1998–99 Divizia B

The 1998–99 Divizia B was the 59th season of the second tier of the Romanian football league system.

Divizia B
Season1998–99
PromotedBrașov
Extensiv Craiova
Rocar București
RelegatedRulmentul Alexandria
Vega Deva
Nitramonia Făgăraș
Baia Mare
Dacia Unirea Brăila
Unirea Dej
Top goalscorerMarian Ivan (17 goals)

The format has been maintained to two series, each of them having 18 teams. At the end of the season, the winners of the series promoted to Divizia A and the last three places from both series relegated to Divizia C. A promotion play-off was played between the runners-up of the series to decide the third team that promoted to Divizia A.[1][2]

Team changesEdit

Renamed teamsEdit

Electroputere Craiova was renamed as Extensiv Craiova.

Maramureș Baia Mare was renamed as FC Baia Mare.

League tablesEdit

Seria IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Brașov (C, P) 34 21 8 5 64 22 +42 71 Promotion to Divizia A
2 Rocar București (O, P) 34 22 3 9 69 35 +34 69 Qualification to promotion play-off
3 Cimentul Fieni 34 17 7 10 53 33 +20 58
4 Politehnica Iași 34 15 7 12 49 45 +4 52
5 Laminorul Roman 34 16 4 14 43 33 +10 52
6 Midia Năvodari 34 14 8 12 53 34 +19 50
7 Poiana Câmpina 34 14 8 12 42 47 −5 50
8 Precizia Săcele 34 15 4 15 45 40 +5 49
9 Metrom Brașov 34 14 6 14 48 37 +11 48
10 Gloria Buzău 34 15 3 16 40 42 −2 48
11 Dunărea Galați 34 14 5 15 44 45 −1 47
12 Chindia Târgoviște 34 14 5 15 43 46 −3 47
13 Sportul Studențesc București 34 13 8 13 38 33 +5 47
14 Tractorul Brașov 34 15 2 17 47 54 −7 47
15 Petrolul Moinești 34 14 5 15 45 41 +4 47
16 Rulmentul Alexandria (R) 34 13 5 16 39 30 +9 44 Relegation to Divizia C
17 Nitramonia Făgăraș (R) 34 9 6 19 30 62 −32 33
18 Dacia Unirea Brăila (R) 34 2 4 28 12 125 −113 10
Updated to match(es) played on 30 June 1999. Source: romaniansoccer.ro (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) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Seria IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Extensiv Craiova (C, P) 34 22 5 7 83 32 +51 71 Promotion to Divizia A
2 UTA Arad 34 20 6 8 73 41 +32 66 Qualification to promotion play-off
3 ARO Câmpulung 34 18 4 12 64 49 +15 58
4 Gaz Metan Mediaș 34 16 5 13 58 51 +7 53
5 Politehnica Timișoara 34 16 4 14 60 41 +19 52
6 Bihor Oradea 34 15 6 13 43 46 −3 51
7 ASA Târgu Mureș 34 16 2 16 47 48 −1 50
8 Chimica Târnăveni 34 14 5 15 39 51 −12 47
9 Minerul Motru 34 14 4 16 47 55 −8 46
10 Corvinul Hunedoara 34 14 4 16 52 59 −7 46
11 Inter Sibiu 34 14 3 17 50 49 +1 45
12 Drobeta-Turnu Severin 34 13 6 15 48 52 −4 45
13 Dacia Pitești 34 13 5 16 50 56 −6 44
14 Apulum Alba Iulia 34 13 4 17 42 55 −13 43
15 Jiul Petroșani 34 13 4 17 38 55 −17 43
16 Vega Deva (R) 34 12 5 17 35 66 −31 41 Relegation to Divizia C
17 Baia Mare (R) 34 11 6 17 45 53 −8 39
18 Unirea Dej (R) 34 11 4 19 46 61 −15 37
Updated to match(es) played on 30 June 1999. Source: romaniansoccer.ro (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) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Promotion play-offEdit

The 2nd-placed teams of the Divizia B played a match to decide the third team promoted to Divizia A. The match was played on neutral ground, on the Cetate Stadium in Alba Iulia.

19 June 1999 Rocar București 2–0UTA AradAlba Iulia
14:00 EEST (UTC+3) Vrăjitoarea   20'
Strelțov   90'
Report Stadium: Cetate
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Sorin Corpodean (Alba Iulia)

Top scorersEdit

17 goals
15 goals
13 goals
10 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals

See alsoEdit

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