Latvia national football team

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Latvia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Sarkanbaltsarkanie
(Red-white-red)
Association Latvijas Futbola federācija
Confederation UEFA
Head coach Marians Pahars
Asst coach Vitālijs Astafjevs
Andris Riherts
Captain Kaspars Gorkšs
Most caps Vitālijs Astafjevs (167)
Top scorer Māris Verpakovskis (29)
Home stadium Skonto Stadium
FIFA code LVA
FIFA ranking 85 Increase 10 (9 April 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 45 (November 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 119 (June 2013)
Elo ranking 94 (31 March 2015)
Highest Elo ranking 45 (25 September 1938)
Lowest Elo ranking 124 (April 1995)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Latvia 1-1 Estonia 
(Riga, Latvia; 24 September 1922)
Biggest win
 Latvia 6–1 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 30 May 1935)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 12-0 Latvia 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 29 May 1927)
European Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2004)
Best result Group stage, 2004

The Latvia national football team (Latvian: Valstsvienība) represents the country in international football competitions, such as the World Cup and the European Championships. It is controlled by the Latvian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Latvia. They have never qualified for the World Cup, but have qualified for the European Championship, in 2004, under Aleksandrs Starkovs. The team is now being managed by Marians Pahars. Latvia's home ground is the Skonto Stadium in Riga, where they have played their matches since its opening in 2000.

History[edit]

Latvia played their first match in 1922, a game against Estonia, which finished in a 1–1 draw. Latvia have won the Baltic Cup 12 times, and have played 99 official games during its pre-war period from 1922 to 1940.[1][2]

In 1937, the Latvian team participated in the first qualification tournament for the 1938 World Cup. Latvia were placed in Group 8, alongside Austria and Lithuania.[3] Latvia beat Lithuania 4–2 in Riga, after an Fricis Kaņeps hat-trick and an Iļja Vestermans goal.[3] In Kaunas, they won 5–1, after two goals each from Kaņeps, Vaclavs Borduško, and Vestermans,[3] but lost 1–2 in the decisive match against Austria, despite an early goal from Vestermans.[3] In April 1938, the Austrian Anschluss relegated the Austrian team, however, Latvia was not invited by FIFA as the group's runner-up.[4]

Latvian fans at Euro 2004

In 1940, Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union; the country regained its independence in 1991 and played their first match as a new nation against Estonia on 16 November of that year in the Baltic Cup, and their first FIFA-recognized match against Romania on 8 April 1992 in Bucharest, a match, which Latvia lost 2–0.[5]

In September 2003, Latvia surprisingly finished second, ahead of Poland, in their qualifying group for Euro 2004.[6] This meant they qualified for the play-offs, where they were drawn against Turkey. Latvia won the first leg 1–0, through top goalscorer, Māris Verpakovskis.[7] The second leg finished in a 2–2 draw, with Latvia winning 3–2 on aggregate, thus qualifying for the tournament.[8][9] This resulted in Latvia being the first and only Baltic team qualifying for a European Championship, as well as the country itself's first ever appearance in the tournament.[8][9] At the Euro 2004, Latvia were drawn in Group D, alongside Germany, Czech Republic, and Netherlands.[10] Latvia faced Czech Republic in their opening match on 15 June 2004, with Verpakovskis scoring before half-time.[11] However, the Czechs would later come back to win the game 2–1.[11] Four days later, Latvia earned a respectable 0–0 draw against Germany to earn their first point in a major tournament.[12] They lost their final match with 3–0 against Netherlands,[13] and were eliminated, finished fourth, with one point from their draw and two losses.[14]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Latvia Marians Pahars
Assistant manager Latvia Vitālijs Astafjevs
Assistant manager Latvia Andris Riherts
Goalkeeping coach Latvia Andrejs Piedels
Fitness coach Spain Alejandro Muñoz López
Sports manager Latvia Māris Verpakovskis
Kitman Latvia Jānis Zeltiņš
Physiotherapist Latvia Jurijs Ksenzovs
Physiotherapist Latvia Aleksandrs Jurovskis
Team doctor Latvia Oļegs Samoiļenko

Tournament records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1934 Did not enter
France 1938 Entry not accepted by FIFA
1950 to 1990 Was part of USSR
1994 to 2014 Did not qualify
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total 0/20

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1960 to 1992 Part of  Soviet Union
1996 to 2000 Did not qualify
Portugal 2004 Group Stage 14th 3 0 1 2 1 5
2008 to 2012 Did not qualify
France 2016 To be determined
Total Group Stage 1/14 3 0 1 2 1 5

Baltic Cup Championship record[edit]

12 time winners – 1928, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2014.

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Latvia's all-time international record, correct as of 16 November 2014 (as per LFF statistics).

Against Played Won Drawn * Lost GF GA GD
 Albania 5 0 5 0 6 6 0
 Andorra 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8
 Angola 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Armenia 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2
 Austria 7 1 1 5 8 18 -10
 Azerbaijan 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
 Bahrain 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Belarus 6 1 1 4 7 13 -6
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6
 Bolivia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 0 2 1 9 -8
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 0 6 -6
 China PR 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Croatia 4 0 0 4 1 10 −9
 Cyprus 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3
 Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4
 Czechoslovakia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Denmark 4 0 1 3 1 7 -6
 Estonia 52 24 19 9 77 55 +22
 Finland 17 4 3 10 18 32 -14
 France 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7
 Georgia 7 3 2 2 10 9 +1
 Germany 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
 Ghana 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Greece 8 1 2 5 6 13 -7
 Honduras 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
 Hungary 6 2 0 4 9 11 −2
 Iceland 5 2 1 2 9 9 0
 Israel 6 1 1 4 5 12 -7
 Japan 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3
 Kazakhstan 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3
 Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Liechtenstein 9 7 1 1 15 4 +11
 Lithuania 50 26 10 14 108 68 +40
 Luxembourg 6 5 1 0 17 3 +14
 Macedonia 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
 Malta 5 3 0 2 7 3 +4
 Moldova 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
 Montenegro 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 0 9 -9
 North Korea 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
 Northern Ireland 6 2 0 4 4 7 −3
 Norway 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
 Oman 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
 Poland 13 2 2 9 15 35 -20
 Portugal 4 0 0 4 3 11 -8
 Qatar 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2
 Republic of Ireland 5 0 0 5 1 14 -13
 Romania 5 0 1 4 0 9 -9
 Russia 4 0 1 3 2 7 -5
 San Marino 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5
 Scotland 4 0 0 4 1 7 -6
 Slovakia 5 0 2 3 6 12 -6
 Slovenia 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1
 South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Spain 4 0 1 3 0 9 −9
 Sweden 17 2 4 11 12 54 -42
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2
 Thailand 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Turkey 5 1 3 1 8 9 -1
 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2
 United States 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Wales 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
Total 339 104 76 159 420 567 -147
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Results and fixtures[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 8 1 1 30 6 +24 25
 Greece 10 8 1 1 12 4 +8 25
 Slovakia 10 3 4 3 11 10 +1 13
 Lithuania 10 3 2 5 9 11 −2 11
 Latvia 10 2 2 6 10 20 −10 8
 Liechtenstein 10 0 2 8 4 25 −21 2
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Slovakia
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–1 4–1 4–1 3–0 0–1
Greece  0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
Latvia  0–5 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2
Liechtenstein  1–8 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1
Lithuania  0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1
Slovakia  1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1


Recent and forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition City Opponent Result Scorers
5 March 2014 Friendly Republic of Macedonia Skopje  Macedonia 1–2 OG
29 May 2014 2014 Baltic Cup Latvia Liepāja  Estonia 0–0 (4–2p)
31 May 2014 2014 Baltic Cup Latvia Liepāja  Lithuania 1–0 Nauris Bulvītis
3 September 2014 Friendly Latvia Rīga  Armenia 2–0 Valērijs Šabala 2x
9 September 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Kazakhstan Astana  Kazakhstan 0–0
10 October 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Latvia Rīga  Iceland 0–3
13 October 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Latvia Rīga  Turkey 1–1 Valērijs Šabala (p)
16 November 2014 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Netherlands Amsterdam  Netherlands 0–6
28 March 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Czech Republic Prague  Czech Republic 1–1 Aleksejs Višņakovs
31 March 2015 Friendly Ukraine Lviv  Ukraine 1–1 Vitālijs Maksimenko
12 June 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Latvia Rīga  Netherlands
3 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Turkey  Turkey
6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Latvia  Czech Republic
10 October 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Iceland  Iceland
13 October 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification Latvia  Kazakhstan

Players[edit]

Vitālijs Astafjevs has played for Latvia more than anyone else, with 167 caps from 1992 to 2010.[15] He also holds the European record for more than 5 years for most matches played for the national team since autumn 2009.[16] Astafjevs has netted 16 times.[16] Aleksandrs Koļinko is the most capped active player for Latvia with 94 appearances, as of March, 2015.[16] Māris Verpakovskis is the nation's top goalscorer with 29 goals.[16] Other high scorers include Ēriks Pētersons with 21 goals scored in the 1930s and Marians Pahars and Juris Laizāns, who both have scored 15 goals each for Latvia.[16]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Czech Republic held on 28 March 2015 and friendly match against Ukraine held on 31 March 2015.
Caps and goals are correct as 31 March 2015, after the game against Ukraine.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Aleksandrs Koļinko (1975-06-18) 18 June 1975 (age 39) 94 0 Russia Baltika Kaliningrad
1 1GK Andris Vaņins (1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 34) 64 0 Switzerland Sion
23 1GK Pāvels Šteinbors (1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 29) 0 0 Poland Górnik Zabrze
13 2DF Kaspars Gorkšs (Captain) (1981-11-06) 6 November 1981 (age 33) 68 5 Greece Ergotelis Heraklion
3 2DF Nauris Bulvītis (1987-03-15) 15 March 1987 (age 28) 19 2 Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala
6 2DF Vladislavs Gabovs (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 27) 15 0 Russia Sokol Saratov
2 2DF Vitālijs Maksimenko (1990-12-08) 8 December 1990 (age 24) 14 1 Netherlands VVV-Venlo
4 2DF Kaspars Dubra (1990-12-20) 20 December 1990 (age 24) 7 0 Belarus BATE Borisov
20 2DF Antons Kurakins (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 25) 6 0 Latvia Ventspils
21 2DF Gints Freimanis (1985-05-09) 9 May 1985 (age 29) 4 0 Latvia Jelgava
19 2DF Vitālijs Jagodinskis (1992-02-28) 28 February 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Ukraine Hoverla Uzhhorod
8 3MF Aleksejs Višņakovs (1984-02-03) 3 February 1984 (age 31) 58 8 Latvia Skonto Rīga
9 3MF Jurijs Žigajevs (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 29) 35 2 Latvia Ventspils
18 3MF Aleksandrs Fertovs (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 27) 34 0 Poland Korona Kielce
5 3MF Oļegs Laizāns (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987 (age 28) 25 0 Russia Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
17 3MF Artūrs Zjuzins (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 23) 21 2 Russia Baltika Kaliningrad
14 3MF Andrejs Kovaļovs (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 26) 10 0 Moldova Dacia Chișinău
22 3MF Alans Siņeļņikovs (1990-05-14) 14 May 1990 (age 24) 10 0 Latvia Ventspils
16 3MF Igors Tarasovs (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 26) 6 0 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok
7 3MF Jānis Ikaunieks (1995-02-16) 16 February 1995 (age 20) 3 0 France Metz
10 4FW Valērijs Šabala (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 20) 17 6 Czech Republic Baumit Jablonec
11 4FW Eduards Višņakovs (1990-05-10) 10 May 1990 (age 24) 10 0 Poland Ruch Chorzów
15 4FW Deniss Rakels (1992-08-20) 20 August 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Poland Cracovia Kraków

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last twelve months. Retired players not included.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kaspars Ikstens (1988-06-05) 5 June 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Latvia Jelgava v.  Netherlands, 16 November 2014
DF Oļegs Timofejevs (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Latvia Skonto Rīga v.  Netherlands, 16 November 2014
MF Aleksandrs Cauņa (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 27) 41 11 Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Netherlands, 16 November 2014
MF Viktors Morozs (1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 34) 24 0 Latvia Skonto Rīga v.  Turkey, 13 October 2014
MF Ritvars Rugins (1989-10-17) 17 October 1989 (age 25) 24 0 Latvia Ventspils v.  Turkey, 13 October 2014
MF Artis Lazdiņš (1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 28) 21 0 Latvia Jelgava v.  Kazakhstan, 9 September 2014
MF Visvaldis Ignatāns (1991-08-03) 3 August 1991 (age 23) 1 0 Latvia Ventspils v.  Lithuania, 31 May 2014
FW Artjoms Rudņevs (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 27) 31 1 Germany Hamburger SV v.  Netherlands, 16 November 2014
FW Edgars Gauračs (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 27) 20 5 Switzerland Aarau v.  Lithuania, 31 May 2014

Most capped players[edit]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1. Vitālijs Astafjevs 1992–2010 167 16
2. Andrejs Rubins 1998–2011 117 10
3. Juris Laizāns 1998–2013 113 15
4. Imants Bleidelis 1995–2007 106 10
5. Mihails Zemļinskis 1992–2005 105 12
6. Māris Verpakovskis 1999–2014 104 29
7. Igors Stepanovs 1995–2011 100 4
8. Aleksandrs Koļinko 1997–present 94 0
9. Andrejs Štolcers 1994–2005 81 7
10. Marians Pahars 1996–2007 75 15
11. Vīts Rimkus 1995–2008 73 11
12. Oļegs Blagonadeždins 1992–2004 70 2
13. Valērijs Ivanovs 1992-2001 68 1
Dzintars Zirnis 1997–2010 68 0
Kaspars Gorkšs 2005–present 68 5
16. Oskars Kļava 2005–2013 65 1
17. Andris Vaņins 2000–present 64 0
18. Ēriks Pētersons 1929–1939 63 24
19. Deniss Ivanovs 2003–2013 60 2
20. Aleksandrs Isakovs 1997–2005 59 0
21. Aleksejs Višņakovs 2004–present 58 8
22. Valentīns Lobaņovs 1994–2005 57 1
23. Jānis Lidmanis 1931–1940 55 2
Artūrs Zakreševskis 1995–2007 55 1
25. Alberts Šeibelis 1925–1939 54 14
Players in bold are still active.

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Career Goals (Caps)
1. Māris Verpakovskis 1999–2014 29 (104)
2. Ēriks Pētersons 1929–1939 24 (63)
3. Vitālijs Astafjevs 1992–2010 16 (167)
4. Marians Pahars 1996–2007 15 (75)
Juris Laizāns 1998–2013 15 (113)
6. Alberts Šeibelis 1925–1939 14 (54)
7. Iļja Vestermans 1935–1938 13 (23)
8. Mihails Zemļinskis 1992–2005 12 (105)
9. Aleksandrs Cauņa 2007–present 11 (41)
Vīts Rimkus 1995–2008 11 (73)
11. Arnolds Tauriņš 1925–1935 10 (39)
Imants Bleidelis 1995–2007 10 (106)
Andrejs Rubins 1998–2011 10 (117)
14. Ādolfs Sīmanis 1932–1940 9 (9)
Voldemārs Plade 1923–1929 9 (16)
Aleksandrs Vanags 1937-1940 9 (18)
Arkādijs Pavlovs 1924–1933 9 (37)
Ģirts Karlsons 2003–2011 9 (49)
19. Vaclavs Borduško 1934–1939 8 (25)
Aleksejs Višņakovs 2004–present 8 (58)
Players in bold are still active.

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Competition Against Home/Away Result Date
, Voldemārs ŽinsVoldemārs Žins International Friendly Lithuania Lithuania Home 6–3 27 July 1927
, Voldemārs PladeVoldemārs Plade 1929 Baltic Cup Lithuania Lithuania Home 3–1 14 August 1929
, Ēriks PētersonsĒriks Pētersons 1930 Baltic Cup Lithuania Lithuania Away 3–3 17 August 1930
, Ēriks PētersonsĒriks Pētersons 4 International Friendly Lithuania Lithuania Home 5–2 30 June 1931
, Ēriks PētersonsĒriks Pētersons International Friendly Lithuania Lithuania Home 6–2 12 June 1933
, Hugo VītolsHugo Vītols International Friendly Lithuania Lithuania Home 6–1 30 May 1935
, Fricis KaņepsFricis Kaņeps 1938 FIFA World Cup qualification Lithuania Lithuania Home 4–2 29 July 1937
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean Sheets[edit]

Rank Player Games
1 Aleksandrs Koļinko 21
2 Andris Vaņins 17
3 Oļegs Karavajevs 13
4 Raimonds Laizāns 12
5 Arvīds Jurgens 5
Jānis Bebris 5
7 Jānis Kļaviņš 4
8 Andrejs Piedels 2
9 Harijs Lazdiņš 1
Andrejs Pavlovs 1

Managers[edit]

Manager Latvia career
Latvia Juris Rēdlihs 1924–1924
Austria Willy Malousek 1924–1924
Latvia Valters Vilsons 1925–1925
Hungary Ferenc Molnár 1926–1927
Austria Karl Kurz 1927–1927
Latvia Juris Rēdlihs 1930–1931
Latvia Jānis Lapiņš 1932–1932
Hungary Ferenc Voggenhuber 1935–1935
Austria/Nazi Germany Rudolf Stanzel 1936–1939
Latvia Kārlis Upenieks 1940–1940
Latvia Jānis Gilis 1992–1997
Georgia (country) Revaz Dzodzuashvili 1998–1999
England Gary Johnson 1999–2001
Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs 2001–2004
Latvia Jurijs Andrejevs 2004–2007
Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs 2007–2013
Latvia Marians Pahars 2013–present

Progression of Latvia association football caps record[edit]

This is a progressive list of association footballers who have held or co-held the record for international caps for the Latvia national football team. For the early decades, counts of caps were often considered unreliable. RSSSF and IFFHS have spent much effort trying to produce definitive lists of full international matches, and corresponding data on players' international caps and goals. Using this data, the following records can be retrospectively produced. Note that, at the time, these records may not have been recognised.

Latvia record[edit]

Player Cap Date Opponent Score Notes
Kārlis Ašmanis
Kārlis Bone
Arvīds Bārda
Edvīns Bārda
Česlavs Stančiks
2 1923-07-24  Estonia 1–1
Kārlis Ašmanis
Kārlis Bone
Arvīds Bārda
Edvīns Bārda
Česlavs Stančiks
3 1924-05-27  France 0–7 1924 Olympic Games
Kārlis Ašmanis
Kārlis Bone
Arvīds Bārda
Edvīns Bārda
Česlavs Stančiks
4 1924-06-22  Turkey 1–3
Kārlis Ašmanis
Arvīds Bārda
Edvīns Bārda
Česlavs Stančiks
5 1924-08-14  Finland 0–2
Kārlis Ašmanis
Arvīds Bārda
Česlavs Stančiks
6 1924-08-16  Lithuania 4–2
Kārlis Ašmanis
Arvīds Bārda
Česlavs Stančiks
7 1924-10-18  Estonia 2–0
Česlavs Stančiks 8 1925-08-09  Finland 1–3
Česlavs Stančiks 9 1925-08-26  Estonia 2–2
Česlavs Stančiks 10 1925-09-20  Lithuania 2–2
Česlavs Stančiks 11 1926-07-20  Sweden 4–1
Česlavs Stančiks 12 1926-08-12  Finland 1–4
Česlavs Stančiks 13 1926-08-21  Lithuania 3–2
Česlavs Stančiks 14 1926-09-19  Estonia 0–1
Česlavs Stančiks 15 1927-05-29  Sweden 0–12
Česlavs Stančiks 16 1927-06-16  Estonia 1–4
Česlavs Stančiks 17 1927-09-11  Finland 1–3
Arvīds Jurgens 17 1928-07-06  Sweden 0–4
Arvīds Jurgens 18 1928-07-25  Lithuania 3–0
Arvīds Jurgens 19 1928-07-27  Estonia 1–0
Arvīds Jurgens 20 1928-08-19  Finland 2–1
Arvīds Jurgens 21 1928-09-01  Lithuania 1–1
Arkādijs Pavlovs 21 1929-08-16  Estonia 2–2
Voldemārs Grāvelis 21 1929-09-15  Finland 1–3
Voldemārs Grāvelis
Arkādijs Pavlovs
22 1929-09-18  Estonia 1–4
Voldemārs Grāvelis 23 1930-06-27  Estonia 1–1
Voldemārs Grāvelis 24 1930-07-22  Sweden 0–5
Voldemārs Grāvelis 25 1930-08-04  Finland 3–0
Voldemārs Grāvelis 26 1930-08-16  Estonia 3–2
Voldemārs Grāvelis 27 1930-08-17  Lithuania 3–3
Voldemārs Grāvelis 28 1930-10-26  Poland 0–6
Voldemārs Grāvelis 29 1931-05-28  Estonia 0–1
Voldemārs Grāvelis 30 1931-06-30  Lithuania 5–2
Voldemārs Grāvelis 31 1931-07-05  Poland 0–5
Voldemārs Grāvelis 32 1931-07-26  Sweden 0–6
Voldemārs Grāvelis 33 1931-08-19  Finland 0–4
Voldemārs Grāvelis 34 1931-08-31  Lithuania 1–0
Voldemārs Grāvelis 35 1931-09-01  Estonia 1–3
Voldemārs Grāvelis 36 1931-09-27  Estonia 2–1
Voldemārs Grāvelis 37 1932-06-01  Estonia 0–3
Arkādijs Pavlovs 37 1933-09-04  Lithuania 2–2
Alberts Šeibelis 37 1934-06-10  Lithuania 0–2
Alberts Šeibelis 38 1934-08-14  Finland 1–1
Alberts Šeibelis 39 1934-09-09  Lithuania 1–3
Alberts Šeibelis 40 1934-09-23  Sweden 1–3
Alberts Šeibelis 41 1934-10-14  Poland 2–6
Alberts Šeibelis 42 1935-05-30  Lithuania 6–1
Alberts Šeibelis 43 1935-09-15  Poland 3–3
Alberts Šeibelis 44 1935-10-13  Germany 0–3
Alberts Šeibelis 45 1936-05-28  Estonia 4–3
Alberts Šeibelis 46 1936-06-14  Lithuania 5–1
Alberts Šeibelis 47 1936-08-29  Lithuania 2–1
Alberts Šeibelis 48 1936-08-31  Estonia 2–1
Alberts Šeibelis 49 1936-09-06  Poland 3–3
Alberts Šeibelis 50 1937-06-25  Germany 1–3
Ēriks Pētersons 50 1937-10-05  Austria 1–2
Ēriks Pētersons 51 1937-10-10  Poland 1–2
Ēriks Pētersons 52 1938-05-17  Lithuania 2–0
Ēriks Pētersons 53 1938-06-10  Sweden 3–3
Ēriks Pētersons 54 1938-06-27  Hungary 3–0
Ēriks Pētersons 55 1938-07-20  Estonia 2–0
Ēriks Pētersons 56 1938-08-28  Czechoslovakia 2–1
Ēriks Pētersons 57 1938-09-04  Lithuania 1–1
Ēriks Pētersons 58 1938-09-05  Estonia 1–1
Ēriks Pētersons 59 1938-09-25  Poland 2–1
Ēriks Pētersons 60 1939-05-18  Romania 0–4
Ēriks Pētersons 61 1939-05-24  Bulgaria 0–3
Ēriks Pētersons 62 1939-07-27  Estonia 3–3
Ēriks Pētersons 63 1939-09-24  Finland 3–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 63 1999-10-09  Norway 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 64 2000-02-02  Romania 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 65 2000-04-26  Lithuania 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 66 2000-06-03  Finland 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 67 2000-08-16  Belarus 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 68 2000-09-02  Scotland 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 69 2000-10-07  Belgium 0–4
Vitālijs Astafjevs 70 2000-11-15  San Marino 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 71 2001-02-28  Liechtenstein 2–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 72 2001-03-24  Croatia 1–4
Vitālijs Astafjevs 73 2001-04-25  San Marino 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 74 2001-06-02  Belgium 1–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 75 2001-06-06  Croatia 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 76 2001-07-03  Estonia 3–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 77 2001-07-05  Lithuania 4–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 78 2001-08-15  Ukraine 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 79 2001-10-06  Scotland 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 80 2001-11-14  Russia 1–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 81 2002-03-27  Luxembourg 3–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 82 2002-04-17  Kazakhstan 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 83 2002-05-22  Finland 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 84 2002-06-06  Azerbaijan 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 85 2002-08-21  Belarus 2–4
Vitālijs Astafjevs 86 2002-09-07  Sweden 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 87 2002-10-12  Poland 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 88 2002-11-20  San Marino 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 89 2003-02-12  Lithuania 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 90 2003-04-02  Ukraine 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 91 2003-06-07  Hungary 1–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 92 2003-07-04  Lithuania 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 93 2003-07-05  Estonia 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 94 2003-08-20  Uzbekistan 0–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 95 2003-09-10  Hungary 3–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 96 2003-10-11  Sweden 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 97 2003-11-15  Turkey 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 98 2003-11-19  Turkey 2–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 99 2004-02-18  Kazakhstan 3–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 100 2004-03-31  Slovenia 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 101 2004-04-28  Iceland 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 102 2004-06-06  Azerbaijan 2–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 103 2004-06-15  Czech Republic 1–2 UEFA Euro 2004
Vitālijs Astafjevs 104 2004-06-19  Germany 0–0 UEFA Euro 2004
Vitālijs Astafjevs 105 2004-06-23  Netherlands 0–3 UEFA Euro 2004
Vitālijs Astafjevs 106 2004-09-04  Portugal 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 107 2004-09-08  Luxembourg 4–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 108 2004-10-09  Slovakia 1–4
Vitālijs Astafjevs 109 2004-10-13  Estonia 2–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 110 2004-11-17  Liechtenstein 3–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 111 2005-02-08  Finland 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 112 2005-03-30  Luxembourg 4–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 113 2005-06-04  Russia 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 114 2005-06-08  Liechtenstein 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 115 2005-08-17  Russia 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 116 2005-09-03  Estonia 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 117 2005-09-07  Slovakia 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 118 2005-10-08  Japan 2–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 119 2005-10-12  Portugal 0–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 120 2005-11-12  Belarus 1–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 121 2005-12-24  Thailand 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 122 2005-12-26  North Korea 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 123 2005-12-28  Oman 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 124 2005-12-30  North Korea 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 125 2006-05-28  United States 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 126 2006-08-16  Russia 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 127 2006-09-02  Sweden 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 128 2006-10-07  Iceland 4–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 129 2006-10-11  Northern Ireland 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 130 2007-02-06  Bulgaria 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 131 2007-02-07  Hungary 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 132 2007-06-02  Spain 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 133 2007-06-06  Denmark 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 134 2007-08-22  Moldova 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 135 2007-09-08  Northern Ireland 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 136 2007-09-12  Spain 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 137 2007-10-13  Iceland 4–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 138 2007-10-17  Denmark 1–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 139 2007-11-17  Liechtenstein 4–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 140 2007-11-21  Sweden 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 141 2008-02-06  Georgia 3–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 142 2008-03-26  Andorra 3–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 143 2008-05-30  Estonia 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 144 2008-06-01  Lithuania 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 145 2008-08-20  Romania 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 146 2008-09-06  Moldova 2–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 147 2008-09-10  Greece 0–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 148 2008-10-11   Switzerland 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 149 2008-10-15  Israel 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 150 2008-11-12  Estonia 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 151 2009-02-11  Armenia 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 152 2009-03-28  Luxembourg 4–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 153 2009-04-01  Luxembourg 2–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 154 2009-08-12  Bulgaria 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 155 2009-09-05  Israel 1–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 156 2009-09-09   Switzerland 2–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 157 2009-10-14  Moldova 3–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 158 2009-11-14  Honduras 1–2
Vitālijs Astafjevs 159 2010-03-03  Angola 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 160 2010-06-05  Ghana 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 161 2010-06-18  Lithuania 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 162 2010-06-19  Estonia 0–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 163 2010-09-03  Croatia 0–3
Vitālijs Astafjevs 164 2010-09-07  Malta 2–0
Vitālijs Astafjevs 165 2010-10-08  Greece 0–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 166 2010-10-12  Georgia 1–1
Vitālijs Astafjevs 167 2010-11-17  China PR 0–1

Latvia goalscoring record[edit]

Player Goals Date Opponent Score Notes
Edvīns Bārda 1 1922-09-24  Estonia 1–1
Arvīds Bārda 1 1923-07-24  Estonia 1–1
Edvīns Bārda 2 1924-06-22  Turkey 1–3
Arvīds Bārda 2 1924-08-16  Lithuania 4–2
Aleksandrs Ābrams 2 1924-10-18  Estonia 2–0
Edvīns Bārda 3 1924-10-18  Estonia 2–0
Arnolds Tauriņš 3 1925-08-26  Estonia 2–2
Edvīns Bārda 4 1925-09-20  Lithuania 2–2
Edvīns Bārda 5 1925-09-20  Lithuania 2–2
Voldemārs Plade 5 1927-09-25  Estonia 4–1
Arnolds Tauriņš 5 1928-07-27  Estonia 1–0
Arkādijs Pavlovs 5 1928-08-19  Finland 2–1
Arkādijs Pavlovs 6 1928-08-19  Finland 2–1
Voldemārs Plade 6 1928-09-23  Estonia 1–1
Voldemārs Plade 7 1929-08-14  Lithuania 3–1
Voldemārs Plade 8 1929-08-14  Lithuania 3–1
Voldemārs Plade 9 1929-08-14  Lithuania 3–1
Ēriks Pētersons 9 1931-06-30  Lithuania 5–2
Ēriks Pētersons 10 1931-06-30  Lithuania 5–2
Ēriks Pētersons 11 1931-08-31  Lithuania 1–0
Ēriks Pētersons 12 1932-07-24  Lithuania 2–1
Ēriks Pētersons 13 1932-08-28  Lithuania 4–1
Ēriks Pētersons 14 1933-05-28  Estonia 2–0
Ēriks Pētersons 15 1933-06-12  Lithuania 6–2
Ēriks Pētersons 16 1933-06-12  Lithuania 6–2
Ēriks Pētersons 17 1933-06-12  Lithuania 6–2
Ēriks Pētersons 18 1933-07-04  Sweden 1–1
Ēriks Pētersons 19 1933-09-04  Lithuania 2–2
Ēriks Pētersons 20 1933-09-04  Lithuania 2–2
Ēriks Pētersons 21 1935-08-22  Estonia 1–1
Ēriks Pētersons 22 1935-09-08  Lithuania 2–2
Ēriks Pētersons 23 1935-09-15  Poland 3–3
Ēriks Pētersons 24 1936-09-06  Poland 3–3
Māris Verpakovskis 24 2009-04-01  Luxembourg 2–0
Māris Verpakovskis 25 2009-10-10  Greece 2–5
Māris Verpakovskis 26 2009-10-10  Greece 2–5
Māris Verpakovskis 27 2010-09-07  Malta 2–0
Māris Verpakovskis 28 2011-02-09  Bolivia 2–1
Māris Verpakovskis 29 2012-10-12  Slovakia 1–2

Kit suppliers[edit]

Since 2002, Latvia's kits have been supplied by Adidas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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