2009–10 Moldovan National Division

The 2009–10 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) was the 19th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The season began on 5 July 2008, with the final round of matches played on 16 May 2009. Sheriff Tiraspol retained their title as defending champions.

Moldovan National Division
Season2009–10
ChampionsSheriff Tiraspol
Champions LeagueSheriff Tiraspol
Europa LeagueIskra-Stal Rîbnița
Olimpia Bălți
Dacia Chișinău
Matches played198
Goals scored477 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorerAlexandru Maximov
Jymmy França (13 goals)
Biggest home winCSCA-Rapid 6–0 Nistru Otaci
Biggest away winSfîntul Gheorghe 0–7 Viitorul Orhei
Highest scoringDinamo Bender 5–3 Sfîntul Gheorghe
Average attendance872

Team changesEdit

On 6 June 2009, Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol announced that the club would dissolve, citing a lack of funds as the reason.[1] As a consequence, Academia Chișinău were spared from relegation. The 2008–09 season had already been absolved with only eleven teams after FC Politehnica Chișinău withdrew their participation just days before the scheduled start.

The two vacant league spots were filled with 2008–09 Moldovan "A" Division champions Viitorul Orhei and 11th-placed Sfîntul Gheorghe, who bought their way into the top level.[citation needed]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in National Division 2009–10
Club Location Stadium Capacity
FC Academia UTM Chișinău Dinamo Stadium (Chișinău) 2,692
CSCA-Rapid Chișinău Ghidighici Ghidighici Stadium 784
FC Dacia Chișinău Dinamo Stadium (Chișinău) 2,692
FC Dinamo Bender Dinamo Stadium (Bender) 5,061
FC Iskra-Stal Rîbnița Orăşănesc Stadium 4,500
FC Nistru Otaci Călărăseuca Stadium 2,000
FC Olimpia Bălți Olimpia Bălți Stadium 5,953
FC Sfintul Gheorghe Suruceni Suruceni Stadium 2,000
FC Sheriff Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
FC Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
FC Viitorul Orhei Orhei Stadium 2,539
FC Zimbru Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,600

Managers and captainsEdit

Club Coach Captain Replaced coach(es)
FC Academia UTM Igor Dobrovolskiy Eugeniu Gorceac
CSCA-Rapid Chișinău Eugen Marcoci
FC Dacia Veaceslav Semionov
FC Dinamo Iuri Hodichin
FC Iskra-Stal Vlad Goian
FC Nistru Lilian Popescu
FC Olimpia Mykhailo Dunets
FC Sfintul Gheorghe Sergiu Caraman Vitalie Plămădeală
FC Sheriff Andrei Sasnitski Vazha Tarkhnishvili Leonid Koutchouk
FC Tiraspol Yuri Blonar
FC Viitorul Vladimir Gherasimov
FC Zimbru Ivan Tabanov

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 33 27 3 3 75 8 +67 84 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 33 19 8 6 50 25 +25 65 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Olimpia Bălți 33 17 9 7 45 23 +22 60 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
4 Zimbru Chișinău 33 17 8 8 47 29 +18 59
5 Dacia Chișinău 33 16 10 7 54 30 +24 58 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 CSCA-Rapid Chișinău 33 12 9 12 40 39 +1 45
7 Academia Chișinău 33 11 9 13 36 37 −1 42
8 Viitorul Orhei 33 10 6 17 32 45 −13 36
9 Tiraspol 33 8 10 15 20 34 −14 34
10 Dinamo Bender 33 9 5 19 36 66 −30 32
11 Sfîntul Gheorghe 33 6 6 21 29 67 −38 24
12 Nistru Otaci 33 2 5 26 13 74 −61 11
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th goal difference; 5th goals scored; 6th number of wins; 7th Fair play competition
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Since Sheriff, winners of the 2009–10 Moldovan Cup, also won the league, Dacia will enter the first and Iskra-Stal the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 33 games per team.

Official schedule(in Romanian)

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away ACA CRC DAC DIN ISK NIS OLI SFÎ SHE TIR VIT ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
CSCA-Rapid Chișinău 4–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–6 1–2 1–0 0–1
Dacia Chișinău 1–0 4–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0
Dinamo Bender 1–4 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–5 2–1 1–0 3–1
Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Nistru Otaci 1–2 0–0 0–6 0–1 1–2 0–6 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–0
Olimpia Bălți 2–2 0–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 3–0 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
Sfîntul Gheorghe 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–0[a] 0–0 2–5 2–0 0–7 0–1
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 5–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0
Tiraspol 1–1 0–0 0–3 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
Viitorul Orhei 2–0 2–2 1–5 3–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–3
Zimbru Chișinău 4–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 4–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match originally finished 0-0, but was declared 3-0 due to Nistru's financial difficulties.[2]

Third roundEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination:

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
1 - 12 1 - 2 2 - 12 1 - 4 3 - 12 1 - 6
2 - 11 8 - 6 3 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 2 2 - 5
3 - 10 9 - 5 4 - 11 9 - 7 5 - 1 3 - 4
4 - 9 10 - 4 5 - 10 10 - 6 6 - 11 10 - 8
5 - 8 11 - 3 6 - 9 11 - 5 7 - 10 11 - 7
6 - 7 12 - 7 7 - 8 12 - 8 8 - 9 12 - 9
29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
4 - 12 1 - 8 5 - 12 1 - 10 6 - 12
5 - 3 2 - 7 6 - 4 2 - 9 7 - 5
6 - 2 3 - 6 7 - 3 3 - 8 8 - 4
7 - 1 4 - 5 8 - 2 4 - 7 9 - 3
8 - 11 11 - 9 9 - 1 5 - 6 10 - 2
9 - 10 12 - 10 10 - 11 12 - 11 11 - 1
Home \ Away ACA CRC DAC DIN ISK NIS OLI SFÎ SHE TIR VIT ZIM
Academia Chișinău 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–2
CSCA-Rapid Chișinău 0–1 0–0 6–0 0–0 2–0 4–1
Dacia Chișinău 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–4 0–0 2–1
Dinamo Bender 0–4 1–1 0–0 5–3 1–0
Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 1–0 0–0 3–0 5–0 3–0 0–0
Nistru Otaci 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–1
Olimpia Bălți 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
Sfîntul Gheorghe 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–5
Sheriff Tiraspol 3–1 3–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 3–1
Tiraspol 0–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2
Viitorul Orhei 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–3 0–0
Zimbru Chișinău 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Alexandru Maximov Viitorul Orhei 13
  Jymmy França Sheriff Tiraspol 13
3   Oleksandr Zgura Dacia Chișinău 12
4   Alexandr Erokhin Sheriff Tiraspol 11
5   Daniil Nikolaev Academia Chișinău 10
6   Gheorghe Ovseannicov Olimpia Bălți 9
  Eric Sackey Dacia Chișinău 9
  Alexandru Popovici Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 9
  Nicolai Rudac Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 9
  Vladimir Volkov Sheriff Tiraspol 9

Hat-tricksEdit

Key
4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
Player Home Away Result Date
  Alexandr Erokhin CSCA-Rapid Chișinău Sheriff Tiraspol 0–6 10 July 2009
  Gheorghe Ovseannicov Nistru Otaci Olimpia Bălți 0–6 11 July 2009
  Aliaksei Kuchuk Sheriff Tiraspol Dinamo Bender 5–0 7 September 2009
  Eric Sackey Viitorul Orhei Dacia Chișinău 1–5 29 July 2009
  Eric Sackey4 Dacia Chișinău CSCA-Rapid Chișinău 4–0 9 August 2009
  Gheorghe Ovseannicov Zimbru Chișinău Olimpia Bălți 1–4 18 October 2009
  Alexandru Cucu Sfîntul Gheorghe Viitorul Orhei 0–7 17 March 2010
  Vladimir Volkov Sheriff Tiraspol Nistru Otaci 5–0 17 March 2010
  Jymmy Dougllas França Sheriff Tiraspol Nistru Otaci 4–0 10 March 2010

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Artiom Gaiduchevici Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 16
2   Ghenadie Moşneaga Dacia Chișinău 13
3   Mihail Păiuş Olimpia Bălți 10
4   Alexandru Melenciuc Sheriff Tiraspol 9
  Alexandru Chirilov CSCA-Rapid Chișinău 9
  Nicolae Calancea Zimbru Chișinău 9
  Vladislav Stoyanov Sheriff Tiraspol 9
8   Mykola Zbarakh Olimpia Bălți 8
  Sergiu Juric FC Tiraspol 8
10   Eugen Matiughin Dacia Chișinău 6

DisciplinaryEdit

Rank Player Club Yellow Cards Red Cards Points
1   Dumitru Bogdan Sfîntul Gheorghe 12 1 15
2   Oleg Şişchin Zimbru Chișinău 8 2 14
3   Djibril Paye FC Tiraspol 9 1 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tiligul-Tiras has stopped existing". Moldova.Sports. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  2. ^ Is Nistru withdrawing from the Championship?

External linksEdit