2009–10 Liga I
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Unirea Alba Iulia
|Champions League||CFR Cluj|
|Goals scored||558 (2.27 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Andrei Cristea (16)|
|Biggest home win||Timişoara 6–0 Ceahlăul|
Timişoara 6–0 Unirea
Braşov 6–0 Bistriţa
|Biggest away win||Gaz Metan 2–6 Timişoara|
Ceahlăul 0–4 Dinamo
Ceahlăul 0–4 Rapid
|Highest scoring||Urziceni 4–4 Dinamo|
Gaz Metan 2–6 Timişoara
Farul Constanţa, Otopeni and Gloria Buzău were relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season. They were joined by Argeş Piteşti, who were demoted upon a decision of the Professional Football League on 8 July 2009, after their owner, Cornel Penescu, was found guilty of corruption. As a consequence, 15th-placed Gaz Metan Mediaş were spared relegation.
The four relegated teams were replaced by the champions and runners-up from both 2008–09 Liga II divisions. Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ and Ploieşti were promoted from Seria I while Unirea Alba Iulia and Internaţional Curtea de Argeş were promoted from Seria II.
Promoted team FC Ploieşti were renamed FC Astra Ploieşti, effective to 1 July 2009.
|Timișoara||Steaua București||FC U Craiova||CFR Cluj|
|Dan Păltinișanu||Steaua||Ion Oblemenco||Dr. Constantin Rădulescu|
|Capacity: 32,972||Capacity: 28,365||Capacity: 25,252||Capacity: 23,500|
|Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||Dinamo București||Internațional Curtea de Argeș[i]||Oțelul Galați|
|Capacity: 17,500||Capacity: 15,032||Capacity: 15,000||Capacity: 13,500|
|Giulești-Valentin Stănescu||Emil Alexandrescu|
|Capacity: 11,704[ii]||Capacity: 11,390|
|FC Vaslui||Pandurii Târgu Jiu|
|Capacity: 9,240||Capacity: 9,200|
|Astra Ploiești||FC Brașov|
|Capacity: 9,000||Capacity: 8,800|
|Unirea Alba Iulia||Gloria Bistrița||Unirea Urziceni||Gaz Metan Mediaș|
|Capacity: 8,000[iii]||Capacity: 7,800||Capacity: 7,000||Capacity: 5,300|
- Internațional Curtea de Argeș was relocated to Orășenesc Stadium from Mioveni for the first half of the season and to Nicolae Dobrin Stadium from Pitești for the second half, because Ștrand Stadium from Pitești does not meet the standards for Liga I.
- 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.
- Capacity of Cetate Stadium has been reduced from 18,000 to 8,000 due to security reasons.
Personnel and kitsEdit
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||CFR Cluj (C)||34||20||9||5||46||23||+23||69||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2||Unirea Urziceni||34||18||12||4||53||26||+27||66||2010–11 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|3||Vaslui||34||18||8||8||44||28||+16||62[a]||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[b]|
|5||Timișoara||34||15||14||5||55||27||+28||59||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round|
|6||Dinamo București||34||13||14||7||48||37||+11||53||2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[b]|
|10||Gaz Metan Mediaș||34||9||15||10||33||37||−4||42|
|12||Internațional Curtea de Argeș (R)||34||10||6||18||32||49||−17||36[c]||Relegation to 2010–11 Liga II[d]|
|13||FC U Craiova||34||11||3||20||44||52||−8||36[c]|
|15||Pandurii Târgu Jiu||34||7||13||14||19||30||−11||34||Spared from relegation[d]|
|16||Politehnica Iași (R)||34||7||10||17||28||50||−22||31||Relegation to 2010–11 Liga II|
|17||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț (R)||34||6||10||18||28||57||−29||28|
|18||Unirea Alba Iulia (R)||34||7||5||22||33||62||−29||26|
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.
- VAS 2–1 STE; STE 2–1 VAS
- Since 2009–10 Cupa României winners CFR Cluj and runners-up Vaslui qualified for European competitions via their league placement, the allocation of UEFA Europa League spots effectively reverted to league placement as well, with the 6th-placed team Dinamo Bucureşti also qualifying.
- INT: 7 pts, 6–4; CRA: 6 pts, 4–6; AST: 4 pts, 5–5
- Internaţional were denied a licence for the 2010–11 season because they failed to meet the requirements. Pandurii Târgu Jiu as the best-placed relegated team were therefore spared from relegation.
Positions by roundEdit
|Home \ Away||AST||BRA||CEA||CFR||UCR||DIN||GAZ||GBI||INT||OȚE||PAN||PIA||RAP||STE||TIM||UAI||URZ||VAS|
|Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||0–0||2–1||—||2–4||2–1||0–4||0–0||2–1||2–2||0–1||1–2||1–0||0–4||0–2||1–1||1–1||2–3||0–1|
|FC U Craiova||1–0||3–0||3–2||2–3||—||0–0||1–2||5–1||1–3||3–0||2–0||2–1||3–4||1–2||1–2||3–1||1–4||1–2|
|Gaz Metan Mediaș||0–0||1–1||0–2||0–0||2–1||1–0||—||1–1||0–0||0–1||1–0||2–1||0–0||2–4||2–6||5–0||0–0||0–0|
|Internațional Curtea de Argeș||2–1||0–3||2–0||0–1||0–1||1–3||2–4||2–1||—||0–1||0–0||0–2||1–2||0–2||0–3||2–1||1–2||1–2|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||0–2||1–0||0–0||1–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||2–3||2–3||—||1–1||1–1||0–0||0–0||2–0||0–0||1–0|
|Unirea Alba Iulia||2–1||0–1||3–2||1–1||2–0||1–2||0–0||1–2||1–2||3–1||0–1||2–1||0–1||2–1||3–3||—||1–2||2–0|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- The original result (1–0) was annulled and Rapid were awarded a 0–3 loss because they used ineligible players in the match against Timişoara.
|1||Andrei Cristea||Dinamo Bucureşti||16|
|2||Pantelis Kapetanos||Steaua Bucureşti||15|
|Marius Bilaşco||Unirea Urziceni|
|6||Liviu Ganea||Astra Ploieşti||11|
|7||Cristian Bud||CFR Cluj||10|
|Júnior Moraes||Gloria Bistriţa|
|Alexandru Ioniţă||Rapid Bucureşti|
- Hattricks scored: 4
- Florin Costea for Craiova against Unirea, minutes 15, 31 and 79 (Round 9 – 3 October 2009)
- Gheorghe Bucur for Timişoara against Gaz Metan, minutes 45, 72 and 85 (Round 15 – 29 November 2009)
- Wesley Lopes da Silva for Vaslui against Unirea, minutes 47, 61 and 90 (Round 25 – 3 April 2010)
- Cristian Bud for CFR against Unirea (Round 29 – 24 April 2009)
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