The 2011 season of the Esiliiga, the second level in the Estonian football system, is the 21st season in the league's history. It starts in March and ends in November. The defending champions are Levadia II, who were ineligible for promotion as they are the reserve team for Meistriliiga side Levadia.

Esiliiga
Season2011
ChampionsJK Tallinna Kalev
RelegatedTallinna JK Legion,
Valga Warrior
Matches played180
Goals scored686 (3.81 per match)
Top goalscorerEstonia Maksim Rõtškov
(40 goals)
2010
2012

OverviewEdit

Club Location Stadium Current manager
Flora II Tallinn Sportland Arena   Norbert Hurt
Infonet Tallinn Lasnamäe kergejõustikuhalli kunstmuru   Aleksandr Puštov
Puuma Tallinn Lasnamäe SPK kunstmuruväljak   Vitaly Kobashov
Levadia II Tallinn Maarjamäe kunstmuru   Argo Arbeiter
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion   Sergei Ratnikov
FC Lootus Kohtla-Järve Spordikeskuse Staadion   Andrei Škaleta
Tamme Auto Kiviõli Kiviõli staadion   Erik Steinberg
TJK Legion Tallinn Wismari staadion   Viktor Passikuta
Warrior Valga Sportland Arena   Meelis Kuivits
Pärnu LM Pärnu Pärnu Kalevi staadion   Kalev Pajula

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 JK Tallinna Kalev (C) 36 21 10 5 102 39 +63 73
2 FC Infonet 36 19 11 6 101 47 +54 68
3 Kiviõli Tamme Auto 36 21 4 11 73 61 +12 67
4 FC Levadia II 36 16 12 8 67 43 +24 60
5 Tallinna FC Flora II 36 17 7 12 70 51 +19 58
6 FC Puuma 36 15 9 12 81 72 +9 54
7 Kohtla-Järve FC Lootus 36 9 11 16 59 75 −16 38
8 Pärnu Linnameeskond 36 8 11 17 55 63 −8 35
9 Tallinna JK Legion (R) 36 7 6 23 44 104 −60 27
10 Valga FC Warrior (R) 36 3 7 26 34 131 −97 16
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

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

First half of seasonEdit

Second half of seasonEdit

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Maksim Rõtškov Infonet 40
2   Rimo Hunt Tallinna Kalev 35
3   Aleksei Mamontov Kiviõli Tamme Auto 17
4   Trevor Elhi Levadia II 14
  Tõnis Starkopf Kiviõli Tamme Auto 14
  Sten Teino Puuma 14
7   Ilja Antonov Puuma 13
  Nikita Tšernei Puuma 13
9   Ionel Armean Tallinna Kalev 12
  Andrei Jõgi Kohtla-Järve Lootus 12
  Rasmus Tomson Tallinna Kalev 12

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month[1] Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March   Argo Arbeiter Levadia II   Trevor Elhi Levadia II
April   Aivar Lillevere Flora II   Rimo Hunt Tallinna Kalev
May   Sergei Ratnikov Tallinna Kalev   Rasmus Tomson Tallinna Kalev
June   Andrei Borissov Infonet   Hannes Anier Flora II
July   Sergei Ratnikov Tallinna Kalev   Maksim Rõtškov Infonet
August   Sergei Ratnikov Tallinna Kalev   Ilja Antonov Puuma
September   Argo Arbeiter
  Mati Pari
Levadia II   Igor Koroljov Tallinna Kalev
October   Erik Šteinberg Kiviõli Tamme Auto   Rimo Hunt Tallinna Kalev

Esiliiga Player of the YearEdit

Rimo Hunt was named Esiliiga Player of the Year.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oktoobri parimad Meistriliigas: Meelis Rooba ja Markus Jürgenson" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Meistriliiga treenerid valisid esimest korda parimat mängijat". Estonian Football Association. 22 November 2011.

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