Igors Stepanovs

Date of birth21 January 1976
Place of birthOgre
NationalityLatvian
Weight85 kg
Height1.92 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Stepanovs joined Arsenal in September 2000 from Skonto Riga after a successful trial and scored with a well-taken header on his first-team debut in the Worthington Cup defeat by Ipswich Town. A big, strong, imposing centre half he provided coach Arsene Wenger with cover in the middle of defence.

Igor joined Grasshoppers in July 2004 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Skonto FC 01 Jul 1992 05 Sep 2000
Arsenal 05 Sep 2000 30 Jun 2004
Beveren 09 Aug 2003 31 May 2004 L
Grasshoppers 23 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Arsenal League Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 Arsenal Premier League 9
2000-01 Skonto FC UEFA Champions League 2
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2001-02 Arsenal League Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 6
1
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2002-03 Arsenal League Cup 1
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 2
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 1
2005-06 Grasshoppers UEFA Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Nov 2000 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
26 Dec 2000 Arsenal v Leicester City W 6-1 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Arsenal v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Carlisle United v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 0-6 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 2001 Arsenal v Bradford City W 2-0 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-0 Premier League
18 Feb 2001 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 2001 Manchester United v Arsenal L 6-1 Premier League
11 Apr 2001 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-4 Premier League
30 Oct 2001 Schalke 04 v Arsenal L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
05 Nov 2001 Arsenal v Manchester United W 4-0 League Cup 3rd round
27 Nov 2001 Arsenal v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
11 Dec 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 4-0 League Cup Quarter-final
10 Feb 2002 Everton v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
19 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
23 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Fulham W 4-1 Premier League
27 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Bayer Leverkusen W 4-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
02 Mar 2002 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
05 Mar 2002 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
09 Mar 2002 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
12 Mar 2002 Arsenal v Deportivo La Coruña L 0-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
17 Mar 2002 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-2 Premier League
11 May 2002 Arsenal v Everton W 4-3 Premier League
06 Nov 2002 Arsenal v Sunderland L 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
12 Nov 2002 Arsenal v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
07 May 2003 Arsenal v Southampton W 6-1 Premier League
11 May 2003 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-4 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Latvia UEFA Under-18 4
1993-94 Latvia Under-21 3
2
1994-95 Latvia UEFA European Championship 1
1994-95 Latvia UEFA Under-21 4
1
1994-95 Latvia Under-21 1
1995-96 Latvia International Friendly 1
1995-96 Latvia UEFA European Championship 1
1995-96 Latvia UEFA Under-21 1
1996-97 Latvia Baltic Cup 1
1
1996-97 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2
1996-97 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6
1
1996-97 Latvia International Friendly 3
1
1997-98 Latvia Baltic Cup 4
1997-98 Latvia FIFA World Cup 3
1997-98 Latvia International Friendly 2
1998-99 Latvia International Friendly 2
2
1998-99 Latvia UEFA European Championship 1
1
1
1999-00 Latvia Baltic Cup 1
1999-00 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 1
1999-00 Latvia International Friendly 1
1999-00 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
1
2000-01 Latvia FIFA World Cup 7
2000-01 Latvia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Latvia International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Latvia International Friendly 3
2002-03 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 1
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2
1
2003-04 Latvia International Friendly 3
2003-04 Latvia UEFA European Championship 8
2004-05 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 2
2004-05 Latvia FIFA World Cup 7
1
2004-05 Latvia International Friendly 1
2005-06 Latvia FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Latvia International Friendly 2
2006-07 Latvia International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5
2
2007-08 Latvia International Friendly 2
1
2007-08 Latvia UEFA European Championship 1
2008-09 Latvia FIFA World Cup 2
2008-09 Latvia International Friendly 1
2011-12 Latvia International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Aug 1993 Latvia v Finland L 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 1
07 Sep 1993 Latvia v Russia L 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 1
21 Sep 1993 Finland v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
09 Oct 1993 Russia v Latvia L 5-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
28 Apr 1994 Latvia v Estonia W 4-0 U21
25 May 1994 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 U21
03 Jun 1994 Latvia v Malta W 2-1 U21
06 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
08 Oct 1994 Latvia v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
02 Nov 1994 Turkey v Latvia L 4-0 U21
28 Mar 1995 Austria v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
07 Jun 1995 England v Latvia L 4-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
15 Aug 1995 Latvia v Austria L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Mar 1996 Cyprus v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jul 1996 Estonia v Latvia D 1-1 BALTIC CUP
08 Jul 1996 Lithuania v Latvia L 2-1 BALTIC CUP
14 Aug 1996 Latvia v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 1996 Latvia v Sweden L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
05 Oct 1996 Latvia v Scotland L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Oct 1996 Belarus v Latvia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Nov 1996 Austria v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
15 Feb 1997 Latvia v Lithuania W 1-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
17 Feb 1997 Poland v Latvia L 3-2 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
02 Apr 1997 Switzerland v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
18 May 1997 Estonia v Latvia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Jun 1997 Latvia v Austria L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
25 Jun 1997 Latvia v Andorra W 4-1 International Friendly
10 Jul 1997 Latvia v Estonia W 2-1 BALTIC CUP
11 Jul 1997 Lithuania v Latvia L 1-0 BALTIC CUP
19 Aug 1997 Latvia v Azerbaijan D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1997 Latvia v Estonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
10 Sep 1997 Sweden v Latvia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
21 Apr 1998 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 BALTIC CUP
21 Apr 1998 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 BALTIC CUP
17 May 1998 Israel v Latvia L 5-1 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Iceland v Latvia L 4-1 International Friendly
10 Nov 1998 Tunisia v Latvia L 3-0 International Friendly
24 Feb 1999 Israel v Latvia L 2-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1999 Latvia v Greece D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
28 Apr 1999 Latvia v Albania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
26 Jun 1999 Brazil v Latvia L 3-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Albania v Latvia D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
08 Sep 1999 Georgia v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
02 Feb 2000 Romania v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
26 Apr 2000 Lithuania v Latvia L 2-1 BALTIC CUP
03 Jun 2000 Latvia v Finland W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Latvia v Belarus L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Latvia v Scotland L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Oct 2000 Latvia v Belgium L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Nov 2000 San Marino v Latvia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 Feb 2001 Liechtenstein v Latvia W 0-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Croatia v Latvia L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 Apr 2001 Latvia v San Marino D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
02 Jun 2001 Belgium v Latvia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2001 Latvia v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Aug 2001 Latvia v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
14 Nov 2001 Latvia v Russia L 1-3 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Latvia v Kazakhstan W 2-1 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Finland v Latvia L 2-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Latvia v Belarus L 2-4 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Latvia v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Oct 2002 Poland v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Nov 2002 San Marino v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Feb 2003 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Ukraine v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Latvia v San Marino W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
07 Jun 2003 Hungary v Latvia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Aug 2003 Latvia v Uzbekistan L 0-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Latvia v Poland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Sep 2003 Latvia v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Oct 2003 Sweden v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
15 Nov 2003 Latvia v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Turkey v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Latvia v Kazakhstan W 3-1 Cyprus International Tournament Semi-final
19 Feb 2004 Hungary v Latvia L 2-1 Cyprus Tournament Semi-final
21 Feb 2004 Belarus v Latvia L 4-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT 3rd place
28 Apr 2004 Latvia v Iceland D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 Latvia v Azerbaijan D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Latvia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Latvia v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Latvia L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Aug 2004 Latvia v Wales L 0-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Latvia v Portugal L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Sep 2004 Luxembourg v Latvia W 3-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Oct 2004 Latvia v Estonia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Nov 2004 Liechtenstein v Latvia W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Feb 2005 Finland v Latvia L 2-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Semi-final
09 Feb 2005 Austria v Latvia D 1-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
30 Mar 2005 Latvia v Luxembourg W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Jun 2005 Russia v Latvia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Jun 2005 Latvia v Liechtenstein W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
17 Aug 2005 Latvia v Russia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
03 Sep 2005 Estonia v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
08 Oct 2005 Latvia v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Portugal v Latvia L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
12 Nov 2005 Belarus v Latvia L 3-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Russia v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Latvia v Sweden L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Luxembourg v Latvia D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Latvia v Iceland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Northern Ireland v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Liechtenstein v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Latvia v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Sweden v Latvia L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Georgia v Latvia W 1-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Andorra v Latvia W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Romania v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Moldova v Latvia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Sep 2008 Latvia v Greece L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Aug 2011 Latvia v Finland L 0-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.