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Skonto FC

Skonto FC
Skonto celebrate winning their 15th Latvian title in 2010 ©Roman Koksharov

Skonto FC

Formed: 1991
Nickname: none

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 15 (2010)
• Latvian Cup: 7 (2002)

History
• With Latvia's most successful team in the Soviet era, FK Daugava, already on the wane even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Skonto stepped into the vacuum to become the pre-eminent force in the independent nation.

• Founded in 1991 by local businessman Guntis Indriksons and named after the firm he runs, Forums-Skonto FC won the inaugural Latvian title the same year under Marks Zahodins and retained the trophy the following season.

• Former Daugava striker Aleksandrs Starkovs then took over as the club's coach and led Skonto to 11 straight titles from that season onwards before joining FC Spartak Moskva in the wake of guiding Latvia to UEFA EURO 2004.

• Former assistant coach Jurijs Andrejevs led the club to a 14th successive title that year in Starkovs's absence but his successor Paul Ashworth never finished higher than second while the 2007 campaign ended with Skonto outside the top three for the first time; Starkovs' return in 2010, however, swiftly brought a 15th league crown.

• Success in the Virsliga has meant regular UEFA competition football, with the likes of FC Internazionale Milano and FC Barcelona visiting Riga; the club's most memorable European result remains a 0-0 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw at home against Chelsea FC in August 1999.

Club records
Most appearances: Mihails Zemļinskis (336)
Most goals: Mihails Miholaps (202)
Record victory: Skonto 17-0 FK Cesis (Latvian Cup, 17 April 1999)
Record defeat: FK Rabotnicki 6-0 Skonto FC (UEFA Champions League, 12 July 2005)

Last updated 31 December 2010

Last updated: 01/03/11 18.49CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/04/2014 21:19 CET
Tiraspol0-1Skonto
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (SVK) – Stadium: Sheriff small Arena, Tiraspol (MDA)
07/18/2013 12:44:53
7 July 2013 - Latvian Cup, Second round
FK Alberts1-8Skonto
Referee: not available – Riga
01/30/2014 13:08:03
Skonto0-1Tiraspol
Aggregate: 1-1 Skonto win 4-2 on penalties
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN) – Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
07/22/2013 10:02:47
Skonto2-1Liberec
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL) – Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
07/19/2013 15:55:30
21 July 2013 - Latvian Cup, Third round
Skonto5-0Daugava
Referee: not available – Riga
01/30/2014 13:08:04
Liberec1-0Skonto
Aggregate: 2-2 Liberec win on away goals
Referee: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR) – Stadium: U Nisy, Liberec (CZE)
07/26/2013 11:39:15
30 March 2014 - Latvian First Division
Skonto2-1Spartaks Jūrmala
Referee: not available – Riga
04/20/2014 17:23:57
5 April 2014 - Latvian Cup, Quarter-finals
Daugava Rīga1-2Skonto
Referee: not available – Riga
04/05/2014 15:59:43
9 April 2014 - Latvian First Division
FK Liepāja 1-0Skonto
Referee: not available – Liepaja
04/09/2014 19:46:30
13 April 2014 - Latvian First Division
Jelgava0-3Skonto
Referee: not available – Jelgava
04/13/2014 22:47:12
16 April 2014 - Latvian First Division
Skonto3-1Metta/LU
Referee: not available – Riga
04/16/2014 19:29:29
20 April 2014 - Latvian First Division
Skonto3-1BFC Daugavpils
Referee: not available – Riga
04/20/2014 17:23:57
23 April 2014 - Latvian Cup, Semi-finals
Skonto4-0Daugava Daugavpils
Referee: not available
27 April 2014 - Latvian First Division
VentspilsSkonto
Referee: TBD – Ventspils
03/27/2014 18:08:15
SkontoJūrmala
Referee: TBD – Riga
03/27/2014 18:08:29
Daugava RīgaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Riga
03/27/2014 18:10:10
SkontoDaugava Daugavpils
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/10/2014 15:13:55
Metta/LUSkonto
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 17:07:51
SkontoFK Liepāja
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 17:08:21
Spartaks JūrmalaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Jurmala
04/09/2014 17:36:55
SkontoJelgava
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:05:55
10 June 2014 - Latvian First Division
Daugava DaugavpilsSkonto
Referee: TBD – Daugavpils
04/09/2014 18:05:56
14 June 2014 - Latvian First Division
BFC DaugavpilsSkonto
Referee: TBD – Daugavpils
04/09/2014 18:06:12
18 June 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoVentspils
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:06:41
22 June 2014 - Latvian First Division
JūrmalaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Jurmala
04/09/2014 18:06:56
25 June 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoDaugava Rīga
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:07:10
28 June 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoMetta/LU
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:07:12
FK Liepāja Skonto
Referee: TBD – Liepaja
04/09/2014 18:21:43
13 July 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoSpartaks Jūrmala
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:22:12
28 July 2014 - Latvian First Division
JelgavaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Jelgava
04/09/2014 18:22:16
1 August 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoDaugava Daugavpils
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:22:27
8 August 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoBFC Daugavpils
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:22:43
13 August 2014 - Latvian First Division
VentspilsSkonto
Referee: TBD – Ventspils
04/09/2014 18:23:12
17 August 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoJūrmala
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:23:27
22 August 2014 - Latvian First Division
Daugava RīgaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:45:58
27 August 2014 - Latvian First Division
Metta/LUSkonto
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/09/2014 18:45:29
14 September 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoFK Liepāja
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/10/2014 14:54:55
21 September 2014 - Latvian First Division
Spartaks JūrmalaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Jurmala
04/10/2014 14:58:55
29 September 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoJelgava
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/10/2014 15:07:41
4 October 2014 - Latvian First Division
Daugava DaugavpilsSkonto
Referee: TBD – Daugavpils
04/10/2014 15:07:24
19 October 2014 - Latvian First Division
BFC DaugavpilsSkonto
Referee: TBD – Daugavpils
04/10/2014 15:05:26
25 October 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoVentspils
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/10/2014 14:56:40
1 November 2014 - Latvian First Division
JūrmalaSkonto
Referee: TBD – Jurmala
04/10/2014 15:10:56
8 November 2014 - Latvian First Division
SkontoDaugava Rīga
Referee: TBD – Riga
04/10/2014 15:14:40

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    21/07/1999, Skonto 8-0 Jeunesse Esch, Riga
  • Biggest defeat:
    12/07/2005, Rabotnicki 6-0 Skonto, Skopje
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  12
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  12
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 52
    Mihails Zemļinskis (  LVA)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 19
    Mihails Miholaps (  LVA)
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