Ivans Lukjanovs

Ivans Lukjanovs (born 24 January 1987) is a Latvian football winger who plays for Riga FC and Latvia national football team.

Ivans Lukjanovs
Ivans Lukjanovs 2017.jpg
Lukjanovs with Fakel in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ivans Lukjanovs
Date of birth (1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Daugavpils, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Winger, forward
Club information
Current team
Riga FC
Number 23
Youth career
JFC Skonto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Skonto FC 17 (14)
2007–2008Olimps Rīga (loan) 10 (2)
2008FK Šiauliai (loan) 12 (1)
2008–2009FK Sūduva (loan) 12 (5)
2009–2012 Lechia Gdańsk 77 (5)
2012–2013 Metalurh Zaporizhya 4 (0)
2013 Volgar Astrakhan 10 (2)
2013–2014 Rotor Volgograd 18 (1)
2014–2016 Volgar Astrakhan 48 (8)
2016–2018 Fakel Voronezh 53 (3)
2018– Riga FC 12 (4)
National team
2008 Latvia U-21 10 (2)
2010– Latvia 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:18, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 October 2017

Club careerEdit

Lukjanovs was born in Daugavpils, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union. As a youth player he played for JFC Skonto, making his first first-team appearance in 2006. That season he played 2 matches, scoring no goals. In November 2006 Lukjanovs and his team-mate Oļegs Laizāns went on a training camp together with the Italian giants Lazio, but didn't stay with the club.[1] His further career led through loans to another club from Riga Olimps/RFS and two Lithuanian clubs. He played 10 matches and scored 2 goals for Olimps/RFS in 2008. During his time in Lithuania Lukjanovs played 12 matches, scoring 1 goal for FK Šiauliai and 12 matches, scoring 5 goals for FK Sūduva. In 2009 Lukjanovs returned to the Latvian Higher League side Skonto FC and managed to score 14 goals in 15 matches.

After a few months he and his team-mate Sergejs Kožans joined the Polish Ekstraklasa club Lechia Gdańsk.[2] In his first season with Lechia Lukjanovs played 29 matches, scoring 2 goals. In his second season there he had the same statistics – 2 goals in 29 games. The third season saw Lukjanovs playing less – 1 goal in 19 league matches. After the season Lukjanovs was released from the club alongside Sergejs Kožans.[3]

On 18 August 2012, Lukjanovs moved to the Ukrainian Premier League club Metalurh Zaporizhya.[4] Despite playing a great debut match at the club, Lukjanovs was rarely used throughout the season. He played only 4 games for the team and, furthermore, was sharply criticized by the manager Vitaliy Kvartsyanyi for being too afraid of playing aggressively and not having a character.[5] In December 2012 Lukjanovs revealed that he would not stay at the club anymore.[6]

On 28 February 2013, he signed a contract with the Russian National Football League club Volgar Astrakhan.[7] Lukjanovs scored 2 goals in 10 matches for the club, but couldn't help it save a place in the league, as they got relegated to the Russian Second Division. Lukjanovs left the club after the relegation. On 13 July 2013, he joined Rotor Volgograd, being complimented by the club's vice-president for his speed and ability to play equally well with both feet.[8]

International careerEdit

Lukjanovs played 10 matches and scored 2 goals for Latvia U-21 in 2008. In January 2010 he was firstly called up to the senior side for a friendly match against South Korea.[9] As of November 2013 Lukjanovs has made 15 international appearances for Latvia, scoring no goals yet.[10]




  1. ^ LFF: Uz "Lazio" dosies Lukjanovs un Laizāns. Lff.lv. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ Frut – Ziņas > Sports – Lukjanovs un Kožans noslēdz līgumus ar Polijas klubu Gdaņskas «Lechia» Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. News.frut.lv. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Lukjanovs un Kožans pamet Gdaņskas "Lechia"". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Lukjanovs pārceļas uz Ukrainas Premjerlīgas pastarīti Zaporožjes "Metallurg"". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ Sports, DELFI (13 November 2012). "Lukjanovu asi kritizē viņa pārstāvētā Zaporožjes 'Metallurg' treneris". delfi.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Video: Cauņa dāvina un spēlē ar Daugavpils bērniem". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Lukjanovs paraksta līgumu ar Krievijas 1. līgas klubu "Volgar-Gazprom"". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Lukjanovs karjeru turpinās Volgogradas "Rotor"". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  9. ^ Lff: Ivans Lukjanovs. Lff.lv. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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