Founded In
Tauragė, Lithuania


About Tauras

Football Club Tauras, often known as Tauras Tauragė, was first established back in 1942, making it one of the older existing football clubs in Lithuania. Throughout history, they have competed in both the USSR and independent Lithuania, achieving occasional success along the way, although they have struggled to fully establish themselves as one of the country's elite teams.

Over the years, the club has undergone a number of name changes, especially during its early years. After being founded as Tauras, the team became known by names including Žalgiris, Maistas and Elektronas during the Soviet era, before returning to the Tauras name during the 1990s.

The team achieved arguably its greatest success back in the USSR, winning the Lithuanian SSR championship for the 1987 season. To date, this remains their only Lithuanian league title win. Two years later, they played in the final of the Lithuanian Football Cup, but eventually lost out to Banga Kaunas. Since Lithuania gained independence, Tauras have been unable to seriously challenge for the league title, although they have come close to major success in the form of the Lithuanian Football Cup, reaching the final again in 2009. Unfortunately, they were beaten 1-0 by Sūduva Marijampolė. By virtue of their domestic performances, the club competed in the preliminary rounds of the UEFA Europa League in both 2010-11 and 2011-12, but failed to reach the group stage on either occasion.

French striker Goran Jerković and Dutch forward Regilio Seedorf have been amongst the more notable players to have represented the side in recent times. Both were prolific goalscorers during their spells with the club.

Tauras Tauragė's home matches are held at Vytautas Stadium, which underwent renovations between 2010 and 2011. As a result of this process, the venue is now able to hold a capacity crowd of approximately 3,500 people.