FK Spartaks Jūrmala
FK Spartaks is a Latvian football club that is based in Sloka, Jūrmala. In 2012, they finished 3rd in the Latvian First League championship and after winning the play-offs against JFK Olimps were promoted to the Latvian Higher League. The club plays its home matches at the Sloka Stadium with capacity of 2,500 people.
|Full name||Jūrmalas Futbola un Peldēšanas skola/Spartaks (Jūrmala Swimming and Football School/Spartaks)|
FK Spartaks Jūrmala were founded at the start of 2007 as participants of the third tier of Latvian football. They won the Latvian Second League championship in the first year of their existence. The next 4 seasons were spent in the Latvian First League. In 2011, the club made its greatest leap since its foundation, managing to finish the season in the third position right behind Metta/Latvijas Universitāte and Liepājas Metalurgs-2. As reserve teams were not eligible to participate in the top tier championship, Spartaks were promoted via play-offs against JFK Olimps, which they won 4–1 on aggregate. Since 2012 Spartaks Jūrmala have been playing in the Latvian Higher League. Spartaks finished their first season in the Latvian top tier football in the fifth position of the league table, remaining in a middle-table position in the following two seasons as well, placing 7th in 2013 and 6th in 2014, respectively.
FK Spartaks have an engagement with the Jūrmala Swimming and Football School, the name of which is included in the official name of the club (Latvian: Jūrmalas Peldēšanas un Futbola skola).
From 2012 to 2014 Spartaks Jūrmala was one of two clubs representing the city in the Latvian Higher League and using the Sloka Stadium as their home-ground. After the relegation of FC Jūrmala in 2014, as of 2018 Spartaks remains as the sole representative of the coastal city in Latvian top tier football.
|Arminas Narbekovas||Jul 23, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012|
|Oleg Kubarev||Feb 8, 2013 – Jul 28, 2013|
|Aleksandrs Stradiņš||Jul 2013 – Sept 2013 (caretaker)|
|Jurijs Popkovs||Sept 2013 – Dec 2013|
|Fabio Micarelli||Dec 2013 – May 2014|
|Oļegs Blagonadeždins||Jun 2014 (caretaker)|
|Roman Pylypchuk||Jun 2014 – Jan 2016|
|Oleg Kubarev||Jan 2016 – Nov 2016|
|Marek Zub||Feb 2017–July 2017|
|Jozef Vukušič||July 2017|
|Aleksandr Grishin||April 2018–August 2018|
|Tomas Ražanauskas||August 2018–December 2018|
|Nunzio Zavattieri||January 2019|
|Aleksei Yeryomenko||February 2020–|
League and Cup historyEdit
|Season||Division (Name)||Pos./Teams||Pl.||W||D||L||GS||GA||P||Latvian Football Cup|
|2007||3rd (2. līga)||1/(11)||1/32 Round|
|2008||2nd (1.līga)||11/(15)||28||9||6||13||32||44||33||1/8 finals|
|2009||2nd (1.līga)||12/(14)||26||4||2||20||22||71||14||Did not participate|
|2010||2nd (1.līga)||9/(12)||22||6||4||12||32||41||22||Did not participate|
|2011||2nd (1.līga)||3/(13)||24||16||4||4||74||22||52||1/8 finals|
|2012||1st (Virslīga)||5/(10)||36||13||10||13||61||56||49||1/4 finals|
|2013||1st (Virslīga)||7/(10)||27||7||4||16||30||49||25||1/8 finals|
|2014||1st (Virslīga)||6/(10)||36||14||9||13||38||32||51||1/4 finals|
|2015||1st (Virslīga)||5/(8)||24||5||6||13||20||36||21||1/2 finals|
|2017||1st (Virslīga)||1/(7)||24||14||4||6||36||26||46||1/2 finals|
|2018||1st (Virslīga)||5/(8)||28||12||6||10||48||37||42||1/4 finals|
|2019||1st (Virslīga)||5/(9)||32||13||5||14||49||64||44||1/8 finals|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Budućnost Podgorica||0–0||3–1||3–1|
|2016–17||UEFA Europa League||1Q||Dinamo Minsk||0–2||1–2||1–4|
|2017–18||UEFA Champions League||2Q||Astana||0–1||1–1||1–2|
|2018–19||UEFA Champions League||1Q||Red Star Belgrade||0−0||0−2||0–2|
|UEFA Europa League||2Q||La Fiorita||6−0||3−0||9−0|
- 1Q: First qualifying round
- 2Q: Second qualifying round
- 3Q: Third qualifying round
Jūrmalas Pilsētas Dome
Players and staffEdit
As of 14 March 2020
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|Ivan Lapšanský||Assistant manager|
|Viktors Terentjevs||Assistant manager|
|Oļegs Blagonadeždins||Assistant manager|
|Nikita Kovalchuk||Match analyst|
- "Stadions". FK Spartaks Jūrmala. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- "Latvijas futbola virslīgā iekļūst Kauguru JPFS/"Spartaks"". Kasjauns.lv. Retrieved 2014-08-10.