2016 Meistriliiga

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Meistriliiga
Season 2016
Biggest home win Flora 6–0 Tarvas
(8 March 2016)
Kalju 6-0 Trans
(9 April 2016)
Flora 6–0 Pärnu
(29 April 2016)
Biggest away win Tarvas 0–5 Paide
(9 April 2016)
2015
2017 →

The 2016 Meistriliiga (known as A. Le Coq Premium Liiga for sponsorship reasons[1]) is the 26th season of the Meistriliiga, the highest division of Estonian football system. The season began on 4 March 2016 and will end in November.[2][3] Flora are the defending champions.

Teams

A total of 10 teams will contest the league. These include 9 teams from the 2015 season and one promoted team from the 2015 Esiliiga: Tarvas, making their debut in the top flight. Tarvas replaces Viljandi Tulevik who were relegated from the Meistriliiga after a single season. In the relegation play-off Tartu Tammeka successfully defended their league spot by defeating challengers Tallinna Kalev.

Stadia

Location of the 2016 Meistriliiga teams
Team Location Stadium Seating capacity
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,692[4]
Infonet Tallinn Lasnamäe KJH Stadium 400[5]
Levadia Tallinn Kadriorg Stadium 5,000[6]
Narva Trans Narva Kreenholm Stadium 1,065[7]
Nõmme Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium 300[8]
Paide Linnameeskond Paide Paide Stadium 268[9]
Pärnu Linnameeskond Pärnu Pärnu Raeküla Stadium 550[10]
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Sillamäe Kalev Stadium 800[11]
Tammeka Tartu Tamme Stadium 1,750[12]
Tarvas Rakvere Rakvere Stadium 1,785[13]

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Flora Estonia Norbert Hurt Estonia Gert Kams Nike Tele2[14]
Infonet Russia Aleksandr Pushtov Estonia Andrei Kalimullin Joma Infonet
Levadia Estonia Sergei Ratnikov Estonia Rimo Hunt Adidas Viimsi Keevitus
Narva Trans Russia Adyam Kuzyaev Estonia Roman Nesterovski Nike Sportland
Nõmme Kalju Russia Sergei Frantsev Estonia Vitali Teleš Adidas Optibet[15]
Paide Linnameeskond Estonia Meelis Rooba Estonia Lauri Varendi Nike Enemat
Pärnu Linnameeskond Estonia Marko Lelov Estonia Tanel Melts Hummel Wendre[16]
Sillamäe Kalev Lithuania Algimantas Briaunys Estonia Mihhail Starodubtsev Uhlsport Alexela
Tammeka Estonia Indrek Koser Estonia Kaarel Kiidron Nike Sportland
Tarvas Estonia Valeri Bondarenko Estonia Kaarel Saar Nike Aqva Hotel & Spa

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Levadia Estonia Marko Kristal Sacked 7 November 2015[17] Pre-season Estonia Sergei Ratnikov 7 November 2015[17]
Nõmme Kalju Brazil Getúlio Fredo Caretaker spell over 7 November 2015[18] Russia Sergei Frantsev 7 November 2015[18]
Sillamäe Kalev Russia Denis Ugarov Sacked 24 May 2016[19] 8th Lithuania Algimantas Briaunys (caretaker) 24 May 2016

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Levadia Tallinn 16 11 4 1 26 9 +17 37 Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
2 Infonet Tallinn 16 11 3 2 33 13 +20 36 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Nõmme Kalju 16 10 4 2 29 8 +21 34
4 Flora Tallinn 16 7 7 2 29 9 +20 28
5 Paide Linnameeskond 15 5 4 6 23 19 +4 19
6 Tartu Tammeka 14 5 4 5 17 20 −3 19
7 Sillamäe Kalev 14 3 6 5 17 21 −4 15
8 Narva Trans 15 3 5 7 19 29 −10 14
9 Pärnu Linnameeskond 14 1 0 13 5 35 −30 3 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
10 Rakvere Tarvas 14 0 1 13 7 42 −35 1 Relegation to Esiliiga
Updated to match(es) played on 24 May 2016. Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian), UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion); 3) Less matches awarded against; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Matches won; 7) Goal difference; 8) Goals scored; 9) Away goals scored; 10) Fairplay ranking.[20][21]

Results

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

Season statistics

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March[27] Russia Aleksandr Pushtov Infonet Ghana Ofosu Appiah Infonet
April[28] Estonia Meelis Rooba Paide Linnameeskond Estonia Andrei Sidorenkov Nõmme Kalju
May
June
July
August
September
October

See also

References

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