Vitalijs Astafjevs

Date of birth03 April 1971
Place of birthRiga
NationalityLatvian
Weight78 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Astafjevs enjoyed an excellent 2000-01 season for Bristol Rovers and produced superb performances in the Worthington Cup ties against Everton and Sunderland. An experienced midfielder he chipped in with a number of fine goals including a brace in the remarkable 6-2 victory at Brentford at the end of August. He was again a regular for Latvia and now holds the Pirates' record for most-capped player.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Skonto FC 28 Jan 2000
Bristol Rovers 28 Jan 2000 30 Jun 2003
Walsall 03 Sep 2001 10 Sep 2001 T
Admira Wacker Mödling 01 Aug 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Skonto FC UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Bristol Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Bristol Rovers LDV Vans Trophy 3
2
2
2000-01 Bristol Rovers League Cup 5
2000-01 Bristol Rovers League Division 2 34
7
5
2
2001-02 Bristol Rovers FA Cup 4
1
1
2001-02 Bristol Rovers LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Bristol Rovers League Division 3 14
5
1
1
2
2002-03 Bristol Rovers FA Cup 4
1
2002-03 Bristol Rovers League Division 3 27
7
8
4


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
11 Aug 1999 Chelsea v Skonto Riga L 3-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
25 Aug 1999 Skonto Riga v Chelsea D 0-0
Agg: 0-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg


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
1992-93 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
1992-93 Latvia FIFA World Cup 8
2
1992-93 Latvia International Friendly 1
1993-94 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
1
1
1993-94 Latvia International Friendly 2
2
1994-95 Latvia Baltic Cup 4
2
1994-95 Latvia International Friendly 1
1994-95 Latvia UEFA European Championship 7
1
1995-96 Latvia International Friendly 1
1995-96 Latvia UEFA European Championship 3
1996-97 Latvia Baltic Cup 1
1
1996-97 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6
1
1996-97 Latvia International Friendly 2
1
1997-98 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
1
1997-98 Latvia FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Latvia Four Team Tournament, Malta 2
1
1997-98 Latvia International Friendly 2
1998-99 Latvia International Friendly 3
1998-99 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5
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
2
1
2000-01 Latvia FIFA World Cup 7
1
2000-01 Latvia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
2001-02 Latvia FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Latvia International Friendly 5
1
2002-03 Latvia International Friendly 4
2002-03 Latvia UEFA European Championship 4
2
2003-04 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
2003-04 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 1
2003-04 Latvia International Friendly 3
1
2003-04 Latvia UEFA European Championship 7
1
2004-05 Latvia Cyprus Tournament 1
2004-05 Latvia FIFA World Cup 8
1
2005-06 Latvia FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2005-06 Latvia International Friendly 3
2005-06 Latvia Kings Cup 4
2006-07 Latvia Cyprus International Tournament 2
2006-07 Latvia International Friendly 1
2006-07 Latvia UEFA European Championship 5
2
2007-08 Latvia Baltic Cup 2
2
2007-08 Latvia International Friendly 3
2
2007-08 Latvia UEFA European Championship 6
1
2008-09 Latvia FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2008-09 Latvia International Friendly 3
2009-10 Latvia Baltic Cup
1
2009-10 Latvia FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2009-10 Latvia International Friendly 2
2010-11 Latvia UEFA European Championship 2
2


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
26 Aug 1992 Latvia v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Sep 1992 Republic of Ireland v Latvia L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
23 Sep 1992 Latvia v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Oct 1992 Lithuania v Latvia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
11 Nov 1992 Albania v Latvia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Poland v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Dec 1992 Spain v Latvia L 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
20 Feb 1993 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 BALTIC CUP Semi-final
21 Feb 1993 Estonia v Latvia W 0-2 BALTIC CUP 3rd place
14 Apr 1993 Denmark v Latvia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
15 May 1993 Latvia v Albania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1993 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jul 1993 Estonia v Latvia W 0-2 BALTIC CUP
03 Jul 1993 Latvia v Lithuania D 0-0 BALTIC CUP
02 Jun 1994 Latvia v Malta W 2-0 International Friendly
26 Jun 1994 Latvia v Georgia L 1-3 International Friendly
30 Jul 1994 Latvia v Estonia W 2-0 BALTIC CUP
31 Jul 1994 Lithuania v Latvia L 1-0 BALTIC CUP
07 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
09 Oct 1994 Latvia v Portugal L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Nov 1994 Estonia v Latvia D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1994 Liechtenstein v Latvia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Mar 1995 Austria v Latvia L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
19 May 1995 Latvia v Estonia W 2-0 BALTIC CUP
21 May 1995 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-0 BALTIC CUP
03 Jun 1995 Portugal v Latvia L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
07 Jun 1995 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Aug 1995 Latvia v Austria W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Latvia v Liechtenstein W 1-0 UEFA European Championship 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
14 Aug 1996 Latvia v Finland D 0-0 International Friendly
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
02 Apr 1997 Switzerland v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 Latvia v Belarus W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
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
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
06 Feb 1998 Georgia v Latvia L 2-1 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
08 Feb 1998 Malta v Latvia L 2-1 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
10 Feb 1998 Latvia v Albania D 2-2 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, MALTA
21 Apr 1998 Latvia v Lithuania L 1-2 BALTIC CUP
17 May 1998 Israel v Latvia L 5-1 International Friendly
25 Jun 1998 Estonia v Latvia W 0-2 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Latvia v Georgia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
14 Oct 1998 Slovenia v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
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
05 Jun 1999 Latvia v Slovenia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Jun 1999 Greece v Latvia W 1-2 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
09 Oct 1999 Latvia v Norway L 1-2 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
03 Jul 2001 Latvia v Estonia W 3-1 BALTIC CUP
05 Jul 2001 Latvia v Lithuania W 4-1 BALTIC CUP
15 Aug 2001 Latvia v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 Scotland v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Nov 2001 Latvia v Russia L 1-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Luxembourg v Latvia W 0-3 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Latvia v Kazakhstan W 2-1 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Finland v Latvia L 2-1 International Friendly
07 Jul 2002 Latvia v Azerbaijan D 0-0 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
07 Jun 2003 Hungary v Latvia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
04 Jul 2003 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-1 BALTIC CUP
05 Jul 2003 Estonia v Latvia D 0-0 BALTIC CUP
20 Aug 2003 Latvia v Uzbekistan L 0-3 International Friendly
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
31 Mar 2004 Slovenia v Latvia W 0-1 International Friendly
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
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
09 Oct 2004 Slovakia v Latvia L 4-1 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
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
07 Sep 2005 Latvia v Slovakia D 1-1 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
24 Dec 2005 Thailand v Latvia D 1-1 KINGS CUP
26 Dec 2005 Latvia v Korea DPR D 1-1 KINGS CUP
28 Dec 2005 Latvia v Oman W 2-1 KINGS CUP
30 Dec 2005 Latvia v Korea DPR W 2-1 KINGS CUP
28 May 2006 USA v Latvia L 1-0 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
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
06 Feb 2007 Bulgaria v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
07 Feb 2007 Hungary v Latvia L 2-0 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 3rd place play-off
02 Jun 2007 Latvia v Spain L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Latvia v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Latvia v Moldova L 1-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Spain v Latvia L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
13 Oct 2007 Iceland v Latvia W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Denmark v Latvia L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Latvia v Liechtenstein W 4-1 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
30 May 2008 Latvia v Estonia W 1-0 Baltic Cup Group stage
01 Jun 2008 Latvia v Lithuania W 2-1 Baltic Cup Group stage
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
11 Oct 2008 Switzerland v Latvia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Oct 2008 Latvia v Israel D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Nov 2008 Estonia v Latvia D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Latvia v Armenia D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Luxembourg v Latvia W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
01 Apr 2009 Latvia v Luxembourg W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Aug 2009 Bulgaria v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Israel v Latvia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 Sep 2009 Latvia v Switzerland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
14 Oct 2009 Latvia v Moldova W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Jun 2010 Ghana v Latvia L 1-0 International Friendly
19 Jun 2010 Estonia v Latvia D 0-0 Baltic Cup Group stage
03 Sep 2010 Latvia v Croatia L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Sep 2010 Malta v Latvia W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
08 Oct 2010 Greece v Latvia L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Oct 2010 Latvia v Georgia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F


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