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FK Daugava (2003)

FK Daugava Rīga
Full name

Futbola klubs "Daugava" Rīga

  • FK Jūrmala (2003–08)
  • FK Jūrmala-VV (2008–12)
Founded 2003
Ground Daugava Stadium
Riga, Latvia
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Igors Kostins
Manager Armands Zeiberliņš
League Virsliga
2014 7th
Website Club home page

FK Daugava Rīga was a Latvian football club, based at the Daugava Stadium in Riga. They play in the Latvian Higher League. The current manager of the team is Armands Zeiberliņš.

From the club's foundation in 2003 till 2009 the club was known as FK Jūrmala. In 2010 they changed their name to FK Jūrmala-VV, but in March 2012 the club moved to Riga, changing its name to FK Daugava Rīga.[1]


  • History 1
  • Logos 2
  • Honours 3
  • League and Cup history 4
  • Participation in Baltic League 5
  • European Record 6
  • Sponsors 7
  • Players and staff 8
    • Current squad 8.1
    • Reserves squad 8.2
      • International players 8.2.1
      • Foreign players 8.2.2
    • Staff 8.3
    • Notable former players 8.4
  • Managers 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


The club was founded in 2003 as FK Jūrmala and its goals included creating a club infrastructure, building a modern stadium in Sloka and popularization of sports among children and youth of Jūrmala all of which they succeeded in doing.

In its first season FK Jūrmala played in the Latvian First League, winning the championship and being promoted to the Latvian Higher League. In its first season Jūrmala finished the top tier championship in the 5th position. However, despite the club's board having high ambitions, signing several former Latvian international players, in the following seasons FK Jūrmala couldn't manage to achieve the top 3 spots in the league table. Even more, in 2007 the team suffered a financial crisis, when some of its top players left the team in mid season.[2]

In the next few seasons club's financial resources were limited and the club was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2010. The team was saved then and it changed its name to FK Jūrmala-VV, adding letters VV from the name of their sponsors "Vienos Vārtos".[1]

Even though the 2010 season was successful for Jūrmala-VV, financial problems hit yet again in 2011. Results suffered and the team barely managed to avoid relegation. After the end of the season there were discussions, whether the club should continue its existence or not, because the Jūrmala city would have three clubs in the top league then.[3] Jūrmala City Council didn't support this variant, so Jūrmala-VV were forced to look for other options.[4] The club also faced a problem of where to base their home-stadium, because of the overload of the Slokas Stadium having to provide a base for three teams - FC Jūrmala, FK Jūrmala-VV itself, and the newly promoted FK Spartaks Jūrmala.

In March 2012 a decision was made to move to Riga and use the Daugava Stadium. Because of changing the location club had to change its name too. It was changed to the current FK Daugava Rīga.[5] Latvian Football Federation supported this variant, allowing the club to takeover the place of Jūrmala-VV in the Latvian Higher League.[6] Daugava finished the 2012 season in 9th place in the table, and had to participate in the promotion/relegation play-offs against the Latvian First League runner-ups BFC Daugava. Winning 1–0 at home and 3–1 away (4–1 on aggregate) the club managed to secure themselves a place in the next season's championship.[7] In 2013 Daugava Rīga achieved the best result in the history of the club finishing the domestic championship in the top four and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. In their UEFA Europa League debut Daugava Rīga were beaten in the first qualifying round by the Scottish club Aberdeen.[8] The 2014 season saw Daugava finish the league in the 7th position.

The club was folded in 2015.



Winners: 2003
Runners-up: 2010

League and Cup history

Season League Position Pl W D L Goals P Cup
2003 1. līga 1 27 25 2 0 132‒7 77 1/4 finals
2004 Virslīga 5 28 8 10 10 30‒33 34 1/4 finals
2005 Virslīga 6 28 9 5 14 37‒38 32 1/4 finals
2006 Virslīga 6 28 11 4 13 36‒36 37 1/4 finals
2007 Virslīga 6 28 7 5 16 28‒51 26 1/4 finals
2008 Virslīga 7 30 10 10 10 35‒34 40 Semi-finals
2009 Virslīga 4 32 12 4 16 42‒60 40 Change of format
2010 Virslīga 5 27 8 4 15 30‒45 28 Runners-up
2011 Virslīga 8 32 5 6 21 35‒76 21 Semi-finals
2012 Virslīga 9 36 5 12 19 42-79 27 1/4 finals
2013 Virslīga 4 27 14 6 7 44-21 48 Semi-finals
2014 Virslīga 7 36 13 4 19 48-64 43 1/4 finals

Participation in Baltic League

Year Position
2009–10 Round of 16
2010–11 Quarter-finals

European Record

Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q Aberdeen 0–5 0–3 0–8



LDZ Cargo
Latvijas Sporta Aģentūra

Kit manufacturer

Nike Inc.

Players and staff

Current squad

Entry for the 2014 Latvian Higher League season, according to[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Roberts Ozols
2 MF Alekss Regža
3 DF Nabil Abdelaziz
4 DF Oleh Solovych
5 DF Dāvids Čudars
7 MF Mantas Savėnas (captain)
8 DF Deniss Kačanovs
9 FW Kristaps Blanks
10 MF Aurimas Kučys
11 FW Ruslans Keirāns
12 DF Giedrius Tomkevičius
13 FW Vitālijs Ziļs
15 FW Keba Gassama
No. Position Player
17 MF Raivis Vītolnieks
18 MF Artjoms Šatskihs
19 MF Gļebs Kļuškins
20 MF Aleksejs Koļesņikovs
21 DF Edijs Joksts
23 MF Tadas Markevičius
26 DF Emmanuel Mendy
27 FW Emīls Knapšis
67 GK Jānis Krūmiņš
77 DF Artis Novickis
97 DF Vitālijs Topčijevs
99 FW Vitor Flora

For recent squad changes see: List of Latvian football transfers summer 2014 and List of Latvian football transfers winter 2014-15

Reserves squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DF Oskars Priedēns
DF Raivis Šonmanis
No. Position Player
MF Rihards Tomingass
FW Reinis Grabovskis

International players

  • Emīls Knapšis (U-19)
  • Roberts Ozols (U-19)
  • Raivis Vītolnieks (U-19)
  • Nabil Abdelaziz (U-20)
  • Alekss Regža (U-21)

Foreign players

Non-EU Nationals
  • Keba Gassama
  • Emmanuel Mendy
  • Oleh Solovych
EU Nationals


Position Name
Owner Dainis Deglis
Chairman Igors Kostins
Head of the bureau Ilmārs Blumbergs
Administrator Ruslans Vasiļjevs
Manager Armands Zeiberliņš
Assistant manager Arvydas Skrupskis
Assistant manager Deniss Kačanovs
Doctor Elīna Ivbule
Physiotherapist Raivis Bērziņš
Press secretary Jurģis Marcinkevičs
Media Kristaps Ozoliņš

Notable former players


Name Period
Jurijs Popkovs 2003–06
Vladimirs Babičevs 2007
Oleg Stogov Jan 2007–July 07
Gatis Ērglis July 2007–Dec 07
Vladimirs Babičevs Jan 23, 2008–Sept 11
Jurijs Popkovs Sept 2011–12
Virginijus Liubšys Dec 2012–Dec 13
Arvydas Skrupskis Mar 2014–May 14
Armands Zeiberliņš May 2014–present


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External links

  • Official website (Latvian)
  • Latvian Football Federation website (Latvian) (English)
  • Daugava Riga at World
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