Latvian Higher League
2017
Season information
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League
Europa League
Season statistics
Goals scored 36
Top goalscorer 89
Highest scoring METTA/LU 2-4 Spartaks Jūrmala
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The 2017 Latvian Higher League is the 26th season of top-tier football in Latvia. Spartaks Jūrmala are the defending champions, having won their first title in the previous season. The season began on 10 March 2017 and is scheduled to conclude on 4 November 2017; the relegation play-offs will take place afterwards.

Teams

The bottom-placed team from the 2016 season, BFC Daugavpils, were directly relegated to the 2017 Latvian First League. They were replaced by Babīte, champions of the 2016 Latvian First League.

The seventh-placed team from the 2016 season, FS METTA/LU, retained their top-flight spot for the 2017 season by defeating 2016 First League runners-up, AFA Olaine in the play-offs.

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Babīte Piņķi Piņķu stadions 500
Jelgava Jelgava Olympic Sports Center of Zemgale 1,560
Liepāja Liepāja Daugava Stadium 5,008
Metta/LU Riga Hanzas vidusskolas laukums 2,000
RFS Riga Stadions Arkādija 1,000
Riga Riga Skonto Stadium 8,207
Spartaks Jūrmala Jūrmala Slokas Stadium 2,800
Ventspils Ventspils Ventspils Olimpiskais Stadions 3,044

Source: Scoresway

Kits manufacturer and sponsors

Club Kit manufacturer Sponsor
BFC Daugavpils Adidas Intergaz
FK Jelgava Nike Igate
FK Liepāja Adidas Mogo
FS Metta/LU Nike
Riga FC Jako
Rīgas Futbola skola Nike LNK Group
FK Spartaks Jūrmala Nike Hanseatisches Fußball Kontor
FK Ventspils Adidas VK Tranzīts

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Template:Fb team Spartaks Jūrmala (C) 24 14 4 6 36 26 +10 46 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Template:Fb team Liepāja 24 11 4 9 32 25 +7 37 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Template:Fb team Riga 24 10 7 7 28 20 +8 37
4 Template:Fb team Ventspils 24 9 8 7 32 22 +10 35
5 Template:Fb team RFS 24 11 2 11 29 31 −2 35
6 Template:Fb team Jelgava 24 8 5 11 22 30 −8 29
7 Template:Fb team METTA/LU (O) 24 3 6 15 21 46 −25 15 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
8 Template:Fb team Babīte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Excluded from league

Source: [ Soccerway]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Relegation play-offs

The seventh-placed side will face the runners-up of the 2017 Latvian First League in a two-legged play-off, with the winner being awarded a spot in the 2018 Higher League competition.

Season statistics

Top scorers

External links

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions

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International competitions

UEFA Euro 2016 (qualification) · 2017 Euro Under-21 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-19 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-17 (qualification)

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup

International competitions

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