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The 2003–04 Divizia A was the eighty-sixth season of Divizia A, the top-level football league of Romania. Season began in August 2003 and ended in June 2004. Dinamo Bucureşti became champions on 3 June 2004.

Divizia A
Season2003–04
ChampionsDinamo Bucureşti[1]
RelegatedCeahlăul Piatra Neamţ
Petrolul Ploieşti
FC Oradea
Champions LeagueDinamo Bucureşti
UEFA CupSteaua Bucureşti
Oţelul Galaţi
Intertoto CupGloria Bistriţa
Matches played240
Goals scored633 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerIonel Dănciulescu (21)
Biggest home winDinamo 7–0 Ceahlăul
Biggest away winPolitehnica 1–8 Steaua
Highest scoringDinamo 7–3 Bacău
Longest winning runDinamo (8)
Longest unbeaten runSteaua (14)
Longest losing runNaţional (6)

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Team changesEdit

RelegatedEdit

The teams that were relegated to the Divizia B at the end of the previous season (note that although Oţelul Galaţi lost the relegation play–off, they remained in Divizia A, after they bought the first division place from the promoted team Petrolul Ploieşti, which merged with Astra Ploieşti):

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

VenuesEdit

Poli AEK Timișoara Steaua București FC U Craiova Rapid București
Dan Păltinișanu Steaua Ion Oblemenco Giulești-Valentin Stănescu
Capacity: 32,972 Capacity: 28,365 Capacity: 25,252 Capacity: 19,100
       
Apulum Alba Iulia FCM Bacău Farul Constanța Dinamo București
Victoria-Cetate Dumitru Sechelariu Gheorghe Hagi Dinamo
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 17,500 Capacity: 15,520 Capacity: 15,032
       
Argeș Pitești
Location of Bucharest teams.
FC Oradea
Nicolae Dobrin Municipal
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000[i]
   
Național București Oțelul Galați
Cotroceni Oțelul
Capacity: 14,542 Capacity: 13,500
   
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț FC Brașov Gloria Bistrița Petrolul Ploiești
Ceahlăul Tineretului Gloria Astra
Capacity: 12,500 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 7,800 Capacity: 7,000
       
  1. ^ Capacity of Municipal Stadium has been reduced from 18,000 to 15,000 due to advanced degradation of the resistance structure of the Second Stand.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Apulum Alba Iulia   Alexandru Pelici   Alin Paleacu Lotto / Joma Bergenbier, Elit
Argeș Pitești   Ion Moldovan   Dănuț Coman Erreà Pic
Brașov   Răzvan Lucescu   Mihai Stere Nexo / Joma Prescon
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț   Marius Lăcătuș   Radu Lefter Erreà Rifil, Romalfa
Dinamo București   Ioan Andone   Florentin Petre Lotto Omniasig
Farul Constanța   Marin Ion   George Curcă Lotto SNC
FC Oradea   Zsolt Muzsnay   Bogdan Vrăjitoarea Erreà
FC U Craiova   Mircea Rednic   Corneliu Papură Erreà Golden Brau
FCM Bacău   Ionuț Lupescu   Florin Prunea Legea Letea, Sonoma
Gloria Bistrița   Remus Vlad   Cristian Coroian Erreà Darimex
Național București   Cosmin Olăroiu   Petre Marin Nike Vincon Vrancea
Oțelul Galați   Sorin Cârțu   Sorin Ghionea Lotto Ispat Sidex
Petrolul Ploiești   Florin Marin   Daniel Petroesc Lotto Petrom, InterAgro
Poli AEK Timișoara   Basarab Panduru   Romulus Buia Lotto Luxten
Rapid București   Viorel Hizo   Vasile Maftei Erreà LaDorna
Steaua București   Victor Pițurcă   Mirel Rădoi Nike

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo București (C) 30 22 4 4 71 30 +41 70 2004–05 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Steaua București 30 18 10 2 60 20 +40 64 2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
3 Rapid București 30 16 7 7 51 32 +19 55
4 FC U Craiova 30 11 11 8 38 34 +4 44
5 Oțelul Galați 30 10 13 7 30 26 +4 43 2004–05 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
6 Apulum Alba Iulia 30 11 8 11 32 47 −15 41
7 Național București 30 11 6 13 36 39 −3 39[a]
8 Politehnica AEK Timișoara 30 9 12 9 30 40 −10 39[a]
9 Farul Constanța 30 9 10 11 39 42 −3 37
10 Argeș Pitești 30 9 9 12 31 35 −4 36[b]
11 Brașov 30 10 6 14 40 42 −2 36[b]
12 Gloria Bistrița 30 9 8 13 36 48 −12 35 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
13 FCM Bacău 30 7 10 13 29 43 −14 31
14 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț (R) 30 7 9 14 34 50 −16 30 Relegation to Divizia B
15 Petrolul Ploiești (R) 30 6 9 15 38 55 −17 27
16 FC Oradea (R) 30 6 6 18 38 50 −12 24
Source: LT ‹See Tfd›(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 TIM 0-0 PRO; PRO 0-0 TIM
  2. ^ a b ARG 2-0 BRA; BRA 1-2 ARG

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Apulum Alba Iulia93914910643444585787866676566776
Argeș Pitești56532476668121491214151515151615151313101211810
Bacău1516795991011151114131511121011111212141415151514141313
Brașov168131213647811141111131011121313141413111110111091111
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț2214611121415101310101215161314121011111212121213131414
FC U Craiova643547111110975444468754444444444
Dinamo București11712673222232221111112111111111
Farul Constanța1315161112151516121391371089111010111091099991299
Gloria Bistrița3511785855569121413109999910910111311101212
Oradea71315161614101214161615161114151616161615161616161616161616
Oțelul Galați1214613148587756656855688888887555
Petrolul Ploiești14108101516161516121516151616131412141313121314141415151515
Național București4914151113149981288696444455556788107
Rapid București8114232334323333333333333333333
Steaua București112111111111112222221222222222
Politehnica AEK Timișoara1012108101213131314107977576577767755668
Source: LT ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAI ARG BAC FCO BRA CEA FCU DIN FAR GBI OȚE PET NAT RAP STE TIM
Apulum Alba Iulia 1–5 2–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–4 0–0 0–0
Argeș Pitești 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–2 0–0 1–1
Bacău 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 4–3 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1
Brașov 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 3–4 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–3
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 4–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 2–0
FC U Craiova 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 1–1 5–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–0
Dinamo București 5–1 3–0 7–3 1–0 7–0 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 4–1 3–4 2–1 4–2
Farul Constanța 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0
Gloria Bistrița 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–3 3–2 2–2 0–2 1–1
Oradea 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–3 5–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 2–3
Oțelul Galați 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 4–1
Petrolul Ploiești 0–2 1–0 3–1 5–0 5–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–5 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2
Național București 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–0
Rapid București 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–3 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–0
Steaua București 4–1 4–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–3 2–0
Politehnica AEK Timișoara 4–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–8
Source: LT ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit