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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