2015 A Lyga

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A Lyga
Season2015
ChampionsŽalgiris
Champions LeagueŽalgiris
Europa LeagueTrakai
Atlantas
Matches played180
Goals scored573 (3.18 per match)
Top goalscorerTomas Radzinevičius
Biggest home win6-0 (2 Matches)
Biggest away winKl.Granitas 1-8 Sūduva
Highest scoringKl.Granitas 1-8 Sūduva
2014
2016

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.

Teams[edit]

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[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity 2014 season
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[edit]

[citation needed]

Club Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Atlantas Jako
Granitas Errea Orakulas
Kruoja Errea
Spyris Joma BC Žalgiris
Stumbras Hummel Novecorum Group
Sūduva Joma Sumeda
Šiauliai Patrick Gubernija
Trakai Nike Ecoil
Utenis Hummel Utenos Alus
Žalgiris Kappa TOP Sport

League table[edit]

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
3 Atlantas 36 21 7 8 65 34 +31 70
4 Sūduva Marijampolė 36 21 4 11 76 34 +42 67
5 Spyris Kaunas 36 13 6 17 47 74 −27 45
6 Utenis Utena 36 11 9 16 41 50 −9 42
7 Stumbras Kaunas 36 11 8 17 51 74 −23 41
8 Klaipėdos Granitas (D) 36 6 9 21 37 83 −46 27 Disqualified[b]
9 Šiauliai 36 5 5 26 37 94 −57 20[c]
10 Kruoja Pakruojis (D, R) 36 4 8 24 23 72 −49 20[c] Withdrawn and relegation to I Lyga[d]
Source: UEFA Soccerway
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.[7]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ On 29 October 2015, Klaipėdos Granitas was disqualified from the 2015 A Lyga after breach of fairplay regulations.[1] Klaipėdos Granitas, made an appeal,[2] but The Appeals Committee upheld the decision.[3] 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.[4]
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Kruoja Pakruojis–Šiauliai 2–2, Šiauliai–Kruoja Pakruojis 1–0, Kruoja Pakruojis–Šiauliai 2–3, Šiauliai–Kruoja Pakruojis 3–0
  4. ^ On 25 August 2015, Kruoja Pakruojis withdrew from the 2015 A Lyga after repeated accusations of match-fixing and breach of fairplay regulations.[5] 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.[6]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos. Player Club Goals
1 Lithuania Tomas Radzinevičius Sūduva 28
2 Armenia David Arshakyan Trakai 25
3 Russia Andrey Panyukov Atlantas 20
4 Lithuania Artūras Rimkevičius Stumbras 20
5 Lithuania Darvydas Šernas Žalgiris 17
6 Lithuania Linas Pilibaitis Žalgiris 16
7 Lithuania Andrius Velička Spyris 12

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists[8]
1 Russia Yuri Mamaev FK Trakai 25
2 Lithuania Mantas Kuklys Žalgiris 13
3 Lithuania Tomas Radzinevičius Sūduva 12
4 Lithuania Nerijus Mačiulis FC Stumbras 10
5 Lithuania Vytautas Lukša Žalgiris 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""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.
  2. ^ "Gauta "Klaipėdos granito" apeliacija" [Try "Klaipėdos granitas" appeal] (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ ""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.
  7. ^ "A Lyga 2015 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ "ML SUURIMAD SÖÖTJAD (2015)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015.

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