1998 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season1998
ChampionsFlora
(4th title)
Top goalscorerKonstantin Nahk (13)
1999

The 1998 Meistriliiga was the eighth season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. The season was unusually short, played in the second half of 1998 to switch back to Nordic spring-to-autumn season format in the next year. Flora won their fourth title.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flora (C) 14 11 2 1 46 14 +32 35 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Tallinna Sadam 14 11 1 2 48 10 +38 34 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Lantana 14 7 4 3 27 20 +7 25
4 Narva Trans 14 6 5 3 28 20 +8 23 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
5 Tulevik 14 5 3 6 15 25 −10 18 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
6 TVMK 14 3 4 7 15 27 −12 13
7 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 14 2 0 12 10 44 −34 6 Relegation play-off
8 Lelle 14 0 3 11 10 39 −29 3 Relegation to 2004 Esiliiga[a]
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Lelle kept their place in the Meistriliiga as after the season's end Tallinna Sadam and FC Levadia Maardu merged, with the first team playing as FC Levadia Maardu in the Meistriliiga 1999 and, the second team as FC Maardu in the Esiliiga 1999.

Relegation play-off[edit]

Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi won 5-2 on aggregate and retained their Meistriliiga spot for the 1999 season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 Estonia Konstantin Kolbasenko Tallinna Sadam 13
2 Estonia Andrei Krõlov Tallinna Sadam 10
Estonia Andres Oper Flora
Estonia Indrek Zelinski Flora
5 Russia Dmitri Lipartov Narva Trans 7
Lithuania Tomas Ražanauskas Flora

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Estonia - List of Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.

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