2015 A Lyga
|Goals scored||573 (3.18 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Tomas Radzinevičius|
|Biggest home win||6-0 (2 Matches)|
|Biggest away win||Kl.Granitas 1-8 Sūduva|
|Highest scoring||Kl.Granitas 1-8 Sūduva|
The 2015 A Lyga, also known as SMSCredit.lt A Lyga for sponsoring purposes was the 26th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season started in February 2015 and ended in November 2015. Žalgiris Vilnius are the defending champions.
FK Ekranas and FK Banga failed to obtain a license to play in the A Lyga and were relegated alongside FK Dainava, which finished last in the 2014 A Lyga. They were replaced by FC Stumbras and FK Spyris from Kaunas, giving the city two football teams in the highest league for the first time since 2002, and FK Utenis from Utena. All three teams make their debut at the top level.
Stadiums and locations
|FK Atlantas||Klaipėda||Central stadium of Klaipėda||5,000||3rd|
|FK Klaipėdos Granitas||Klaipėda||Central stadium of Klaipėda||5,000||8th|
|FK Kruoja Pakruojis||Pakruojis||Pakruojis Stadium||2,000||2nd|
|FK Spyris Kaunas||Kaunas||Darius and Girėnas Stadium||9,180||I Lyga, 5th|
|FK Stumbras||Kaunas||Darius and Girėnas Stadium||9,180||I Lyga, 1st|
|FK Sūduva Marijampolė||Marijampolė||ARVI Football Arena||6,250||5th|
|FK Šiauliai||Šiauliai||Savivaldybė Stadium||4,000||7th|
|FK Trakai||Trakai||LFF Stadium||5,500||4th|
|FK Utenis Utena||Utena||Utenis Stadium||3,000||I Lyga, 3rd|
|FK Žalgiris Vilnius||Vilnius||LFF Stadium||5,500||1st|
Kit manufacturer and sponsors
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Žalgiris Vilnius (C)||36||31||1||4||104||25||+79||94||Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round[a]|
|2||Trakai||36||27||3||6||92||33||+59||84||Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round|
|8||Klaipėdos Granitas (D)||36||6||9||21||37||83||−46||27||Disqualified[b]|
|10||Kruoja Pakruojis (D, R)||36||4||8||24||23||72||−49||20[c]||Withdrawn and relegation to I Lyga[d]|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion); 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Matches won; 8) Highest placed Reserves-team in the Reserve league.
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
- Žalgiris Vilnius qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Lithuanian Football Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.
- On 29 October 2015, Klaipėdos Granitas was disqualified from the 2015 A Lyga after breach of fairplay regulations. Klaipėdos Granitas, made an appeal, but The Appeals Committee upheld the decision. Since more than half of the matches had been played at the time of the withdrawal, the results from played matches were maintained and matches scheduled to take place after the withdrawal were decided as 3–0 losses.
- Head-to-head record: Kruoja Pakruojis–Šiauliai 2–2, Šiauliai–Kruoja Pakruojis 1–0, Kruoja Pakruojis–Šiauliai 2–3, Šiauliai–Kruoja Pakruojis 3–0
- On 25 August 2015, Kruoja Pakruojis withdrew from the 2015 A Lyga after repeated accusations of match-fixing and breach of fairplay regulations. Since more than half of the matches had been played at the time of the withdrawal, the results from played matches were maintained and matches scheduled to take place after the withdrawal were decided as 3–0 losses.
|1||Yuri Mamaev||FK Trakai||25|
|4||Nerijus Mačiulis||FC Stumbras||10|
- ""Klaipėdos granitas" šalinamas iš A lygos čempionato" ["Klaipėdos granitas" is removed from A Lyga championship] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Gauta "Klaipėdos granito" apeliacija" [Try "Klaipėdos granitas" appeal] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Apeliacinis komitetas paskelbė sprendimą dėl "Klaipėdos granito"" [The Appeals Committee issued a decision on Klaipėdos Granitas] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Pašalinto "Klaipėdos granito" sužaistų varžybų rezultatai paliekami" [Removed Klaipėdos Granitas, played results kept] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Kruojos" klubo komandos traukiasi iš varžybų" [Kruoja club teams withdrawing from the race] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- ""Kruojai" skirtos sankcijos už komandų pasitraukimą" [Kruoja for infringement of the command's withdrawal] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "A Lyga 2015 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
- "ML SUURIMAD SÖÖTJAD (2015)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015.