DFK Dainava

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DFK Dainava
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Full nameDzūkija futbolo klubas Dainava
Nickname(s)Dainava, dzūkai
Founded2016
Ground Alytus Stadium
Capacity3,790
ChairmanŽydrūnas Lukošiūnas
Head coach Tomas Ražanauskas
League A Lyga (since 2021)
2020 Increase2.svg 6th in I Lyga (promotion)
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Dainavos Futbolo Klubas Dainava, in short, DFK Dainava, is a Lithuanian football club from Alytus. The club was established in 2016 as a phoenix club after FK Dainava Alytus was dissolved in 2014.

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History

Modern DFK Dainava was established after "Auska" and "Dzūkų tankai" merged in 2016.

In 2015 FK Auska were playing in the Pirma lyga. In 2016 the Lithuanian Football Federation allowed the club change its name and allowed to play in the Pirma lyga (second tier).

In 2016 they came in 9th place, [1] in 2017 they came in 4th place in the Pirma lyga. [2]

In 2018 season they were runners-up in Pirma lyga. In the Relegation/Promotion play-off match DFK Dainava lost 0–3 to FK Palanga. [3] [4] [5] [6] On the 3rd of November they lost the second match in Gargždai 0–2. FK Palanga won 5-0 on aggregate and saved their place in the 2019 A Lyga. [7]

DFK Dainava club sought promotion to the A lyga in 2019 season, but were unable to get sponsorship required for the A Lyga from the municipality of Alytus. As a result the club remained in the Pirma lyga. [8] [9] They have finished 2019 LFF I Lyga in 4th position, and attempted to license to A lyga again in the 2020 season. The application was again declined.

In March, 2021 before the start of football season in Lithuania, DFK Dainava applied for license to be playing in highest tier Lithuanian league A Lyga in 2021 season. Application was declined by Lithuanian Football Federation as club couldn't find solution with stable finance and women's football team. At the time A Lyga had 9 qualified teams who got permits and were able to compete in A Lyga. DFK Dainava application were granted by Lithuanian Football Federation to play and compete in Lithuanians top tier league as a 10th team, as a result DFK Dainava fixed all the issues regarding sponsorship and stable finance. For the first time in DFK Dainava club history since re-creation in 2016, [10] Alytus town yet again will be having a men's football team competing in Lithuanian top tier football league A Lyga. DFK Dainava will start season with -3 points as regulations and laws via Lithuanian Football Federation. First match for DFK Dainava in A Lyga will be played in Marijampole [11] on March 6st against also newly promoted team FK Nevėžis.

Recent seasons

SeasonLevelDivisionPositionLinkMovements
20162.Pirma lyga9. [12]
20172.Pirma lyga4. [13]
20182.Pirma lyga2. [14]
20192.Pirma lyga4. [15]
20202.Pirma lyga6. [16]
20211. A lyga . [17]

Kit evoliution

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Kits
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2016–2018
Traditional
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2016–2018
Alternative
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2019–
Home
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2019–
Away

Stadium

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Alytus stadium

DFK Dainava plays in the Alytus Stadium. It is a multi-use stadium in Alytus, Lithuania. The stadium holds 3,790 people. The stadium was renovated in 2010.

Current squad

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Danielis Kudarauskas
2 DF Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Dzambolat Tsallagov
3 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Shun Maeta
4 DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Akim Sairinen
5 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Nedas Labukas
6 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Renatas Banevičius
7 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Linas Savastas
8 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Henrique Devens
9 FW Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Deivydas Matulevičius
11 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Titas Vitukynas
12 DF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Vakaris Kalėda
13 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Domas Ivanauskas
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 FW Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Alanas Marčiukaitis
21 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Vytautas Lukša
22 GK Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Arijus Bražinskas
25 MF Flag of Ukraine.svg  UKR Yevhen Terzi
29 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Gustas Zabita
30 DF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Oskaras Lukošiūnas
33 DF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Lukas Genevičius
37 GK Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Martynas Matijoška
54 FW Flag of Russia.svg  RUS Daniil Makeyev
55 MF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Martynas Vasiliauskas
89 DF Flag of Lithuania.svg  LTU Linas Klimavičius
98 FW Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Cyrille Tchamba
99 MF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Saïd Hamulic
DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Joshua Silva
MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Alex Kyeremeh

Out on loan

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

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Managers

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