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Latvia
Nickname(s) 11 vilki
(11 Wolves)
Association Latvijas Futbola federācija
Confederation UEFA
Head coach Slaviša Stojanovič
Captain Andris Vaņins
Most caps Vitālijs Astafjevs (167)
Top scorer Māris Verpakovskis (29)
Home stadium Daugava Stadium
FIFA code LVA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 131 Increase 1 (7 February 2019)
Highest 45 (November 2009)
Lowest 148 (September 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 138 Decrease 18 (3 March 2019)
Highest 45 (25 September 1938)
Lowest 138 (November 2018)
First international
Latvia Latvia 1–1 Estonia 
(Riga, Latvia; 24 September 1922)
Biggest win
Latvia Latvia 6–1 Lithuania 
(Riga, Latvia; 30 May 1935)
Latvia Latvia 5–0 Lithuania 
(Võru, Estonia; 1 June 2012)
 Gibraltar 0–5 Latvia Latvia
(Gibraltar, Gibraltar; 29 March 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 12–0 Latvia Latvia
(Stockholm, Sweden; 29 May 1927)
European Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2004)
Best result Group stage, 2004

Latvia national football team is the national football team of Latvia. They never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, but they did qualify for the UEFA Euro 2004.

Most appearances

# Name Career Caps Goals
1. Vitālijs Astafjevs 1992–2010 167 16
2. Andrejs Rubins 1998–2011 117 10
3. Juris Laizāns 1998–2013 113 15
4. Imants Bleidelis 1995–2007 106 10
5. Mihails Zemļinskis 1992–2005 105 12
6. Māris Verpakovskis 1999–2014 104 29
7. Igors Stepanovs 1995–2011 100 4
8. Aleksandrs Koļinko 1997–2015 94 0
9. Andrejs Štolcers 1994–2005 81 7
10. Kaspars Gorkšs 2005–present 77 5
11. Marians Pahars 1996–2007 75 15
12. Andris Vaņins 2000–present 74 0
13. Vīts Rimkus 1995–2008 73 11
14. Oļegs Blagonadeždins 1992–2004 70 2
15. Valērijs Ivanovs 1992–2001 68 1
Dzintars Zirnis 1997–2010 68 0
Aleksejs Višņakovs 2004–present 68 9
18. Oskars Kļava 2005–2013 65 1
19. Ēriks Pētersons 1929–1939 63 24
20. Deniss Ivanovs 2003–2013 60 2

Top scorers

# Player Career Goals (Caps)
1. Māris Verpakovskis 1999–2014 29 (104)
2. Ēriks Pētersons 1929–1939 24 (63)
3. Vitālijs Astafjevs 1992–2010 16 (167)
4. Marians Pahars 1996–2007 15 (75)
Juris Laizāns 1998–2013 15 (113)
6. Alberts Šeibelis 1925–1939 14 (54)
7. Iļja Vestermans 1935–1938 13 (23)
8. Aleksandrs Cauņa 2007–present 12 (45)
Mihails Zemļinskis 1992–2005 12 (105)
10. Vīts Rimkus 1995–2008 11 (73)
11. Arnolds Tauriņš 1925–1935 10 (39)
Imants Bleidelis 1995–2007 10 (106)
Andrejs Rubins 1998–2011 10 (117)
14. Ādolfs Sīmanis 1932–1940 9 (9)
Voldemārs Plade 1923–1929 9 (16)
Aleksandrs Vanags 1937–1940 9 (18)
Valērijs Šabala 2013–present 9 (26)
Arkādijs Pavlovs 1924–1933 9 (37)
Ģirts Karlsons 2003–2011 9 (49)
Aleksejs Višņakovs 2004–present 9 (68)

Latvia coaches

Coach Latvia career
Latvia Jānis Gilis 1992 – 1997
Georgia (country) Revaz Dzodzuashvili 1998 – 1999
England Gary Johnson 1999 – 2001
Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs 2001 – 2004
Latvia Jurijs Andrejevs 2004 – 2007
Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs 2001–2004
Latvia Jurijs Andrejevs 2004–2007
Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs 2007–2013
Latvia Marians Pahars 2013–present

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