2002–03 Divizia A

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The 2002–03 Divizia A was the eighty-fifth season of Divizia A, the top-level football league of Romania. Season began in August 2002 and ended in May 2003. Rapid București became champions on 24 May 2003.

Divizia A
Season2002–03
ChampionsRapid București[1]
RelegatedSportul Studențesc
UTA Arad
Champions LeagueRapid București
UEFA CupSteaua București
Dinamo București
Intertoto CupGloria Bistrița
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Matches played240
Goals scored627 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerClaudiu Răducanu (21)
Biggest home winCeahlăul 6–0 UTA
UTA 6–0 Bistrița
Biggest away winFarul 0–5 Național
Highest scoringSportul 5–6 Dinamo
Longest winning runRapid (6)
Longest unbeaten runFC U, Steaua (9)
Longest losing runPolitehnica (9)

Team changesEdit

RelegatedEdit

The teams that were relegated to Divizia B at the end of the previous season:

Edit

The teams that were promoted from Divizia B at the start of the season:

VenuesEdit

Poli AEK Timișoara Steaua București Universitatea Craiova Rapid București
Dan Păltinișanu Steaua Ion Oblemenco Giulești-Valentin Stănescu
Capacity: 32,972 Capacity: 28,365 Capacity: 25,252 Capacity: 19,100
       
FCM Bacău Farul Constanța Dinamo București Argeș Pitești
Dumitru Sechelariu Gheorghe Hagi Dinamo Nicolae Dobrin
Capacity: 17,500 Capacity: 15,520 Capacity: 15,032 Capacity: 15,000
       
Sportul Studențesc
Location of Bucharest teams.
Național București
Regie Cotroceni
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 14,542
   
Oțelul Galați Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Oțelul Ceahlăul
Capacity: 13,500 Capacity: 12,500
   
FC Brașov UTA Arad Gloria Bistrița Astra Ploiești
Tineretului UTA Gloria Astra
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 7,800 Capacity: 7,000
       

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Argeș Pitești   Ion Moldovan   Cristian Bălașa   Erreà Pic
Astra Ploiești   Florin Marin   Daniel Petroesc   Lotto Petrom, InterAgro
Brașov   Marius Lăcătuș   Cosmin Bodea   Joma Prescon
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț   Viorel Hizo   Radu Lefter   Ancada Rifil, Romalfa
Dinamo București   Ioan Andone   Giani Kiriță   Lotto Cosmorom
Farul Constanța   Marin Ion   Cristian Șchiopu   Erreà Argus
Universitatea Craiova   Sorin Cârțu   Pavel Badea   Erreà SIF Oltenia
FCM Bacău   Ilie Dumitrescu   Florin Prunea   Legea Sonoma
Gloria Bistrița   Remus Vlad   Vasile Popa   Umbro Darimex
Național București   Walter Zenga   Petre Marin   Lotto Astra Asigurări, LG Corporation
Oțelul Galați   Costel Orac   Cătălin Tofan   Lotto Ispat Sidex
Poli AEK Timișoara   Gheorghe Mulțescu   Florin Constantinovici   Erreà ARGIROM
Rapid București   Mircea Rednic   Adrian Iencsi   Erreà LaDorna
Sportul Studențesc   Cezar Zamfir   Laurențiu Diniță   Lotto Omniasig
Steaua București   Victor Pițurcă   Mirel Rădoi   Nike
UTA Arad   Constantin Pană   Marius Popescu   Erreà

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rapid București (C) 30 20 3 7 59 25 +34 63 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Steaua București 30 16 8 6 42 27 +15 56 Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Gloria Bistrița 30 13 6 11 32 33 −1 45[a] Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
4 Brașov 30 13 6 11 37 33 +4 45[a]
5 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 30 12 8 10 43 33 +10 44[b] Qualification to Intertoto Cup first round
6 Dinamo București 30 13 5 12 49 46 +3 44[b] Qualification to UEFA Cup qualifying round
7 Universitatea Craiova 30 12 8 10 36 37 −1 44[b]
8 Național București 30 12 7 11 41 36 +5 43
9 Astra Ploiești 30 13 3 14 42 42 0 42
10 Farul Constanța 30 12 4 14 35 47 −12 40
11 Argeș Pitești 30 11 5 14 37 41 −4 38[c]
12 Bacău 30 10 8 12 31 31 0 38[c]
13 Oțelul Galați 30 9 9 12 25 37 −12 36 Qualification to relegation play-offs
14 Politehnica AEK Timișoara 30 11 2 17 37 52 −15 35
15 Sportul Studențesc București (R) 30 9 4 17 44 55 −11 31 Relegation to Divizia B
16 UTA Arad (R) 30 8 6 16 37 52 −15 30
Source: LT (in Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b GLO 3-1 BRA; BRA 0-1 GLO
  2. ^ a b c CH 3-2 D; D 5-0 CH; CR 3-1 D; D 1-0 CR; CR 0-0 CH; CH 3-0 CR
  3. ^ a b ARG 3-1 BAC; BAC 2-3 ARG

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Argeș Pitești14121514151413121212101191114141213121213111211111110121011
Astra Ploiești13810131415161614161516151513101197981077987879
Bacău151413121113151516151413111299766810121010101012111212
Brașov71061012121097565567567865533433334
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț1679991097101012151213101210811119666699985
Universitatea Craiova2311466111113111210911111315151311788765797
Dinamo București167867886324222234557999876656
Farul Constanța813111179111089910141015151411107681112121211101110
Gloria Bistrița958485422256785655444455558543
Oțelul Galați395653349887878881091012131314131313131313
Național București523532233432334422233344344468
Rapid București614211111111111111111111111111
Sportul Studențesc1115127101112131311139131412131514131414141513151515151515
Steaua București10111415138754678643343322222222222
Politehnica AEK Timișoara4423245657434567912141515151415141414141414
UTA Arad121616161616141415141614161616161616161616161616161616161616
Source: LT (in Romanian)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARG AST BAC BRA CEA FCU DIN FAR GBI OȚE NAT RAP SPO STE TIM UTA
Argeș Pitești 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 5–1 1–0
Astra Ploiești 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–1
Bacău 2–3 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
Brașov 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–1
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–2 6–0
Universitatea Craiova 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1
Dinamo București 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–4 2–1 5–0
Farul Constanța 2–1 1–4 0–3 0–1 4–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–5 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0
Gloria Bistrița 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 0–3 3–0 0–0 2–0 4–1
Oțelul Galați 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1
Național București 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 4–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Rapid București 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 5–1 3–1 5–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–0
Sportul Studențesc 4–2 3–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 5–6 0–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 0–0
Steaua București 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 4–3 0–1 5–2
Politehnica AEK Timișoara 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–2 1–3 3–4
UTA Arad 2–2 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 6–0 3–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–1
Source: LT (in Romanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion / Relegation Play-offEdit

The teams placed on the 13th and 14th place in the Divizia A faced the 2nd placed teams from both groups of the Divizia B. Politehnica AEK Timișoara and FC Oradea won the relegation play-offs.[2]

Even though Oțelul Galați lost the relegation play-off against FC Oradea, they kept their place in the Divizia A because Petrolul Ploiești, the club that won the Divizia B, Seria I, sold its promotion place to Oțelul Galați and merged with Astra Ploiești, the other team from the city of Ploiești, which finished on the 9th position this season.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Politehnica AEK Timișoara 8–4 Gloria Buzău 5–3 3–1
Oțelul Galați 3–4 Oradea 2–1 1–3
14 June 2003 Leg 1 Oțelul Galați 2–1 Oradea Stadionul Oțelul
Cornea   28'
Guriță   67'
Vrăjitoarea   45+1'(p)
18 June 2003 Leg 2 Oradea 3–1 Oțelul Galați Stadionul Iuliu Bodola
Vrăjitoarea   71',   81',   90+1' Tănase   28'

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Politehnica Timișoara 324,000 40,000 6,000 21,600 n/a1
2 Universitatea Craiova 280,000 40,000 4,000 18,666 n/a
3 Rapid București 157,000 20,000 3,000 10,466 n/a
4 Steaua București 142,250 24,000 250 9,483 n/a
5 UTA Arad 124,000 12,000 4,000 8,266 n/a1
6 FCM Bacău 120,000 18,000 2,000 8,000 n/a
7 Oțelul Galați 94,000 12,000 3,000 6,266 n/a
8 Dinamo București 87,000 15,000 2,000 5,800 n/a
9 Farul Constanța 74,000 8,000 2,000 4,933 n/a
10 FC Brașov 71,500 12,000 1,000 4,766 n/a
11 Argeș Pitești 64,000 12,000 300 4,266 n/a
12 Național București 60,100 12,000 900 4,006 n/a2
13 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 52,750 10,000 250 3,516 n/a
14 Gloria Bistrița 48,100 12,000 300 3,206 n/a
15 Astra Ploiești 44,000 10,000 500 2,933 n/a
16 Sportul Studențesc București 35,150 8,000 150 2,510 n/a
League total 1,777,850 40,000 150 7,438 n/a

Updated to games played on 2 June 2019
Source: League matches: Divizia A 2002/2003
Notes:
1: Played last season in Divizia B.
2: Național București played 1 match out of their stadium.

Top goalscorersEdit

Position[4] Player Club Goals
1 Claudiu Răducanu Steaua București 21
2 Ionel Dănciulescu Dinamo București 16
3 Laurențiu Diniță Sportul Studențesc 15
4 Cosmin Bărcăuan Dinamo București 13
5 Sergiu Radu Național București 12

Champion squadEdit

Rapid București[5]

Goalkeepers: Emilian Dolha (22 / 0); Ionuț Curcă (4 / 0); Boban Savić   (3 / 0); Răzvan Lucescu (1 / 0).
Defenders: Cornel Buta (3 / 0); Nicolae Constantin (3 / 0); Adrian Iencsi (27 / 4); Vasile Maftei (29 / 3); Camille Muzinga   (2 / 0); Dănuț Perjă (20 / 3); Răzvan Raț (28 / 2); Ion Voicu (19 / 1).
Midfielders: Valentin Bădoi (30 / 7); Roberto Bisconti   (8 / 0); Emmanuel Godfroid   (24 / 5); Nicolae Grigore (15 / 0); Robert Ilyes (23 / 5); Claudiu Mircea Ionescu (1 / 0); Marius Măldărășanu (14 / 2); Dorin Pandele (1 / 0); Ioan Sabău (16 / 1); Claudiu Saghin (1 / 0); Constantin Schumacher (10 / 1); Florin Costin Șoavă (28 / 1).
Forwards: Florin Bratu (27 / 11); Henry Makinwa   (11 / 2); Daniel Niculae (28 / 6); Robert Niță (19 / 5).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Mircea Rednic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002–03 Divizia A at RomanianSoccer
  2. ^ 2002–03 Divizia A at RSSSF
  3. ^ "De Petrolul s-a ales praful!" (in Romanian). ProSport. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Top Scorers". www.romaniansoccer.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Romania National Champions". RomanianSoccer. Retrieved 13 May 2021.