Liga II (women's football)

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Liga II
Founded1990 as Divizia B
2013 as Liga I
2017 as Liga II
Country Romania
ConfederationUEFA
Divisions2
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toLiga I
Relegation toLiga III
Domestic cup(s)Romanian Women's Cup
Websitefrfotbal.ro
2016–17 Romanian Liga I (women's football)

Liga II is the second level women's football league in Romania. A second tier women's football competition was first created in 1990 under the name Divizia B. After the fall of communism, organised women's football started to take off, and the founded clubs were distributed into 2 leagues - Divizia A with 12 teams and Divizia B with 30 teams grouped into 3 series, following a tournament called Cupa Libertății.[1] Some time after, the number women's clubs declined, and the division was disbanded.

The second level league was reintroduced starting with the 2013–14 season, when it formally received the name Liga I, following the introduction of Superliga as the top-tier league. However, as of the 2017–18 season, it was rebranded as Liga II, since the Superliga brand was quietly dropped altogether.[2]

Format[edit]

Since its reintroduction in 2013, Liga II has always had two parallel regional divisions. Second teams of clubs in the top league cannot promote. The promoting teams in each series for every year are denoted in italics.

Winners[edit]

The following is a list of all Romanian women's second-tier football league winners since its reintroduction in 2013. The first place is declared the champion of the series, promotes to Liga I, and is presented with a trophy. The top three teams currently also receive gold, silver and bronze medals from the Romanian Football Federation. Promoted teams are denoted in italics.

Ed. Season Champions Runner-up Third place
1 2013–14 Liga I, Seria Nord Heniu Prundu Bârgăului Vasas Femina Odorhei Armonia Dolhești
1 2013–14 Liga I, Seria Sud Universitatea Alexandria Viitorul Buzău Oțelul Galați
2 2014–15 Liga I, Seria I Olimpia 2 Cluj Vasas Femina Odorhei Independența Baia Mare
2 2014–15 Liga I, Seria II Năvobi Iași CSȘ Târgoviște Selena Constanța
3 2015–16 Liga I, Seria I CSȘ Târgoviște Viitorul Reghin Armonia Dolhești
3 2015–16 Liga I, Seria II CFR Timișoara Olimpia 2 Cluj Real 2 Craiova
4 2016–17 Liga I, Seria I Universitatea Alexandria Viitorul Reghin Selena Constanța
4 2016–17 Liga I, Seria II Olimpia 2 Cluj Fortuna Becicherecu Mic Vasas 2 Femina Odorhei
5 2017–18 Liga II, Seria I Universitatea Galați Selena Constanța Onix Râmnicu Sărat
5 2017–18 Liga II, Seria II Independența Baia Mare Vasas 2 Femina Odorhei Olimpia 2 Cluj
5 2018–19 Liga II, Seria I Selena Constanța Vulpițele Galbene Roman Vasas 2 Femina Odorhei
5 2018–19 Liga II, Seria II Piroș Security Arad U Olimpia 2 Cluj Luceafărul Filiași
6 2018–19 Liga II

References[edit]

  1. ^ Celălalt fotbal (PDF)
  2. ^ http://www.frfotbal.ro/index.php?competition_id=94