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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