup ©Arturas Gimžauskas

FK Ekranas

Formed: 1964
Nickname:
Mėlynai Raudoni (Blue-Reds)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 6 (2010)
• Lithuanian Cup: 4 (2010)

History
• Taking their name from a local electronics factory in Panevezys, Ekranas first competed in the Lithuanian top division in the days of the Soviet Union in 1969 and are the only side to have been a permanent fixture in the top flight since Lithuania regained independence in 1991.

• Their first tangible success came in 1985 under the leadership of former FK Atlantas player Mindaugas Kaušpėdas, Ekranas winning the Soviet Lithuanian title and taking the cup as well.

• Virginijus Liubšys played in goal in that successful 1980s side before beginning a 17-year spell as the club's coach in 1989; under his leadership Ekranas won league titles in 1993 and 2005 in addition to two more national cups, and the foundations were laid for future successes.

• Liubšys was fully committed to local talent and, while Ekranas have struggled to make an impact in UEFA competition they take enormous pride in the players whose careers they helped to launch; defender Marius Stankevičius, who went on to Valencia CF, and wingers Edgaras and Deividas Česnauskis are among their illustrious alumni.

• After a transitional period following the departure of Liubšys, the appointment of Valdas Urbonas in 2008 started a new era; a clean sweep of domestic prizes in 2010 was the culmination of a run of three league titles in a row and confirmed Ekranas as Lithuania's undisputed top club.

Club records
Most appearances: Albertas Klimavičius (515)
Most goals: Povilas Lukšys (155)
Record victory: Ekranas 12-0 FK Dainava Alytus (First Division, 4 April 2001)
Record defeat: FK Tauras 7-1 Ekranas (First Division, 1976)

Last updated 31 December 2010

Last updated: 01/03/11 17.13CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/08/2014 02:00 CET
ŠiauliaiŠiauliai1-0EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas1-2KruojaKruoja
DainavaDainava0-3EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas1-1GranitasGranitas
BangaBanga0-0EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas0-0ŽalgirisŽalgiris
SūduvaSūduva2-2EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas2-2TrakaiTrakai
AtlantasAtlantas2-2EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas3-1ŠiauliaiŠiauliai
KruojaKruoja2-0EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas6-0DainavaDainava
GranitasGranitas1-3EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas0-0BangaBanga
ŽalgirisŽalgiris1-0EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas0-2SūduvaSūduva
TrakaiTrakai2-0EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas2-1AtlantasAtlantas
ŠiauliaiŠiauliai2-0EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas3-2KruojaKruoja
CrusadersCrusaders3-1EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas1-2CrusadersCrusaders
DainavaDainava1-2EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas2-3GranitasGranitas
BangaBanga0-1EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas1-3ŽalgirisŽalgiris
SūduvaSūduva11:00EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas17:00TrakaiTrakai
AtlantasAtlantas17:00EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas16:30ŠiauliaiŠiauliai
KruojaKruoja11:00EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas16:30DainavaDainava
GranitasGranitas14:00EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas15:00BangaBanga
ŽalgirisŽalgiris15:00EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas17:00SūduvaSūduva
TrakaiTrakai17:00EkranasEkranas
EkranasEkranas17:00AtlantasAtlantas
ŠiauliaiŠiauliai17:00EkranasEkranas

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    28/06/2008, Trans 0-3 Ekranas, Tallinn
    18/07/2006, Ekranas 3-0 Elbasan, Panevezys
  • Biggest defeat:
    08/08/2012, Ekranas 0-6 Anderlecht, Vilnius
    30/08/2007, Vålerenga 6-0 Ekranas, Oslo
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  7
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  8
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  3
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 35
    Giedrius Tomkevičius (  LTU)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 10
    Povilas Lukšys (  LTU)
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