Jurijs Ševļakovs

Jurijs Ševļakovs (born 24 January 1959 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a former Latvian football defender, now a football manager.

Jurijs Ševļakovs
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-01-24) 24 January 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
197?–1980 CSKA Moscow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981 Cement Novorossiysk 34 (0)
1982–1990 Daugava Rīga 338 (9)
1991 Ilves Tampere 21 (1)
1992 Vantaan Pallo-70 22 (3)
1993 Ilves Tampere 14 (0)
1994–1997 Skonto Rīga 85 (6)
National team
1992–1997 Latvia 44 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 January 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2008

Club playing careerEdit

His player career Ševļakovs began in CSKA Moscow where he played a couple of games in the reserves team but couldn't achieve more and left Moscow. In 1981, he joined his first senior team - Cement Novorossiysk. After one year in Novorossiysk Ševļakovs moved to FK Daugava Rīga where he played until 1990 having more than 330 appearances for the club.[1] In 1991, he went to his first team outside the former USSR - Ilves in Finland. After three seasons in Finland he returned to Latvia and joined the strongest Latvian team at the time - FC Skonto and won the gold of Virslīga four times in a row, he was selected the best Latvian footballer of the year in 1997.

National team playing careerEdit

When in 1992 Latvia national football team started again Ševļakovs became one of the key players in it. Until the very end of his career Ševļakovs was the captain of the national team. One of his best games for Latvia came in a 2:0 home victory against Belarus when Ševļakovs scored both goals for Latvia. Despite his senior age for high level football Ševļakovs made 44 appearances for Latvia and was considered one of the countries most reliable defenders until the end of his playing career.

Coaching careerEdit

After finishing his career as player Ševļakovs instantly moved to coaching. His first squad was the reserves of FC Skonto, later he became assistant manager of Latvia U21 under Jurijs Andrejevs, after Andrejevs was elected Latvia national football team manager, Ševļakovs succeeded him as manager of U21. Currently Ševļakovs is assistant manager of FC Skonto and Latvia national team.



  1. ^ "Shevlakovs Jurijs Vladimirovich". CLISF. Retrieved 4 April 2009.

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