2007–08 Liga I

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Liga I
Season 2007–08
Champions CFR Cluj[1]
Relegated Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ
Dacia Mioveni
UTA Arad
Universitatea Cluj
Champions League CFR Cluj
Steaua Bucureşti
UEFA Cup Rapid Bucureşti
Dinamo Bucureşti
Urziceni Urziceni
Politehnica Ştiinţa Timişoara
Intertoto Cup Vaslui
Matches played 306
Goals scored 725 (2.37 per match)
Top goalscorer Ionel Dănciulescu (21)
Biggest home win Dinamo 6–1 Oţelul
Steaua 5–0 Buzău
Biggest away win Buzău 0–4 Oţelul
Highest scoring Dinamo 4–4 Craiova
Longest winning run Steaua (10)
Longest unbeaten run CFR (18)
Longest losing run Craiova, Pandurii (7)

The 2007–08 Liga I was the ninety season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. Season began on 27 July 2007 and ended on 7 May 2008. CFR Cluj became champions, winning their first trophy and ending a 17 year long reign of Bucharest based teams.

CFR Cluj will play in the Champions League group stage, while Steaua Bucureşti qualified for the Champions League third qualifying round. Rapid Bucureşti, Dinamo Bucureşti, Unirea Urziceni and Politehnica Ştiinţa Timişoara qualified for the UEFA Cup first round. The highest placed team that has not qualified for the UEFA Cup is allowed the opportunity to compete in the third round of the UEFA Intertoto Cup, provided they have applied to enter the Intertoto Cup in the next season. Vaslui, Oţelul Galaţi and Gloria Bistriţa are the only teams that have applied,[2] with Vaslui securing their participation.

Stadia[edit]

The locations of the 18 teams participating in Liga I season 2007-08
Team Stadium Capacity
Politehnica Ştiinţa Timişoara Dan Păltinişanu 32,019
Steaua Bucureşti Steaua 28,365
Universitatea Cluj Ion Moina 28,000
Universitatea Craiova Ion Oblemenco 25,252
Rapid Bucureşti Giuleşti - Valentin Stănescu 19,100
Gloria Buzău Gloria 18,000
Farul Constanţa Farul 15,500
Dinamo Bucureşti Dinamo 15,300
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ Ceahlăul 15,000
Oţelul Galaţi Oţelul 13,500
CFR Cluj Dr. Constantin Rădulescu 12,813
UTA Arad Francisc von Neumann 12,000
Gloria Bistriţa Gloria 12,000
Politehnica Iaşi Emil Alexandrescu 11,481
Vaslui Municipal 10,000
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Tudor Vladimirescu 9,200
Dacia Mioveni Dacia 7,000
Unirea Urziceni Tineretului 7,000

Kits and sponsors[edit]

Team Kitmaker Shirt sponsor Notes
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ Lotto Altex
CFR Cluj Nike Polus Center Cluj
Dacia Mioveni Umbro Consiliul Local Mioveni Umbro take over as new sponsor
Dinamo Bucureşti Nike Orange Orange take over as new sponsor
Farul Constanţa Umbro Şantierul Naval Constanţa Umbro take over from previous manufacturer, Lotto
Gloria Bistriţa Puma Darimex Puma take over from previous manufacturer, Nike
Gloria Buzău hummel Avicola Buzău hummel take over from previous manufacturer, Nike
Oţelul Galaţi Nike Arcelor Mittal
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Uhlsport USMO Uhlsport take over from previous manufacturer, Kappa
Politehnica Iaşi Umbro Iulius Mall Iaşi
Politehnica Ştiinţa Timişoara Lotto Balkan Petroleum Lotto take over from previous manufacturer, Nike-Converse
Rapid Bucureşti Lotto Holsten Holsten take over as new sponsor
Steaua Bucureşti Nike CitiFinancial CitiFinancial take over as new sponsor
Unirea Urziceni Joma Primăria Voluntari Joma take over from previous manufacturer, Umbro
Universitatea Cluj Diadora Majors: Banca Transilvania, Oncos Diadora take over from previous manufacturer, Uhlsport
Universitatea Craiova Adidas editie.ro Adidas take over from previous manufacturer, Nike
UTA Arad Uhlsport San Paolo IMI Bank Uhlsport take over from previous manufacturer, Errea
Vaslui Umbro Same Deutz-Fahr Same Deutz-Fahr take over as new sponsor

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 CFR Cluj (C) 34 23 7 4 52 22 +30 76 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Steaua București 34 23 6 5 51 19 +32 75 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Rapid București 34 18 7 9 52 31 +21 61 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round RAP: 7 pts
DIN: 5 pts
UNI: 3 pts
4 Dinamo București 34 17 10 7 55 36 +19 61
5 Unirea Urziceni 34 16 13 5 42 24 +18 61
6 Politehnica Timişoara 34 16 9 9 57 44 +13 57
7 Vaslui 34 12 11 11 44 34 +10 47 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Oțelul Galați 34 14 4 16 47 50 −3 46
9 Universitatea Craiova 34 12 7 15 42 48 −6 43
10 Gloria Bistrița 34 11 9 14 34 40 −6 42
11 Politehnica Iași 34 11 8 15 37 41 −4 41
12 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 34 11 7 16 36 43 −7 40 PAN 0-1 FAR
FAR 1-2 PAN
13 Farul Constanța 34 10 10 14 25 38 −13 40
14 Gloria Buzău 34 10 7 17 30 56 −26 37
15 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț (R) 34 10 6 18 33 46 −13 36 Relegation to the 2008–09 Liga II
16 Dacia Mioveni (R) 34 7 10 17 26 43 −17 31
17 UTA Arad (R) 34 6 8 20 30 52 −22 26
18 Universitatea Cluj (R) 34 4 11 19 32 58 −26 23

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.
notes
(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 31 32 33 34
CFR Cluj 6 6 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 13 9 12 13 11 11 10 12 13 9 9 10 9 9 10 10 11 10 13 12 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 15
Universitatea Craiova 1 10 11 12 14 16 18 18 17 14 12 16 12 12 14 11 13 14 11 13 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 9 11 9
Dacia Mioveni 14 15 17 18 18 14 14 15 16 17 16 11 11 10 12 12 10 11 12 14 15 14 14 12 12 12 13 13 15 15 16 16 16 16
Dinamo București 3 12 5 6 6 9 6 4 6 5 4 5 4 5 6 7 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4
Farul Constanța 18 18 18 15 15 15 15 14 15 16 14 14 13 15 16 17 17 15 16 16 13 13 12 13 15 15 15 14 13 13 12 10 12 13
Gloria Bistrița 7 13 7 11 9 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 13 11 13 10
Gloria Buzău 15 17 15 16 16 17 16 16 14 15 17 17 16 13 11 13 12 13 10 11 12 12 13 14 13 14 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 14
Oțelul Galați 16 16 13 14 12 12 11 11 9 10 10 9 10 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 11 8 10 8 8 5 9 9 10 11 11 12 14 14 15 15 15 16 17 17 18 18 17 15 14 13 11 11 11 12 10 12 10 12
Politehnica Iași 17 11 14 9 10 10 13 13 11 12 13 13 15 17 13 14 14 12 14 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 13 9 11
Rapid București 4 5 4 1 2 2 2 5 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Steaua București 5 1 1 2 4 7 7 8 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2
Politehnica Știința Timișoara 2 2 2 7 7 6 5 6 4 4 3 4 6 3 4 4 3 6 5 4 5 4 4 4 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Universitatea Cluj 12 14 16 17 17 18 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 17 18 18 18 18
UTA Arad 8 7 9 10 13 13 12 10 12 13 15 15 17 16 17 16 16 17 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 16 16 18 17 18 17 17 17 17
Unirea Urziceni 9 4 8 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 5 2 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Vaslui 10 3 6 3 1 1 3 2 5 6 7 6 5 6 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Source: LT (Romanian)

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CFR CEA UCR MIO DIN FAR GBI GBU OȚE PAN PIA RAP STE TIM UCL UTA URZ VAS
CFR Cluj 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1
Universitatea Craiova 1–3 3–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1
Dacia Mioveni 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–2
Dinamo București 1–2 2–1 4–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 6–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–2
Farul Constanța 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1
Gloria Bistrița 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–0
Gloria Buzău 1–2 4–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1
Oțelul Galați 0–1 4–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–3
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1
Politehnica Iași 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–5 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–3 0–1
Rapid București 1–2 5–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 4–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–1
Steaua București 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0
Politehnica Știința Timișoara 1–0 3–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1
Universitatea Cluj 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–3
UTA Arad 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–1
Unirea Urziceni 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 3–2 1–0 2–0
Vaslui 0–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–4 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–1

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

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Romania Ionel Dănciulescu Dinamo Bucureşti 21
2 Romania Emil Jula Oţelul Galaţi 17
3 Romania Gigel Bucur Politehnica Ştiinţa Timişoara 16
Serbia Marko Ljubinković Vaslui
5 Romania Florin Costea Universitatea Craiova 15
6 Romania Eugen Trică CFR Cluj 14
Romania Florin Bratu Dinamo Bucureşti
8 Romania Cristian Coroian Gloria Bistriţa 11
9 Argentina Cristian Fabbiani CFR Cluj 10
10 Romania Ionuţ Mazilu Rapid Bucureşti 9
Romania Nicolae Dică Steaua Bucureşti
Romania Cristian Dănălache Unirea Urziceni

Source: LPF (Romanian)

Notes[edit]

(1) Delta Tulcea won the first serie of Liga II, but did not apply for the license necessary for playing in Liga I in the 2007-08 season. The highest ranked relegated team in the previous season, namely Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ (15th place in 2006-07 season), will continue in Liga I.[3][4]
(2) Timişoara change of name following name conflict with FC Politehnica Timişoara.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007–08 Liga I
  2. ^ "Sorti favorabili pentru echipele romanesti: Traseu facil in Intertoto". RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian). 2008-04-21. Archived from the original on 26 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ "(Romanian) FRF nu le va permite tulcenilor să evolueze în Liga I.". Prosport. 2007-05-31. Archived from the original on 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  4. ^ "(Romanian) Viorel Duru: "Ceahlăul rămâne în Liga I."". Prosport. 2007-06-12. Archived from the original on 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  5. ^ "(Romanian) Schimbă numele echipei!". Prosport. 2007-06-07. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-06-10.