Source: Moldovan Football Federation(Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored; 6th number of wins; 7th Fair play competition 1Dacia have qualified for the second qualifying round of Europa League through league performance and their being a finalist in the domestic cup competition. 2Zimbru were at first denied a license for competing in Europa League next year, so their spot should have been taken by 5th placed team Dinamo Bender. However, Zimbru appealed successfully and eventually were allowed to enter the Europa League. 3Tiligul-Tiras folded on 6 June 2009 due to financial problems. As a consequence, Academia Chişinău were spared from relegation.4Withdrew from league prior to 1st round, reason unknown. (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.
The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 30 games per team.