2017 Esiliiga B

The 2017 Esiliiga B is the 5th season of the Esiliiga B, third-highest Estonian league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2013. The season began on 1 March 2017.

Esiliiga B
Season2017
ChampionsKalju U21
PromotedKalju U21
Kalev U21
Keila
RelegatedSillamäe U21
Matches played180
Goals scored618 (3.43 per match)
Top goalscorerKarl Anton Sõerde (29 goals)
Biggest home winVändra Vaprus 8–2 Joker
(29 October 2017)
Biggest away winSillamäe U21 0–8 Keila
(27 August 2017)
Highest scoringVändra Vaprus 8–2 Joker
(29 October 2017)
Longest winning run7 matches
Kalev U21
Longest unbeaten run11 matches
Vändra Vaprus
Longest winless run8 matches
Järve
Longest losing run6 matches
Sillamäe U21
Tammeka U21
2016
2018

TeamsEdit

Of the 10 participating teams 5 remain following the 2016 Esiliiga B. The 2016 champions Kuressaare and runners-up Elva were promoted to Esiliiga, while 9th place Flora U19 and 10th place Tulevik II were relegated.[1] For this season those five teams will be replaced by the Esiliiga relegated Vändra Vaprus, Kohtla-Järve JK Järve and Nõmme Kalju U21 and II Liiga promoted Keila and Paide Linnameeskond U21. The 3rd placed Welco managed to earn a promotion, winning the promotion play-off, while 8th placed Viimsi remained in the league by winning the relegation play-off.[2][3]

StadiaEdit

Locations of the 2016 Esiliiga B teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Järve Kohtla-Järve Kohtla-Järve SPK Stadium 780[4]
Joker Raasiku Raasiku Stadium 200[5]
Keila Keila Keila Stadium 500[6]
Nõmme Kalju U21 Tallinn Hiiu Stadium 650[7]
Paide Linnameeskond U21 Paide Paide linnastaadion 268[8]
Sillamäe Kalev U21 Sillamäe Sillamäe Kalev artificial turf 300[9]
Tallinna Kalev U21 Tallinn Kalev Keskstaadion artificial turf 270[10]
Tammeka U21 Tartu Sepa Stadium 508[11]
Vaprus Vändra Vändra Stadium 273[12]
Viimsi Haabneeme Viimsi KK Stadium 800[13]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Järve   Aleksandr Pushtov Adidas Euronics
Joker   Andre Ilves   Rene Lill Joma Unibox
Keila   Tiit Tikenberg   Kaspar Kaldoja Adidas Hole In One
Nõmme Kalju U21   Erko Saviauk Adidas help.ee
Paide Linnameeskond U21   Paul Kask   Rico Reinoja Nike Enemat
Sillamäe Kalev U21   Vadym Dobizha Uhlsport Alexela
Tallinna Kalev U21   Daniel Meijel Nike
Tammeka U21   Marti Pähn Nike Goldtime
Vaprus   Ranet Lepik   Toomas Eier Macron
Viimsi   Ivo Lehtmets Joma

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Järve   Aleksei Tikhomirov Mutual consent 6 November 2016 Pre-season   Roman Kozhukhovskyi 21 November 2016
Nõmme Kalju U21   Zaur Tšilingarašvili 25 November 2016[14]   Erko Saviauk 25 November 2016[14]
Tammeka U21   Timo Teniste 7 December 2016[15]   Marti Pähn 7 December 2016[15]
Paide Linnameeskond U21   Rauno Kald 16 December 2016   Paul Kask 16 December 2016
Viimsi   Urmas Kirs Signed by Tarvas 31 December 2016   Ivo Lehtmets 1 January 2017
Järve   Roman Kozhukhovskyi Mutual consent 23 July 2017[16] 4th   Andrei Škaleta 23 July 2016[16]
Järve   Andrei Škaleta End of caretaker spell 11 August 2017 5th   Aleksandr Pushtov 11 August 2017[17]

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Kalju U21 (C, P) 36 20 8 8 72 43 +29 68 Promotion to the Esiliiga
2 Kalev U21[a] (P) 36 19 7 10 71 40 +31 64
3 Vändra 36 19 5 12 75 67 +8 62 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
4 Keila (P) 36 18 6 12 75 55 +20 60 Got promoted, because other teams didn't want to get promoted.
5 Järve 36 15 6 15 55 48 +7 51
6 Tammeka U21 36 14 7 15 69 73 −4 49
7 Viimsi (R) 36 14 6 16 55 63 −8 48 Decided to play in II Liiga the following year.
8 Joker (R) 36 13 7 16 58 72 −14 46
9 Paide U21 36 9 7 20 50 79 −29 34 Stayed in Esiliiga B, because other teams were relegated.
10 Sillamäe Kalev U21 (R) 36 8 3 25 38 85 −47 27 Dissolved
Updated to match(es) played on 5 November 2017. Source: soccerway (in English), Esiliiga B (in Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion); 3) Less matches awarded against; 4) Matches won; 5) Head-to-head points; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Goal difference; 8) Goals scored; 9) Away goals scored; 10) Fairplay ranking.[18]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Reserve teams are ineligible for promotion.

Results tablesEdit

Season statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March[20]   Roman Kozhukhovskyi Järve   Oliver Suur Keila
April[21]   Tiit Tikenberg Keila   Markko Kudu Joker
May[22]   Ranet Lepik Vaprus   Vladislav Zanfirov Nõmme Kalju U21
June[23]   Andre Ilves Joker   Kaarel Saaremets Vaprus
July[24]   Daniel Meijel Tallinna Kalev U21   Toomas Mangusson Vaprus
August[25]   Ranet Lepik Vaprus   Jevgeni Demidov Nõmme Kalju U21
September[26]   Daniel Meijel Tallinna Kalev U21   Karl Anton Sõerde Tallinna Kalev U21
October[27]   Marti Pähn Tammeka U21   Mart Paul Preiman Tammeka U21

Esiliiga B Player of the YearEdit

Karl Anton Sõerde was named Esiliiga B Player of the Year.[28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Esiliigasse pääsevad nii FC Kuressaare kui ka FC Elva" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 27 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Welco ja Nõmme Kalju U21 mängutulemus tühistati" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Pärnu ja Viimsi sälitasid oma koha" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 19 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Kohtla-Järve Spordikeskuse staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  5. ^ "Raasiku Põhikooli staadion ja palliväljakud" (in Estonian). Spordiregister.ee.
  6. ^ "Keila staadioni muruväljak" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  7. ^ "Hiiu kunstmurustaadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  8. ^ "Paide linna staadion" (in Estonian). Spordiregister.ee. 13 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Sillamäe Kalevi kunstmuruväljak" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  10. ^ "Kalevi Keskstaadioni kunstmuruväljak" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister.
  11. ^ "Tartu Sepa jalgpallikeskuse kunstmuruväljak" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  12. ^ "Vändra staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  13. ^ "Viimsi KK staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  14. ^ a b "Kalju U-21 ja U-19 meeskonnad said uued treenerid" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 25 November 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Tammeka U21 peatreeneriks asub Pähn" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 7 December 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Järve saatis märtsikuu parima treeneri koju" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 23 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Puštovi uus töökoht on Esiliiga B-s" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 12 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Esiliiga B" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  19. ^ "ELB Väravalööjate Edetabel (2017)" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  20. ^ "Esiliiga B parimad tulevad Kohtla-Järvelt ja Keilast" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 7 April 2017.
  21. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimad on Tikenberg ja Kudu" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 7 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimad on Lepik ja Zanfirov" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 9 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimateks valiti Ilves ja Saaremets" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 7 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimad on Meijel ja Mangusson" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 August 2017.
  25. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimad tulevad Vändrast ja Nõmme Kaljust" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 11 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Esiliiga ja Esiliiga B parimate valimisel saatis edu JK Tallinna Kalevit" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 13 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimateks valiti Pähn ja Preiman" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 November 2017.
  28. ^ "Esiliiga B parimaks valiti Karl Anton Sõerde" [Karl Anton Sõerde voted best of the Esiliiga B]. Estonian Football Association. 10 December 2017.

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