2005 Esiliiga

The 2005 Esiliiga is the 15th season of the Esiliiga, second-highest Estonian league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992.

Esiliiga
Season2005
2004
2006

JK Pärnu Vaprus gained automatic promotion to the Meistriliiga. FC Ajax Lasnamäe also went up after winning the promotion/relegation play-off against FC Kuressaare. The league's top-scorer was FC Ajax Lasnamäe youngster Nikita Andreev with 29 goals.

Final table of Esiliiga season 2005Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Vaprus Pärnu (C, P) 36 26 6 4 94 39 +55 84 Promotion to Meistriliiga
2 Levadia II Tallinn[a] 36 26 4 6 104 31 +73 82
3 Ajax Lasnamäe (P) 36 23 8 5 111 30 +81 77 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 Kalev Tallinn 36 18 9 9 85 71 +14 63
5 Tervis Pärnu 36 14 8 14 73 53 +20 50
6 TVMK II Tallinn[a] 36 12 5 19 51 80 −29 41
7 FC Elva 36 10 6 20 42 71 −29 36
8 Lelle SK (R) 36 11 1 24 49 100 −51 34 Qualification for relegation play-offs
9 Tallinna Jalgpalliklubi (R) 36 9 4 23 38 100 −62 31 Relegation to II liiga
10 Merkuur-Juunior Tartu (R) 36 3 5 28 27 97 −70 14
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Reserve teams are ineligible for promotion.

Promotion/Relegation playoffEdit

Lasnamäe Ajax1 – 0Kuressaare
Rõtškov   49'
Kuressaare2 – 1Lasnamäe Ajax
Kluge   11'
Pukk   90+1'
Andreev   46'

FC Ajax Lasnamäe beat FC Kuressaare 2–2 on away goals rule. Ajax Lasnamäe promoted to Meistriliiga, Kuressaare relegated to Esiliiga.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 1 December 2005.[1][2]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Nikita Andreev Lasnamäe Ajax 29
2   Verner Uibo Pärnu Vaprus 19
3   Indrek Joost Pärnu Vaprus 18
4   Andrei Afanasov Tallinna Kalev 15
  Yaroslav Dmitriev Lasnamäe Ajax 15
  Tiit Tikenberg Tallinna Kalev 15
7   Aleksandr Rulkov Levadia II 14
8   Aleksei Titov Lasnamäe Ajax 13
9   Dmitri Kirilov Tallinna Kalev 12
  Kaupo Margusonov Pärnu Tervis 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EL VÄRAVALÖÖJATE EDETABEL (2005)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  2. ^ "MÄNGUDE AJALUGU" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.