2001–02 Divizia A

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Divizia A
Season 2001–02
Champions Dinamo Bucureşti[1]
Relegated Petrolul Ploieşti
UMT Timişoara
Champions League Dinamo Bucureşti
UEFA Cup Naţional Bucureşti
Rapid Bucureşti
Intertoto Cup Gloria Bistriţa
Matches played 240
Goals scored 607 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Cătălin Cursaru (17)
Biggest home win Rapid 6–0 UMT
Biggest away win Bacău 1–5 Naţional
Argeş 0–4 Naţional
Argeş 0–4 Steaua
Highest scoring Farul 5–3 Universitatea
Longest winning run Rapid, Naţional, Steaua, Bacău, Dinamo, Argeş, Oţelul (4)
Longest unbeaten run Dinamo (16)
Longest losing run Farul (6)

The 2001–02 Divizia A was the eighty-fourth season of Divizia A, the top-level football league of Romania.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Dinamo București (C) 30 17 9 4 63 33 +30 60 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Național București 30 16 10 4 44 20 +24 58 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
3 Rapid București 30 15 6 9 50 31 +19 0501 RAP 3-0 STE
STE 2-1 RAP
4 Steaua București 30 15 5 10 47 31 +16 50
5 Oțelul Galați 30 14 7 9 34 24 +10 49
6 Bacău 30 14 4 12 43 40 +3 46
7 Universitatea Craiova 30 12 8 10 40 35 +5 44
8 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 30 13 4 13 35 37 −2 43
9 Gloria Bistrița 30 13 2 15 29 41 −12 41 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
10 Argeș Pitești 30 11 7 12 36 39 −3 40
11 Brașov 30 10 9 11 33 34 −1 39
12 Astra Ploiești 30 9 10 11 29 28 +1 37
13 Sportul Studențesc București 30 9 7 14 40 53 −13 34 Qualification to the Relegation playoffs
14 Farul Constanța 30 8 8 14 32 44 −12 32
15 Petrolul Ploiești (R) 30 5 10 15 30 48 −18 25 Relegation to Divizia B
16 UMT Timișoara (R) 30 3 6 21 24 71 −47 15

Source: LT (Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Rapid București had 1 point deducted for walking off in round 13.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Argeș Pitești 11 12 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 15 13 12 13 12 11 10 9 9 10 11 10 9 8 8 11 10
Astra Ploiești 5 8 5 5 8 9 8 10 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 13 13 13 12 12 11 8 11 8 10 11 12 12
Bacău 12 13 8 12 12 13 11 12 10 8 5 5 5 7 10 11 9 8 7 8 7 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
Brașov 7 4 11 7 7 8 9 8 9 7 10 10 8 10 11 10 11 9 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 12 10 11
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 13 9 12 14 14 14 14 13 14 12 13 11 11 9 8 9 7 7 8 7 5 6 7 7 9 11 12 10 9 8
Universitatea Craiova 1 6 6 10 9 5 6 7 8 10 9 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 8 8 9 10 8 7 7 7 7 7
Dinamo București 4 3 1 2 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
Farul Constanța 8 14 15 13 13 12 7 6 6 6 8 6 9 6 6 7 8 10 9 9 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14
Gloria Bistrița 16 11 7 8 3 3 3 3 5 5 7 9 7 8 7 8 10 11 10 11 10 10 8 9 7 10 9 9 8 9
Oțelul Galați 9 5 10 6 10 10 12 9 7 9 6 7 10 11 9 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 5
Petrolul Ploiești 14 10 13 11 11 11 13 14 13 14 11 13 13 16 14 14 15 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Național București 10 15 9 3 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rapid București 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 5 3
Sportul Studențesc București 3 7 4 9 4 7 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 13 15 15 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13
Steaua București 6 1 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 4 3 3 4
UMT Timișoara 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Source: LT (Romanian)

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARG AST BAC BRA CEA UCR DIN FAR GBI OȚE PET NAT RAP SPO STE UMT
Argeș Pitești 2–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 5–1 0–4 4–1
Astra Ploiești 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
Bacău 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 4–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–5 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0
Brașov 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 6–1
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 5–1
Universitatea Craiova 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 0–0
Dinamo București 2–1 1–1 4–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–2 5–1 2–0 5–1
Farul Constanța 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–2 5–3 2–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–0
Gloria Bistrița 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 2–1 3–1
Oțelul Galați 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–1
Petrolul Ploiești 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2
Național București 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 3–0
Rapid București 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–2 2–1 5–0 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 6–0
Sportul Studențesc București 3–3 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–1 2–3 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0
Steaua București 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0
UMT Timișoara 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 3–3 0–3

Source: LT (Romanian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

The teams placed on the 13th and 14th place in the Liga I faced the 2nd placed teams from both groups of the Divizia B. Sportul Studenţesc and Farul Constanţa won the relegation play-offs, thus, they've kept their places in the Liga I, while Cimentul Fieni and FC Baia Mare will still play in Liga II in the 2002/2003 season.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cimentul Fieni 1–5 Sportul Studenţesc 0–3 1–2
Farul Constanţa 1–0 FC Baia Mare 1–0 0–0

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Cătălin Cursaru Bacău 17
2 Claudiu Niculescu Dinamo Bucureşti 15
Daniel Pancu Rapid Bucureşti
4 Claudiu Răducanu Steaua Bucureşti 14
5 Gheorghe Bucur Sportul Studenţesc 13

References[edit]