Latvian Second League

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Latvian Second League
Country  Latvia
Founded 1992
Number of teams 50
Levels on pyramid 3
Promotion to Latvian First League
Domestic cup(s) Latvian Cup
Website Latvian Football Federation

The Latvian Second League (Latvian: 2. līga) is the third tier of football in Latvia and is organised by the Latvian Football Federation.

Format[edit]

Regional qualification round[edit]

There are around 50 clubs in the Second League. There are 7 regions (Rīga, Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Latgale, Zemgale, Ziemeļaustrumi (North-East) and Daugavpils) and teams have to play home and away games against their regional opponents. From each region 2 teams can advance to the final round. The regional qualification round is played from May to October.

Final round[edit]

The two best teams from each region compete in the final round and there are knockout games played. To get promotion to the 1.līga teams need to make it to the final.

Past Second League winners[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up
1992 Vārpa-SCO
1993 Lokomotīve
1994 Konvoja pulks
1995 Vecrīga
1996 FK Ozolnieki
1997 Valmiera-2
1998 Zibens Zemessardze
1999 AS Lode
2000 Akora
2001 FC Ditton
2002 FK Balvu Vilki
2003 Skonto/Juniors
2004 Eirobaltija
2005 Miku/UPTK
2006 Olimps FK Ilūkste
2007 FK Spartaks Jēkabpils SC
2008 FK Kauguri-PBLC Preiļu BJSS
2009 RFS/Flaminko FK Ilūkste
2010 SFK Varavīksne OSC/FK-33
2011 Rīnūži/Strong SK Upesciems
2012 Kuldīgas NSS FK Jēkabpils/JSC
2013 RTU Futbola centrs JFK Saldus
2014 FC Caramba FK Staiceles Bebri

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