2019 Moldovan National Division

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Divizia Națională
Season2019
Dates16 March 2019 – 9 November 2019
Matches played96
Goals scored220 (2.29 per match)
Top goalscorerYury Kendysh
(12 goals)
Biggest home winSheriff 5–0 Sf. Gheorghe
(31 May 2019)
Biggest away winDinamo-Auto 0–4 Sheriff
(3 April 2019)
Speranța 0–4 Sheriff
(3 May 2019)
Zimbru 0–4 Sheriff
(12 May 2019)
Codru 0–4 Sf. Gheorghe
(6 October 2019)
Highest scoringCodru 2–5 Dinamo-Auto
(4 May 2019)
Dinamo-Auto 3–4 Speranța
(25 August 2019)
Longest winning run13 matches
Sheriff
Longest unbeaten run17 matches
Sheriff
Longest winless run24 matches
Codru
Longest losing run10 matches
Codru
2018
All statistics correct as of 6 October 2019.

The 2019 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the 29th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The season started on 16 March 2019 and will conclude on 9 November 2019. Sheriff Tiraspol are the defending champions. The winners of the league this season will earn a spot in the first qualifying round of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, and the second and third placed clubs will earn a place in the first qualifying round of the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League.[1]

Teams[edit]

A total of 8 teams will contest the league. These include 7 teams from the 2018 season and one promoted team from the "A" Division: Codru Lozova, making their debut in the top flight. Zaria Bălți were relegated from the Divizia Națională, ending a streak of 13 seasons at the highest level.

Team Place Ground Capacity Coach
Codru Lozova Zimbru-2 Stadium 2,000 Moldova Valeriu Andronic
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Stadium 1,300 Russia Igor Dobrovolski
Milsami Orhei CSR Orhei 3,000 Moldova Veaceslav Rusnac
Petrocub-Hîncești Sărata-Galbenă Hîncești Stadium 1,000 Moldova Lilian Popescu
Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni Suruceni Stadium 1,500 Moldova Serghei Cebotari
Sheriff Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 12,726 Croatia Zoran Zekić
Speranța Nisporeni CSR Orhei 3,000 Moldova Cristian Efros
Zimbru Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,400 Moldova Vladimir Aga

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position
in table
Replaced by Date of appointment
Sheriff Croatia Goran Sablić Resigned 27 April 2019[2] 1st Croatia Zoran Zekić 30 April 2019[3]
Zimbru Romania Sorin Colceag Resigned 8 July 2019[4] 7th Moldova Vladimir Aga 15 July 2019[5]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (X) 24 20 2 2 54 7 +47 62 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Sfântul Gheorghe (X) 24 15 5 4 37 22 +15 50 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Petrocub-Hîncești 24 12 6 6 28 18 +10 42
4 Milsami Orhei 24 9 8 7 26 22 +4 35
5 Dinamo-Auto 24 9 4 11 29 35 −6 31
6 Speranța Nisporeni 24 7 8 9 24 30 −6 29
7 Zimbru Chișinău 24 3 6 15 14 35 −21 15
8 Codru Lozova (Q) 24 0 3 21 8 51 −43 3 Qualification to Relegation play-off
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. 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) Less red cards; 11) Less yellow cards.[6]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Results[edit]

Matches 1−14

Teams will play each other twice (once home, once away).

Home \ Away COD DIN MIL PET SFÎ SHE SPE ZIM
Codru Lozova 2–5 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–3
Dinamo-Auto 3–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–4 0–3 0–0
Milsami Orhei 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 3–0
Petrocub-Hîncești 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–0
Sfântul Gheorghe 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 2–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 3–0
Speranța Nisporeni 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–0
Zimbru Chișinău 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–4 0–2
Source: FMF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Matches 15−28

Teams will play each other twice (once home, once away).

Home \ Away COD DIN MIL PET SFÎ SHE SPE ZIM
Codru Lozova 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–4 0–2
Dinamo-Auto 4–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 3–4
Milsami Orhei 3–0 0–3 0–2 0–0 1–1
Petrocub-Hîncești 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0
Sfântul Gheorghe 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
Speranța Nisporeni 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–0
Zimbru Chișinău 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: FMF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Results by round[edit]

The following table represents the teams game results in each round.[7]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Codru Lozova L L L L D L L L D L L L L D L L L L L L L L L L
Dinamo-Auto W W L D L D L W L L D W L W W L L D L W L W W L
Milsami Orhei L W W W W D D D D D L W W W L W L L D L D L W D
Petrocub-Hîncești W L L D D D W W W D L W W L W W W L W W D W L D
Sfântul Gheorghe W D W D L W W D D W W L W L W W W W L W W W D W
Sheriff Tiraspol W W W L W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W D D W W
Speranța Nisporeni L D W W W D D L D W W L L L L L L W W L D D D D
Zimbru Chișinău L L L D L L W L L L D L L D L L W D D L W L L D

Top goalscorers[edit]

Updated to matches played on 6 October 2019.[8]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Belarus Yury Kendysh Sheriff 12
2 Cameroon Robert Tambe Sheriff 8
Moldova Maxim Iurcu Speranța
4 Moldova Maxim Mihaliov Dinamo-Auto 7
5 Moldova Vadim Cemîrtan Sf. Gheorghe 6
Moldova Dmitri Mandrîcenco Sf. Gheorghe
7 Moldova Alexandru Boiciuc Sf. Gheorghe 5
Moldova Vadim Gulceac Petrocub
Moldova Dan Taras Petrocub
Moldova Vladimir Ambros Petrocub
Moldova Dan Pîslă Zimbru
Moldova Alexandru Antoniuc Milsami

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country ranking". Bert Kassies.
  2. ^ "Sablić resigned".fc-sheriff.com
  3. ^ "Welcome back,Zoran".fc-sheriff.com
  4. ^ "Sorin Colceag și-a dat demisia" (in Romanian).publika.md
  5. ^ "Стало известно имя нового главного тренера Зимбру" (in Russian).sports.md
  6. ^ "Regulamentul campionatului R. Moldova la fotbal ediția 2019" [Rules Football Championship Edition 2019 Moldova] (PDF). fmf.md (in Romanian). Moldovan Football Federation.
  7. ^ "Results by round". Soccerway.
  8. ^ "Players - Divizia Națională - Moldova". Soccerway.

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