Latvian Football Cup

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Latvian Football Cup
RegionFlag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Number of teams50
Qualifier for UEFA Europa Conference League
Current champions FK Liepāja
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Skonto FC
(8 titles)
Website Latvijas Kauss
Soccerball current event.svg 2021 Latvian Football Cup

The Latvian Football Cup (Latvian : Latvijas kauss) is the main knockout cup competition in Latvian football. Since 2019, its full name is Viensviens Latvian Football Cup (Viensviens Latvijas kauss futbolā) due to the sponsorship by sports betting company Viensviens ( [1] The tournament was launched in 1937, replacing the previous knockout tournament – the Riga Football Cup.


The competition is a knockout (single elimination) tournament. From 1937 to 2008 and again since 2017, all of the games of the tournament are played within the year.

During the Soviet occupation (1940–1941, 1944–1991) it served as a qualification tournament for the Soviet Cup. The competition was also fully played once during the German occupation of the Baltic states, in 1943.

List of finals

The results of the finals are: [2]

1937 RFK US Riga 2–0
1938 Rīgas Vilki ASK 3–1
1939 RFK Olimpija Liepāja 5–1
Under Soviet and Nazi German occupations
1940–1942Abandoned due to Soviet occupation and Operation Barbarossa
1943 ASK Olimpija Liepāja 0–2 (H) 4–2 (A) 3–0 (R)
1944–1945Abandoned due to Soviet advance and re-occupation
1946 Daugava Liepāja VEF 4–2
1947 Daugava Liepāja Daugava Rīga 2–1
1948 Dinamo Liepāja Dinamo Ventspils 3–2
1949 Sarkanais Metalurgs Spartaks Rīga 4–0
1950 AVN Sarkanais Metalurgs 4–0
1951 AVN Sarkanais Metalurgs 6–2
1952 AVN Sarkanais Metalurgs 4–2
1953 Sarkanais Metalurgs Dinamo Rīga 4–0
1954 Sarkanais Metalurgs Darba Rezerves 2–2 (H) 5–1 (A)
1955 Sarkanais Metalurgs Darba Rezerves 1–1 (H) 4–2 (A)
1956 VEF RER Riga 1–0
1957 Dinamo Rīga Sarkanais Metalurgs 2–2 (H) 3–2 (A)
1958 RER Riga Tosmare 1–1 (H) 2–1 (A)
1959 ASK Sloka 7–0
1960 ASK VEF 1–0
1961 CSK Daugavpils 2–1
1962 LMR Liepāja Kompresors 1–0
1963 LMR Liepāja RTP 2–0
1964 Vulkāns Kuldīga Tosmare 5–2
1965 Baltika Liepāja Kompresors 2–1
1966 ASK Baltika Liepāja 3–0
1967 Jūras Osta Elektrons 2–0
1968 Starts Brocēni Venta 3–2
1969 Elektrons Venta 1–1 (H) 3–1 (A)
1970 FK Jūrnieks VEF 1–0
1971 VEF Elektrons 1–0
1972 FK Jūrnieks Pilots Rīga 1–0
1973 Pilots Rīga Starts Brocēni 3–2
1974 Elektrons VEF 1–0
1975 Lielupe Jūrmala VEF 2–1
1976 Ķīmiķis Daugavpils Lielupe Jūrmala 1–0
1977 Elektrons VEF 1–0
1978 Elektrons Radiotehniķis 3–0
1979 Ķīmiķis Daugavpils RPI 4–2
1980 Elektrons Enerģija Rīga 2–1
1981 Elektrons Ķīmiķis Daugavpils 1–0
1982 Enerģija Rīga Torpedo Rīga 2–1
1983 Elektrons Enerģija Rīga 1–0
1984 Celtnieks Rīga VEF 3–1
1985 Celtnieks Rīga VEF 3–0
1986 Celtnieks Rīga Gauja Valmiera 6–0
1987 VEF Torpedo Rīga 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
1988 RAF Jelgava Gauja Valmiera 1–0
1989 Torpedo Rīga Celtnieks Daugavpils 1–0
1990 Daugava Rīga Apgaismes Tehnika 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
1991 Celtnieks Daugavpils Forums Skonto 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 pen.)
Since restoration of independence
1992 Skonto FC Daugava-Kompar 1–0 (a.e.t.)
1993 RAF Jelgava FK Pārdaugava 1–0
1994 Olimpija Rīga DAG Riga 2–0
1995 Skonto FC DAG Liepāja 3–0
1996 RAF Jelgava Skonto FC 2–1 (a.e.t.)
1997 Skonto FC Dinaburg FC 2–1
1998 Skonto FC FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 1–0
1999 FK Rīga Skonto FC 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 pen.)
26 May 2000 Skonto FC FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 4–1
27 May 2001 Skonto FC Dinaburg FC 2–0
20 Oct 2002 Skonto FC FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 3–0
28 Sep 2003 FK Ventspils Skonto FC 4–0
26 Sep 2004 FK Ventspils Skonto FC 2–1
25 Sep 2005 FK Ventspils FHK Liepājas Metalurgs 2–1 (a.e.t.)
24 Sep 2006 FHK Liepājas Metalurgs Skonto FC 2–1 (a.e.t.)
30 Sep 2007 FK Ventspils JFC Olimps 3–0
15 June 2008 FK Daugava Daugavpils FK Ventspils 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–0 pen.)
19 May 2010 FK Jelgava FK Jūrmala-VV 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 pen.)
15 May 2011 FK Ventspils FK Liepājas Metalurgs 3–1
12 May 2012 Skonto FC FK Liepājas Metalurgs 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pen.)
18 May 2013 FK Ventspils FK Liepājas Metalurgs 2–1 (a.e.t.)
21 May 2014 FK Jelgava Skonto FC 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 pen.)
20 May 2015 FK Jelgava FK Ventspils 2–0
22 May 2016 FK Jelgava FK Spartaks Jūrmala 1–0
17 May 2017 FK Ventspils Riga FC 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 pen.)
18 October 2017 Liepāja / Mogo Riga FC 2–0
24 October 2018 Riga FC FK Ventspils 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 pen.)
26 October 2019 FK RFS FK Jelgava 3–2 (a.e.t.)
8 November 2020 FK Liepāja FK Ventspils 1–0 (a.e.t.)

Total titles won

The following 34 clubs have won the Latvian Football Cup.

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning Years
Skonto Rīga 871992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2012
Ventspils 742003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2017
Elektrons Rīga 721969, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983
ASK Rīga 711943, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1966
Sarkanais Metalurgs Liepāja 441949, 1953, 1954, 1955
Jelgava 42010, 2014, 2015, 2016
VEF Rīga 381956, 1971, 1987
Celtnieks Rīga 31984, 1985, 1986
RAF Jelgava 31988, 1993, 1996
Starts Brocēni 211961, 1968
Ķīmiķis Daugavpils 211976, 1979
RFK Rīga 21937, 1939
Daugava Liepāja 21946, 1947
LMR Liepāja 21962, 1963
Jūrnieks Rīga 21970, 1972
Liepāja 22017, 2020
Liepājas Metalurgs 172006
Jūras Osta Ventspils 121967
Enerģija Rīga 121982
Torpedo Rīga 121989
Riga FC 122018
Dinamo Rīga 111957
Baltika Liepāja 111965
Pilots Rīga 111973
Lielupe Jūrmala 111975
Celtnieks Daugavpils 111991
Olimpija Rīga 111994
Rīgas Vilki 11938
Dinamo Liepāja 11948
RER Rīga 11958
Vulkāns Kuldīga 11964
Daugava Rīga 11990
Rīga 11999
Daugava Daugavpils 12008
FK RFS 12019

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