1990 LFF Lyga

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LFF Championship
Season 1990
Champions Sirijus Klaipėda
1st league title

1990 Baltic League was organized in 1990. It was a precursor of the A Lyga and the Virsliga. The league also saw participation of teams from the Estonian SSR and the Russian SFSR (Kaliningrad Oblast). It involved participation of most of Soviet teams of masters from the region of Baltic states. Along with it the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) conducted its own championship. The Baltic league was discontinued ever since.

The four best Lithuanian teams from Baltic League and the 1 Lyga qualified for the National Championship play-off. Also all Lithuanian clubs from the Baltic League qualified for the next season of A Lyga. Most of Latvian clubs also joined the championship of Latvia (Latvian SSR), while some continued their participation in the Soviet championship. The Soviet Estonian clubs after the fall of the Soviet Union were dissolved, while Progress Chernyakhovsk continued to participate in lower leagues of the Russian championship.

Note that Pardaugava also this season competed in the Soviet Second League (as Daugava Riga), while Zalgiris just pulled out of the Soviet competitions after playing the first game of the 1991 Soviet Top League, losing it away in Odessa. Also both Chernyakovsk and Yelgava clubs competed in the Lower Second League (Zone 6).

Pre-season organization[edit]

The following Soviet teams were allowed to play:

Team Location Venue Capacity League and position in 1989
Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius Soviet Top League 4
Pardaugava Riga Riga Soviet First League 21
Sirijus Klaipėda (Atlantas) Klaipėda Soviet Second League, Zone 5 8
RAF Elgava Yelgava 18
Metalurgs Liepāja (Zveinieks) Liepāja 19
Sport Tallinn Tallinn 20
Inkaras Kaunas Kaunas 22

Baltic League[edit]

Pos  Country Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Žalgiris Vilnius 32 27 4 1 104 11 58
2 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Sirijus Klaipėda 32 19 9 4 47 19 47
3 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Ekranas Panevėžys 32 19 8 5 62 24 46
4 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Progress Cherniakhovsk 32 19 4 9 46 33 42
5 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Jovaras Mažeikiai 32 16 8 8 40 25 40
6 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Inkaras Kaunas 32 15 9 8 54 25 39
7 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Banga Kaunas 32 13 11 8 45 30 37
8 Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic RAF Jelgava 32 13 10 9 44 37 36
9 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Sakalas Šiauliai 32 11 12 9 41 32 34
10 Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Sport Tallinn 32 11 11 10 43 39 33
11 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Neris Vilnius 32 10 8 14 27 47 28
12 Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Celtnieks Daugavpils 32 8 7 17 29 45 23
13 Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Torpedo Rīga 32 6 10 16 29 49 22
14 Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic KKI Daugava Riga 32 4 13 15 16 49 21
15 Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Pardaugava Riga 32 5 8 19 24 53 18
16 Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Metalurgs Liepāja 32 4 5 23 20 97 13
17 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic FK Sūduva Marijampolė 32 1 5 26 13 69 7
  • ASK Fosforit Tallinn quit the competition after 14 games

Top scorers[edit]

  • 18 V.Baranauskas (Sakalas Šiauliai)
  • 16 A.Narbekovas (Zalgiris Vilnius)
  • 14 V.Ivanauskas (Zalgiris Vilnius)
  • 14 K.Dranginis (Inkaras Kaunas)

1 Lyga[edit]

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Panerys Vilnius 30 20 6 4 48 18 46
2 Granitas Klaipėda 30 20 6 4 57 16 46
3 Sirijietis Klaipėda 30 14 9 7 38 27 37
4 Elektronas Tauragė 30 15 6 9 35 29 36
5 Vienybe Ukmerge 30 14 8 8 51 32 36
6 Vilija Kaunas 30 14 7 9 64 39 35
7 Atletas Kaunas 30 11 11 8 30 22 33
8 Tauras Šiauliai 30 13 6 11 53 41 32
9 Viltis Vilnius 30 10 10 10 50 32 30
10 Dainava Alytus 30 11 7 12 33 46 29
11 Nevėžis Kėdainiai 30 10 7 13 40 40 27
12 Gel.Vilkas Vilnius 30 10 7 13 39 41 27
13 Poli Kaunas 30 8 6 16 27 56 22
14 Mastis Telšiai 30 5 10 15 28 55 20
15 Sveikata Kybartai 30 5 6 19 20 61 16
16 Sirvinta Vilkaviskis 30 2 4 24 19 77 8

Play-offs[edit]

Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
Quarterfinals
Elektronas Tauragė 0–9 Žalgiris Vilnius 0–6 0–3
Panerys Vilnius 2–1 Yovaras Mazeikiai 1–0 1–1
Granitas Klaipėda 1–3 Ekranas Panevėžys 1–1 0–2
Sirijietis Klaipėda 2–3 Sirijus Klaipėda 0–2 2–1
Semifinals
Ekranas Panevėžys 2–1 Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 0–1
Panerys Vilnius 3–5 Sirijus Klaipėda 2–3 1–2
Third place
Žalgiris Vilnius 1–0 Panerys Vilnius
Final
Sirijus Klaipėda 0–0 Ekranas Panevėžys penalty kicks 3–2
Cup
Sirijus Klaipėda 0–0 Žalgiris Vilnius penalty kicks 4–3

References[edit]