1940–41 Divizia B

The 1940–41 Divizia B was the seventh season of the second tier of the Romanian football league system.

Divizia B
Season1940–41

The league included 26 teams divided in three regional series. Many changes in the composition of the series were generated by the historical factor, the beginning of the World War II. It was the last official season of Divizia B until 1946, when the league was resumed. The seasons played during the World War II are not considered official. Also, promotions and relegations are not feasible this season because Divizia A and Divizia C were also suspended for the next 5 years.[1][2]

Team changesEdit

Excluded teamsEdit

AMEF Arad was excluded from Divizia A and substituted with Gloria Arad. The team also did not start the 1940–41 Divizia B season after being dissolved by the legionary regime.[3]

CAM Timișoara was abusively excluded from the Divizia A and was forced to play in the Divizia B, because was a workers' football club.

Feroemail Ploiești was excluded, being another victim of the regime's law of banning workers' teams.

Maccabi București, sport club, representing the Jewish community was expelled from all the official competitions by the same legionary regime, which adopted antisemitic policies.

Other teamsEdit

CA Oradea, Crișana Oradea, CS Târgu Mureș, Mureșul Târgu Mureș, Olimpia CFR Satu Mare, Oltul Sfântu Gheorghe, Stăruința Oradea, Victoria Carei and Victoria Cluj moved in the Hungarian football league system due to the Second Vienna Award which was signed on 30 August 1940, territory of Northern Transylvania being assigned from Romania to Hungary.

Universitatea Cluj was promoted in the Divizia A instead of Crișana Oradea, even that the Second Vienna Award regard also Cluj-Napoca in the territory of Northern Transylvania, Universitatea refused to play in Hungary and relocated to Sibiu, being renamed as Universitatea Cluj-Sibiu.

Dragoș Vodă Cernăuți and Muncitorul Cernăuți (Northern Bukovina), Maccabi Chișinău, Nistru Chișinău and Traian Tighina (Bessarabia) were not allowed to play anymore in the Romanian football league system due to the Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina during June 28 – July 4, 1940, which had as result the Soviet annexation of the region.

League tablesEdit

Serie IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 CFR Turnu Severin (C) 18 12 3 3 50 30 +20 27
2 SSM Reșița 18 12 2 4 49 24 +25 26
3 Electrica Timișoara 18 10 3 5 43 20 +23 23
4 Rapid Timișoara 18 10 3 5 53 27 +26 23
5 Chinezul Timișoara 18 9 2 7 47 37 +10 20
6 CFR Timișoara 18 7 4 7 35 37 −2 18
7 Vulturii Textila Lugoj 18 7 1 10 31 55 −24 15
8 Crișana CFR Arad 18 5 1 12 32 57 −25 11
9 Politehnica Timișoara 18 4 1 13 32 54 −22 9
10 CAM Timișoara 18 2 4 12 26 57 −31 8
Source: romaniansoccer.ro
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) Points 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion

Serie IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Jiul Petroșani (C) 14 10 1 3 53 22 +31 21
2 IS Câmpia Turzii 14 7 6 1 40 16 +24 20
3 CFR Brașov 14 7 3 4 33 24 +9 17
4 Metalosport Călan 14 7 2 5 23 31 −8 16
5 CFR Simeria 14 7 2 5 31 28 +3 16
6 Minerul Lupeni 14 5 3 6 27 27 0 13
7 Vitrometan Mediaș 14 2 4 8 25 45 −20 8
8 Cimentul Turda 14 0 1 13 2 41 −39 1
Source: romaniansoccer.ro
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) Points 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion

Serie IIIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Juventus București (C) 14 12 1 1 86 17 +69 25
2 Franco-Româna Brăila 14 8 2 4 36 21 +15 18
3 Constanța 14 6 4 4 29 44 −15 16
4 Turda București 14 6 2 6 34 36 −2 14
5 Olympia București 14 5 3 6 34 37 −3 13
6 Dacia VA Galați 14 3 4 7 21 42 −21 10
7 Prahova Ploiești 14 3 3 8 23 41 −18 9
8 Ateneul Tătărași Iași 14 3 1 10 24 49 −25 7
Source: romaniansoccer.ro
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) Points 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion

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