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Liga I
Liga I Orange logo.svg
The image representing the competition
Country Romania
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1909
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Liga II
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Cupa Ligii
Supercupa României
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions Astra Giurgiu
(2015–16)
Most championships Steaua București
(26 titles)
TV partners Look TV
Look Plus
Dolce Sport
Digi Sport
Website lpf.ro
2016–17 Liga I

Liga I (also spelled Liga 1) is the Romanian professional league for men's association football clubs. It is currently sponsored by Orange and thus officially known as the Liga 1 Orange.[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. Liga I was established in 1909 and commenced play for the 1909–10 campaign, and is currently ranked 15th in UEFA's league coefficient ranking list. It is part of the Romanian Professional Football League (LPF). Before the 2006–07 season, it was named Divizia A, but the name had to be changed following the discovery that someone else had registered this trademark.[2]

Liga I clubs rank first in the number of teams that have played in European competitions since 1955 to present. No less than 40 clubs have 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]

List of champions[edit]

Performances[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

The teams in Bold play in the 2015–16 season of Liga I.
The teams in Italics no longer exist.
The 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 București
26
13
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 București
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
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
Prahova Ploiești
1
1
1915–16
United Ploiești
1
1
1911–12
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
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
0
1
-
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 București
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), United (1), Prahova (1)
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)

All-time table[edit]

The ranking is computed awarding two points for a win, one for a draw. It includes matches played between 1932–33 and 2015–16 season inclusive, some games awarded 3–0 but without play-off or play-out games. The teams in bold play in the 2016–17 season of Liga I. The teams in italics no longer exist.[17]

# Team S M W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Steaua București 68 2079 1155 478 446 3937 2088 +1849 2788
2 Dinamo București 67 2042 1118 452 472 3923 2203 +1720 2688
3 Rapid București 66 1898 854 440 604 2943 2255 +688 2148
4 Universitatea Craiova 46 1492 660 323 509 2216 1727 +489 1643
5 Petrolul Ploiești 58 1653 628 383 642 2265 2188 +77 1639
6 Universitatea Cluj 56 1608 552 339 717 2069 2476 -407 1443
7 Argeș Pitești 44 1404 571 276 557 1846 1797 +49 1418
8 FC Brașov 46 1429 533 313 583 1765 1845 -80 1379
9 Politehnica Timișoara 44 1336 508 321 507 1782 1839 -57 1337
10 FCM Bacău 42 1319 489 262 568 1538 1809 -271 1240
11 Farul Constanța 42 1299 473 260 566 1577 1840 -263 1206
12 Sportul Studențesc București 36 1154 435 256 463 1569 1575 -6 1126
13 UTA Arad 38 1072 420 244 408 1602 1522 +80 1084
14 Jiul Petroșani 41 1197 402 250 545 1403 1845 -442 1054
15 Progresul București 32 945 379 189 377 1353 1324 +29 947
16 Oțelul Galați 27 894 361 180 353 1096 1115 -19 902
17 Politehnica Iași 28 881 297 187 397 1029 1265 -236 781
18 CFR Cluj 21 670 273 191 206 869 788 +81 737
19 Gloria Bistrița 22 724 269 133 322 903 1003 -100 671
20 Astra Giurgiu 13 424 177 116 131 591 462 +129 633
21 ASA Târgu Mureș 21 690 251 109 330 817 1025 -208 611
22 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 18 596 202 134 260 689 851 -162 538
23 Corvinul Hunedoara 17 562 210 98 254 831 881 -50 518
24 Bihor Oradea 18 572 181 118 273 683 893 -210 480
25 CSMȘ Reșița 16 482 154 103 225 666 890 -224 411
26 CA Oradea 17 378 145 80 153 633 635 -2 370
27 FC Vaslui 9 302 137 78 87 393 303 +90 352
28 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 11 362 127 94 141 411 424 -13 348
29 Olt Scornicești 11 373 137 64 172 424 546 -122 338
30 Unirea Tricolor București (Dinamo Brașov, Dinamo Cluj) 16 347 128 78 141 625 669 -44 334
31 Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea 10 340 121 64 155 368 533 -165 306
32 CFR Timișoara 11 273 104 70 99 406 392 +14 278
33 Gaz Metan Mediaș 10 324 90 95 139 348 481 -133 275
34 Inter Sibiu 8 272 110 47 115 358 376 -18 267
35 Chindia Târgoviște 9 298 95 64 139 312 469 -157 254
36 Venus București 9 178 106 35 37 491 243 +248 247
37 Ripensia Timișoara 9 178 107 27 44 498 266 +232 241
38 CS Târgu Mureș 10 241 85 46 110 360 418 -58 216
39 FC Baia Mare 7 230 83 35 112 267 370 -103 201
40 Unirea Urziceni 5 170 74 47 49 199 162 +37 195
41 Vagonul Arad 9 184 76 31 77 318 323 -5 183
42 Olimpia Satu Mare 7 222 69 40 113 223 363 -140 178
43 Victoria București 5 169 70 33 66 242 251 -9 173
44 Gloria Buzău 7 238 64 45 129 236 403 -167 173
45 Gloria Arad 8 156 59 31 66 296 332 -36 149
46 Victoria Cluj 8 154 61 23 70 266 294 -28 145
47 Extensiv Craiova (Electroputere Craiova) 5 170 54 36 80 171 213 -42 144
48 Dacia Unirea Brăila 6 178 54 30 94 193 328 -135 138
49 ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș 4 128 49 39 40 146 134 +12 137
50 Concordia Chiajna 5 162 42 49 71 168 238 -72 133
51 Flacăra Moreni 4 136 53 23 60 180 198 -18 129
52 Dunărea Galați 5 170 44 32 94 174 310 -136 120
53 Chinezul Timișoara 6 120 46 21 53 281 288 -7 113
54 Viitorul Constanța 4 128 42 39 47 167 191 -24 123
55 Crișana Oradea 6 110 40 20 50 199 232 -33 100
56 FC Botoșani 3 94 30 26 38 106 130 -24 86
57 CSM Politehnica Iași 3 94 27 25 42 84 104 -30 79
58 Foresta Fălticeni 3 98 24 27 47 102 145 -43 75
59 Minerul Lupeni 4 101 30 15 56 106 207 -101 75
60 FC Ploiești 5 102 28 16 58 131 255 -124 72
61 Unirea Alba Iulia 3 94 24 21 49 93 171 -78 69
62 Phoenix Baia Mare 3 62 26 11 25 96 106 -10 63
63 CS U Craiova 2 60 22 18 20 66 61 +5 62
64 Ciocanul București 2 56 24 10 22 100 87 +13 58
65 Rocar București 2 64 25 6 33 93 108 -15 56
66 ACS Poli Timișoara 2 60 15 18 27 50 77 -27 48
67 FC Onești 2 68 21 6 41 93 159 -66 48
68 CA Câmpulung Moldovenesc 2 33 15 10 8 50 31 +19 40
69 Siderurgistul Galați 2 52 13 10 29 62 104 -42 36
70 CS Mioveni 2 68 9 16 43 46 120 -74 34
71 Carmen București 1 26 14 5 7 90 44 +46 33
72 IS Câmpia Turzii 2 48 7 19 22 46 86 -40 33
73 Gloria CFR Galați 2 46 13 7 26 54 100 -46 33
74 CAM Timișoara 2 34 12 7 15 54 76 -22 31
75 Ferar Cluj 1 26 13 4 9 44 29 +15 30
76 Săgeata Năvodari 1 34 10 8 16 32 54 -22 28
77 Internațional Curtea de Argeș 1 34 10 6 18 32 49 -17 26
78 Dermata Cluj 1 30 7 11 12 41 50 -9 25
79 CS Turnu Severin 1 34 7 11 16 36 47 -11 25
80 CSM Suceava 1 34 10 5 19 36 69 -33 25
81 FC Craiova 2 50 10 5 35 61 171 -110 25
82 Aurul Brad 1 24 12 0 12 51 43 +8 24
83 Voința Sibiu 1 34 8 8 18 24 45 -21 24
84 Şoimii Sibiu 3 48 5 12 31 42 131 -89 22
85 Victoria Brănești 1 34 5 10 19 35 61 -26 20
86 FC Voluntari 1 26 5 9 12 28 42 -14 19
87 CS Otopeni 1 34 5 7 22 32 54 -22 17
88 Viitorul București 1 14 6 3 5 33 26 +7 15
89 CSM Lugoj 1 18 6 2 10 24 41 -17 14
90 Metalochimic Bucureşti 1 26 5 4 17 50 80 -30 14
91 UM Timișoara 1 30 3 6 21 24 71 -47 12
92 Corona Brașov 1 34 2 8 24 20 69 -49 12
93 AS CFR Brașov 1 18 4 3 11 26 45 -19 11
94 Prahova Ploiesti 1 26 5 1 20 26 97 -71 11
95 Avântul Reghin 1 24 3 3 18 19 57 -38 9
96 Dragoş Vodă Cernăuţi 1 18 4 0 14 26 57 -31 8
97 Braşovia Braşov 2 26 1 3 22 28 85 -57 5
98 Mureşul Târgu Mureş 1 14 1 2 11 15 53 -38 4

Current members[edit]

Club Position
in 2014–15
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 0161st in Liga II, Seria II 2013–14 2 2015–16 0 n/a
ASA Târgu Mureș 0022nd 2010–11 4 2014–15 0 n/a
Astra Giurgiu 0033rd 1998–99 12 2009–10 0 n/a
Botoșani 0088th 2013–14 3 2013–14 0 n/a
CFR Cluj 0044th 1947–48 21 2004–05 3 2011–12
Concordia Chiajna 01212th 2011–12 5 2011–12 0 n/a
CSMS Iași 01010th 2012–13 3 2014–15 0 n/a
CSU Craiova 055th 2014–15 2 2014–15 0 n/a
Dinamo București 0077th 1948–49 67 1948–49 18 2006–07
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0099th 2005–06 11 2005–06 0 n/a
Petrolul Ploiești 0066rd 1952 47 2011–12 3 1965–66
Steaua București 0011st 1947–48 68 1947–48 26 2014–15
Viitorul Constanța 01111th 2012–13 4 2012–13 0 n/a
Voluntari 0161st in Liga II, Seria I 2015–16 1 2015–16 0 n/a

Records[edit]

Top Ten Players With Most Appearances
As of 30 May 2016
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 30 May 2016
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 30 May 2016
Player Period Club Games
1 Japan Takayuki Seto 2009–00 Astra 204
2 Portugal Ricardo Cadu 2006–14 CFR 202
3 Portugal Nuno Viveiros 2008–16 Politehnica Iași, Brașov, Vaslui, U Cluj 199
4 Senegal Ousmane N'Doye 2008–16 FC Vaslui, Dinamo, Astra Giurgiu, Săgeata Năvodari, ASA Târgu Mureș 186
5 Zimbabwe Mike Temwanjera 2007–14 Vaslui 174
6 Argentina Pablo Brandan 2007–00 Urziceni, Steaua, CS U Craiova, ASA Târgu Mureș 171
7 Brazil Júnior Morais 2011–00 Astra 169
8 Cameroon Nana Falemi 1997–09 Petrolul, Steaua, Vaslui, Mediaș 169
9 Portugal Mario Camora 2011–00 CFR 154
10 Armenia Artavazd Karamyan 2004–10 Rapid, Timișoara, Steaua, Urziceni 153
Top Ten Highest Foreign Players Goalscorers
As of 30 May 2016
Player Period Club Goals
1 Brazil Wesley 2009–14 Vaslui, CSMS Iași 65 (Ø 0,53)
2 Greece Pantelis Kapetanos 2008–14 Steaua, CFR 48 (Ø 0,38)
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bojan Golubović 2012–00 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, CSMS Iași 47 (Ø 0,34)
4 Brazil Eric 2008–15 Mediaș, Pandurii 43 (Ø 0,30)
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 2010–16 Gloria Bistrița, Gaz Metan Mediaș, CS U Craiova, Steaua 37 (Ø 0,26)
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 30 May 2016. 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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