Friday, August 9, 2013

MARIUS STANKEVIČIUS-THE LITHUANIAN CAPTAIN



Marius Stankevičius is a Lithuanian professional footballer who plays in the serie A in Italy for S. S. Lazio. Mrius is now 32 years of age. He is the captain for his national side. He has apent most of his football carrier in other European countries especially in Italy.
 
In 2001-2008 Marius played a total of 157 games for Brescia and he scored a total of 12 goals. 12 goals is a good record for the defender because no one expects the defender to play on the goal-scoring role. In 2010-2011 Marius was taken out on loan basis in the La Liga in Spain where he played for Sevilla and Valencia before returning back to Italy and joining Lazio.

Marius in Spain when he played for Valencia against Barcelona.


As expected Marius started to play football in his home soil in Lithuania. His 1st club was Ekranas FC. He played a total of 87 matches for Ekranas and he scored 3 goals. After playing successfully for Ekranas FC he went to join the Italian side Brescia.

Marius in Sampdoria shirt



Marius was selected as the Lithuanian footballer of the year for two years in a row, 2008 and 2009. He won two Lithuanian cups with Ekranas FC in 1998 and 2000. Marius also won the Lithuanian Super cup with Ekranas FC in 2000. He has something good in his CV so far. In Spain where he spent some time on loan he won the King’s cup with  FC Sevilla. With S. S. Lazio, Marius added something important in his CV and history by winning the Italian Cup or Coppa Italia in 2012/2013 season.


Marius wonderful goal against Spain.



Marius has played for the Lithuanian National Team since 2002. He has appeared 62 times for his country, and he has netted a total of 5 goals. In 2008 World cup qualifying match with Romania, Marius scored an opener, in a victory of 3-0 against Romania.