2004 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 2004
Champions Levadia
(3rd title)
Top goalscorer Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko (28)
2003
2005

2004 Meistriliiga was the 14th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. Levadia won their third title.

Season overview[edit]

Levadia Tallinn won their third title with a six-point advantage over the runners-up TVMK Tallinn. Tammeka Tartu and Tervis Pärnu won promotion to the Meistriliiga as the Esiliiga champions and third placed team respectively, the runners-up Levadia Tallinn II were ineligible for promotion. Expansion of the league to ten teams from eight, for the upcoming season, also ensured that even the last placed Lootus Alutaguse had a chance to stay in the top flight, but were defeated by Esiliiga's fourth team Dünamo Tallinn, winning the away leg 2-1, but then losing at home 0-4 a week later. Tervis Pärnu were later denied the Meistriliiga license, sealing an unlikely promotion for the fifth-placed FC Kuressaare.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Levadia (C) 28 21 6 1 82 14 +68 69 2005–06 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 TVMK 28 19 6 3 89 29 +60 63 2005–06 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Flora 28 18 4 6 83 25 +58 58
4 Trans 28 15 2 11 43 39 +4 47 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Merkuur 28 10 5 13 47 58 −11 35
6 Tulevik 28 6 7 15 30 53 −23 25
7 Valga 28 5 2 21 30 80 −50 17
8 Alutaguse Lootus (R) 28 1 2 25 11 117 −106 5 Relegation play-off

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) head-to-head goal difference; 5) head-to-head goals scored; 6) goal difference; 7) number of goals scored.
(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.

Promotion/Relegation Play-Off[edit]

13 November 2004
Tallinna Dünamo 1 – 2 Alutaguse Lootus
Butajev Goal 44' Popov Goal 30'
Ametov Goal 90+3'


20 November 2004
Alutaguse Lootus 0 – 4 Tallinna Dünamo
Tšernoussov Goal 8'
Krivošein Goal 32'
Butajev Goal 65'
Semko Goal 76'

Tallinna Dünamo won 5-2 on aggregate and were promoted for the 2005 Meistriliiga. Alutaguse Lootus were relegated to the 2005 Esiliiga.

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko Flora Tallinn 28
2 Ingemar Teever TVMK Tallinn 18
3 Egidijus Juška TVMK Tallinn 16
4 Andrei Antonov FC Valga 13
Tarmo Neemelo TVMK Tallinn 13
6 Deniss Malov TVMK Tallinn 12
Konstantin Nahk Levadia Tallinn 12
8 Anton Sereda Merkuur Tartu 11
Dmitri Ustritski Tulevik Viljandi 11