Jurijs Žigajevs

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Jurijs Žigajevs
Personal information
Full name Jurijs Žigajevs
Date of birth (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Leningrad, Soviet Union
(now Russia)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FK Ventspils
Number 10
Youth career
FK Ilūkste
FK Zibens Zemessardze
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 FK Rīga 118 (17)
2008–2010 FK Ventspils 46 (24)
2011–2012 Widzew Łódź 5 (0)
2012– FK Ventspils 64 (17)
National team
2007– Latvia 31 (2)
* 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

Jurijs Žigajevs (born 14 November 1985 in Leningrad) is a Latvian football player, currently playing for the Latvian Higher League club FK Ventspils.

Club career[edit]

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.[1] He spent 2 seasons there, playing 46 matches and scoring 24 goals.[2] On December 3, 2010 Žigajevs joined the Polish Ekstraklasa club Widzew Łódź.[3] 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.[4]

International career[edit]

Žigajevs made his international debut for Latvia on 13 October 2007 in a 2-4 win against Iceland.[5] He has collected 31 caps so far and scored 2 goals.[6] He scored his first goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match victory against Luxembourg.[7]


Žigajevs is commonly played out as a right winger.[8]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 May 2013 Doha, Qatar  Qatar 1-3 Lost Friendly


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