Liga II

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Liga II
Country  Romania
Founded 1934
Number of teams 26 (2x13)
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Liga I
Relegation to Liga III
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
Current champions FC Botoșani
Corona Brașov
(2012–13)
TV partners Digi Sport
GSP TV
Dolce Sport
TVR 2
2013–14 Liga II

Liga II is the second tier league of the Romanian football league system. The league changed its name just before the start of the 2006-07 season, previously being called Divizia B.

Format[edit]

Liga II has two parallel regional divisions, Seria I and Seria II, each with 16 teams. The clubs are divided based on a geographical criteria in order to avoid lengthy and expensive travels.

Generally, Seria I contains eastern teams while Seria II contains western sides, although clubs near the center of the country are allowed to choose in which series they will compete.

The first two teams in each series promote to the Liga I, while the last three in each series relegate to the Liga III.

Future changes[edit]

The 2014-15 season is scheduled to have 2 groups of 12 teams each, so at the end of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons the last five teams will be relegated.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sistem competitional pentru perioada 2012/2013 – 2014/2015" (in Romanian). FRF. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.