Mindaugas Kalonas

Mindaugas Kalonas
Personal information
Full name Mindaugas Kalonas
Date of birth (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984
Place of birth Varėna, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Nazareth Illit
Number 55
Youth career
1993-1998 Vilnius FM
1998-2001 FC Sportakademklub Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2002 Dinamo Moscow 0 (0)
2003–2004 Rubin Kazan 0 (0)
2004 S.C. Braga 0 (0)
2005–2007 Liepājas Metalurgs 68 (18)
2007 Kuban Krasnodar 1 (0)
2008 FK Riga 11 (2)
2008 Bohemians 12 (6)
2009–2011 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 31 (1)
2012–2013 Stomil Olsztyn 17 (5)
2013 Ravan Baku 13 (8)
2013-2014 Baku 13 (5)
2014Simurq (loan) 6 (0)
2014 Hapoel Haifa 10 (1)
2015 Skonto 6 (1)
2015 Ravan Baku 0 (0)
2015 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 1 (0)
2016- FK Kauno Žalgiris 5 (1)
National team
2006– Lithuania 43 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Mindaugas Kalonas (born 28 February 1984 in Varėna, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian football midfielder who plays for Lithuanian club FK Kauno Žalgiris.



He played in the youth teams of FC Dynamo Moscow, then moved to Rubin Kazan, before having a spell at SC Braga. But at neither club he made it through to the first team. He then moved to Latvia where he played with FHK Liepājas Metalurgs, who went on to win the 2006 Latvian cup, coming second in the league.

After a spell with FC Kuban Krasnodar, he signed for FK Riga, playing for the club in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, where he impressed Bohemian F.C. manager Pat Fenlon. On 31 July 2008, he signed a contract with Bohs until the end of the season [1] and made his debut for the Gypsies in 3–0 win over Cobh Ramblers at Dalymount Park on 1 August. Kalonas adapted well to the League of Ireland and netted his first goal for Bohs in a 2–0 win over Galway United on 22 August. He scored in 2010 world cup qualifying against Romania. He quickly became a fan favourite, netting the winner in a game against rivals Shamrock Rovers and the deciding penalty in a shoot-out to claim The Double in the FAI Cup Final against Derry City. He also became the first Lithuainian to play in an FAI Cup Final.

In 2009, he signed a 3-year contract with FC Metalurh Zaporizhya. In his first season, Kalonas has played 11 games and scored 1 goal, which came against FC Metalurh Donetsk. On 23 July 2012, Kalonas joined Polish I liga side Stomil Olsztyn.

In January 2013 Kalonas joined Azerbaijan Premier League side Ravan Baku, scoring 8 goals in 13 league games. At the end of the 2012-13 season Kalonas moved to Baku FC.[2] In November 2013, Kalonas was named Lithuania Player of the Year for the first time.[3] After moving to FK Baku in the summer of 2013, Kalonas joined Simurq PIK on loan, for the remainder of the season, on 4 February 2014.[4]

On 10 June 2014, Kalonas joined Hapoel Haifa on a two-year contract.[5] After only six-months in Israel, Kalonas returned to Latvia, signing a one-year contract with LMT Virslīga side Skonto FC.[6]

Kalonas was released by Skonto FC in June 2015.[7]

Kalonas had his Ravan Baku contract cancelled in August 2015, having not played a match for the club, after manager Emin Quliyev was dissatisfied with his training.[8]

In September 2015 he signed to Hapoel Nazareth Illit.

In February 2016 he signed with FK Kauno Žalgiris


Since making his debut in 2006, Kalonas has made 35 appearances for the Lithuania national football team[9] until 2010, before being re-called again in 2013.

Career statistics


As of 13 March 2015[10][11][12]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005Liepājas MetalurgsVirsliga278 -278
2006244 41285
2007176 -176
2007Kuban KrasnodarRussian Premier League10 -10
2008RīgaVirsliga112 62174
2008BohemiansLeague of Ireland126 0-126
2008–09Metalurh ZaporizhyaUkrainian Premier League11100-111
2012–13Stomil OlsztynI liga17511-186
2012-13Ravan BakuAzerbaijan Premier League13820-158
Simurq (loan)6000-51
2013–14Hapoel HaifaIsraeli Premier League10153-154
Total Latvia 7920 1038923
Russia 10 -10
Ireland 126 0-126
Ukraine 31110-321
Poland 17511-186
Azerbaijan 321330-3513
Israel 10153-154
Career total 1824610410320253



Statistics accurate as of match played 5 March 2014[13]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2008 Gruia stadium, Cluj-Napoca, Romania  Romania 3–0 3–0 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying
2. 14 October 2009 Suduva stadium, Marijampole, Lithuania  Serbia 1–0 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying
3. 18 November 2013 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova  Moldova 1–0 1–1 Friendly


FK Liepājas Metalurgs

Bohemian F.C.


  1. Kalonas signs for Bohs → www.bohemians.ie
  2. "Mindauqas Kalonas went to Baku". azerisport.com/. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. Januška, Vaidotas (2013-11-15). "Kalonas crowned as Lithuania's best". UEFA.com.
  4. ""Simurq" Kalonasla rəsmi müqavilə bağladı". Simurq PIK. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. קשר נבחרת ליטא מינדוגאס קאלונאס חתם לשנתיים בהפועל חיפה. hapoel-haifa.org.il (in Hebrew). Hapoel Haifa.
  6. "Izraelyje neužsibuvęs Mindaugas Kalonas žais Latvijos klube Skonto". http://www.15min.lt/ (in Russian). 15min.lt. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  7. "Skonto FC pievienojas pieci futbolisti". http://skontofc.com/ (in Latvian). Skonto FC. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  8. "Ряван распрощался с Калонасом". http://www.azerifootball.com/ (in Russian). Azerifootball. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  9. Lauzadis, Almantas (2009-10-29). "Lithuania – Record International Players". RSSSF.
  10. "M. KALONAS". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  11. "Mindaugas Kalonas". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  12. "Mindaugas Kalonas" (in Ukrainian). FFU. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  13. "Mindaugas Kalonas". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
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