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2008–09 Liga II

The 2008–09 Liga II was the 69th season of Liga II, the second tier of the Romanian football league system. The season began on August 16, 2008 and finished on June 13, 2009.

Liga II
Season2008–09
PromotedCeahlaul Piatra Neamt
FC Ploiesti
Unirea Alba Iulia
Internaţional Curtea de Argeş
Top goalscorerŞtefan Iordache (15)
Sorin Gheju (18)

The top two teams from each series were promoted at the end of the season to the Liga I, while the bottom four were relegated to the Liga III.

StandingsEdit

Seria IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ 30 22 3 5 52 17 +35 69 Promotion to Liga I
2 FC Ploieşti 30 21 4 5 62 32 +30 67
3 Delta Tulcea 30 18 4 8 52 25 +27 58
4 Petrolul Ploieşti 30 13 6 11 47 41 +6 45
5 FC Botoşani 30 13 5 12 52 49 +3 44
6 FCM Bacău 30 11 8 11 33 43 −10 41[a]
7 Dunărea Galaţi 30 12 5 13 42 31 +11 41[a]
8 Concordia Chiajna 30 11 6 13 27 24 +3 39
9 Dinamo II Bucureşti 30 11 5 14 43 60 −17 38
10 Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti 30 10 7 13 45 37 +8 37[b]
11 Dunărea Giurgiu 30 10 7 13 44 46 −2 37[b]
12 FC Snagov 30 9 7 14 44 57 −13 34
13 CS Buftea 30 8 9 13 47 61 −14 33
14 Cetatea Suceava 30 9 4 17 30 41 −11 31[c][d]
15 Progresul Bucureşti 29 10 4 15 24 51 −27 31[c][e] Relegation to Liga III
16 FC Știința Bacău / CS Luceafărul Oradea 28 5 8 15 25 51 −26 23[f]
17 Prefab 05 Modelu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[g]
18 Forex Braşov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[g]
Source: RomanianSoccer
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b BAC 0-1 GAL; GAL 1-2 BAC
  2. ^ a b GIU 2-4 BUC; BUC 1-2 GIU
  3. ^ a b PRO 1-0 SUC; SUC 2-0 PRO
  4. ^ Cetatea Suceava deducted two points for finishing two points below the 25-point threshold in the 2007–08 season of Liga I.
  5. ^ Progresul Bucureşti was kicked out from the competition after round 24 because of financial reasons with all remaining matches recorded as 3-0 walkovers. A further 3 point deduction was made following the failure to settle debts with Radostin Stanev.
  6. ^ Ştiinţa Bacău withdrew from the championship at the end of the first half and was taken over by Luceafărul which continued to play in Ştiinţa's place in the second half of the championship. The club withdrew again from the competition after round 32 and all remaining matches were recorded as 3-0 walkovers.
  7. ^ a b Withdrew from the competition. Records expunged.

Seria IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Unirea Alba Iulia 34 20 9 5 58 28 +30 69 Promotion to Liga I
2 Internaţional Curtea de Argeş 34 19 7 8 61 40 +21 64
3 FCM Târgu Mureş 34 16 9 9 54 27 +27 57
4 CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea 34 15 9 10 52 37 +15 54[a]
5 FC Drobeta-Turnu Severin 34 15 9 10 48 43 +5 54[a]
6 Dacia Mioveni 34 15 6 13 45 40 +5 51[b]
7 Liberty Salonta 34 14 9 11 39 28 +11 51[b]
8 Minerul Lupeni 34 14 6 14 40 43 −3 48
9 UTA Arad 34 11 14 9 32 34 −2 47
10 Bihor Oradea 34 13 7 14 44 49 −5 46[c]
11 Jiul Petroşani 34 11 13 10 46 36 +10 46[c]
12 Mureşul Deva 34 13 6 15 44 51 −7 45
13 Arieşul Turda 34 10 14 10 30 29 +1 44
14 CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 34 11 12 11 37 33 +4 43[d]
15 ACU Arad 34 11 8 15 45 51 −6 41 Relegation to Liga III
16 CFR Timişoara 34 10 9 15 41 60 −19 39
17 FCM Târgovişte 34 5 11 18 23 54 −31 26
18 Mechel Câmpia Turzii 34 3 2 29 22 78 −56 11
Source: RomanianSoccer
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b SEV 1-1 VAL; VAL 1-0 SEV
  2. ^ a b MIO 1-0 SAL; SAL 0-0 MIO
  3. ^ a b PET 1-1 ORA; ORA 2-1 PET
  4. ^ 2 points deducted

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

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