2002 Latvian Higher League

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Latvian Higher League
Season2002
2001
2003

The 2002 season in the Latvian Higher League, named Virslīga, was the twelfth domestic competition since the Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union on 6 September 1991. Eight teams competed in this edition, with Skonto FC claiming the title.

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Skonto (C) 28 23 4 1 95 19 +76 73 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Ventspils 28 22 5 1 77 20 +57 71 Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Liepājas Metalurgs 28 15 6 7 56 31 +25 51
4 Dinaburg 28 12 4 12 37 35 +2 40 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
5 Valmiera 28 6 6 16 26 54 −28 24
6 PFK Daugava (R) 28 6 5 17 29 60 −31 23 Dissolved after the season
7 Rīga 28 6 2 20 24 75 −51 20
8 Auda/Alberts Rīga 28 5 2 21 23 73 −50 17
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Match table[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1  Mihails Miholaps (LAT) Skonto FC 23
2  Aleksandr Katasonov (RUS) FK Liepājas Metalurgs 18
3  Vīts Rimkus (LAT) FK Ventspils 17
4  Jurijs Molotkovs (LAT) Dinaburg FC 16
5  Yevgeniy Landyrev (RUS) FK Ventspils 15
6  Andrejs Butriks (LAT) FK Ventspils 14
 Kristaps Grebis (LAT) FK Liepājas Metalurgs
8  Viktors Dobrecovs (LAT) FK Liepājas Metalurgs 12
9  Vladimirs Koļesņičenko (LAT) Skonto FC 11

Awards[edit]

Best Name Team
Goalkeeper  Andrejs Piedels (LAT) Skonto FC
Defender  Mihails Zemļinskis (LAT) Skonto FC
Midfielder  Orestas Buitkus (LTU) Skonto FC
Forward  Māris Verpakovskis (LAT) Skonto FC

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