Artūrs Karašausks

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Artūrs Karašausks
Personal information
Full name Artūrs Karašausks
Date of birth (1992-01-29) 29 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Riga, Latvia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Skonto Riga
Youth career
JFC Skonto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 JFK Olimps/RFS 18 (10)
2010– Skonto Riga 51 (26)
2010 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (loan) 0 (0)
2012 FB Gulbene (loan) 15 (1)
2014 Rubin Kazan (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008-2009 Latvia U-17 3 (2)
2009-2011 Latvia U-19 6 (2)
2011-2013 Latvia U-21 14 (3)
2010- Latvia 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 September 2014.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2014

Artūrs Karašausks (born 29 January 1992 in Riga) is a Latvian footballer, who plays for Skonto Riga in the Latvian Higher League.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

As a youth player Karašausks was a member of the JFC Skonto academy. He was signed by the Latvian Higher League club JFK Olimps/RFS in January 2009, making his top flight debut at the age of 17. He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 league draw against SK Blāzma on 11 June 2009, being just 17 years, 4 months and 17 days old. In less than a month after Karašausks managed to score his first ever hat-trick in a 7-0 league victory over Rīgas Futbola skola.[1] All in all he scored 10 goals in 18 league appearances and was named Young Player of the Year, receiving the Ilmārs Liepiņš prize at the end of the season.[2] Olimps/RFS finished fifth in the league table, which is, to date, the best result in the club's history.

Skonto Riga[edit]

In January 2010 Karašausks went on trial with Skonto Riga and became one of five Olimps/RFS players to be signed by the club and the newly appointed manager Aleksandrs Starkovs.[3] He managed to score 7 goals in his first 4 appearances and was named the league's best player in April.[4] All in all Karašausks scored 8 goals in 12 league matches, helping Skonto become the Latvian Higher League champions for the first time since 2004.[5] In July he went on trial with the Ukrainian Premier League club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and joined the club on loan until the end of the year in August 2010.[6] In January 2011 Karašausks returned to Skonto, having appeared in 9 matches of the Dnipro reserve team and scored 2 goals. The 2011 season saw Karašausks score 2 goals in 15 league matches. Due to injuries and conflicting with the club's board, Karašausks did not appear in a single match of the 2012 Latvian Higher League until August, when he was given out on loan to FB Gulbene.[7] During the loan spell Karašausks participated in 15 matches and scored 1 goal.

In January 2013 he returned to Skonto and after the managerial change regained a place in the starting eleven under Tamaz Pertia. Karašausks scored 16 goals in 24 matches, becoming the top scorer of the league and helping Skonto finish the season as the runner-ups.[8] On 18 July, 2013 he scored his first goal in the UEFA Europa League, helping Skonto beat the Czech club Slovan Liberec 2-1 at home.[9] At the end of the season Karašausks was included in the and Sporta Avīze teams of the tournament. In January 2014 he was invited to join the Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow on trial, but, eventually, did not stay with the club.[10] In February he was loaned to another Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan until the end of the season.[11] In June 2014, after his loan spell ended, Karašausks became a free agent. He rejoined Skonto for the 2015 season, scoring in the club's Europa league game versus St Patrick's Athletic F.C.

International career[edit]

Karašausks was a member of Latvia U-17, Latvia U-19 and Latvia U-21 football teams. He was firstly called up to the senior side for a friendly match against Ghana on 5 June 2010, making his debut then, coming on as a substitution in the 59th minute and replacing Artjoms Rudņevs.[12] He became Latvia's first player, born after regaining independence in 1990, to play for the national team. Karašausks returned to the national team on 7 September 2013, when he was called up for the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying match against Greece to fill in for the suspended Artjoms Rudņevs and Valērijs Šabala.[13] On 19 November 2013 Karašauks, alongside five other players, was banned from the Latvia U-21 team due to disciplinary infringement after the victory over Liechtenstein on 15 November 2013.[14]


Skonto Riga[edit]


  • Best youth player of Latvian Higher League
    • 2009
  • Latvian Higher League top scorer (16 goals)
    • 2013

Personal life[edit]

Karašausks' father Jurijs Karašausks is a former footballer, who played 6 international matches for Latvia from 1995 to 1998.[15] According to, Karašausks' hobby is playing tennis.[16]


  1. ^ "Artūrs Karašausks". Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija: 2009. gada laureāti". Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Skonto zelta jaunatne". Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Virslīgas labākais futbolists aprīlī - Karašausks". 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  5. ^ "«Skonto» futbolisti - 2010. gada Virslīgas čempioni". 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  6. ^ "PR: Artūrs Karašausks izīrēts Dņepropetrovskas „Dņipro”". Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Futbola virslīgas izredzes un cerības". Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  8. ^ ""Ventspils" uzvar Rīgā un kļūst par Latvijas čempioni". 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  9. ^ "Skonto spēlē teicami, gūst skaistus vārtus un pieveic Slovan". 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  10. ^ "Karašausks pārbaudās Krievijas čempionē CSKA, Bulvītis - Šveicē". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  11. ^ "Karašausks izīrēts Kazaņas "Rubin"". 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  12. ^ "Starkovs nosauc 18 valstsvienības futbolistus pārbaudes spēlei ar Ganu". 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  13. ^ "Pahars izsauc Virslīgas labāko snaiperi Karašausku". 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  14. ^ "Rakels un Karašausks par režīma pārkāpumiem atskaitīti no U-21". 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  15. ^ Jurijs Karašausks at
  16. ^ "Artūrs Karašausks". Retrieved 2014-09-05. 

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