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The 2006–07 Liga I was the eighty-ninth season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. Season began on 28 July 2006 and ended on 23 May 2007.

Liga I
Season2006–07
ChampionsDinamo București[1]
RelegatedArgeș Pitești
Național București
Jiul Petroșani
Champions LeagueDinamo București
Steaua București
UEFA CupCFR Cluj
Rapid București
Intertoto CupOțelul Galați
Gloria Bistrița
Matches played306
Goals scored706 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorerClaudiu Niculescu (18)
Biggest home winSteaua 6–0 Naţional
Biggest away winOțelul 0–7 Rapid
Highest scoringCeahlăul 4–3 Oțelul
Vaslui 2–5 UTA
Oțelul 5–2 Național
Oțelul 0–7 Rapid
Longest winning runDinamo (13)
Longest unbeaten runDinamo (17)
Longest winless runJiul (12)
Longest losing runArgeș (11)

TeamsEdit

Eighteen teams played in the 2006–07 season. Four teams were from Moldova, four clubs from Transylvania, one from Dobruja and nine from Wallachia four of them coming from the country's capital city Bucharest.

Pandurii Târgu Jiu had been relegated at the end of the previous season but they re-entered Liga I at the expense of Sportul Studenţesc which has been relegated to Liga II due to financial problems. The other four new teams which gained access to Liga I were Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ and Universitatea Craiova (both winning two of the three series of Liga II), plus Unirea Urziceni (winning the playoff for Liga I) and UTA Arad which bought the place from Liberty Salonta (winner of the third series of Liga II).

VenuesEdit

Politehnica Timișoara Steaua București FC U Craiova Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Dan Păltinișanu Steaua Ion Oblemenco Ceahlăul
Capacity: 32,972 Capacity: 28,365 Capacity: 25,252 Capacity: 17,500
       
Farul Constanța Jiul Petroșani Dinamo București Argeș Pitești
Farul Jiul Dinamo Nicolae Dobrin
Capacity: 15,520 Capacity: 15,500 Capacity: 15,032 Capacity: 15,000
       
Național București
Location of Bucharest teams.
Oțelul Galați
Cotroceni Oțelul
Capacity: 14,542 Capacity: 13,500
   
Rapid București Politehnica Iași
Giulești-Valentin Stănescu Emil Alexandrescu
Capacity: 11,704[i] Capacity: 11,390
   
CFR Cluj[ii] FC Vaslui
CFR Municipal
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 9,240
   
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Gloria Bistrița UTA Arad Unirea Urziceni
Tudor Vladimirescu Gloria Francisc von Neuman Tineretului
Capacity: 9,200 Capacity: 7,800 Capacity: 7,287 Capacity: 7,000
       
  1. ^ Capacity of Giulești-Valentin Stănescu Stadium has been reduced from 19,100 to 11,704 due to advanced degradation of the resistance structure of the South End.
  2. ^ CFR Cluj was relocated to Unirea Stadium from Dej for the first five home matches of this season because CFR Stadium was under renovations.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Argeș Pitești   Constantin Cârstea   Alin Chița Lotto Pic
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț   Aurel Șunda   Adrian Iencsi Lotto Altex
CFR Cluj   Cristiano Bergodi   Vasile Jula Erreà DOMO Group, Polus Center
Dinamo București   Mircea Rednic   Claudiu Niculescu Nike Omniasig
Farul Constanța   Marin Ion   Mihai Guriță Lotto SNC
FC U Craiova   Florin Cioroianu   Dorel Stoica Erreà Golden Brau
Gloria Bistrița   Ioan Sabău   Sandu Negrean Nike Darimex, Aldis
Jiul Petroșani   Gheorghe Poenaru   Ciprian Dinu Nike Atomis
Național București   Eugen Nae   Ovidiu Herea Nike Intercons
Oțelul Galați   Petre Grigoraș   Viorel Tănase Nike Mittal Steel
Pandurii Târgu Jiu   Eugen Neagoe   Florin Stângă Lotto USMO
Politehnica Iași   Ionuț Popa   Bogdan Onuț Umbro Iulius Mall
Politehnica Timișoara   Valentin Velcea   Dan Alexa Lotto Balkan Petroleum
Rapid București   Răzvan Lucescu   Vasile Maftei Lotto Lukoil
Steaua București   Cosmin Olăroiu   Mirel Rădoi Nike RAFO
Unirea Urziceni   Dan Petrescu   Bogdan Mara Umbro
UTA Arad   Marius Lăcătuș   Daniel Tudor Erreà Intesa Sanpaolo
Vaslui   Viorel Hizo   Bogdan Buhuș Umbro

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo București (C) 34 23 8 3 63 24 +39 77 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Steaua București 34 21 8 5 61 22 +39 71 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 CFR Cluj 34 21 6 7 59 32 +27 69 UEFA Cup 2007-08 Second qualifying round
4 Rapid București 34 16 11 7 63 39 +24 59 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round
5 Oțelul Galați 34 17 5 12 60 56 +4 56 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
6 Gloria Bistrița 34 16 6 12 42 35 +7 54 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
7 Politehnica Timișoara 34 15 8 11 37 33 +4 53
8 Vaslui 34 13 11 10 41 44 −3 50
9 FC U Craiova 34 12 12 10 39 43 −4 48
10 Unirea Urziceni 34 13 8 13 30 29 +1 47
11 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 34 13 5 16 26 35 −9 44
12 UTA Arad 34 11 8 15 28 39 −11 41
13 Politehnica Iași 34 10 10 14 34 41 −7 40
14 Farul Constanța 34 8 13 13 31 35 −4 37
15 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 34 8 7 19 27 53 −26 31 Spared from relegation[a]
16 Național București (R) 34 6 6 22 27 52 −25 24[b] Relegation to 2007–08 Liga II
17 Argeș Pitești (R) 34 5 9 20 23 47 −24 24[b]
18 Jiul Petroşani (R) 34 5 5 24 15 47 −32 20
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. ^ Delta Tulcea, the winner of the Liga II, Seria I, was denied the right to participate in next season of Liga I because it failed to meet the licensing requirements, therefore Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ was spared from relegation.
  2. ^ a b ARG 0-3 PRO; PRO 0-2 ARG

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Argeș Pitești4111416181718181818181818181616161616161616161616161616161616161617
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț510131510911101011121111121415151515151515151515151515151515151515
CFR Cluj1111133234444444444443222222223333
Dinamo București3322211111111111111111111111111111
Farul Constanța6645712911129101213131113131414131211121212121413131414141414
FC U Craiova101410101214151516141414121012811111111111014131414131212121110109
Gloria Bistrița159111114117686888766656555555555566676
Jiul Petroşani16151717131316161516171717171818181717171718181818181818181818171818
Național București14161214171814131415151516161717171818181817171717171717171717181716
Oțelul Galați17171813975443333577778788868677777755
Pandurii Târgu Jiu712912151513141313111010899101012121013101111111099910111211
Politehnica Iași225454657766791012121310101399910101110111012121313
Politehnica Timișoara12769684865776655565666687866655567
Rapid București8877868758555333333332444344444444
Steaua București11533322322222222222224333433332222
Unirea Urziceni181815811101291112131314141514141213141414111099988889910
UTA Arad9486451012910999118119999912131413131214141313131112
Vaslui13131618161617171717161615151310887877776781110119888
Source: LT (in Romanian)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARG CEA CFR DIN FAR FCU GLO JIU OȚE NAȚ PAN PIS PTM RAP STE URZ UTA VAS
Argeș Pitești 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–3 1–0 0–4 1–2 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2
CFR Cluj 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 4–0 5–0 2–2
Dinamo București 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0
Farul Constanța 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1
FC U Craiova 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–4 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 3–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0
Gloria Bistrița 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0
Jiul Petroșani 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–3
Național București 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–2 4–0 0–3 0–2 1–2 0–1
Oțelul Galați 5–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–7 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–3 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–2
Politehnica Iași 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–0
Politehnica Timișoara 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–2
Rapid București 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 4–0 2–0
Steaua București 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–4 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 6–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–1
Unirea Urziceni 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0
UTA Arad 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1
Vaslui 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–3 3–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–5
Source: LT (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit