1998 Latvian Higher League

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The 1998 season in the Latvian Higher League, named Virslīga, was the 8th domestic competition since the Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union on 6 September 1991. Eight teams competed in this edition, with Skonto FC claiming the title.

Final table[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Skonto FC 28 21 4 3 98 27 71 67
2 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 28 17 6 5 62 25 37 57
3 FK Ventspils 28 16 6 6 56 23 33 54
4 Dinaburg FC 28 11 10 7 49 31 18 43
5 FK Valmiera 28 10 7 11 39 59 -20 37
6 LU-Daugava 28 7 9 12 42 42 0 30
7 FK Rēzekne 28 2 5 21 22 80 -58 11
8 Ranto-Miks 28 2 5 21 25 106 -81 11

Match Table[edit]

  SKO MET VEN DIN VAL DAU RĒZ RAN
Skonto 1-0 0-0
1-1 1-1
1-0 1-2
4-0 3-2
0-2 1-0
2-1 4-1
4-0 4-1
15-2 5-1
2-3 5-3
3-0 2-1
7-0 2-0
1-0 6-1
9-0 3-3
4-0 7-2
Liepājas Metalurgs 0-1 0-0
1-1 1-1
0-0 1-0
1-0 0-2
1-2 1-0
3-0 1-1
4-1 1-2
2-1 1-2
3-2 0-0
2-1 1-0
4-0 3-2
7-0 2-1
7-0 4-3
5-1 6-1
Ventspils 0-1 2-1
0-4 2-3
0-0 0-1
0-1 2-0
0-0 1-1
1-1 3-0
0-3 0-0
3-0 3-0
1-0 1-1
3-0 2-1
4-1 4-1
3-0 3-0
9-0 1-0
3-2 5-1
Dinaburg 2-0 0-1
1-2 1-4
2-1 0-1
0-3 1-1
0-0 1-1
1-1 0-3
6-1 2-0
0-0 1-1
0-0 2-2
0-2 0-0
0-0 1-0
2-1 4-2
6-1 6-0
5-1 5-2
Valmiera 0-4 1-4
2-15 1-5
1-4 2-1
1-2 2-1
0-3 0-0
3-0 0-3
1-6 0-2
0-0 1-1
2-2 2-4
2-1 0-0
3-0 2-1
0-0 5-0
4-0 0-0
1-0 3-0
LU-Daugava 3-2 3-5
0-3 1-2
2-3 0-0
1-2 0-1
0-1 1-1
0-3 1-2
0-0 2-2
2-0 0-0
2-2 4-2
1-2 0-0
8-2 2-1
1-1 1-2
3-0 1-2
2-0 1-1
FK Rēzekne 0-7 0-2
0-1 1-6
0-4 2-3
0-7 1-2
1-4 1-4
0-3 0-3
0-0 0-1
1-2 2-4
0-3 1-2
0-0 0-5
2-8 1-2
1-1 2-1
2-2 3-1
1-2 0-0
Ranto-Miks 0-9 3-3
0-4 2-7
0-7 3-4
1-5 1-6
0-9 0-1
2-3 1-5
1-6 0-6
1-5 2-5
0-4 0-0
0-1 0-3
0-3 2-1
0-2 1-1
2-2 1-3
2-1 0-0


Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1  Viktors Dobrecovs (LAT) FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 23
2  Roman Grigorčuk (UKR) Dinaburg FC 21
3  Mihails Miholaps (LAT) Skonto FC 20
4  Marians Pahars (LAT) Skonto FC 19
5  Vladimirs Babičevs (LAT) Skonto FC 11
-  Vīts Rimkus (LAT) Skonto FC 11


Awards[edit]

Best Name Team
Goalkeeper  Oļegs Karavajevs (LAT) Skonto FC
Defender  Mihails Zemļinskis (LAT) Skonto FC
Midfielder  Vladimirs Babičevs (LAT) Skonto FC
Forward  Marians Pahars (LAT) Skonto FC


Skonto FC 1998[edit]

Pos  Name Birthdate P Goal YC Red card
Ukraine Nikolay Apilats 21.09.1974 2 - - -
MF Latvia Vitālijs Astafjevs 03.04.1971 23 7 2 -
MF Latvia Vladimirs Babičevs 22.04.1968 19 10 4 1
DF Latvia Oļegs Blagonadeždins 16.05.1973 2 - - -
MF Latvia Imants Bleidelis 16.08.1975 24 8 2 -
Georgia (country) Mamuka Cereteli 13.01.1979 9 1 2 -
GK Georgia (country) Davit Gvaramadze 08.11.1975 6 –7 - -
MF Latvia Jevgeņijs Ilovaiskis 22.10.1979 2 - - -
GK Latvia Oļegs Karavajevs 13.02.1961 9 –7 - -
MF Latvia Vladimirs Koļesņičenko 04.05.1980 1 - - -
GK Latvia Aleksandrs Koļinko 18.06.1975 5 0 5 -
MF Latvia Juris Laizāns 06.01.1979 26 1 1 1
- Latvia Vsevolods Līdaks 22.10.1977 12 1 - -
- Latvia Valentins Lobaņovs 23.10.1971 22 1 3 -
- Ukraine Vladimir Mel'nyk 21.11.1979 18 1 5 -
FW Russia/Latvia Mihails Miholaps 24.08.1974 25 20 1 -
Latvia Iļja Novikovs 12.08.1977 9 3 - -
FW Latvia Marians Pahars 05.08.1976 26 19 1 1
GK Latvia Andrejs Piedels 17.09.1970 8 –8 - -
- Ukraine Aleksandr Pindejev 03.03.1971 15 5 2 -
- Ukraine Vitaliy Razgon 23.03.1980 1 - - -
MF Georgia (country) Alexander Rekhviashvili 06.08.1974 17 1 2 -
FW Latvia Vits Rimkus 21.06.1973 15 11 - -
MF Latvia Andrejs Rubins 26.11.1978 19 1 - -
DF Georgia (country) Levan Silagadze 04.08.1976 15 1 3 -
- Russia Sergey Solovjov 03.04.1978 9 4 3 -
DF Latvia Igors Stepanovs 21.01.1976 24 - 3 -
DF Lithuania Andrėjus Tereškinas 10.07.1970 7 2 2 -
DF Latvia Mihails Zemļinskis 21.12.1969 13 - 1 -
Manager: Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs


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