Esiliiga B

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Esiliiga B
Country Estonia
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2013
Divisions Esiliiga B
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Esiliiga
Relegation to II Liiga
Domestic cup(s) Estonian Cup
Current champions Infonet II Tallinn
(2014)
Most championships Nõmme Kalju II
Infonet II Tallinn
(1 title)
Website Esiliiga B
2015 Esiliiga B

Esiliiga B is the third division of the Estonian Football Association annual football championship. The league was founded in 2013. As of 2015 it is not fully professional.[1]


Competition[edit]

The league consists of 10 clubs, all teams play each other four times. Both the winning team and the runner-ups are promoted to Esiliiga directly, whereas the third place club will participate in a two-legged play-off with the 8th place club of the Esiliiga for the spot in next year's competition. Same way the 2 bottom placed teams are relegated to II Liiga. The third bottom team can avoid relegation by winning a two-leg play-off against the II Liiga play-off round winners.[2][3]


2015 Esiliiga clubs[edit]

The following clubs are competing in Esiliiga B during the 2015 season.

Club 2014 Seasons in
Esiliiga B
Current run
since
Titles Last title
Ararat TTÜ Tallinna, b 8th 3 2013 0 n/a
Elvaa, b 6th 3 2013 0 n/a
Emmastea, b 3rd 3 2013 0 n/a
Flora III Tallinna, b, c 9th 3 2013 0 n/a
Järve Kohtla-Järvea, b 7th 3 2013 0 n/a
Joker Raasikua, b 2nd, (II Liiga E/N) 1 2015 0 n/a
Puuma Tallinna 10th, (Esiliiga) 1 2015 0 n/a
Sillamäe Kalev IIa, b 4th 3 2013 0 n/a
Starbunker Maardua, b 5th 2 2014 0 n/a
Tallinna Kalev IIa, b, c 1st, (II Liiga W/S) 1 2015 0 n/a

a – never been relegated from Esiliiga B
b – never played in Esiliiga
c – ineligible for promotion to Esiliiga

Champions and top goalscorers[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd Top goalscorer
2013 Nõmme Kalju II Pärnu Linnameeskond Sillamäe Kalev II Estonia Jürgen Kuresoo (Elva, 33 goals)
2014 Infonet II Tallinn Santos Tartu Emmaste Ukraine Yuriy Vereshchak (Santos Tartu, 43 goals)

Performance by club[edit]

Club 1st 2nd 3rd Winning seasons
Nõmme Kalju II 1 0 0 2013
Infonet II Tallinn 1 0 0 2014
Pärnu Linnameeskond 0 1 0
Santos Tartu 0 1 0
Sillamäe Kalev II 0 0 1
Emmaste 0 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Esiliiga B
  2. ^ http://www.jalgpall.ee/news.php?st=style_fp.css&news_id=3867 Estonian Football Association (in Estonian). Esiliiga expanded with B division. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.jalgpall.ee/docs/Eesti%202013.a%20meistriv%F5istluste%20Meistri-ja%20Esiliiga%20juhend.pdf Estonian Football Association (in Estonian). Estonian 2013. Meistriliiga and Esiliiga championship directive. Retrieved 10 November 2013.

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