FK Liepāja/Mogo is a Latvian football club, founded in 2014. The club is based at the Daugava Stadium in Liepāja. FK Liepāja plays in the Latvian Higher League. In their first season they finished 4th in the 2014 Latvian Higher League.

FK Liepāja/Mogo
FK Liepaja logo.svg
Full nameFutbola klubs Liepāja
Founded2014; 7 years ago (2014)
GroundDaugava Stadium
Capacity5,100
ChairmanMāris Verpakovskis
ManagerNebojša Vignević
LeagueVirslīga
20213rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

FK Liepāja/Mogo was founded in March 2014 as a phoenix club and an indirect legatee of FK Liepājas Metalurgs, which was dissolved following the 2013 Latvian Higher League season due to the bankruptcy of its owner company and the sole sponsor metallurgical plant A/S Liepājas Metalurgs. FK Liepāja incorporated all the players, including youth teams, as well as the participation place in the 2014 Latvian Higher League, which had been at the disposal of Liepājas Metalurgs prior to its bankruptcy.[1] The club is mainly sponsored by the Liepāja City Council and led by the former Latvian international footballer Māris Verpakovskis. The first manager of the team was Viktors Dobrecovs.

In its debut season FK Liepāja finished the championship in the top four.[2] Jānis Ikaunieks, FK Liepāja midfielder, was voted as the best player of the 2014 season.[3]


On 15 November 2016, Tamaz Pertia was appointed as the new manager of FK Liepāja.[4]


On 14 September 2018, Gordon Young was appointed as the new manager of FK Liepāja.[5]

LeagueEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup Top Scorer (League) Manager
2014 1st 4th 36 21 3 12 72 45 66 Semifinal   Jānis Ikaunieks – 23   Viktors Dobrecovs
2015 1st 1st 24 15 7 2 48 23 52 Quarterfinal   Dāvis Ikaunieks – 15   Viktors Dobrecovs
2016 1st 4th 28 12 6 10 38 31 42 Quarterfinal   Oskars Kļava – 6   Viktors Dobrecovs
2017 1st 2nd 24 11 4 9 32 25 37 Winners   Artūrs Karašausks – 12   Tamaz Pertia
2018 1st 4th 28 15 6 7 46 25 51 Quarterfinal   Ģirts Karlsons – 10   Tamaz Pertia
  Dario Aurelio
  Gordon Young
2019 1st 6th 32 11 6 15 41 43 39 Quarterfinal   Jānis Ikaunieks – 7   Gordon Young
  Aleksandrs Starkovs
2020 1st 5th 27 12 6 9 57 34 42 Winners   Dodô – 18   Aleksandrs Starkovs
  Dmitry Molosh

EuropeEdit

1R: First round, 2Q: Second qualifying round, 3Q: Third qualifying round, PO: Play-off round

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Red Bull Salzburg 0–2 0–1 0–3
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Crusaders 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a)
2Q   Sūduva Marijampolė 0–2 1–0 1–2
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1Q   BK Häcken 0–3 2–1 2–4
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Dinamo Minsk 1–1 2–1 3–2
2Q   IFK Norrköping 0–1 0–2 0–3
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q   Struga 1–1 4–1 5–2
2Q   CSKA Sofia 0–0 (a.e.t.) 0–0 0–0 (1–3 p)
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 1Q

HonoursEdit

SponsorsEdit

Sponsors

  Mogo
  Liepājas Dome
  Firma UPTK
  Ambero
  Liepājas Olimpiskais Centrs
  Radio SWH
  Radio SWH+
  NPK Expert
  Liepājas Enerģija
  Liepājas Papīrs

Kit manufacturer

  Adidas

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 29 July 2021[6]

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 Kaspars Ikstens
2 DF   LVA Vadims Žuļevs
4 DF   BRA Marquinhos Pedroso
5 DF   BLR Aleh Veratsila
6 DF   LVA Krišs Kārkliņš
8 MF   BLR Yevgeny Beryozkin
9 FW   BRA Dodô
10 MF   LVA Eduards Tīdenbergs
11 DF   SRB Milan Lazarević
12 GK   LVA Krišjānis Zviedris
13 GK   SRB Luka Radotic
15 MF   UKR Yuriy Tkachuk
20 MF   LVA Kristians Torress (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW   LVA Valērijs Šabala
22 MF   NGA Hogan Ukpa
23 MF   LVA Daniils Hvoinickis
25 MF   BLR Dzmitry Baha
27 DF   LVA Vjačeslavs Isajevs
33 DF   SEN Seydina Keita
40 DF   SRB Miloš Ostojić
45 FW   SRB Milan Mirosavljev
49 MF   LVA Mārtiņš Ķigurs
55 DF   MNE Marko Simić
62 FW   BLR Mikhail Gordeichuk
67 MF   LVA Ingars Stuglis
94 FW   LVA Dāvis Ikaunieks (on loan from Jablonec)

StaffEdit

Position Name
President   Māris Verpakovskis
Director   Jurģis Ozoliņš
Manager
Assistant manager   Jurijs Sevlakovs
Assistant manager   Mareks Zuntners
Goalkeeping coach   Viktors Spole
Doctor   Andris Kramēns
Masseur   Dainis Sergejevs
Press secretary   Dāvids Jansons

ManagersEdit

As of match played 10 March 2019
Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honours Notes
Viktors Dobrecovs   Latvia 1 March 2014 5 November 2016 96 52 16 28 175 108 054.17 Latvian Higher League
Tamaz Pertia   Georgia 15 November 2016[4] 30 July 2018 50 27 8 15 85 57 054.00 Latvian Cup
Mareks Zuntners   Latvia 30 July 2018 14 September 2018 6 1 1 4 4 6 016.67
Gordon Young   Scotland 14 September 2018[5] 10 6 1 3 9 4 060.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virslīgā spēlēs FK "Liepāja"". liepajniekiem.lv. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Papildināts – FK Liepāja šīs sezonas Virslīgas tabulā finišē 4. vietā". liepajniekiem.lv. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Jānis Ikaunieks – labākais virslīgā". liepajniekiem.lv. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Oficiāli : FK Liepāja galvenais treneris Tamazs Pertija". fkliepaja.lv/ (in Latvian). FK Liepāja. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Oficiāli : Par FK Liepāja/Mogo galveno treneri kļūst Gordon Young". fkliepaja.lv/ (in Latvian). FK Liepāja. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Komanda – FK Liepāja". FK Liepāja. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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