1997 Latvian Higher League

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The 1997 season in the Latvian Higher League, named Virslīga, was the seventh domestic competition since the Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union on 6 September 1991. Ninth teams competed in this edition, with Skonto FC claiming the title.

Final table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Skonto FC 24 20 4 0 89 8 81 64
2 Daugava Rīga 24 13 4 7 35 27 8 43
3 Dinaburg FC 24 12 6 6 37 19 16 42
4 FK Ventspils 24 12 6 6 32 21 11 42
5 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 24 9 4 11 27 32 -5 31
6 FK Universitāte 24 8 5 11 25 42 -17 29
7 FK Valmiera 24 8 4 12 29 43 -14 28
8 FK Lokomotīve Daugavpils 24 5 2 17 29 52 -23 17
9 FK Rēzekne 24 1 5 18 10 69 -59 8


Match Table[edit]

  SKO DAU DIN VEN MET UNI VAL LOK RĒZ
Skonto XXX 2-0 6-0
3-0
0-0 0-0
4-2
3-0 1-1
0-0
2-0 1-0
7-0
3-0 5-0
3-0
5-0 5-1
5-2
4-0 4-1
4-1
9-0 1-0
12-0
Daugava 0-2 0-6
0-3
XXX 1-0 0-1
2-2
0-1 2-1
2-1
1-0 1-0
1-1
2-1 0-1
3-0
3-0 1-0
4-2
2-0 5-1
0-2
0-0 4-0
1-1
Dinaburg 0-0 0-0
2-4
0-1 1-0
2-2
XXX 2-0 1-1
0-1
0-0 3-1
0-1
1-2 1-1
5-1
2-0 3-0
1-0
2-0 1-0
5-1
3-0 1-0
1-3
Ventspils 0-3 1-1
0-0
1-0 1-2
1-2
0-2 1-1
1-0
XXX 0-3 1-0
2-1
2-0 2-2
1-1
4-0 1-2
1-0
1-0 4-0
1-0
0-0 5-1
1-0
Liepājas Metalurgs 0-2 0-1
0-7
0-1 0-1
1-1
0-0 1-3
1-0
3-0 0-1
1-2
XXX 1-0 1-2
1-2
1-0 1-3
1-1
2-0 3-1
3-1
0-0 4-2
2-1
Universitāte 0-3 0-5
0-3
1-2 2-0
0-3
2-1 1-1
1-5
0-2 2-2
1-1
0-1 2-1
2-1
XXX 0-3 1-3
0-0
0-1 3-2
2-1
3-0 2-1
0-0
Valmiera 0-5 1-5
2-5
0-3 0-1
2-4
0-2 0-3
0-1
0-4 2-1
0-1
0-1 3-1
1-1
3-0 3-1
0-0
XXX 1-1 1-1
3-2
3-0 1-0
3-0
Lokomotīve 0-4 1-4
1-4
0-2 1-5
2-0
0-2 0-1
1-5
0-1 0-4
0-1
0-2 1-3
1-3
1-0 2-3
1-2
1-1 1-1
2-3
XXX 6-1 4-0
3-0
Rēzekne 0-9 0-1
0-12
0-0 0-4
1-1
0-3 0-1
3-1
0-0 1-5
0-1
0-0 2-4
1-2
0-3 1-2
0-0
2-3 0-1
0-3
1-6 0-4
0-3
XXX


Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1  David Chaladze (GEO) Skonto FC 25
2  Mihails Miholaps (LAT) Skonto FC 14
3  Sergey Solovjov (RUS) Skonto FC 11
4  Juris Karašausks (LAT) Dinaburg FC 10
5  Andrejs Štolcers (LAT) Skonto FC 9
-  Artūrs Zakreševskis (LAT) Daugava Rīga 9


Awards[edit]

Best Name Team
Goalkeeper  Aleksandrs Koļinko (LAT) Skonto FC
Defender  Igors Stepanovs (LAT) Skonto FC
Midfielder  Vladimirs Babičevs (LAT) Skonto FC
Forward  Mihails Miholaps (RUS) Skonto FC


Skonto FC 1997[edit]

Pos  Name Birthdate P Goal Booked Red card
MF Latvia Vitālijs Astafjevs 03.04.1971 14 1 1 -
MF Latvia Vladimirs Babičevs 22.04.1968 16 - 3 -
DF Latvia Oļegs Blagonadeždins 16.05.1973 18 1 1 -
MF Latvia Imants Bleidelis 16.08.1975 20 8 1 1
FW Georgia (country) David Chaladze 22.01.1976 20 25 2 -
MF Latvia Valērijs Ivanovs 23.02.1970 17 - - -
MF Latvia Vladimirs Koļesņičenko 04.05.1980 12 3 - -
GK Latvia Aleksandrs Koļiņko 18.06.1975 12 0 1 -
MF Latvia Juris Laizāns 06.01.1979 2 - - -
GK Latvia Raimonds Laizāns 05.08.1964 12 0 7 -
- Latvia Vsevolods Līdaks 22.10.1977 4 - - -
FW Russia Mihails Miholaps 24.08.1974 17 14 - -
FW Latvia Marians Pahars 05.08.1976 22 5 - -
- Ukraine Aleksandr Pindejev 03.03.1971 9 - - -
MF Georgia (country) Alexander Rekhviashvili 06.08.1974 13 2 2 -
DF Georgia (country) Levan Silagadze 04.08.1976 19 - 1 1
FW Latvia Igors Sļesarčuks 31.03.1976 1 - - -
- Russia Sergey Solovjov 03.04.1978 20 11 3 -
DF Latvia Igors Stepanovs 21.01.1976 22 2 2 1
DF Latvia Jurijs Ševļakovs 24.01.1959 19 - 1 -
FW Latvia Andrejs Štolcers 08.07.1974 23 9 1 -
DF Latvia Mihails Zemļinskis 21.12.1969 21 6 4 -
Manager: Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs


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