1994 Latvian Higher League

The 1994 season in the Latvian Higher League, named Virslīga, was the fourth domestic competition since the Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union on 6 September 1991. Twelve teams competed in this edition, with Skonto FC claiming the title.

Latvian Higher League
Season1994
ChampionsSkonto FC
RelegatedFK Liepajas Metalurgs
FK Kimikis
UEFA CupSkonto FC
RAF Jelgava
Cup Winners' CupDAG Riga
Top goalscorerLatvia Vladimirs Babicevs (14 goals)
1993
1995

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Skonto (C) 22 20 2 0 76 9 +67 42 Qualification for UEFA Cup preliminary round
2 RAF Jelgava 22 13 7 2 38 11 +27 33
3 DAG Rīga 22 11 7 4 34 16 +18 29 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
4 Olimpija Rīga 22 10 8 4 32 19 +13 28
5 Vairogs 22 9 6 7 28 27 +1 24
6 Pārdaugava (R) 22 6 10 6 24 24 0 22 Dissolved after the season
7 Vidus 22 8 5 9 21 34 −13 21
8 Interskonto 22 5 7 10 17 27 −10 17
9 Auseklis 22 5 7 10 26 29 −3 17
10 Gemma (R) 22 4 6 12 18 45 −27 14 Dissolved after the season
11 Liepāja (R) 22 2 5 15 16 46 −30 9 Relegation to Latvian First League
12 Ķīmiķis (R) 22 1 6 15 10 53 −43 8
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

Match tableEdit

Home \ Away AUS DAG GEM INT ĶĪM LIE OLI PĀR RAF SKO VAI VID
Auseklis 0–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 1–5 0–0 1–1
DAG Rīga 0–0 2–0 3–0 4–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–3
Gemma 0–4 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–3 0–0 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2
Interskonto 3–2 0–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 4–0 0–1
Ķīmiķis 1–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–3 0–2 1–0 1–1
Liepāja 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 0–5 1–3 1–2
Olimpija Rīga 4–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Pārdaugava 1–1 4–2 1–2 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–2
RAF Jelgava 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 5–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–0
Skonto 1–0 3–2 8–0 3–0 10–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
Vairogs 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–0
Vidus 2–1 0–3 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–8 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Vladimirs Babičevs (LAT) Skonto FC 14
2   Modris Zujevs (LAT) RAF Jelgava 13
3   Andrejs Štolcers (LAT) Olimpija Rīga 11
4   Aleksandrs Jelisejevs (LAT) Skonto FC 10
  Igors Sļesarčuks (LAT) Skonto FC

AwardsEdit

Best Name Team
Goalkeeper   Raimonds Laizāns (LAT) Skonto FC
Defender   Jurijs Ševļakovs (LAT) Skonto FC
Midfielder   Vitālijs Astafjevs (LAT) Skonto FC
Forward   Vladimirs Babičevs (LAT) Skonto FC

Skonto FC 1994Edit

Pos Name Birthdate P      
MF   Vitālijs Astafjevs 03.04.1971 21 7 2 -
MF   Vladimirs Babičevs 22.04.1968 19 14 3 -
DF   Oļegs Blagonadeždins 16.05.1973 20 5 - -
MF   Imants Bleidelis 16.08.1975 10 - - -
FW   Aleksandrs Dibrivnijs 28.08.1969 4 - - -
FW   Vladimirs Draguns 13.12.1972 4 - - -
DF   Einars Gņedojs 08.07.1965 10 - 1 -
GK   Oļegs Grišins 09.11.1967 6 0 - -
FW   Aleksandrs Jelisejevs 11.08.1971 21 10 1 -
MF   Aleksey Klishin 01.01.1973 18 1 - -
GK   Raimonds Laizāns 05.08.1964 16 –9 1 -
-   Valentins Lobaņovs 23.10.1971 16 - 2 1
-   Vadims Mikuckis 10.06.1971 9 - 2 -
-   Boriss Monjaks 11.04.1970 18 4 2 1
-   Aleksejs Semjonovs 02.04.1973 18 8 - -
FW   Igors Sļesarčuks 31.03.1976 19 10 1 -
DF   Igors V. Stepanovs 01.02.1966 20 8 - -
-   Jurijs Ševļakovs 24.01.1959 19 2 4 -
-   Sergejs Tarasovs 16.01.1971 6 1 - -
DF   Igors Troickis 11.01.1969 17 3 5 -
DF   Mihails Zemļinskis 21.12.1969 13 1 4 -
Manager:   Aleksandrs Starkovs

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