2007 Latvian Higher League

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The 2007 Latvian Higher League season was the 16th Virslīga season. It started on 7 April 2007 and finished on 4 December 2007. Eight teams competed in the league, playing each other four times over the course of the season, twice at home and twice away.

Season details[edit]

For the second time in a row FK Ventspils won the championship. In mid-season FK Liepājas Metalurgs had a lead of 11 points over Ventspils who won their last 11 games, conceding just one goal. FK Rīga finished third for the first time in the club's history. FC Skonto finished the season without winning any competitions for the first time, and also for the first time they would not compete in any of the European cups in 2008 as one of the UEFA Cup qualifying spots was taken by JFC Olimps Rīga for reaching the Latvian Cup final. Vīts Rimkus from Ventspils was the top scorer with 20 goals.

At the end of the season the Latvian Football Federation announcd that the Virslīga would expand to 10 clubs for the 2008 season. Therefore, no club was relegated to the First League.[1] The last time there were ten clubs in the Virslīga was in the 1996 season.

League standings[edit]

Key to colors in league table
Virsliga Champion,Qualification games in UEFA Champions League
Qualification games in UEFA Cup
Qualification games in Intertoto Cup
Position Club Played Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against Points Goal Difference
1 FK Ventspils 28 18 6 4 59 16 60 +43
2 FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 28 18 4 6 42 21 58 +21
3 FK Rīga 28 17 6 5 48 28 57 +20
4 Skonto FC Rīga 28 16 7 5 54 27 55 +27
5 FK Daugava Daugavpils 28 9 6 13 33 38 33 -5
6 FK Jūrmala 28 7 5 16 28 51 26 -23
7 Dinaburg FC Daugavpils 28 6 2 20 23 58 20 -35
8 JFC Olimps Rīga 28 2 2 24 15 63 8 -48

Topscorers[edit]

Pos Name Team Goals
1  Vits Rimkus (LAT) FK Ventspils 20
2  Andrei Nikolayev (RUS) JFC Olimps Rīga 15
3  Ģirts Karlsons (LAT) FK Liepājas Metalurgs 12
4  Mikalay Ryndzyuk (BLR) FK Daugava Daugavpils 11
5  Vitālijs Astafjevs (LAT) Skonto FC 7
-  Kristaps Blanks (LAT) Skonto FC 7
-  Artjoms Rudņevs (LAT) FK Daugava Daugavpils 7
-  Aleksejs Višņakovs (LAT) Skonto FC 7
-  Jurijs Žigajevs (LAT) JFC Olimps Rīga 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartmanis, Martins (2007-12-01). "LMT Virsliga new season calendar published". Latvian Football Federation. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 

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