FC Norma Tallinn

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Norma Tallinn
Logo
Full name FC Norma Tallinn
Founded 1959
Dissolved 1997
Ground Norma Staadion
(now Maarjamäe staadion), Tallinn
Ground Capacity 1,000
Home colours
Away colours

Norma Tallinn is a now defunct Estonian football club. Norma Tallinn became the first Estonian champions after the Soviet Union collapse, they went on to defend their title next year, in 1993. Norma also won the Estonian Cup in 1994. The club was relegated to the second division in 1995 and to the third the following year. Norma Tallinn were dissolved after the 1996/1997 season.

History[edit]

Founded in 1959, Norma Tallinn was one of the biggest football clubs in Estonian SSR. The club participated in 32 Estonian SSR championships (more than any other team), winning the title on five occasions, as well as winning six Estonian SSR Cup titles.

After Estonia regained its independence in 1991, Norma joined the newly formed Estonian Meistriliiga. Alongside their rivals Lantana Tallinn (Nikol Tallinn back then), the club became very popular among the ethnic Russian minority in Estonia. Norma won the first two Meistriliiga titles.

In 1994, Norma finished level on points with Flora Tallinn and according to the rules, had to play in a championship playoff, but, as a protest against the disqualification of Tevalte Tallinn because of match fixing allegations, Norma decided to field their youth squad. Flora won the playoff 5-2.

The following season Norma Tallinn were relegated to the Esiliiga.

Achievements[edit]

1992, 1992–93

1993-94

1964, 1967, 1970, 1979, 1988

1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1989

Norma Tallinn in Estonian Football[edit]

Year League Position Goals +/- Points
1992
I
1
+18
12
92/93
I
1
+86
42
93/94
I
2
+58
36
94/95
I
6
-42
10
95/96
II
3
+2
17
96/97
II
8
-22
7
97/98
III
dnp*
dnp
dnp

*Did not participate

Norma Tallinn in Europe[edit]

  • 1Q = 1st Qualifying Round
Season Cup Round Country Club Score
1992–93 Champions League 1Q Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 0–3, 0–2
1993–94 Champions League 1Q Finland HJK Helsinki 1–1, 0–1
1994–95 Cup Winners' Cup 1Q Slovenia Maribor 1–4, 0–10

Notable former players[edit]