2014 A Lyga

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A Lyga
Season 2014
Champions Žalgiris
Relegated Dainava
Champions League Žalgiris
Europa League Kruoja
Matches played 175
Goals scored 549 (3.14 per match)
Top goalscorer Niko Tokić (19)
Biggest home win Atlantas 12-0 Dainava
Biggest away win Dainava 0-8 Žalgiris
Dainava 0-8 Sūduva
Highest scoring Atlantas 12-0 Dainava
2013
2015

The 2014 A Lyga, also known as SMSCredit.lt A Lyga for sponsoring purposes,[citation needed] is the 25th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season starts on 8 March 2014 and ends on 29 November 2014. VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius are the defending champions.

Changes from 2013[edit]

The league changed its number of teams for the fifth time in a row, increasing it from nine teams in 2013 A Lyga to ten sides, because it 2 new clubs from 1 Lyga, it is FK Trakai and FK Klaipėdos Granitas. As a consequence, the schedule increased from 32 to 36 matches per team, with each team playing every other team four times in total, twice at home and twice away.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Location of teams in the 2014 A Lyga
Club Location Stadium Capacity 2013 season
FK Atlantas Klaipėda Central stadium of Klaipėda 4940 2nd
FK Banga Gargždai Gargždai Gargždai Stadium 2000 6th
FK Dainava Alytus Alytus Alytus Stadium 3748 8th
FK Ekranas Panevėžys Aukštaitija Stadium 4000 3rd
FK Klaipėdos Granitas Klaipėda Centras stadium of Klaipėda 4940 111 Lyga, 1st
FK Kruoja Pakruojis Pakruojis Pakruojis City Stadium 2000 5th
FK Sūduva Marijampolė Marijampolė ARVI Football Arena 6250 4th
FK Šiauliai Šiauliai Savivaldybė Stadium 4000 7th
FK Trakai Trakai LFF Stadium 5500 131 Lyga, 3rd
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius LFF Stadium 5500 1st

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Žalgiris (C) 36 25 9 2 92 17 +75 84 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Kruoja 36 19 9 8 67 34 +33 66 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Atlantas 36 19 8 9 76 36 +40 65
4 Trakai 36 18 9 9 65 38 +27 63
5 Sūduva 36 17 11 8 70 38 +32 62
6 Ekranas (R) 36 12 9 15 51 58 −7 45 Relegation to 2015 1 Lyga
7 Šiauliai 36 12 4 20 50 63 −13 40
8 Klaipėdos Granitas 36 9 10 17 47 67 −20 37
9 Banga (R) 36 8 6 22 29 65 −36 30 Relegation to 2015 1 Lyga
10 Dainava (R) 36 2 3 31 12 143 −131 9 Relegation to 2015 1 Lyga

Updated to games played on 23 November 2014.
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
The winners of the 2014–15 Lithuanian Football Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.
(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.

Results[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

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Pos. Player Club Goals
1 Croatia Niko Tokić Šiauliai 19
2 Lithuania Linas Pilibaitis Žalgiris 17
3 Lithuania Ričardas Beniušis Kruoja 15
Lithuania Lukas Kochanauskas Trakai 15
5 Brazil Elivelto Ekranas 13
Lithuania Evaldas Razulis Atlantas 13
Lithuania Tomas Radzinevičius Sūduva 13

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