2024 Meistriliiga

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Season2024
Dates1 March – 9 November 2024
2023 2025

The 2024 Meistriliiga, also known as A. Le Coq Premium Liiga due to sponsorship reasons, is the 34th season of the Meistriliiga, the top Estonian league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992.

The winners qualify for the 2025–26 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round. The runners-up, third-placed team, and 2024–25 Estonian Cup winners (or fourth-placed team if the Estonian Cup winners finish in the top three of the Meistriliiga) qualify for the 2025–26 UEFA Conference League first qualifying round. The ninth-placed team qualify for the Meistriliiga play-off. The bottom-placed team are relegated to the 2025 Esiliiga.

Teams

The league consisted of ten teams; the top nine teams of the previous season, and one team promoted from the Esiliiga. Nõmme United were promoted as champions of the 2023 Esiliiga, replacing the bottom-placed 2023 Meistriliiga side Harju. Flora entered the season as defending champions.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FCI Levadia Tallinn A. Le Coq Arena 14,336
Flora
Kuressaare Kuressaare Kuressaare linnastaadion 1,000
Narva Trans Narva Narva Kreenholm Stadium 1,065
Nõmme Kalju Tallinn Sportland Arena 1,172
Nõmme United Männiku Stadium 500
Paide Linnameeskond Paide Paide linnastaadion 500
Tallinna Kalev Tallinn Kadriorg Stadium 5,000
Tammeka Tartu Tartu Tamme Stadium 1,638
Vaprus Pärnu Pärnu Rannastaadion 1,501

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
FCI Levadia Spain Curro Torres Estonia Rasmus Peetson Macron Viimsi Keevitus
Flora Estonia Norbert Hurt Estonia Konstantin Vassiljev Nike Optibet
Kuressaare Ukraine Roman Kozhukhovskyi Estonia Märten Pajunurm Nike Visit Saaremaa
Narva Trans Portugal Miguel Moreira Ivory Coast Irié Nike Sportland
Nõmme Kalju Russia Nikita Andreev Estonia Henri Perk Adidas Marsbet
Nõmme United Estonia Randin Rande (interim) Estonia Kevin Mätas Adidas TonyBet
Paide Linnameeskond Serbia Ivan Stojković Estonia Andre Frolov Capelli Verston
Tallinna Kalev Estonia Daniel Meijel Estonia Tristan Toomas Teeväli Macron Unibet
Tammeka Estonia Marti Pähn Estonia Richard Aland Nike
Vaprus Estonia Igor Prins Estonia Magnus Villota Nike Coolbet

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in the table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Nõmme United Estonia Vladimir Vassiljev Signed by ŠTK Šamorín 26 November 2023 Pre-season Finland Jani Sarajärvi 30 December 2023
Flora Estonia Jürgen Henn Resigned 3 December 2023 Estonia Norbert Hurt 7 December 2023
Nõmme United Finland Jani Sarajärvi Contract terminated 2 April 2024 10th Estonia Randin Rande (interim) 2 April 2024
Narva Trans Russia Aleksei Eremenko Mutual consent 24 April 2024 9th Estonia Valeri Bondarenko (interim) 24 April 2024
Estonia Valeri Bondarenko (interim) End of interim spell 6 June 2024 7th Portugal Miguel Moreira 6 June 2024

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 FCI Levadia 16 12 3 1 37 6 +31 39 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Flora 17 9 5 3 30 19 +11 32 Qualification for the Conference League first qualifying round
3 Nõmme Kalju 15 8 5 2 29 16 +13 29
4 Paide Linnameeskond 17 9 1 7 26 19 +7 28
5 Narva Trans 15 5 3 7 22 33 −11 18
6 Tammeka 14 4 4 6 18 17 +1 16
7 Tallinna Kalev 17 4 4 9 20 34 −14 16
8 Vaprus 15 3 4 8 15 27 −12 13
9 Kuressaare 14 3 4 7 18 30 −12 13 Qualification for the Meistriliiga play-off
10 Nõmme United 14 2 3 9 9 23 −14 9 Relegation to the Esiliiga
Updated to match(es) played on 15 June 2024. Source: Premium Liiga, Soccerway
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) Fair-play points; 10) Draw
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tammeka are ahead of Tallinna Kalev on head-to-head points: Tallinna Kalev 1–1 Tammeka, Tammeka 4–0 Tallinna Kalev
  2. ^ a b Vaprus are ahead of Kuressaare on head-to-head points: Vaprus 3–2 Kuressaare, Kuressaare 2–2 Vaprus

Results

Teams face each other four times (twice at home and twice away).

Home \ Away FCI NÕK PLM FLO TAM KUR TAK VAP NAR NÕU
FCI Levadia 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 6–0 2–0
Nõmme Kalju 1–5 2–1 0–0 4–2 3–0 3–0 1–1
Paide 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 3–1
Flora 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 4–3 2–0
Tammeka 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 0–2
Kuressaare 0–6 0–6 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 5–0
Tallinna 0–2 0–2 2–5 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0
Vaprus 0–2 1–2 0–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–4 2–1
Narva Trans 4–1 1–1 1–3 0–5 2–2 0–0 2–0
Nõmme United 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 15 June 2024. Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Meistriliiga play-off

The ninth-placed club will face the second-placed club from the 2024 Esiliiga for the final place in the following season's Meistriliiga.

Season statistics

As of 5 June 2024

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Estonia Mark Anders Lepik Flora 13
2 Canada Promise David Nõmme Kalju 12
3 Estonia Robi Saarma Paide Linnameeskond 10
4 Brazil Felipe Felicio FCI Levadia 8
Estonia Alex Matthias Tamm Nõmme Kalju
6 Nigeria Ahmed Adebayo Tammeka 7
7 Netherlands Richie Musaba FCI Levadia 6
8 Estonia Mihkel Ainsalu FCI Levadia 5
Estonia Kevin Kauber Vaprus
Georgia (country) Sergo Kukhianidze Narva Trans
Estonia Märten Pajunurm Kuressaare

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Estonia Alex Matthias Tamm Nõmme Kalju Kuressaare 6–0 (A) 2 March 2024
Estonia Mark Anders Lepik Flora Narva Trans 4–3 (H) 6 April 2024
Tallinna Kalev 3–0 (A) 1 May 2024

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
March Spain Curro Torres FCI Levadia Estonia Alex Matthias Tamm Nõmme Kalju
April Ukraine Roman Kozhukhovskyi Kuressaare Canada Promise David
May Estonia Norbert Hurt Flora Estonia Mark Anders Lepik Flora

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