Esiliiga B

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Esiliiga B
Founded2013
Country Estonia
ConfederationUEFA
DivisionsEsiliiga B
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toEsiliiga
Relegation toII liiga
Domestic cup(s)Estonian Cup
Current championsKalju U21 (2nd title)
(2017)
WebsiteEsiliiga B
2018 Esiliiga B

The Esiliiga B is the third division in the Estonian football league system. The Esiliiga B is ranked below the Esiliiga and above the II liiga. As in most countries with low temperatures in winter time, the season starts in March and ends in November.[1]

Competition format[edit]

The league consists of 10 clubs, all teams play each other four times. Both the winning team and the runners-up are promoted to the 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 the 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]

Clubs[edit]

Current clubs[edit]

The following clubs are competing in the Esiliiga B during the 2018 season.

Club Position
in 2017
Seasons in
Esiliiga B
First season of
current spell
Titles Last title
Flora U19b, c 7th in the II Liiga S/W 5 2018 0 N/A
Kohtla-Järve Järvea 5th 5 2017 0 N/A
Lasnamäe Ajaxa 5th in the II Liiga N/E 1 2018 0 N/A
Nõmme Uniteda, b 1st in the II Liiga S/W 1 2018 0 N/A
Paide Linnameeskond U21a, b 9th 2 2017 0 N/A
Pärnu JKa 2nd in the II Liiga S/W 1 2018 0 N/A
Tallinna Legion 1st in II Liiga N/E 3 2018 0 N/A
Tartu Tammeka U21a, b 6th 3 2016 0 N/A
Vändra Vaprusa 3rd 2 2017 0 N/A
Võru Heliosa. b 3rd in the II Liiga N/E 1 2018 0 N/A

a – never been relegated from Esiliiga B
b – never played in Esiliiga
c – reserve teams are ineligible for promotion.

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up Third place Top goalscorer Goals
2013 Nõmme Kalju II (1) Pärnu Linnameeskond Sillamäe Kalev II Estonia Jürgen Kuresoo (Elva) 33
2014 Infonet II Tallinn (1) Santos Tartu HÜJK Emmaste Ukraine Yuriy Vereshchak (Santos Tartu) 43
2015 Starbunker Maardu (1) Järve Kohtla-Järve Sillamäe Kalev II Ukraine Klimentiy Boldyrev (Starbunker Maardu) 25
2016 Kuressaare (1) Elva Welco Tartu Estonia Maarek Suursaar (Kuressaare) 33
2017 Kalju U21 (2) Kalev U21 Vaprus Vändra Estonia Karl Anton Sõerde (Kalev U21) 29

Total titles won[edit]

Club 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Winning seasons
Nõmme Kalju II 2 0 0 2013, 2017
Tallinna Infonet II 1 0 0 2014
Maardu Starbunker 1 0 0 2015
Kuressaare 1 0 0 2016
Tallinna Legion 1 0 0 2018
Kohtla-Järve Järve 0 1 1
Pärnu Linnameeskond 0 1 0
Tartu Santos 0 1 0
Elva 0 1 0
Tartu Tammeka U21 0 1 0
Tallinna Kalev U21 0 1 0
Sillamäe Kalev II 0 0 2
HÜJK Emmaste 0 0 1
Tartu Welco 0 0 1
Vändra Vaprus 0 0 1

All-time Esiliiga B table[edit]

The table is a cumulative record of all match results, points and goals of every team that has played in the Esiliiga B since its inception in 2013. The table that follows is accurate as of the end of the 2018 season. Teams in bold play in the Esiliiga B 2018 season. Numbers in bold are the record (highest) numbers in each column.

In this ranking 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. Promotion matches and relegation matches involving clubs of higher or lower leagues are not counted.

The table is sorted by all-time points.

Pos.
Club
Seasons
Titles
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
PPG
1 Viimsi1 5 0 180 78 31 71 307 317 −10 265 1.47
2 Sillamäe Kalev U21 5 0 180 79 26 75 336 320 16 263 1.46
3 Kohtla-Järve Järve 5 0 180 72 30 78 280 272 8 246 1.37
4 Elva 4 0 144 62 23 59 230 227 3 209 1.45
5 Tartu Tammeka U21 3 0 108 54 18 36 266 167 99 180 1.67
6 Tallinna Kalev U21 3 0 108 49 22 37 203 148 55 169 1.56
7 Tallinna Legion 3 1 108 52 13 43 233 218 15 169 1.56
8 Raasiku Joker 3 0 108 41 28 39 198 196 2 151 1.40
9 Nõmme Kalju U21 2 2 72 46 12 14 163 80 83 150 2.08
10 Maardu Linnameeskond3 2 1 72 42 5 25 162 123 39 131 1.82
11 Tallinna Ararat 3 0 108 35 15 58 183 244 −61 120 1.11
12 Tallinna Flora U19 5 0 180 28 22 130 187 523 −336 106 0.59
13 Vändra Vaprus 2 0 72 30 10 32 136 163 -27 100 1.39
14 FCI Tallinn U212 1 1 36 32 3 1 124 34 90 99 2.75
15 Tartu Santos 1 0 36 32 0 4 161 27 134 96 2.67
16 Pärnu Linnameeskond 1 0 36 25 4 7 114 53 61 79 2.19
17 Kuressaare 1 1 36 23 7 6 117 48 69 76 2.11
18 Tartu Welco 1 0 36 20 4 12 74 50 24 64 1.78
19 Paide Linnameeskond U21 2 0 72 17 11 44 95 173 −78 62 0.86
20 Pärnu JK 1 0 36 18 7 11 80 51 29 61 1.69
21 Keila 1 0 36 18 6 12 74 56 18 60 1.67
22 Nõmme United 1 0 36 17 9 10 99 57 42 60 1.67
23 Võru Helios 1 0 36 15 9 12 80 66 14 54 1.50
24 Tallinna Puuma 1 0 36 13 5 18 60 89 −29 44 1.22
25 Tallinna Dünamo 1 0 36 9 4 23 42 86 −44 31 0.86
26 Lasnamäe Ajax 1 0 36 4 4 28 35 135 -100 16 0.44
27 Viljandi Tulevik U21 1 0 36 4 2 30 26 142 −116 14 0.39
Notes
  • Note 1: 2000–2015 HÜJK Emmaste, 2016– Viimsi JK.
  • Note 2: 2011–2016 Tallinna FC Infonet II 2017– FCI Tallinn U21.
  • Note 3: 2013–2015 Maardu FC Starbunker 2016– Maardu Linnameeskond.

See also[edit]

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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