FC Daugava

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Not to be confused with FK Daugava (2003).
FC Daugava Daugavpils
Full name

Football Club Daugava Daugavpils

  • FK Ditton (2001–2006)
Founded 2001
Ground Daugavas stadions
Daugavpils, Latvia
Ground Capacity 4,100
Chairman Igor Malishkov
Manager Hennadiy Orbu
League Virsliga
2013 3rd
Website Club home page
Current season

FC Daugava is a Latvian football club, based at Daugava Stadium, in the city of Daugavpils. They play in the Latvian Higher League and are one of two clubs with the name Daugava, should not be confused with FK Daugava that is a club based in Riga.

In 2008 they won the Latvian Cup, but in 2011 finished the Latvian Higher League championship in the 3rd position, becoming the bronze medalists. The current manager of the team is Ivan Tabanov. In 2012 they became the Latvian Higher League champions for the first time in the club's history.[1]


The club was founded in 2001 under the name FK Ditton by a Latvian business-man Vladislavs Drīksne. Within the space of a few years the club had progressed from the local championship of Daugavpils to the Latvian Higher League. Ditton made their debut in the top tier of Latvian football in 2004. The debut was not as successful as expected and Ditton were relegated from the Latvian Higher League.

They started the 2005 season with a young team, but later some experienced players were added to the squad and Ditton managed to regain a place in the higher league. In 2006 Ditton were taken over by new investors. Ukrainian manager Sergei Yuran was invited to join the team staff, but he was soon replaced by Sergei Kiriakov. That season the club had their highest finish up to that point, finishing 5th in the championship.

At the end of 2006, Russian businessman Igor Malishkov became the main shareholder in the club. It was his decision to change the club's name to FC Daugava. Meanwhile he also created a plan to develop the infrastructure of the club and build a new stadium.[2] Malishkov invited Sergei Petrenko, who was then famous for his success with Torpedo Moscow, to become manager of the team. Petrenko left the team in May 2007 for family reasons. In June 2007 Igor Gamula was appointed, but he only started managing the team in August 2008. Till then, the manager was Mihails Zemļinskis.[3]

On 19 July 2008 the Daugava Stadium was opened.[4] In 2008 the club won the Latvian Cup. On 8 February 2009, due to financial problems, FC Daugava merged with Dinaburg and formed one team under the name of Dinaburg for the 2009 season.[5] That season Dinaburg were relegated from the Latvian Higher League due to suspicions of match fixing.[6] Daugava then decided to create a team that would play in the Latvian First League the following season, meanwhile Dinaburg ended its existence, stating that the club's image was spoiled. As Daugavpils is one of the biggest cities in Latvia, the LFF came up with a proposal to offer Daugava a place in the Latvian Higher League. The offer was accepted and Daugava were given a chance to represent Daugavpils in the higher league in the 2010 season.[7]

In 2011 the club achieved its best result until then, finishing third in the championship.[8] In 2012 Daugava became the champions of the Latvian Higher League for the first time in the club's history.[9]


FC Daugava are currently using a logo based on the design of the legendary Latvian football club FK Daugava Rīga that was founded in 1944 and played in the Soviet Top League.[10]


Participation in Latvian Championships[edit]

Season Position Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals Points Manager Top-scorer
2001 11 4 4 0 0 15—0 12 Latvia Genādijs Pašins Latvia Pjotrs Vnukovs – 7 goals
2002 22 28 19 7 2 94—22 65 Latvia Genādijs Pašins Latvia Kirils Kurbatovs, Latvia Pjotrs Vnukovs – 15 goals
2003 32 27 16 2 9 79—32 50 Latvia Ēriks Grigjans Latvia Kirils Kurbatovs – 11 goals
2004 7 28 7 5 16 20—62 26 Latvia Ēriks Grigjans Latvia Kirils Kurbatovs – 6 goals
2005 52 26 14 5 7 59—28 47 Latvia Sergejs Pogodins Latvia Maksims Deņisevičs - 10 goals
2006 5 28 10 8 10 33—41 38 Russia Sergei Yuran, Russia Sergei Kiriakov, Russia Igor Kichigin Russia Aleksandr Sonin – 7 goals
2007 5 28 9 6 13 33—38 33 Russia Sergei Petrenko, Ukraine Igor Gamula Belarus Mikalay Ryndzyuk – 11 goals
2008 5 28 10 7 11 40—35 37 Latvia Mihails Zemļinskis, Ukraine Igor Gamula Latvia Artjoms Rudņevs, Belarus Mikalay Ryndzyuk – 7 goals
2009 9 26 9 7 10 38—43 34 Latvia Kirils Kurbatovs Latvia Ričards Raščevskis – 6 goals
2010 4 27 16 8 3 35—16 56 Georgia (country) Tamaz Pertia Georgia (country) Mamuka Ghonghadze – 6 goals
2011 3 32 19 6 7 58—30 63 Georgia (country) Tamaz Pertia, Russia Leonid Nazarenko Georgia (country) Mamuka Ghonghadze – 21 goals
2012 1 36 23 9 4 64—25 78 Russia Ravil Sabitov, Moldova Ivan Tabanov Georgia (country) Mamuka Ghonghadze – 18 goals

1 Season spent in the Latvian Second League

2 Season spent in the Latvian First League

European Record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Norway Tromsø IL 0–5 1–2 1–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Lithuania FK Sūduva 2–3 1–0 3–3 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Sweden IF Elfsborg 0–4 1–7 1–11 Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 1–1 1–2 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg

UEFA ranking 2012/13[edit]

Rank Country Team Points
386 Kazakhstan FC Ordabasy 1.691
387 Kazakhstan FC Atyrau 1.691
388 Latvia FC Daugava 1.658
389 Latvia FK Jelgava 1.658


Role Sponsors
General sponsors Latvia Daugavpils Pilsētas Dome
Kit manufacturer Italy Erreà
Sponsors Latvia Radio Alise

Latvia D-FAKTI.lv

Latvia Amazon Travel

Latvia Seichas

Latvia grani.lv

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Updated 25 July 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Latvia GK Aleksandrs Vlasovs
2 Latvia MF Jans Radevičs
3 Georgia (country) DF Bidzina Tsintsadze
4 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Chikhradze
5 Latvia DF Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
6 Latvia DF Aleksandrs Ivanovs
7 Georgia (country) FW Jemal Jaliashvili
8 Latvia DF Aleksandrs Solovjovs
9 Azerbaijan FW Murad Hüseynov
10 Russia FW Dmitri Kozlov
11 Ukraine MF Pavlo Hryshchenko
12 Latvia MF Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs
No. Position Player
13 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Khumarashvili
14 Latvia MF Oļegs Žatkins
15 Latvia MF Vladimirs Volkovs
16 Latvia FW Ēriks Kokins
17 Latvia DF Kirils Ševeļovs
18 Latvia DF Jurijs Morozs
22 Latvia DF Pāvels Ostrovskis
23 Latvia FW Žanis Zubovs
24 Ukraine MF Ihor Sikorskyi
81 Latvia GK Jevgēņijs Ņerugals (captain)
Ukraine FW Valeriy Kutsenko

For recent transfers see: List of Latvian football transfers winter 2012-13 and List of Latvian football transfers summer 2013

Reserves squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Latvia GK Georgijs Čižovs
Latvia GK Vladislavs Kurakins
Latvia GK Marks Tarasovs
Latvia GK Aleksandrs Maksimovs
Latvia DF Jevgēņijs Bragins
Latvia DF Dmitrijs Klimaševičs
Latvia DF Pāvels Ostrovskis
Latvia DF Aigars Catlakšs
Latvia DF Artjoms Murdasovs
Latvia DF Pāvels Liholetovs
Latvia MF Ņikita Dobratuļins
Latvia MF Ņikita Kaļiņins
Latvia MF Pāvels Truņins
Latvia MF Andrejs Ziļs
Latvia MF Andrejs Makarovs
Latvia MF Antonijs Černomordijs
Latvia MF Aleksandrs Macuks
Latvia MF Jevgēņijs Maksimčuks
No. Position Player
Latvia MF Jānis Bovins
Latvia MF Rojs Grauze
Latvia MF Ričards Grauze
Latvia MF Aleksandrs Guzlajevs
Latvia MF Pāvels Koļcovs
Japan MF Goshi Okuyama
Japan MF Nakano Ryotaro
Japan MF Naoya Taniguchi
Latvia FW Deniss Komarovs
Latvia FW Sergejs Vasiļjevs
Latvia FW Māris Jasvins
Latvia FW Pāvels Tarasovs
Latvia FW Jurijs Halimons
Latvia FW Verners Zaļaks
Belarus FW Pavel Ryzhevski
Latvia FW Ričards Raščevskis
Latvia FW Vladislavs Fjodorovs
Latvia FW Vadims Atumaņukovs

International players[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

Non-EU Nationals

  • Georgia (country) Giorgi Chikhradze
  • Georgia (country) Mamuka Ghonghadze
  • Georgia (country) Bidzina Tsintsadze
  • Moldova Sergiu Japalau

EU Nationals

  • Romania Dragoš Militaru
  • Romania Bogdan Spătaru


Position Name
Chairman Russia Igor Malishkov
General director Latvia Romāns Lajuks
Technical director Latvia Jevgēņijs Klopovs
Manager Moldova Ivan Tabanov
Assistant manager Latvia Vladimirs Žavoronkovs
Assistant manager Latvia Mihails Ziziļevs
Goalkeeping coach Latvia Vadims Fjodorovs
Reserves manager Latvia Kirils Kurbatovs
Reserves assistant manager Latvia Sergejs Pogodins
Doctor Latvia Valērijs Bulavskis
Physiotherapist Latvia Māris Monkevičs

Notable former players[edit]



External links[edit]