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EFBLU European Tour 2: STRONG (Riga, Latvia)

31 March 2019 /

We continue the presentations of the EFBLU European Tour 2 participants with the team of the local coorganizers - STRONG!

STRONG security company was founded in 2003 and 4 years later they started to organize their biannual international football tournament “STRONG Cup”. The first edition of the tournament featured 4 teams, two of which were the embassies of Belarus and Russia.

It can be said that the STRONG football team was born in June 2007. In 2009 the team merged with the team of Rīnūži to form Rīnūži-Strong. Under this new name, the team participated in the Latvian championship and numerous international tournaments. Rīnūži-Strong won the Latvian Second League (the third tier of football in Latvia) in 2010 and participated in the UEFA Regions’ Cup in 2012. Furthermore, the team finished among the best at football, minifootball and futsal tournaments in Belarus, Estonia and Lithuania.

In 2013, the team of STRONG separated from Rīnūži and continued to play in various tournaments. The team has won the STRONG Cup on numerous occasions.

STRONG finished 7th at EFBLU European Cup 1 in Kraków (Poland) on 12th Novemner 2017 and 6th at EFBLU European Tour 1 in Riga (Latvia) on 5th May 2018.


Igors Karpušovs - goalkeeper

Aleksandrs Erikalovs - defender, captain
Vadims Sarapulovs - defender
Ilija Plonskyi - defender
Evgenijs Romanovs - defender

Dmitrijs Gavrilovs - forward
Ruslans Ahmetovs - forward
Artūrs Klimovičs - forward
Mihails Jankovskis - forward
Maksim Selivončiks - forward

Alekseis Kolesnikovs - head coach
Renat Agaevs - team manager
Sergejs Ščegolevs - team director