FK Daugava (2003)

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FK Daugava Rīga
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Full nameFutbola klubs "Daugava" Rīga
  • FK Jūrmala (2003–08)
  • FK Jūrmala-VV (2008–12)
GroundDaugava Stadium
Riga, Latvia
ChairmanIgors Kostins
ManagerArmands Zeiberliņš
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FK Daugava Rīga was a Latvian football club, based at the Daugava Stadium in Riga. They played in the Latvian Higher League. The last manager of the team was Armands Zeiberliņš.

From the club's foundation in 2003 till 2009 the club was known as FK Jūrmala. In 2010, they changed their name to FK Jūrmala-VV, but in March 2012 the club moved to Riga, changing its name to FK Daugava Rīga.[1]


The club was founded in 2003 as FK Jūrmala and its goals included creating a club infrastructure, building a modern stadium in Sloka and popularization of sports among children and youth of Jūrmala all of which they succeeded in doing.

In its first season FK Jūrmala played in the Latvian First League, winning the championship and being promoted to the Latvian Higher League. In its first season Jūrmala finished 5th in the top tier. However, despite the club's board having high ambitions, signing several former Latvian international players, in the following seasons FK Jūrmala could not manage to achieve the top 3 spots in the league table. Even more, in 2007 the team suffered a financial crisis, when some of its top players left the team in mid season.[2]

In the next few seasons, the club's financial resources were limited and the club was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2010. The team was saved and changed its name to FK Jūrmala-VV, adding the letters VV from the name of their sponsors "Vienos Vārtos".[1]

Even though the 2010 season was successful for Jūrmala-VV, financial problems hit yet again in 2011. Results suffered and the team barely managed to avoid relegation. After the end of the season there were discussions on whether the club should continue its existence or not, because Jūrmala city would have three clubs in the top league.[3] Jūrmala City Council did not support this option, so Jūrmala-VV were forced to look for other options.[4] The club also faced the problem of where to base their home-stadium, because of the overload of the Slokas Stadium having to provide a base for three teams – FC Jūrmala, FK Jūrmala-VV itself, and the newly promoted FK Spartaks Jūrmala.

In March 2012, a decision was made to move to Riga and use the Daugava Stadium. Because of changing the location, the club had to change its name too. It was changed to FK Daugava Rīga.[5] The Latvian Football Federation backed this, allowing the club to take the place of Jūrmala-VV in the Latvian Higher League.[6] Daugava finished 9th in the 2012 season, and had to participate in the promotion/relegation play-offs against the Latvian First League runners-up BFC Daugava. Winning 1–0 at home and 3–1 away (4–1 on aggregate) the club managed to secure themselves a place in the next season's championship.[7] In 2013 Daugava Rīga achieved the best result in the history of the club finishing the domestic championship in the top four and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. In their UEFA Europa League debut Daugava Rīga were beaten in the first qualifying round by the Scottish club Aberdeen.[8] The 2014 season saw Daugava finish 7th.

The club folded in 2015.



Winners: 2003
Runners-up: 2010

League and Cup history[edit]

Season League Position Pl W D L Goals P Cup
2003 1. līga 1 27 25 2 0 132‒7 77 1/4 finals
2004 Virslīga 5 28 8 10 10 30‒33 34 1/4 finals
2005 Virslīga 6 28 9 5 14 37‒38 32 1/4 finals
2006 Virslīga 6 28 11 4 13 36‒36 37 1/4 finals
2007 Virslīga 6 28 7 5 16 28‒51 26 1/4 finals
2008 Virslīga 7 30 10 10 10 35‒34 40 Semi-finals
2009 Virslīga 4 32 12 4 16 42‒60 40 Change of format
2010 Virslīga 5 27 8 4 15 30‒45 28 Runners-up
2011 Virslīga 8 32 5 6 21 35‒76 21 Semi-finals
2012 Virslīga 9 36 5 12 19 42–79 27 1/4 finals
2013 Virslīga 4 27 14 6 7 44–21 48 Semi-finals
2014 Virslīga 7 36 13 4 19 48–64 43 1/4 finals

Participation in Baltic League[edit]

Year Position
2009–10 Round of 16
2010–11 Quarter-finals

European Record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Scotland Aberdeen 0–5 0–3 0–8 Symbol delete vote.svg



Latvia Sportland
Latvia LDZ Cargo
Finland Ramirent
Latvia Latvijas Sporta Aģentūra
Latvia SIA Daba VS

Kit manufacturer

United States Nike Inc.

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Entry for the 2014 Latvian Higher League season, according to[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Latvia LVA Roberts Ozols
2 MF Latvia LVA Alekss Regža
3 DF Egypt EGY Nabil Abdelaziz
4 DF Ukraine UKR Oleh Solovych
5 DF Latvia LVA Dāvids Čudars
7 MF Lithuania LTU Mantas Savėnas (captain)
8 DF Latvia LVA Deniss Kačanovs
9 FW Latvia LVA Kristaps Blanks
10 MF Lithuania LTU Aurimas Kučys
11 FW Latvia LVA Ruslans Keirāns
12 DF Lithuania LTU Giedrius Tomkevičius
13 FW Latvia LVA Vitālijs Ziļs
15 FW Senegal SEN Keba Gassama
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Latvia LVA Raivis Vītolnieks
18 MF Latvia LVA Artjoms Šatskihs
19 MF Latvia LVA Gļebs Kļuškins
20 MF Latvia LVA Aleksejs Koļesņikovs
21 DF Latvia LVA Edijs Joksts
23 MF Lithuania LTU Tadas Markevičius
26 DF Senegal SEN Emmanuel Mendy
27 FW Latvia LVA Emīls Knapšis
67 GK Latvia LVA Jānis Krūmiņš
77 DF Latvia LVA Artis Novickis
97 DF Latvia LVA Vitālijs Topčijevs
99 FW Brazil BRA Vitor Flora

For recent squad changes see: List of Latvian football transfers summer 2014 and List of Latvian football transfers winter 2014-15

Reserves squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Latvia LVA Oskars Priedēns
DF Latvia LVA Raivis Šonmanis
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Latvia LVA Rihards Tomingass
FW Latvia LVA Reinis Grabovskis

International players[edit]

  • Latvia Emīls Knapšis (U-19)
  • Latvia Roberts Ozols (U-19)
  • Latvia Raivis Vītolnieks (U-19)
  • Egypt Nabil Abdelaziz (U-20)
  • Latvia Alekss Regža (U-21)

Foreign players[edit]

Non-EU Nationals

  • Senegal Keba Gassama
  • Senegal Emmanuel Mendy
  • Ukraine Oleh Solovych

EU Nationals


Position Name
Owner Latvia Dainis Deglis
Chairman Latvia Igors Kostins
Head of the bureau Latvia Ilmārs Blumbergs
Administrator Latvia Ruslans Vasiļjevs
Manager Latvia Armands Zeiberliņš
Assistant manager Lithuania Arvydas Skrupskis
Assistant manager Latvia Deniss Kačanovs
Doctor Latvia Elīna Ivbule
Physiotherapist Latvia Raivis Bērziņš
Press secretary Latvia Jurģis Marcinkevičs
Media Latvia Kristaps Ozoliņš


Name Period
Latvia Jurijs Popkovs 2003–06
Latvia Vladimirs Babičevs 2007
Russia Oleg Stogov Jan 2007 – July 7
Latvia Gatis Ērglis July 2007 – Dec 07
Latvia Vladimirs Babičevs Jan 23, 2008 – Sept 11
Latvia Jurijs Popkovs Sept 2011–12
Lithuania Virginijus Liubšys Dec 2012 – Dec 13
Lithuania Arvydas Skrupskis Mar 2014 – May 14
Latvia Armands Zeiberliņš May 2014–present


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  3. ^ "Latvijas futbola virslīgā iekļūst Kauguru JPFS/"Spartaks"". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Lapa īslaicīgi nav pieejama". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
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  7. ^ "Lapa īslaicīgi nav pieejama".
  8. ^ "UEL - Matches". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
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