FK Jelgava

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FK Jelgava
FK Jelgava logo
Full name Futbola Klubs Jelgava
(Football Club Jelgava)
Founded 2004; 13 years ago (2004)
Ground Zemgale Olympic Center
Ground Capacity 1,560
Chairman Māris Peilāns
Manager Ravil Sabitov
League Virsliga
2016 2nd
Website Club website
Current season

FK Jelgava is a Latvian football club that is based in Jelgava. The club plays its home-matches at the Zemgales Olimpiskais Sporta Centrs stadium with capacity of 1,560 people.[1]

Early years[edit]

Until 2004 two Jelgava football clubs FK Viola and RAF Jelgava played in 1. līga. In 2004, it was made decision to merge both clubs into one forming FK Jelgava. FK Jelgava has played since their foundation in 2004 in the 1. līga,[2] but in 2009 after winning the Latvian First League the team had the chance to play their first games in the Virslīga.

On 19 May 2010 FK Jelgava won the Latvian Cup final in Skonto Stadium, beating FK Jūrmala-VV 6:5 in a penalty shoot out after the game had finished 0:0.[3]

On the way to the final, the club beat FK Liepājas Metalurgs in the quarter-finals and Skonto FC in the semi-finals. [4][5] Victory in the Latvian Cup final allowed FK Jelgava to debut in the UEFA Europa League tournament. In the second qualifying round FK Jelgava played Molde FK from Norway. With a score of 2:2 on aggregate, Molde won on away goals.[6][7]

In the 2010 season Jelgava was the only Latvian football club which won a game in European football tournaments (2:1 against Molde).

On 2 September 2010 FK Jelgava played a friendly against Premier League club Blackpool. The match marked the opening of the Olympic Sports Center of Zemgale. The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers and the British Ambassador in Latvia attended the game.[8]

Honours[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup
2004 2nd (1.līga) 11/(14) 26 7 5 14 43 69 26 1/16 finals
2005 2nd (1.līga) 11/(14) 26 8 2 16 43 59 26 1/8 finals
2006 2nd (1.līga) 9/(16) 26 12 6 12 53 49 42 1/8 finals
2007 2nd (1.līga) 5/(16) 30 16 6 8 70 43 54 2nd Round
2008 2nd (1.līga) 4/(15) 28 19 3 6 63 41 60 1/8 finals
2009 2nd (1.līga) 1/(14) 26 19 5 2 57 20 62 Not Held
2010 1st (Virsliga) 6/(10) 27 6 7 14 36 45 25 Winner
2011 1st (Virsliga) 6/(9) 32 13 4 15 47 54 43 1/4 finals
2012 1st (Virsliga) 7/(10) 36 7 10 19 32 56 31 1/2 finals
2013 1st (Virsliga) 8/(10) 27 5 8 14 26 46 23 1/8 finals
2014 1st (Virsliga) 3/(10) 36 20 10 6 57 27 70 Winner
2015 1st (Virsliga) 4/(8) 24 11 8 5 26 18 41 Winner
2016 1st (Virsliga) 2/(8) 28 16 3 9 37 24 51 Winner

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Team Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q Norway Molde FK 2–1 0–1 2–2(a)
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Norway Rosenborg 0–2 0–4 0–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Bulgaria Litex Lovech 1–1 2–2 3–3 (a)
2Q Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 1–0 0–2 1–2
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland Breiðablik 2–2 3–2 5–4
2Q Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 3–0 0–0 3–0
3Q Israel Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–3 1–4
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Hungary Ferencváros 0–1 0–2 0–3

Players and staff[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of July 17, 2017. 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 Kaspars Ikstens
2 Latvia DF Reinis Flaksis
3 Latvia DF Endijs Šlampe
5 Latvia DF Gints Freimanis (captain)
7 Latvia DF Valērijs Redjko
8 Latvia MF Alans Siņeļņikovs
10 Latvia MF Andrejs Perepļotkins
11 Lithuania FW Evaldas Razulis
13 Myanmar MF Kler Heh
14 Latvia MF Maksims Rafaļskis
15 Latvia DF Oskars Deaks
No. Position Player
16 Latvia GK Nils Puriņš
17 Latvia MF Andrejs Kiriļins
18 Latvia DF Dmitrijs Klimaševičs (on loan from BFC Daugavpils)
20 Croatia DF Ante Bakmaz
21 Latvia FW Verners Apiņš
22 Latvia GK Jānis Krūmiņš
23 Latvia MF Gļebs Kļuškins
25 Latvia DF Mārcis Ošs
27 Estonia FW Kevin Kauber
28 Latvia MF Artis Lazdiņš
29 Latvia FW Artis Jaudzems

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Latvia GK Mārcis Melecis (at DFK Dainava Alytus until 30 November 2017)
Lithuania MF Mindaugas Grigaravičius (at FK Jonava until 31 December 2017)

Staff[edit]

Name, surname Position
Latvia Māris Peilāns Chairman
Latvia Jānis Vuguls Director
Russia Ravil Sabitov Manager
Latvia Dāvis Caune Assistant manager
Moldova Serghei Dinov Goalkeeper Coach
Latvia Oļegs Samoiļenko Doctor
Latvia Jurijs Ksenzovs Physio
Latvia Mārtiņš Krūmiņš Technical Director
Lithuania Daniels Ivanovs Administrator

Managers[edit]

  • Latvia Dainis Kazakevičs (2004 – 2012)
  • Latvia Jānis Dreimanis (2013)
  • Latvia Sergejs Golubevs (interim) (2013)
  • Latvia Sergejs Golubevs (2013)
  • Latvia Vladimirs Beškarevs (2014)
  • Latvia Dāvis Caune (interim) (June 2014)
  • Latvia Vitālijs Astafjevs (June 2014 – May 2016)
  • Latvia Dāvis Caune (interim) (May 2016 - June 2016)
  • Lithuania Saulius Širmelis (June 2016 – December 2016)
  • Moldova Alexandru Curteian[9] (December 2016 – August 2017)
  • Latvia Dāvis Caune (interim) (August 2017)
  • Russia Ravil Sabitov (since August 2017)

Player of the season (since 2013)[edit]

Season Name
2013 Latvia Vadims Žuļevs
2014 Latvia Kaspars Ikstens
2015 Latvia Mārcis Ošs
2016 Latvia Gļebs Kļuškins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futbola laukumi". Zemgales Olimpiskais centrs. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jelgava triumfē 1. līgas čempionātā". Sportacentrs.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Pasaka ar laimīgām beigām jeb Jelgava izcīna Latvijas kausu". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Jelgava sensacionāli uzvar un iekļūst pusfinālā". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Jelgava uzveic Skonto un tiek Latvijas kausa finālā". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Jelgava uzvar, taču tālāk netiek". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  7. ^ "Jelgavai sāpīgs zaudējums". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Stadions Jelgavā iesvētīts ar uzvaru pār Blackpool". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  9. ^ ""JELGAVAI" JAUNS GALVENAIS TRENERIS" (in Latvian). FK Jelgava. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 

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