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Ilūkstes NSS

Ilūkstes NSS
Full name Ilūkstes novada Sporta skola
(Sports school of the Ilūkste municipality)
Founded 1988
Ground Ilūkstes pilsētas stadions, Ilūkste
Ground Capacity 300
Manager Vladimir Pachko
League Virslīga
2012 2nd
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Ilūkstes NSS is a Latvian football club located in Ilūkste. The club plays its home matches at the Ilūkstes pilsētas stadions with capacity of 300 people. They are currently playing in the Latvian Higher League.


The club was founded in 1988 as Zemgale Ilūkste. It took part in the Latvian SSR Higher League, finishing 13th in its debut season. In 1989, just one year after foundation, the club's name was changed to Vārpa Ilūkste, and they finished the league in the 14th position. The 1990 season saw Vārpa Ilūkste achieve its best result until then - the 10th position in the league table. In 1991 the club's name was changed to Vārpa Dilar, but in 1992 simply Dilar was left. In 1991 they finished the league in the 7th position, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union earned a place in the newly formed Latvian Higher League for the 1992 season. With just 2 points in 22 matches the club finished the league in the last 12th position of the table and was relegated to the Latvian First League. In 1993 they were not enrolled as participants and the club's existence had practically ended.

In 1997, after 4 years of silence, the team was reformed as FK Ilūkste and took part in the Latvian First League, finishing in the 9th position. In 1998 the club's name was once again changed - this time to Ceļinieks - as the club managed to grab the 4th position of the league table at the end of the championship. The next season saw them get relegated from the Latvian First League, as they finished in the 7th position, receding to the Latvian Second League. The club played in the 3rd tier of Latvian football until 2006, when they won the championship and were once again promoted to the Latvian First League.[1] Before the start of the 2007 Latvian First League season the club was renamed Ilūkste/BJSS. The club withdrew from the championship in mid-season due to financial difficulties, and they were once again relegated to the Latvian Second League.[2] In 2009 and 2010 they won the Latvian Second League, but lost in the promotion play-offs, failing to earn a promotion.[3] The promotion to the Latvian First League came in 2011, when Ilūkste/BJSS once again won the league and the play-offs as well.

In 2012 the club's name was changed to Ilūkstes NSS, as the club started its cooperation with the Sports school of the Ilūkste municipality.[4] They finished the Latvian First League championship in the 2nd position, being promoted to the Latvian Higher League for the second time in the club's history.[5] As of 2013 Ilūkstes NSS are members of the Latvian Higher League. They started the season playing their home matches in Daugavpils due to the reconstruction of the Ilūkstes pilsētas stadions.[6] The stadium was opened in June 2013, and since then it has been the club's home ground.[7]

Several Latvian football players, who started their professional careers in Ilūkste, have made it to the national team, including Aleksandrs Jeļisejevs, Andris Vaņins, Jurijs Žigajevs and Ritus Krjauklis.[8]


  • Latvian Second League winners
    • 2011
  • Latvian Second League runners-up
    • 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Latvian First League runners-up
    • 2012


Name Period
Latvia Alens Vinokurovs 2009-2013
Russia Vladimir Pachko 2013-

League and Cup history

Season Division Position/Teams Latvian Football Cup
1988 1st (A klase) 13/16 Part of the USSR
1989 1st (A klase) 14/17 Part of the USSR
1990 1st (A klase) 10/14 Part of the USSR
1991 1st (A klase) 7/20 Part of the USSR
1992 1st (Virslīga) 12/12 Was not held
1997 2nd (1. līga) 9/14 1/8 finals
1998 2nd (1. līga) 4/8 Did not participate
1999 2nd (1. līga) 7/8 Did not participate
2003 3rd (2. līga) 2/8* 1/16 finals
2004 3rd (2. līga) 3/8 1/16 finals
2005 3rd (2. līga) 2/8* 1/16 finals
2006 3rd (2. līga) 1/8* 1st round
2007 2nd (1. līga) 16/16 2nd round
2009 3rd (2. līga) 1/8* Did not participate
2010 3rd (2. līga) 1/8* Did not participate
2011 3rd (2. līga) 1/8 Did not participate
2012 2nd (1. līga) 2/14 Did not participate
2013 1st (Virslīga) ?/10 1/8 finals

Key:* Results before promotion play-offs (Latgale's championship zone)


Role Sponsors
General sponsors Latvia Ilūkstes novada dome
Kit manufacturer Italy Erreà

Players and staff

Current squad

Entry for the 2013 Latvian Higher League season, according to[9]

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

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Gleb Sochavo
2 Latvia MF Jevgēņijs Adamjonoks
3 Russia DF Andrei Bezhonov
4 Latvia DF Jevgēņijs Simonovs
5 Latvia MF Sergejs Prokopkins
7 Georgia (country) MF Jamal Jaliashvili
8 Latvia FW Vladimirs Volkovs
9 Latvia MF Jurijs Morozs
10 Latvia MF Ivans Sputajs
11 Latvia MF Elgars Romanovskis
12 Latvia GK Igors Labuts
13 Latvia FW Ēriks Kokins
No. Position Player
14 Latvia DF Aleksandrs Ivanovs
16 Latvia GK Deivis Pilacs
19 Georgia (country) MF Giorgi Tukhashvili
20 Russia FW Dmitri Kozlov (captain)
21 Georgia (country) DF Giorgi Khumarashvili
22 Latvia DF Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
23 Latvia MF Edgars Kucens
25 Latvia MF Armīns Kaniņš
26 Latvia MF Andrejs Polovinkins
Latvia GK Edgars Vaņins
Latvia DF Jurijs Boruns
Latvia FW Toms Timšāns

For recent transfers see: List of Latvian football transfers winter 2012-13 and List of Latvian football transfers summer 2013

Foreign players

Non-EU Nationals

  • Russia Gleb Sochavo
  • Russia Andrei Bezhonov
  • Georgia (country) Jamal Jaliashvili
  • Georgia (country) Giorgi Tukhashvili


Name, surname Position
Russia Vladimir Pachko Manager
Latvia Alens Vinokurovs Assistant manager

Notable former players


External links

  • (Latvian) Official website
  • (Latvian) (English) Official Latvian Football Federation website
  • Transfermarkt profile

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