Liga III

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Liga III
Country  Romania
Founded 1936
Number of teams 78 (6x13)
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Liga II
Relegation to Liga IV
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
Current champions Bucovina Pojorâta
Dunărea Călăraşi
Chindia Târgovişte
UTA Arad
FCM Baia Mare
2015-16 Liga III

Liga III is the third level of the Romanian football league system. Its name was changed from Divizia C into Liga III before the start of the 2006-07 season.

Current format[edit]

Liga III has five parallel regional divisions, each with 13/14 teams.

Teams[edit]

At the end of 2013-14 season, FCM Dorohoi from Seria I, FC Voluntari from Seria II, CS Balotești from Seria III, FC Caransebeș from Seria IV, Șoimii Pâncota from Seria V and Fortuna Poiana Câmpina promoted to Liga II.
Sixteen teams were relegated to Liga IV : CSM Moinești, Sporting Suceava, FCM Bacău (Seria I), Conpet Cireșu, Progresul Cernica and Rapid Fetești (Seria II), FC Balș (Seria III), Munictorul, FCM Reșița, Jiul Rovinari, Minerul Mătăsari, FC Avrig (Seria IV), FC Maramureș (Seria V), CSM Câmpina, Conpet Ploiești and Civitas Făgăraș (Seria VI) .

The winners of the 21 Play-Off matches of 2013–14 Liga IV series were promoted to Liga III.

Promotion[edit]

The winner of each series promotes directly to the Liga II, in total 5 teams.

Relegation[edit]

The bottom one or two teams from each division are relegated at the end of the season to the Liga IV. From the 12th placed teams, another three are relegated. To determine these teams, separate standings are computed, using only the games played against clubs ranked 1st through 11th.

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