1995–96 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 1995–96
Champions Lantana
(1st title)
Relegated PJK Kalev
UEFA Cup Lantana
Flora
Cup Winners' Cup Tallinna Sadam
Intertoto Cup Trans
Top goalscorer Lembit Rajala (16)

The 1995–96 Meistriliiga was the 5th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. Lantana won their first title.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Pts taken
1 Lantana 14 10 3 1 37 8 +29 33 Qualification to Championship Tournament 33 → 17
2 Trans 14 6 4 4 22 16 +6 22 22 → 11
3 Flora 14 6 4 4 37 19 +18 22 22 → 11
4 Tallinna Sadam 14 6 3 5 23 16 +7 21 21 → 11
5 Tevalte-Marlekor 14 6 2 6 20 19 +1 20 20 → 10
6 Tervis 14 5 2 7 13 17 −4 17 17 → 9
7 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 14 3 8 3 13 17 −4 17 Qualification to Meistriliiga Transition Tournament
8 PJK Kalev 14 0 2 12 8 61 −53 2

Championship Tournament[edit]

The points obtained during the preliminary round were carried over halved and rounded up.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lantana (C) 10 6 2 2 21 7 +14 37 1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round
2 Flora 10 6 2 2 14 3 +11 31
3 Tevalte-Marlekor 10 7 0 3 13 10 +3 31
4 Tallinna Sadam 10 4 1 5 17 19 −2 24 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
5 Trans 10 2 2 6 11 16 −5 19 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
6 Tervis 10 1 1 8 7 28 −21 13

Meistriliiga Transition Tournament[edit]

Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi and PJK Kalev, the teams finishing in the last two positions in the preliminary round, faced four best teams of the 1995-96 Esiliiga in the play-off for two places in the 1996-97 Meistriliiga.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 10 7 0 3 23 7 +16 21 1996-97 Meistriliiga
2 Vall (P) 10 7 0 3 18 9 +9 21
3 Norma 10 5 2 3 13 11 +2 17 1996-97 Esiliiga
4 PJK Kalev (R) 10 4 2 4 12 20 −8 14
5 Dünamo 10 2 2 6 8 14 −6 8
6 TJK 10 1 2 7 9 22 −13 5

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Lembit Rajala FC Flora Tallinn 16
2 Maksim Gruznov FC Lantana Tallinn 12
3 Ivan O'Konnel-Bronin JK Tervis Pärnu / FC Flora Tallinn 8
Andrei Borissov FC Lantana Tallinn 8
Aleksandr Olerski Tevalte-Marlekor Tallinn 8
Boriss Nejolov FC Narva Trans 8
Dmitri Ustritski Sadam Tallinn 8

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