Ilūkstes NSS

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Ilūkstes NSS
Logo of Ilūkstes NSS.jpg
Full nameIlūkstes novada Sporta skola
(Sports school of the Ilūkste municipality)
GroundIlūkstes pilsētas stadions, Ilūkste
ManagerAleksandrs Vorotinskis
LeagueLatvian Second League

Ilūkstes NSS is a Latvian football club located in Ilūkste. The club played its home matches at the Ilūkstes pilsētas stadions with capacity of 300 people.


The club was founded in 1988 as Zemgale Ilūkste. It took part in the Latvian SSR Higher League, finishing 13th in its debut season. In 1989, just one year after foundation, the club's name was changed to Vārpa Ilūkste, and they finished the league in the 14th position. The 1990 season saw Vārpa Ilūkste achieve its best result until then – the 10th position in the league table. In 1991 the club's name was changed to Vārpa Dilar, but in 1992 simply Dilar was left. In 1991 they finished the league in the 7th position, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union earned a place in the newly formed Latvian Higher League for the 1992 season. With just 2 points in 22 matches the club finished the league in the last 12th position of the table and was relegated to the Latvian First League. In 1993 they were not enrolled as participants and the club's existence had practically ended.

In 1997, after 4 years of silence, the team was reformed as FK Ilūkste and took part in the Latvian First League, finishing in the 9th position. In 1998 the club's name was once again changed – this time to Ceļinieks – as the club managed to grab the 4th position of the league table at the end of the championship. The next season saw them get relegated from the Latvian First League, as they finished in the 7th position, receding to the Latvian Second League. The club played in the 3rd tier of Latvian football until 2006, when they won the championship and were once again promoted to the Latvian First League.[1] Before the start of the 2007 Latvian First League season the club was renamed Ilūkste/BJSS. The club withdrew from the championship in mid-season due to financial difficulties, and they were once again relegated to the Latvian Second League.[2] In 2009 and 2010 they won the Latvian Second League, but lost in the promotion play-offs, failing to earn a promotion.[3] The promotion to the Latvian First League came in 2011, when Ilūkste/BJSS once again won the league and the play-offs as well.

In 2012 the club's name was changed to Ilūkstes NSS, as the club started its cooperation with the Sports school of the Ilūkste municipality.[4] They finished the Latvian First League championship in the 2nd position, being promoted to the Latvian Higher League for the second time in the club's history.[5] In 2013 Ilūkstes NSS became members of the Latvian Higher League. They started the season playing their home matches in Daugavpils due to the reconstruction of the Ilūkstes pilsētas stadions.[6] The stadium was opened in June 2013, and since then it has been the club's home ground.[7]

Several Latvian football players, who started their professional careers in Ilūkste, have made it to the national team, including Aleksandrs Jeļisejevs, Andris Vaņins, Jurijs Žigajevs and Ritus Krjauklis.[8]



Name Period
Latvia Alens Vinokurovs 2009–2013
Russia Vladimir Pachko 2013

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Division Position/Teams Latvian Football Cup
1988 1st (A klase) 13/16 Part of the USSR
1989 1st (A klase) 14/17 Part of the USSR
1990 1st (A klase) 10/14 Part of the USSR
1991 1st (A klase) 7/20 Part of the USSR
1992 1st (Virslīga) 12/12 Was not held
1997 2nd (1. līga) 9/14 1/8 finals
1998 2nd (1. līga) 4/8 Did not participate
1999 2nd (1. līga) 7/8 Did not participate
2003 3rd (2. līga) 2/8* 1/16 finals
2004 3rd (2. līga) 3/8 1/16 finals
2005 3rd (2. līga) 2/8* 1/16 finals
2006 3rd (2. līga) 1/8* 1st round
2007 2nd (1. līga) 16/16 2nd round
2009 3rd (2. līga) 1/8* Did not participate
2010 3rd (2. līga) 1/8* Did not participate
2011 3rd (2. līga) 1/8 Did not participate
2012 2nd (1. līga) 2/14 Did not participate
2013 1st (Virslīga) 10/10 1/8 finals
2015 3rd (2. līga) 5/8* Did not participate
2016 3rd (2. līga) 3/8* Did not participate
2017 3rd (2. līga) 6/8* Did not participate

Key:* Results before promotion play-offs (Latgale's championship zone)


Role Sponsors
General sponsors Latvia Ilūkstes novada dome
Kit manufacturer Italy Erreà


  1. ^ "Latvijas futbola federācija". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Latvijas futbola federācija". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Latvijas futbola federācija". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2013-06-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ ""Ilūkstes NSS" izcīna ceļazīmi uz Virslīgu". 4 November 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Vinokurovs: "Ja būsim Virslīgā, darīsim visu, lai spēlētu Ilūkstē"". 15 November 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Virslīga atgriežas Ilūkstē ar "Spartaka" leģionāru nodrošinātu uzvaru". 16 June 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Ilūkstes futbolistu kalve". Retrieved 6 February 2017.

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