2009 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 2009
Champions Levadia
(7th title)
Relegated Tallinna Kalev
Champions League Levadia
Europa League Sillamäe Kalev
Trans
TBD (via dom. cup)
Baltic League Levadia
Sillamäe Kalev
Trans
Flora
Kalju
Matches played 180
Goals scored 590 (3.28 per match)
Top goalscorer Vitali Gussev (26)
Biggest home win Kalju 10–0 Paide
Trans 10–0 Kuressaare
Biggest away win Tammeka 0–8 Sillamäe Kalev
Highest scoring Kalju 10–0 Paide
Trans 10–0 Kuressaare
2008
2010

The 2009 Meistriliiga was the 19th season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. It started on 7 March 2009 and ended on 10 November 2009. Levadia won their seventh title.

Changes from the previous season[edit]

TVMK were disbanded after the end of the previous season.[1] Hence Vaprus, who originally were to be directly relegated, faced Esiliiga side Paide LM in a relegation play-off series for one spot in Meistriliiga 2009. With an aggregate 5–5, Paide LM won the promotion play-off against Vaprus on the away goals rule and play their first season in Estonian top division. Tallinna Kalev, who originally were to participate in the relegation series, were spared.

Kuressaare earned promotion to the 2009 Meistriliiga after finishing in second place in the 2008 Esiliiga; champions Levadia II were not eligible to be promoted.

JK Maag Tammeka Tartu changed their name to JK Tammeka Tartu following the retreat of a major sponsor.[2]

Overview[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity Current manager
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,300 Estonia Tarmo Rüütli
Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium 500 Brazil Fredo Getulio
Kuressaare Kuressaare Kuressaare Linnastaadion 2,000 Estonia Jan Važinski
Levadia Tallinn Kadrioru Stadium 4,750 Estonia Igor Prins
Paide LM Paide ÜG Stadium 268 Estonia Viktor Mets
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Kalevi Stadium 2,000 Ukraine Anatoly Ushanov
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion 12,000 Estonia Daniel Meijel
Tammeka Tartu Tamme Stadium 2,000 Estonia Norbert Hurt
Trans Narva Kreenholmi Stadium 3,000 Estonia Sergei Ratnikov
Tulevik Viljandi Viljandi Linnastaadion 2,500 Estonia Marko Lelov

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Levadia (C) 36 31 4 1 121 23 +98 97 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Sillamäe Kalev 36 24 4 8 85 40 +45 76 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Trans 36 23 7 6 82 29 +53 76 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Flora 36 22 6 8 79 31 +48 72 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
5 Kalju 36 15 9 12 65 47 +18 54
6 Tulevik 36 15 6 15 55 49 +6 51
7 Tammeka 36 7 3 26 29 86 −57 24
8 Kuressaare 36 7 3 26 21 99 −78 24
9 Paide (O) 36 6 4 26 21 97 −76 22 Promotion/Relegation play-off
10 Tallinna Kalev (R) 36 4 4 28 32 89 −57 16 Relegation to Esiliiga

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd least withdrawals or annulled matches; 3rd overall wins; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
If two or more teams on the top have the same amount of points by the end of the season, the aforementioned rules will not apply and additional game(s) will be played to determine the champions[3].
1The winner of the 2009–10 Estonian Cup, Levadia have already qualified for Champions League, that means Flora will qualify for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round as cup runners-up.
(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.

Relegation play-off[edit]

The 9th placed team of Meistriliiga and the runners-up of Esiliiga will compete in a two-legged relegation play-off for one spot in 2010 Meistriliiga.

November 15
13:00
Warrior 0 – 1 Paide
Report Goal 48' Pebre
Sportland Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 110
Referee: Roomer Tarajev

November 21
13:00
Paide 1 – 1 Warrior
Leetma Goal 8' Report Goal 75' Danelson
Paide kunstmuruväljak, Paide
Attendance: 170
Referee: Jaan Roos

Paide Linnameeskond wins 2–1 on aggregate and retains their spot in next season's Meistriliiga.

Results[edit]

Each team plays every opponent four times, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 games.

First half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] FLO KLJ KUR LEV PAI S.K T.K TAM TRN TUL
Flora 0–0 3–0 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
Kalju 0–1 6–1 1–2 3–0 1–3 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–1
Kuressaare 1–0 1–2 1–7 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–5 0–3
Levadia 3–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 8–0 2–0 5–0
Paide 0–6 0–3 0–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–5 0–1
Sillamäe Kalev 3–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 5–0 2–1 1–0
Tallinna Kalev 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–4 2–4 0–1
Tammeka 0–4 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–8 0–3 1–4 1–1
Trans 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–3 3–02 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1
Tulevik 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–7 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 1–2

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match was declared 3–0 for Narva Trans because Paide LM used ineligible players.[4]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] FLO KLJ KUR LEV PAI S.K T.K TAM TRN TUL
Flora 2–2 3–0 1–3 0–0 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 4–1
Kalju 3–2 1–0 1–3 10–0 1–1 3–4 1–1 2–2 1–1
Kuressaare 0–3 0–02 1–3 4–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 0–7 0–4
Levadia 1–0 5–0 8–0 4–2 6–1 5–1 6–1 1–1 3–0
Paide 0–6 0–3 2–0 1–5 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–4
Sillamäe Kalev 1–3 1–1 5–1 0–1 3–0 7–0 3–0 0–2 3–1
Tallinna Kalev 1–2 0–2 1–4 0–1 3–2 2–6 1–6 0–2 0–2
Tammeka 0–4 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3
Trans 0–0 0–0 10–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
Tulevik 0–1 3–2 6–0 0–0 4–0 1–3 4–1 0–1 0–1

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match was awarded as lost for both teams with no goals counted, because both Kuressaare and Kalju used an ineligible player. The original result was 2–3.[5]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Last updated: 10 November 2009; Source: Estonian Football Association Soccernet.ee (Estonian)

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Estonia Vitali Gussev Levadia 26
2 Brazil Felipe Nunes Nõmme Kalju 20
3 Russia Nikita Andreev Levadia 17
4 Estonia Jüri Jevdokimov Viljandi Tulevik 14
5 Estonia Alo Dupikov Flora 13
Estonia Vitali Leitan Levadia 13
Russia Aleksei Naumov Sillamäe Kalev 13
Estonia Aleksandr Tarassenkov Narva Trans 13
Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko Flora 13
10 Estonia Konstantin Nahk Levadia 12

Awards[edit]

Monthly[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
March[6] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Jüri Jevdokimov (Tulevik)
April[7] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Vitali Gussev (Levadia)
May[8] Ukraine Anatoly Ushanov (Sillamäe Kalev) Estonia Alo Dupikov (Flora)
June[9] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Russia Aleksey Naumov (Sillamäe Kalev)
July[9] Estonia Tarmo Rüütli (Flora) Estonia Sander Puri (Levadia)
August[10] Estonia Sergei Ratnikov (Trans) Lithuania Tomas Rimas (Trans)
September[10] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Konstantin Nahk (Levadia)
October[11] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Eduard Ratnikov (Trans)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TVMK kadumine ulatas Vaprusele õlekõrre" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Maag Tammekast saab lihtsalt Tammeka". soccernet.ee (in Estonian). 30 October 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Eesti 2009.a. meistrivõistluste juhend Meistri- ja Esiliigale" (PDF). jalgpall.ee (in Estonian). EJL. 20 February 2009. p. Page 10. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Tulemuse tühistamine Meistriliiga avavoorus". jalgpall.struktuur.ee (in Estonian). EJL. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Meistriliiga 19. vooru mängud" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Meistriliiga märtsikuu parimateks tunnistati Prins ja Jevdokimov". jalgpall.struktuur.ee (in Estonian). EJL. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Meistriliiga kuu parimate auhinnad läksid Levadiale". jalgpall.ee (in Estonian). EJL. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Maikuu parimaks valiti Alo Dupikov". soccernet.ee (in Estonian). 14 June 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  9. ^ a b June 2009 "Juulikuu parimad olid Rüütli ja Puri". postimees.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Meistriliiga septembri parimad on Prins ja Nahk". jalgpall.ee (in Estonian). EJL. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Meistriliiga oktoobrikuu parimad on Igor Prins ja Eduard Ratnikov". jalgpall.ee (in Estonian). EJL. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 

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