1990 Baltic League

LFF Championship
Season 1990
Champions Sirijus Klaipėda
1st league title

1990 Baltic League was organized in 1990. The league consisting of 17 clubs from the Lithuania SSR, Estonian SSR, the Latvian SSR and FC Progress Cherniakhovsk from Kaliningrad Oblast.

The four best Lithuanian teams from Baltic League and the 1 Lyga qualified for the National Championship play-off. Also all Lithuanian clubs from the Baltic League qualified for the next season of A Lyga. Most of Latvian clubs also joined the championship of Latvia (Latvian SSR), while some continued their participation in the Soviet championship. The Soviet Estonian clubs after the fall of the Soviet Union were dissolved, while Progress Chernyakhovsk continued to participate in lower leagues of the Russian championship.

Note that Pardaugava also this season competed in the 1990 Soviet Second League (as Daugava Riga), while Zalgiris just pulled out of the Soviet competitions after playing the first game of the 1990 Soviet Top League, losing it away in Odessa. Also both Chernyakovsk and Yelgava clubs competed in the 1990 Soviet Second League B, Zone 6.

Pre-season organization

The following Soviet teams were allowed to play:

Team Location Venue Capacity League and position in 1989
Žalgiris Vilnius Vilnius Soviet Top League 4
Pardaugava Riga Riga Soviet First League 21
Sirijus Klaipėda (Atlantas) Klaipėda Soviet Second League, Zone 5 8
RAF Jelgava Jelgava 18
Metalurgs Liepāja (Zveinieks) Liepāja 19
Sport Tallinn Tallinn 20
Inkaras Kaunas Kaunas 22

Baltic League

Pos  Country Team P W D L F A Pts
1Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicŽalgiris Vilnius3227411041158
2Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicSirijus Klaipėda321994471947
3Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicEkranas Panevėžys321985622446
4Russian Soviet Federative Socialist RepublicProgress Cherniakhovsk321949463342
5Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicJovaras Mažeikiai321688402540
6Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicInkaras Kaunas321598542539
7Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicBanga Kaunas3213118453037
8Latvian Soviet Socialist RepublicRAF Jelgava3213109443736
9Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicSakalas Šiauliai3211129413234
10Estonian Soviet Socialist RepublicSport Tallinn32111110433933
11Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicNeris Vilnius3210814274728
12Latvian Soviet Socialist RepublicCeltnieks Daugavpils328717294523
13Latvian Soviet Socialist RepublicTorpedo Rīga3261016294922
14Latvian Soviet Socialist RepublicKKI Daugava Riga3241315164921
15Latvian Soviet Socialist RepublicPardaugava Riga325819245318
16Latvian Soviet Socialist RepublicMetalurgs Liepāja324523209713
17Lithuanian Soviet Socialist RepublicFK Sūduva Marijampolė32152613697

Top scorers

1 Lyga

Pos  Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Panerys Vilnius302064481846
2 Granitas Klaipėda302064571646
3 Sirijietis Klaipėda301497382737
4 Elektronas Tauragė301569352936
5 Vienybe Ukmerge301488513236
6 Vilija Kaunas301479643935
7 Atletas Kaunas3011118302233
8 Tauras Šiauliai3013611534132
9 Viltis Vilnius30101010503230
10 Dainava Alytus3011712 334629
11 Nevėžis Kėdainiai3010713404027
12 Gel.Vilkas Vilnius3010713394127
13 Poli Kaunas308616275622
14 Mastis Telšiai3051015285520
15 Sveikata Kybartai305619206116
16 Sirvinta Vilkaviskis30242419778


Team #1 Agg. Team #1 1st leg 2nd leg
Elektronas Tauragė 0–9 Žalgiris Vilnius 0–6 0–3
Panerys Vilnius 2–1 Yovaras Mazeikiai 1–0 1–1
Granitas Klaipėda 1–3 Ekranas Panevėžys 1–1 0–2
Sirijietis Klaipėda 2–3 Sirijus Klaipėda 0–2 2–1
Ekranas Panevėžys 2–1 Žalgiris Vilnius 2–0 0–1
Panerys Vilnius 3–5 Sirijus Klaipėda 2–3 1–2
Third place
Žalgiris Vilnius 1–0 Panerys Vilnius
Sirijus Klaipėda 0–0 Ekranas Panevėžys penalty kicks 3–2
Sirijus Klaipėda 0–0 Žalgiris Vilnius penalty kicks 4–3


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