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.[1]

Spartaks Jūrmala
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Full nameJūrmalas Futbola un Peldēšanas skola/Spartaks (Jūrmala Swimming and Football School/Spartaks)
Nickname(s)Sarkanbaltie (Red-whites)
Founded2007
GroundSloka Stadium
Capacity2,500
ChairmanLatvia Spartaks Melkumjans
ManagerFinlandRussia Aleksei Yeryomenko
LeagueVirslīga
20195th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

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.[2] 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.

HonoursEdit

ManagersEdit

Name Period
  Sergejs Golubevs 2007–09
  Pjotrs Trebuhovs 2010
  Artūrs Šketovs 2011
  Oļegs Blagonadeždins 2012
  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
  Valdas Urbonas 2017
  Samvel Babayan 2018
  Dmitrijs Kalašņikovs 2018
  Aleksandr Grishin April 2018–August 2018
  Tomas Ražanauskas[3] August 2018–December 2018
  Nunzio Zavattieri January 2019
   Aleksei Yeryomenko[4] 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
2016 1st (Virslīga) 1/(8) 28 17 4 7 46 22 55 Final
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

European recordEdit

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Budućnost Podgorica 0–0 3–1 3–1
2Q   Vojvodina 1–1 0–3 1–4
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
3Q   Sūduva Marijampolė 0−1 0–0 0–1
Notes
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

SponsorsEdit

Sponsors

  Jūrmalas Pilsētas Dome
  Hanseatisches Fußball Kontor GmbH
  Sportland

Kit manufacturer

  Nike Inc.

Players and staffEdit

As of 14 March 2020

Current squadEdit

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 Vladislavs Kapustins
2   DF Klāvs Kramēns
3   DF Ņikita Bērenfelds
4   DF Jānis Krautmanis
5   DF Anatolie Prepeliță
6   DF Abdulrahim Ahli
7   FW Ariagner Smith
8   MF Nemanja Belaković
9   FW Newton Williams
10   MF Sergei Eremenko
11   FW Miracle Nwaorisa
12   DF Badra Ali Camara
No. Position Player
13   MF Lucky Opara
14   MF Dalyop Samuel
15   MF Raivis Skrebels
16   DF Nauris Bulvitis
17   MF Saminu Abdullahi
18   GK Jevgēņijs Ņerugals
20   MF Aliyu Adam
22   MF Didine Djouhary
23   MF Kyrylo Dryshlyuk
24   GK Davis Oss
25   FW Eduards Višņakovs

StaffEdit

Name, surname Position
  Seržiks Melkumjans President
  Spartaks Melkumjans Chairman
   Aleksei Yeryomenko Manager
  Ivan Lapšanský Assistant manager
  Viktors Terentjevs Assistant manager
  Oļegs Blagonadeždins Assistant manager
  Igors Zjuzins Administrator
  Sergejs Pečņikovs Physiotherapist
  Jeļena Golubeva Masseuse
  Nikita Kovalchuk Match analyst

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stadions". FK Spartaks Jūrmala. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Latvijas futbola virslīgā iekļūst Kauguru JPFS/"Spartaks"". Kasjauns.lv. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  3. ^ https://www.15min.lt/sportas/naujiena/futbolas/tomas-razanauskas-pries-akistata-su-suduva-tapo-varzovu-klubo-treneriu-24-1014564?copied
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/fkspartaks/status/1227165660079411201

External linksEdit