Esiliiga B

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Esiliiga B
Founded 2013
Country  Estonia
Confederation UEFA
Divisions Esiliiga B
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Esiliiga
Relegation to II liiga
Domestic cup(s) Estonian Cup
Current champions Kuressaare (1st title)
(2016)
Website Esiliiga B
2017 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 2017 season.

Club Position
in 2016
Seasons in
Esiliiga B
First season of
current spell
Titles Last title
Järve Kohtla-Järvea 10th in the Esiliiga 4 2017 0 N/A
Joker Raasikua, b 7th 3 2015 0 N/A
Keilaa, b 2nd in the II liiga W/S 1 2017 0 N/A
Nõmme Kalju U21a 8th in the Esiliiga 2 2017 1 2013
Paide Linnameeskond U21a, b 1st in the II liiga W/S 1 2017 0 N/A
Sillamäe Kalev IIa, b 6th 5 2013 0 N/A
Tallinna Kalev IIa, b, c 5th 3 2015 0 N/A
Tammeka U21 Tartua, b 4th 2 2016 0 N/A
Vaprus Vändraa, b 9th in the Esiliiga 1 2017 0 N/A
Viimsia, b 8th 5 2013 0 N/A

a – never been relegated from Esiliiga B
b – never played in Esiliiga
c – ineligible for promotion to Esiliiga

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

Total titles won[edit]

Club 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Winning seasons
Nõmme Kalju II 1 0 0 2013
Infonet II Tallinn 1 0 0 2014
Starbunker Maardu 1 0 0 2015
Kuressaare 1 0 0 2016
Pärnu Linnameeskond 0 1 0
Santos Tartu 0 1 0
Järve Kohtla-Järve 0 1 0
Elva 0 1 0
Sillamäe Kalev II 0 0 2
HÜJK Emmaste 0 0 1
Welco Tartu 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 2016 season. Teams in bold play in the Esiliiga B 2017 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 Sillamäe Kalev U21 4 0 144 71 23 50 298 235 63 236 1.64
2 Viimsi1 4 0 144 64 25 55 252 254 -2 217 1.51
3 Elva 4 0 144 62 23 59 230 227 3 209 1.45
4 Maardu Linnameeskond3 2 1 72 42 5 25 162 123 39 131 1.82
5 Järve 3 0 108 36 18 55 145 185 -40 126 1.17
6 Ararat 3 0 108 35 15 58 183 244 -61 120 1.11
7 Tallinna Kalev U214 2 0 72 30 15 27 132 108 24 105 1.46
8 Joker4 2 0 72 28 21 23 140 123 17 105 1.46
9 FCI U212 1 1 36 32 3 1 124 34 90 99 2.75
10 Santos 1 0 36 32 0 4 161 27 134 96 2.67
11 Flora U19 4 0 144 24 18 102 154 385 -231 90 0.63
12 Kalju U21 1 1 36 26 4 6 91 37 54 82 2.28
13 Pärnu Linnameeskond 1 0 36 25 4 7 114 53 61 79 2.19
14 Kuressaare 1 1 36 23 7 6 117 48 69 76 2.11
15 Legion 2 0 72 20 11 41 108 188 -80 71 0.99
16 Welco 1 0 36 20 4 12 74 50 24 64 1.78
17 Tammeka U21 1 0 36 18 5 13 89 64 25 59 1.64
18 Puuma 1 0 36 13 5 18 60 89 -29 44 1.22
19 Dünamo 1 0 36 9 4 23 42 86 -44 31 0.86
20 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.
  • Note 4: Tallinna Kalev U21 is ahead of Joker because of goal difference.

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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