1996–97 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 1996–97
Champions Lantana
(2nd title)
Top goalscorer Sergei Bragin (18)

The 1996-97 Meistriliiga was the 6th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. Lantana won their second title.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Pts taken
1 Lantana 14 11 2 1 30 9 +21 35 Qualification to Championship Tournament 35 → 18
2 Flora 14 9 2 3 27 9 +18 29 29 → 15
3 Marlekor 14 6 4 4 20 17 +3 22 22 → 11
4 Lelle 14 5 6 3 20 16 +4 21 21 → 11
5 Trans 14 5 5 4 20 19 +1 20 20 → 10
6 Tallinna Sadam 14 5 1 8 24 26 −2 16 16 → 8
7 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 14 4 1 9 10 20 −10 13 Qualification to Meistriliiga Transition Tournament
8 Vall 14 0 1 13 9 44 −35 1

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 7 2 1 22 6 +16 41 1997–98 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Flora 10 7 2 1 25 7 +18 38 1997–98 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Tallinna Sadam 10 5 1 4 13 9 +4 24 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
4 Lelle 10 3 0 7 6 21 −15 20
5 Marlekor 10 2 2 6 7 19 −12 19
6 Trans 10 2 1 7 8 19 −11 17

Meistriliiga Transition Tournament[edit]

Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi and PVall, the teams finishing in the last two positions in the preliminary round, faced four best teams of the 1996-97 Esiliiga in the play-off for two places in the 1997-98 Meistriliiga.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 10 8 1 1 28 5 +23 25 1997-98 Meistriliiga
2 Vall 10 7 1 2 29 15 +14 22
3 Vaprus 10 4 1 5 9 27 −18 13 1997-98 Esiliiga
4 FC Lelle 10 4 0 6 22 18 +4 12
5 TJK 10 2 2 6 11 19 −8 8
6 Sillamäe Kalev 10 1 3 6 6 21 −15 6

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Sergei Bragin FC Lantana Tallinn 18
2 Andres Oper FC Flora Tallinn 13
3 Maksim Gruznov FC Lantana Tallinn 12
4 Jonatan Johansson FC Flora Tallinn 9
Stanislav Kitto FC Narva Trans 9

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