Latvian Higher League

Publication date: 31 Aug 2022

About Virslīga

Latvian Higher League (Optibet Virslīga) is a professional football league for football players in Latvia. The league is managed by the Latvian Football Federation together with the Latvian Football Virslīga society. The main sponsor of the championship is the Optibet company. 10 teams take part in the championship. 

Official website of Optibet Virslīga

2022 Latvian Higher League

The 54th Optibet Virslīga will be held from 11 March to 12 November 2022 in 8 cities in Latvia.

History of Latvian Higher League

The first Latvian Higher League took place in 1921, however it failed to finish because of a sudden change in weather conditions. The next year’s tournament champion was the Kaiserwald team from Riga.

In 1927, the Virslīga was established. Club Olimpia is the first champion of the Virslīga.

Championships in 1942 and 1943 were held during the German occupation.

In August 1991, Latvia confirmed its independence from the USSR. Since 1992, the Latvian Higher League Championships have been won by teams:

  • Skonto (13 times);
  • Ventspils (6 times);
  • Riga (3 times);
  • Liepājas Metalurgs and Spartak (2 times each);
  • RFS, Liepāja and Daugava (1 time).

Winners of the previous Latvian Higher League seasons

The year Venue Results/ Winning team
2021 Latvia FC RFS
2020 Latvia Riga FC
2019 Latvia Riga FC

2023 Latvian Higher League

The dates and venues of the next Latvian Higher League season are still being finalized. 

Keep an eye on the dates of football tournaments and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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