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2014–15 Moldovan National Division

The 2014–15 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the 24th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The competition began in July 2014 and ended in May 2015.

Moldovan National Division
Season2014–15
ChampionsMilsami
Matches played108
Goals scored287 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerRicardinho
(19 goals)
Biggest home winTiraspol 8–1 Dinamo-Auto
Dacia Chișinău 8–1 Academia Chișinău
Biggest away winDinamo-Auto 0–5 Milsami
Highest scoringTiraspol 8–1 Dinamo-Auto
Dacia Chișinău 8–1 Academia Chișinău
Longest winning runMilsami
(7 games)
Longest unbeaten runMilsami
(16 games)
Longest losing runDinamo-Auto
(13 games)
Highest attendanceSaxan 4.000[citation needed]
Lowest attendanceFC Academia Chișinău,
Dinamo-Auto 50[citation needed]
Average attendanceSaxan 2.300[citation needed]
All statistics correct as of 22 May 2015.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

 
 
Chișinău
 
Tiraspol
 
Chișinău teams:
Academia
Dacia
Veris
Zimbru
Location of teams in National Division 2014–15
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Academia Chișinău Chișinău Stadionul CPSN 1,000
FC Costuleni Costuleni Ghidighici Stadium 1,500
Dacia Chișinău Chișinău Stadionul Moldova (Speia) 8,550
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Stadium 3,525
Milsami Orhei Orhei CSR Orhei 2,539
Zaria Bălți Bălți Olimpia Bălți Stadium 5,953
Saxan Gagauz Yeri Ceadîr-Lunga Ceadîr-Lunga Stadium 2,000
Sheriff Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
FC Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
Veris Chișinău Chișinău CSR Orhei 2,539
Zimbru Chișinău Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,600

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Home city Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Academia Chişinău   Vladimir Vusatîi Macron
Costuleni Costuleni   Laurențiu Tudor Joma Cavio
Dacia Chișinău   Igor Dobrovolski Puma -
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol   Igor Negrescu Umbro Ipotecniy
Milsami Orhei   Iurie Osipenco Joma Dufremol
Zaria Bălți   Serghei Dubrovin Acerbis Simtravel
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga Ceadîr-Lunga   Ivan Burduniuc Kelme
Sheriff Tiraspol   Zoran Zekić Adidas IDC
Tiraspol Tiraspol   Lilian Popescu Adidas Tirotex
Veris Chișinău   Lilian Popescu Joma Moldcell
Zimbru Chișinău   Veaceslav Rusnac Puma Obolon

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Academia Chișinău   Valeriu Catană End of Contract 25 July 2014 Pre-season   Vladimir Vusatîi 25 July 2014[1]
Sheriff   Veaceslav Rusnac Sacked 14 August 2014 7   Zoran Zekić 14 August 2014[2]
Dinamo-Auto   Dumitru Arabadji Sacked 17 August 2014 11   Nicolae Mandrîcenco (caretaker) 17 August 2014[3]
Dinamo-Auto   Nicolae Mandrîcenco (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 3 September 2014 11   Igor Negrescu 3 September 2014[4]
Zaria Bălți   Nicolae Bunea Mutual agreement 1 November 2014 9   Leonid Tcaci 1 November 2014[5]
Dacia Chișinău   Dejan Vukićević Sacked 4 November 2014 4   Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) 4 November 2014[6]
FC Tiraspol   Vlad Goian Sacked 15 December 2014 5   Lilian Popescu 15 December 2014[7]
Zimbru Chișinău   Oleg Kubarev Mutual agreement 17 December 2014 6   Veaceslav Rusnac 17 December 2014[8]
Dacia Chișinău   Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 20 January 2014 1   Oleg Kubarev 20 January 2014[9]
Dacia Chișinău   Oleg Kubarev Sacked 9 March 2015 2   Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) 9 March 2015[10]
Zaria Bălți   Leonid Tcaci Mutual agreement 11 March 2015 8   Serghei Dubrovin 11 March 2015[11]
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga   Volodymyr Lyutyi Sacked 19 April 2015 6   Ivan Burduniuc (caretaker) 19 April 2015[12]
Dacia Chișinău   Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 26 April 2015 1   Igor Dobrovolski 26 April 2015[13]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Milsami Orhei (C) 24 17 4 3 50 15 +35 55 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dacia Chișinău 24 17 4 3 48 13 +35 55 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Sheriff Tiraspol 24 17 4 3 56 16 +40 55
4 Tiraspol 24 14 2 8 49 28 +21 44 Team was dissolved after the season[a]
5 Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 24 8 6 10 20 30 −10 30 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
6 Zimbru Chișinău 24 7 6 11 23 19 +4 27
7 Academia Chișinău 24 5 2 17 18 47 −29 17
8 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 24 4 2 18 23 63 −40 14
9 Zaria Bălți 24 4 0 20 10 66 −56 12
10 Veris Chișinău 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team withdrawn[b]
11 Costuleni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team withdrawn[c]
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2015. 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[18]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiraspol, the fourth-placed team, would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round, but were dissolved at the end of the 2014–15 season.[14] As a result, the berth was given to Saxan, the fifth-placed team of the league.[15]
  2. ^ FC Costuleni were officially withdrawn from the league on 20 November 2014.[16]
  3. ^ FC Veris were officially withdrawn from the league on 5 December 2014.[17]

Positions by roundEdit

The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition.

Leader
2nd place
3rd place
Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Academia Chișinău8888888888888877777777777777777
Dacia Chișinău5111111112223321111212112111112
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol9999999999999999999999999999888
Milsami Orhei3756644345332232222131221222221
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga4643333233445544445555555656665
Sheriff Tiraspol1264465421111113333323333333333
Tiraspol7332222554554455554444444444444
Zaria Bălți2577777767777788888888888888999
Zimbru Chișinău6425556676666666666666666565556
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2015. Source: Kicker.de (in German)

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 20 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 30 games per team.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away ACA DAC DIN MIL ZAR SAX SHE TIR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 0–1 0–3 0–3 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–0
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1–0 0–2 0–5 4–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–3
Milsami Orhei 1–0 3–0 6–0 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Zaria Bălți 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 3–0 1–2 7–2 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 3–0
Tiraspol 3–1 0–0 8–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–4 2–1
Zimbru Chișinău 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 6–0 0–0 0–1 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on 13 March 2015. 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 36 games):

Home \ Away ACA DAC DIN MIL ZAR SAX SHE TIR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 1–3 3–0 1–4 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 8–1 6–2 3–0 0–0
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–1
Milsami Orhei 2–1 5–0 1–2 2–1
Zaria Bălți 0–4 1–5 0–4 0–2
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1
Sheriff Tiraspol 2–3 6–0 4–0 2–1
Tiraspol 5–0 0–4 2–2 3–1
Zimbru Chișinău 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 17 May 2015. Source: Moldovan Football Federation
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

DisciplinaryEdit

Fair-Play AwardEdit

As of 20 May 2015
Rank Club         Point's Worst Disciplinary Player
1 Sheriff Tiraspol 29 1 1 34   Ricardinho (5 point's)
2 Zaria Bălți 36 0 0 36   Vladimir Cheptenari (6 point's)
3 Milsami Orhei 41 0 0 41   Adil Rhaili,   Gheorghe Andronic (5 point's)
4 Dacia Chișinău 41 0 1 44   Akhmet Barakhoyev (6 point's)
5 Tiraspol 43 1 0 45   Andrei Novicov (6 point's)
6 Zimbru Chișinău 44 1 0 46   Alexandru Onică (6 point's)
7 Saxan 37 2 3 50   Yacouba Hamba (8 point's)
8 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 49 2 0 53   Victor Mudrac (7 point's)
9 Academia Chișinău 43 4 2 57   Eugen Celeadnic (9 point's)

We have allocated points to each yellow (1 point), two yellow (2 points) and red card (3 points) for ranking purposes. Please note that this does not represent any official rankings.[20]

AttendanceEdit

As of 22 May 2015
Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 23,600 4,000 600 2,300 n/a
2 Sheriff Tiraspol 14,980 2,800 480 1,640 +86.2%
3 Milsami Orhei 13,650 3,000 300 1,650 +94.1%
4 Zimbru Chișinău 11,900 3,800 200 2,000 −14.9%
5 Zaria Bălți 6,600 1,500 100 800 −38.5%
6 Tiraspol 3,520 850 100 475 +26.7%
7 Dacia Chișinău 3,400 600 100 350 −30.0%
8 Academia Chișinău 3,250 600 50 325 +18.2%
9 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1,700 300 50 175 −30.0%
League total 82,600 4,000 50 2,025 −10.0%

Source:[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Veaceslav Rusnac a părăsit postul de antrenor principal al echipei Sheriff". Moldfootball. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Dumitru Arabadji va părăsi postul de antrenor principal al echipei Dinamo-Auto după meciul cu Dacia". Moldfootball. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Igor Negrescu este noul antrenor principal al clubului Dinamo-Auto". Moldfootball. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Nicolae Bunea a părăsit Zaria Bălţi". Moldfootball. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Veaceslav Semionov va asigura interimatul la "Dacia"". Moldfootball. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  7. ^ "OFICIAL. Lilian Popescu a preluat FC Tiraspol". Moldfootball. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Noul antrenor al clubului Zimbru a devenit Veaceslav Rusnac". Moldfootball. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  9. ^ "OFICIAL. Oleg Kubarev a devenit antrenorul principal al Daciei". Moldfootball. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Oleg Kubarev a părăsit funcția de antrenor principal al Daciei". Moldfootball. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Serghei Dubrovin este noul antrenor al clubului Zaria". Moldfootball. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Ivan Burduniuc: "Cineva ne-a scos din joc deja, dar astăzi am demonstrat că putem presta fotbal"". Moldfootball. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Igor Dobrovolskyi a devenit astăzi antrenorul principal al clubului Dacia". Moldfootball. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  14. ^ Коммюнике (in Russian). FC Tiraspol. 26 May 2015. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015.
  15. ^ "ФК "Саксан" заменит "Тирасполь" в Лиге Европы". Newsmaker. 27 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Oficial. Costuleni s-a retras din Divizia Naţională, ediţia 2014/15". moldfootball.com/ (in Romanian). Moldfootball. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Decizie neașteptată: Veris Chișinău s-a retras din Campionatul Moldovei" (in Romanian). publika.md. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Regulamentul Campionatului R. Moldova la fotbal ediția 2011-2012" (PDF) (in Romanian). FMF.md. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
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  20. ^ {{|url=http://fmf.md.html%7Cpublisher= FMF |accessdate=25 July 2014}}

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