FCI Tallinn

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FCI Tallinn
FCI Tallinn Logo.png
Full name FC Infonet Tallinn[1]
Founded 29 January 2002; 16 years ago (2002-01-29)
Ground Infonet Lasnamäe Stadium
Ground Capacity 500[2]
Manager Vjatšeslav Smirnov
League II Liiga
2017 season Meistriliiga, 4th
Website Club website

FCI Tallinn (FC Infonet Tallinn) is a football club, based in Lasnamäe, Tallinn, Estonia.

Formed in 2002, the club played in the Estonian top flight Meistriliiga from 2013 to 2017, and won the league in the 2016 season. In 2017, the club merged with Levadia, with the main team and first reserve disbanded, the second reserves, playing in the II Liiga, the fourth level, inherited the clubs name.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2002. Before the 2011 season, the club merged with Esiliiga club FC Atletik. They finished the 2011 season in second place, but were beaten in the promotion play-offs by Kuressaare 1–5 on aggregate. Infonet won the 2012 Esiliiga season and were promoted to the top tier Meistriliiga. Infonet finished its first season in the Estonian top division with 6th place.

On 13 July 2015, Infonet beat amateur side Virtsu 36–0 in a 2015–16 Estonian Cup match, equalling Arbroath's 130 year old record for the largest margin of victory.[3]

Infonet made their European debut in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, but were defeated by Scottish Heart of Midlothian 3–6 on aggregate in the first qualifying round.

Infonet won their first Meistriliiga title in the 2016 season, amassing 80 points.[4]

After the 2017 season, it was announced that the club will merge with Levadia.[5]

Stadium[edit]

The club's home ground was the Infonet Lasnamäe Stadium, also known as the Lasnamäe KJH Stadium. The stadium was built in 2003 and resurfaced in 2016. It has a capacity of 500.[2] The team played their UEFA matches at A. Le Coq Arena.[6][7]

Players[edit]

Reserves and academy[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Dates Name
2011 Estonia Andrei Borissov
2011–2017 Russia Aleksandr Pushtov
2017 Serbia Aleksandar Rogić

Honours[edit]

Statistics[edit]

League and Cup[edit]

Season Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Top goalscorer Cup Supercup
2011 Esiliiga 2 36 19 11 6 101 47 +54 68 Estonia Maksim Rõtškov (40) Third round
2012 1 36 26 5 5 94 33 +61 83 Ivory Coast Manucho (31) Third round
2013 Meistriliiga 6 36 10 8 18 36 56 –20 38 Ivory Coast Manucho (6) Fourth round
2014 5 36 19 9 8 80 44 +36 66 Ivory Coast Manucho (30) Semifinalist
2015 4 36 17 11 8 50 32 +18 62 Latvia Vladislavs Kozlovs (12) Fourth round
2016 1 36 24 8 4 74 33 +41 80 Estonia Vladimir Voskoboinikov (12) Third round
2017 4 36 20 5 11 103 47 +56 65 Estonia Albert Prosa (27) Winner Winner
2018 II Liiga Quarterfinalist

Europe[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Scotland Heart of Midlothian 2–4 1–2 3–6
2017–18 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Malta Hibernians 0–2 0–1 0–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club". FCI Tallinn. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Infoneti Lasnamäe staadion". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Estonian team thrash rivals 36-0 equalling Arbroath FC's 130 year old record for biggest win". Daily Mirror. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Eesti meister on Infonet". Soccernet.ee. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "FC Levadia ja FCI Tallinn alustasid ühinemisprotsessi". Delfi Sport. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "UEFA switch Infonet' Europa League first leg clash to Tynecastle". FC Infonet. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Match summary". UEFA. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 

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