2009 FC Flora Tallinn season
|Europa League||2nd qual. round|
As of 4 September.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Registered to the reserve team, but played regularly in the first team.
Out on loan
|Date||Player||Date of birth||From||Fee|
|01/09||Alo Dupikov||November 5, 1985||Tulevik|
|01/09||Henri Rüütli||March 16, 1987||Tulevik|
|01/09||Markus Jürgenson||September 9, 1987||TVMK|
|01/09||Joonas Tamm||February 2, 1992||Tulevik II|
|01/09||Urmas Rooba||July 8, 1978||Turun Palloseura|
|01/09||Mikk Reintam||May 22, 1990||Warrior|
|01/09||Aivar Anniste||February 18, 1980||TVMK||Free|
|07/09||Ernest Akhalbedashvili||August 28, 1991||Unknown|
|07/09||Andre Frolov||April 18, 1988||Tulevik|
|07/09||Jürgen Kuresoo||February 11, 1987||Tulevik|
|31/07/09||Edwin Stüf||July 30, 1989||Tallinna Kalev||Undisclosed|
|Date||Player||Date of birth||To||Fee|
|05/12/08||Martin Reim||May 14, 1971||Retired||—|
|01/09||Andres Koogas||September 5, 1987||Tulevik|
|05/01/09||Juha Hakola||October 27, 1987||Heracles Almelo||Undisclosed|
|01/09||Martin Hurt||July 27, 1984||Kalju|
|01/09||Martin Taska||December 9, 1986||Tulevik|
|01/09||Tanel Võtti||May 16, 1988||Tulevik|
|02/09||Jarmo Ahjupera||April 13, 1984||Győri ETO||€100,000|
|07/09||Siim Luts||March 12, 1989||Tulevik|
|07/09||Stanislav Pedõk||June 6, 1988||Flora II|
The 2008–09 cup season resumed in April with quarter-finals. Having already beaten FC Kotkas and Tamme Auto Kiviõli in the 2nd and 3rd round respectively, the defending champions were drawn against Nõmme Kalju II reserve team, whom they beat 4–0. Two weeks later, on the 28th of April, in the semi-final they overcame league rivals Trans 3–0. In the final at Kadrioru Stadium, they played first time cup-finalist Nõmme Kalju. Last season's top scorer Alo Dupikov scored the winning penalty to end the shootout 4–3, after both teams failed to score in the normal and extra time.
The club got bye in the first round of the competition and advanced without playing. In the round of 32 they were drawn against a fourth league side Kuusalu Rada II. Young Georgian centre-back Ernest Akhalbedashvili made the first team debut and braced it with a goal. The one-sided match ended 9–0 for the defending champions. Flora will play minions FC Otepää at home in the next round, on 13 October 2009.
UEFA Europa League
Flora qualified to the UEFA Europa League second round as the winners of Estonian Cup. The club were drawn against Danish side Brøndby IF. The same teams played in the same stage of the competition in the 2006–07 season, where Brøndby advanced with an aggregate 4–0 win. The first leg was played at Brøndby Stadium in front on 7,000 spectators. Flora surprisingly won the match 1–0, Tõnis Vanna being the unusual goalscorer for the Estonian team. Brøndby distinctly increased their finishing in the second leg and already led the match 3–0 at A. Le Coq Arena at the half-time. Birthday boy Siksten Kasimir's goal in the 80th minute gave some hope for the home team, but a goal scored in the added minutes by Danish international Jan Kristiansen sealed the deal for Drengene fra Vestegnen. Brøndby advanced with an aggregate score of 4–2.
Finishing 2nd in Meistriliiga 2008 season also meant the club qualified for Baltic League for the third time. Triibulised were drawn against Lithuanian side FK Šiauliai, who finished 7th in A Lyga, but after many controversies in Litnuanian football were awarded a place in the tournament. The first leg of the round of 16 will take place on 23 September 2009 at Savivaldybė Stadium in Šiauliai.
All times are EEST (UTC+3) or EST (UTC+2), depending on daylight saving time.
|Meistriliiga||Estonian Cup||Estonian SuperCup||Europa League||Baltic League||Friendly|
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On 9 December 2008, Tarmo Rüütli, Estonian national football team manager and former manager of league rivals Levadia, was appointed as successor to Finnish hothead Pasi Rautiainen, whose contract ended at the end of 2008 season.
|Assistant manager||Teet Allas|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ain Tammus|
|Team doctor||Kaspar Rõivassepp|
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