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2009 Meistriliiga

Meistriliiga
Season 2009
Champions Levadia
7th league title
Relegated Tallinna Kalev
Champions League Levadia
Europa League Sillamäe Kalev
Trans
TBD (via dom. cup)
Baltic League Levadia
Sillamäe Kalev
Trans
Flora
Kalju
Matches played 180
Goals scored 590 (3.28 per match)
Top goalscorer Vitali Gussev (26)
Biggest home win Kalju 10–0 Paide LM
Trans 10–0 Kuressaare
Biggest away win Tammeka 0–8 Sillamäe Kalev
Highest scoring Kalju 10–0 Paide LM
Trans 10–0 Kuressaare
2008
2010

The 2009 season of the Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian football system, was the 19th season in the league's history. It started on 7 March 2009 and ended on 10 November 2009. The defending champions were Levadia.

Changes from the previous season

TVMK were disbanded after the end of the previous season.[1] Hence Vaprus, who originally were to be directly relegated, faced Esiliiga side Paide LM in a relegation play-off series for one spot in Meistriliiga 2009. With an aggregate 5–5, Paide LM won the promotion play-off against Vaprus on the away goals rule and play their first season in Estonian top division. Tallinna Kalev, who originally were to participate in the relegation series, were spared.

Kuressaare earned promotion to the 2009 Meistriliiga after finishing in second place in the 2008 Esiliiga; champions Levadia II were not eligible to be promoted.

JK Maag Tammeka Tartu changed their name to JK Tammeka Tartu following the retreat of a major sponsor.[2]

Overview

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Tallinna Kalev
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Location of teams in Meistriliiga 2009
Club Location Stadium Capacity Current manager
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,300 Estonia Tarmo Rüütli
Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium 500 Brazil Fredo Getulio
Kuressaare Kuressaare Kuressaare Linnastaadion 2,000 Estonia Jan Važinski
Levadia Tallinn Kadrioru Stadium 4,750 Estonia Igor Prins
Paide LM Paide ÜG Stadium 268 Estonia Viktor Mets
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Kalevi Stadium 2,000 Ukraine Anatoly Ushanov
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion 12,000 Estonia Daniel Meijel
Tammeka Tartu Tamme Stadium 2,000 Estonia Norbert Hurt
Trans Narva Kreenholmi Stadium 3,000 Estonia Sergei Ratnikov
Tulevik Viljandi Viljandi Linnastaadion 2,500 Estonia Marko Lelov

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Levadia (C) 36 31 4 1 121 23 +98 97 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Sillamäe Kalev 36 24 4 8 85 40 +45 76 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Trans 36 23 7 6 82 29 +53 76 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Flora 36 22 6 8 79 31 +48 72 2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
5 Kalju 36 15 9 12 65 47 +18 54
6 Tulevik 36 15 6 15 55 49 +6 51
7 Tammeka 36 7 3 26 29 86 −57 24
8 Kuressaare 36 7 3 26 21 99 −78 24
9 Paide LM (O) 36 6 4 26 21 97 −76 22 Promotion/Relegation play-off
10 Tallinna Kalev (R) 36 4 4 28 32 89 −57 16 Relegation to Esiliiga

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd least withdrawals or annulled matches; 3rd overall wins; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
If two or more teams on the top have the same amount of points by the end of the season, the aforementioned rules will not apply and additional game(s) will be played to determine the champions[3].
1The winner of the 2009–10 Estonian Cup, Levadia have already qualified for Champions League, that means Flora will qualify for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round as cup runners-up.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Relegation play-off

The 9th placed team of Meistriliiga and the runners-up of Esiliiga will compete in a two-legged relegation play-off for one spot in 2010 Meistriliiga.

November 15
13:00
Warrior 0 – 1 Paide LM
Report Goal 48' Pebre
Sportland Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 110
Referee: Roomer Tarajev

November 21
13:00
Paide LM 1 – 1 Warrior
Leetma Goal 8' Report Goal 75' Danelson
Paide kunstmuruväljak, Paide
Attendance: 170
Referee: Jaan Roos

Paide Linnameeskond wins 2–1 on aggregate and retains their spot in next season's Meistriliiga.

Results

Each team plays every opponent four times, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 games.

First half of season

Home \ Away[1]
Flora 0–0 3–0 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
Kalju 0–1 6–1 1–2 3–0 1–3 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–1
Kuressaare 1–0 1–2 1–7 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–5 0–3
Levadia 3–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 8–0 2–0 5–0
Paide LM 0–6 0–3 0–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–5 0–1
Sillamäe Kalev 3–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 5–0 2–1 1–0
Tallinna Kalev 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–4 2–4 0–1
Tammeka 0–4 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–8 0–3 1–4 1–1
Trans 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–3 3–02 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1
Tulevik 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–7 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 1–2
Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season

Home \ Away[1]
Flora 2–2 3–0 1–3 0–0 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 4–1
Kalju 3–2 1–0 1–3 10–0 1–1 3–4 1–1 2–2 1–1
Kuressaare 0–3 0–02 1–3 4–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 0–7 0–4
Levadia 1–0 5–0 8–0 4–2 6–1 5–1 6–1 1–1 3–0
Paide LM 0–6 0–3 2–0 1–5 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–4
Sillamäe Kalev 1–3 1–1 5–1 0–1 3–0 7–0 3–0 0–2 3–1
Tallinna Kalev 1–2 0–2 1–4 0–1 3–2 2–6 1–6 0–2 0–2
Tammeka 0–4 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3
Trans 0–0 0–0 10–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
Tulevik 0–1 3–2 6–0 0–0 4–0 1–3 4–1 0–1 0–1
Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Last updated: 10 November 2009; Source: Soccernet.ee (Estonian)

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Estonia Vitali Gussev Levadia 26
2 Brazil Felipe Nunes Nõmme Kalju 20
3 Russia Nikita Andreev Levadia 17
4 Estonia Jüri Jevdokimov Viljandi Tulevik 14
5 Estonia Alo Dupikov Flora 13
Estonia Vitali Leitan Levadia 13
Russia Aleksei Naumov Sillamäe Kalev 13
Estonia Aleksandr Tarassenkov Narva Trans 13
Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko Flora 13
10 Estonia Konstantin Nahk Levadia 12

Awards

Monthly

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
March[6] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Jüri Jevdokimov (Tulevik)
April[7] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Vitali Gussev (Levadia)
May[8] Ukraine Anatoly Ushanov (Sillamäe Kalev) Estonia Alo Dupikov (Flora)
June[9] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Russia Aleksey Naumov (Sillamäe Kalev)
July[9] Estonia Tarmo Rüütli (Flora) Estonia Sander Puri (Levadia)
August[10] Estonia Sergei Ratnikov (Trans) Lithuania Tomas Rimas (Trans)
September[10] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Konstantin Nahk (Levadia)
October[11] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Eduard Ratnikov (Trans)

See also

References

External links

  • soccernet.ee (Estonian)
  • soccerassociation.com
  • uefa.com

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