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2016–17 Moldovan National Division

The 2016–17 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the 26th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The competition began on 23 July 2016 and ended in May 2017.

Moldovan National Division
Season2016–17
Matches played165
Goals scored422 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorerRicardinho (15 goals)
Biggest home winSheriff 7–0 Ungheni
(6 August 2016)
Biggest away winAcademia 0–4 Milsami
(20 August 2016)
Highest scoringSheriff 7–0 Ungheni
(6 August 2016)
Longest winning runSheriff
Zimbru (4 games)
Longest unbeaten runSheriff
Zimbru
Petrocub
Zaria (4 games)
Longest winless runAcademia (4 games)
Longest losing runUngheni (5 games)
Highest attendanceSheriff 3-0 Zimbru 2,300
Lowest attendanceAcademia 0-2 Zimbru
Dacia 2-0 Academia
Dinamo-Auto 1-3 Zaria 200
Average attendance998
2017
All statistics correct as of 24 August 2016.

Contents

Stadia and locationsEdit

 
 
Chișinău
 
Tiraspol
 
Chișinău teams:
Academia
Dacia
Zimbru
 
Tiraspol teams:
Dinamo-Auto
Sheriff
Location of teams in National Division 2016–17
Club Location Stadium Capacity
CS Petrocub Sărata-Galbenă Stadionul Orășenesc Hîncești 1,500
Academia Chișinău Chișinău Ghidighici Stadium 1,500
CF Ungheni Ungheni Stadionul Mircea Eliade 2,500
Dacia Chișinău Chișinău Stadionul Moldova (Speia) 8,550
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Stadium 1,300
Milsami Orhei Orhei CSR Orhei 2,539
Zaria Bălți Bălți Stadionul Orășenesc Bălți 5,953
Sheriff Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 12,746
CSF Speranța Nisporeni Stadionul Mircea Eliade 2,500
Zimbru Chișinău Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,400
Saxan Gagauz Yeri Ceadîr-Lunga Ceadîr-Lunga Stadium 2,000

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Petrocub-Hîncești   Iurie Osipenco   Maxim Focșa Sportika MAIB
Academia   Serghei Secu   Eugen Celeadnic Sportika
Ungheni   Igor Ursachi   Roman Gușan Kelme Bricone
Dacia   Viorel Frunză   Simeon Bulgaru Puma OM
Dinamo-Auto   Iurie Groșev   Dumitru Popovici Joma
Milsami   Adrian Sosnovschi   Vadim Bolohan Kelme Dufremol
Zaria   Vlad Goian   Alexandru Onica Joma Bălți
Sheriff   Roberto Bordin   Josip Brezovec Adidas IDC
Speranța   Cristian Efros   Mihail Bolun Nike Orom-Imexpo
Zimbru   Ștefan Stoica   Denis Rusu Joma Favorit-Tur
Saxan   Ivan Tabanov   Ismaila Soro Kelme Gagauz Yeri

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Zaria Bălți   Ihor Rakhayev[1] Mutual consent 9 June 2016 preseason   Vlad Goian[2] 10 June 2016
FC Sheriff   Zoran Vulić[3] Mutual consent 16 June 2016 preseason   Bruno Irles[4] 20 June 2016
CF Ungheni   Dorin Bambuleac Mutual consent 22 June 2016 preseason   Constantin Arbănaș &   Igor Ursachi[5] 22 June 2016
FC Sheriff   Bruno Irles[6] Mutual consent 23 September 2016 preseason   Roberto Bordin[7] 4 October 2016

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (C) 30 22 3 5 71 15 +56 69[a] Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Dacia Chișinău 30 22 3 5 54 15 +39 69[a] Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
3 Milsami Orhei 30 22 2 6 57 20 +37 68
4 Zaria Bălți 30 20 5 5 56 21 +35 65
5 Zimbru Chișinău 30 13 7 10 32 29 +3 46
6 Petrocub Hîncești 30 8 10 12 31 38 −7 34
7 Speranța Nisporeni 30 7 8 15 24 35 −11 29
8 Academia Chișinău 30 8 3 19 21 52 −31 27 withdrew[c]
9 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 30 5 8 17 31 58 −27 23
10 Saxan (R) 30 5 4 21 23 57 −34 19 Relegation to Division "A"
11 Ungheni (R) 30 4 5 21 19 79 −60 17
Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion when two teams tied); 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Matches won; 8) Goal difference; 9) Goals scored; 10) Fairplay ranking.[8][10]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b According to section 10.5 of the Moldovan Football Championship Regulations, 2016-2017 Edition, an extra match was played to determine the Moldovan champions.[8] The match was played on 30 May 2017 and was won by Sheriff Tiraspol who became league champions.[9]
  2. ^ Since the winners of 2016–17 Moldovan Cup, Sheriff Tiraspol, qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the Cup winner (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed to the next best-placed team (in this case to the fourth-placed team).
  3. ^ Academia Chișinău completed the season but withdrew from the league prior to the start of the next season.

Gold MatchEdit

Since Dacia Chișinău and Sheriff Tiraspol finished level on points at the end of the season, a "Gold Match" was played to decide the title.[11] The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held on 23 May 2017.[12]

Sheriff Tiraspol1–1 (a.e.t.)Dacia Chișinău
Damașcan   37' FMF (in Romanian)
Soccerway
Posmac   73'
Penalties
Ricardinho  
Teixeira  
Oancea  
3–0   Sarmov
  Isa
  Palavandishvili
Attendance: 6,615
Referee: Veaceslav Banari

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 PET SAX SHE SPE UNG ZAR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–1 1–2 0–4 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–1 0–2 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 3–1 0–3 0–4 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–4 2–2 1–3 1–1
Milsami Orhei 2–0 1–0 4–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 1–2 1–0
Petrocub Hîncești 0–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–0 2–2 1–2
Saxan 1–0 0–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–5 2–2 2–2 1–4 3–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 7–0 1–2 3–0
Speranța Nisporeni 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–1
Ungheni 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1
Zaria Bălți 6–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 3–0
Zimbru Chișinău 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–4 2–0 4–0 0–1
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third roundEdit

Home \ Away ACA DAC DIN MIL PET SAX SHE SPE UNG ZAR ZIM
Academia Chișinău 0–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–4
Dacia Chișinău 4–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–1
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1
Milsami Orhei 3–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–0
Petrocub Hîncești 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–1
Saxan 1–0 2–3 0–1 3–0 1–1
Sheriff Tiraspol 1–2 0–1 5–0 7–1 4–1
Speranța Nisporeni 0–0 0–1 4–1 0–1 0–0
Ungheni 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–6 1–2
Zaria Bălți 3–2 2–1 0–2 5–0 2–0
Zimbru Chișinău 4–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Home Away Result Date
  Maksym Feshchuk Dacia Ungheni 3–0 1 October 2016
  Ricardinho Sheriff Speranța 4–1 30 April 2017
  Ricardinho Ungheni Sheriff 0–6 21 May 2017

Top assistsEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

DisciplinaryEdit

Updated to matches played on 13 June 2017.[13]
Rank Player Club         Points
1   Eugen Celeadnic Academia 10 1 0 12
2   Michael Gnolou Saxan 6 1 1 11
3   Igor Banović Milsami 7 1 0 9
  Vasile Rusu Petrocub 6 0 1 9
  Alexandru Vremea Academia 9 0 0 9
  Alexandru Dedov Milsami 9 0 0 9
  Constantin Calmîș Saxan (4) & Speranța (5) 9 0 0 9
8   Cristin Jalbă Academia (7) & Dacia Chișinău (1) 5 0 1 8
  Roman Gușan Ungheni 5 0 1 8
  Maxim Antoniuc Academia (3) & Petrocub (5) 5 0 1 8
  Vladimir Rassulov Dinamo-Auto 8 0 0 8
  Mihai Roșca Academia 8 0 0 8
  Vitalie Negru Speranța (4) & Ungheni (4) 8 0 0 8

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Oficial. Vlad Goian este noul antrenor principal al clubului Zaria - Moldfootball.com". moldfootball.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Clubul tiraspolean s-a despărţit de antrenorul croat Zoran Vulic". sport1.md. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Francezul Bruno Irles a preluat-o pe Sheriff". sport1.md. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  5. ^ "FC Ungheni în DN va fi antrenat de Constantin Arbănaș și Igor Ursachi - Moldfootball.com". moldfootball.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Bruno Irles lefft fc Sheriff". fc-sheriff.com. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Roberto Bordin as a new head coach". fc-sheriff.com. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "REGULAMENTUL CAMPIONATULUI R. MOLDOVA LA FOTBAL EDIŢIA 2016-2017" [Rules Football Championship Edition 2016-2017 Moldova] (PDF). fmf.md (in Romanian). Moldovan Football Federation. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Sheriff - campioana Moldovei!" [Sheriff - Moldavian Champion!]. Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian). 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Divizia Națională 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway.com. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  11. ^ "DIVIZIA NAȚIONALĂ / MECI DE AUR". Moldovan Football Federation. 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Golden match draw". fmf.md.
  13. ^ a b "Players - Divizia Națională - Moldova". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  14. ^ "TOP Assist". moldfootball.com. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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