2001–02 Divizia A

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The 2001–02 Divizia A was the eighty-fourth season of Divizia A, the top-level football league of Romania. Season began in August 2001 and ended in May 2002. Dinamo București was crowned as champion for the 16th time.

Divizia A
Season2001–02
ChampionsDinamo București[1]
RelegatedPetrolul Ploiești
UM Timișoara
Champions LeagueDinamo București
UEFA CupNațional București
Rapid București
Intertoto CupGloria Bistrița
Matches played240
Goals scored607 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorerCătălin Cursaru (17)
Biggest home winRapid 6–0 UMT
Biggest away winBacău 1–5 Național
Argeș 0–4 Național
Argeș 0–4 Steaua
Highest scoringFarul 5–3 Universitatea
Longest winning runRapid, Național, Steaua, Bacău, Dinamo, Argeș, Oțelul (4)
Longest unbeaten runDinamo (16)
Longest losing runFarul (6)

Team changesEdit

RelegatedEdit

The teams that were relegated to Divizia B at the end of the previous season (note that although FCM Bacău lost the relegation play–off, it remained in the Divizia A, after it bought the first division place from the promoted team FC Baia Mare):

Edit

The teams that were promoted from Divizia B at the start of the season:

VenuesEdit

Steaua București FC U Craiova Rapid București FCM Bacău
Steaua Ion Oblemenco Giulești-Valentin Stănescu Dumitru Sechelariu
Capacity: 28,365 Capacity: 25,252 Capacity: 19,100 Capacity: 17,500
       
Farul Constanța Dinamo București Argeș Pitești Sportul Studențesc
Gheorghe Hagi Dinamo Municipal Regie
Capacity: 15,520 Capacity: 15,032 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000
       
Național București
Location of Bucharest teams.
Petrolul Ploiești
Cotroceni Ilie Oană
Capacity: 14,542 Capacity: 14,000
   
Oțelul Galați Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Oțelul Ceahlăul
Capacity: 13,500 Capacity: 12,500
   
FC Brașov UM Timișoara Gloria Bistrița Astra Ploiești
Tineretului UMT Gloria Astra
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 9,900 Capacity: 7,800 Capacity: 7,000
       

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Argeș Pitești   Florin Halagian   Cristian Bălașa   Erreà Dacia
Astra Ploiești   Gheorghe Mulțescu   Marin Dună   Valsport Kronos
Brașov   Ferenc Bajkó   Cosmin Bodea   Valsport Prescon
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț   Marin Barbu   Florin Axinia   Ancada Rifil
Dinamo București   Cornel Dinu   Ioan Lupescu / Giani Kiriță   Lotto Cosmorom
Farul Constanța   Petre Grigoraș   Vasilică Cristocea   Erreà Cuget Liber
FC U Craiova   Florin Marin   Flavius Stoican   Erreà Vincon
FCM Bacău   Gheorghe Poenaru   Radu Ciobanu   Legea Sonoma
Gloria Bistrița   Constantin Cârstea   Vasile Popa   Umbro Darimex
Național București   Cosmin Olăroiu   Ovidiu Petre   Kappa
Oțelul Galați   Marius Lăcătuș   Bogdan Andone   Adidas Sidex
Petrolul Ploiești   Victor Roșca   Dinu Todoran   Adidas Petrom
Rapid București   Mircea Rednic   Adrian Iencsi   Erreà Connex
Sportul Studențesc   Ioan Andone   Romeo Pădureț   Valsport Omniasig
Steaua București   Victor Pițurcă   Marius Baciu   Adidas BCR
UM Timișoara   Gheorghe Staicu   Florian Călin   Valsport UMT

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo București (C) 30 17 9 4 63 33 +30 60 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Național București 30 16 10 4 44 20 +24 58 Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Rapid București[a] 30 15 6 9 50 31 +19 50[b]
4 Steaua București 30 15 5 10 47 31 +16 50[b]
5 Oțelul Galați 30 14 7 9 34 24 +10 49
6 Bacău 30 14 4 12 43 40 +3 46
7 Universitatea Craiova 30 12 8 10 40 35 +5 44
8 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 30 13 4 13 35 37 −2 43
9 Gloria Bistrița 30 13 2 15 29 41 −12 41 Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
10 Argeș Pitești 30 11 7 12 36 39 −3 40
11 Brașov 30 10 9 11 33 34 −1 39
12 Astra Ploiești 30 9 10 11 29 28 +1 37
13 Sportul Studențesc București 30 9 7 14 40 53 −13 34 Qualification to relegation play-offs
14 Farul Constanța 30 8 8 14 32 44 −12 32
15 Petrolul Ploiești (R) 30 5 10 15 30 48 −18 25 Relegation to Divizia B
16 UM Timișoara (R) 30 3 6 21 24 71 −47 15
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. ^ Rapid București had 1 point deducted for walking off in round 13.
  2. ^ a b RAP 3-0 STE; STE 2-1 RAP

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Argeș Pitești1112141515151515151514141415131213121110991011109881110
Astra Ploiești585589810111112121212121312131313121211811810111212
Bacău1213812121311121085557101198787555666666
Brașov7411778989710108101110119121213131313121211121011
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț139121414141413141213111198977875677911121098
Universitatea Craiova166109567810986555566688910877777
Dinamo București431254443222111111111111222221
Farul Constanța8141513131276668696678109911111212131313141414
Gloria Bistrița161178333355797878101110111010897109989
Oțelul Galați951061010129796710119665544444355545
Petrolul Ploiești141013111111131413141113131614141515141415151515151515151515
Național București10159366554443222322332222111112
Rapid București222111111111334443223333443453
Sportul Studențesc București374947101112131515151315151414151514141414141414131313
Steaua București613422222334443234456766534334
UMT Timișoara151616161616161616161616161416161616161616161616161616161616
Source: LT (in Romanian)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARG AST BAC BRA CEA UCR DIN FAR GBI OȚE PET NAT RAP SPO STE UMT
Argeș Pitești 2–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 5–1 0–4 4–1
Astra Ploiești 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
Bacău 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 4–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–5 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0
Brașov 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 6–1
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 5–1
Universitatea Craiova 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 0–0
Dinamo București 2–1 1–1 4–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–2 5–1 2–0 5–1
Farul Constanța 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–2 5–3 2–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–0
Gloria Bistrița 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 2–1 3–1
Oțelul Galați 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–1
Petrolul Ploiești 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2
Național București 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 3–0
Rapid București 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–2 2–1 5–0 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 6–0
Sportul Studențesc București 3–3 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–1 2–3 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0
Steaua București 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0
UMT Timișoara 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 3–3 0–3
Source: LT (in Romanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion / Relegation Play-offEdit

The teams placed on the 13th and 14th place in the Divizia A faced the 2nd placed teams from both groups of the Divizia B. Sportul Studențesc and Farul Constanța won the relegation play-offs, thus, they've kept their places in the Liga I, while Cimentul Fieni and FC Baia Mare will still play in Liga II in the 2002–03 season.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cimentul Fieni 1–5 Sportul Studențesc 0–3 1–2
Farul Constanța 1–0 FC Baia Mare 1–0 0–0
12 June 2002 Leg 2 Sportul Studențesc 2 – 1 Cimentul Fieni Stadionul Regie
Bălan   24'
Diniță   54'
Albulescu   44'

Top goalscorersEdit

Position[3] Player Club Goals
1 Cătălin Cursaru Bacău 17
2 Claudiu Niculescu Dinamo București 15
Daniel Pancu Rapid București
4 Claudiu Răducanu Steaua București 14
5 Gheorghe Bucur Sportul Studențesc 13

Champion squadEdit

Dinamo București[4]

Goalkeepers: Bogdan Lobonț (22 / 0); Florin Prunea (6 / 0); Alexandru Iliuciuc (2 / 0).
Defenders: Mugur Bolohan (26 / 5); Adrian Iordache (1 / 0); Sorin Iodi (11 / 0); Giani Kiriță (28 / 2); Valentin Năstase (13 / 2); Bogdan Onuț (27 / 2); Iosif Tâlvan (26 / 0); Marian Vătavu (11 / 0); Dorin Semeghin (13 / 1); Cristian Pulhac (1 / 0).
Midfielders: Romulus Buia (9 / 0); Constantin Ilie (10 / 0); Ioan Lupescu (7 / 0); Vlad Munteanu (19 / 5); Florin Pârvu (20 / 1); Răzvan Pădurețu (1 / 0); Florentin Petre (10 / 1); Cătălin Rață (1 / 0); Ovidiu Stîngă (18 / 0); Iulian Tameș (29 / 6); Ianis Zicu (16 / 2).
Forwards: Bogdan Aldea (1 / 0); Alexandru Bălțoi (4 / 0); Ionel Dănciulescu (13 / 3); Claudiu Drăgan (23 / 4); Sabin Ilie (7 / 3); Adrian Mihalcea (14 / 11); Claudiu Niculescu (28 / 15); Ciprian Marica (2 / 0).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Cornel Dinu / Marin Ion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2001–02 Divizia A at RomanianSoccer
  2. ^ 2001–02 Divizia A at RSSSF
  3. ^ "Top Scorers". www.romaniansoccer.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Romania National Champions". RomanianSoccer. Retrieved 13 May 2021.