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2013 Latvian Higher League

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Season  2013
Location  Latvia
Goals scored  392
Start date  2013
End date  November 9, 2013
Matches played  135
2013 Latvian Higher League
Top goalscorer  Artūrs Karašausks Andrejs Kovaļovs (16 goals)
Biggest home win  FK Daugava 7-1 Ilūkstes NSS
Biggest away win  Ilūkstes NSS 2-10 SK Liepājas Metalurgs
Highest scoring  Ilūkstes NSS 2-10 SK Liepājas Metalurgs
Longest winning run  FK Ventspils, Skonto FC (6)
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The 2013 Latvian Higher League was the 22nd season of top-tier football in Latvia. FC Daugava were the defending champions. The season started on 29 March 2013.


The league comprised ten teams. The champions of this season were FK Ventspils, followed by Skonto FC


The league had a ten-team circuit like the 2012 season. 2012 Latvian First League champions Ilūkstes NSS from Ilūkste were directly promoted.

FK Daugava Rīga finished the 2012 season in ninth place and were therefore required to compete in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-off against First Division runners-up BFC Daugava. FK Daugava Riga won the play-off 4–1 on aggregate and therefore stayed in the Higher League.

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.


As in the previous season most of the matches are being transmitted live via online and sportacentrs TV channel. In June 2012 broadcasting rights were also bought by the English company Bet365. Since 2012, the league's homepage has been active and since September 2012 this website has been accompanied by the InStat Football system, showing information and analysis of each match individually. Since October 2012, the Virslīga has also had its own analytical broadcast after each round of matches with football experts discussing the games and future events connected to Latvian football. It is transmitted via sportacentrs TV.

League table

Updated to games played on 9 November 2013.
Source: LFF:Virslīga 2013
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th overall wins; 5th goal difference; 6th goals scored
The winners of the 2013–14 Latvian Football Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
1 UEFA barred Skonto from European competitions for three years for falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations.

Relegation play-offs

The 9th-placed sides will face the runners-up of the 2013 Latvian First League in a two-legged play-off, with the winner being awarded a spot in the 2014 Higher League competition.

FS METTA/LU won 5–2 on aggregate.

Top scorers

As of 9 November 2013.


2013 Latvian Higher League Wikipedia

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