FK Rīga was a Latvian football club based in Riga. They played in the Virslīga, the top division in Latvian football. They played their home games at Latvijas Universitātes Stadions. In 1999, its first year of existence, the club won the Latvian Cup, beating Skonto at the final. The club also played in the UEFA Cup. In 2007, FK Rīga achieved its best result in Virslīga so far by finishing 3rd as the highest placed club from Riga.

FK Rīga
Full nameFutbola klubs "Rīga"
Short nameRīga
GroundLatvijas Universitātes Stadions,
Riga, Latvia
2008Virslīga, 6th

FK Rīga played in the 2008 Intertoto Cup. Their first round opponents were Fylkir from suburban Árbær in the eastern part of Reykjavík. In the second round. they played Irish club Bohemian and, as against Fylkir, the home leg was played in the city of Liepāja, approximately 217 kilometres from Riga.

At the end of the 2007–08 season the club went bankrupt due to its financial problems and the football school, that was in the club's system, joined FK Olimps/ASK (later known as RFS/Olimps).



League resultsEdit

Latvian Higher League2008 Latvian Higher League2007 Latvian Higher League2006 Latvian Higher League2005 Latvian Higher League2004 Latvian Higher League2003 Latvian Higher League2002 Latvian Higher League2001 Latvian Higher League2000 Latvian Higher League1999 Latvian Higher League

European performancesEdit

  • 1Q = First Qualifying Round
  • 1R = First Round
Season Cup Round Country Club Score
1999 UEFA Cup 1R   Helsingborg 0–0, 0–5
2008 Intertoto Cup 1R   Fylkir 1–2, 2–0
2R   Bohemian 1–0, 1–2
3R   Elfsborg 0–1, 0–0


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