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2011–12 Moldovan National Division

The 2011–12 Moldovan National Division (Moldovan: Divizia Națională) was the 21st season of top-tier football in Moldova. The competition began on 23 July 2011 and ended on 23 May 2012.[1]

Moldovan National Division
Season2011–12
ChampionsSheriff Tiraspol
RelegatedSfîntul Gheorghe
Champions LeagueSheriff Tiraspol
Europa LeagueDacia Chișinău
Zimbru Chișinău
Milsami Orhei
Matches played198
Goals scored453 (2.29 per match)
Top goalscorerBenjamin Balima (18 goals)
Biggest home winSheriff 6–0 Olimpia
Biggest away winSfîntul Gheorghe 0–6 Dacia
Highest scoringAcademia 2–5 Milsami

The league was competed by 12 teams and won by Sheriff Tiraspol. Dacia Chișinău, Zimbru Chișinău and, as winners of the 2011–12 Moldovan Cup, Milsami Orhei gained places in the qualification rounds of 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. CSCA–Rapid Chișinău and FC Costuleni were originally relegated on competitive grounds, but were both spared later after Sfintul Gheorghe Suruceni did not obtain a National Division licence for 2012–13 and only one team could be promoted from the 2011–12 A Division on the same grounds.[citation needed]

TeamsEdit

The number of teams in the league was decreased from 14 to 12.[2] Placed last in the previous season, Găgăuzia Comrat and Dinamo Bender had not completed their licensing to compete in the Moldovan National Division and were relegated.[3] Neither could the first four placed teams in the 2010–11 Moldovan "A" Division: Locomotiv Bălți,[3] Ursidos Chișinău, Dinamo-Auto and Intersport-Aroma,[4] therefore no teams were promoted.[5]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in National Division 2011–12
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Academia UTM Chișinău Chișinău CST UTM 2,888
Costuleni Costuleni CSR Orhei 2,539
CSCA–Rapid Chișinău Ghidighici Ghidighici Stadium 1,500
Dacia Chișinău Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,600
Iskra-Stal Rîbnița Rîbnița Orășenesc Stadium 4,500
Milsami Orhei Orhei CSR Orhei 2,539
Nistru Otaci Otaci Călărășăuca Stadium 2,000
Olimpia Bălț Bălți Olimpia Bălți Stadium 5,953
Sfîntul Gheorghe Suruceni Suruceni Suruceni Stadium 2,000
Sheriff Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
FC Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
Zimbru Chișinău Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,600

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 33 25 6 2 75 18 +57 81 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dacia Chișinău 33 24 5 4 63 17 +46 77 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Zimbru Chișinău 33 17 10 6 47 24 +23 61
4 Milsami Orhei 33 14 5 14 41 37 +4 47 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
5 Olimpia Bălți 33 10 15 8 26 27 −1 45
6 Tiraspol 33 10 12 11 36 32 +4 42
7 Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa 33 11 7 15 41 48 −7 40
8 Nistru Otaci 33 10 9 14 30 41 −11 39
9 Academia Chișinău 33 6 13 14 32 48 −16 31
10 Sfântul Gheorghe (R) 33 7 9 17 23 55 −32 30 Relegation to 2012–13 Moldovan "A" Division[b]
11 CSCA – Rapid Chişinău 33 6 8 19 20 52 −32 26
12 Costuleni 33 3 11 19 19 54 −35 20
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2012. Source: Moldovan Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair Play competition[6]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Milsami Orhei won the 2011–12 Moldovan Cup and therefore qualified for the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ CSCA–Rapid Chișinău and FC Costuleni were originally relegated on competitive grounds, but were both spared later after Sfintul Gheorghe Suruceni did not obtain a National Division licence for 2012–13 and only one team could be promoted from the 2011–12 A Division on the same grounds.[citation needed]

Round by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233
Sheriff Tiraspol221111111111111111111111222211111
Dacia Chișinău533532222222222222222222111122222
Zimbru Chișinău114223354333334333333333333333333
Milsami Orhei375444545654553454455555555544444
Olimpia Bălți56888910111111111010108889886666666655555
Tiraspol911101175433466667777777787888888776
Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa121066910886545445545544444444466667
Nistru Otaci957756668888776666668878777777888
Academia Chișinău7891012111110101010119999108991111111110101011109999
Sfântul Gheorghe44236777777788101091010101010101011111191111101010
CSCA – Rapid Chişinău11121291189999991111111111111111999999910910111111
Costuleni8911121012121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2012. Source: kicker (in German)
  = Leader;   = 2nd place;   = 3rd place;   = Relegation

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team plays each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round will then be 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.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away ACA CRC COS DAC ISK MIL NIS OLI SFÎ SHE TIR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–3 2–5 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2
CSCA – Rapid Chişinău 3–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2
Costuleni 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–4 0–0
Dacia Chișinău 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa 1–1 4–0 3–0 1–4 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–1 0–3
Milsami Orhei 3–2 3–1 5–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1
Nistru Otaci 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 2–2
Olimpia Bălți 1–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0
Sfântul Gheorghe 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–6 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–3
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 5–1 2–1 4–0 0–0 5–0 3–1 2–1
Tiraspol 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–0
Zimbru Chișinău 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 25 March 2012. Source: Moldovan Football Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third roundEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 22 games):

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
1 – 12 12 – 7 2 – 12 12 – 8 3 – 12 12 – 9
2 – 11 8 – 6 3 – 1 9 – 7 4 – 2 10 – 8
3 – 10 9 – 5 4 – 11 10 – 6 5 – 1 11 – 7
4 – 9 10 – 4 5 – 10 11 – 5 6 – 11 1 – 6
5 – 8 11 – 3 6 – 9 1 – 4 7 – 10 2 – 5
6 – 7 1 – 2 7 – 8 2 – 3 8 – 9 3 – 4
29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
4 – 12 12 – 10 5 – 12 12 – 11 6 – 12
5 – 3 11 – 9 6 – 4 1 – 10 7 – 5
6 – 2 1 – 8 7 – 3 2 – 9 8 – 4
7 – 1 2 – 7 8 – 2 3 – 8 9 – 3
8 – 11 3 – 6 9 – 1 4 – 7 10 – 2
9 – 10 4 – 5 10 – 11 5 – 6 11 – 1
Home \ Away ACA CRC COS DAC ISK MIL NIS OLI SFÎ SHE TIR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2
CSCA – Rapid Chişinău 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–3
Costuleni 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2
Dacia Chișinău 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 4–0
Iskra - Stal Rîbniţa 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2
Milsami Orhei 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–0
Nistru Otaci 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–1
Olimpia Bălți 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Sfântul Gheorghe 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 4–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 6–0 5–0
Tiraspol 4–1 2–3 1–1 0–3 1–0
Zimbru Chișinău 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2012. Source: Moldovan Football Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Updated to matches played on 21 April 2013.[7]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Benjamin Balima Sheriff Tiraspol 18
2   Aleksandar Pešić Sheriff Tiraspol 14
  Oleg Molla Zimbru Chișinău 14
4   Vasili Pavlov FC Dacia Chișinău 12
5   Maxim Mihaliov FC Dacia Chișinău 11
  Ghenadie Orbu FC Dacia Chișinău 11
7   Henrique Luvannor Sheriff Tiraspol 9
  Konstantin Yavorskiy FC Iskra-Stal 9
  Eric Sackey Zimbru Chișinău 9
10   Miloš Krkotić FC Dacia Chișinău 8
  Radu Catan Zimbru Chișinău 8
7 goals (5 players)
6 goals (2 players)
5 goals (4 players)
4 goals (9 players)
3 goals (25 players)
2 goals (40 players)
1 goals (62 players)


Hat-tricksEdit

Key
4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
Player Home Away Result Date
  Wilfried Benjamin Balima FC Sheriff Tiraspol FC Costuleni 4–0 10 September 2014
  Aleksandar Pešić FC Sheriff Tiraspol FC Olimpia 6–0 7 April 2012

Clean sheetsEdit

As of 5 May 2013
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Serghei Pașcenco FC Olimpia 17
2   Georgi Georgiev FC Tiraspol 12
  Eugen Matiughin FC Dacia Chișinău 12
4   Artiom Gaiduchevici FC Dacia Chișinău 11
5   Alexandru Zveaghințev FC Sheriff Tiraspol 10
  Nicolae Calancea FC Zimbru Chișinău 10
7   Vladislav Stoyanov FC Sheriff Tiraspol 8
8   Maxim Copeliciuc FC Academia Chișinău 7
  Mihail Păiuș FC Zimbru Chișinău 7
  Ghenadie Moșneaga FC Sfîntul Gheorghe 7
  Andrian Negai FC Milsami Orhei 7

DisciplinaryEdit

Final classification.

Rank Player Club Yellow Cards Red Cards Points
1   Ibrahima Camara FC Olimpia 11 2 17
2   Oleksandr Feshchenko FC Tiraspol 7 2 13
2   Ștefan Caraulan FC Sfîntul Gheorghe 7 2 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Summary - Divizia Națională 2011/2012". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ "A fost întocmit calendarul DN 2011/2012" (in Romanian). Moldfootball.com. 6 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b ""Gagauzia" va începe sezonul în Divizia A" (in Romanian). Moldfootball.com. 2011-06-15.
  4. ^ "FC Ursidos, FC Dinamo-Auto, CF Intersport-Aroma nu au primit licența națională" (in Romanian). Moldfootball.com. 2011-06-22.
  5. ^ "Astazi se decide calendarul" (in Romanian). DiviziaNationala.com. 6 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Regulamentul Campionatului R. Moldova la fotbal ediţia 2011-2012" (PDF) (in Romanian). FMF.md. 18 July 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  7. ^ "Players - Divizia Națională - Moldova". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.

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