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FK Riga

FK Riga is a football (soccer) club from Latvia.

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About FK Riga

FK Rīga was a Latvian Association football club based in Riga. They played in the Latvian Higher League, the top division in Latvian football. They played their home games at Latvijas Universitates Stadions. In 1999, its first year of existence, the club won the Latvian football Cup, beating Skonto FC at the final. The club also played in the UEFA Europa League. In 2007, FK Rīga achieved its best result in Virsliga so far by finishing 3rd as the highest placed club from Riga.

FK Rīga played in the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Their first round opponents were Fylkir from suburban Árbær in the eastern part of Reykjavik. In the second round. they played Irish club Bohemian F.C. and, as against Fylkir, the home leg was played in the city of Liepāja, approximately 217 kilometres from Riga.

At the end of the 2007–08 season the club went bankrupt due to its financial problems and the football school, that was in the club's system, joined FK Olimps/ASK. Today, the club is known as JFK Olimps.

Honours

- Latvian Football Cup: (1)

League results


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European performances

- 1Q = First Qualifying Round
- 1R = First Round

Notable players

- Sergei Chepchugov
- Jurijs Žigajevs
- Grigori Chirkin
- Mihails Miholaps
- Andrey Agafonov
- Kristaps Grebis
- Oļegs Baikovs
- Mindaugas Kalonas
- Tadas Papečkys
- Igors Korabļovs
- Ivan Shpakov
- Maksims Rafaļskis
- Pāvels Mihadjuks
- Vladimirs Žavoronkovs
- Vladimirs Babičevs
- Gints Freimanis
- Artūrs Zakreševskis

Managers

- Jānis Gilis (1999)
- Georgijs Gusarenko (2000–2001)
- Viktors Ņesterenko (2001–2002)
- Aleksandrs Dorofejevs (2002)
- Georgijs Gusarenko (2002)
- Viktors Ņesterenko (2002–2003)
- Paul Anthony Ashworth (2004)
- Ēriks Grigjans (2005–2006)
- Sergejs Semjonovs (2006–2007)
- Genādijs Morozovs (2008)
- Anatolijs Šeļests (2008)




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