2010 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 2010
Champions Flora
(8th title)
Relegated Lootus
Champions League Flora
Europa League Levadia
Trans
Kalju
Matches played 180
Goals scored 576 (3.2 per match)
Top goalscorer Estonia Sander Post
(24 goals)
Biggest home win Levadia 6–0 Paide (23 March)
Flora 6–0 Kuressaare (17 July)
Levadia 6–0 Tammeka (6 November)
Biggest away win Lootus 0–8 Flora (15 September)
Highest scoring Paide 1–8 Sillamäe Kalev (10 July)
Flora 6–3 Tammeka (31 July)
Longest winning run Flora (11 games)
(31 July–25 September)
Longest unbeaten run Flora (24 games)
(10 April–25 September)
Longest winless run Paide LM (15 games)
(13 March–12 June)
Longest losing run Kuressaare (11 games)
(5 June–21 August)
2009
2011

The 2010 season of the Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian football system, was the 20th season in the league's history. It started in March and ended in November. The defending champions were Levadia.

Overview[edit]

Location of the Meistriliiga 2010 teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,692 Estonia Martin Reim
Kalju Tallinn Hiiu staadion 500 Estonia Igor Prins
Kuressaare Kuressaare K. linnastaadion 2,000 Estonia Sergei Zamogilnõi
Levadia Tallinn Maarjamäe staadion 500 Estonia Aleksandr Puštov
Lootus Kohtla-Järve SPK staadion 500 Estonia Andrei Škaleta
Paide LM Paide ÜG stadium 500 Estonia Meelis Rooba
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Kalevi staadion 2,000 Russia Vladimir Kazachyonok
Tammeka Tartu Tamme staadion 2,000 Estonia Marko Kristal
Trans Narva Kreenholmi staadion 3,000 Russia Valeri Bondarenko
Tulevik Viljandi V. linnastaadion 2,500 Estonia Marko Lelov

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Flora (C) 36 29 4 3 104 32 +72 91 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Levadia 36 26 8 2 100 16 +84 86 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Trans 36 23 7 6 67 31 +36 76 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
4 Kalju 36 18 8 10 59 42 +17 62
5 Sillamäe Kalev 36 18 5 13 79 52 +27 59
6 Tammeka 36 11 7 18 50 66 −16 40
7 Tulevik 36 8 5 23 33 62 −29 29
8 Paide 36 6 7 23 30 79 −49 25
9 Kuressaare 36 7 3 26 32 93 −61 24 Promotion/Relegation play-off
10 Lootus (R) 36 6 2 28 22 103 −81 20 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.[1]
1Champions-League qualified Flora won the cup against Trans, so Levadia will qualify for the second qualifying round. Trans and Kalju took the first qualifying round spots.
(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, Kuressaare, and the fourth place team of Esiliiga, Tamme Auto competed in a two-legged relegation play-off for one spot in 2011 Meistriliiga. Kuressaare won the play-off 4–2 on aggregate and retained their spot in the league.

14 November 2010
12:00 CET
Tamme Auto 2–1 Kuressaare
Šteinberg Goal 60'
Kirilov Goal 79'
Aljas Goal 15'
Kiviõli stadium, Kiviõli
Attendance: 70

20 November 2010
12:00 CET
Kuressaare 3–0 Tamme Auto
Skiperskiy Goal 27'
Viira Goal 31'
Pukk Goal 36'

Results[edit]

Each team played 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 LOT PAI S.K TAM TRN TUL
Flora 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1
Kalju 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
Kuressaare 1–2 1–2 0–7 1–2 1–0 0–4 2–3 0–1 3–2
Levadia 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 6–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Lootus 0–4 0–5 5–2 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–5 0–1
Paide 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–4 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–4 2–0
Sillamäe Kalev 1–2 2–2 0–02 1–1 3–1 4–0 4–0 1–2 2–1
Tammeka 0–1 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–2 2–0
Trans 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–0
Tulevik 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–1

Source: Estonian Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match was awarded as won for Kuressaare, with no goals being counted, because Sillamäe Kalev used an ineligible player. The original result was 6–0.[2][3][4]
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

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

Source: Estonian Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match was awarded as won for Trans, with no goals being counted, because Paide LM used an ineligible player. The original result was 0–0.[5]
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season Statistic[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Correct as of 6 November 2010.[6][7]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Estonia Sander Post Flora 24
2 Estonia Jüri Jevdokimov Nõmme Kalju 21
3 Estonia Tarmo Neemelo Nõmme Kalju 20
4 Estonia Vitali Leitan Levadia 16
5 Estonia Deniss Malov Levadia 14
6 Estonia Henri Anier Flora 13
Lithuania Marius Bezykornovas Narva Trans 13
8 Estonia Konstantin Nahk Levadia 12
Estonia Albert Prosa Tammeka 12
10 Estonia Maksim Gruznov Sillamäe Kalev / Narva Trans 9
Russia Nikita Kolyaev Sillamäe Kalev 9
Russia Aleksandr Nikulin Sillamäe Kalev 9
Brazil Felipe Nunes Nõmme Kalju / Levadia 9
Russia Dmitri Skiperski Kuressaare 9
Lithuania Nerijus Vasiliauskas Sillamäe Kalev 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eesti 2010.a meistrivõistluste Meistri- ja Esiliiga juhend" (PDF). jalgpall.ee (in Estonian). EJL. 1 February 2010. p. 8. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Техническое поражение (in Russian). JK Sillamäe Kalev. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Flora võitis Levadiat ja säilitas liidrikoha (täiend. 31. mail)" (in Estonian). EJL. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sillamäe rikkus reglementi, meeskond saab võidu!" (in Estonian). FC Kuressaare. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Sillamäe võitis, Paide kaotas viigi ja Tulevik lõi iluvärava (video) (Estonian)
  6. ^ "Meistriliiga 2010 statistika – Väravalööjad" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 15 September 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "VÄRAVALÖÖJATE EDETABEL (2010)" (in Estonian). EJL. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 

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