FK Liepāja

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FK Liepāja/Mogo
FK Liepaja logo.png
Full nameFutbola klubs Liepāja
Founded2014; 5 years ago (2014)
GroundDaugava Stadium
Capacity5,100
ChairmanMāris Verpakovskis
ManagerAleksandrs Starkovs
LeagueVirslīga
20184th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FK Liepāja/Mogo is a Latvian football club, founded in 2014. The club is based at the Daugava Stadium in Liepāja. FK Liepāja plays in the Latvian Higher League. In their first season they finished 4th in the 2014 Latvian Higher League.

History[edit]

FK Liepāja/Mogo was founded in March 2014 as an indirect legatee of FK Liepājas Metalurgs, which was dissolved following the 2013 Latvian Higher League season due to the bankruptcy of its owner company and the sole sponsor metallurgical plant A/S Liepājas Metalurgs. FK Liepāja incorporated all the players, including youth teams, as well as the participation place in the 2014 Latvian Higher League, which had been at the disposal of Liepājas Metalurgs prior to its bankruptcy.[1] The club is mainly sponsored by the Liepāja City Council and led by the former Latvian international footballer Māris Verpakovskis. The first manager of the team was Viktors Dobrecovs.

In its debut season FK Liepāja finished the championship in the top four.[2] Jānis Ikaunieks, FK Liepāja midfielder, was voted as the best player of the 2014 season.[3]


On 15 November 2016, Tamaz Pertia was appointed as the new manager of FK Liepāja.[4]


On 14 September 2018, Gordon Young was appointed as the new manager of FK Liepāja.[5]

League[edit]

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup Top Scorer (League) Manager
2014 1st 4th 36 21 3 12 72 45 66 Semifinal Latvia Jānis Ikaunieks – 23 Latvia Viktors Dobrecovs
2015 1st 1st 24 15 7 2 48 23 52 Quarterfinal Latvia Dāvis Ikaunieks – 15 Latvia Viktors Dobrecovs
2016 1st 4th 28 12 6 10 38 31 42 Quarterfinal Latvia Oskars Kļava – 6 Latvia Viktors Dobrecovs
2017 1st 2nd 24 11 4 9 32 25 37 Winners Latvia Artūrs Karašausks – 12 Georgia (country) Tamaz Pertia
2018 1st 4th 28 15 6 7 46 25 51 Quarterfinal Latvia Ģirts Karlsons – 10 Georgia (country) Tamaz Pertia
Argentina Dario Aurelio
Scotland Gordon Young

Europe[edit]

1R: First round, 2Q: Second qualifying round, 3Q: Third qualifying round, PO: Play-off round

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–2 0–1 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q Northern Ireland Crusaders 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a)
2Q Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 0–2 1–0 1–2
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q Sweden BK Häcken 0–3 2–1 2–4
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1–1 2–1 3–2
2Q Sweden IFK Norrköping

Honours[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors

Latvia Mogo
Latvia Liepājas Dome
Latvia Firma UPTK
Latvia Ambero
Latvia Liepājas Olimpiskais Centrs
Latvia Radio SWH
Latvia Radio SWH+
Latvia NPK Expert
Latvia Liepājas Enerģija
Latvia Liepājas Papīrs

Kit manufacturer

Germany Adidas

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 July 2019[6]

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

No. Position Player
2 Latvia DF Vadims Zulevs
4 Latvia MF Kristers Tobers
5 Argentina MF Leonel Strumia
7 Latvia MF Dmitrijs Hmizs
8 Ghana MF Prince Agyemang
9 Brazil MF Dodô
10 Latvia MF Jānis Ikaunieks
12 Latvia GK Krišjānis Zviedris
13 Latvia DF Raivis Jurkovskis
20 Latvia MF Kristians Torress
22 Latvia MF Viktors Ziemelis
24 Latvia MF Vladimirs Stepanovs
26 Latvia DF Deniss Ivanovs (captain)
No. Position Player
28 Latvia DF Antons Jemeļins
32 Latvia GK Emīls Emulovs
33 Senegal DF Seydina Keita
34 Argentina DF Gonzalo Negro
35 Latvia GK Valentīns Raļkevičs
41 Latvia DF Roberts Jaunarajs-Janvaris
45 Ghana DF Ofosu Appiah
49 Latvia MF Martins Kigurs
77 Nigeria MF Richard Emeka Friday
88 Angola FW Amâncio Fortes
94 Moldova FW Dan Spătaru
99 Azerbaijan FW Vugar Asgarov

For recent squad changes see: List of Latvian football transfers winter 2018-19

Staff[edit]

Position Name
President Latvia Māris Verpakovskis
Director Latvia Jurģis Ozoliņš
Manager Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs
Assistant manager Latvia Jurijs Sevlakovs
Assistant manager Latvia Mareks Zuntners
Goalkeeping coach Latvia Viktors Spole
Doctor Latvia Andris Kramēns
Masseur Latvia Dainis Sergejevs
Press secretary Latvia Dāvids Jansons

Managers[edit]

As of match played 10 March 2019
Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Viktors Dobrecovs  Latvia 1 March 2014 5 November 2016 96 52 16 28 175 108 054.17 Latvian Higher League
Tamaz Pertia  Georgia 15 November 2016[4] 30 July 2018 50 27 8 15 85 57 054.00 Latvian Cup
Mareks Zuntners  Latvia 30 July 2018 14 September 2018 6 1 1 4 4 6 016.67
Gordon Young  Scotland 14 September 2018[5] 10 6 1 3 9 4 060.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virslīgā spēlēs FK "Liepāja"". liepajniekiem.lv. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Papildināts – FK Liepāja šīs sezonas Virslīgas tabulā finišē 4. vietā". liepajniekiem.lv. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Jānis Ikaunieks – labākais virslīgā". liepajniekiem.lv. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Oficiāli : FK Liepāja galvenais treneris Tamazs Pertija". fkliepaja.lv/ (in Latvian). FK Liepāja. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Oficiāli : Par FK Liepāja/Mogo galveno treneri kļūst Gordon Young". fkliepaja.lv/ (in Latvian). FK Liepāja. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Komanda – FK Liepāja". FK Liepāja. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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