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The 2013 I Lyga (also known as LFF I Lyga) is the 24th season of the I Lyga, the second-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season started on 8 April 2013 and end is planned for 24 September 2013.[1]

I Lyga
Season2013
ChampionsKlaipėdos Granitas
PromotedKlaipėdos Granitas
FK Trakai
RelegatedPolonija
Matches played162
Top goalscorerAivaras Lyberis
Edgaras Mastianica
(18 goals)
2012
2014

Changes from 2013Edit

The league changed its number of teams, increasing it from 10 teams in 2012 I Lyga to 12 teams in 2013. Two teams of 2012 resigned – FK Granitas Vilnius and NFA Kaunas (replaced by FM Spyris Kaunas), and another two were relegated – FK Venta Kuršėnai and FK Kėdainiai. From LFF II lyga were admitted 5 teams – 3 from zone South (FK Žalgiris-3 Vilnius, FK Šilas Kazlų Rūda and FM Spyris Kaunas) and 2 from zone West (FK Lokomotyvas Radviliškis and FK Klaipėdos Granitas). A newly created team of FK Baltija Panevėžys was also allowed to start at I lyga in 2013.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Stadium 2012 I Lyga
FK Baltija Panevėžys Panevėžys Panevėžio futbolo akademijos stadionas no league
FK Klaipėdos Granitas Klaipėda Klaipėdos m. centrinis stadionas 4th (LFF 2 lyga - West)
FK Lietava Jonava Jonava Jonavos centrinis stadionas 1st
FK Lokomotyvas Radviliškis Radviliškis Panevėžio futbolo akademijos stadionas, Panevėžys 1st (LFF 2 lyga - West)
FK Nevėžis Kėdainiai Kėdainiai Kėdainių miesto stadionas 2nd
FK Palanga Palanga Palangos centrinis miesto stadionas 8th
FK Polonija Vilnius Vilnius Vingio parko stadionas 5th
FK Šilas Kazlų Rūda Kazlų Rūda Kazlų Rūdos stadionas 4th (LFF 2 lyga - South)
FK Šilutė Šilutė Šilutės miesto stadionas 7th
FM Spyris Kaunas Kaunas Nacionalinės futbolo akademijos stadionas 5th (LFF 2 lyga - South)
FK Trakai Trakai Trakų naujasis stadionas 4th
FK Žalgiris-3 Vilnius Vilnius Vilniaus LFF stadionas 3rd (LFF 2 lyga - South)

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Klaipėdos Granitas[a] 22 16 6 0 57 21 +36 51 Qualification to the Promotion round
2 Nevėžis 22 12 6 4 46 23 +23 42
3 Trakai 22 12 3 7 39 19 +20 39
4 Šilas 22 11 5 6 39 29 +10 38
5 Spyris 22 11 3 8 50 33 +17 36
6 Lietava 22 10 5 7 38 25 +13 35
7 Lokomotyvas 22 10 4 8 39 36 +3 34 Qualification to the Relegation round
8 Žalgiris-3 22 7 4 11 29 32 −3 25
9 Šilutė 22 6 5 11 13 28 −15 23
10 Baltija 22 5 3 14 27 49 −22 18
11 Polonija[a] 22 6 3 13 27 60 −33 18
12 Palanga[b] 22 1 3 18 17 66 −49 0
Source: [1] [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 3 points were deducted for a failure to fulfill licensing requirements[2]
  2. ^ 6 points were deducted for a failure to fulfill licensing requirements[2]

Promotion Play-OffsEdit

Semi-finals: Syris 2-3(a.e.t.) Kaunas

Nevėžis 0-1 Trakai

Final: Kaunas 0-0 (a.e.t.), 1-3p Trakai

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.futbolinis.lt/content/competitionstage/1826/lt
  2. ^ a b "LFF I lygoje dalyvaus 12 komandų, startas - balandžio 8 d." (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Football Federation. 28 March 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017.