2002 Latvian Higher League

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The 2002 season in the Latvian Higher League, named Virslīga, was the twelfth domestic competition since the Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union on 6 September 1991. Eight teams competed in this edition, with Skonto FC claiming the title.

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Skonto FC 28 23 4 1 95 19 +76 73
2 FK Ventspils 28 22 5 1 77 20 +57 71
3 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 28 15 6 7 56 31 +25 51
4 Dinaburg FC 28 12 4 12 37 35 +2 40
5 FK Valmiera 28 6 6 16 26 54 −28 24
6 PFK Daugava 28 6 5 17 29 60 −31 23
7 FK Rīga 28 6 2 20 24 75 −51 20
8 FK Auda/Alberts Rīga 28 5 2 21 23 73 −50 17

Match table[edit]

Home \ Away SKO VEN MET DIN VAL PFK RĪG AUD
Skonto 2–3 2-0
2-2 1-1
3–0 2-2
1-0 3-1
1–1 2-1
4-0 3-1
3–0 4-0
4-0 6-2
5–0 5-1
6-0 4-0
2–0 3-0
2-0 6-1
3–1 6-0
3-0 7-2
Ventspils 3–2 0-2
2-2 1-1
1–0 4-0
1-1 1-1
2–1 2-0
3-1 1-1
3–1 1-0
3-0 3-1
2–0 2-1
5-0 2-0
4–0 6-1
4-0 8-2
3–1 3-1
3-0 4-0
Liepājas Metalurgs 0–3 2-2
0-1 1-3
0–1 0-4
1-1 1-1
1–0 0-1
3-1 1-3
2–0 0-0
3-0 1-0
4–0 1-0
4-4 2-1
3–0 5-1
2-0 4-2
1–0 4-0
6-0 4-0
Dinaburg 1–1 1-2
0-4 1-3
1–2 0-2
1-3 1-1
0–1 1-0
1-3 3-1
2–0 2-1
0-0 1-0
3–2 1-0
1-1 2-0
5–0 2-0
2-1 0-1
1–0 1-2
4-2 0-1
Valmiera 0–3 0-4
0-4 2-6
1–3 0-1
0-3 1-3
2–2 0-0
0-3 0-1
0–2 1-2
0-0 0-1
0–2 0-0
1-2 3-2
4–1 1-1
0-3 2-1
2–0 1-1
3-1 1-3
PFK Daugava 0–5 1-5
0-6 0-4
0–2 1-2
0-5 0-2
0–4 0-1
4-4 1-2
2–3 0-1
1-1 0-2
2–0 0-0
2-1 1-3
0–1 1-0
6-1 0-0
0–3 0-0
3-1 3-1
Rīga 0–2 0-3
0-2 1-6
0–4 1-6
0-4 2-8
0–3 1-5
0-2 2-4
0–5 0-2
1-2 1-0
1–4 1-1
3-0 1-2
1–0 0-1
1-6 0-0
0–2 1-0
2-1 4-0
Auda 1–3 0-6
0-3 2-7
1–3 1-3
0-3 0-4
0–1 0-4
0-6 0-4
0–1 2-1
2-4 1-0
0–2 1-1
1-3 3-1
3–0 0-0
1-3 1-3
2–0 0-1
1-2 0-4

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Name Team Goals
1  Mihails Miholaps (LAT) Skonto FC 23
2  Aleksandr Katasonov (RUS) FK Liepājas Metalurgs 18
3  Vīts Rimkus (LAT) FK Ventspils 17
4  Jurijs Molotkovs (LAT) Dinaburg FC 16
5  Yevgeniy Landyrev (RUS) FK Ventspils 15
6  Andrejs Butriks (LAT) FK Ventspils 14
-  Kristaps Grebis (LAT) FK Liepājas Metalurgs 14
8  Viktors Dobrecovs (LAT) FK Liepājas Metalurgs 12
9  Vladimirs Koļesņičenko (LAT) Skonto FC 11

Awards[edit]

Best Name Team
Goalkeeper  Andrejs Piedels (LAT) Skonto FC
Defender  Mihails Zemļinskis (LAT) Skonto FC
Midfielder  Orestas Buitkus (LTU) Skonto FC
Forward  Māris Verpakovskis (LAT) Skonto FC

References[edit]