1997–98 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 1997–98
Champions Flora
(3rd title)
Top goalscorer Konstantin Nahk (18)
1998

The 1997-98 Meistriliiga was the 7th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. Flora won their third title.

Preliminary Round[edit]

The preliminary round was played in the autumn. The top six teams continued the title play-off in the spring, taking half their points obtained in the preliminary round. The last two teams faced the top four of the Esiliiga in the Meistriliiga transition tournament.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Pts taken
1 Flora 14 12 1 1 39 6 +33 37 Qualification to Championship Tournament 37 → 19
2 Tallinna Sadam 14 9 4 1 42 15 +27 31 31 → 16
3 Tulevik 14 6 2 6 21 20 +1 20 20 → 10
4 Lantana 14 5 4 5 20 17 +3 19 19 → 10
5 Trans 14 4 3 7 13 26 −13 15 15 → 8
6 TVMK 14 4 2 8 13 29 −16 14 14 → 7
7 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 14 2 5 7 11 23 −12 11 Qualification to Meistriliiga Transition Tournament
8 Lelle 14 3 1 10 11 34 −23 10

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 Flora (C) 10 7 2 1 34 10 +24 42 UEFA Champions League 1998-99 First qualifying round
2 Tallinna Sadam 10 5 1 4 26 22 +4 32 1998–99 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Lantana 10 4 3 3 13 9 +4 25 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
4 Trans 10 5 1 4 14 19 −5 24
5 Tulevik 10 2 3 5 11 15 −4 19 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
6 TVMK 10 2 0 8 4 23 −19 13

Meistriliiga Transition Tournament[edit]

Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi and Lelle, the teams finishing in the last two positions in the preliminary round, faced four best teams of the 1997-98 Esiliiga in the play-off for two places in the 1998 Meistriliiga.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lelle 10 8 2 0 52 10 +42 26 1998 Meistriliiga
2 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 10 5 4 1 23 9 +14 19
3 Vall 10 4 5 1 14 3 +11 17 1998 Esiliiga
4 Dokker 10 2 2 6 11 28 −17 8
5 Olümpia 10 2 1 7 7 10 −3 7
6 Merkuur 10 0 4 6 9 29 −20 4

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Konstantin Nahk Sadam Tallinn 18
2 Andres Oper FC Flora Tallinn 15
3 Indrek Zelinski FC Flora Tallinn 13
4 Pål Christian Alsaker FC Flora Tallinn 12
5 Toomas Krõm FC Flora Tallinn 11
6 Argo Arbeiter JK Viljandi Tulevik 9
Andrei Krõlov Sadam Tallinn 9
Vitali Leitan FC Lantana Tallinn 9
9 Marko Kristal FC Flora Tallinn 8
Dmitry Lipartov FC Narva Trans 8
11 Kristen Viikmäe FC Flora Tallinn 7

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