Riga FC

Riga Football Club, commonly referred to as Riga FC, is a Latvian football club, founded in 2014. The club is based at the Skonto Stadium in Riga. Since 2016 the club is playing in the Virslīga.

Riga FC
Riga FC logo.svg
Full nameRiga Football Club
Founded2014
GroundSkonto Stadium
Capacity8,087
ManagerOleg Kononov
LeagueVirslīga
20191st, champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was officially registered in April 2014.[1] The team was established in 2015 after a merger of two Riga based teams – FC Caramba Riga and Dinamo Rīga. In the 2015 season the team played in the Latvian First League under the name of FC Caramba/Dinamo. After winning the First League and promotion to the Higher League, the club changed its name to Riga FC.[2]

 
Ukrainian manager Viktor Skrypnyk has won first ever Virslīga title in the club history.

HonoursEdit

Latvian Higher League

Latvian Cup

Latvian First League

League and Cup historyEdit

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Latvian Football Cup Top Scorer (League) Manager
2015 2nd 1/(16) 30 27 3 0 142 14 84 Round of 16   Verners Apiņš – 31   Mihails Koņevs
2016 1st 5/(8) 28 8 12 8 28 24 36 Runner-up   Roberts Savaļnieks
  Yōsuke Saitō – 5
  Kiril Kurbatov
  Dmitri Khomukha
  Vladimir Volchek
2017 1st 3/(7) 24 10 7 7 28 20 37 Runner-up   Bogdan Vaštšuk – 8   Slaviša Stojanovič
2018 1st 1/(8) 28 20 4 4 45 16 64 Winner   Darko Lemajič – 15   Goce Sedloski
  Viktor Skrypnyk
2019 1st 1/(9) 32 20 6 6 59 21 66 Semi-Finals   Roman Debelko – 7   Luís Berkemeier Pimenta
  Oleg Kubarev
  Mihails Koņevs

SponsorsEdit

Sponsors

  Marine Service Group
  Optibet
  Ķekavas avots
  Komanda.lv
  People Fitness Club
  Fielmann
  Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemāra Hotel
  EHR

Kit manufacturer

  Jako

European recordEdit

OverviewEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
UEFA Europa League 8 3 2 3 10 11 −1
Total 10 3 4 3 10 11 −1

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Agg.
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 1QR   CSKA Sofia 1−0 0−1 1−1[a]
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1QR   Dundalk 0−0 0−0 0−0[b]
UEFA Europa League 2QR   Piast Gliwice 2−1 2−3 4−4 (a)
3QR   HJK 1−1 2−2 3−3 (a)
PO   Copenhagen 1−0 1−3 2−3
2020–21 UEFA Champions League 1QR
Notes
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 20 February 2020[3]

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 Ilja Isajevs
3   DF Antons Kurakins
5   MF Oļegs Laizāns (captain)
6   DF Talocha
7   MF Felipe Brisola
8   MF Ritvars Rugins
9   DF Armands Pētersons
10   MF Stênio Júnior
11   MF Vyacheslav Sharpar
12   GK Roberts Ozols
13   DF Vladislavs Gabovs
14   MF Danila Yanov
15   MF Jakub Hora (on loan from Teplice)
16   GK Nils Purins
No. Position Player
17   MF Vladislavs Fjodorovs
18   FW Stefan Ljubičić
19   MF Jordan Nkololo
20   MF Roger
23   MF Ivans Lukjanovs
25   MF Tomislav Šarić
26   MF Stefan Panić
27   FW Roman Debelko
31   DF Elvis Stuglis
34   DF Antonijs Černomordijs
39   DF Herdi Prenga
99   FW Kule Mbombo
  MF Brayan Angulo (on loan from Pafos)
  MF Marko Đurišić

StaffEdit

As of 31 July 2017 [4][5]

Position Name
Generaldirector   Aleksandrs Proņins
Sport director   Aleksandrs Romašins
Executive director   Romāns Lajuks
Head coach   Oleg Kononov
Assistant coach   Kristaps Blanks
Goalkeeping coach   Daniel Tudor
Fitness coach   Saško Poposki
Second team head coach   Mihails Koņevs
Analyst   Ivans Visockis
Physiotherapist   Viktors Simanovičs
Physiotherapist   Rolands Brencāns
Administrator   Deniss Čerņikovs
Team manager   Oļegs Koniševs
Photographer   Zigismunds Zālmanis
Press secretary   Krišs Upenieks
Office administrator   Sanita Beinaroviča

ManagersEdit

Name Period
  Mihails Koņevs March 2015 – November 2015
  Kiril Kurbatov 1 January 2016 – 10 April 2016
  Dmitri Khomukha 11 April 2016 – 9 August 2016
  Vladimir Volchek 12 August 2016 – 19 April 2017
  Mihails Koņevs 20 April 2017 – 11 May 2017
  Yevgeny Perevertaylo 12 May 2017 – 29 July 2017
  Slaviša Stojanović 30 July 2017 – December 2017
  Goce Sedloski 27 January 2018 – 25 May 2018
  Mihails Koņevs 26 May 2018 – 4 July 2018
  Viktor Skrypnyk 5 July 2018 – 31 January 2019
  Luís Berkemeier Pimenta 5 February 2019 - 2 March 2019
  Mihails Koņevs 3 March 2019 – 27 March 2019
  Oleg Kubarev 28 March 2019 – 26 April 2019
  Mihails Koņevs 27 April 2019 – 5 February 2020
  Oleg Kononov 5 February 2020 –

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LURSOFT (2019-04-01). "Riga Football Club , 40008223802 - company data". Lursoft. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  2. ^ ""Caramba/Dinamo" pārmaiņas: jauns treneris, cits nosaukums un stadions". sportacentrs.com (in Latvian). 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Komanda – Riga FC". Riga FC. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Vadība un administrācija – Riga FC". Riga FC. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Treneris un personāls – Riga FC". Riga FC. Retrieved 31 July 2017.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Lost 5−3 on Penalty shootout.
  2. ^ Lost 5−4 on Penalty shootout.

External linksEdit