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The 1995–96 Meistriliiga was the fifth season of the Meistriliiga, Estonia's premier football league. Lantana won their first title.

Meistriliiga
Season1995–96
ChampionsLantana
(1st title)
RelegatedPJK Kalev
UEFA CupLantana
Flora
Cup Winners' CupTallinna Sadam
Intertoto CupTrans
Top goalscorerLembit Rajala (16)

Preliminary roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Lantana 14 10 3 1 37 8 +29 33 Qualification for Championship Tournament
2 Trans 14 6 4 4 22 16 +6 22
3 Flora 14 6 4 4 37 19 +18 22
4 Tallinna Sadam 14 6 3 5 23 16 +7 21
5 Tevalte-Marlekor 14 6 2 6 20 19 +1 20
6 Tervis 14 5 2 7 13 17 −4 17
7 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 14 3 8 3 13 17 −4 17 Qualification for Meistriliiga Transition Tournament
8 PJK Kalev 14 0 2 12 8 61 −53 2

Championship TournamentEdit

The points obtained during the preliminary round were carried over halved and rounded up.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts Qualification
1 Lantana (C) 10 6 2 2 21 7 +14 17 37 1996–97 UEFA Cup Preliminary round
2 Flora 10 6 2 2 14 3 +11 11 31
3 Tevalte-Marlekor 10 7 0 3 13 10 +3 10 31
4 Tallinna Sadam 10 4 1 5 17 19 −2 11 24 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round
5 Trans 10 2 2 6 11 16 −5 11 19 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
6 Tervis 10 1 1 8 7 28 −21 9 13
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.

Meistriliiga Transition TournamentEdit

Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi and PJK Kalev, the teams finishing in the last two positions in the preliminary round, faced four best teams of the 1995-96 Esiliiga in the play-off for two places in the 1996-97 Meistriliiga.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Eesti Põlevkivi Jõhvi 10 7 0 3 23 7 +16 21 1996-97 Meistriliiga
2 Vall (P) 10 7 0 3 18 9 +9 21
3 Norma 10 5 2 3 13 11 +2 17 1996-97 Esiliiga
4 PJK Kalev (R) 10 4 2 4 12 20 −8 14
5 Dünamo 10 2 2 6 8 14 −6 8
6 TJK 10 1 2 7 9 22 −13 5
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1   Lembit Rajala Flora 16
2   Maksim Gruznov Lantana 12
3   Andrei Borissov Lantana 8
  Boriss Nejolov Narva Trans
  Ivan O'Konnel-Bronin Tervis Pärnu/Flora
  Aleksandr Olerski Tevalte/Marlekor
  Dmitri Ustritski Tallinna Sadam

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estonia - List of Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.