2024 Latvian Higher League

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Season2024
Dates8 March –
9 November 2024
Matches played7
Goals scored11 (1.57 per match)
2023 2025 → All statistics correct as of 16 March 2024.

The 2024 Latvian Higher League, known as the TonyBet Virslīga for sponsorship reasons, is the 33rd season of top-tier football in Latvia. The season began on 8 March 2024 and will end on 9 November.

The winners qualify for the 2025–26 Champions League first qualifying round. The second and third-placed teams qualify for the 2025–26 Conference League first qualifying round. The ninth-placed team qualify for the Latvian Higher League play-off. The bottom team are relegated to the 2025 Latvian First League.

Teams

The league consisted of ten teams; the top nine clubs from the previous season, and one team promoted from the Latvian First League. Grobiņa were promoted as champions of the 2023 Latvian First League, replacing the 2023 Latvian Higher League bottom-placed team (Super Nova). RFS entered the season as defending champions.

2024 Virslīga competitors
Club Seasons
in Virsliga
2023 position Stadium Capacity
Auda 3 3rd Audas Stadions 520
Daugavpils 11 7th Celtnieks Stadium 1,980
Grobiņa 0 1st in Latvian First League Grobiņa Stadium 200
Jelgava 2 6th Zemgale Olympic Center 2,500
Liepāja 11 5th Daugava Stadium (Liepāja) 4,022
Metta 13 9th Daugava Stadium (Riga) 10,461
RFS 9 1st LNK Sporta Parks 2,300
Riga 9 2nd Skonto Stadium 8,087
Tukums 2000 3 8th Tukuma Pilsētas Stadions 1,000
Valmiera 7 4th Jāņa Daliņa Stadions 1,250

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 RFS 18 14 2 2 51 12 +39 44 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Riga 18 12 3 3 38 13 +25 39 Qualification for the Conference League first qualifying round
3 Valmiera 18 12 3 3 39 13 +26 36
4 Daugavpils 18 8 4 6 22 24 −2 28
5 Auda 18 7 4 7 28 18 +10 25
6 Tukums 2000 18 5 3 10 18 37 −19 18
7 Grobiņa 18 4 4 10 19 36 −17 16
8 Metta 18 4 4 10 13 36 −23 16
9 Liepāja 18 3 6 9 13 28 −15 15 Qualification for the Latvian Higher League play-off
10 Jelgava 18 3 3 12 13 37 −24 12 Relegation to the Latvian First League
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2024. Source: LFF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play ranking; 7) Play-off.
Notes:
  1. ^ Valmiera were deducted three points.


Results

Teams play each other four times (twice at home and twice away).

Home \ Away AUD DAU GRO JEL LIE MLU RFS RIG TUK VAL AUD DAU GRO JEL LIE MLU RFS RIG TUK VAL
Auda 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–1
Daugavpils 0–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–6 4–1
Grobiņa 1–1 1–3 4–2 3–2 3–0 0–4 0–1 0–2 2–2
Jelgava 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–5 2–3 0–3
Liepāja 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–3
Metta 1–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–6 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1
RFS 2–1 5–0 5–0 5–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 5–0 0–1
Riga 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 5–0 1–2 3–0 1–1
Tukums 2000 1–4 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2
Valmiera 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 6–1
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2024. Source: LFF, Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Latvian Higher League play-off

The ninth-placed club will face the second-placed club from the 2024 Latvian First League for the final place in the following season's Latvian Higher League.

Statistics

Top scorers

As of 30 March 2024
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Aleksej Golijanin Daugavpils 2
Senegal Mohamet Corréa Metta
Serbia Darko Lemajić RFS
Latvia Marko Regža Riga
Latvia Deniss Rogovs Tukums 2000
Latvia Ralfs Sitjakovs Jelgava
7 14 players 1

References

  1. ^ "CALENDAR FOR THE NEW SEASON OF THE SUPER LEAGUE IS PUBLISHED" (in Latvian). lff.lv. 18 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Latvian First Division 2024". UEFA.
  3. ^ "GROBINAS SC GRANTS A LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUPER LEAGUE" (in Latvian). lff.lv. 30 January 2024.
  4. ^ "2024.gada Latvijas Virslīgas futbola čempionāta reglaments" (PDF) (in Latvian). Latvian Football Federation. 27 December 2023. Retrieved 30 May 2024.
  5. ^ Flashscore

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