2013 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 2013
Champions Levadia
8th title
Relegated Kuressaare
Champions League Levadia
Europa League Kalju
Sillamäe Kalev
Matches played 180
Goals scored 510 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorer Vladimir Voskoboinikov
(23 goals)
Biggest home win Flora 6–0 Kuressaare
(21 May)
Sillamäe Kalev 6–0 Tammeka
(26 October)
Biggest away win Tallinna Kalev 0–9 Sillamäe Kalev
(2 November)
Highest scoring Tallinna Kalev 0–9 Sillamäe Kalev
(2 November)
Longest winning run 8 matches Levadia
(13 April–24 May)
Levadia
(9 July–21 September)[1]
Longest unbeaten run 15 matches Kalju
(18 June–28 September)[1]
Longest winless run 16 matches Kuressaare
(2 August–9 November)[1]
Longest losing run 9 matches Kuressaare
(17 September–9 November)[1]
2012
2014

The 2013 Meistriliiga (also known as A. Le Coq Premium Liiga for sponsorship reasons) was the 23rd season of the Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian football system. The season began on 2 March 2013 and ended on 9 November 2013.[2] Kalju, the defending champions, finished runners-up behind Levadia, who won their 8th title.

Teams[edit]

2012 Esiliiga champions Infonet, who lost out to Kuressaare in the promotion/relegation play-off as Esiliiga Runners-up in 2011, were promoted to this season's Meistriliiga making their first appearance in the top division.[3] Esiliiga runners-up Rakvere Tarvas lost out on promotion as Meistriliiga's 9th placed club Tallinna Kalev defeated them 3–1 on aggregate in the Promotion/relegation play-off.[4]

Tammeka finished at the bottom of the 2012 season but escaped relegation due to dissolving of seventh place Viljandi.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Seating capacity
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,692
Narva Trans Narva Kreenholm Stadium 1,065
Levadia Tallinn Kadriorg Stadium 5,000
Tammeka Tartu Tamme Stadium 1,750
Kalju Tallinn Kadriorg Stadium 5,000
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Sillamäe Kalev Stadium 800
Kuressaare Kuressaare Kuressaare Linnastaadion 1,000
Paide Linnameeskond Paide Paide Linnastaadion 368
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion 11,500
Infonet Tallinn Sportland Arena 540

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Flora Estonia Norbert Hurt Estonia Sander Post Nike
Narva Trans Estonia Valeri Bondarenko Estonia Stanislav Kitto Nike Sportland
Levadia Estonia Marko Kristal Ukraine Roman Smishko Adidas Viimsi Keevitus
Tammeka Germany Uwe Erkenbrecher Estonia Kristjan Tiirik Nike Tartu
Kalju Estonia Igor Prins Estonia Alo Bärengrub Adidas Maxima
Sillamäe Kalev Estonia Sergei Ratnikov Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko Uhlsport Alexela
Kuressaare Estonia Sergei Zamogilnõi Estonia Sander Viira Joma Saaremaa Lihatööstus
Paide Linnameeskond Estonia Meelis Rooba Estonia Carl Tubarik Nike Verston
Tallinna Kalev Germany Frank Bernhardt Estonia Ats Sillaste Jako Viking Line
Infonet Russia Aleksandr Pushtov Estonia Jevgeni Gurtšioglujants Joma Infonet

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Tallinna Kalev Estonia Sergei Ratnikov Mutual agreement 18 November 2012[5] Pre-season Germany Frank Bernhardt 4 December 2012[6]
Tammeka Greece Joti Stamatopoulos Resigned 22 November 2012[7] Germany Uwe Erkenbrecher 8 January 2013[8]
Sillamäe Kalev Lithuania Algimantas Briaunys Contract terminated 2 April 2013[9] 4th Estonia Sergei Ratnikov 2 April 2013[9]
Narva Trans Russia Aleksei Yagudin Mutual agreement 8 April 2013[10] 10th Estonia Valeri Bondarenko 8 April 2013[11]
Flora Estonia Marko Lelov Sacked 20 July 2013[12] 3rd Estonia Norbert Hurt (caretaker) 21 July 2013[12]

Player transfers[edit]

  • Transfers made during the 2012–13 winter transfer window:
  • Transfers made during the 2013 summer transfer window:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Levadia (C) 36 30 1 5 69 24 +45 91 2014–15 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Kalju 36 26 6 4 78 23 +55 84 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Sillamäe Kalev 36 23 6 7 75 22 +53 75
4 Flora 36 21 5 10 83 40 +43 68
5 Paide 36 15 2 19 43 58 −15 47
6 Infonet 36 10 8 18 36 56 −20 38
7 Trans 36 11 3 22 39 55 −16 36
8 Tallinna Kalev 36 10 4 22 35 77 −42 34
9 Tammeka (O) 36 8 8 20 30 68 −38 32 Relegation play-off
10 Kuressaare (R) 36 2 5 29 22 87 −65 11 Relegation to the 2014 Esiliiga

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) least withdrawals or annulled matches; 3) overall wins; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) goal difference; 7) goals scored; 8) away goals scored; 9) fair-play points.
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[13].
Europa League spot from 2013–14 Estonian Cup in this season went to 4th tier club Tartu FC Santos
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Tammeka as 9th-placed team faced 2013 Esiliiga side Rakvere Tarvas in a two-legged play-off for the spot in next year's competition.[14]

Tammeka won 6–2 on aggregate and retained their Meistriliiga spot for the 2014 season.

Results[edit]

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

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Netherlands Sander van de Streek Flora Paide Linnameeskond 6–0 9 March 2013
Estonia Sander Post 4 Flora Kuressaare 6–0 21 May 2013
Estonia Vladimir Voskoboinikov Kalju Flora 4–3 31 May 2013
Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko Sillamäe Kalev Tammeka 3–0 3 August 2013
Estonia Rimo Hunt Levadia Tallinna Kalev 4–1 20 August 2013
Russia Yevgeni Kabaev Sillamäe Kalev Tammeka 6–0 26 October 2013
France Kassim Aidara Sillamäe Kalev Tallinna Kalev 9–0 2 November 2013
Estonia Rimo Hunt Levadia Kuressaare 4–2 9 November 2013
Estonia Vladimir Voskoboinikov Kalju Tammeka 3–0 9 November 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals.

Awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March[17] Estonia Marko Kristal Levadia Japan Hidetoshi Wakui Kalju
April[18] Estonia Meelis Rooba Paide LM Estonia Rimo Hunt Levadia
May[19] Estonia Valeri Bondarenko Trans Estonia Vladimir Voskoboinikov Kalju
June[20] Germany Uwe Erkenbrecher Tammeka Russia Nikolai Mashichev Sillamäe Kalev
July[21] Estonia Sergei Ratnikov Sillamäe Kalev Estonia Lauri Varendi Paide
August[22] Estonia Marko Kristal Levadia France Kassim Aidara Sillamäe Kalev
September[23] Estonia Igor Prins Kalju France Allan Kimbaloula Kalju
October[24] Estonia Marko Kristal Levadia Estonia Rimo Hunt Levadia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "MÄNGUDE KALENDER (2013)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Infonet kindlustas koha meistriliigas" (in Estonian). Postimees. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Üleminekumängudes olid edukad Tallinna Kalev ja Viljandi Tulevik" [Tallinna Kalev and Viljandi Tulevik successful in the play-offs] (in Estonian). jalgpall.ee. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Frank Bernhardt saab Tallinna Kalevi peatreeneriks" [Frank Bernhardt set to be the manager of Tallinna Kalev] (in Estonian). postimees.ee. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
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  9. ^ a b "Zahovaikole anti viimane hoiatus, Ratnikov määrati peatreeneriks" [Zahovaiko given a warning, Ratnikov appointed as manager] (in Estonian). Delfi. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Burdakov: Jagudin palus end ise lahti lasta" [Burdakov: Yagudin himself asked to be dismissed] (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Trans andis Jagudinile kinga, Bondarenko tagasi!" [Yagudin sacked from Trans, Bondarenko returns!] (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Flora vallandas Lelovi ja asendust otsitakse välismaalt" [Flora sacked Lelov and replacement to be sought from abroad] (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Eesti 2013.a meistrivõistluste Meistri- ja Esiliiga juhend" (PDF) (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 7 December 2012. p. 10. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Üleminekumänge peab pidama Tammeka" [Tammeka for the Relegation play-offs] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "ML VÄRAVALÖÖJATE EDETABEL (2013)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 
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  17. ^ "Premium liiga 5. vooru järel asus ainuliidriks FC Flora" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Premium liiga IX voor algab kahe reedese mänguga" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Premium liiga parimateks Bondarenko ja Voskoboinikov" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Premium liiga kuu parimad olid Mašitšev ja Erkenbrecher" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Premium liiga juulikuu parimad Sergei Ratnikov ja Lauri Varendi" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Premium liiga kuu parimad olid Kristal ja Aidara" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Premium liiga kuu parimad olid Kimbaloula ja Prins" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Kuu parimad tulid meistermeeskonnast" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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