2010 Meistriliiga

The 2010 season of the Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian football system, was the 20th season in the league's history. It started in March and ended in November. The defending champions were Levadia.

Meistriliiga
Season2010
ChampionsFlora
(8th title)
RelegatedLootus
Champions LeagueFlora
Europa LeagueLevadia
Narva Trans
Kalju
Matches played180
Goals scored576 (3.2 per match)
Top goalscorerSander Post
(24 goals)
Biggest home winLevadia 6–0 Paide Linnameeskond (23 March)
Flora 6–0 Kuressaare (17 July)
Levadia 6–0 Tammeka (6 November)
Biggest away winLootus 0–8 Flora (15 September)
Highest scoringPaide Linnameeskond 1–8 Sillamäe Kalev (10 July)
Flora 6–3 Tammeka (31 July)
Longest winning runFlora (11 games)
(31 July–25 September)
Longest unbeaten runFlora (24 games)
(10 April–25 September)
Longest winless runPaide Linnameeskond (15 games)
(13 March–12 June)
Longest losing runKuressaare (11 games)
(5 June–21 August)
2009
2011

OverviewEdit

Location of the Meistriliiga 2010 teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity Manager
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,692   Martin Reim
Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium 500   Igor Prins
Kuressaare Kuressaare Kuressaare linnastaadion 2,000   Sergei Zamogilnõi
Levadia Tallinn Maarjamäe Stadium 500   Aleksandr Puštov
Lootus Kohtla-Järve Kohtla-Järve Sports Centre Stadium 500   Andrei Škaleta
Paide Linnameeskond Paide ÜG Stadium 500   Meelis Rooba
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Sillamäe Kalev Stadium 2,000   Vladimir Kazachyonok
Tammeka Tartu Tartu Tamme Stadium 2,000   Marko Kristal
Narva Trans Narva Kreenholm Stadium 3,000   Valeri Bondarenko
Tulevik Viljandi Viljandi linnastaadion 2,500   Marko Lelov

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flora (C) 36 29 4 3 104 32 +72 91 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 Levadia 36 26 8 2 100 16 +84 86 Qualification for Europa League second qualifying round
3 Narva Trans 36 23 7 6 67 31 +36 76 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round[a]
4 Kalju 36 18 8 10 59 42 +17 62
5 Sillamäe Kalev 36 18 5 13 79 52 +27 59
6 Tammeka 36 11 7 18 50 66 −16 40
7 Tulevik 36 8 5 23 33 62 −29 29
8 Paide Linnameeskond 36 6 7 23 30 79 −49 25
9 Kuressaare 36 7 3 26 32 93 −61 24 Qualification for relegation play-offs
10 Lootus (R) 36 6 2 28 22 103 −81 20 Relegated to Esiliiga
Source: Estonian Football Association (in 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 number 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.[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Champions-League qualified Flora won the cup against Trans, so Levadia will qualify for the second qualifying round. Trans and Kalju took the first qualifying round spots.

Relegation play-offEdit

The 9th placed team of Meistriliiga, Kuressaare, and the fourth place team of Esiliiga, Kiviõli Tamme Auto competed in a two-legged relegation play-off for one spot in 2011 Meistriliiga. Kuressaare won the play-off 4–2 on aggregate and retained their spot in the league.

Kiviõli Tamme Auto2–1Kuressaare
Šteinberg   60'
Kirilov   79'
Aljas   15'
Attendance: 70

Kuressaare3–0Kiviõli Tamme Auto
Skiperski   27'
Viira   31'
Pukk   36'

ResultsEdit

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

First half of seasonEdit

Home \ Away FLO KAL KUR LEV LOT PAI SIL TAM NAR TUL
Flora 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1
Kalju 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0
Kuressaare 1–2 1–2 0–7 1–2 1–0 0–4 2–3 0–1 3–2
Levadia 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 6–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Lootus 0–4 0–5 5–2 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–5 0–1
Paide 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–4 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–4 2–0
Sillamäe Kalev 1–2 2–2 0–0[a] 1–1 3–1 4–0 4–0 1–2 2–1
Tammeka 0–1 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–2 2–0
Narva Trans 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–0
Tulevik 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–1
Source: Estonian Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was awarded as won for Kuressaare, with no goals being counted, because Sillamäe Kalev used an ineligible player. The original result was 6–0.[2][3][4]

Second half of seasonEdit

Home \ Away FLO KAL KUR LEV LOT PAI SIL TAM NAR TUL
Flora 3–0 6–0 2–0 5–0 6–2 3–0 6–3 4–0 1–0
Kalju 3–3 1–0 1–5 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 3–0
Kuressaare 0–2 1–5 0–4 0–1 2–3 2–2 3–2 1–4 4–2
Levadia 2–2 1–1 4–0 5–0 4–0 2–0 6–0 1–1 3–0
Lootus 0–8 0–6 2–0 0–5 1–2 0–5 1–3 0–4 0–0
Paide 1–4 0–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 1–8 3–4 1–1 1–1
Sillamäe Kalev 2–5 4–1 2–0 0–4 4–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 5–2
Tammeka 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 5–1 1–2 2–3 0–1 2–2
Narva Trans 1–2 1–0 5–1 0–3 4–1 0–0[a] 2–1 1–1 2–0
Tulevik 1–6 0–1 4–1 0–1 4–0 1–0 3–2 4–0 0–3
Source: Estonian Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was awarded as won for Trans, with no goals being counted, because Paide LM used an ineligible player. The original result was 0–0.[5]

Season StatisticEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[6]
1   Sander Post Flora 24
2   Jüri Jevdokimov Kalju 21
3   Tarmo Neemelo Kalju 20
4   Vitali Leitan Levadia 16
5   Deniss Malov Levadia 14
6   Henri Anier Flora 13
  Marius Bezykornovas Narva Trans
8   Konstantin Nahk Levadia 12
  Albert Prosa Tammeka
10   Maksim Gruznov Sillamäe Kalev/Narva Trans 9
  Nikita Kolyaev Sillamäe Kalev
  Aleksandr Nikulin Sillamäe Kalev
  Felipe Nunes Kalju/Levadia
  Dmitri Skiperski Kuressaare
  Nerijus Vasiliauskas Sillamäe Kalev

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March   Martin Reim Flora   Tarmo Neemelo Levadia
April   Marko Kristal Tammeka   Andrei Kalimullin Levadia
May   Martin Reim Flora   Maksim Bazyukin Narva Trans
June   Karel Voolaid Kalju   Vitali Leitan Levadia
July   Meelis Rooba Paide Linnameeskond   Sander Post Flora
August   Martin Reim Flora   Aleksandr Tarassenkov Sillamäe Kalev

Meistriliiga Player of the YearEdit

Sander Post was named Meistriliiga Player of the Year.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eesti 2010.a meistrivõistluste Meistri- ja Esiliiga juhend" (PDF). jalgpall.ee (in Estonian). EJL. 1 February 2010. p. 8. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  2. ^ Техническое поражение (in Russian). JK Sillamäe Kalev. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Flora võitis Levadiat ja säilitas liidrikoha (täiend. 31. mail)" (in Estonian). EJL. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Sillamäe rikkus reglementi, meeskond saab võidu!" (in Estonian). FC Kuressaare. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  5. ^ Sillamäe võitis, Paide kaotas viigi ja Tulevik lõi iluvärava (video) (in Estonian)
  6. ^ "MÄNGUDE AJALUGU" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  7. ^ "Jalgpalligalal autasustati aasta parimaid" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 21 November 2010.

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