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2015–16 Liga III

The 2015–16 Liga III is the 60th season of the Liga III, the third tier of the Romanian football league system. The season began on 28 August.[1]

Liga III
Season2015–16
PromotedSepsi OSK
Juventus București
Afumați
ASU Politehnica
Luceafărul Oradea
RelegatedBucovina Rădăuţi
FC Zagon
Cetatea Târgu Neamţ
Callatis Mangalia
Inter Olt Slatina
CSM Sighetu Marmaţiei
Luceafărul Bălan
Matches played910
Top goalscorerRomică David (20)
(Performanța Ighiu)
Biggest home winConcordia II 17-0 Urban
Biggest away winGloria 1-8 Juventus
Highest scoringConcordia II 17-0 Urban
All statistics correct as of 28 May 2016.

TeamsEdit

At the end of 2014-15 season, Bucovina Pojorâta (Seria I), Dunărea Călărași (Seria II), Chindia Târgoviște, (Seria III), UTA Arad (Seria IV) and FCM Baia Mare (Seria V) promoted to Liga II.
Nine teams were relegated to Liga IV: Ceahlăul II Piatra Neamț and FC Păpăuți (Seria I), Viitorul Axintele and Oțelul II Galați (Seria II), Muscelul Câmpulung and Astra II (Seria III), Minerul Valea Copcii (Seria IV), Gloria Bistrița and Unirea Dej (Seria V).
Last four teams from 2014–15 Liga II were relegated to Liga III: Unirea Slobozia and Săgeata Năvodari (Seria I), Olt Slatina and Fortuna Poiana Câmpina (Seria II).
The winners of the Liga IV Promotion Play-Offs were promoted to Liga III: Performanța Ighiu, FC Aninoasa, Luceafărul Oradea, Înfrățirea Hărman, Olimpia Râmnicu Sărat, CSM Oltenița, Viitorul II Constanța, AFC Odorheiu Secuiesc, Cetate Deva, FC Voluntari II, Comuna Recea, CS Universitatea II Craiova, Speranța Răucești, Sporting Turnu Măgurele, Petrolistul Boldești, Luceafărul Bălan, Inter Dorohoi, ASU Politehnica Timișoara, Atletico Vaslui, Măgura Cisnădie and CS Panciu.

After the end of the last season, Săgeata Năvodari, Fortuna Poiana Câmpina, CSC Sânmartin and Olt Slatina were dissolved.[2]

FCM Târgoviște, Metropolitan Ișalnița, Speranța Răucești, Știința Turceni and CS Vișina Nouă did not enter in the competition.[3]

Arieșul Turda was excluded for unpaid debts.[4]

Muscelul Câmpulung and Unirea Dej were spared from relegation.[5]

Renamed teamsEdit

Argeşul Pitești was renamed SCM Pitești.
Înfrățirea Hărman was renamed AFC Hărman.
Viitorul Craiova was moved to Ișalnița and renamed Metropolitan Ișalnița.
Vulturii Lugoj was renamed CSM Lugoj.
Inter Clinceni was renamed Inter Olt Slatina.

League tablesEdit

Seria IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe (C, P) 26 22 2 2 55 9 +46 68 Promotion to Liga II
2 Olimpia Râmnicu Sărat 26 19 4 3 60 20 +40 61
3 Știința Miroslava 26 17 2 7 48 19 +29 53
4 Petrotub Roman 26 14 7 5 53 20 +33 49
5 Metalosport Galați 26 13 6 7 47 24 +23 45
6 Sporting Liești 26 13 3 10 45 39 +6 42
7 Aerostar Bacău 26 12 5 9 36 30 +6 41
8 CSM Paşcani 26 9 6 11 41 49 −8 33
9 CS Panciu 26 8 8 10 29 31 −2 32
10 Inter Dorohoi 26 4 10 12 26 40 −14 22
11 Atletico Vaslui 26 4 4 18 23 61 −38 16[a]
12 Bucovina Rădăuți (R) 24 4 4 16 15 48 −33 16[a][b] Relegation to Liga IV
13 FC Zagon (R) 24 3 4 17 13 60 −47 13[c]
14 Cetatea Târgu Neamț (R) 24 4 1 19 15 56 −41 3[d]
Source: FRF (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b ATL 1-0 BUC; BUC 0-3 ATL
  2. ^ Bucovina Rădăuți withdrew from the championship and lost all the matches from the second part of the season with 0-3.[6]
  3. ^ FC Zagon withdrew from the championship and lost all the matches from the second part of the season with 0-3.[7]
  4. ^ Cetatea Târgu Neamț were deducted 10 points and was excluded from the championship. Cetatea lost all the matches from the second part of the season with 0-3.[8]

Seria IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Juventus București (C, P) 24 20 4 0 62 11 +51 64 Promotion to Liga II
2 Delta Dobrogea Tulcea 24 18 5 1 58 13 +45 59
3 Metaloglobus București 24 16 2 6 43 27 +16 50
4 Unirea Slobozia 24 12 4 8 51 35 +16 40
5 Viitorul Domnești 24 11 5 8 49 40 +9 38
6 Înainte Modelu 24 11 2 11 55 51 +4 35
7 Petrolistul Boldești 24 9 4 11 38 37 +1 31
8 Viitorul II Constanța 24 7 5 12 35 45 −10 26
9 Dinamo II București 24 6 3 15 30 57 −27 21[a]
10 CSM Oltenița 24 6 3 15 36 63 −27 21[a]
11 Gloria Popeşti-Leordeni 24 5 5 14 32 65 −33 20[b]
12 CS Tunari 24 5 5 14 31 50 −19 20[b]
13 Voința Snagov 24 5 3 16 29 55 −26 18
14 Callatis Mangalia (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[c] Relegation to Liga IV
Source: FRF (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b DIN 1-2 OLT; OLT 3-6 DIN
  2. ^ a b GLO 3-0 TUN; TUN 4-2 GLO
  3. ^ Callatis Mangalia withdrew from the championship.[9]

Seria IIIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Afumați (C, P) 26 18 2 6 42 16 +26 56[a] Promotion to Liga II
2 SCM Pitești 26 18 2 6 56 24 +32 56[a]
3 FC Voluntari II 26 17 4 5 61 33 +28 55
4 Sporting Turnu Măgurele 26 14 3 9 35 29 +6 45
5 Muscelul Câmpulung 26 12 6 8 31 26 +5 42
6 Concordia II Chiajna 26 10 5 11 56 39 +17 35[b]
7 Sporting Roşiori 26 10 5 11 36 28 +8 35[b]
8 Atletic Bradu 26 10 5 11 41 41 0 35[b]
9 CS Ștefănești 26 9 7 10 33 29 +4 34[c]
10 CS Podari 26 11 1 14 52 42 +10 34[c]
11 FC Aninoasa 26 8 7 11 29 36 −7 31
12 Inter Olt Slatina (R) 26 9 2 15 23 49 −26 29[d] Relegation to Liga IV
13 Urban Titu 26 5 1 20 24 85 −61 16[e]
14 AFC Hărman 26 4 4 18 23 65 −42 16[e]
Source: FRF (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b AFU 0-1 PIT; PIT 1–2 AFU
  2. ^ a b c 1.CON 8P.; 2.SPO 6P.; 3.ATL 1P.
  3. ^ a b ȘTE 3-0 POD; POD 1–2 ȘTE
  4. ^ Inter Olt Slatina was dissolved and lost all the matches from the second part of the season with 0-3.[10]
  5. ^ a b URB 3-2 HĂR; HĂR 0–0 URB

Seria IVEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 ASU Politehnica Timișoara (C, P) 28 20 1 7 58 31 +27 61 Promotion to Liga II
2 Performanţa Ighiu 28 17 6 5 50 21 +29 57[a]
3 Metalurgistul Cugir 28 18 3 7 57 30 +27 57[a]
4 Naţional Sebiş 28 14 6 8 36 28 +8 48
5 FC Hunedoara 28 13 5 10 45 44 +1 44
6 Cetate Deva 28 11 9 8 39 33 +6 42[b]
7 Măgura Cisnădie 28 12 6 10 37 35 +2 42[b]
8 Pandurii II Târgu Jiu 28 12 5 11 45 34 +11 41[c]
9 CSM Lugoj 28 12 5 11 33 29 +4 41[c]
10 Nuova Mama Mia Becicherecu Mic 28 11 5 12 42 39 +3 38
11 CS Ineu 28 10 4 14 26 32 −6 34
12 CS U II Craiova 28 8 4 16 40 44 −4 28
13 Millenium Giarmata 28 5 6 17 27 55 −28 21
14 CSO Filiași 28 5 5 18 19 47 −28 20
15 Minerul Motru 28 4 6 18 15 67 −52 18
Source: FRF (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b PER 2-0 MET; MET 1–2 PER
  2. ^ a b CET 2-0 MĂG; MĂG 0–0 CET
  3. ^ a b PAN 2-1 LUG; LUG 1–1 PAN

Seria VEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Luceafărul Oradea (C, P) 26 20 5 1 63 15 +48 65 Promotion to Liga II
2 Avântul Reghin 26 18 4 4 55 23 +32 58
3 Industria Galda de Jos 26 16 2 8 50 35 +15 50
4 Unirea Jucu 26 14 7 5 46 24 +22 49
5 FK Miercurea Ciuc 26 14 3 9 38 26 +12 45
6 Sănătatea Cluj 26 12 5 9 51 46 +5 41
7 Comuna Recea 26 11 3 12 43 40 +3 36
8 CS Iernut 26 9 8 9 37 38 −1 35
9 CS Oşorhei 26 9 4 13 34 39 −5 31
10 Unirea Dej 26 8 5 13 32 37 −5 29
11 CSM Sighetu Marmaţiei (R) 25 8 2 15 27 49 −22 26[a] Relegation to Liga IV
12 AFC Odorheiu Secuiesc 26 7 4 15 30 55 −25 25
13 FC Zalău 26 6 5 15 24 44 −20 23
14 Luceafărul Bălan (R) 25 0 1 24 14 73 −59 1[b] Relegation to Liga IV
Source: FRF (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ CSM Sighetu Marmației was excluded from the championship and lost all the matches from the second part of the season with 0-3.[11]
  2. ^ Luceafărul Bălan withdrew from the championship and lost all the matches from the second part of the season with 0-3.[12]

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ "Inter Olt". 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
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