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The 2018 Meistriliiga (known as A. Le Coq Premium Liiga for sponsorship reasons) is the 28th season of the Meistriliiga, the highest division of Estonian football system. The season was scheduled to begin on 25 February 2018, but was postponed due to a cold wave. On 3 March, the season began with four out of five second round matches held in indoor arena. This marked the first time Estonian league football was played indoor. The season is scheduled to finish on 10 November 2018. Flora are the defending champions.

Teams

10 teams will compete in the league. Sillamäe Kalev lost their Meistriliiga license due to a failure to meet their financial obligations and were relegated to the II liiga. On 4 November 2017, it was announced that FCI Tallinn would merge with Levadia.

The two clubs will be replaced by 2017 Esiliiga champions Maardu Linnameeskond and runners-up Tallinna Kalev. On 18 December 2017, Kuressaare replaced Maardu Linnameeskond after the latter withdrew from the league due to financial reasons.

Venues

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FCI Levadia Tallinn Kadriorg Stadium &0000000000005000.0000005,000
Flora Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena &0000000000010340.00000010,340
Kuressaare Kuressaare Kuressaare linnastaadion &0000000000001000.0000001,000
Narva Trans Narva Narva Kreenholm Stadium &0000000000001065.0000001,065
Nõmme Kalju Tallinn Hiiu Stadium &0000000000000650.000000650
Paide Linnameeskond Paide Paide linnastaadion &0000000000000268.000000268
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kalevi Keskstaadion &0000000000011500.00000011,500
Tammeka Tartu Tartu Tamme Stadium &0000000000001500.0000001,500
Tulevik Viljandi Viljandi linnastaadion &0000000000001084.0000001,084
Vaprus Pärnu Pärnu Rannastaadion &0000000000001501.0000001,501

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
FCI Levadia Flag of Serbia Aleksandar Rogić Flag of Estonia Dmitri Kruglov Adidas Viimsi Keevitus
Flora Flag of Estonia Jürgen Henn Flag of Estonia Gert Kams Nike Tele2
Kuressaare Flag of Estonia Jan Važinski Flag of Estonia Sander Viira Joma Saaremaa Lihatööstus
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 Verston
Tallinna Kalev Flag of Estonia Argo Arbeiter Flag of Japan Hidetoshi Wakui Nike Coolbet
Tammeka Flag of Estonia Kaido Koppel Flag of Estonia Tauno Tekko Nike Metec
Tulevik Flag of Estonia Sander Post Flag of Estonia Indrek Ilves Joma Viljandi Aken ja Uks
Vaprus Flag of Estonia Indrek Zelinski Flag of Estonia Joosep Sarapuu Nike Coolbet

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Vaprus Flag of Estonia Marko Lelov Resigned 5 November 2017 Pre-season Flag of Estonia Indrek Zelinski 5 November 2017
FCI Levadia Flag of Estonia Igor Prins End of contract 5 November 2017 Flag of Serbia Aleksandar Rogić 6 November 2017
Tulevik Flag of Estonia Aivar Lillevere Resigned 15 November 2017 Flag of Estonia Marko Kristal 30 December 2017
Tallinna Kalev Flag of Estonia Marko Pärnpuu Sacked 16 November 2017 Flag of Estonia Argo Arbeiter 17 November 2017
Tammeka Flag of Estonia Mario Hansi
Flag of Estonia Kaido Koppel
Mutual consent 21 November 2017 Flag of Estonia Kaido Koppel 21 November 2017
Flora Netherlands Arno Pijpers Resigned 13 December 2017 Flag of Estonia Jürgen Henn 5 January 2018
Kuressaare Flag of Estonia Sander Viira Mutual consent 19 December 2017 Flag of Estonia Jan Važinski 19 December 2017
Tulevik Flag of Estonia Marko Kristal Mutual consent 19 April 2018 9th Flag of Estonia Sander Post 19 April 2018

League table

Template:2018 Meistriliiga table

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played on 13 June 2018.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil LiliuNõmme Kalju22
2 Flag of Georgia Zakaria BeglarishviliFlora17
3 Flag of Ukraine Roman DebelkoFCI Levadia16
4 Flag of Russia Good One Dmitri BarkovNarva Trans12
Flag of Estonia Tristan KoskorTammeka
6 Flag of Estonia Frank LiivakFlora10
7 Flag of Cameroon Marcelin GandoFCI Levadia9
Flag of Estonia Aleksandr VolkovNõmme Kalju
9 Flag of Estonia Rimo HuntNõmme Kalju8
Flag of Nigeria 001 Samson IyedePaide Linnameeskond
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Muamer SvrakaFCI Levadia

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Estonia Tristan Koskor4TammekaKuressaare4–0 (A)30 March 2018
Flag of Ukraine Roman DebelkoFCI LevadiaTulevik5–0 (H)5 May 2018
Brazil LiliuNõmme KaljuVaprus6–0 (A)5 May 2018
Flag of Cameroon Marcelin Gando4FCI LevadiaVaprus6–1 (H)26 May 2018

4 Player scored 4 goals

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
ManagerClub PlayerClub
March Flag of Russia Good One Sergei FrantsevNõmme Kalju Flag of Ukraine Roman DebelkoFCI Levadia
April Flag of Serbia Aleksandar RogićFCI Levadia Brazil LiliuNõmme Kalju
May Flag of Estonia Jürgen HennFlora Flag of Nigeria 001 Samson IyedePaide Linnameeskond

See also

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