is a Latvian football
club, based at Ventspils Olimpiskais Stadions
city and is one of the most popular football clubs in the country. FK Ventspils plays in Virsliga
.In total, the club has won three league titles and four Latvian Cups
. At the end of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons, they became Virsliga
champions.In 2009, they became the first Latvian club to participate in the group stages of UEFA
competitions after beating BATE
football club from Belarus
has been the manager
of the club since 17 January 2011, replacing Nunzio Zavattieri, who had been FK Ventspils manager since 2009.
FK Ventspils was founded in 1997 with the merger of two former Ventspils clubs – FK Venta
and FK Nafta. Its predecessor Venta was one of the leading clubs in the Latvian league in 1960s.
The next notable success for “Venta” was in 1967, when they won the Latvian Cup. By that time they had quite a fighting fit line-up, and 1969 already was their golden year when Venta became champions. During the tournament they gained 43 points; 20 matches won, 3 matches ended with a draw and only 3 matches lost. Additionally, they lost only in the away matches. They scored 45 goals and 16 conceded. At that time Venta's leader was a player manager, who is well known not only to the admirers... Read More