Fixtures

Latvia Virsliga 06/01 14:00 17 BFC Daugavpils vs Valmiera FC - View
Latvia Virsliga 06/14 15:00 18 Valmiera FC vs Tukums 2000 - View
Latvia Virsliga 06/20 16:00 19 Valmiera FC vs Metta/LU - View
Latvia Virsliga 06/26 17:00 20 Rigas FS vs Valmiera FC - View
Latvia Virsliga 07/02 15:00 21 Valmiera FC vs Riga FC - View
Latvia Virsliga 07/06 15:00 22 FK Auda vs Valmiera FC - View

Results

Latvia Virsliga 05/28 15:00 16 [4] Valmiera FC v FS Jelgava [9] W 4-0
Latvia Virsliga 05/24 15:30 15 [10] FK Liepaja v Valmiera FC [4] W 0-3
Latvia Virsliga 05/20 14:30 14 [8] SC Grobinas v Valmiera FC [4] W 0-2
Latvia Virsliga 05/15 14:30 13 [4] Valmiera FC v FK Auda [6] W 2-1
Latvia Virsliga 05/10 17:00 12 [2] Riga FC v Valmiera FC [4] D 1-1
Latvia Virsliga 05/05 11:00 11 [4] Valmiera FC v Rigas FS [1] W 2-0
Latvia Virsliga 05/01 15:30 10 [9] Metta/LU v Valmiera FC [3] D 1-1
Latvia Virsliga 04/27 13:00 9 [6] Tukums 2000 v Valmiera FC [5] W 1-2
Latvia Virsliga 04/22 14:30 8 [3] Valmiera FC v BFC Daugavpils [6] L 0-1
Latvia Virsliga 04/18 16:30 7 [10] FS Jelgava v Valmiera FC [5] W 0-3
Latvia Virsliga 04/14 13:00 6 [4] Valmiera FC v FK Liepaja [9] L 0-1
Latvia Virsliga 04/09 14:00 5 [5] Valmiera FC v SC Grobinas [8] D 1-1

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 46 23 23
Wins 19 9 10
Draws 10 6 4
Losses 17 8 9
Goals for 66 35 31
Goals against 51 21 30
Clean sheets 17 7 10
Failed to score 11 5 6

Wikipedia - Valmiera FC

Valmiera Football Club is a Latvian football club, playing in the Virslīga, the highest division of Latvian football. The club is based in the city of Valmiera. By winning the 2017 Latvian First League, the team was promoted to the 2018 Virslīga after a 14-year absence, and won their first title in 2022 Virslīga.

History

A predecessor of the club and the main team of the city of Valmiera from 1978 to 1993 was FK Gauja Valmiera, which won the final Football Championship of the Latvian SSR in 1990 and continued in the top flight after the restoration of the independence of Latvia. However, after the 1993 Virslīga season Gauja was relegated and slowly declined, disbanding in the mid-1990s while playing in the 2. līga.

The current club was founded in 1996 as Valmieras FK (Valmieras futbola klubs). It participated in the 1. līga (the second-highest division of Latvian football). The team finished second in the league which gave Valmiera the possibility to battle with the second from bottom team of the Higher League – Skonto-Metāls for a place in the top division of Latvian football. In the first game in Riga Skonto-Metāls won 1:0, but at home Valmiera overcame the one goal deficit and won 2:0 (I. Maļukovs, Dz. Savaļnieks), thus earning a place in the Virslīga.

In its debut season in the Virslīga Valmiera managed to finish 7th out of 9 teams with a comfortable margin over the two weakest teams. The following season was even more successful as the team finished 5th in Virslīga, and the same result was repeated in 1999. The new millennium brought financial difficulties for FK Valmiera. After the 2003 season the team had to leave the Virslīga because of financial difficulties and since then played in the 1. līga, paying more attention to developing young talent.

Several of former Valmiera players have played in the Latvia national football team. Those include Vīts Rimkus, Viktors Morozs, Gatis Kalniņš, Deniss Romanovs and Māris Smirnovs.

For more than ten years Valmiera was a mid level team in the 1. līga. Since 2010, under manager Gatis Ērglis a number of young local players experienced rapid development and the team became one of the leaders of the 1. līga. In 2016 the sports organisation was established as "SO Valmiera Glass / Vidzemes Augstskola" or "Valmiera Glass ViA" - taking the name of the team's long-time sponsor Valmiera Fiberglass and Vidzeme University, which inherited the legacy of Valmiera football. Also joining Valmiera Glass ViA was the school's basketball club. In 2017 the team's best scorers were Alvis Dubovs and Niks Savaļnieks, helping Valmiera Glass ViA to win the Latvian First League with a ten-point margin.

In 2018, Valmiera Glass ViA returned to the Virslīga. One of the biggest offseason deals for the team was the return of Gatis Kalniņš to his hometown, but the veteran striker was mostly sidelined due to injuries. The team struggled in amidst fierce competition and earned only one point in the first ten rounds of the league. That led to the decision to replace long time manager Ērglis with Ukrainian coach Mykola Trubachov. In 2019, he was replaced by Georgian coach Tamaz Pertia.

In 2020 club was renamed to "Valmiera FC" (Valmiera Football Club), reportedly due to Valmiera Fibreglass entering a legal protection process due to financial difficulties.

In 2022, Valmiera won the Latvian top-tier league for the first time in history.

Valmiera FC is a professional soccer team based in Valmiera, Latvia. The team competes in the Latvian Higher League, which is the top tier of Latvian football. Valmiera FC was founded in 2013 and has quickly established itself as a competitive force in Latvian football.

The team's colors are red and white, and they play their home matches at the Vidzeme Olympic Center Stadium in Valmiera. Valmiera FC has a strong fan base that is known for their passionate support of the team.

Valmiera FC has a talented squad of players, both domestic and international, who are known for their skill, determination, and teamwork on the field. The team is coached by a dedicated coaching staff who work tirelessly to ensure the team's success.

Overall, Valmiera FC is a respected and competitive team in Latvian football, and they continue to strive for success both domestically and in international competitions.