2016–17 Moldovan National Division

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Moldovan National Division
Season2016–17
Matches played165
Goals scored422 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorerRicardinho (15 goals)
Biggest home winSheriff 7–0 Ungheni
(6 August 2016)
Biggest away winAcademia 0–4 Milsami
(20 August 2016)
Highest scoringSheriff 7–0 Ungheni
(6 August 2016)
Longest winning runSheriff
Zimbru (4 games)
Longest unbeaten runSheriff
Zimbru
Petrocub
Zaria (4 games)
Longest winless runAcademia (4 games)
Longest losing runUngheni (5 games)
Highest attendanceSheriff 3-0 Zimbru 2,300
Lowest attendanceAcademia 0-2 Zimbru
Dacia 2-0 Academia
Dinamo-Auto 1-3 Zaria 200
Average attendance998
2017
All statistics correct as of 24 August 2016.

The 2016–17 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the 26th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The competition began on 23 July 2016 and ended in May 2017.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in National Division 2016–17
Club Location Stadium Capacity
CS Petrocub Sărata-Galbenă Stadionul Orășenesc Hîncești 1,500
Academia Chișinău Chișinău Ghidighici Stadium 1,500
CF Ungheni Ungheni Stadionul Mircea Eliade 2,500
Dacia Chișinău Chișinău Stadionul Moldova (Speia) 8,550
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Stadium 1,300
Milsami Orhei Orhei CSR Orhei 2,539
Zaria Bălți Bălți Stadionul Orășenesc Bălți 5,953
Sheriff Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 12,746
CSF Speranța Nisporeni Stadionul Mircea Eliade 2,500
Zimbru Chișinău Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,400
Saxan Gagauz Yeri Ceadîr-Lunga Ceadîr-Lunga Stadium 2,000

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Petrocub-Hîncești Moldova Iurie Osipenco Moldova Maxim Focșa Sportika MAIB
Academia Moldova Serghei Secu Moldova Eugen Celeadnic Sportika
Ungheni Moldova Igor Ursachi Moldova Roman Gușan Kelme Bricone
Dacia Moldova Viorel Frunză Moldova Simeon Bulgaru Puma OM
Dinamo-Auto Moldova Iurie Groșev Moldova Dumitru Popovici Joma
Milsami Moldova Adrian Sosnovschi Moldova Vadim Bolohan Kelme Dufremol
Zaria Moldova Vlad Goian Moldova Alexandru Onica Joma Bălți
Sheriff Italy Roberto Bordin Croatia Josip Brezovec Adidas IDC
Speranța Moldova Cristian Efros Moldova Mihail Bolun Nike Orom-Imexpo
Zimbru Romania Ștefan Stoica Moldova Denis Rusu Joma Favorit-Tur
Saxan Moldova Ivan Tabanov Ivory Coast Ismaila Soro Kelme Gagauz Yeri

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Zaria Bălți Ukraine Ihor Rakhayev[1] Mutual consent 9 June 2016 preseason Moldova Vlad Goian[2] 10 June 2016
FC Sheriff Croatia Zoran Vulić[3] Mutual consent 16 June 2016 preseason France Bruno Irles[4] 20 June 2016
CF Ungheni Moldova Dorin Bambuleac Mutual consent 22 June 2016 preseason Romania Constantin Arbănaș & Moldova Igor Ursachi[5] 22 June 2016
FC Sheriff France Bruno Irles[6] Mutual consent 23 September 2016 preseason Italy Roberto Bordin[7] 4 October 2016

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 30 22 3 5 71 15 +56 69[a] Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Dacia Chișinău 30 22 3 5 54 15 +39 69[a] Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
3 Milsami Orhei 30 22 2 6 57 20 +37 68
4 Zaria Bălți 30 20 5 5 56 21 +35 65
5 Zimbru Chișinău 30 13 7 10 32 29 +3 46
6 Petrocub Hîncești 30 8 10 12 31 38 −7 34
7 Speranța Nisporeni 30 7 8 15 24 35 −11 29
8 Academia Chișinău 30 8 3 19 21 52 −31 27 withdrew[c]
9 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 30 5 8 17 31 58 −27 23
10 Saxan (R) 30 5 4 21 23 57 −34 19 Relegation to Division "A"
11 Ungheni (R) 30 4 5 21 19 79 −60 17
Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion when two teams tied); 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Matches won; 8) Goal difference; 9) Goals scored; 10) Fairplay ranking.[8][10]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b According to section 10.5 of the Moldovan Football Championship Regulations, 2016-2017 Edition, an extra match was played to determine the Moldovan champions.[8] The match was played on 30 May 2017 and was won by Sheriff Tiraspol who became league champions.[9]
  2. ^ Since the winners of 2016–17 Moldovan Cup, Sheriff Tiraspol, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the next best-placed team (in this case to the fourth-placed team).
  3. ^ Academia Chișinău completed the season but withdrew from the league prior to the start of the next season.

Gold Match[edit]

Since Dacia Chișinău and Sheriff Tiraspol finished level on points at the end of the season, a "Gold Match" was played to decide the title.[11] The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held on 23 May 2017.[12]

Sheriff Tiraspol1–1 (a.e.t.)Dacia Chișinău
Damașcan Goal 37' FMF (in Romanian)
Soccerway
Posmac Goal 73'
Penalties
Ricardinho Penalty scored
Teixeira Penalty scored
Oancea Penalty scored
3–0 Penalty missed Sarmov
Penalty missed Isa
Penalty missed Palavandishvili
Attendance: 6,615
Referee: Veaceslav Banari

Results[edit]

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team plays each other once home-and-away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round will then be 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.

First and second round[edit]

Home \ Away ACA DAC DIN MIL PET SAX SHE SPE UNG ZAR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–1 1–2 0–4 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–1 0–2 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 3–1 0–3 0–4 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–4 2–2 1–3 1–1
Milsami Orhei 2–0 1–0 4–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 1–2 1–0
Petrocub Hîncești 0–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–0 2–2 1–2
Saxan 1–0 0–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–5 2–2 2–2 1–4 3–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 7–0 1–2 3–0
Speranța Nisporeni 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–1
Ungheni 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1
Zaria Bălți 6–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 3–0
Zimbru Chișinău 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–4 2–0 4–0 0–1
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round[edit]

Home \ Away ACA DAC DIN MIL PET SAX SHE SPE UNG ZAR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–4
Dacia Chișinău 4–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–1
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1
Milsami Orhei 3–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–0
Petrocub Hîncești 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1
Saxan 1–0 2–3 0–1 3–0 1–1
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–2 0–1 5–0 7–1 4–1
Speranța Nisporeni 0–0 0–1 4–1 0–1 0–0
Ungheni 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–6 1–2
Zaria Bălți 3–2 2–1 0–2 5–0 2–0
Zimbru Chișinău 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[13]
1 Brazil Ricardinho Sheriff 15
2 Croatia Josip Brezovec Sheriff 12
3 France Cheikh-Alan Diarra Dacia (5) & Dinamo-Auto (4) 9
Moldova Sergiu Plătică Speranța
5 Moldova Octavian Onofrei Dinamo-Auto 8
Moldova Igor Bugaiov Zaria
7 Ukraine Maksym Feshchuk Dacia 7
Russia Ilya Belous Milsami
Moldova Viorel Primac Ungheni
Bulgaria Georgi Sarmov Dacia
Moldova Maxim Mihaliov Zaria
Croatia Igor Banović Milsami

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Home Away Result Date
Ukraine Maksym Feshchuk Dacia Ungheni 3–0 1 October 2016
Brazil Ricardinho Sheriff Speranța 4–1 30 April 2017
Brazil Ricardinho Ungheni Sheriff 0–6 21 May 2017

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists[14]
1 Brazil Ricardinho Sheriff 14
2 Croatia Josip Brezovec Sheriff 13
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Kvržić Sheriff 10
Moldova Maxim Mihaliov Zaria
5 Bulgaria Ismail Isa Dacia 7
Moldova Artur Pătraș Petrocub
Moldova Alexandru Dedov Milsami
8 Moldova Alexandru Antoniuc Milsami 5
Moldova Gheorghe Ovseanicov Zaria
Moldova Eugen Sidorenco Milsami
Moldova Igor Țîgîrlaș Zaria

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 13 June 2017
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Moldova Radu Mîțu Milsami 18
2 Moldova Alexei Koșelev Sheriff 17
Moldova Dorian Railean Dacia 17
4 Moldova Denis Rusu Zimbru 11
5 Moldova Vasile Buza Petrocub 9
Moldova Serghei Pașcenco Zaria 9
7 Moldova Vladimir Livșiț Zaria 6
Moldova Andrei Colibaba Saxan 6
9 Moldova Nicolae Țurcan Speranța 5

Disciplinary[edit]

Updated to matches played on 13 June 2017.[13]
Rank Player Club Yellow card Double Yellow Card/Ejection Double Yellow Card/Ejection Red Card Points
1 Moldova Eugen Celeadnic Academia 10 1 0 12
2 Ivory Coast Michael Gnolou Saxan 6 1 1 11
3 Croatia Igor Banović Milsami 7 1 0 9
Moldova Vasile Rusu Petrocub 6 0 1 9
Moldova Alexandru Vremea Academia 9 0 0 9
Moldova Alexandru Dedov Milsami 9 0 0 9
Moldova Constantin Calmîș Saxan (4) & Speranța (5) 9 0 0 9
8 Moldova Cristin Jalbă Academia (7) & Dacia Chișinău (1) 5 0 1 8
Moldova Roman Gușan Ungheni 5 0 1 8
Moldova Maxim Antoniuc Academia (3) & Petrocub (5) 5 0 1 8
Moldova Vladimir Rassulov Dinamo-Auto 8 0 0 8
Moldova Mihai Roșca Academia 8 0 0 8
Moldova Vitalie Negru Speranța (4) & Ungheni (4) 8 0 0 8

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Oficial. Vlad Goian este noul antrenor principal al clubului Zaria - Moldfootball.com". moldfootball.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Clubul tiraspolean s-a despărţit de antrenorul croat Zoran Vulic". sport1.md. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Francezul Bruno Irles a preluat-o pe Sheriff". sport1.md. Archived from the original on 3 September 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  5. ^ "FC Ungheni în DN va fi antrenat de Constantin Arbănaș și Igor Ursachi - Moldfootball.com". moldfootball.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Bruno Irles lefft fc Sheriff". fc-sheriff.com. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Roberto Bordin as a new head coach". fc-sheriff.com. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "REGULAMENTUL CAMPIONATULUI R. MOLDOVA LA FOTBAL EDIŢIA 2016-2017" [Rules Football Championship Edition 2016-2017 Moldova] (PDF). fmf.md (in Romanian). Moldovan Football Federation. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Sheriff - campioana Moldovei!" [Sheriff - Moldavian Champion!]. Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian). 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Divizia Națională 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway.com. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  11. ^ "DIVIZIA NAȚIONALĂ / MECI DE AUR". Moldovan Football Federation. 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Golden match draw". fmf.md.
  13. ^ a b "Players - Divizia Națională - Moldova". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  14. ^ "TOP Assist". moldfootball.com. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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