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Meistriliiga
Season 2008
Champions Levadia Tallinn
6th Meistriliiga title
Relegated Vaprus (via play-off)
TVMK
Champions League Levadia Tallinn
Europa League Flora Tallinn
Narva Trans
Nõmme Kalju
Goals scored 639
Average goals/game 3.55
Top goalscorer Estonia Ingemar Teever (23)
Biggest home win TVMK 8–0 Tallinna Kalev
Biggest away win Tulevik 0–8 Flora
Highest scoring Vaprus 3–10 TVMK
2007
2009

The 2008 season of Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian football system, was the 18th season in the league's history. It began on 8 March 2008 and ended on 15 November 2008. The defending champions were Levadia Tallinn.

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Promotion and relegation

10th placed Ajax Lasnamäe were directly relegated afer the end of the previous season. Since reserve squads are not allowed to be promoted to Meistriliiga, third placed Esiliiga team Sillamäe Kalev were directly promoted to 2008 Meistriliiga.

Kuressaare (9th placed Meistriliiga team) and Nõmme Kalju (6th placed Esiliiga team) competed in promotion/relegation play-offs for one spot in 2008 Meistriliiga. The aggregate score was 2–2 and Nõmme Kalju were promoted due to scoring more away goals.

Clubs and venues

Location of teams in Meistriliiga 2008
Club Location Stadium Capacity Current manager
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,300 Finland Pasi Rautiainen
Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium 500 Brazil Fredo Getulio
Levadia Tallinn Kadrioru Stadium 4,750 Estonia Igor Prins
Maag Tammeka Tartu Tamme Stadium 2,000 Estonia Sergei Zamogilnõi
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Sillamäe Kalevi Stadium 2,000 Ukraine Vadym Dobizha
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion 12,000 Estonia Aavo Sarap
Trans Narva Kreenholmi Stadium 3,000 Russia Aleksei Jagudin
Tulevik Viljandi Viljandi linnastaadion 2,500 Estonia Marko Lelov
TVMK Tallinn Kadrioru Stadium 4,750 Estonia Sergei Ratnikov
Vaprus Pärnu Pärnu Kalevi Stadium 1,900 Estonia Ants Kommussaar

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Levadia  (C) 36 29 6 1 105 22 +83 93 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Flora 36 28 7 1 113 28 +85 91 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
3 Trans 36 16 8 12 62 54 +8 56 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Kalju 36 16 7 13 65 64 +1 55
5 Sillamäe Kalev 36 13 6 17 49 79 −30 45
6 Tulevik 36 9 4 23 31 74 −43 31 TUL: 6 pts, 7–5
M-T: 6 pts, 5–7
7 Maag Tammeka 36 9 4 23 45 76 −31 31
8 Tallinna Kalev 36 6 8 22 37 70 −33 26
9 Vaprus  (R) 36 5 2 29 41 125 −84 17 relegation play-off
10 TVMK  (R) 36 20 6 10 91 47 +44 066 2 Relegation to Esiliiga

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd overall wins; 3rd head-to-head points; 4th head-to-head goal difference; 5th head-to-head goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
1Flora won the Estonian Cup 2008–09 and qualified for second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. Therefore, Nõmme Kalju, fourth-placed team and cup runners-up, earned a spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
2On 6 November 2008 Estonian Football Association License Commission decided not to grant TVMK a license to play in Meistriliiga or Esiliiga, due to financial difficulties during the season. The Estonian Football Association helped them to play until the end of the season and as they finished in 3rd place, the players and coaches got bronze medals, but the club itself was demoted to 10th spot.[1][2] TVMK were eventually disbanded.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

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Relegation play-off

Vaprus and Esiliiga side Paide LM competed in a two-legged relegation play-off for one spot in Meistriliiga 2009. Aggregate score was 5–5 and Paide LM secured their place in 2009 Meistriliiga because they scored more away goals (3–1).

20 November 2008
13:00 EET
Paide LM 2 – 1 Vaprus Paide Ühisgümnaasiumi stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Ainar Kuusk
Polyansky Goal 22' (o.g.)
Ellram Goal 67'
Report
(Estonian)
Kovalenko Goal 90'

23 November 2008
12:00 EET
Vaprus 4 – 3 Paide LM Pärnu Kalevi Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Jaan Roos
Joost Goal 48'
Pakk Goal 70'75'
Polyansky Goal 72'
Report
(Estonian)
Saar Goal 13'
Voolaid Goal 43'
Ellram Goal 65'

Results

Each team played every opponent four times, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 games.

First half of season

Home \ Away1 FLO KLJ LEV M-T S.K T.K TRN TUL TVM VPR
Flora 1–1 0–2 3–1 4–0 4–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 7–0
Kalju 1–7 0–4 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–5 3–1
Levadia 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 7–0
Maag Tammeka 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 4–1
Sillamäe Kalev 0–3 2–1 0–5 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–4
Tallinna Kalev 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–5 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–2
Trans 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Tulevik 0–8 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–3 0–1
TVMK 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 5–1 5–2 1–1 6–1 2–1
Vaprus 1–6 0–2 0–4 2–4 1–3 2–0 0–6 2–4 1–5

Source: Matchday 1–9 results Matchday 10–18 results (Estonian)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season

Home \ Away1 FLO KLJ LEV M-T S.K T.K TRN TUL TVM VPR
Flora 4–0 0–0 6–2 7–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 4–2 3–0
Kalju 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 7–3 2–0 2–0 5–1
Levadia 0–0 1–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 7–2 5–0 1–1 4–0
Maag Tammeka 1–2 2–3 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–4 2–1 2–3 1–0
Sillamäe Kalev 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 4–4 0–1 0–1 3–2
Tallinna Kalev 0–1 2–3 1–5 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–1
Trans 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0
Tulevik 1–2 1–4 0–5 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2
TVMK 1–3 2–1 1–2 6–2 1–2 8–0 0–1 2–1 6–2
Vaprus 1–6 5–5 0–4 1–2 2–4 0–1 2–4 0–2 3–10

Source: Matchday 19–27 results Matchday 28–36 results (Estonian)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Goalscorers

Source: Estonian Football Association (Estonian)

23 goals
22 goals
19 goals
17 goals
16 goals
15 goals
13 goals

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
March 2008[3] Brazil Fredo Getulio (Kalju) Estonia Sander Post (Flora)
April 2008[4] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Ingemar Teever (Kalju)
May 2008[5] Finland Pasi Rautiainen (Flora) Estonia Konstantin Nahk (Levadia)
June 2008[6] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko (Flora)
July 2008[7] Finland Pasi Rautiainen (Flora) Estonia Mihhail Starodubtsev (Sillamäe Kalev)
August 2008[8] Estonia Igor Prins (Levadia) Finland Juha Hakola (Flora)
September 2008[9] Ukraine Vadym Dobizha (Sillamäe Kalev) Estonia Tarmo Kink (Levadia)
October 2008[10] Russia Aleksei Jagudin (Trans) Estonia Marek Lemsalu (Levadia)

See also

External links

References


The 2008 season of Meistriliiga (the first level in the Estonian football system) was the 18th season in the league's history. It began on 8 March 2008 and ended on 15 November 2008. The defending champions were FC Levadia Tallinn.

Contents

Clubs and venues


Sillamäe Kalev
Vaprus
Location of teams in Meistriliiga 2008
Club Location Stadium Capacity Current manager
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 9,300 Pasi Rautiainen
Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Staadion 500 Fredo Getulio
Levadia Tallinn Kadrioru Staadion 4,750 Igor Prins
Maag Tammeka Tartu Tamme Staadion 2,000 Sergei Zamogilnõi
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Kalevi Staadion 2,000 Vadym Dobizha
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion 12,000 Aavo Sarap
Trans Narva Kreenholmi Staadion 3,000 Aleksei Jagudin
Tulevik Viljandi Linnastaadion 2,500 Marko Lelov
TVMK Tallinn Kadrioru Staadion 4,750 Sergei Ratnikov
Vaprus Pärnu Kalevi Staadion 1,900 Ants Kommussaar

Promoted teams

The following teams were promoted to the Meistriliiga at the start of the season:

  • Kalju
  • Sillamäe Kalev

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Levadia  (C) 36 29 6 1 105 22+83 93 UEFA Champions League 2009–10 Second qualifying round
2 Flora 36 28 7 1 113 28+85 91 UEFA Europa League 2009–10 Second qualifying round 1
3 Trans 36 16 8 12 62 54+8 56 UEFA Europa League 2009–10 First qualifying round
4 Kalju 36 16 7 13 65 64+1 55
5 Sillamäe Kalev 36 13 6 17 49 79−30 45
6 Tulevik 36 9 4 23 31 74−43 31 TUL: 6 pts, 7–5
M-T: 6 pts, 5–7
7 Maag Tammeka 36 9 4 23 45 76−31 31
8 Tallinna Kalev 36 6 8 22 37 70−33 26
9 Vaprus  (R) 36 5 2 29 41 125−84 17 relegation play-off
10 TVMK  (R) 36 20 6 10 91 47+44 662 Relegation to
Esiliiga

Source: EJL (Estonian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd overall wins; 3rd head-to-head points; 4th head-to-head goal difference; 5th head-to-head goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
1Flora won the Estonian Cup 2008–09 and qualified for second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. Therefore, Nõmme Kalju, fourth-placed team and cup runners-up, earned a spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
2On 6 November Estonian Football Association License Commission decided to take TVMK's license to play in Meistriliiga or Esiliiga, due to financial difficulties during the season. The Estonian Football Association helped them to play until the end of the season and as they finished in 3rd place, the players and coaches got bronze medals, but the club itself was demoted to 10th spot.[1][2][3]
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Relegation play-off

Vaprus and Esiliiga side Flora Paide LM competed in a two-legged relegation play-off for one spot in Meistriliiga 2009. Aggregate score was 5–5 and Flora Paide LM secured its place in next season's Meistriliiga because they scored more away goals (3–1).

20 November 2008
13:00
Flora Paide LM 2 – 1 Vaprus Paide Ühisgümnaasiumi Staadion
Attendance: 150
Referee: Ainar Kuusk
Polyansky  22' (o.g.)
Ellram  67'
Report
(Estonian)
Kovalenko  90'

23 November 2008
12:00
Vaprus 4 – 3 Flora Paide LM Pärnu Kunstmuruväljak
Attendance: 100
Referee: Jaan Roos
Joost  48'
Pakk  70'  75'
Polyansky  72'
Report
(Estonian)
Saar  13'
Voolaid  43'
Ellram  65'

Results

Each team played every opponent four times, twice at home and twice on the road, for a total of 36 games.

First half of season

Home \ Away1 FLO KLJ LEVM-TS.KT.KTRNTULTVMVPR
Flora 1–1 0–2 3–1 4–0 4–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 7–0
Kalju 1–7 0–4 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–5 3–1
Levadia 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 7–0
Maag Tammeka 1–3 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 4–1
Sillamäe Kalev 0–3 2–1 0–5 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–4
Tallinna Kalev 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–5 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–2
Trans 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Tulevik 0–8 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–3 0–1
TVMK 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 5–1 5–2 1–1 6–1 2–1
Vaprus 1–6 0–2 0–4 2–4 1–3 2–0 0–6 2–4 1–5
Source: EJL (Estonian)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; White = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season

Home \ Away1 FLO KLJ LEVM-TS.KT.KTRNTULTVMVPR
Flora 4–0 0–0 6–2 7–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 4–2 3–0
Kalju 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 7–3 2–0 2–0 5–1
Levadia 0–0 1–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 7–2 5–0 1–1 4–0
Maag Tammeka 1–2 2–3 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–4 2–1 2–3 1–0
Sillamäe Kalev 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 4–4 0–1 0–1 3–2
Tallinna Kalev 0–1 2–3 1–5 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–1
Trans 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0
Tulevik 1–2 1–4 0–5 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2
TVMK 1–3 2–1 1–2 6–2 1–2 8–0 0–1 2–1 6–2
Vaprus 1–6 5–5 0–4 1–2 2–4 0–1 2–4 0–2 3–10
Source: EJL (Estonian)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; White = draw; Red = away team win.

Goalscorers

23 Goals
22 Goals
19 Goals
17 Goals
 
16 Goals
15 Goals
 
13 Goals
 
11 Goals
 
 
10 Goals
 
  • Template:Country data EST Deniss Malov (Levadia)
  • Template:Country data EST Tiit Tikenberg (T. Kalev)
9 Goals
 
  • Template:Country data EST Sergei Jegorov (TVMK)
8 Goals
  • Template:Country data EST Aleksandr Dubõkin (Trans)
  • Template:Country data EST Vitali Leitan (Levadia)
  • Template:Country data EST Aleksei Mamontov (Trans)
 
 
  • Template:Country data EST Edwin Stüf (T. Kalev)
7 Goals
 
  • Template:Country data EST Markko Kudu (Tulevik)
  • Template:Country data EST Sergei Mošnikov (Flora)
 
  • Template:Country data EST Martin Partsioja (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Sergei Terehhov (TVMK)
6 Goals
 
 
  • Template:Country data EST Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko (Flora)
5 Goals
 
 
4 Goals
  • Template:Country data EST Andrei Afanasov (T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Marek Lemsalu (Levadia)
 
  • Template:Country data EST Mait Nõmme (T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Timo Teniste (Maag Tammeka)
3 Goals
 
 
  • Template:Country data EST Andrei Savotškin (Tulevik)
  • Template:Country data EST Lauri Senješ (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Aleksandr Volodin (TVMK)
2 Goals
  • Template:Country data EST Rauno Alliku (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Vitali Andrejev (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data RUS Maksim Bazyukin (Trans)
  • Template:Country data RUS Philipp Breytveyt (Trans)
  • Template:Country data EST Aleksei Demutski (T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Mikk Haavistu (Kalju)
  • Template:Country data EST Indrek Joost (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Andrei Kalimullin (Levadia)
  • Template:Country data EST Konstantin Karin (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Sergei Kazakov (Trans)
  • Template:Country data EST Andres Koogas (Flora)
 
  • Template:Country data EST Andrei Kostin (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data LTU Vilius Lapeikis (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Mati Lember (Kalju/T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Oleg Lepik (Trans)
  • Template:Country data EST Ranet Lepik (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Rasmus Luhakooder (Tulevik)
  • Template:Country data EST Mihkel Mikheim (Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Albert Prosa (Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Miroslav Rõškevitš (Levadia/S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Martin Reim (Flora)
  • Template:Country data EST Igor Rogov (S. Kalev)
 
  • Template:Country data EST Stanislav Russakov (Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Rait Sõrmus (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Anton Sereda (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Andrei Šadrin (T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Aleksandr Zahharenkov (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Janar Tükk (Kalju)
  • Template:Country data EST Taijo Teniste (Levadia)
  • Template:Country data EST Juri Tiismann (T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Siim Valtna (Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Sergei Vihrov (S. Kalev)
1 Goal
  • Template:Country data EST Andrei Antonov (TVMK)
  • Template:Country data UKR Vasyl Baranov (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data UKR Dmytro Boiko (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Vitali Bolšakov (S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Vladislav Fjodorov (Trans)
  • Template:Country data EST Andre Frolov (Tulevik)
  • Template:Country data EST Mario Hansi (Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Kaarel Kallandi (Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Ken Kallaste (Flora/S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Kristofer Kask (Kalju)
  • Template:Country data EST Mihhail Kazak (Vaprus)
  • Template:Country data EST Christian Kõrtsmik (T. Kalev)
 
 

Own Goals

2 Own Goals
  • Template:Country data EST Roman Nesterovski (S. Kalev, against Levadia and TVMK)
1 Own Goal
  • Template:Country data EST Vitali Andrejev (S. Kalev, against Kalju)
  • Template:Country data EST Vladislav Gussev (TVMK, against Trans)
  • Template:Country data EST Mikk Haavistu (Kalju, against Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Raido Luhaorg (Kalju, against T. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Mait Nõmme (T. Kalev, against S. Kalev)
  • Template:Country data EST Aleksei Savitski (Tulevik, against Kalju)
  • Template:Country data LAT Janis Skvorcovs (T. Kalev, against Levadia)
  • Template:Country data EST Rauno Tutk (Tulevik, against Flora)
  • Template:Country data EST Rain Tölpus (Tulevik, against Maag Tammeka)
  • Template:Country data EST Ivan Velikopolje (Vaprus, against TVMK)

Monthly awards

MonthManager of the MonthPlayer of the Month
March 2008 Fredo Getulio (Kalju) Sander Post (Flora)
April 2008 Igor Prins (Levadia) Ingemar Teever (Kalju)
May 2008 Pasi Rautiainen (Flora) Konstantin Nahk (Levadia)
June 2008 Igor Prins (Levadia) Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko (Flora)
July 2008 Pasi Rautiainen (Flora) Mihhail Starodubtsev (Sillamäe Kalev)
August 2008 Igor Prins (Levadia) Juha Hakola (Flora)
September 2008 Vadym Dobizha (Sillamäe Kalev) Tarmo Kink (Levadia)
October 2008 Aleksei Jagudin (Trans) Marek Lemsalu (Levadia)

See also

External links

References

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