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The 2002–03 Divizia B was the 63rd season of Divizia B, the second tier of the Romanian football league system. It was the last in this format (two series of 16 teams each).

Divizia B
Season2002–03

The winner of each series of the Divizia B was promoted to the Divizia A and the runner up from each series played a playoff (home-away) against the team finished 13th or 14th in the Divizia A. The bottom three teams were relegated to the Divizia C.

StandingsEdit

Seria IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Petrolul Ploiești (C, P) 30 18 7 5 42 19 +23 61 Promotion to Divizia A
2 Gloria Buzău (Q) 30 16 7 7 44 31 +13 55 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
3 FC Onești 30 15 4 11 55 35 +20 49
4 Midia Năvodari 30 15 4 11 45 43 +2 49
5 Politehnica Iași 30 13 7 10 41 32 +9 46
6 Electromagnetica Bucureşti 30 14 4 12 41 46 −5 46
7 Inter Gaz Bucureşti 30 11 9 10 37 31 +6 42
8 Dacia Unirea Brăila 30 12 6 12 32 31 +1 42
9 Metalul Plopeni 30 12 5 13 33 40 −7 41
10 Unirea Focşani 30 12 5 13 34 35 −1 41
11 Internaţional Piteşti 30 12 5 13 41 32 +9 41
12 CSM Medgidia 30 11 5 14 36 41 −5 38
13 Cimentul Fieni 30 10 5 15 31 45 −14 35
14 Bucovina Suceava (R) 30 9 7 14 25 38 −13 34[a] Relegation to Divizia C
15 Rulmentul Alexandria (R) 30 8 3 19 29 48 −19 27
16 Foresta Fălticeni (R) 30 7 5 18 26 51 −25 26
Source: The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
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; (P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bucovina Suceava wasn't programmed twice because of financial reasons and was excluded from the championship.

Seria IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Apulum Alba Iulia (C, P) 28 21 3 4 69 23 +46 66 Promotion to Divizia A
2 Bihor Oradea (P, Q) 28 18 4 6 51 22 +29 58 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
3 Gaz Metan Mediaș 28 16 4 8 44 21 +23 52
4 Industria Sârmei Câmpia Turzii 28 12 12 4 39 20 +19 48
5 Olimpia Satu Mare 28 14 5 9 44 33 +11 47
6 CFR Cluj 28 12 10 6 52 26 +26 46
7 Corvinul Hunedoara 28 13 7 8 47 40 +7 46
8 Extensiv Craiova 28 12 7 9 37 34 +3 43
9 Universitatea Cluj 28 8 10 10 48 44 +4 34
10 ARO Câmpulung 28 8 8 12 23 36 −13 32
11 CSM Reșița 28 8 5 15 30 63 −33 29
12 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 28 7 7 14 23 37 −14 28
13 Minaur Zlatna 28 7 6 15 25 44 −19 27
14 FC Baia Mare (R) 28 7 5 16 26 42 −16 26 Relegation to Divizia C
15 Gilortul Târgu Cărbuneşti (R) 28 0 1 27 3 76 −73 1[a]
16 UMT Timișoara (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[b]
Source: The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
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; (P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Gilortul Târgu Cărbuneşti was excluded from the championship before the beginning of the second half of the season. All its results from the first half of the season count, however for the second half the team will lose all its games by a score of 0-3.
  2. ^ UM Timişoara was excluded from the league after the 12th round due to financial problems. The team failed to play two consecutive games. All its results have been cancelled.

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. Politehnica AEK Timișoara and FC Bihor Oradea won the relegation play-offs.[1]

Even though Oțelul Galați lost the relegation play-off against FC Bihor, they kept their place in the Divizia A because Petrolul Ploiești, the club that won the Divizia B, Seria I, sold its promotion place to Oțelul Galați and merged with Astra Ploiești, the other team from the city of Ploiești, which finished on the 9th position this season.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Politehnica AEK Timișoara 8–4 Gloria Buzău 5–3 3–1
Oțelul Galați 3–4 FC Bihor Oradea 2–1 1–3

GoalsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002–03 Divizia A at RSSSF
  2. ^ "De Petrolul s-a ales praful!" (in Romanian). ProSport. Retrieved 2009-05-26.