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FK Jelgava is a Latvian football club that is based in Jelgava. The club plays its home-matches at the Zemgales Olimpiskais Sporta Centrs stadium with capacity of 1,560 people.[1]

FK Jelgava
FK Jelgava logo
Full nameFutbola Klubs Jelgava
(Football Club Jelgava)
Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004)
GroundZemgale Olympic Center
Capacity1,560
ChairmanMāris Peilāns
ManagerOleg Kubarev
LeagueVirsliga
20186th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Contents

Early yearsEdit

Until 2004 two Jelgava football clubs FK Viola and RAF Jelgava played in 1. līga. In 2004, it was made decision to merge both clubs into one forming FK Jelgava. FK Jelgava has played since their foundation in 2004 in the 1. līga,[2] but in 2009 after winning the Latvian First League the team had the chance to play their first games in the Virslīga.

On 19 May 2010 FK Jelgava won the Latvian Cup final in Skonto Stadium, beating FK Jūrmala-VV 6:5 in a penalty shoot out after the game had finished 0:0.[3]

On the way to the final, the club beat FK Liepājas Metalurgs in the quarter-finals and Skonto FC in the semi-finals. [4][5] Victory in the Latvian Cup final allowed FK Jelgava to debut in the UEFA Europa League tournament. In the second qualifying round FK Jelgava played Molde FK from Norway. With a score of 2:2 on aggregate, Molde won on away goals.[6][7]

In the 2010 season Jelgava was the only Latvian football club which won a game in European football tournaments (2:1 against Molde).

On 2 September 2010 FK Jelgava played a friendly against Premier League club Blackpool. The match marked the opening of the Olympic Sports Center of Zemgale. The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers and the British Ambassador in Latvia attended the game.[8]

HonoursEdit

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup
2004 2nd (1.līga) 11/(14) 26 7 5 14 43 69 26 1/16 finals
2005 2nd (1.līga) 11/(14) 26 8 2 16 43 59 26 1/8 finals
2006 2nd (1.līga) 9/(16) 26 12 6 12 53 49 42 1/8 finals
2007 2nd (1.līga) 5/(16) 30 16 6 8 70 43 54 2nd Round
2008 2nd (1.līga) 4/(15) 28 19 3 6 63 41 60 1/8 finals
2009 2nd (1.līga) 1/(14) 26 19 5 2 57 20 62 Not Held
2010 1st (Virsliga) 6/(10) 27 6 7 14 36 45 25 Winner
2011 1st (Virsliga) 6/(9) 32 13 4 15 47 54 43 1/4 finals
2012 1st (Virsliga) 7/(10) 36 7 10 19 32 56 31 1/2 finals
2013 1st (Virsliga) 8/(10) 27 5 8 14 26 46 23 1/8 finals
2014 1st (Virsliga) 3/(10) 36 20 10 6 57 27 70 Winner
2015 1st (Virsliga) 4/(8) 24 11 8 5 26 18 41 Winner
2016 1st (Virsliga) 2/(8) 28 16 3 9 37 24 51 Winner

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Team Home Away Aggregate
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Molde FK 2–1 0–1 2–2(a)
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Rosenborg 0–2 0–4 0–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Litex Lovech 1–1 2–2 3–3 (a)
2Q   Rabotnički 1–0 0–2 1–2
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Breiðablik 2–2 3–2 5–4
2Q   Slovan Bratislava 3–0 0–0 3–0
3Q   Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–3 1–4
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Ferencváros 0–1 0–2 0–3

Players and staffEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 5 July 2019 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 Germans Māliņš
3   DF Renārs Rode
4   MF Jakov Biljan
5   DF Ivo Minkevičs
6   MF Yaël Eisden
7   DF Valērijs Redjko
8   MF Aleksandrs Cauņa
9   MF Alyaksandr Katlyaraw
10   MF Guram Lukava
11   FW Marks Kurtišs
12   DF Artjoms Osipovs
14   MF Irakli Bidzinashvili
15   MF Dāvis Indrāns
17   FW Ņikita Ivanovs
No. Position Player
19   MF Andris Krušatins
20   DF Daniils Hvoiņickis
21   MF Eduards Emsis
22   DF Jeremy Fernandes
23   DF Naim Sharifi
27   DF Momčilo Rašo
28   MF Artis Lazdiņš
29   MF Stylianos Panteli (on loan from AEL Limassol)
35   GK Vladislavs Kurakins
45   FW Maksim Votinov
53   DF Stanislav Mykytsey
77   DF Viktors Litvinskis
88   MF Artjoms Vorobjovs
99   MF Aldis Polis

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player

StaffEdit

Name, surname Position
  Māris Peilāns Chairman
  Jānis Vuguls Director
  Marians Pahars Manager
  Dāvis Caune Assistant manager
  Andrejs Kalinins Assistant manager
  Aleksandrs Cauņa Coach
  Sergejs Diguļovs Goalkeeper Coach
  Oļegs Samoiļenko Doctor
  Jurijs Ksenzovs Physio
  Mārtiņš Krūmiņš Technical Director
  Daniels Ivanovs Administrator

ManagersEdit

Player of the season (since 2013)Edit

Season Name
2013   Vadims Žuļevs
2014   Kaspars Ikstens
2015   Mārcis Ošs
2016   Gļebs Kļuškins

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Futbola laukumi". Zemgales Olimpiskais centrs. Archived from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Jelgava triumfē 1. līgas čempionātā". Sportacentrs.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  3. ^ "Pasaka ar laimīgām beigām jeb Jelgava izcīna Latvijas kausu". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  4. ^ "Jelgava sensacionāli uzvar un iekļūst pusfinālā". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  5. ^ "Jelgava uzveic Skonto un tiek Latvijas kausa finālā". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  6. ^ "Jelgava uzvar, taču tālāk netiek". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
  7. ^ "Jelgavai sāpīgs zaudējums". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  8. ^ "Stadions Jelgavā iesvētīts ar uzvaru pār Blackpool". Sportacentrs.com. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
  9. ^ ""JELGAVAI" JAUNS GALVENAIS TRENERIS" (in Latvian). FK Jelgava. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

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