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Liga I Bergenbier
Liga I logo.png
Country Romania
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1909
Number of teams 18
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Liga II
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Steaua București
(2012–13)
Most championships Steaua București (24)
TV partners Digi Sport
Dolce Sport
Antena 1
Website LPF.ro
2013–14 Season

Liga I is a Romanian professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the Romanian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 18 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Liga II. Liga I was established in 1909 and commenced play for the 1909-10 campaign, and is currently ranked the 16th in UEFA's league coefficient ranking list. It is part of the Romanian Professional Football League (LPF). Before the 2006–07 season, it was named Divizia A, but the name had to be changed following the discovery that someone else had registered the trademark "Divizia A".[1] Liga I is currently sponsored by Bergenbier, a brewing company, and thus officially known as the Liga I Bergenbier.[2]

History[edit]

The first football club's organization formula was "A Divisional College" (Colegiul Divizionar A) founded on October 5, 1970 and led by Mircea Angelescu. Until 1990, the "A Divisional College" was formal without remarkable decisions. During the 90's a lot of changes were implemented, reflected in the new names of the organization, e.g. "A Divisional Team's League", " National Football League", "Professional Club's League", etc. On October 10, 1992, the organization's name became "Professional Football A Division League", led by Mircea Angelescu - president, Dumitru Dragomir - vice-president and Daniel Lăzărescu - general secretary. On 22 January 1993, the name of the organization became "Professional Football League of Romania", an A-Division professional football clubs representation. On October 13, 1993, the B Division clubs members were included. On September 30, 1996, Dumitru Dragomir has been elected president of the "Professional Football League of Romania". The headquarters is located on 47 Mihai Eminescu Street (since February 1997). In December the same year it was decided that the league will organize the A-Division Championship starting with 1997-1998 edition.

In October 2000, Dumitru Dragomir has been re-elected president of the "Professional Football League of Romania"

There are currently 18 teams at this level, of which the bottom four are relegated at the season's end. These teams are replaced by the champions of the two divisions that make up Liga 2, the second level of the Romanian football league system.

Starting in 2007-08, the champions and runners-up of Divizia A are eligible to compete in the UEFA Champions League during the following season. The 3rd and 4th placed team is eligible to compete in the UEFA Europa League.

The most successful teams over the years have been Steaua București (24 titles), Dinamo București (18 titles), UTA Arad (6 titles), Universitatea Craiova and Petrolul Ploiești (4 titles) and other notable teams being: Rapid București and CFR Cluj, each with three titles won. CFR Cluj was the first non-Bucharest team to win the championship (2007-2008 season) since the 1990-1991 season, starting a five years period of non-Bucharest wins.

Sponsorship[edit]

On December 19, 1998, SABMiller bought the naming rights for four and a half seasons, becoming the first sponsor in the history of the competition. SABMiller changed the name of the competition to "Divizia A Ursus", in order to promote their Ursus beer.[3]

Starting with the 2004/05 season European Drinks & Foods, a Romanian $1.3 billion USD revenue company, took over as main sponsor and changed the league's name to "Divizia A Bürger", to promote their Bürger beer.[4]

On May 11, 2008, Realitatea Media bought the naming rights and changed the name of the competition to "Liga I Realitatea", to promote their Realitatea TV station.[5]

It was for a short time because in late 2008, Frutti Fresh, a Romanian soft drink company bought the rights and the league was named after the brand as "Frutti Fresh Liga I".[6]

For the 2009/2010 season, the online betting firm Gamebookers purchased the league naming rights and renamed the division "Liga 1 Gamebookers.com".[7]

In July 2010, Interbrew bought the naming rights for four seasons and changed the name of the competition to "Liga I Bergenbier", in order to promote their Bergenbier beer.[8]

Broadcasting rights[edit]

In 2004, Telesport, a small TV network, bought the broadcasting rights for $28 million. The four seasons contract ended in the summer of 2008. Telesport sold some of matches to other Romanian networks: TVR1, Antena 1, Național TV and Kanal D.

On March 31, 2008, Antena 1 together with RCS & RDS outbid Realitatea Media and Kanal D in the broadcasting rights auction with a bid of 102 million for a three seasons contract.[9]

In 2011 the broadcasting rights were bought by the RCS & RDS and their channels Digi Sport 1, Digi Sport 2 or/and Digi Sport 3 will air broadcast 7 out of the 9 matches from each stage of the championship. The other two matches will be broadcast by Antena 1 (an Intact Media Group channel), and Dolce Sport (a channel owned by Romtelecom).

List of champions[edit]

Year by year[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

The teams in bold play in the 2013–14 season of Liga I. The teams in italics no longer exist. The teams in neither bold or italics are existing past winners of the championship that relegated to Romania's lower leagues.

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Winning Years
Steaua București
24
13
9
1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1967–68, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2012–13
Dinamo București
18
20
9
1955, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2006–07
Venus București
8
0
2
1919–20, 1920–21, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1939–40
UTA Arad
6
1
0
1946–47, 1947–48, 1950, 1954, 1968–69, 1969–70
Chinezul Timișoara
6
0
0
1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27
Universitatea Craiova
4
5
9
1973–74, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1990–91
Petrolul Ploiești
4
3
3
1929–30, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1965–66
Ripensia Timișoara
4
2
2
1932–33, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38
Rapid București
3
14
7
1966–67, 1998–99, 2002–03
CFR Cluj
3
0
1
2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–2012
Colentina București
2
3
2
1912–13, 1913–14
Argeș Pitești
2
2
4
1971–72, 1978–79
Olympia București
2
0
1
1909–10, 1910–11
CA Oradea
1
2
1
1948–49
United Ploiești
1
1
1
1911–12
Prahova Ploiești
1
1
1
1915–16
Colțea Brașov
1
1
0
1927–28
CSM Reșița
1
1
0
1930–31
Unirea Urziceni
1
1
0
2008–09
Româno-Americană București
1
0
0
1914–15
Unirea Tricolor București
1
0
0
1940–41
Oțelul Galați
1
0
0
2010–11
  • bold clubs are playing in the first league
  • italic clubs are dissolved

Cities[edit]

The following table lists the Romanian champions by cities.

City Titles Winning Clubs
Masterminds.ro - Stema Bucuresti - Transparenta.png București
59
Steaua (24), Dinamo (18), Venus (8), Rapid (3), Colentina (2),
Olympia (2), Româno-Americana (1), Unirea Tricolor (1)
Stema Timisoara.svg Timișoara
10
Chinezul (6), Ripensia (4)
Coat of arms of Ploieşti.png Ploiești
6
Petrolul (4), United (1), Prahova (1)
Coa Romania Town Arad.svg Arad
6
UTA (6)
Coa Craiova ro.gif Craiova
4
Universitatea (4)
Actual Cluj-Napoca CoA.png Cluj-Napoca
3
CFR (3)
Actual Pitesti CoA.png Pitești
2
Argeș (2)
Coa oradea ro.gif Oradea
1
CAO (1)
StemaBrasov.svg Brașov
1
Colțea (1)
Coa Resita RO.png Reșița
1
CSM (1)
Coa Urziceni IL RO.png Urziceni
1
Unirea (1)
Actual Galati CoA.png Galați
1
Oțelul (1)

All-time table (1932 - 2013)[edit]

The ranking is computed awarding two points for a win, one for a draw. It includes matches played in the 2012/13 season. The teams in bold plays in the 2013/14 season of Liga I. The teams in italics no longer exist.[10]

# Team S M W D L GF GA Pts
1 Steaua București 65 1978 1097 452 429 3758 2010 2646
2 Dinamo București 64 1948 1075 426 447 3788 2101 2576
3 Rapid București 65 1866 846 431 589 2878 2227 2123
4 Universitatea Craiova 46 1492 660 323 508 2216 1728 1643
5 Petrolul Ploiești

(Juventus București)

55 1559 594 351 614 2153 2104 1539
6 Argeș Pitești 44 1404 571 276 557 1845 1797 1418
7 Universitatea Cluj 54 1542 532 322 688 2011 2396 1384
8 Poli Timișoara 49 1336 508 321 507 1782 1839 1337
9 FC Brașov 44 1361 515 293 553 1700 1759 1318
10 FCM Bacău 42 1319 489 262 568 1538 1809 1240
11 Farul Constanța 42 1299 473 260 566 1577 1839 1206
12 Sportul Studențesc București 36 1154 435 256 465 1532 1620 1126
13 UTA Arad 38 1071 419 244 408 1599 1522 1082
14 Jiul Petroșani 41 1197 402 250 545 1403 1845 1054
15 Național București 32 945 380 189 376 1355 1320 949
16 Oțelul Galați 25 826 342 164 320 991 1007 850
17 Politehnica Iași 28 881 297 187 397 1028 1264 781
18 Gloria Bistrița 22 724 269 133 322 904 1003 671
19 ASA Târgu Mureș 23 758 271 129 358 885 1123 671
20 CFR Cluj 18 576 235 160 181 747 701 630
21 Corvinul Hunedoara 17 562 210 98 254 831 881 518
22 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 16 528 184 114 228 637 762 486
23 Bihor Oradea 18 572 181 118 273 683 893 480
24 CSM Reșița 16 482 154 103 225 667 891 411
25 CA Oradea 17 378 145v 80 153 630 635 370
26 Olt Scornicești 11 357 137 64 156 424 498 338
27 Unirea Tricolor București

(Dinamo Brașov, Dinamo Cluj)

16 347 128 78 141 625 669 334
28 FC Vaslui 8 268 122 72 74 355 271 316
29 Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea 10 340 121 64 155 368 533 306
30 Astra Giurgiu 9 294 105 79 110 364 340 289
31 CFR Timișoara 11 273 104 70 99 406 392 278
32 Inter Sibiu 8 272 110 47 115 358 276 267
33 Chindia Târgoviște 9 298 95 64 139 312 469 254
34 Venus București 9 180 108 35 37 499 248 251
35 Ripensia Timișoara 9 184 110 28 46 512 277 248
36 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 8 268 88 69 111 270 317 245
37 CS Târgu Mureș 10 241 85 46 110 360 418 216
38 Gaz Metan Mediaș 8 256 72 71 113 286 409 181
39 FC Baia Mare 7 230 83 35 112 267 370 201
40 Unirea Urziceni 5 170 74 47 49 199 162 195
41 Vagonul Arad 9 184 76 31 77 318 323 183
42 Olimpia Satu Mare 7 222 69 40 113 223 363 178
43 Victoria București 5 153 70 33 50 242 203 173
44 Gloria Buzău 7 238 64 45 129 236 403 173
45 Gloria Arad 8 156 59 31 66 296 332 149
46 Victoria Cluj 8 154 61 23 70 266 294 145
47 Extensiv Craiova 5 170 54 36 80 171 213 144
48 Dacia Unirea Brăila 6 178 54 30 94 193 328 138
49 Flacăra Moreni 4 136 53 23 60 180 198 129
50 Dunărea Galați 5 170 44 32 94 174 310 120
51 Chinezul Timișoara 6 120 46 21 53 281 288 113
52 Crișana Oradea 6 110 40 20 50 199 232 100
53 Foresta Fălticeni 3 98 24 27 47 102 145 75
54 Minerul Lupeni 4 101 30 15 56 106 204 75
55 FC Ploiești 5 102 28 16 58 131 255 72
56 Unirea Alba Iulia 3 94 24 21 49 93 171 69
57 Phoenix Baia Mare 3 62 26 11 25 96 106 63
58 Concordia Chiajna 2 68 20 18 30 71 101 60
59 Ciocanul București 2 56 24 10 22 100 87 58
60 Rocar București 2 64 25 6 33 93 107 56
61 FC Onești 2 68 21 6 41 94 160 48
62 CA Câmpulung Moldovenesc 2 33 15 10 8 50 31 40
63 Siderurgistul Galați 2 52 13 10 29 62 104 36
64 CS Mioveni 2 68 9 16 43 46 120 34
65 Carmen București 1 26 14 5 7 90 44 33
66 Metalul Câmpia Turzii 2 48 7 19 22 46 86 33
67 Gloria CFR Galați 2 46 13 7 26 54 100 33
68 CAM Timișoara 2 34 12 7 15 54 76 31
69 Ferar Cluj 1 26 13 4 9 44 29 30
70 Viitorul Constanța 1 34 8 12 14 45 57 28
71 Internațional Curtea de Argeș 1 34 10 6 18 32 49 26
72 Dermata Cluj 1 30 7 11 12 41 50 25
73 CSM Suceava 1 34 10 5 19 36 69 25
74 FC Craiova 2 50 10 5 35 61 171 25
75 CS Turnu Severin 1 34 7 11 16 36 47 25
76 Mica Brad 1 24 12 0 12 51 43 24
77 Voința Sibiu 1 34 8 8 18 24 45 24
78 Șoimii Sibiu 3 48 5 12 31 42 131 22
79 Prahova Ploiești 2 32 10 1 21 42 99 21
80 Victoria Brănești 1 34 5 10 19 35 61 20
81 Studențesc Iași 1 34 7 5 22 31 50 19
82 CS Otopeni 1 34 5 7 22 32 54 17
83 Viitorul București 1 14 6 3 5 33 26 15
84 Vulturii Lugoj 1 18 6 2 10 24 41 14
85 Metalochimic București 1 26 5 4 17 50 80 14
86 UM Timișoara 1 30 3 6 21 24 71 12
87 Aripile CFR Brașov 1 18 4 3 11 26 45 11
88 Avântul Reghin 1 24 3 3 18 19 57 9
89 Dragoș Vodă Cernăuți 1 18 4 0 14 26 57 8
90 Brașovia Brașov 2 26 1 3 22 28 85 5
91 Mureșul Târgu Mureș 1 14 1 2 11 15 53 4
92 FC Botoșani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 Corona Brașov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
94 Săgeata Năvodari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Members for 2013-14[edit]

Club Position
in 2012–13
First season in
Liga I
Number of seasons
Liga I
First season of
current spell in
Liga I
Top division
titles
Last Liga I title
Astra Giurgiu 0034th 1998–99 10 2009-10 0 n/a
Braşov 0167th 1957-58 45 2008-09 0 n/a
Botoşani 0161st in Liga II, Seria I 2013-14 1 2013-14 0 n/a
Ceahlăul 00614th 1993-94 17 2011-12 0 n/a
CFR Cluj 0109th 1947-48 19 2004–05 3 2011-12
Concordia Chiajna 00715th 2011-12 3 2011-12 0 n/a
Corona Brașov 0162nd in Liga II, Seria II 2013-14 1 2013-14 0 n/a
Dinamo Bucureşti 0096th 1948-49 65 1948-49 18 2006-07
Gaz Metan Mediaş 00810th 1947-48 9 2008–09 0 n/a
Oţelul Galaţi 00211th 1986-87 26 1991-92 1 2010–11
ACS Poli Timişoara 0161st in Liga II, Seria II 2013-14 1 2013-14 0 n/a
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0052nd 2005-06 9 2005-06 0 n/a
Petrolul Ploieşti 0123rd 1952 45 2011-12 3 1965-66
Săgeata Năvodari 0162nd in Liga II, Seria I 2013-14 1 2013-14 0 n/a
Steaua Bucureşti 0181st 1947-48 66 1947-48 25 2012-13
Universitatea Cluj 01312th 1932–33 55 2010–11 0 n/a
Vaslui 0115th 2005-06 9 2005-06 0 n/a
Viitorul Constanța 00413th 2012-13 2 2012-13 0 n/a


Records[edit]

Top Ten Players With Most Appearances
As of December 22, 2013
Player Period Club Games
1 Romania Ionel Dănciulescu 1993–13 Electroputere, Dinamo, Steaua 515
2 Romania Costică Ștefănescu 1969–88 Steaua, Craiova, Brașov 490
3 Romania Florea Ispir 1970–87 Târgu Mureș 485
4 Romania László Bölöni 1970–87 Târgu Mureș, Steaua 484
5 Romania Costel Câmpeanu 1987–05 Bacău, Dinamo, Bistrița, Național, Ceahlăul 470
6 Romania Petre Marin 1993–11 Sportul, Național, Rapid, Steaua, Urziceni, Chiajna 468
7 Romania Paul Cazan 1972–87 Sportul 465
8 Romania Cornel Dinu 1966–83 Dinamo 454
9 Romania Constantin Stancu 1976–90 Argeș 447
10 Romania Ion Dumitru 1967–88 Rapid, Steaua, Timișoara, Craiova 442
Top Ten Highest Goalscorers
As of December 22, 2013
Player Period Club Goals
1 Romania Dudu Georgescu 1970–86 Progresul, Reșița, Dinamo, Bacău, Buzău, Moreni 252 (Ø 0,68)
2 Romania Ionel Dănciulescu 1993–13 Electroputere, Dinamo, Steaua 214 (Ø 0,41)
3 Romania Rodion Cămătaru 1974–89 Craiova, Dinamo 198 (Ø 0,52)
4 Romania Marin Radu 1974–89 Argeș, Olt Scornicești, Steaua, Sibiu 190 (Ø 0,49)
5 Romania Florea Dumitrache 1966–83 Dinamo, Jiul, Corvinul 170 (Ø 0,47)
5 Romania Ion Oblemenco 1964–76 Rapid, Craiova 170 (Ø 0,62)
7 Romania Mircea Sandu 1970–87 Național, Sportul 167 (Ø 0,41)
8 Romania Victor Pițurcă 1975–89 Olt Scornicești, Steaua 166 (Ø 0,55)
9 Romania Mihai Adam 1962–76 U Cluj, Vagonul Arad, CFR 160 (Ø 0,45)
10 Romania Titus Ozon 1947–64 Unirea Tricolor, Dinamo, Brașov, Național, Rapid 157 (Ø 0,58)
Top Ten Foreign Players With Most Appearances
As of December 22, 2013
Player Period Club Games
1 Portugal Ricardo Cadu 2006–00 CFR 191
2 Cameroon Nana Falemi 1997–09 Petrolul, Steaua, Vaslui, Mediaș 169
3 Zimbabwe Mike Temwanjera 2007–00 Vaslui 160
4 Armenia Artavazd Karamyan 2004–10 Rapid, Timișoara, Steaua, Urziceni 152
5 Senegal Ousmane N'Doye 2008–00 FC Vaslui, Dinamo, Astra Giurgiu, Săgeata Năvodari 149
6 Japan Takayuki Seto 2009–00 Astra 148
7 Slovenia Jaka Štromajer 2007–13 Pandurii, Oțelul 144
8 Portugal Nuno Viveiros 2008–00 Politehnica Iași, Brașov, Vaslui 135
9 Ivory Coast Ousmane Viera 2008–13 CFR, Internațional, Pandurii 133
10 Portugal Antonio Semedo 2006–10 CFR, Steaua, Urziceni 132
Top Ten Highest Foreign Players Goalscorers
As of December 22, 2013
Player Period Club Goals
1 Brazil Wesley 2009–12 Vaslui 61 (Ø 0,53)
2 Greece Pantelis Kapetanos 2008–00 Steaua, CFR 48 (Ø 0,38)
3 Brazil Eric 2008–00 Mediaș, Pandurii 41 (Ø 0,32)
4 Albania Sulejman Demollari 1991–95 Dinamo 36 (Ø 0,36)
5 Zimbabwe Mike Temwanjera 2007–00 Vaslui 35 (Ø 0,21)
6 Tunisia Hamza Younés 2012-00 Petrolul Ploiești 34 (Ø 0,65)
7 Nigeria Kehinde Fatai 2008–13 Farul, Astra 34 (Ø 0,28)
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bojan Golubović 2012-00 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 29 (Ø 0,42)
9 Cameroon Jérémie N'Jock 2002–09 UTA, Craiova 28 (Ø 0,38)
10 Portugal Ricardo Cadu 2006–00 CFR 27 (Ø 0,14)

UEFA Ranking[edit]

Liga I UEFA Ranking history

The national league rankings for the 2012–13 season of UEFA competitions is based upon results in UEFA competitions from the 2006–07 through 2010–11 seasons. The previous rank, which was used to calculate team allocations for 2011–12 competitions, is given in parentheses.

Best results by Romanian teams in the international competitions[edit]

From the quarter-finals upwards.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]