2018 Esiliiga B

The 2018 Esiliiga B were the 6th season of the Esiliiga B, third-highest Estonian league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2013.

Esiliiga B
Season2018
ChampionsTallinna JK Legion
PromotedTallinna JK Legion
Tartu JK Tammeka U21
Kohtla-Järve JK Järve
RelegatedLasnamäe FC Ajax
FC Flora U19
Matches played180
Goals scored748 (4.16 per match)
Top goalscorerRejal Alijev, 40 goals
2017
2019

TeamsEdit

Of the 10 participating teams 4 remained following the 2017 Esiliiga B. The 2017 champions Kalju U21, runners-up Kalev U21 and 4th placed Keila JK were promoted to Esiliiga, while 10th place Sillamäe Kalev U21 was relegated and Viimsi JK and Raasiku Joker decided not to participate in 2018 Esiliiga B.[1][2][3][4] For this season those six teams will be replaced by 6 II Liiga teams. They are: Lasnamäe Ajax, Nõmme United, Pärnu JK, Tallinna Legion, Flora U19 and Võru Helios. Only Tallinna Legion and Flora U19 have played in Esiliiga B before.[5][6]

StadiaEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FC Flora U19 Tallinn Sportland Arena 540[7]
Kohtla-Järve JK Järve Kohtla-Järve Kohtla-Järve SPK Stadium 780[8]
Lasnamäe FC Ajax Tallinn Ajaxi staadion [9]
Nõmme United Tallinn Männiku staadion [10]
Paide Linnameeskond U21 Paide Paide linnastaadion 268[11]
Pärnu JK Pärnu Pärnu Raeküla staadion 500[12]
Tallinna JK Legion Tallinn Wismari staadion [13]
Tartu Tammeka U21 Tartu Sepa Stadium 508[14]
Vändra JK Vaprus Vändra Vändra Stadium 273[15]
Võru FC Helios Võru Võru Spordikeskuse staadion

Personnel and kitsEdit

Managerial changesEdit

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tallinna Legion (C, P) 36 32 2 2 125 31 +94 98 Promotion to the Esiliiga
2 Tammeka U21 (P) 36 22 6 8 108 40 +68 72
3 Kohtla-Järve Järve (P) 36 21 6 9 80 39 +41 69 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 Pärnu JK 36 18 7 11 80 51 +29 61
5 Nõmme United 36 17 9 10 100 57 +43 60
6 Võru Helios 36 15 9 12 81 66 +15 54
7 Vändra Vaprus 36 11 5 20 61 96 −35 38
8 Paide U21[a] 36 8 4 24 45 94 −49 28
9 Lasnamäe Ajax (R) 36 4 4 28 35 135 −100 16 Qualification for relegation play-offs
10 Flora U19[b] (R) 36 4 4 28 33 138 −105 16 Relegation to II Liiga
Source: soccerway (in English), Esiliiga B (in Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Less matches awarded against; 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Matches won; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Fairplay ranking.[17]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Paide escaped relegation due to vacant league spot after Tartu Santos from 2018 Esiliiga were relegated down two league levels.[16]
  2. ^ Reserve teams are ineligible for promotion.

Results tablesEdit

Positions by roundEdit

Leader and promotion to 2019 Esiliiga
Qualification to promotion play-offs
Qualification to relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2019 II liiga

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536
TJK Legion211111111111111111111111111111111111
Tammeka U21322222222222222222222222222222222222
Kohtla-Järve Järve101010865444544544335554433333333333333
Pärnu JK743557775466655553333344444444545454
Nõmme United154443333333333444445555555555454545
Võru Helios436676656655466666666666677666666666
Vändra Vaprus885334567777777777777777766777777777
Flora U19577788889999998888888888999999888888
Paide U216991010101010888888999999910101010101010101010109999
Lasnamäe Ajax96899999101010101010101010101010109998888889910101010
Source: Esiliiga B

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Updated on 20 July.[18]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Rejal Alijev Legion 40
2   Kein Makovei Pärnu JK 27
3   Marek Šatov Legion 24
4   Denis Vnukov Legion 20
  Pavel Fedorenko Nõmme United

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March[19]   Denis Belov Legion   Sten Reinkort Tammeka U21
April[20]   Denis Belov Legion   Aleksandr Ivanyushin Järve
May[21]   Denis Belov Legion   Rejal Alijev Legion
June/July[22]   Igor Prins Pärnu   Denis Vnukov Legion
August[23]   Aleksandr Puštov Järve   Geovane Järve
September[24]   Martin Klasen Nõmme United   Sander Taan Helios
October[25]   Marti Pähn Tammeka U21   Kein Makovei Pärnu

Esiliiga B Player of the YearEdit

Rejal Alijev was named Esiliiga B Player of the Year.[26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kalju U21 kindlustas Esiliiga B võidu" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 26 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Heitluse Esiliiga B teisele kohale võitis Kalev U21" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 5 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Vändra loobus ikkagi Esiliigast, Keila alustab aste kõrgemal" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Esiliiga B kohast loobunud Viimsi: jäädes kahe jalaga maa peale on otsus igati mõistlik" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Jalgpalliliit kinnitas Esiliiga ja Esiliiga B 2018. aasta koosseisu" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 28 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Pärnu ja Viimsi sälitasid oma koha" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 19 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Staadionid" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  8. ^ "Kohtla-Järve Spordikeskuse staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  9. ^ "Ajaxi staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  10. ^ "Männiku staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  11. ^ "Paide linna staadion" (in Estonian). Spordiregister.ee. 13 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Pärnu Raeküla staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  13. ^ "Wismari staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  14. ^ "Tartu Sepa jalgpallikeskuse kunstmuruväljak" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  15. ^ "Vändra staadion" (in Estonian). Jalgpall.ee.
  16. ^ "Taas ärakukkumine tippjalgpallis: Santos jätkab madalamates liigades". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Esiliiga B" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Esiliiga B" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association.
  19. ^ "Esiliiga B parimad tulevad Legionist ja Tammeka U21-st" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 6 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Esiliigas andsid tooni Tarvas ja Welco" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 10 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Esiliiga B parimad tulevad Legionist" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 11 June 2018.
  22. ^ "Esiliiga kuu parimateks valiti Kuresoo ja Borissov" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 12 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Esiliiga B parimad tulevad JK Järvest" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 13 September 2018.
  24. ^ "Elva ja Maardu teenisid kuu parima auhinna" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 5 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Esiliiga B kuu parimateks valiti Pähn ja Makovei" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 7 November 2018.
  26. ^ "Esiliiga parimaks mängija oli lõppenud hooaja Vitali Gussev" [Esiliiga's best player was Vitali Gussev] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 9 December 2018.

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