II liiga

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II liiga
Country Estonia
Confederation UEFA
Divisions II East/North
II South/West
Number of teams 28 (14 in each division)
Level on pyramid 4
Promotion to Esiliiga B
Relegation to III Liiga
Domestic cup(s) Estonian Cup
Estonian Small Cup
Current champions Tallinna Ülikool
(2015)

II liiga is the fourth level of football league competition in Estonia arranged by the Estonian Football Association. It consists of 28 teams, divided geographically into two divisions with 14 teams respectively in group ida/põhi and West/South. Until 2013 it was third-top league.

Competition[edit]

During the season teams play each opponent twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 26 matches. At the end of the season winners of both divisions face each other in one final match to determine the champion of II liiga. As in most countries with low temperatures in winter time, the season starts around April and lasts until around the start of November.

At the end of the season winners of both divisions may be promoted to the Esiliiga B. This is providing that the club meets the licensing criteria of the Esiliiga B. Second placed clubs of the divisions face each other in a play-off, the winner of which will play with Esiliiga B eight placed (third bottom) club for promotion to the Esiliiga.

Two clubs from the bottom end of both divisions are relegated to the III Liiga. Third bottom clubs in both divisions will play a playoff with winners of play offs of III Liiga second placed clubs.[1]

II Liiga East/North[edit]

2016 season[edit]

II Liiga East/North
Number of teams 14
Current champions Paide Linnameeskond II
(2015)
Most championships Paide Linnameeskond II
JK Dünamo Tallinn
Jõhvi FC Lokomotiv (2)
Website II Liiga

Current clubs[edit]

The following clubs are competing in II Liiga North/East during the 2016 season.

Club 2015 Seasons in
II Liiga
First Season in II Liiga Current run
since
Titles Last best finish
Tabasalu a, b 6th 1 2015 2015 0 6th (2015)
Santos II a, b III Liiga South 2nd 0 2016 2016 0 -
Narva United a, b III Liiga East 2nd 0 2016 2016 0 -
Võrub 7th 6 2007 2014 0 7th (2015)
Legion a 14the 3 2008 2015 0 2nd (2008)
Radab 11th 6 1997/98 2015 0 4th (2003)
Levadia IIIb 13thf 6 2003 2014 0 3rd (2005)
Ajax 12th 8 1996/97 2012 1 1st (2002)
Merkuur a, b III Liiga South 1st 0 2016 2016 0 -
Irbis Esiliiga 7thd 2 2001 2016 1 1st (2007)
Dünamo 9th 12 1998 2014 2 1st (2003)
Noorus a, b 10th 3 2013 2013 0 5th (2013)
Piraaja b 8th 2 2007 2015 0 8th (2015)
Lokomotiv a 4th 7 2006 2015 2 1st (2012)

a - never been relegated from II Liiga
b - never played in Esiliiga B/Esiliiga
c - ineligible for promotion to Esiliiga B
d - relegated to II Liiga due to financial problems
e - avoided relegation due to disqualification of Tallinn C.F.
f - avoided relegation due to withdrawal of Paide Linnameeskond II

II Liiga South/West[edit]

2016 season[edit]

II Liiga South/West
Number of teams 14
Current champions FCF Tallinna Ülikool
(2015)
Most championships FC Santos Tartu (3)
Website http://www.jalgpall.ee/league.php?b=II.W/S&page_id=46

Current clubs[edit]

The following clubs are competing in II Liiga South/West during the 2016 season.

Club 2015 Seasons in
II Liiga
First Season in II Liiga Current run
since
Titles Last best finish
Laagria, b 9th 3 2013 2013 0 3rd (2014)
Kose b 10th 3 2005 2015 0 6th (2005)
Rummu b 13the 5 2010 2013 0 7th (2014)
Viimsi II a, b 6th 2 2014 2014 0 5th (2014)
Kuressaare II a 11th 15 2001 2001 1 1st (2003)
Pärnu JK a III Liiga West 1st 0 2016 2016 0 -
Imavere a, b 7th 1 2015 2015 0 7th (2015)
Forza a, b III Liiga East 1st 0 2016 2016 0 -
Keila b 5th 7 1996/97 2012 0 4th (1997/98)
Tõrva a, b 8th 1 2015 2015 0 8th (2015)
Ararat Esiliiga B 9th 5 2007 2016 0 3rd (2008)
Paide LM II b II Liiga North/West 1st 4 2011 2014 2 1st (2015)
Nõmme United a, b 4th 11 2005 2005 1 1st (2009)
Ganvix a, b 2nd 8 2008 2008 0 2nd (2015)

a - never been relegated from II Liiga
b - never played in Esiliiga B/Esiliiga
c - ineligible for promotion to Esiliiga B
e - avoided relegation due to withdrawal of Tondi JK

Champions and top goalscorers[edit]

East/North division[edit]

Season 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Top Goalscorer
1995–96 Olümpia Maardu Sillamäe Kalev Narva Baltika
1996–97 Dokker Tallinn Eliit Kohtla-Järve Muuga Sadam
1997–98 Vigri Tallinn Veteranid Kohtla-Järve Irbis Kiviõli
1998 Sillamäe Kalev Alko Kohtla-Järve Junior Maardu Estonia Heigo Välja (M.C. Tallinn, 10 goals)
1999 Narva Baltika M.C. Tallinn Dünamo Tallinn Estonia Erik Šteinberg (Irbis Kiviõli, 12 goals)
2000 Dünamo Tallinn Štrommi Tallinn Irbis Kiviõli Estonia Konstantin Butajev (Junior Maardu, 12 goals)
2001 Alstom Kick Sai Narva TJK-83 Tallinn Junior Maardu Estonia Konstantin Butajev (Junior Maardu, 20 goals)
2002 Ajax Estel Tallinn M.C. Tallinn Kick Sai Narva Estonia Aleksei Titov (Ajax Lasnamäe, 39 goals)
2003 Dünamo Tallinn (2) TVMK II Tallinn Levadia II Tallinn Estonia Andrei Afanasov (Junior Maardu, 26 goals)
2004 Tallinna Kalev Merkuur-Juunior Tartu Puuma Tallinn Estonia Andrei Usmanov (Merkuur-Juunior Tartu, 28 goals)
2005 Nõmme Kalju Lootus Alutaguse Levadia-Juunior Tallinn Estonia Andrus Mitt (Nõmme Kalju, 28 goals)
2006 Narva Trans II Sillamäe Kalev Tallinna Kalev II Russia Aleksandr Avdeev (Sillamäe Kalev, 34 goals)
2007 Kiviõli Tamme Auto Virumaa Rakvere Ararat Tallinn Estonia Alar Petrovits (Virumaa Rakvere, 25 goals)
2008 Lootus Kohtla-Järve Legion Tallinn Ararat Tallinn Estonia Anton Semjonov (Lootus Kohtla-Järve, 28 goals)
2009 Orbiit Jõhvi Dünamo Tallinn Alko Kohtla-Järve Estonia Andrei Afanasov (Tallinna Kalev II, 25 goals)
2010 Puuma Tallinn Atletik Tallinn Nõmme Kalju II Estonia Sten Teino (Puuma Tallinn, 26 goals)
2011 Tarvas Rakvere Nõmme Kalju II Sillamäe Kalev II Estonia Joonas Ljaš (Tarvas Rakvere, 27 goals)
2012 Lokomotiv Jõhvi Sillamäe Kalev II Nõmme Kalju II Belarus Artem Kovalev (Alko Kohtla-Järve, 21 goals)
2013 Starbunker Maardu Infonet II Tallinn Tallinna Ülikool Ukraine Klimentiy Boldyrev (Starbunker Maardu, 26 goals)
2014 Paide Linnameeskond II Joker 1993 Raasiku Welco Tartu Estonia Mairo Tikerberi (Noorus-96 Jõgeva, 27 goals)
2015 Paide Linnameeskond II (2) Welco Tartu Luunja Estonia Rauno Kööp (Paide Linnameeskond II, 20 goals)

West/South division[edit]

Season 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Top Goalscorer
1995–96 Pärnu United Lokomotiiv Valga Merkuur Tartu
1996–97 Merkuur Tartu Tartu Jalgpallikool Märjamaa Kompanii
1997–98 Lelle Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Tartu Jalgpallikool
1998 Lelle (2) Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Märjamaa Kompanii Estonia Ott Purje (Lelle, 14 goals)
1999 Merkuur Tartu (2) Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Tervis Pärnu Estonia Martti Pukk (Hiiu Kalur Kärdla, 24 goals)
2000 Levadia Pärnu Paide Arieks Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Estonia Martti Pukk (Hiiu Kalur Kärdla, 22 goals)
2001 Tammeka Tartu Vaprus Pärnu Muhumaa Estonia Kristjan Tiirik (Tammeka Tartu, 20 goals)
2002 Vaprus Pärnu Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Sörve Estonia Maikko Mölder (Sörve, 24 goals)
2003 Sörve Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Emmaste Estonia Martti Pukk (Hiiu Kalur Kärdla, 26 goals)
2004 Vaprus Pärnu (2) Elva Hiiu Kalur Kärdla Estonia Indrek Joost (Vaprus Pärnu, 28 goals)
2005 Pärnu Pataljoni Tarvastu Elion Estonia Sergei Zenjov (Pärnu Pataljoni, 27 goals)
2006 Tartu Välk 494 Tarvastu Pärnu Pataljoni Estonia Ants Palumaa (Tarvastu, 30 goals)
2007 Paide Linnameeskond Sörve Maag Tammeka III Tartu Estonia Rauno Rikberg (Paide Linnameeskond, 34 goals)
2008 Santos Tartu (2) Nõmme United Tulevik II Viljandi Estonia Ivar Sova (Nõmme United, 27 goals)
2009 Nõmme United Tammeka II Tartu Türi Ganvix Estonia Ivar Sova (Nõmme United, 39 goals)
2010 HaServ Tartu Emmaste Nõmme United Estonia Sander Lepik (Nõmme United, 20 goals)
2011 HaServ Tartu (2) Tammeka II Tartu Paide Kumake Estonia Rasmus Luhakooder (Tulevik II Viljandi, 23 goals)
2012 Emmaste Tulevik Viljandi Vaprus Vändra Estonia Ergo Eessaar (SK10 II Tartu, 39 goals)
2013 Santos Tartu (3) Sörve Türi Ganvix Estonia Alar Alve (Santos Tartu, 25 goals)
Estonia Sander Lepik (Nõmme United, 25 goals)
2014 Tallinna Kalev II Tallinna Ülikool Laagri Saue Estonia Karl Anton Sõerde (Viimsi, 28 goals)
2015 FCF Tallinna Ülikool Türi Ganvix Viljandi JK Tulevik II Estonia Rauno Nõmmiko (FCF Tallinna Ülikool, 32 goals)

II Liiga Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jalgpall.ee/docs/Eesti%202013.a%20meistriv%F5istluste%20Teise%20ja%20madalamate%20liigade%20juhend.pdf Estonian Football Association (in Estonian). Estonian 2013. Second and lower football leagues championships directive. Retrieved 20 March 2013.

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