Vitalijs Astafjevs (born 3 April 1971 in Riga) is a Latvian former football midfielder, and former assistant manager of the Latvia national football team.
Astafjevs won nine Latvian championships with Skonto Riga.
He also played abroad for clubs in Austria, England and Russia.
At international level, Astaefjevs captained Latvia at UEFA Euro 2004.
With 167 caps for his country Astafjevs held the European record for the most international matches played, until being overtaken by Gianluigi Buffon in 2017.
He is currently the joint tenth-most capped male footballer in history, alongside Iker Casillas.