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Liga I
Liga I logo.svg
Organising body Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal
Founded 1909
Country Romania
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 14 (from 2015–16)
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Liga II
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Viitorul Constanța (1st title)
(2016–17)
Most championships Steaua București (26 titles)
TV partners Look TV
Dolce Sport
Digi Sport
Website lpf.ro
2017–18 Liga I

The Liga I (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈli.ga ɨŋˈtɨj]; English: First League), also spelled Liga 1 (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈli.ga ˈu.nu]; English: League One), is a Romanian professional league for men's association football clubs. It is currently sponsored by betting company Betano, and thus officially known as the Liga 1 Betano.[1] At the top of the Romanian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 14 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Liga II. The teams play 26 matches each in the regular season, and then enter the play-off or the play-out according to their position in the regular season.

Liga I was established in 1909 and commenced play for the 1909–10 campaign, being currently on the 20th place in UEFA's league coefficient ranking list. It is administered by the Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal (LPF). Before the 2006–07 season, the competition was known as Divizia A, but the name had to be changed following the finding that someone else had registered that trademark.[2] The best performer is Steaua București, with 26 titles.

As of 2016, Liga I ranked first in the number of teams sent to participate in European competitions since 1955. No less than 40 different clubs had played at least one match in European cups.[3]

History[edit]

The first football club's organization formula was "A Divisional College" (Colegiul Divizionar A) founded on 5 October 1970 and led by Mircea Angelescu. Until 1990, the "A Divisional College" was formal without remarkable decisions. During the 90's many 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 10 October 1992, the organization's name became "Professional Football A Division League", led by Mircea Angelescu as president, Dumitru Dragomir as vice-president and Daniel Lăzărescu as 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 13 October 1993, the Liga II - or B Division - club's members were included. On 30 September 1996, Dumitru Dragomir has been elected president of the "Professional Football League of Romania". The headquarters has been located on 47 Mihai Eminescu Street since February 1997. In December 1977, it was decided that the league would organize the A-Division Championship starting with the 1997–98 championship.

In November 2013, Gino Iorgulescu was elected as the new president of the Romanian Professional Football League, replacing Dumitru Dragomir, who had been president of the league since 1996.[4]

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 II, the second level of the Romanian football league system.

Starting from the 2007–08 season, the champions and runners-up of the Liga I were eligible to compete in the UEFA Champions League during the following season. The third and fourth placed team were eligible to compete in the UEFA Europa League. Since the 2012–13 season, only one team is eligible for the UEFA Champions League. The 2015–16 season will see two teams again gain a placement in the Champions League qualifying rounds .

The most successful teams over the years have been Steaua București (26 titles) and Dinamo București (18 titles). Other notable teams include UTA Arad (6 titles), Universitatea Craiova and Petrolul Ploiești (4 titles) and Rapid București and CFR Cluj with three titles each. CFR Cluj was the first team from outside of Bucharest to win the championship (in the 2007–08 season) since the 1990–91 season, starting a five-year period of non-Bucharest champions (CFR Cluj with three titles, Unirea Urziceni and Oțelul Galați with one title each). Teams such as Politehnica Timișoara, FC Vaslui or Unirea Urziceni managed good classifications, in front of the Bucharest teams, who have begun to fade since then.

Since the 2012–13 season, Steaua București has become the best performing team with three consecutive titles, as well as good results in the continental competitions.

Sponsorship[edit]

On 19 December 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.[5]

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.[6]

On 11 May 2008, Realitatea Media bought the naming rights and changed the name of the competition to "Liga I Realitatea", to promote their Realitatea TV station.[7]

In late 2008, European Drinks & Foods again bought the rights and the league was renamed as the "Liga I Frutti Fresh", after one of their soft drinks brand.[8]

For the 2009–10 season, the online betting firm Gamebookers purchased the league naming rights and renamed the division "Liga 1 Gamebookers.com".[9]

In July 2010, Bergenbier, a StarBev Group company, 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.[10]

From the 2015-16 season, the French telecommunications corporation Orange became the main sponsor of the Romanian first league, after purchasing the league naming rights, for two years, and renamed the league in Liga 1 Orange.[11]

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 the broadcasting rights for matches to other Romanian networks, including, TVR1, Antena 1, Național TV and Kanal D.

On 31 March 2008, Antena 1 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.[12]

In 2011, the broadcasting rights were bought by RCS & RDS for their channels Digi Sport 1, Digi Sport 2 and Digi Sport 3. This channels aired broadcasting of seven of the nine matches from each stage of the championship. The other two matches were broadcast by Antena 1 (an Intact Media Group channel) and Dolce Sport (a channel owned by Telekom Romania).

In March 2014, LPF announced that the rights were sold for a five-year period to a company from the European Union, without specifying the company's name.[13] A month later, Look TV and Transilvania LIVE were revealed as the TV stations that would broadcast the games from Liga I and Cupa Ligii between 2014 and 2019.[14]

Performances[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Bold indicates clubs currently playing in 2017–18 Liga I. Teams in italics no longer exist. Teams in neither bold or italics are existing past winners of the championship that relegated to Romania's lower leagues.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
Steaua BucureștiCompetitiester.svgCompetitiester.svg
26
15
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, 2014–15
Dinamo BucureștiCompetitiester.svg
18
20
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
1919–20, 1920–21, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1938–39, 1939–40
UTA Arad
6
1
1946–47, 1947–48, 1950, 1954, 1968–69, 1969–70
Chinezul Timișoara
6
0
1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27
Universitatea Craiova
4
5
1973–74, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1990–91
Petrolul Ploiești
4
3
1929–30, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1965–66
Ripensia Timișoara
4
2
1932–33, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38
Rapid București
3
14
1966–67, 1998–99, 2002–03
CFR Cluj
3
0
2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12
Argeș Pitești
2
2
1971–72, 1978–79
Prahova Ploiești
2
2
1911–12, 1915–16
Colentina București
2
1
1912–13, 1913–14
Olympia București
2
1
1909–10, 1910–11
Unirea Tricolor București
1
2
1940–41
CA Oradea
1
2
1948–49
Colțea Brașov
1
1
1927–28
CSM Reșița
1
1
1930–31
Unirea Urziceni
1
1
2008–09
Astra Giurgiu
1
1
2015–16
Româno-Americană București
1
0
1914–15
Oțelul Galați
1
0
2010–11
Viitorul Constanța
1
0
2016–17
Progresul București
0
3
Victoria Cluj
0
3
Politehnica Timișoara
0
2
Bukarester
0
2
Vagonul Arad
0
1
Sportul Studențesc București
0
1
Universitatea Cluj
0
1
Vaslui
0
1
Brașov
0
1
CFR Timișoara
0
1
Jiul Petroșani
0
1
Cercul Atletic București
0
1
ASA Târgu Mureș (1962)
0
1
ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș
0
1
Pandurii Târgu Jiu
0
1
Carmen București
0
1
Societatea Gimnastică Sibiu
0
1
Gloria Arad
0
1
Minerul Lupeni
0
1

Performance by city[edit]

The following table lists the Romanian champions by cities.[15][16]

City Titles Winning Clubs
ROU Bucharest CoA1.png Bucharest
61
Steaua (26), Dinamo (18), Venus (8), Rapid (3), Colentina (2), Olympia (2), Româno-Americana (1), Unirea Tricolor (1)
ROU TM Timisoara CoA.svg Timișoara
10
Chinezul (6), Ripensia (4)
ROU PH Ploiesti CoA1.png Ploiești
6
Petrolul (4), Prahova (United) (2)
Coa Romania Town Arad.svg Arad
6
UTA (6)
ROU DJ Craiova CoA1.png Craiova
4
Universitatea (4)
Coa Romania Town Cluj History.svg Cluj-Napoca
3
CFR (3)
ROU AG Pitesti CoA.png Pitești
2
Argeș (2)
ROU BH Oradea CoA2.png Oradea
1
CA Oradea (1)
ROU BV Brasov CoA.svg Brașov
1
Colțea (1)
ROU CS Resita CoA1.png Reșița
1
Reșița (1)
ROU IL Urziceni CoA.png Urziceni
1
Unirea (1)
ROU GL Galati CoA.png Galați
1
Oțelul (1)
ROU GR Giurgiu CoA1.png Giurgiu
1
Astra (1)
ROU CT Constanta CoA.png Constanța
1
Viitorul (1)

All-time table[edit]

The ranking is computed awarding three points for a win, one for a draw. It includes matches played between the 1932–33 and 2016–17 season including. The teams in bold play in the 2017–18 season of Liga I. The teams in italics no longer exist.[17]

# Team S M W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Steaua București 70 2161 1199 501 461 4053 2144 +1899 4098
2 Dinamo București 69 2124 1154 476 494 4045 2300 +1745 3938
3 Rapid București 66 1898 854 440 604 2943 2255 +688 3002
4 Universitatea Craiova 50 1638 719 357 561 2389 1885 +504 2514
5 Petrolul Ploiești 58 1667 632 385 650 2274 2206 +68 2281
6 Universitatea Cluj 56 1608 552 339 717 2069 2476 -407 1995
7 Argeș Pitești 44 1404 571 276 557 1846 1797 +49 1989
8 Poli Timișoara 47 1450 536 355 559 1887 2008 -121 1963
9 FC Brașov 46 1429 533 313 583 1765 1845 -80 1912
10 FCM Bacău 42 1319 489 262 568 1538 1809 -271 1729
11 Farul Constanța 42 1299 473 260 566 1577 1840 -263 1679
12 Sportul Studențesc București 36 1154 435 256 463 1569 1575 -6 1561
13 UTA Arad 38 1072 420 244 408 1602 1522 +80 1504
14 Jiul Petroșani 41 1197 402 250 545 1403 1845 -442 1456
15 Progresul București 32 945 379 189 377 1353 1324 +29 1326
16 Oțelul Galați 27 894 361 180 353 1096 1115 -19 1263
17 CFR Cluj-Napoca 22 756 313 213 230 994 875 +119 1152
18 Politehnica Iași (1945) 28 881 297 187 397 1029 1265 -236 1078
19 Gloria Bistrița 22 724 269 133 322 903 1003 -100 940
20 ASA Târgu Mureș (1962) 21 690 251 109 330 817 1025 -208 862
21 Astra Giurgiu 15 506 205 128 173 675 568 +107 743
22 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 18 596 202 134 260 689 851 -162 740
23 Corvinul Hunedoara 17 562 210 98 254 831 881 -50 728
24 Bihor Oradea 18 572 181 118 273 683 893 -210 661
25 CSM Reşiţa 16 482 154 103 225 666 890 -224 565
26 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 12 412 140 112 160 459 491 -8 532
27 CA Oradea 17 378 145 80 153 633 635 -2 515
28 FC Vaslui 9 302 137 78 87 393 303 +90 489
29 Olt Scornicești 11 373 137 64 172 424 546 -122 475
30 Unirea Tricolor București (Dinamo Brașov, Dinamo Cluj) 16 347 128 78 141 625 669 -44 462
31 Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea 10 340 121 64 155 368 533 -165 427
32 Gaz Metan Mediaș 11 364 104 111 149 401 519 -148 423
33 CFR Timișoara 11 273 104 70 99 406 392 +14 382
34 Inter Sibiu 8 272 110 47 115 358 376 -18 377
35 Venus București 9 178 106 35 37 491 243 +248 353
36 Chindia Târgoviște 9 298 95 64 139 312 469 -157 349
37 Ripensia Timișoara 9 178 107 27 44 498 266 +232 348
38 CS Târgu Mureș 10 241 85 46 110 360 418 -58 301
39 FCM Baia Mare 7 230 83 35 112 267 370 -103 284
40 Unirea Urziceni 5 170 74 47 49 199 162 +37 269
41 Vagonul Arad 9 184 76 31 77 318 323 -5 259
42 Olimpia Satu Mare 7 222 69 40 113 223 363 -140 247
43 Victoria București 5 169 70 33 66 242 251 -9 243
44 Concordia Chiajna 6 216 59 65 92 214 301 -85 242
45 Viitorul Constanța 5 174 64 48 62 232 242 -10 240
46 Gloria Buzău 7 238 64 45 129 236 403 -167 237
47 ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș 5 178 55 53 81 179 213 -34 218
48 Gloria Arad 8 156 59 31 66 296 332 -36 208
49 Victoria Cluj 8 154 61 23 70 266 294 -28 206
50 Extensiv Craiova (Electroputere Craiova) 5 170 54 36 80 171 213 -42 198
51 Dacia Unirea Brăila 6 178 54 30 94 193 328 -135 192
52 FC Botoșani 4 148 50 40 58 180 192 -12 190
53 Politehnica Iași (2010) 4 148 47 42 59 145 155 -10 183
54 Flacăra Moreni 4 136 53 23 60 180 198 -18 182
55 Dunărea Galați 5 170 44 32 94 174 310 -136 164
56 Chinezul Timișoara 6 120 46 21 53 281 288 -7 159
57 Crișana Oradea 6 110 40 20 50 199 232 -33 140
58 Minerul Lupeni 4 101 30 15 56 106 207 -101 105
59 FC Ploiești (Tricolor Ploiești) 5 102 28 16 58 131 255 -124 100
60 Foresta Fălticeni (Foresta Suceava) 3 98 24 27 47 102 145 -43 99
61 FC Voluntari 2 80 24 21 65 94 115 -21 93
Unirea Alba Iulia 3 94 24 21 49 93 171 -78 93
63 Phoenix Baia Mare 3 62 26 11 25 96 106 -10 89
64 Maccabi București (Ciocanul București) 2 56 24 10 22 100 87 +13 82
65 Rocar București 2 64 25 6 33 93 108 -15 81
66 FC Onești 2 68 21 6 41 93 159 -66 69
67 CA Câmpulung Moldovenesc 2 33 15 10 8 50 31 +19 55
68 Siderurgistul Galați 2 52 13 10 29 62 104 -42 49
69 Carmen București 1 26 14 5 7 90 44 +46 47
70 Gloria CFR Galați 2 46 13 7 26 54 100 -46 46
71 Ferar Cluj 1 26 13 4 9 44 29 +15 43
CAM Timișoara 2 34 12 7 15 54 76 -22 43
CS Mioveni 2 68 9 16 43 46 120 -74 43
74 Industria Sârmei Câmpia Turzii 2 48 7 19 22 46 86 -40 40
75 Săgeata Năvodari 1 34 10 8 16 32 54 -22 38
76 Aurul Brad 1 24 12 0 12 51 43 +8 36
Internațional Curtea de Argeș 1 34 10 6 18 32 49 -17 36
78 CSM Suceava 1 34 10 5 19 36 69 -33 35
FC Craiova 2 50 10 5 35 61 171 -110 35
80 Dermata Cluj 1 30 7 11 12 41 50 -9 32
Voința Sibiu 1 34 8 8 18 24 45 -21 32
CS Turnu Severin 1 34 7 11 16 36 47 -11 32
83 Şoimii Sibiu 3 48 5 12 31 42 131 -89 27
84 Victoria Brănești 1 34 5 10 19 35 61 -26 25
85 CS Otopeni 1 34 5 7 22 32 54 -22 22
86 Viitorul București 1 14 6 3 5 33 26 +7 21
87 CSM Lugoj 1 18 6 2 10 24 41 -17 20
88 Faur București (Metalochimic București) 1 26 5 4 17 50 80 -30 19
89 Prahova Ploiești 1 26 5 1 20 26 97 -71 16
90 CFR Brașov 1 18 4 3 11 26 45 -19 15
UM Timișoara 1 30 3 6 21 24 71 -47 15
92 Corona Brașov 1 34 2 8 24 20 69 -49 14
93 Dragoș Vodă Cernăuți 1 18 4 0 14 26 57 -31 12
Avântul Reghin 1 24 3 3 18 19 57 -38 12
95 Braşovia Braşov 2 26 1 3 22 28 85 -57 6
96 Mureşul Târgu Mureş 1 14 1 2 11 15 53 -38 5
97 Juventus București 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
98 Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current members[edit]

Club Position
in 2016–17
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
ACS Poli Timișoara 01212th 1948–49 47 2015–16 0 n/a
Astra Giurgiu 0066th 1998–99 15 2009–10 1 2015–16
Botoșani 01010th 2013–14 4 2013–14 0 n/a
CFR Cluj 0044th 1947–48 22 2004–05 3 2011–12
Concordia Chiajna 01111th 2011–12 6 2011–12 0 n/a
CSM Politehnica Iași 0077th 2012–13 4 2014–15 0 n/a
CS Universitatea Craiova 055th 1948–49 50 2014–15 4 1990–91
Dinamo București 0033rd 1948–49 69 1948–49 18 2006–07
Gaz Metan Mediaș 0088th 1947–48 11 2016–17 0 n/a
Juventus Bucureşti 0011st in Liga II 2017–18 0 2017–18 0 n/a
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 0022nd in Liga II 2017–18 0 2017–18 0 n/a
Steaua București 0022nd 1947–48 70 1947–48 26 2014–15
Viitorul Constanța 0011st 2012–13 5 2012–13 1 2017–18
Voluntari 0099th 2016–17 2 2016–17 0 n/a

Records[edit]

Top Ten Players With Most Appearances
As of 5 June 2017
Player Period Club Games
1 Romania Ionel Dănciulescu 1993–13 Electroputere Craiova, Dinamo, Steaua 515
2 Romania Costică Ștefănescu 1969–88 Steaua, Craiova, Brașov 490
3 Romania Florea Ispir 1970–87 ASA Târgu Mureș 485
4 Romania László Bölöni 1970–87 ASA 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 5 June 2017
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 Craiova, 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 5 June 2017
Player Period Club Games
1 Japan Takayuki Seto 2009–00 Astra 237
2 Portugal Ricardo Cadu 2006–14 CFR 202
3 Portugal Nuno Viveiros 2008–16 Politehnica Iași, Brașov, Vaslui, U Cluj 199
4 Brazil Júnior Morais 2011–00 Astra 198
5 Argentina Pablo Brandan 2007–16 Urziceni, Steaua, CS U Craiova, ASA Târgu Mureș, Viitorul Constanța 186
6 Senegal Ousmane N'Doye 2008–16 FC Vaslui, Dinamo, Astra Giurgiu, Săgeata Năvodari, ASA Târgu Mureș 185
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina Branko Grahovac 2010–00 Oțelul Galați, Politehnica Iași 182
8 Portugal Mario Camora 2011–00 CFR 178
9 Zimbabwe Mike Temwanjera 2007–14 Vaslui 174
10 Brazil Eric 2008–00 Mediaș, Pandurii 173
Top Ten Highest Foreign Players Goalscorers
As of 5 June 2017
Player Period Club Goals
1 Brazil Wesley 2009–14 Vaslui, CSMS Iași 65 (Ø 0,53)
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bojan Golubović 2012–00 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, CSMS Iași, Steaua 52 (Ø 0,31)
3 Brazil Eric 2008–00 Mediaș, Pandurii 49 (Ø 0,28)
4 Greece Pantelis Kapetanos 2008–14 Steaua, CFR 48 (Ø 0,38)
5 Nigeria Kehinde Fatai 2008–15 Farul, Astra 41 (Ø 0,28)
6 Zimbabwe Mike Temwanjera 2007–14 Vaslui 39 (Ø 0,22)
7 Jordan Tha'er Bawab 2010–17 Gloria Bistrița, Gaz Metan Mediaș, CS U Craiova, Steaua, Dinamo 37 (Ø 0,24)
8 Albania Sulejman Demollari 1991–95 Dinamo 36 (Ø 0,36)
9 Tunisia Hamza Younés 2012–13 Petrolul Ploiești 34 (Ø 0,65)
10 Senegal Ousmane N'Doye 2008–16 FC Vaslui, Dinamo, Astra Giurgiu, Săgeata Năvodari, ASA Târgu Mureș 32 (Ø 0,17)
Top Ten Youngest Debutants
As of 5 June 2017. The teams written in bold are the ones the players debuted at
Player Age Match Season
1 Romania Nicolae Dobrin 14 years, 10 months and 5 days Știința Cluj - Dinamo Pitești 5–1 1961–62
2 Romania Rareș Lazăr 15 years, one month and 19 days Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț - FC Vaslui 2–0 2013–14
3 Romania Răzvan Popa 15 years, 2 months and 13 days Dinamo - Sportul Studențesc 1–3 2011–12
4 Romania Codrin Epure 15 years, 2 months and 21 days FC Vaslui - Astra 1-4 2013–14
5 Romania Marius Niculae 15 years, 6 months and 6 days Dinamo - Farul Constanța 5-2 1996–97
6 Romania Ion Geolgău 15 years, 8 months and 18 days Universitatea Craiova - UTA 3–1 1976–77
7 Romania Constantin Gângioveanu 15 years, 8 months and 21 days Dinamo - Universitatea Craiova 5–0 2004–05
8 Romania Roberto Hașnaș 15 years, 9 months and 21 days FC Brașov - Gloria Bistrița 4–1 2012–13
9 Romania Marian Drăghiceanu 15 years, 10 months and 10 days Oțelul Galați - Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 4–1 2014–15
10 Romania George Mareș 15 years, 10 months and 15 days Sportul Studențesc - CS Mioveni 0–0 2011–12

UEFA ranking[edit]

Liga I UEFA Ranking history

The national league rankings for the 2015–16 season of UEFA competitions is based upon results in UEFA competitions from the 2011–12 through 2015–16 seasons. The previous rank, which was used to calculate team allocations for 2014–15 competitions, is given in parentheses.

Teams in international competitions[edit]

From the quarter-finals onwards.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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