2014 A Lyga

The 2014 A Lyga, also known as SMSCredit.lt A Lyga for sponsoring purposes,[citation needed] is the 25th season of the A Lyga, the top-tier association football league of Lithuania. The season starts on 8 March 2014 and ends on 29 November 2014. VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius are the defending champions.

A Lyga
Season2014
ChampionsŽalgiris
RelegatedDainava
Champions LeagueŽalgiris
Europa LeagueKruoja
Matches played180
Goals scored559 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorerNiko Tokić (19)
Biggest home winAtlantas 12-0 Dainava
Biggest away winDainava 0-8 Žalgiris
Dainava 0-8 Sūduva
Highest scoringAtlantas 12-0 Dainava
2013
2015

Changes from 2013Edit

The league changed its number of teams for the fifth time in a row, increasing it from nine teams in 2013 A Lyga to ten sides, because it 2 new clubs from I Lyga, it is FK Trakai and FK Klaipėdos Granitas. As a consequence, the schedule increased from 32 to 36 matches per team, with each team playing every other team four times in total, twice at home and twice away.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2014 A Lyga
Club Location Stadium Capacity 2013 season
FK Atlantas Klaipėda Central stadium of Klaipėda 4940 2nd
FK Banga Gargždai Gargždai Gargždai Stadium 2000 6th
FK Dainava Alytus Alytus Alytus Stadium 3748 8th
FK Ekranas Panevėžys Aukštaitija Stadium 4000 3rd
FK Klaipėdos Granitas Klaipėda Central stadium of Klaipėda 4940 I Lyga, 1st
FK Kruoja Pakruojis Pakruojis Pakruojis Stadium 2000 5th
FK Sūduva Marijampolė Marijampolė ARVI Football Arena 6250 4th
FK Šiauliai Šiauliai Savivaldybė Stadium 4000 7th
FK Trakai Trakai LFF Stadium 5500 I Lyga, 3rd
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius LFF Stadium 5500 1st

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Žalgiris (C) 36 25 9 2 92 17 +75 84 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Kruoja 36 19 9 8 67 34 +33 66 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Atlantas 36 19 8 9 76 36 +40 65
4 Trakai 36 18 9 9 65 38 +27 63
5 Sūduva 36 17 11 8 70 38 +32 62
6 Ekranas (R) 36 12 9 15 51 58 −7 45 Relegation to I Lyga
7 Šiauliai 36 12 4 20 50 63 −13 40
8 Klaipėdos Granitas 36 9 10 17 47 67 −20 37
9 Banga (R) 36 8 6 22 29 65 −36 30 Relegation to I Lyga
10 Dainava (R) 36 2 3 31 12 143 −131 9
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The winners of the 2014–15 Lithuanian Football Cup competition will qualify for the first qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.

ResultsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

[1]

Pos. Player Club Goals
1   Niko Tokić Šiauliai 19
2   Linas Pilibaitis Žalgiris 17
3   Ričardas Beniušis Kruoja 15
  Lukas Kochanauskas Trakai 15
5   Elivelto Ekranas 13
  Evaldas Razulis Atlantas 13
  Tomas Radzinevičius Sūduva 13

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