1998 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 1998
Champions Flora
(4th title)
Top goalscorer Konstantin Nahk (13)
1999

The 1998 Meistriliiga was the 8th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. The season was unusually short, played in the second half of 1998 to switch back to nordic spring-to-autumn season format in the next year. Flora won their fourth title.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Flora (C) 14 11 2 1 46 14 +32 35 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Tallinna Sadam 14 11 1 2 48 10 +38 34 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Lantana 14 7 4 3 27 20 +7 25
4 Trans 14 6 5 3 28 20 +8 23 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Tulevik 14 5 3 6 15 25 −10 18 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
6 TVMK 14 3 4 7 15 27 −12 13
7 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 14 2 0 12 10 44 −34 6 Relegation play-off
8 Lelle1 14 0 3 11 10 39 −29 3 Relegation to the 2004 Esiliiga

1Lelle kept their place in the Meistriliiga as after the season's end Tallinna Sadam and FC Levadia Maardu merged, with the first team playing as FC Levadia Maardu in the Meistriliiga 1999 and, the second team as FC Maardu in the Esiliiga 1999.

Relegation play-off[edit]

Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi won 5-2 on aggregate and retained their Meistriliiga spot for the 1999 season.

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Konstantin Nahk Sadam Tallinn 13
2 Andres Oper FC Flora Tallinn 10
Andrei Krõlov Sadam Tallinn 10
Indrek Zelinski FC Flora Tallinn 10
5 Dmitry Lipartov FC Narva Trans 7
Tomas Ražanauskas FC Flora Tallinn 7

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