FS METTA/Latvijas Universitāte

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FS METTA
Club logo
Full name Futbola Skola METTA
(Football School METTA)
Founded 2 May 2006
Ground Rīgas Hanzas vidusskolas futbola laukums
Ground Capacity 250
Manager Andris Riherts
League Virsliga
2016 7th
Website Club home page
Current season

FS Metta is a Latvian football club located in Riga, Ķekava. As of 2012 they play in the Latvian Higher League. The club is formed from Futbola Skola "METTA" (Football School Metta) and Latvijas Universitāte (University of Latvia). Metta play their home games in Rīgas Hanzas vidusskolas stadium, Riga.

History[edit]

Football school "METTA" was officially founded on May 2, 2006. The school was existing already from year 2000. In previous years the football school took part only in youth tournaments. In 2007 football school "METTA" and University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte) made a senior team FS METTA/Latvijas Universitāte and participated in Latvian Championship 1st division (Traffic 1. līga) and finished the season in the 4th position. Next 4 seasons were spent in the same level league. In 2011 Metta made their greatest achievement, winning the Latvian First League championship and automatically being promoted to the Latvian Higher League – the top tier of Latvian football.[1]

The base of the team is made from the best football playing students of Latvian University and talented high-school students, who continue their studies at LU. The team was created with an aim to give youngsters from all around Latvia a chance to study and develop their footballing skills.[2]

Participation in Latvian Championships[edit]

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup
2007 2nd (1.līga) 4/(16) 30 18 7 5 67 23 61 1/8 finals
2008 2nd (1.līga) 5/(15) 28 13 9 6 43 27 48 1/8 finals
2009 2nd (1.līga) 6/(14) 26 13 6 7 47 19 45 Not Held
2010 2nd (1.līga) 5/(12) 22 10 6 6 42 25 36 1/8 finals
2011 2nd (1.līga) 1/(13) 24 17 5 2 61 14 56 1/8 finals
2012 1st (Virslīga) 8(10) 36 7 8 21 39 82 29 1/8 finals
2013 1st (Virslīga) 9(10) 27 4 7 16 15 47 19 1/16 finals
2014 1st (Virslīga) 9(10) 36 3 7 26 26 69 16 1/16 finals
2015 1st (Virslīga) 7(8) 24 3 3 18 19 56 12 1/4 finals
2016 1st (Virslīga) 7(8) 28 8 6 14 32 47 30 TBA

Honours[edit]

Managers[edit]

Current players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 5 March, 2017. [3]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 Dmitrijs Grigorjevs
2 Latvia DF Dāvis Sandis Strods
3 Nigeria DF Usman Abbas
4 Latvia DF Kirils Ševeļovs
5 Latvia MF Dāvis Indrāns
6 Latvia MF Eduards Emsis
7 Latvia MF Ingars Sarmis Stuglis
8 Japan MF Takumi Miyazakii
9 Latvia FW Ņikita Ivanovs
10 Nigeria FW Adamu Abdullahi
11 Latvia FW Konstantīns Fjodorovs
No. Position Player
13 Latvia MF Ņikita Pačko
15 Latvia DF Rendijs Šibass
17 Latvia FW Artūrs Švalbe
19 Latvia FW Gatis Kalniņš ©
20 Latvia FW Aivars Emsis
22 South Africa DF Kabelo Seriba
23 Latvia MF Vladislavs Fjodorovs
24 Latvia GK Dāvis Ošs
25 Ghana DF Abraham Anane Ashrifie
26 Latvia DF Roberts Ralfs Gudēns
27 Latvia DF Emīls Birka

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

Player of the year[edit]

Season Player
2006 Latvia Jānis Kauss
2007 Latvia Vladimirs Cīmanis
2008 Latvia Ivars Gailis
2009 Latvia Marsels Vapne
2010 Latvia Juris Skābardis
2011 Latvia Rūdolfs Puķītis
2012 Latvia Mārtiņš Milašēvičs
2013 Latvia Gatis Kalniņš
2014 Latvia Edgars Vardanjans
2015 Latvia Eduards Emsis
2016 Latvia Roberts Uldriķis

Club officials[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

  • President: Vacant
  • General secretary: Ģirts Mihelsons
  • Executive Director: Maira Mihelsone
  • Member: 'Andris Riherts

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Manager: Andris Riherts
  • Coach: Viktors Mazurs
  • Fitness Coach: Jānis Skābardis
  • Second team coach: Andrejs Karpovs
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Artūrs Biezais
  • Skill Coach: Jānis Goba

Medical staff[edit]

  • Doctor: Sandra Rozenštoka
  • Physiotherapist: Valters Brikšis

School staff[edit]

  • Press Officer: Miks Vilkaplāters
  • Technical manager: Harijs Toms

Sponsorship[edit]

  • Official Shirt Sponsor –
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer – Nike
  • Official Communication Sponsor – Radio Naba

Other Sponsors[edit]

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

2013

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2007 United States Nike Latvia Deac
2008 Latvia Elko
2009 Latvia Deac
2010
2011
2012 Latvia SMSCREDIT.LV
2014

References[edit]

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