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Deniss Kačanovs (born 27 November 1979) is a Latvian football defender, currently working as the playing-coach for FK Daugava Rīga in the Latvian Higher League.

Deniss Kačanovs
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Kačanovs playing for FK Ventspils
Personal information
Full name Deniss Kačanovs
Date of birth (1979-11-27) 27 November 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FK Daugava Rīga
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 FC Universitate Riga 12 (0)
2000–2001 FK Ventspils 9 (0)
2001–2002 FK Daugava Rīga 12 (0)
2002–2009 FK Ventspils 151 (6)
2009–2011 Skonto Riga 16 (1)
2011–2012 Persema Malang 22 (1)
2012–2013 FC Jūrmala 13 (0)
2013– FK Daugava Rīga 59 (1)
National team
2006–2011 Latvia 29 (0)
Teams managed
2014– FK Daugava Rīga (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 January 2015


Club careerEdit

Kačanovs started his career in FC Universitate Riga, later on joining FK Ventspils in 2000. In 2001, he joined FK Daugava Rīga, but in 2002 rejoined FK Ventspils once again. He played there for 7 years, making 151 appearances and scoring 6 league goals. He was released in 2009 because of being in suspect of betting on his own team's results, and was without a club for more than a year. His fault wasn't proved then, and the player stated he had had several conflicts with FK Ventspils for a long time.[1] In February 2011 he joined Skonto Riga. In a league match against his former team FK Ventspils Kačanovs seriously injured their defender Vladimirs Bespalovs with a rude tackle from behind, whose further career then seemed to be in doubt for a moment. In fact, Bespalovs is a son of FK Ventspils president Jurijs Bespalovs. He thought that Kačanovs had done this on purpose and handed in a request for Latvian Football Federation to ban the player. Kačanovs was given a long-term disqualification then.[2] In September 2011, after having played 16 matches and scored 1 goal for Skonto, he left for Indonesian team Persema Malang.[3] In July 2012, Kačanovs returned to the Latvian Higher League, signing with FC Jūrmala.[4] He played 13 matches for Jūrmala, finishing the league in the sixth position. In January 2013 Kačanovs joined the Latvian Higher League club Daugava Rīga.

International careerEdit

Kačanovs made his debut for Latvia in 2006. So far he has collected 29 appearances, scoring no goals.[5] He played his last international match in 2011.


FK Ventspils

National Team


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