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FC Steaua Bucureşti, the most successful team in the championship with 25 titles, also won the 1985–86 European Cup.

The Romanian football champions (Romanian: campionii României la fotbal) are the winners of Liga I, Romania's premier annual association football league competition. The title has been contested since 1909 in varying forms of competition. The reigning champions Steaua Bucureşti has won a record 25 championship titles, thus making it the most prolific team in the Liga I.[1] The second most successful team in the league is Dinamo Bucureşti with 18 championship titles. The Steaua-Dinamo rivalry, also known as the Eternal Derby, is the biggest one in the Romanian football championship, and between the two teams, they have won the championship 41 times and finished as runner-ups another 33 times during the 92 completed seasons. The third most prolific team was Venus Bucureşti which won all of its titles during the early editions of the championship, winning eight trophies before its dissolution in 1949.[2] Since the first edition in 1909–10, the league was won by 22 teams representing 11 cities, with nearly two-thirds of all editions (59 titles) being won by teams from the Bucharest. The 2007–08 champions CFR Cluj were the first team outside Bucharest to win the championship in 16 years.

The first Romanian Football Championship was held between December 1909 and January 1910 and included three teams, two from Bucharest and one from Ploieşti. The title was decided using a knock-out format, with Olympia Bucureşti being the inaugural winners.[3] The knock-out format was used until the 1921–22 season, when a league consisting of seven teams was formed. The regular regional leagues season was followed by a final tournament featuring the first placed teams of each region.[3] The championship was suspended due to the World Wars from 1916 to 1919 and 1941 to 1946. The competition kept the name Divizia A from 1921 until 2006 when it was changed to Liga I following a trademark dispute.[4] Between 1955 and 1992, the winner of the championship qualified into the European Champion Clubs' Cup, which was the predecessor of the current UEFA Champions League. The most successful Romanian team to enter this competition is Steaua Bucureşti, who won the trophy in the 1985–86 season and played the final in the 1988–89 season.[5][6] For the first time in history, the crowned champion from the 2007–08 season of Liga I qualified directly into the UEFA Champions League group stage, which continued until the UEFA Champions League 2011–12 season.[7]

History[edit]

Early championships[edit]

group of 11 men in three rows, sitting, kneeling and standing, dressed in black and white football kit, flanked by 2 men in suits
Olympia Bucureşti, the 1909 champions.
11 men in 3 rows, dressed in black-and-white striped football kit with 3 other men in suits
Colentina Bucureşti, the 1914 champions.
row of 11 men in striped kit sitting in front of another row of 11 men standing and dressed in plain kit, flanked by 4 other men
Chinezul Timişoara before a game against FC Tatabánya in 1914.
group of several men in several rows, standing, dressed in black and white football kit, flanked by man with camera
CFR Cluj, the most successful team in the new format of the Liga I.

The first official national football tournament was organized in 1909 by the recently founded Romanian Football Federation, then called the Association of Athletic Societies in Romania (Romanian: Asociaţiunea Societăţilor Atletice din Romania). The final matches of the first Romanian Football Championship, were held between December 1909 and January 1910 in Bucharest.[8][9] The three pioneer clubs were Olympia and Colentina from Bucharest and United from Ploieşti. Each team played a fixture against the other two clubs, totalizing a number of three matches disputed, with Olympia Bucureşti being crowned as champions of the first Romanian Football Championship.[8][10] In the following years, the tournament was structured into regional groups with the winners of each group participating in a playoff with the eventual winners being declared champions. From 1909 until 1921, the championship was organized as a cup with the winner being crowned as Champions of Romania,[8][10] except for between 1916–1919, when the competition was suspended due to World War I.[3] The champions of this period are Olympia, Colentina and Venus, each with 2 titles, and United, Prahova and Româno-Americana, each with one title.[8][10]

Divizia A[edit]

The 1921–22 season marks the first time when a league consisting of seven teams was formed. The championship, which had been confined to several regional leagues, became a national competition in 1921 with the foundation of Divizia A and Divizia B. The inaugural Divizia A season was won by Chinezul Timişoara.[11] Until the 1931–32 season, the competition was dominated by Chinezul and Venus Bucureşti, with Chinezul winning six and Venus two championships during the 11 seasons.[8][11] The 1932–33 season saw the rise of another successful team, Ripensia Timişoara, which alongside rivals Venus, won eight of the following nine championships, before the competition was suspended in 1940 due to World War II.[8][11]

The post-war years were dominated by CCA Bucureşti, UTA Arad and Petrolul Ploieşti. The 1960s saw the gradual emergence of Dinamo Bucureşti, with the help from strikers Gheorghe Ene and Florea Dumitrache—both of whom became some of Divizia A's top all-time scorers. The 1970s saw the rise of Dudu Georgescu, from Dinamo Bucureşti, who was Divizia A's leading scorer for four seasons between 1974 and 1978. He scored an impressive 156 goals and won the European Golden Shoe (for top scorer in Europe) twice, in 1975 and 1977.[12][13] Dinamo Bucureşti also had two more European Golden Shoe winners in the 1986–87 season in the name of Rodion Cămătaru and in the 1988–89 season in the name of Dorin Mateuţ, with the latter being the last Romanian winner of the trophy.[12] From the 1959–60 season all the way to the 1999–2000 season all the league championships were won by only seven teams: Steaua (16 titles), Dinamo (14 titles), Universitatea Craiova (4 titles), Rapid Bucureşti, FC Argeş and UTA Arad (2 titles each), and Petrolul Ploieşti (one title).[8] The beginning of the 2000s were dominated by teams from the capital Bucharest, Steaua, Dinamo and Rapid winning all the league titles between 2000 and 2007, with Steaua and Dinamo winning three titles each, and Rapid one.[8]

Dinamo Bucureşti was the first Romanian team to qualify into the European Champions Cup in the 1956–57 season of the competition and Universitatea Craiova was the last team from Romania to qualify in the 1991–92 season, before the competition changed its name to the UEFA Champions League. Romanian teams qualified to 35 of the 37 seasons of the European Champions Cup, with Dinamo Bucureşti having 13 appearances, Steaua Bucureşti having 10 appearances, Universitatea Craiova having four appearances, Petrolul having three appearances, UTA Arad and FC Argeş having two appearances and Rapid Bucureşti having one appearance. The most important results for a Romanian team in this competition were achieved by Steaua Bucureşti which won the trophy in the 1985–86 season, and reached a semifinal in the 1987–88 season and another final in the 1988–89 season.[14][15][16] Other important achievements include Universitatea Craiova which reached the quarter finals in the 1981–82 season and Dinamo Bucureşti which reached the semi finals in the 1983–84 season.[17][18] However, since the change of the format in 1992–93 to the current Champions League format, Romanian champions have achieved limited successes, with Steaua reaching the group stage in 1994–95,[19] 1995–96,[20] 1996–97,[21] 2006–07,[22] 2007–08,[23]2008–09,[24] and 2013–14, CFR Cluj also reaching the group stage in 2008–09 (the only year with two Romanian teams reaching the group stage),[24] 2010–11 and 2012–13, Unirea Urziceni in 2009–10[25] and Oţelul Galaţi in 2011–12.

Liga I[edit]

At the beginning of the 2006–07 season the competition was forced to change its name from Divizia A to Liga I due to a trade mark dispute over the name Divizia A.[4] On May 15, 2006, the Romanian Football Federation decided to rename the first league from Divizia A to Liga I, which also affected the lower leagues; thus Divizia B became Liga II, Divizia C became Liga III, and so on.[4] The 2006–07 season marked the 16th straight time a team from Bucharest won the championship, with Dinamo winning the title. Both 2007–08 and 2008–09 saw new title winners as CFR Cluj and Unirea Urziceni, respectively, were crowned as champion for the first time.[8][26][27] CFR Cluj won their second championship in 2009–10, while the 2010–11 saw another new winners, Oţelul Galaţi.

The 2007–08 winners, CFR Cluj became the first Romanian team to qualify directly into the 2008–09 group stage of the UEFA Champions League, and the first team (other than Steaua) to qualify to this stage since the beginning of the new Champions League format in 1992–93.[28] The 2009–10 champions as well as 2010–11 ones were guaranteed a direct qualification spot into the group stage as well.[29] The best results in the group stage was obtained by CFR Cluj in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League with 10 points and third place in a group with Manchester United, S.C. Braga and Galatasaray.

Winners[edit]

Romanian Football Championship[edit]

Year[8] Winner[8] Runners-up Third place Notes
1909–10 Olympia București (1) Colentina Bucureşti United Ploieşti [30]
1910–11 Olympia București (2) United Ploieşti Colentina Bucureşti [31]
1911–12 United Ploiești (1) Colentina Bucureşti Olympia Bucureşti [32]
1912–13 Colentina București (1) Bukarester FC Cercul Atletic București [33]
1913–14 Colentina București (2) Bukarester FC Cercul Atletic București [34]
1914–15 Româno-Americană București (1) Prahova Ploiești Colentina Bucureşti [35]
1915–16 Prahova Ploiești (1) Bukarester FC Colțea București [36]
1916–19
Postponed due to World War I
[A]
1919–20 Venus București (1) Tricolor Bucureşti Colțea București [37]
1920–21 Venus București (2) Colţea Bucureşti Prahova Ploiești [38]

Divizia A[edit]

Year[8] Winner[8] Runners-up Third place Top scorer (club) (goals)[13] Notes
1921–22 Chinezul Timișoara (1) Victoria Cluj AMEF Arad not available[B] [39]
1922–23 Chinezul Timişoara (2) Victoria Cluj Clubul Gimnastic Târgu-Mureș [40]
1923–24 Chinezul Timişoara (3) CA Oradea CFR Mureșul Târgu-Mureș [41]
1924–25 Chinezul Timişoara (4) UCAS Petroşani Jahn Cernăuți [42]
1925–26 Chinezul Timişoara(5) Juventus Bucureşti Fulgerul Chișinău [43]
1926–27 Chinezul Timişoara (6) Colţea Braşov Universitatea Cluj [44]
1927–28 Colţea Braşov (1) Jiul Lupeni Mihai Viteazul Chișinău [45]
1928–29 Venus Bucureşti (3) România Cluj Dragoș Vodă Cernăuți [46]
1929–30 Juventus Bucureşti (1) Gloria CFR Arad Mihai Viteazul Chișinău [47]
1930–31 UD Reşiţa (1) SG Sibiu Macabi Cernăuți [48]
1931–32 Venus Bucureşti (4) UD Reşiţa Macabi Cernăuți [49]
1932–33 Ripensia Timișoara (1) U Cluj CFR București Romania Ştefan Dobay (Ripensia Timişoara) (16) [50]
1933–34 Venus Bucureşti (5) Ripensia Timişoara Unirea Tricolor București Romania Ştefan Dobay (Ripensia Timişoara) (25) [51]
1934–35 Ripensia Timişoara (2) CA Oradea Venus București Romania Ştefan Dobay (Ripensia Timişoara) (24) [52]
1935–36 Ripensia Timişoara (3) AMEF Arad Juventus București Romania Ştefan Barbu (CFR Bucureşti) (23) [53]
1936–37 Venus Bucureşti (6) Rapid Bucureşti Ripensia Timișoara Romania Ştefan Dobay (Ripensia) (21)
Romania Traian Iordache (Unirea Tricolor Bucureşti) (21)
[54]
1937–38 Ripensia Timişoara (4) Rapid Bucureşti Venus București Romania Ludovic Thierjung (Chinezul Timişoara) (22) [55]
1938–39 Venus Bucureşti (7) Ripensia Timişoara AMEF Arad RomaniaHungary Adalbert Marksteiner (Ripensia Timişoara) (21) [56]
1939–40 Venus Bucureşti (8) Rapid Bucureşti Sportul Studențesc București RomaniaHungary István Avar (Rapid Bucureşti) (21) [57]
1940–41 Unirea Tricolor Bucureşti (1) Rapid Bucureşti Ripensia Timișoara Romania Ion Bogdan (Rapid Bucureşti) (21)
Romania Valeriu Niculescu (Unirea Tricolor Bucureşti) (21)
[58]
1941–46
Postponed due to World War II
[C]
1946–47 ITA Arad (1) Carmen Bucureşti CFR Timișoara Romania Ladislau Bonyhádi (ITA Arad) (26) [59]
1947–48 ITA Arad (2) CFR Timişoara CFR București Romania Ladislau Bonyhádi (ITA Arad) (49) [60]
1948–49 IC Oradea (1) CFR Bucureşti Jiul Petroșani Romania Gheorghe Váczi (IC Oradea) (24) [61]
1950 Flamura Roşie Arad (3) Locomotiva Bucureşti Știința Timișoara Romania Andrei Rădulescu (Locomotiva Bucureşti) (18) [62]
1951 CCA București (1) Dinamo Bucureşti Progresul Oradea Romania Gheorghe Váczi (Progresul Oradea) (23) [63]
1952 CCA Bucureşti (2) Dinamo Bucureşti CA Câmpulung-Moldovenesc Romania Titus Ozon (Dinamo Bucureşti) (17) [64]
1953 CCA Bucureşti (3) Dinamo Bucureşti Flamura Roșie Arad Romania Titus Ozon (Dinamo Bucureşti) (12) [65]
1954 Flamura Roşie Arad (4) CCA Bucureşti Dinamo București Romania Alexandru Ene (Dinamo Bucureşti) (20) [66]
1955 Dinamo Bucureşti (1) Flacăra Ploieşti Progresul București Romania Ion Ciosescu (Ştiinţa Timişoara) (18) [67]
1956 CCA Bucureşti (4) Dinamo Bucureşti Știința Timișoara Romania Ion Alecsandrescu (CCA Bucureşti) (18) [68]
1957–58 Petrolul Ploieşti (1) CCA Bucureşti Știința Timișoara Romania Ion Ciosescu (Ştiinţa Timişoara) (21) [69]
1958–59 Petrolul Ploieşti (2) Dinamo Bucureşti CCA București Romania Gheorghe Ene (Rapid Bucureşti) (17) [70]
1959–60 CCA Bucureşti (5) Steagul Roşu Oraşul Stalin Petrolul Ploiești Romania Gheorghe Constantin (CCA Bucureşti) (20) [71]
1960–61 CCA Bucureşti (6) Dinamo Bucureşti Rapid București Romania Gheorghe Constantin (CCA Bucureşti) (22) [72]
1961–62 Dinamo Bucureşti (2) Petrolul Ploieşti Progresul București Romania Gheorghe Constantin (SteauaBucureşti ) (24) [73]
1962–63 Dinamo Bucureşti (3) Steaua Bucureşti Știința Timișoara Romania Ion Ionescu (Rapid Bucureşti) (20) [74]
1963–64 Dinamo Bucureşti (4) Rapid Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Constantin Frăţilă (Dinamo Bucureşti) (19)
Romania Cornel Pavlovici (Steaua Bucureşti) (19)
[75]
1964–65 Dinamo Bucureşti (5) Rapid Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Mihai Adam (Ştiinţa Cluj) (18) [76]
1965–66 Petrolul Ploieşti (3) Rapid Bucureşti Dinamo București Romania Ion Ionescu (Rapid Bucureşti) (24) [77]
1966–67 Rapid Bucureşti (1) Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova Romania Ion Oblemenco (Universitatea Craiova) (17) [78]
1967–68 Steaua Bucureşti (7) Argeş Piteşti Dinamo București Romania Mihai Adam (U Cluj) (15) [79]
1968–69 UTA Arad (5) Dinamo Bucureşti Rapid București Romania Florea Dumitrache (Dinamo Bucureşti) (22) [80]
1969–70 UTA Arad (6) Rapid Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Ion Oblemenco (Universitatea Craiova) (19) [81]
1970–71 Dinamo Bucureşti (6) Rapid Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Constantin Moldoveanu (Poli Iaşi) (15)
Romania Florea Dumitrache (Dinamo Bucureşti) (15)
Romania Gheorghe Tătaru (Steaua Bucureşti) (15)
[82]
1971–72 FC Argeş (1) UTA Arad Universitatea Cluj Romania Ion Oblemenco (Universitatea Craiova) (20) [83]
1972–73 Dinamo Bucureşti (7) Universitatea Craiova FC Argeș Pitești Romania Ion Oblemenco (Universitatea Craiova) (21) [84]
1973–74 Universitatea Craiova (1) Dinamo Bucureşti Steagul Roșu Brașov Romania Mihai Adam (CFR Cluj) (23) [85]
1974–75 Dinamo Bucureşti (8) ASA Târgu Mureş Universitatea Craiova Romania Dudu Georgescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (33) [86]
1975–76 Steaua Bucureşti (8) Dinamo Bucureşti ASA Târgu-Mureș Romania Dudu Georgescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (31) [87]
1976–77 Dinamo Bucureşti (9) Steaua Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova Romania Dudu Georgescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (47) [88]
1977–78 Steaua Bucureşti (9) Argeş Piteşti Politehnica Timișoara Romania Dudu Georgescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (24) [89]
1978–79 Argeş Piteşti (2) Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Marin Radu (FC Argeş) (22) [90]
1979–80 Universitatea Craiova (2) Steaua Bucureşti FC Argeș Pitești Romania Septimiu Câmpeanu (U Cluj) (24) [91]
1980–81 Universitatea Craiova (3) Dinamo Bucureşti FC Argeș Pitești Romania Marin Radu (FC Argeş) (28) [92]
1981–82 Dinamo Bucureşti (10) Universitatea Craiova Corvinul Hunedoara Romania Anghel Iordănescu (Steaua Bucureşti) (20) [93]
1982–83 Dinamo Bucureşti (11) Universitatea Craiova Sportul Studențesc București Romania Petre Grosu (FC Bihor Oradea) (20) [94]
1983–84 Dinamo Bucureşti (12) Steaua Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova Romania Marcel Coraş (Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti) (20) [95]
1984–85 Steaua Bucureşti (10) Dinamo Bucureşti Sportul Studențesc București Romania Gheorghe Hagi (Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti) (20) [96]
1985–86 Steaua Bucureşti (11) Sportul Studenţesc Universitatea Craiova Romania Gheorghe Hagi (Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti) (31) [97]
1986–87 Steaua Bucureşti (12) Dinamo Bucureşti Victoria București Romania Rodion Cămătaru (Dinamo Bucureşti) (44) [98]
1987–88 Steaua Bucureşti (13) Dinamo Bucureşti Victoria București Romania Victor Piţurcă (Steaua Bucureşti) (34) [99]
1988–89 Steaua Bucureşti (14) Dinamo Bucureşti Victoria București Romania Dorin Mateuţ (Dinamo Bucureşti) (43) [100]
1989–90 Dinamo Bucureşti (13) Steaua Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova Romania Gavril Balint (Steaua Bucureşti) (19) [101]
1990–91 Universitatea Craiova (4) Steaua Bucureşti Dinamo București Romania Ovidiu Cornel Hanganu (Corvinul Hunedoara) (24) [102]
1991–92 Dinamo Bucureşti (14) Steaua Bucureşti Electroputere Craiova Romania Gábor Gerstenmájer (Dinamo Bucureşti) (21) [103]
1992–93 Steaua Bucureşti (15) Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova Romania Ilie Dumitrescu (Steaua Bucureşti) (24) [104]
1993–94 Steaua Bucureşti (16) Universitatea Craiova Dinamo București Romania Gheorghe Craioveanu (Universitatea Craiova) (21) [105]
1994–95 Steaua Bucureşti (17) Universitatea Craiova Dinamo București Romania Gheorghe Craioveanu (Universitatea Craiova) (27) [106]
1995–96 Steaua Bucureşti (18) Naţional Bucureşti Rapid București Romania Ion Vlădoiu (Steaua Bucureşti) (25) [107]
1996–97 Steaua Bucureşti (19) Naţional Bucureşti Dinamo București Romania Sabin Ilie (Steaua Bucureşti) (31) [108]
1997–98 Steaua Bucureşti (20) Rapid Bucureşti FC Argeș Pitești Romania Constantin Barbu (FC Arges) (22)
Romania Vasile Oană (Gloria Bistrita) (22)
[109]
1998–99 Rapid Bucureşti (2) Dinamo Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Ionel Ganea (Gloria Bistrita) (28) [110]
1999–2000 Dinamo Bucureşti (15) Rapid Bucureşti Steaua București Romania Marian Savu (FC Naţional Bucureşti) (20) [111]
2000–01 Steaua Bucureşti (21) Dinamo Bucureşti FC Brașov Romania Marius Niculae (Dinamo Bucureşti) (20) [112]
2001–02 Dinamo Bucureşti (16) Naţional Bucureşti Rapid București Romania Cătălin Cursaru (FCM Bacău) (17) [113]
2002–03 Rapid Bucureşti (3) Steaua Bucureşti Gloria Bistrița Romania Claudiu Răducanu (Steaua Bucureşti) (21) [114]
2003–04 Dinamo Bucureşti (17) Steaua București Rapid București Romania Ionel Dănciulescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (21) [115]
2004–05 Steaua Bucureşti (22) Dinamo Bucureşti Rapid București Romania Gheorghe Bucur (Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti) (21)
Romania Claudiu Niculescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (21)
[116]
2005–06 Steaua Bucureşti (23) Rapid Bucureşti Dinamo București Romania Ionuţ Mazilu (Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti) (22) [117]

Liga I[edit]

Year[8] Winner[8] Runners-up[8] Third place[8] Top scorer (club) (goals)[13] Notes
2006–07 Dinamo București (18) Steaua București CFR Cluj Romania Claudiu Niculescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (18) [118]
2007–08 CFR Cluj (1) Steaua București Rapid București Romania Ionel Dănciulescu (Dinamo Bucureşti) (21) [119]
2008–09 Unirea Urziceni (1) FC Timișoara Dinamo București Romania Gheorghe Bucur (FC Timişoara) (17)
Romania Florin Costea (Universitatea Craiova) (17)
[120]
2009–10 CFR Cluj (2) Unirea Urziceni FC Vaslui Romania Andrei Cristea (Dinamo București) (16) [121]
2010–11 Oțelul Galați (1) FC Timișoara FC Vaslui Romania Ianis Zicu (FC Timişoara) (18) [122]
2011–12 CFR Cluj (3) FC Vaslui Steaua Bucureşti Brazil Wesley (FC Vaslui) (27) [123]
2012–13 Steaua București (24) Pandurii Târgu Jiu Petrolul Ploieşti Romania Raul Rusescu (Steaua Bucuresti) (21) [124]
2013–14 Steaua București (25) Astra Giurgiu Petrolul Ploiești Romania Liviu Antal (FC Vaslui) (14)

Performances[edit]

Clubs[edit]

The following table summarizes the performances of the clubs that won the championship. The teams in bold play in the 2013–14 season of Liga I, the teams in italics no longer exist, and the remaining ones are existing past winners of the championship that relegated to Romania's lower leagues.

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Winning Years
Steaua București[D]
25
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, 2013–14
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[E]
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[F]
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

Cities[edit]

The following table lists the number of championship titles won by city. The teams in bold play in the 2013–14 season of Liga I, the teams in italics no longer exist, and the remaining ones are existing past winners of the championship that relegated to Romania's lower leagues.

City Championships Champions Clubs
Coat of arms of Bucharest Bucharest
60
8
Steaua (25), Dinamo (18), Venus (8), Rapid (3), Colentina (2), Olympia (2), Româno-Americană (1), Unirea Tricolor (1)
Coat of arms of Timișoara Timișoara
10
2
Chinezul (6), Ripensia (4)
Coat of arms of Ploiești Ploiești
6
3
Petrolul (4), United (1), Prahova (1)
Coat of arms of Arad Arad
6
1
UTA
Coat of arms of Craiova Craiova
4
1
Universitatea
Coat of arms of Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca
3
1
CFR
Coat of arms of Pitești Pitești
3
1
Argeș
Coat of arms of Oradea Oradea
1
1
Clubul Atletic
Coat of arms of Brașov Brașov
1
1
Colţea
Coat of arms of Reșița Reșița
1
1
Reșița
Coat of arms of Urziceni Urziceni
1
1
Unirea
Coat of arms of Galați Galați
1
1
Oțelul

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ Between 1916 and 1919 there was no competition held and no champion declared.
B. ^ No sources are available for this period.
C. ^ Between 1941 and 1946 there was no official competition held but an unnofficial champion was declared in 1941 and 1942.
D. ^ Won six of the 24 titles under the name of CCA Bucureşti.
E. ^ Won four of the six titles as ITA Arad and Flamura Roşie Arad.
F. ^ Won its title under the name of UD Reşiţa.

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