Date of birth: 03/01/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Lithuania
Youth career: Zalgiris Vilnius
Current club: Zalgiris Vilnius
Squad number: 45
Current national team: Lithuania U-19
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50,000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: MVA Sports Management
Similar type of player: Libor Kozak
– ability to be a target man for teammates
Style of play:
– target man/fox in the box
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– indirect set-piece threat
– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– often plays with back to goal
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.
A Lyga 2013 winner with Zalgiris Vilnius.
A Lyga 2013: 1 match/0 goals (Zalgiris Vilnius)
A Lyga 2014 (ongoing): 5 matches/1 goal (Zalgiris Vilnius)
Edvinas Baniulis is regarded as one of most promising young footballers in Lithuania. He is a product of Zalgiris Vilnius youth academy – probably the best academy in country. He made his professional debut on 4 August 2013 in a league fixture against Tauras Taurage, in which he replaced Paulius Janusauskas in the 82nd minute. On 28th July 2014 he went on a 10-day trial with Italian giants Lazio. He is a U-19 Lithuanian international, which also features highly talented players like Daniel Romanovskij, Tomas Dombrauskis or Donatas Segzda.
“Perhaps the most interesting propsect to be linked with Lazio is Lithuanian striker, Edvinas Baniulis. The 17 year-old is already a champion in Lithuania having just won the league with Zalgiris, featuring for 91 minutes during the league campaign, and finding the back of the net on one occasion.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.