FC Daugava

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FC Daugava is a Latvian football club, based at the Daugava Stadium, in the city of Daugavpils. They play in the Latvian Second League in 2015 and are one of two clubs representing the city. They are also one of two clubs with the name Daugava and should not be confused with FK Daugava Rīga.

FC Daugava Daugavpils
Full nameFootball Club Daugava Daugavpils
  • FK Ditton (2001–2006)
GroundDaugavas stadions
Daugavpils, Latvia
ChairmanEdgars Limans
ManagerIvan Tabanov
LeagueSecond League
20145th (Higher League)
WebsiteClub website

In 2008, they won the Latvian Cup and in 2012 won the Latvian Higher League championship for the first time in the club's history.[1] The current manager of the team is Ivan Tabanov.


The club was founded in 1944.[citation needed]

They started the 1992 season with a young team, but later some experienced players were added to the squad and Ditton managed to regain a place in the higher league. In 2006 Ditton were taken over by new investors. Ukrainian manager Sergei Yuran was invited to join the team staff, but he was soon replaced by Sergei Kiriakov. That season the club achieved their highest position to that point, finishing 5th in the championship.[citation needed]

At the end of 2006, Russian businessman Igor Malishkov became the main shareholder in the club. It was his decision to change the club's name to FC Daugava. Meanwhile, he also created a plan to develop the infrastructure of the club and build a new stadium.[2] Malishkov invited Sergei Petrenko, who was then famous for his success with Torpedo Moscow, to become the manager of the team. Petrenko left in May 2007 for family reasons. In June 2007 Igor Gamula was appointed, but he only started managing the team in August 2008. Till then the incumbent manager was Mihails Zemļinskis.[3]

On 19 July 2008 the Daugava Stadium was officially opened.[4] That year the club won the Latvian Cup for the first time in its history. On 8 February 2009, due to financial problems, FC Daugava merged with Dinaburg and formed one team under the name of Dinaburg for the 2009 season.[5] That season Dinaburg were relegated from the Latvian Higher League due to suspicions of participation in match fixing.[6] Daugava then decided to create a team that would play in the Latvian First League the following season, meanwhile Dinaburg ended its existence, stating that the club's image was spoiled. As Daugavpils is one of the biggest cities in Latvia, the LFF came up with a proposal to offer Daugava a place in the Latvian Higher League. The offer was accepted and Daugava were given a chance to represent Daugavpils in the higher league in the 2010 season.[7]

In 2011, the club achieved its best result until then, finishing third in the championship.[8] In 2012 Daugava became the champions of the Latvian Higher League for the first time in the club's history.[1]

Match-fixing scandalEdit

In July 2013 Federbet organization expressed its concerns in regards to possible match fixing attempts concerning Daugava's UEFA Champions League game against IF Elfsborg, which the club lost 7–1, with 7 goals being scored in the second half.[9] Prior to the 2014 Latvian Higher League season Daugava was initially denied the participation license due to non-existing youth academy but it was later obtained in exchange of promises to develop one in the near future.[10] In October 2014, during a spot-check at the club, several of its members were interrogated, with the club's former president Oleg Gavrilov being arrested for money laundering, legalization of illegal earnings and other crimes, including ignorance of the previously imposed disqualification upon him from any activates affiliated with Latvian football. Four other people, including the club's technical director, manager and two players were disqualified for an indeterminate period of time till the end of the investigation.[11] The investigation is currently still in progress and is lead in cooperation of the Latvian Football Federation, UEFA and the State Police of Latvia.


FC Daugava are currently using a logo based on the design of the legendary Latvian football club FK Daugava Rīga that was founded in 1944 and played in the Soviet Top League.[2]


Participation in Latvian ChampionshipsEdit

Season Position Matches Wins Draws Loses Goals Points Manager Top-scorer
2001 11 4 4 0 0 15—0 12   Genādijs Pašins   Pjotrs Vnukovs – 7 goals
2002 22 28 19 7 2 94—22 65   Genādijs Pašins   Kirils Kurbatovs,   Pjotrs Vnukovs – 15 goals
2003 32 27 16 2 9 79—32 50   Ēriks Grigjans   Kirils Kurbatovs – 11 goals
2004 7 28 7 5 16 20—62 26   Ēriks Grigjans   Kirils Kurbatovs – 6 goals
2005 52 26 14 5 7 59—28 47   Sergejs Pogodins   Maksims Deņisevičs – 10 goals
2006 5 28 10 8 10 33—41 38   Sergei Yuran,   Sergei Kiriakov,   Igor Kichigin   Aleksandr Sonin – 7 goals
2007 5 28 9 6 13 33—38 33   Sergei Petrenko,   Igor Gamula   Mikalay Ryndzyuk – 11 goals
2008 5 28 10 7 11 40—35 37   Mihails Zemļinskis,   Igor Gamula   Artjoms Rudņevs,   Mikalay Ryndzyuk – 7 goals
2009 9 26 9 7 10 38—43 34   Kirils Kurbatovs   Ričards Raščevskis – 6 goals
2010 4 27 16 8 3 35—16 56   Tamaz Pertia   Mamuka Ghonghadze – 6 goals
2011 3 32 19 6 7 58—30 63   Tamaz Pertia,   Leonid Nazarenko   Mamuka Ghonghadze – 21 goals
2012 1 36 23 9 4 64—25 78   Ravil Sabitov,   Ivan Tabanov   Mamuka Ghonghadze – 18 goals
2013 3 27 15 7 5 44—19 52   Ivan Tabanov   Andrejs Kovaļovs – 16 goals
2014 5 36 19 8 9 53—39 65   Viktor Demidov,   Hennadiy Orbu,   Ivan Tabanov   Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs – 12 goals

1 Season in the Latvian Second League

2 Season in the Latvian First League

European RecordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Tromsø IL 0–5 1–2 1–7  
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   FK Sūduva 2–3 1–0 3–3 (a)  
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round   IF Elfsborg 0–4 1–7 1–11  
2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Víkingur Gøta 1–1 1–2 2–3  

UEFA ranking 2014/15Edit

Rank Country Team Points
366   FK Mogren 2.625
367   FC Daugava 2.600
368   ÍBV 2.600


Role Sponsors
Kit manufacturer   Erreà
Sponsors   Mueller Sports Medicine
  Radio Alise+
  Latgales Laiks

Players and staffEdit

Current squadEdit

Updated 30 November 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   LVA Aleksandrs Vlasovs (captain)
2 MF   LVA Jans Radevičs
3 DF   UKR Rizvan Ablitarov
4 DF   GEO Giorgi Chikhradze
5 MF   UKR Pavlo Hryschenko
6 MF   LVA Rojs Grauze
7 MF   UKR Valeriy Kutsenko
8 DF   LVA Aleksandrs Solovjovs
9 FW   LVA Ričards Grauze
10 MF   LVA Visvaldis Ignatāns
11 MF   LVA Edgars Vērdiņš
12 DF   UKR Dmytro Kushnirov
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF   GEO Bidzina Tsintsadze
15 MF   LVA Vladimirs Volkovs
16 FW   LVA Ēriks Kokins
17 DF   LVA Kirils Ševeļovs
19 MF   LVA Oļegs Žatkins
21 FW   LVA Žanis Zubovs
23 MF   LVA Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs
24 DF   LVA Pāvels Ostrovskis
26 MF   LVA Jurijs Morozs
29 DF   LVA Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
82 GK   LVA Jevgēņijs Ņerugals

For recent transfers see: List of Latvian football transfers winter 2013-14 and List of Latvian football transfers summer 2014

International playersEdit

Foreign playersEdit

Non-EU Nationals

  •   Giorgi Chikhradze
  •   Bidzina Tsintsadze


Position Name
President   Jevģēnijs Klopovs
Director   Edgars Limans
Technical secretary   Renāte Leitāne
Manager   Ivan Tabanov
Assistant manager   Vladimirs Žavoronkovs
Physiotherapist   Sergejs Ļesnovs
Doctor   Valērijs Bulavskis



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