Dainis Deglis

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Dainis Deglis
Personal information
Full name Dainis Deglis
Date of birth (1959-01-26) 26 January 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Smiltene, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FK Daugava Rīga (member of the board)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 FK Daugava Rīga 58 (1)
1980–1981 FC Dynamo Moscow 0 (0)
1982–1986 FK Daugava Rīga 199 (3)
1987–1988 Zvejnieks Liepāja 77 (2)
1989 FK Daugava Rīga 42 (1)
199? FC KooTeePee
1992 Decemvīri Riga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dainis Deglis (born 26 January 1959 in Smiltene) is a former Latvian football defender, who was called the Latvian rifleman while he played for FK Daugava Rīga. Currently, he is a member of the board and the main shareholder at the Latvian Higher League club FK Daugava Rīga.

Playing career[edit]

Almost his entire senior football career Deglis played for Daugava Rīga, capping more than 350 appearances for the team, quite often being the only Latvian origin player on the field (thus - the Latvian rifleman). Playing with the head was known as his strong side. In 1980-1981 he tried to secure himself a position in FC Dynamo Moscow but after failing to participate in a single match for Dynamo he returned to Riga where under the management of Jānis Skredelis Daugava was climbing out of the hole where it had spent the late Seventies - early Eighties and two years in a row nearly earned a promotion to the top Soviet league.

Just when the results for Daugava were getting worse again Deglis moved to Zvejnieks Liepāja where he spent the 1987-1988 seasons. In 1989 he again was a player of Daugava,[citation needed][1] then for one year he played with FC KooTeePee in Finland.


  1. ^ "Deglis player stats". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2008.