Riga FC

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Riga FC
Riga FC logo.png
Full nameRiga Football Club
Founded2014
GroundSkonto Stadium
Capacity9,100
ManagerMihails Koņevs
LeagueVirslīga
20181st, champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Riga Football Club, commonly referred to as Riga FC, is a Latvian football club, founded in 2014. The club is based at the Skonto Stadium in Riga. Since 2016 the club is playing in the Virslīga.

History[edit]

The club was officially registered in April 2014.[1] The team was established in 2015 after a merger of two Riga based teams – FC Caramba Riga and Dinamo Rīga. In the 2015 season the team played in the Latvian First League under the name of FC Caramba/Dinamo. After winning the First League and promotion to the Higher League, the club changed its name to Riga FC.[2]

Honours[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup Top Scorer (League) Manager
2015 2nd 1/(16) 30 27 3 0 142 14 84 Round of 16 Latvia Verners Apiņš – 31 Latvia Mihails Koņevs
2016 1st 5/(8) 28 8 12 8 28 24 36 Runner-up Latvia Roberts Savaļnieks
Japan Yōsuke Saitō – 5
Russia Kiril Kurbatov
Russia Dmitri Khomukha
Russia Vladimir Volchek
2017 1st 3/(7) 24 10 7 7 28 20 37 Runner-up Estonia Bogdan Vaštšuk – 8 Slovenia Slaviša Stojanovič
2018 1st 1/(8) 28 20 4 4 45 16 64 Winner Serbia Darko Lemajič – 15 Republic of Macedonia Goce Sedloski
Ukraine Viktor Skrypnyk

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors

Latvia Marine Service Group
Latvia Optibet
Latvia Ķekavas avots
Latvia Komanda.lv
Latvia People Fitness Club
Latvia Fielmann
Latvia Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemāra Hotel
Latvia EHR

Kit manufacturer

Germany Jako

European record[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
UEFA Europa League 6 2 2 2 8 8 0
Total 8 2 4 2 8 8 0

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1QR Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1−0 0−1 1−1[a]
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1QR Republic of Ireland Dundalk 0−0 0−0 0−0[b]
UEFA Europa League 2QR Poland Piast Gliwice 2−1 2−3 4−4 (a)
3QR Finland HJK 1−1 2−2 3−3 (a)
PO Denmark Copenhagen
Notes
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 10 March, 2019[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 Maksims Uvarenko
3 Latvia DF Antons Kurakins
5 Latvia MF Oļegs Laizāns (captain)
7 Brazil MF Felipe Brisola
8 Latvia MF Ritvars Rugins
9 Latvia DF Armands Pētersons
10 Latvia MF Aleksejs Višņakovs
11 Ukraine MF Vyacheslav Sharpar
12 Latvia GK Roberts Ozols
13 Latvia DF Vladislavs Gabovs
15 Greece DF Giorgos Valerianos (on loan from Pafos)
17 Latvia MF Vladislavs Fjodorovs
No. Position Player
19 Poland FW Kamil Biliński
20 Brazil MF Roger
22 Norway MF Abdisalam Ibrahim (on loan from Pafos)
23 Latvia MF Ivans Lukjanovs
25 Croatia MF Tomislav Šarić
26 Serbia MF Stefan Panić
27 Ukraine FW Roman Debelko
31 Latvia DF Elvis Stuglis
34 Latvia DF Antonijs Černomordijs
39 Albania DF Herdi Prenga
92 Latvia FW Deniss Rakels
95 France DF Joël Bopesu

Staff[edit]

As of 31 July 2017 [4] [5]

Position Name
Generaldirector Latvia Aleksandrs Proņins
Sport director Latvia Aleksandrs Romašins
Executive director Latvia Romāns Lajuks
Head coach Latvia Mihails Koņevs
Assistant coach Latvia Kristaps Blanks
Goalkeeping coach Latvia Andrejs Piedels
Fitness coach Republic of Macedonia Saško Poposki
Second team head coach Latvia Mihails Koņevs
Analyst Latvia Ivans Visockis
Physiotherapist Latvia Viktors Simanovičs
Physiotherapist Latvia Rolands Brencāns
Administrator Latvia Deniss Čerņikovs
Team manager Latvia Oļegs Koniševs
Photographer Latvia Zigismunds Zālmanis
Press secretary Latvia Krišs Upenieks
Office administrator Latvia Sanita Beinaroviča

Managers[edit]

Name Period
Latvia Mihails Koņevs March 2015 – November 2015
Russia Kiril Kurbatov 1 January 2016 – 10 April 2016
Turkmenistan Dmitri Khomukha 11 April 2016 – 9 August 2016
Russia Vladimir Volchek 12 August 2016 – 19 April 2017
Latvia Mihails Koņevs 20 April 2017 – 11 May 2017
Russia Yevgeny Perevertaylo 12 May 2017 – 29 July 2017
Slovenia Slaviša Stojanović 30 July 2017 – December 2017
Republic of Macedonia Goce Sedloski 27 January 2018 – 25 May 2018
Latvia Mihails Koņevs 26 May 2018 – 4 July 2018
Ukraine Viktor Skrypnyk 5 July 2018 – 31 January 2019
Portugal Luís Berkemeier Pimenta 5 February 2019 - 2 March 2019
Latvia Mihails Koņevs 3 March 2019 – 27 March 2019
Belarus Oleg Kubarev 28 March 2019 – 26 April 2019
Latvia Mihails Koņevs 27 April 2019 –

References[edit]

  1. ^ LURSOFT (2019-04-01). "Riga Football Club , 40008223802 - company data". Lursoft. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  2. ^ ""Caramba/Dinamo" pārmaiņas: jauns treneris, cits nosaukums un stadions". sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Komanda – Riga FC". Riga FC. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Vadība un administrācija – Riga FC". Riga FC. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Treneris un personāls – Riga FC". Riga FC. Retrieved 31 July 2017.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lost 5−3 on Penalty shootout.
  2. ^ Lost 5−4 on Penalty shootout.

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