Vladimirs Kamešs

Vladimirs Kamešs (born 28 October 1988) is a Latvian football midfielder playing as a left winger for Riga FC and Latvia national football team.[1]

Vladimirs Kamešs
Vladimirs Kamešs 2013.jpg
Kamešs with Amkar Perm in 2013
Personal information
Full name Vladimirs Kamešs
Date of birth (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Riga FC
Number 33
Youth career
Liepājas Metalurgs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 FK Liepājas Metalurgs 86 (25)
2010FB Gulbene 2005 (loan) 11 (10)
2013–2015 FC Amkar Perm 17 (0)
2014FC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (loan) 10 (1)
2015 Pogoń Szczecin 6 (0)
2015–2016 FK Liepāja 25 (7)
2016–2018 FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 58 (12)
2018 FK Liepāja 7 (2)
2019 FC SKA-Khabarovsk 13 (1)
2019 Riga FC 7 (0)
2020 FC Chayka Peschanokopskoye 1 (0)
2020– Riga FC 17 (0)
National team
2006 Latvia U-19
2007–2010 Latvia U-21 6 (1)
2012– Latvia 29 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:08, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Liepāja, as a youth player Kamešs played for his local club Liepājas Metalurgs, coming through all age groups of the academy. In January 2005, at the age of 16, Kamešs was taken to the club's first team. He saw himself scoring in the first and only appearance he made that season, helping his team become the Latvian Higher League champions. Even though, Kamešs helped his team win the Latvian Football Cup in 2006, triumph in the Baltic League in 2007 and become the champions of Latvia once again in 2009, he did not play much. During 5 seasons the young player made only 28 league appearances, scoring 4 goals due to the fact that more experienced players were more likely to be chosen to play over him.[2]


In July 2010 Kamešs was loaned out to the Latvian First League club FB Gulbene-2005 in order to have a chance to play more.[3] Surprisingly, the young player, netted 10 goals in 11 league appearances. He became the club's top scorer, helping them win the Latvian First League championship and clinch a promotion to the Latvian Higher League.[4] Later that year he was also named the best player of the Latvian First League by the Latvian Football Federation.[5]

Return to LiepājaEdit

After the end of his loan spell Kamešs returned to Liepājas Metalurgs to start the upcoming season with them. Evidently, the player had progressed and found himself in the starting line-up all throughout the season. Kamešs scored 11 goals in 29 league matches, becoming the 5th top-scorer of the season. The 2012 season saw Kamešs as one of the club's key players, as he was a constant first eleven player, making 29 league appearances and scoring 10 goals. Even though Metalurgs finished the season in the 4th position, Kamešs was named the best player of the league in October and November.[6] After the season, he was also included in both – sportacentrs.com and LFF teams of the tournament, receiving the awards as the best midfielder of the season and the best player of the season in general.[7]

Amkar PermEdit

In February 2013 Kamešs went on trial with the Russian Premier League club Amkar Perm.[8] Participating in two of their pre-season training camps, in Turkey and Bulgaria, he signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with them on 18 February.[9] He chose to play with the no. 15 jersey.

Pogoń SzczecinEdit

In February 2015, Kamešs left Amkar Perm by mutual consent, going on to sign for Pogoń Szczecin, which plays in the top tier of Polish football, the Ekstraklasa.[10]

International careerEdit

From 2006 to 2010 Vladimirs Kamešs was a member of Latvia U-19 and Latvia U-21. He made his full international debut for Latvia on 22 May 2012 in a 1–0 friendly match loss against Poland, coming on as a substitute in the 73rd minute and replacing Ivans Lukjanovs.[11] He helped his team win the Baltic Cup, taking place in Võru, Estonia from 1 to 3 June 2012.[12] Kamešs scored his first international goal for Latvia on 16 October 2012 in a 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification victory over Liechtenstein.[13]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Latvia's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 October 2012 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia   Liechtenstein 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 15 October 2019 Turner Stadium, Be'er Sheva, Israel   Israel 1–2 1–3 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
3. 14 November 2020 Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia   Faroe Islands 1–0 1–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League


Kamešs is on the cover of the 2012 Latvian Higher League year-book published in February 2013.[14]


Liepājas MetalurgsEdit


  • Latvian First League champion
    • 2010


  • Best player of the Latvian First League
    • 2010
  • Best midfielder of the Latvian Higher League
    • 2012
  • Best player of the Latvian Higher League
    • 2012

National teamEdit

  • Baltic Cup winner
    • 2012


  1. ^ Kamešs uz pārbaudes laiku pievienojies Kazahstānas komandai, sportacentrs.com, 28 December 2019
  2. ^ "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com.
  3. ^ "Vērtīgs spēlētājs". dzirkstele.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ http://wap.parsportu.lv/j.php?id=46183&sport=
  5. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Kamešs nosaukts par oktobra un novembra virslīgas labāko spēlētāju". tvnet.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Futbols / Diena". diena.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Kamešam 2,5 gadu līgums ar Krievijas Premjerlīgas klubu "Amkar"". sportacentrs.com. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Амкар расстался с Владимиром Камешем". fc-amkar.org/ (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". www.lff.lv. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  14. ^ http://www.futbolavirsliga.lv/index.php/jaunumi/1350-svinigi-atverta-latvijas-futbola-virsligas-2012-gada-sezonas-gadagramata

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