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The 2018–19 Liga III was the 63rd season of Liga III, the third tier of the Romanian football league system. The season began on 24 August 2018 and ended on 25 May 2019.[1]

Liga III
Season2018–19
PromotedSCM Gloria Buzău
Rapid București
Turris Turnu Măgurele
CSMȘ Reșița
Miercurea Ciuc
RelegatedAgricola Borcea
Cetate Deva
Atletic Bradu
Unirea Tășnad
Sportul Chiscani
Pașcani
Sporting Roșiori
Millenium Giarmata
Oltenița
MSE Târgu Mureș
Râmnicu Sărat
Hermannstadt II
Lugoj
Gaz Metan II Mediaș
Sănătatea Darabani
Iernut
Ocna Mureș
Viitorul Domnești
Delta Dobrogea Tulcea
Roman
Bragadiru
Matches played1,140
Goals scored3,689 (3.24 per match)
Biggest home winRecea 10–0 MSE
Biggest away winAxiopolis 1–9 Rapid
Highest scoringCSU II 10–1 Domnești
Rapid 10–1 Făurei
Longest winning run17 matches:
SCM Gloria Buzău
Longest unbeaten run27 matches:
SCM Gloria Buzău
Longest winless run30 matches:
Viitorul Domnești
Longest losing run28 matches:
Delta Dobrogea Tulcea
All statistics correct as of 26 May 2019.

Contents

Team changesEdit

Excluded teamsEdit

After the end of the previous season, Târgu Mureș and Olimpia Satu Mare were dissolved.[2][3]

Concordia II Chiajna and Mioveni II withdrew from Liga III.[4][5]

Venus Independența withdrew due to financial problems.[6][7]

Performanța Ighiu withdrew due to financial problems.[8]

Gauss Bacău withdrew due to financial problems.[9]

Teams spared from relegationEdit

Metaloglobus București was spared from relegation to Liga III due to withdrawal of Afumați.[10]

Sportul Chiscani, Pașcani, Iernut, Viitorul Domnești, Delta Dobrogea Tulcea and Unirea Dej and were spared from relegation to Liga IV due to lack of teams in the Liga III.

Other teamsEdit

Afumați withdrew from Liga II after the end of the last season and was enrolled instead in the Liga III, a move made due to financial reasons.[11][12]

Reserve team of FC Botoșani was enrolled in the championship instead of Gauss Bacău which withdrew due to financial problems.[9]

Renamed teamsEdit

ACS Dumitra moved from Dumitra to Bistrița and changed the club's name to 1. FC Gloria. The club would like to be considered the successor of ACF Gloria Bistrița, but it does not own its brand and record yet.[13]

FC Aninoasa moved from Aninoasa to Pucioasa and changed its name to FC Pucioasa.[14]

FCM Alexandria was renamed as CSM Alexandria.[15]

ACS Ghiroda was renamed as CSC Ghiroda.[16]

Voința Turnu Măgurele was renamed as Turris-Oltul Turnu Măgurele.[17]

League tablesEdit

Seria IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 SCM Gloria Buzău (C, P) 28 23 4 1 77 17 +60 73 Promotion to Liga II
2 Bucovina Rădăuți 28 18 3 7 51 19 +32 57
3 Oțelul Galați 28 17 5 6 48 29 +19 56
4 Știința Miroslava 28 16 2 10 43 32 +11 50
5 Foresta Suceava 28 14 7 7 50 39 +11 49
6 Focșani 28 13 7 8 39 26 +13 46
7 Metalul Buzău 28 13 6 9 47 34 +13 45
8 Sporting Liești 28 12 4 12 41 36 +5 40
9 KSE Târgu Secuiesc 28 11 4 13 46 51 −5 37
10 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 28 10 5 13 35 34 +1 35
11 Șomuz Fălticeni 28 8 5 15 28 54 −26 29
12 Botoșani II (O) 28 8 4 16 29 45 −16 28 Possible relegation to Liga IV
13 Pașcani (R) 28 7 4 17 33 51 −18 25 Relegation to Liga IV
14 Râmnicu Sărat (R) 28 4 6 18 22 51 −29 18
15 Sănătatea Darabani (R) 28 2 2 24 21 92 −71 8
16 Roman (D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a] Expelled
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2019. Source: FRF ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian), Soccerway
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.[19]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Roman withdrew from the championship after 10 rounds and all the results were canceled.[18]

Seria IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rapid București (C, P) 28 24 3 1 97 18 +79 75 Promotion to Liga II
2 Afumați 28 20 4 4 76 26 +50 64
3 Progresul Spartac București 28 19 3 6 64 26 +38 60[a]
4 Unirea Slobozia 28 19 3 6 68 35 +33 60[a]
5 Popești-Leordeni 28 15 3 10 55 39 +16 48
6 Tunari 28 11 10 7 57 31 +26 43
7 Înainte Modelu 28 11 3 14 45 54 −9 36
8 Făurei 28 10 5 13 35 59 −24 35
9 Axiopolis Cernavodă 28 8 9 11 36 51 −15 33
10 Medgidia 28 9 5 14 33 60 −27 32
11 FCSB II 28 9 3 16 52 61 −9 30[b]
12 Agricola Borcea (R) 28 9 3 16 47 84 −37 30[b] Possible relegation to Liga IV
13 Sportul Chiscani (R) 28 8 4 16 51 66 −15 28 Relegation to Liga IV
14 Oltenița (R) 28 6 6 16 31 61 −30 24
15 Delta Dobrogea Tulcea (R) 28 0 0 28 4 80 −76 −80[c]
16 Bragadiru (D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[d] Expelled
Updated to match(es) played on 26 May 2019. Source: FRF ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian), Soccerway
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.[22]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Unirea Slobozia–Progresul Spartac București 3–2; Progresul Spartac București–Unirea Slobozia 2–0
  2. ^ a b Agricola Borcea–FCSB II 5–3; FCSB II–Agricola Borcea 2–0
  3. ^ Delta Dobrogea Tulcea were deducted 80 points for unpaid debts, withdrew during the winter break and lost all matches from the second part by forfeit.[20]
  4. ^ Bragadiru withdrew from the championship after six rounds and all the results were canceled.[21]

Seria IIIEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Turris Turnu Măgurele (C, P) 30 23 5 2 87 15 +72 74 Promotion to Liga II
2 FC U Craiova 30 19 5 6 70 25 +45 62
3 Flacăra Horezu 30 16 9 5 43 22 +21 57
4 Alexandria 30 15 5 10 55 36 +19 50
5 Filiași 30 15 4 11 50 47 +3 49
6 Pucioasa 30 13 6 11 59 40 +19 45
7 CS U II Craiova 30 11 10 9 50 39 +11 43[a]
8 SR Brașov 30 12 7 11 48 34 +14 43[a]
9 Unirea Bascov 30 11 8 11 52 45 +7 41
10 Voluntari II 30 11 7 12 39 44 −5 40[b]
11 Flacăra Moreni 30 12 4 14 38 48 −10 40[b]
12 Astra II (O) 30 11 7 12 47 51 −4 40[b] Possible relegation to Liga IV
13 Atletic Bradu (R) 30 10 3 17 49 63 −14 33 Relegation to Liga IV
14 Sporting Roșiori (R) 30 7 9 14 36 58 −22 30
15 Hermannstadt II (R) 30 5 6 19 35 78 −43 21
16 Viitorul Domnești (R) 30 0 3 27 16 129 −113 3
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2019. Source: FRF ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian), Soccerway
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.[23]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b SR Brașov–CS U II Craiova 2–4; CS U II Craiova–SR Brașov 2–0
  2. ^ a b c 1.Voluntari II 7P. 2.Flacăra Moreni 6P. 3.Astra II 4P. (Table of head-to-head matches)

Seria IVEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 CSMȘ Reșița (C, P) 30 19 5 6 60 27 +33 62 Promotion to Liga II
2 Șoimii Lipova 30 18 6 6 70 42 +28 60
3 Dumbrăvița 30 18 4 8 60 43 +17 58
4 Gloria Lunca-Teuz Cermei 30 17 2 11 56 48 +8 53[a]
5 Metalurgistul Cugir 30 15 8 7 59 46 +13 53[a]
6 Național Sebiș 30 13 11 6 57 44 +13 50
7 Crișul Chișineu-Criș 30 13 10 7 55 31 +24 49
8 Avrig 30 13 4 13 38 43 −5 43
9 Hunedoara 30 12 6 12 53 51 +2 42
10 Industria Galda 30 13 2 15 50 43 +7 41
11 Ghiroda 30 12 3 15 57 52 +5 39
12 Unirea Alba Iulia (O) 30 9 11 10 37 42 −5 38 Possible relegation to Liga IV
13 Cetate Deva (R) 30 10 5 15 36 49 −13 35 Relegation to Liga IV
14 Millenium Giarmata (R) 30 8 5 17 45 64 −19 29
15 Lugoj (R) 30 2 6 22 29 77 −48 12
16 Ocna Mureș (R) 30 2 4 24 28 88 −60 10
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2019. Source: FRF ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian), Soccerway
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.[24]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Metalurgistul Cugir–Gloria Lunca-Teuz Cermei 2–3; Gloria Lunca-Teuz Cermei–Metalurgistul Cugir 1–1

Seria VEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Miercurea Ciuc (C, P) 30 22 5 3 80 18 +62 71 Promotion to Liga II
2 Comuna Recea 30 20 3 7 85 34 +51 63
3 Minaur Baia Mare 30 16 9 5 46 22 +24 57
4 Olimpic Cetate Râșnov 30 17 4 9 39 30 +9 55
5 Sănătatea Cluj 30 16 5 9 52 32 +20 53
6 Avântul Reghin 30 15 7 8 46 31 +15 52
7 Sticla Arieșul Turda 30 14 8 8 50 35 +15 50
8 CFR II Cluj 30 13 7 10 62 46 +16 46
9 1. FC Gloria 30 12 7 11 46 44 +2 43
10 Odorheiu Secuiesc 30 11 5 14 41 40 +1 38
11 Unirea Dej 30 9 9 12 42 41 +1 36
12 Hărman (O) 30 9 8 13 42 43 −1 35 Possible relegation to Liga IV
13 Unirea Tășnad (R) 30 8 6 16 47 67 −20 30 Relegation to Liga IV
14 MSE Târgu Mureș (R) 30 6 4 20 26 86 −60 22
15 Gaz Metan II Mediaș (R) 30 3 3 24 26 81 −55 12
16 Iernut (R) 30 3 2 25 34 114 −80 11
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2019. Source: FRF ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian), Soccerway
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.[25]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Possible relegationEdit

At the end of the season, a special table was made between 12th places from the 5 series. The last team in this table was also relegated in the Liga IV. In this table, 12th place teams are included without the points obtained against teams that relegated in their series.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astra II 22 6 4 12 22 41 −19 22
2 Hărman 22 4 8 10 24 34 −10 20
3 Unirea Alba Iulia 22 4 8 10 22 37 −15 20
4 Botoșani II 22 5 3 14 17 41 −24 18
5 Agricola Borcea (R) 22 5 3 14 33 74 −41 18 Relegation to Liga IV
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2019. Source: FRF ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.[26]
(R) Relegated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendarul Ligii 3: start pe 25 august!". FRF. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ "S-a terminat! Olimpia Satu Mare a anunţat FRF că se retrage din campionatul Ligii 2. Schimbările din clasament şi cine îi va lua locul echipei". 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "ASA Târgu Mureş a intrat în faliment şi s-a retras din Liga 2! "A fost deja notificată federaţia". Campionatul rămână în 18 echipe". 20 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ "CS Baloteşti îşi schimbă strategia pentru noul sezon. Colaborarea pe care a început-o cu un club din Liga 1 i-a adus un antrenor principal şi jucători". 27 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Botoşani şi Dunărea vor să-şi facă echipă secundă în Liga 3, Concordia se gândeşte să şi-o desfiinţeze. "E vorba de eficienţă"". 13 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Dezamăgire!". 16 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Fotbal, Liga a III-a / Promovare degeaba". 19 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  8. ^ "E oficial! Performanța Ighiu s-a retras din Liga a 3-a și a dispărut din fotbal! CS Iernut rămâne în eșalonul terț". 14 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Seria Oţelului are o nouă echipă în componenţă, după ce Gauss Bacău s-a retras chiar în ziua în care începe campionatul Ligii 3". 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Pierdere grea pentru Dacia Unirea! Preşedintele clubului şi-a dat demisia". liga2.prosport.ro. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  11. ^ "ŞOC în Liga 2. Una dintre cele mai bune echipe din ultimele două sezoane părăseşte competiţia. S-a înscris în Liga 3. "O decizie întârziată, dar justificată"". liga2.prosport.ro. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Bugetul urias îti dă bătăi de cap / CS Afumați riscă să nu se înscrie în Liga a 2-a". ilfovsport.ro. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  13. ^ Alt nume de tradiție care reînvie în fotbalul românesc? » Un personaj cunoscut din Liga 1 a pus bazele și va conduce destinele echipei. gsp.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  14. ^ Clubul din Liga 3 care s-a mutat în altă localitate, şi-a schimbat numele şi visează la promovare. "Vom susţine performanţa". liga2.prosport.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  15. ^ CSM Alexandria este noul nume al echipei teleormanene. Reunirea se va face cu o saptamana mai tarziu decat data initiala. teresport.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  16. ^ ACS Poli a câştigat amicalul cu Ghiroda cu două "euro-goluri" ale lui Alex Popovici. Ganea caută soluţii pentru completarea lotului. liga2.prosport.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  17. ^ Steaua nu a fost primită în Liga 3. Cum a "judecat" Comitetul Executiv al FRF cererea clubului armatei. liga2.prosport.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  18. ^ "Anunţ ŞOC în Liga 3! Un club din seria Oţelului şi Ceahlăului îşi încetează activitatea. Primarul: "Decizia este una corectă faţă de jucătorii, care şi-au atins pragul de evoluţie"". 31 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
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  20. ^ "Campionatul Ligii 3 se reia cu încă o echipă în minus, a treia. Seria în care lider e Rapid rămâne fără un club dintr-un oraş cu tradiţie în fotbalul românesc". 28 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Seria în care joacă Rapid rămâne incompletă. Echipă care părăseşte Liga 3 după doar şase etape. Ce modificări apar în clasament şi ce se va întâmpla de acum înainte". 28 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
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