1998–99 Divizia A

The 1998–99 Divizia A was the eighty-first season of Divizia A, the top-level football league of Romania.

Divizia A
Season1998–99
ChampionsRapid București[1]
RelegatedForesta Fălticeni
Universitatea Cluj
Olimpia Satu Mare
Champions LeagueRapid București
UEFA CupDinamo București
Steaua București
Intertoto CupBacău
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ
Matches played306
Goals scored888 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerIonel Ganea (28)
Biggest home winDinamo 8–0 Cluj
Biggest away winCluj 0–6 Dinamo
Highest scoringDinamo 8–0 Cluj
Longest winning runDinamo, Rapid (10)
Longest unbeaten runRapid (23)
Longest losing runOlimpia (13)

TeamsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rapid București (C) 34 28 5 1 79 18 +61 89 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Dinamo București 34 26 4 4 95 27 +68 82 Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Steaua București 34 19 9 6 62 33 +29 66
4 Argeș Pitești 34 20 4 10 57 37 +20 64
5 Bacău 34 18 8 8 46 35 +11 62 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
6 Oțelul Galați 34 17 4 13 47 33 +14 55[a]
7 Național București 34 18 1 15 61 51 +10 55[a]
8 Petrolul Ploiești 34 16 5 13 50 46 +4 53
9 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 34 15 4 15 54 53 +1 49 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
10 Astra Ploiești 34 13 7 14 40 38 +2 46
11 Gloria Bistrița 34 12 7 15 55 60 −5 43
12 Farul Constanța 34 12 4 18 37 54 −17 40
13 Universitatea Craiova 34 11 6 17 43 50 −7 39[b]
14 FC Onești 34 12 3 19 56 67 −11 39[b]
15 Reșița 34 8 11 15 34 59 −25 35
16 Foresta Suceava (R) 34 6 6 22 31 61 −30 24 Relegation to Divizia B
17 Universitatea Cluj (R) 34 4 4 26 19 92 −73 16
18 Olimpia Satu Mare (R) 34 3 4 27 22 74 −52 13
Source: LT (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b OTE 3-2 PRO; PRO 0-1 OTE
  2. ^ a b CRA 4-2 ONE; ONE 3-2 CRA

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Argeș Pitești2796966466646765565456665677644444
Astra Ploiești5510912710810999999999101010101010101010109910101010
Bacău8633335554563546644544444445455555
Reșița18161416161415161615161415151515151414141515151515151515151515151515
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț151812111011111214141415141311121110999999999810109999
Universitatea Craiova10121512131513141212121312111313141515151414141414141413121212121313
Dinamo București1111111112212111222221111111222222
Farul Constanța641114111212131111111113121414131112121213131313121211111111111212
Foresta Fălticeni13171818181817181818181818181818181818181716161616161616161616161616
Gloria Bistrița7115768910910101010101010101211131311121112111112131313131111
Olimpia Satu Mare1681315151718151516151717171616161616161617171717171717171717181818
FC Onești17151713141314111313131211141211121313111112111211131314141414141414
Oțelul Galați14965443335458878776665556764777666
Petrolul Ploiești41078797977885687888887888889888878
Național București3244554643334354457778777556566787
Rapid București9322222221121222111112222222111111
Steaua București11138108108788777433333333333333333333
Universitatea Cluj12141617171616171717171616161717171717171818181818181818181818171717
Source: LT (in Romanian)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARG AST BAC RES CEA UCR DIN FAR FOR GBI OLI ONE OȚE PET NAT RAP STE UCL
Argeș Pitești 1–2 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 6–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 3–0
Astra Ploiești 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–5 1–1 2–1
Bacău 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–0
Reșița 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–1 4–1 1–2 2–2 3–0
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 1–2 3–1 4–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–3 5–1
Universitatea Craiova 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 4–1
Dinamo București 1–0 2–0 1–0 7–0 6–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 5–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 5–0 0–1 0–0 8–0
Farul Constanța 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 3–1
Foresta Fălticeni 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0
Gloria Bistrița 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–2 1–1 2–3 4–2 5–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–4 2–4 2–1 4–0
Olimpia Satu Mare 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–4 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–6 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 0–1
FC Onești 0–3 2–0 2–2 5–0 3–1 3–2 1–4 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 2–3 6–0
Oțelul Galați 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 5–0
Petrolul Ploiești 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 3–0
Național București 2–3 1–0 5–0 3–0 4–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 3–1
Rapid București 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–4 3–0 2–0 5–0 1–0 6–0 3–0 2–1 5–0 3–0 3–0
Steaua București 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 6–1 0–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0
Universitatea Cluj 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–6 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–4 1–4 0–2
Source: LT (in Romanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Position[2] Player Club Goals
1 Ionel Ganea Gloria Bistriţa / Rapid București 28
2 Constantin Barbu Argeş Piteşti / Rapid București 21
3 Marian Savu Naţional București 19
4 Adrian Mihalcea Dinamo București 18
5 Marius Șumudică Rapid București 17

Champion squadEdit

Rapid București[3]

Goalkeepers: Bogdan Lobonț (31 / 0); Marius Bratu (4 / 0).
Defenders: Nicolae Stanciu (28 / 1); Cristian Dulca (14 / 3); Mircea Rednic (32 / 1); Dorel Mutică (22 / 4); Adrian Iencsi (26 / 3); Vasile Popa (1 / 0); Bogdan Andone (14 / 0); Daniel Chiriță (3 / 1); Ion Voicu (5 / 0).
Midfielders: Mugur Bolohan (22 / 1); Ioan Ovidiu Sabău (22 / 1); Dănuț Lupu (28 / 5); Marius Măldărășanu (33 / 4); Daniel Pancu (27 / 6); Ștefan Nanu (23 / 1); Zeno Bundea (25 / 6); Mario Bugeanu (2 / 0); Alin Minteuan (4 / 0); Răzvan Raț (3 / 0).
Forwards: Marius Șumudică (31 / 17); Sergiu Radu (15 / 2); Ovidiu Maier (22 / 1); Radu Niculescu (8 / 2); Ionel Ganea (16 / 11); Constantin Barbu (11 / 8).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Mircea Lucescu / Mircea Rednic / Dumitru Dumitriu / Nicolae Manea.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998–99 Divizia A
  2. ^ "Top Scorers". www.romaniansoccer.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Romania National Champions". RomanianSoccer. Retrieved 13 May 2021.