2019 Latvian Higher League

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Latvian Higher League
Season2019
Matches played127
Goals scored336 (2.65 per match)
2018
2020

The 2019 Latvian Higher League is the 28th season of top-tier football in Latvia. The season began on 9 March 2019 and will end on 9 November 2019.[1]

Riga are the defending champions from the previous season.[2]

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2019 Latvian Higher League teams

All eight clubs from the previous season remained in the league with Daugavpils joining the league as champions of 1.Liga.[3]

Club Location Stadium Capacity
BFC Daugavpils Daugavpils Celtnieks Stadium 4,070
FK Jelgava Jelgava Olympic Sports Center of Zemgale 1,560
FK Liepāja Liepāja Daugava Stadium 5,008
FK Metta/LU Riga Hanzas vidusskolas laukums 2,000
Riga FC Riga Skonto Stadium 8,207
FK RFS Riga Stadions Arkādija 1,000
FK Spartaks Jūrmala Jūrmala Slokas Stadium 2,800
FK Valmiera Glass ViA Valmiera J. Daliņa stadions 2,000
FK Ventspils Ventspils Ventspils Olimpiskais Stadions 3,044

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League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Riga 27 19 3 5 51 15 +36 60 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 RFS 29 15 7 7 50 30 +20 52 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Ventspils 29 11 11 7 44 39 +5 44
4 Spartaks Jūrmala 28 12 4 12 44 55 −11 40
5 Valmiera Glass ViA 28 10 8 10 28 29 −1 38
6 Liepāja 28 10 5 13 36 37 −1 35
7 Jelgava 28 8 8 12 29 35 −6 32
8 Daugavpils 28 7 6 15 24 44 −20 27
9 METTA/LU 29 6 6 17 30 52 −22 24 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
Updated to match(es) played on 5 October 2019. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play ranking; 7) Play-off.[5]

Results[edit]

Each club played the other eight clubs home-and-away twice, for a total of 32 matches each.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 16 June 2019[6]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Azerbaijan Vugar Asgarov BFC Daugavpils 7
Russia Tamirlan Dzhamalutdinov METTA/Latvijas Universitāte
Nigeria Tosin Aiyegun Ventspils
4 Austria Tomáš Šimkovič RFS 6
5 Serbia Darko Lemajić Riga 5
Croatia Tin Vukmanić Spartaks Jūrmala
7 Latvia Vitālijs Jagodinskis RFS 4
Slovakia Tomáš Malec RFS
Latvia Aleksejs Višņakovs Riga
Latvia Edgars Gauračs Spartaks Jūrmala
Serbia Nemanja Belaković Spartaks Jūrmala
Canada Richie Ennin Spartaks Jūrmala
Latvia Kaspars Svarups Ventspils

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virsliga". soccerway. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Virsliga". soccerway. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "1.Liga". soccerway. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Virsliga: Venues". scoresway. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Virslīga: Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Latvian First Division - Top scorers". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

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