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The 2017 Meistriliiga (known as A. Le Coq Premium Liiga for sponsorship reasons) is the 27th season of the Meistriliiga, the top level of the Estonian football system. The season began on 3 March 2017 and ends on 4 November 2017.

FCI Tallinn are the defending champions. The champions underwent a name change between the seasons having been known as Infonet from 2011 to 2016.

Teams

A total of 10 teams will contest the league, including 8 teams from the 2016 season. Tarvas were relegated after a winless season. Their spot was taken by Esiliiga champions Tulevik, making an immediate return after their 2015 relegation.

In the relegation play-off Pärnu Linnameeskond successfully defended their league spot by defeating challengers Maardu Linnameeskond, but on 11 January 2017 Pärnu Linnameeskond, a union of football clubs from Pärnu, broke up. Vaprus, one of the three clubs that had formed Linnameeskond, took over the league spot.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FCI Tallinn Tallinn Infonet Lasnamäe Stadium &0000000000000500.000000500
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena &0000000000010340.00000010,340
Levadia Tallinn Kadriorg Stadium &0000000000005000.0000005,000
Narva Trans Narva Narva Kreenholm Stadium &0000000000001065.0000001,065
Nõmme Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium &0000000000000650.000000650
Paide Linnameeskond Paide Paide linnastaadion &0000000000000268.000000268
Sillamäe Kalev Sillamäe Sillamäe Kalev Stadium &0000000000000800.000000800
Tammeka Tartu Tartu Tamme Stadium &0000000000001750.0000001,750
Tulevik Viljandi Viljandi linnastaadion &0000000000001068.0000001,068
Vaprus Pärnu Pärnu Rannastaadion &0000000000001250.0000001,250

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
FCI Tallinn Flag of Estonia Sergei Bragin (caretaker) Flag of Estonia Andrei Kalimullin Joma Infonet
Flora Netherlands Arno Pijpers Flag of Estonia Brent Lepistu Nike Tele2
Levadia Flag of Estonia Igor Prins Flag of Estonia Rimo Hunt Adidas Viimsi Keevitus
Narva Trans Flag of Russia Good One Adyam Kuzyaev Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Elysée Nike Sportland
Nõmme Kalju Flag of Russia Good One Sergei Frantsev Flag of Estonia Vitali Teleš Adidas help.ee
Paide Linnameeskond Flag of Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko Flag of Estonia Andre Frolov Nike Enemat
Sillamäe Kalev Flag of Ukraine Vadym Dobizha Flag of Estonia Mihhail Starodubtsev Uhlsport Alexela
Tammeka Flag of Estonia Mario Hansi
Flag of Estonia Kaido Koppel
Flag of Estonia Kaarel Kiidron Nike Metec
Tulevik Flag of Estonia Aivar Lillevere Flag of Estonia Indrek Ilves Joma Viljandi Aken ja Uks
Vaprus Flag of Estonia Marko Lelov Flag of Estonia Karl Palatu Nike Coolbet

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Paide Linnameeskond Flag of Estonia Meelis Rooba Mutual consent 5 November 2016 Pre-season Flag of Estonia Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko 7 November 2016
Flora Flag of Estonia Argo Arbeiter Sacked 10 November 2016 Netherlands Arno Pijpers 2 January 2017
Tammeka Flag of Estonia Indrek Koser Mutual consent 29 November 2016 Flag of Estonia Mario Hansi
Flag of Estonia Kaido Koppel
29 November 2016
Sillamäe Kalev Flag of Lithuania Algimantas Briaunys Resigned 11 April 2017 8th Flag of Ukraine Vadym Dobizha 11 April 2017
FCI Tallinn Flag of Russia Good One Aleksandr Pushtov Mutual consent 30 June 2017 4th Flag of Estonia Sergei Bragin (caretaker) 30 June 2017

League table

Template:2017 Meistriliiga table

Relegation play-offs

At season's end, the ninth place club of the Meistriliiga will participate in a two-legged play-off with the runner-ups (of the independent teams) of the 2017 Esiliiga for the spot in next year's competition.

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played on 8 July 2017.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Estonia Albert ProsaFCI Tallinn17
2 Flag of Estonia Rimo HuntLevadia11
Flag of Estonia Rauno SappinenFlora
4 Flag of Georgia Zakaria BeglarishviliFlora9
Belarus Flag Dzmitry KowbNarva Trans
6 Flag of Russia Good One Yevgeni KharinFCI Tallinn8
7 Brazil João MorelliLevadia7
8 Flag of Russia Good One Nikita AndreevLevadia6
Flag of Russia Good One Yevgeni KobzarLevadia
Flag of Estonia Mark Oliver RoosnuppLevadia
Flag of Estonia Igor SubbotinNõmme Kalju
Flag of Estonia Aleksandr VolkovSillamäe Kalev

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Belarus Flag Dzmitry KowbNarva TransPaide Linnameeskond5–1 (A)4 March 2017
Flag of Estonia Rimo HuntLevadiaPaide Linnameeskond7–0 (H)18 March 2017
Flag of Russia Good One Yevgeni KharinFCI TallinnVaprus6–0 (A)15 April 2017
Flag of Russia Good One Yevgeni KobzarLevadiaVaprus8–0 (H)28 April 2017
Flag of Estonia Albert Prosa6FCI TallinnVaprus11–1 (H)22 May 2017
Flag of Estonia Rauno SappinenFloraVaprus10–0 (A)16 June 2017

6 Player scored 6 goals; (H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goal of the Month
Manager Club Player Club Player Club
March Flag of Estonia Igor Prins Levadia Flag of Russia Good One Igor Dudarev Levadia Flag of Estonia Viktor Plotnikov Narva Trans
April Netherlands Arno Pijpers Flora Flag of Estonia Rimo Hunt Levadia Flag of Estonia Magnar Vainumäe Paide Linnameeskond
May Netherlands Arno Pijpers Flora Flag of Estonia Artur Kotenko Narva Trans Flag of Estonia Brent Lepistu Flora
June Flag of Estonia Mario Hansi
Flag of Estonia Kaido Koppel
Tammeka Flag of Estonia Rauno Sappinen Flora

See also

External links

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