2009–10 Liga II

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The 2009–10 Liga II was the 70th season of the second tier of the Romanian football league system. The season started on 15 August 2009 and ended on 5 June 2010.

Liga II
Season2009–10
PromotedVictoria Brănești
Târgu Mureș
Sportul Studențesc
Universitatea Cluj
RelegatedBaia Mare
FCM Bacău
Fortuna Covaci
Jiul Petroșani
Râmnicu Sărat
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
Cetatea Suceava
CFR Timișoara
Top goalscorerViorel Ferfelea (23 goals)
Paul Batin (15 goals)

The format has been maintained to two series, each of them consisting of 18 teams. At the end of the season, the top two teams of the series promoted to Liga I and the bottom fifth places from both series relegated to Liga III. Two more teams relegated this season due to the format changing applied starting with the next season.[1][2]

Team changesEdit

Note (**)Edit

FC Argeș Pitești was relegated for match fixing, Gaz Metan Mediaș, which initially relegated, was spared from relegation.

CS Buftea sold its Liga II place to third tier club Săgeata Stejaru.

Liberty Salonta withdrew at the end of the season, CFR Timișoara, which initially relegated, was spared from relegation.

League tablesEdit

Seria IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Victoria Brănești (C, P) 34 21 8 5 62 28 +34 71 Promotion to Liga I
2 Sportul Studențesc București (P) 34 20 8 6 65 26 +39 68
3 Petrolul Ploiești 34 18 13 3 58 20 +38 67
4 FC Snagov 34 18 6 10 62 41 +21 60
5 Delta Tulcea 34 17 8 9 41 23 +18 59
6 Săgeata Stejaru 34 17 7 10 46 29 +17 58
7 Concordia Chiajna 34 16 6 12 51 36 +15 54
8 Farul Constanța 34 16 5 13 52 48 +4 53
9 Dunărea Giurgiu 34 14 7 13 43 41 +2 49[a]
10 Botoșani 34 13 10 11 45 36 +9 49[a]
11 Dunărea Galați 34 13 6 15 37 39 −2 45
12 FCM Bacău[b] (R) 34 12 7 15 47 57 −10 43 Relegation to Liga III
13 Steaua II București 34 10 11 13 36 36 0 41
14 Gloria Buzău[c] 34 12 7 15 39 44 −5 35[d] Spared from relegation
15 Dinamo II București[e] 34 8 5 21 36 65 −29 29
16 Tricolorul Breaza[f] 34 8 4 22 31 66 −35 28
17 Râmnicu Sărat (R) 34 4 7 23 14 68 −54 19 Relegation to Liga III
18 Cetatea Suceava[g] (R) 34 2 9 23 14 76 −62 15
Updated to match(es) played on 30 June 2010. Source: romaniansoccer.ro (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) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Botoșani 0–1 Giurgiu; Giurgiu 2–1 Botoșani
  2. ^ FCM Bacău was excluded from the championship after round 32 and lost the remaining two matches by forfeit.
  3. ^ Gloria Buzău was spared from relegation due to FCM Bacău exclusion.
  4. ^ Gloria Buzău were deducted 8 points due to not achieving the 25 points limit in the Liga I, last season.
  5. ^ Dinamo II București was spared from relegation due to the withdrawal of Liga I club Politehnica Iași.
  6. ^ Tricolorul Breaza was spared from relegation due to the withdrawal of Liga II club Baia Mare.
  7. ^ Cetatea Suceava withdrew during the winter break and lost all the matches from the second part of the season by forfeit.

Seria IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Târgu Mureș (C, P) 32 20 9 3 52 20 +32 69 Promotion to Liga I
2 Universitatea Cluj (P) 32 20 7 5 60 24 +36 67
3 Dacia Mioveni 32 19 9 4 46 20 +26 66
4 UTA Arad 32 16 10 6 50 26 +24 58
5 Argeș Pitești 32 16 6 10 48 30 +18 54
6 Otopeni 32 15 8 9 59 40 +19 50[a]
7 Gaz Metan CFR Craiova 32 12 9 11 39 36 +3 45
8 Baia Mare[b] (R) 32 11 11 10 34 35 −1 44 Relegation to Liga III
9 Bihor Oradea 32 10 12 10 49 40 +9 42[c]
10 Arieșul Turda 32 13 3 16 40 43 −3 42[c]
11 Silvania Șimleu Silvaniei 32 10 7 15 31 46 −15 37
12 Minerul Lupeni 32 8 12 12 33 41 −8 36[d]
13 Râmnicu Vâlcea 32 9 9 14 51 51 0 36[d]
14 Mureșul Deva[e] 32 9 4 19 28 50 −22 31 Spared from relegation
15 Fortuna Covaci (R) 32 7 5 20 37 59 −22 26[f] Relegation to Liga III
16 Jiul Petroșani[g] (R) 31 7 5 19 21 59 −38 26[f]
17 Drobeta-Turnu Severin[h] (R) 31 5 2 24 12 70 −58 17
18 CFR Timișoara[i] (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 30 June 2010. Source: romaniansoccer.ro (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) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Otopeni were deducted 3 points due to not achieving the 25 points limit in the Liga I, last season.
  2. ^ Baia Mare withdrew at the end of the season.
  3. ^ a b Arieșul 2–3 Bihor; Bihor 2–2 Arieșul
  4. ^ a b Lupeni 0–0 Rm. Vâlcea; Rm. Vâlcea 3–3 Lupeni
  5. ^ Mureșul Deva was spared from relegation due to the withdrawal of Liga I side Internațional Curtea de Argeș.
  6. ^ a b Fortuna 2–3 Jiul; Jiul 0–3 Fortuna
  7. ^ Jiul Petroșani was excluded after round 21 and lost all the matches from the second part of the season by forfeit.
  8. ^ Drobeta-Turnu Severin withdrew during the winter break and lost all the matches from the second part of the season by forfeit.
  9. ^ CFR Timișoara was excluded in the first part of the season and all its results were cancelled.

Top ScorersEdit

Seria IEdit

23 goals
20 goals
16 goals
5 goals

Seria IIEdit

15 goals
13 goals
12 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit