|Full name||Jurijs Žigajevs|
|Date of birth||14 November 1985|
|Place of birth||Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|FK Zibens Zemessardze|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2013
Born in Leningrad, Russia Žigajevs moved to Latvia at young age. As a youth player he played for native FK Ilūkste and later FK Zibens Zemessardze. In 2002, he signed a professional contract with FK Rīga, playing in the Latvian Higher League. He played there for 6 years, until 2008, all in all making 118 appearances and scoring 17 goals. After club's bankrupt Žigajevs signed a contract with another Latvian Higher League club FK Ventspils. He spent 2 seasons there, playing 46 matches and scoring 24 goals. On December 3, 2010 Žigajevs joined the Polish Ekstraklasa club Widzew Łódź. Struggling with injuries all season Žigajevs made only 5 league appearances for the Polish side and in June 2012 re-joined his former club FK Ventspils.
Žigajevs made his international debut for Latvia on 13 October 2007 in a 2-4 win against Iceland. He has collected 31 caps so far and scored 2 goals. He scored his first goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match victory against Luxembourg.
|1.||24 May 2013||Doha, Qatar||Qatar||1-3||Lost||Friendly|
- "Jurijs Žigajevs transfers to FK Ventspils". apollo.lv (in Latvian). Riga, Latvia: LETA. 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
- Jurijs Žigajevs nowym piłkarzem Widzewa 3.12.2010, widzewlodz.pl