FB Gulbene

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FB Gulbene
FB Gulbene Logo.svg
Full name Futbola biedrība "Gulbene" (Football Society "Gulbene")
Founded 2005
Ground Gulbenes Sporta Centrs, Gulbene
Ground Capacity 1500
Chairman Romāns Lajuks
Manager Igors Korabļovs
League Higher League
2014 1st (First League champions, promoted)

FB Gulbene (formerly "FB Gulbene-2005") is a Latvian football club based in Gulbene. The club plays its home matches at the Gulbenes Sporta Centrs stadium with capacity of 1,500 people. They were promoted to the Latvian Higher League for the 2015 season. However, on 3 June 2015, they were expelled from the top league and their results expunged on suspicion of match-fixing.[1]


FB Gulbene were founded on May 24, 2005 as "FB Gulbene-2005".[2] The club started its participation in the Latvian Second League in 2007, finishing in the 4th place. In 2008 FB Gulbene-2005 played in the Latvian First League and finished in the 14th place at the end of the season. The 2009 season was yet again spent in the Second League that is the third tier of Latvian football. The club finished in the 4th place, being promoted to the First League. In 2010 ambitions got higher as Romāns Lajuks became the president of the team. Several players with Latvian Higher League experience were invited to join, and not surprisingly the team won the Latvian First League that year, being promoted to the Latvian Higher League.[3]

In 2011, before the start of the season, the club's name was changed to its current version FB Gulbene. For the past few years FB Gulbene have actively co-worked with several Japanese football academies, giving their players a chance to play in Europe. Club's ex-president Romāns Lajuks was familiar with the Embassy of Japan Deputy Head of Mission Mr.Takeshi.[4] In 2011 the club finished the Latvian Higher League championship in the 7th place. Finishing the 2012 season in the 10th place they were automatically relegated from the Latvian Higher League.[5]



Name Period
Latvia Gatis Rikveilis 2005–2009
Latvia Mihails Koņevs 2010–2012
Latvia Igors Korabļovs 2013 – ...

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Division Position/Teams Latvian Football Cup Notes
2007 3rd (2. līga) 4/11 1st Round
2008 2nd (1. līga) 14/15 Did not participate
2009 3rd (2. līga) 4/11 Did not participate
2010 2nd (1. līga) 1/12 1st Round
2011 1st (Virslīga) 7/9 1/8 finals
2012 1st (Virsliga) 10/10 semi-finals
2013 2nd (1. līga) 2/16 1/4 finals
2014 2nd (1. līga) 1/16 1/4 finals
2015 1st (Virsliga) 8/8 1/8 finals On 3 June 2015, Gulbene were excluded from the top league and their results were expunged after suspicion of match-fixing.[6]


Role Sponsors
General sponsors Latvia Gulbenes Dome
Kit manufacturer Italy Erreà

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Entry for the 2015 Latvian First League season, according to LFF.lv[7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Latvia GK Alberts Nikoļskis
2 Latvia DF Sergejs Tjurikovs
3 Latvia DF Aleksandrs Solovjovs
4 Latvia DF Mihails Beršovs
5 Latvia DF Vladislavs Pavļučenko
6 Latvia MF Dmitrijs Telešs
7 Latvia DF Kirils Jeļkins
8 Latvia MF Jaroslavs Zoricovs
9 Latvia FW Ernests Pilats
10 Latvia FW Viktors Kurma
11 Latvia MF Vladimirs Volkovs
13 Latvia MF Ņikita Pačko
Romania MF Alin Stoica
No. Position Player
14 Latvia DF Aleksandrs Ivanovs
15 Latvia MF Aleksandrs Klimovs
16 Latvia DF Gatis Štrauss
17 Latvia FW Jānis Lapss (captain)
18 Latvia DF Igors Korabļovs
19 Latvia DF Kristaps Soloveiko
20 Latvia MF Kirils Telegins
23 Latvia MF Konstantīns Budilovs
34 Latvia FW Ruslans Ķeirāns
71 Latvia GK Vladislavs Lazarevs
81 Latvia GK Marks Bogdanovs
Finland FW Iidle Elmi


Name, surname Position
Latvia Romāns Lajuks Chairman
Latvia Igors Korabļovs Manager
Latvia Aivars Blauvs Coach
Latvia Liļa Medne Doctor


  1. ^ (in Latvian)'Gulbenes' dublieru komanda varēs turpināt piedalīties Latvijas dublieru čempionātā, Delfi, 4 June 2015, accessed 10 June 2015
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ www.born.lv, BORN. "Latvijas futbola federācija". lff.lv. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "大人のカロリミットはこう飲むと効果的!|カロリミット 効果的な飲み方". fbgulbene.com. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  6. ^ (in Latvian)'Gulbenes' dublieru komanda varēs turpināt piedalīties Latvijas dublieru čempionātā, Delfi, 4 June 2015, accessed 10 June 2015
  7. ^ "Latvijas futbola federācija". lff.lv. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 

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