FC Jūrmala

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FC Jūrmala
FC Jurmala Logo.svg
Full name Futbola Centrs Jūrmala
(Football Center Jūrmala)
Founded 2008
Ground Slokas Stadium, Jūrmala
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Aleksandrs Burņins
Manager Vacant
League Latvian First League
2014 10th (Relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

FC Jūrmala is a Latvian football club that is based in Jūrmala. They play in the Latvian First League. Club plays its home matches at the Slokas Stadium in Jūrmala with capacity of 5,000 people. Until 2015 FC Jūrmala was one of two teams representing the city in the top tier and using this stadium. After the 2014 Latvian Higher League season the club got relegated. The last manager of the team was Andrei Kanchelskis and the position is currently vacant.


The club was founded in 2008 as a participant of the second tier of Latvian football. Having spent the first three seasons there, years 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively, the club managed to achieve its best result in 2010. Following the 13th position in 2008 and the 4th position in 2009, the following year Jūrmala finished the championship in the second position.[1] They were automatically promoted to the top tier of Latvian football.[2] The following season in the Latvian Higher League was unexpectedly successful, as they took up the 5th position in the league table. In 2012 and 2013 Jūrmala found itself in the middle of the table, taking the 6th position. In 2014 the club finished the league in the 10th position, followed by economic problems and sanctions from the Latvian Football Federation due to long-term debts and unpaid wages. They got relegated to the Latvian First League.[3]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup
2008 2nd (1.līga) 13/(15) 28 5 6 17 30 65 21 3rd Round
2009 2nd (1.līga) 4/(14) 26 15 5 6 46 18 66 1/8 finals
2010 2nd (1.līga) 2/(12) 22 14 4 4 47 19 46 Did not participate
2011 1st (Virslīga) 5/(9) 32 12 8 12 46 43 44 1/16 finals
2012 1st (Virslīga) 6/(10) 36 10 9 17 47 49 39 1/4 finals
2013 1st (Virslīga) 6/(10) 27 7 5 15 20 52 26 1/4 finals
2014 1st (Virslīga) 10/(10) 36 2 6 28 29 108 7 1/4 finals


  • Latvia Andrejs Karpovs (2008–10)
  • Latvia Andrejs Kolidzejs (caretaker) (2010–11)
  • Russia Soferbi Yeshugov (April 1, 2011–Aug 25, 2011)
  • Latvia Igors V. Stepanovs (2011–12)
  • Russia Vladimir Pachko (2012–13)
  • Latvia Mihails Koņevs (2013–May 2014)
  • Bulgaria Gosho Iordanov Petkov (May 2014–August 2014)
  • Russia Andrei Kanchelskis (August 2014–November 2014)


Role Sponsors
General sponsors Latvia Jūrmalas Pilsētas Dome

Latvia Interhaus

Kit manufacturer Italy Givova
Other sponsors Latvia SMP Bank

Latvia AB Timber Group

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 February 2015

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 Vjačeslavs Kudrjavcevs
2 Ghana DF Richmond Nketiah
3 Latvia MF Maksims Župerko
5 Latvia DF Deniss Sokoļskis
6 Latvia DF Ivans Gluško
7 Ukraine MF Oleksiy Tyshchenko
8 Latvia DF Juris Macuks
13 Latvia FW Elvis Studāns
14 Latvia FW Romāns Geiko
15 Latvia MF Vlads Rimkus
17 Latvia FW Maksims Miskovs
No. Position Player
18 Latvia FW Rolands Smans
19 Ghana MF Sekyi Quaye
24 Latvia MF Maksims Semakins
26 Latvia DF Normunds Miķelsons
27 Latvia FW Edgars Kārkliņš
28 Russia MF Besarion Khardziani
41 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Diakvnishvili
42 Estonia MF Tauno Mõttus
67 Latvia GK Kristaps Dzelme
69 Russia DF Kirill Korban
99 Latvia DF Dmitrijs Šiļuks

For recent transfers see: List of Latvian football transfers summer 2014 and List of Latvian football transfers winter 2014-15

Foreign players[edit]

Non-EU Nationals

  • Ghana Sekyi Quaye
  • Russia Besarion Khardziani

EU Nationals

  • Estonia Tauno Mõttus


Position Name
Chairman Latvia Aleksandrs Burņins
Manager Vacant
Assistant manager Latvia Nikolajs Poļakovs
Doctor Latvia Aivars Veinbergs
Administrator Latvia Andrejs Karacejevs

Notable former players[edit]


External links[edit]