2003 Esiliiga

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Esiliiga
Season 2003
2002
2004

Final table of Esiliiga season 2003[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lootus (P) 28 21 4 3 77 23 +54 67 Promoted to
Meistriliiga
2 Tervis (Q) 28 16 5 7 69 36 +33 53 Qualified to
promotion play-off
3 M.C. 28 14 8 6 65 47 +18 50
4 Estel 28 13 5 10 69 45 +24 44
5 TJK 28 7 10 11 41 57 −16 31
6 Merkuur (Q) 28 7 8 13 37 66 −29 025 Qualified to
relegation play-off
7 Tammeka (R) 28 3 5 20 44 99 −55 14 Relegated to
II Liiga
8 Vaprus (R) 28 5 7 16 42 71 −29 022

Source: http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/est03.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
FC Merkuur Tartu deducted 4 points for having licensing problem before the season.
Estonian Football Association License Commission decided to take JK Vaprus Pärnu's license to play in Esiliiga. The club was demoted to 8th spot.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Promotion playoff[edit]

12 November 2003
Tervis 2 – 2 Valga
Valejev Goal 24'
Savotškin Goal 28'
Raamat Goal 10'
Tarassenkov Goal 37'

22 November 2003
Valga 3 – 0 Tervis
Antonov Goal 33'
Tarassenkov Goal 43'
Anniste Goal 54'

FC Valga beat JK Tervis Pärnu 5–2 on aggregate. Vaga stayed in Meistriliiga, Tervis in Esiliiga.

Relegation playoff[edit]

15 November 2003
TVMK II 3 – 2 Merkuur
Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal

22 November 2003
Merkuur 0 – 3 TVMK II
Goal Goal Goal

FC TVMK II Tallinn beat FC Merkuur Tartu 6–2 on aggregate. TVMK II promoted to Esiliiga, Merkuur relegated to Second Division.

Top goalscorers[edit]

29Aleksei Titov (Estel)
20 – Kristjan Tiirik (Tammeka)
17 – Sergei Popov (Lootus)
15 – Nikolai Toštšev (Lootus)
13 – Jarmo Ahjupera (Tervis)
13 – Sergei Bragin (Estel)
12 – Aleksandr Kulik (Tervis)
12 – Anton Semjonov (Lootus)
11 – Marek Markson (Vaprus)
11 – Ott Purje (M.C.)
11 – Juri Volkov (TJK)
10 – Aleksandr Ivanov (TJK)

See also[edit]