|Founded||14 December 1921|
The Estonian Football Association (EJL; Estonian : Eesti Jalgpalli Liit) is the governing body of football, beach soccer and futsal in Estonia, established on 14 December 1921. It organizes the football league, including the championship which is called Meistriliiga, Estonian Cup and the Estonian national football team. It is based in Tallinn. EJL became a member of FIFA in 1923, but following Estonia's annexation by the Soviet Union it was disbanded. It became a member again in 1992 after Estonia reinstated its independence.
In 2017 FIFA fined the Estonian Football Association 30,000 Swiss francs (26,000 euros) and gave them a warning because of an incident where Bosnia and Herzegovina fans threw burning material onto the field.
The Estonia national football team represents Estonia in international football matches and is controlled by the Estonian Football Association, the governing body for football in Estonia. Estonia's home ground is A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.
Viljandi JK Tulevik, commonly known as Viljandi Tulevik, or simply as Tulevik, is a football club based in Viljandi, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football. The club's home ground is Viljandi linnastaadion.
FC Ajax Lasnamäe is an Estonian football club based in Tallinn. They play in the II Liiga East/North zone, the fourth division in Estonian football.
EJL may refer to:
The Estonian Footballer of the Year is an annual award given to the best performing Estonian footballer of the respective year. The award has been presented since 1992. From 1992 to 1994, the winner was chosen by Päevaleht, from 1995 to 2000 by Eesti Päevaleht, and from 2002 to 2003 by Estonian football journalists (EJAK). The Estonian Football Association (EJL) also named their player of the year from 1994 to 2003. Since 2004, the winner is chosen by representatives of the Estonian Football Association and football journalists. Ragnar Klavan has won the award a record seven times. The current holder is Ragnar Klavan.
Kohtla-Järve JK Järve is an Estonian football club from Kohtla-Järve. They play in the Esiliiga B, the third highest level of Estonian football league pyramid. The club was created in 2012, when Kohtla-Järve JK Alko and Kohtla-Järve FC Lootus joined together.
Tallinna Dünamo is an Estonian football club from Tallinn. The club was formed in 1940 and won ten Estonian SSR championships. In 2004 the club won a surprising return to Estonian top flight – Meistriliiga, when Tervis Pärnu turned out to be ineligible for promotion, but then the club suffered two successive relegations, first to the Esiliiga and then to Estonian II Liiga.
Football in Estonia is governed by the Estonian Football Association. The EJL controls the domestic club championships, the Estonian Cup, Estonian SuperCup, Estonian Small Cup and the national teams.
Jalgpalliklubi FC Nõmme United is an Estonian football club based in Nõmme, a district in Tallinn. The club was founded in 2000. They currently play in the Esiliiga B, third-highest division in the Estonian football. Their home ground is Männiku staadion.
JK Piraaja is Estonian football club based in Tallinn which was founded in 1998. It is one of the oldest football clubs in Estonia. Currently they are playing in II liiga East/North, fourth-highest division in the Estonian football and Sportland Arena is their home stadion.
JK Jalgpallihaigla is an Estonian football club based in Tallinn and was founded in 1994. They playing in the III liiga Põhi, fourth-highest division in the Estonian football and Kalevi kunstmuru is their home stadion.
The 2009 season is the 18th competitive football season in Estonia.
The 2008 season is the 17th competitive football season in Estonia.
The Estonia national futsal team represents Estonia during international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships. It was formed in 2007 and is under the direction of the Estonian Football Association.
2011–12 Estonian Cup is the twenty-second season of the Estonian football knockout tournament organized by the Estonian Football Association. The winner of the Cup will qualify to the first qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.
JK Tallinna Kalev U21 is a football club based in Tallinn, Estonia. It is Tallinna Kalev's reserve team. They play their home games at Kalev Central Stadium. Reserve teams in Estonia play in the same league system as their senior teams rather than a separate league. Reserve teams, however, cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Therefore, Tallinna Kalev U21 are ineligible for promotion to the Esiliiga. Players can switch between senior and reserve teams.
Jalgpalliklubi Tallinna Kalev ladies' team is an Estonian women's association football club from Tallinn. The club currently plays in Naiste Meistriliiga, the first level in the Estonian women's football system.
Tallinn Club de Futbol is an Estonian football club from Tallinn. They play in the IV liiga, the sixth highest level of Estonian football league pyramid.
Nikita Baranov is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Armenian club Alashkert and the Estonia national team.
Maardu United is a football club, based in Maardu, Estonia.