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A Lyga

A Lyga
Country  Lithuania
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1991
Number of teams 10 (2015)
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to I Lyga
Domestic cup(s) Lithuanian Football Cup
Lithuanian Supercup
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Žalgiris Vilnius
(2015 A Lyga)
Most championships FBK Kaunas (8 titles)
TV partners LRT Televizija and Futbolo.tv
2015 A Lyga

The A Lyga (English: The A League) is the top division of professional Lithuanian: Lietuvos Futbolo Federacija, English: Lithuanian Football Federation). League size has varied between 8 and 12 teams over the past few years; for its 2015 season, the league features 10 teams. The season usually kicks off in late March/early April every year; because of the harsh climate there are no games in the winter.

Contents

  • Clubs (2015) 1
  • Results 2
    • Interbellum and WWII 2.1
      • Seasons 2.1.1
      • Performance by club 2.1.2
    • Lithuanian SSR Championship 2.2
      • Seasons 2.2.1
      • Performance by club 2.2.2
    • A Lyga 2.3
      • Seasons 2.3.1
      • Performance by club 2.3.2
  • External links 3

Clubs (2015)

The following clubs are participating in the 2015 season.

Club Location Position in 2014 Top division
titles
Last top division title
Atlantas Klaipėda 3rd 4 1984
Granitas Klaipėda 8th 0 -
Kruoja Pakruojis 2nd 0 -
Spyris Kaunas 4th (1 Lyga) 0 -
Stumbras Kaunas 1st (1 Lyga) 0 -
Sūduva Marijampolė 5th 0 -
Šiauliai Šiauliai 7th 1 1974
Trakai Trakai 4th 0 -
Utenis Utena 3rd (1 Lyga) 0 -
Žalgiris Vilnius 1st 5 2014

Results

Interbellum and WWII

Seasons

Season Winner Runner-Up Third place
Interbellum (Independent Lithuania)
1922 LFLS Kaunas LFLS Šančiai LFLS-2 Kaunas
1923 LFLS Kaunas KSK Kaunas Kovas Kaunas
1924 Kovas Kaunas Sportverein Klaipėda LFLS Kaunas / MTV Klaipėda
1925 Kovas Kaunas LFLS Šiauliai Freya Klaipėda
1926 Kovas Kaunas KSS Klaipėda LFLS Šiauliai
1927 LFLS Kaunas Sportverein Pagėgiai LFLS Šiauliai
1928 KSS Klaipėda LFLS Kaunas LDS Šiauliai
1929 KSS Klaipėda LFLS Kaunas KSK Kultus Kaunas / Freya Klaipėda
1930 KSS Klaipėda LFLS Kaunas Sveikata Kybartai / Makabi Šiauliai
1931 KSS Klaipėda Kovas Kaunas Freya Klaipėda
1932 LFLS Kaunas KSS Klaipėda LGSF Kaunas
1933 Kovas Kaunas LFLS Kaunas LGSF Kaunas
1934 MSK Kaunas LFLS Kaunas LGSF Kaunas
1935 Kovas Kaunas KSS Klaipėda Sakalas Šiauliai / Šaulys Ukmergė
1936 Kovas Kaunas LFLS Kaunas LGSF Kaunas
1937 KSS Klaipėda Kovas Kaunas LFLS Kaunas
1937–38 KSS Klaipėda LGSF Kaunas Švyturys Klaipėda
1938–39 LGSF Kaunas Kovas Kaunas KSS Telšiai
1939–40 Competition abandoned
World War II (1st Soviet and German Occupations)
1941 Competition not finished due to World War II (Spartakas Kaunas had the best record)
1942 LFLS Kaunas MSK Panevėžys Gubernija Šiauliai / LFLS Vilnius
1942–43 Tauras Kaunas MSK Panevėžys Gubernija Šiauliai / LGSF Vilnius
1943–44 Competition not finished due to World War II (Tauras Kaunas had the best record)

Note: In 1924–1930, 1935, 1942, 1942–1943 and 1945 seasons there was no unified league and winners were decided using either a play–off format or a single game between winners of separate divisions.

Performance by club

Club Winner Runner-up 3rd Winning Seasons
Kovas Kaunas 6 4 1 1924, 1925, 1926, 1933, 1935, 1936
KSS Klaipėda 6 3 1 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1937, 1937–38
LFLS Kaunas 5 6 2 1922, 1923, 1927, 1932, 1942
LGSF Kaunas 1 1 4 1938–39
MSK Kaunas 1 1934
Tauras Kaunas 1 1942–43

All champions from this period are defunct.

Lithuanian SSR Championship

The competition was not contested by teams participating in the Soviet Union football league system.

Seasons

Season Winner Runner-Up Third place Top scorer (Team) Goals
1945 Spartakas Kaunas Dinamo Vilnius Sodyba Klaipėda / Spartakas Šiauliai ?
1946 Dinamo Kaunas Spartakas Kaunas Lokomotyvas Panevėžys ?
1947 Lokomotyvas Kaunas Spartakas Šiauliai Žalgiris Klaipėda ?
1948 Elnias Šiauliai Žalgiris Tauragė Spartakas Vilnius ?
1949 Elnias Šiauliai Inkaras Kaunas Vėliava Šiauliai ?
1950 Inkaras Kaunas Elnias Šiauliai Audra Klaipėda ?
1951 Inkaras Kaunas Elnias Šiauliai Audiniai Kaunas ?
1952 Karininkų Namai Vilnius Inkaras Kaunas Elnias Šiauliai ?
1953 Elnias Šiauliai Inkaras Kaunas Lima Kaunas ?
1954 Inkaras Kaunas Lima Kaunas Elnias Šiauliai ?
1955 Lima Kaunas Raudonasis Spalis Kaunas Elfa Vilnius ?
1956 Linų Audiniai Plungė Elnias Šiauliai MSK Panevėžys Algimantas Lucinavičius (MSK Panevėžys) 28
1957 Elnias Šiauliai Inkaras Kaunas Linų Audiniai Plungė Petras Škėlovas (Raudonasis Spalis Kaunas) 22
1958 Elnias Šiauliai Raudonoji Žvaigždė Vilnius Spartakas Vilnius Petras Škėlovas (Raudonasis Spalis Kaunas) 11
1958–59 Raudonoji Žvaigždė Vilnius KKI Kaunas Elnias Šiauliai ?
1959–60 Elnias Šiauliai Raudonoji Žvaigždė Vilnius Linų Audiniai Plungė Raimondas Prikockis (Elnias Šiauliai)
A. Stankevičius (Spartakas-2 Vilnius)
15
1960–61 Elnias Šiauliai Baltija Klaipėda Inkaras Kaunas Algimantas Lucinavičius (Laisvė Kretinga) 22
1961–62 FK Atletas Kaunas Granitas Klaipėda Inkaras Kaunas Romualdas Kazlauskas (MSK Panevėžys) 22
1962–63 Statyba Panevėžys Politechnika Kaunas Inkaras Kaunas Vytautas Juknys (Politechnika Kaunas) 23
1964 Inkaras Kaunas Statyba Panevėžys Minija Kretinga Petras Siniakovas (Inkaras Kaunas) 26
1965 Inkaras Kaunas Saliutas Vilnius Statyba Panevėžys Petras Siniakovas (Inkaras Kaunas) 26
1966 Nevėžis Kėdainiai Statybininkas Šiauliai Saliutas Vilnius Petras Siniakovas (Inkaras Kaunas) 19
1967 Saliutas Vilnius Inkaras Kaunas Nevėžis Kėdainiai S. Kuncevičius (Žalgiris Naujoji Vilnia)
J. Mėlinauskas (Inkaras Kaunas)
Kornelijus Skeivys (Statybininkas Šiauliai)
Romas Skeivys (Statybininkas Šiauliai)
13
1968 Statyba Panevėžys Nevėžis Kėdainiai Statybininkas Šiauliai Romas Jokubaitis (Statyba Panevėžys) 18
1969 Statybininkas Šiauliai Nevėžis Kėdainiai Inkaras Kaunas V. Paura (Nevėžis Kėdainiai) 17
1970 FK Atletas Kaunas Politechnika Kaunas Nevėžis Kėdainiai Vytautas Dirmeikis (FK Atletas Kaunas) 20
1971 Pažanga Vilnius Atlantas Klaipėda Vienybė Ukmergė R. Daunoravičius (Vienybė Ukmergė)
E. Milius (Minija Kretinga)
13
1972 Nevėžis Kėdainiai Pažanga Vilnius Dainava Alytus R. Balčiūnas (Pažanga Vilnius) 13
1973 Nevėžis Kėdainiai Atlantas Klaipėda Dainava Alytus ?
1974 Tauras Šiauliai Vienybė Ukmergė Atmosfera Mažeikiai R. Daunoravičius (Vienybė Ukmergė) 20
1975 Dainava Alytus Pažanga Vilnius Sūduva Kapsukas Eugenijus Kurguznikovas (Sūduva Kapsukas)
V. Ščerbakovas (Atletas Kaunas)
17
1976 Atmosfera Mažeikiai Vienybė Ukmergė Pažanga Vilnius ?
1977 Statybininkas Šiauliai Kelininkas Kaunas Atmosfera Mažeikiai R. Daunoravičius (Vienybė Ukmergė)
Romas Šiaulys (Atmosfera Mažeikiai)
15
1978 Atlantas Klaipėda Statybininkas Šiauliai Banga Kaunas R. Nausėda (Atletas Kaunas) 13
1979 Atmosfera Mažeikiai Kelininkas Kaunas Nevėžis Kėdainiai ?
1980 Atlantas Klaipėda Tauras Šiauliai Politechnika Kaunas Edvardas Maliauskas (Atlantas Klaipėda) 16
1981 Atlantas Klaipėda Kelininkas Kaunas Pažanga Vilnius Vitalijus Stankevičius (Inkaras Kaunas) 21
1982 Pažanga Vilnius Atlantas Klaipėda Tauras Šiauliai Edvardas Maliauskas (Atlantas Klaipėda) 17
1983 Pažanga Vilnius Atlantas Klaipėda Tauras Šiauliai Rimantas Viktoravičius (Tauras Šiauliai) 21
1984 Atlantas Klaipėda Ekranas Panevėžys SRT Vilnius Jurijus Gordejevas (Atlantas Klaipėda) 17
1985 Ekranas Panevėžys Atlantas Klaipėda SRT Vilnius K. Valantiejus (SRT Vilnius) 16
1986 Banga Kaunas Atlantas Klaipėda Ekranas Panevėžys G. Anilionis (Banga Kaunas) 17
1987 Tauras Tauragė SRT Vilnius Inkaras Kaunas Jurijus Gordejevas (SRT Vilnius) 23
1988 SRT Vilnius Inkaras Kaunas Ekranas Panevėžys Remigijus Bubliauskas (Tauras Tauragė)
Jurijus Gordejevas (SRT Vilnius)
Saulius Vertelis (Atmosfera Mažeikiai)
20
1989 Banga Kaunas Ekranas Panevėžys Sirijus Klaipėda A. Vertelis (Atmosfera Mažeikiai) 17

Note: Some clubs like Žalgiris Vilnius played in Soviet Divisions like Soviet Top League instead of Lithuanian SSR Divisions.

Performance by club

Club Winner Runner-up 3rd Winning Seasons
Elnias Šiauliai 7 3 3 1948, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959–60, 1960–61
Inkaras Kaunas 5 6 5 1950, 1951, 1954, 1964, 1965
Atlantas Klaipėda 4 7 - 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984
Karininkų Namai / Raudonoji Žvaigždė / Saliutas Vilnius 3 3 1 1952, 1958–59, 1967
Nevėžis Kėdainiai 3 2 3 1966, 1972, 1973
Pažanga Vilnius 3 2 2 1971, 1982, 1983
Statybininkas Šiauliai 2 2 1 1969, 1977
Statyba Panevėžys 2 1 3 1962–63, 1968
FK Atletas Kaunas 2 1 - 1961–62, 1970
Atmosfera Mažeikiai 2 - 2 1976, 1979
Banga Kaunas 2 - 1 1986, 1989
Ekranas Panevėžys 1 2 2 1985
Tauras Šiauliai 1 1 2 1974
SRT Vilnius 1 1 2 1988
Lima Kaunas 1 1 1 1955
Spartakas Kaunas 1 1 - 1945
Tauras Tauragė 1 1 - 1987
Linų Audiniai Plungė 1 - 2 1956
Dainava Alytus 1 - 2 1975
Dinamo Kaunas 1 - - 1946
Lokomotyvas Kaunas 1 - - 1947

Clubs currently playing in A Lyga are written in Bold.
- Defunct clubs.

A Lyga

Seasons

Season Winner Runner-Up Third place Top scorer (Team) Goals
1990 Sirijus Klaipėda Ekranas Panevėžys Žalgiris Vilnius Dalius Bajorūnas (Tauras Šiauliai) 22
1991 Žalgiris Vilnius Lietuvos Makabi Vilnius Banga Kaunas Egidijus Meidus (Vilija Kaunas) 13
1991–92 Žalgiris Vilnius FK Panerys Vilnius Sirijus Klaipėda Remigijus Pocius (Granitas Klaipėda & Sakalas Šiauliai)
Vaidotas Šlekys (Ekranas Panevėžys)
14
1992–93 Ekranas Panevėžys Žalgiris Vilnius FK Panerys Vilnius Vaidotas Šlekys (Ekranas Panevėžys) 16
1993–94 ROMAR Mažeikiai Žalgiris-EBSW Vilnius Ekranas Panevėžys Vaidotas Šlekys (Ekranas Panevėžys)
Robertas Žalys (FBK Kaunas)
16
1994–95 Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas Žalgiris-EBSW Vilnius ROMAR Mažeikiai Eimantas Poderis (Žalgiris Vilnius & Inkaras Kaunas) 24
1995–96 Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas Kareda-Sakalas Šiauliai Žalgiris Vilnius Edgaras Jankauskas (Žalgiris Vilnius) 25
1996–97 Kareda Šiauliai Žalgiris Vilnius Inkaras-Grifas Kaunas Remigijus Pocius (Kareda Šiauliai) 14
1997–98 Kareda Šiauliai Žalgiris Vilnius Ekranas Panevėžys Vidas Dančenka (Kareda Šiauliai) 26
1998–99 Žalgiris Vilnius Kareda Šiauliai FBK Kaunas Artūras Fomenka (Kareda Šiauliai) 14
1999 Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgiris Vilnius Atlantas Klaipėda Nerijus Vasiliauskas (Žalgiris Vilnius) 10
2000 FBK Kaunas Žalgiris Vilnius Atlantas Klaipėda Andrius Velička (FBK Kaunas) 26
2001 FBK Kaunas Atlantas Klaipėda Žalgiris Vilnius Remigijus Pocius (FBK Kaunas) 22
2002 FBK Kaunas Atlantas Klaipėda Ekranas Panevėžys Audrius Šlekys (FBK Kaunas) 19
2003 FBK Kaunas Ekranas Panevėžys Vėtra Rūdiškės Ričardas Beniušis (Atlantas Klaipėda & FBK Kaunas) 16
2004 FBK Kaunas Ekranas Panevėžys Atlantas Klaipėda Povilas Lukšys (Ekranas Panevėžys) 19
2005 Ekranas Panevėžys FBK Kaunas Sūduva Marijampolė Mantas Savėnas (Ekranas Panevėžys) 27
2006 FBK Kaunas Ekranas Panevėžys Vėtra Vilnius Serhiy Kuznetsov (Vėtra Vilnius) 18
2007 FBK Kaunas Sūduva Marijampolė Ekranas Panevėžys Povilas Lukšys (Ekranas Panevėžys) 26
2008 Ekranas Panevėžys FBK Kaunas Vėtra Vilnius Rafael Ledesma (FBK Kaunas) 14
2009 Ekranas Panevėžys Vėtra Vilnius Sūduva Marijampolė Valdas Trakys (Ekranas Panevėžys) 20
2010 Ekranas Panevėžys Sūduva Marijampolė Žalgiris Vilnius Povilas Lukšys (Sūduva Marijampolė) 16
2011 Ekranas Panevėžys Žalgiris Vilnius Sūduva Marijampolė Deivydas Matulevičius (Žalgiris Vilnius) 19
2012 Ekranas Panevėžys Žalgiris Vilnius Sūduva Marijampolė Artūras Rimkevičius (Šiauliai) 35
2013 Žalgiris Vilnius Atlantas Klaipėda Ekranas Panevėžys Nerijus Valskis (Sūduva Marijampolė) 27
2014 Žalgiris Vilnius Kruoja Atlantas Klaipėda Niko Tokić (FK Šiauliai) 19

Performance by club

Club Winner Runner-up 3rd Winning Seasons
FBK Kaunas 8 2 2 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Ekranas Panevėžys 7 4 5 1992–93, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Žalgiris Vilnius 6 9 4 1991, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2013, 2014, 2015
Kareda Šiauliai 2 2 - 1996–97, 1997–98
Inkaras Kaunas 2 - 1 1994–95, 1995–96
Sirijus Klaipėda 1 - 1 1990
ROMAR Mažeikiai 1 - 1 1993–94

Clubs currently playing in A Lyga are written in Bold.
- Defunct clubs.

External links

  • (English) One Nil Up - Digital Magazine focusing on football in the Baltic States
  • (Lithuanian) Futbolo.TV - A lyga streaming, video and stat center
  • (Lithuanian) A lyga section on the Lithuanian Football Federation website
  • (English) Futbolinis - Lithuanian football results, fixtures, table and online encyclopaedia
  • (English) Lithuanian football history and statistics by Almantas Lauzadis
  • (English) League321.com - Lithuanian football league tables, records & statistics database.
  • (English) Lithuania - List of Champions, RSSSF.com



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