Moldovan National Division

The Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the top association football division of the Moldovan football league system. The competition was established in 1992, when the country became independent from the Soviet Union.

Moldovan National Division
Founded1992
CountryMoldova
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toMoldovan "A" Division
Domestic cup(s)Moldovan Cup
Moldovan Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsSheriff Tiraspol (19th title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsSheriff Tiraspol (19)
Websitefmf.md
Current: 2021–22 Moldovan National Division

There are currently 8 teams in the competition. At the end of the season, the bottom club is relegated to the "A" Division and replaced by the lower league's champion.

Sheriff Tiraspol is the most successful league club with 19 titles, followed by Zimbru Chișinău with 8 wins. Dacia Chișinău, FC Tiraspol and Milsami Orhei also conquered the title on one occasion each.

ClubsEdit

2021–22 clubs

UEFA rankingEdit

UEFA League Ranking for the 2015–16 European football season. (Previous season rank in italics)

UEFA Club Ranking for the 2015–16 European football season. (Previous season rank in italics)

(see UEFA coefficients full list for more information)

WinnersEdit

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Season Champions Runner-Up Third Place League Leading Goalscorer Goals Winning Coach
1992 Zimbru Chișinău (1) Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Bugeac Comrat   Serghei Alexandrov (Bugeac Comrat),
  Oleg Flentea (Constructorul Chișinău)
13   Sergiu Sîrbu
1992–93 Zimbru Chișinău (2) Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Moldova Boroseni   Vladimir Kosse (Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol) 30   Sergiu Sîrbu (2)
1993–94 Zimbru Chișinău (3) Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Codru Călărași   Vladimir Kosse (Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol) (2) 24   Alexandru Spiridon
1994–95 Zimbru Chișinău (4) Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Olimpia Bălți   Vladislav Gavriliuc (Nistru Otaci / Zimbru Chișinău) 20   Alexandru Spiridon
1995–96 Zimbru Chișinău (5) Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Constructorul Chișinău   Vladislav Gavriliuc (Zimbru Chișinău) (2) 34   Alexandru Spiridon (3)
1996–97 Constructorul Chișinău (1) Zimbru Chișinău Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol   Serghei Rogaciov (Constructorul Chișinău / Olimpia Bălți) 35   Alexandru Mațiura
1997–98 Zimbru Chișinău (6) Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol Constructorul Chișinău   Serghei Clescenco (Zimbru Chișinău) 25   Semen Altman
1998–99 Zimbru Chișinău (7) Constructorul Chișinău Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol   Serghei Rogaciov (Sheriff Tiraspol) (2) 21   Semen Altman (2)
1999–00 Zimbru Chișinău (8) Sheriff Tiraspol Constructorul Chișinău   Serghei Rogaciov (Sheriff Tiraspol) (3) 20   Oleksandr Skrypnyk
2000–01 Sheriff Tiraspol (1) Zimbru Chișinău Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol   Ruslan Barburoș (Haiduc-Sporting / Agro Chișinău / Sheriff Tiraspol),
  David Mujiri (Sheriff Tiraspol)
17  [2] Vladimir Zemlianoi
2001–02 Sheriff Tiraspol (2) Nistru Otaci Zimbru Chișinău   Ruslan Barburoș (Sheriff Tiraspol) (2) 17   Mihai Stoichiță
2002–03 Sheriff Tiraspol (3) Zimbru Chișinău Nistru Otaci   Serghei Dadu (FC Tiraspol / Sheriff Tiraspol) 19   Gavril Balint
2003–04 Sheriff Tiraspol (4) Nistru Otaci Zimbru Chișinău   Vladimir Shishelov (Zimbru Chișinău) 15   Ihor Nakonechny
2004–05 Sheriff Tiraspol (5) Nistru Otaci Dacia Chișinău   Catalin Lichioiu (Nistru Otaci) 16   Leonid Kuchuk
2005–06 Sheriff Tiraspol (6) Zimbru Chișinău Tiraspol   Aliaksei Kuchuk (Sheriff Tiraspol) 13   Leonid Kuchuk (2)
2006–07 Sheriff Tiraspol (7) Zimbru Chișinău Nistru Otaci   Aliaksei Kuchuk (Sheriff Tiraspol) (2) 17   Leonid Kuchuk (3)
2007–08 Sheriff Tiraspol (8) Dacia Chișinău Nistru Otaci   Igor Picușceac (FC Tiraspol / Sheriff Tiraspol) 14   Leonid Kuchuk (4)
2008–09 Sheriff Tiraspol (9) Dacia Chișinău Iskra-Stal Rîbnița   Oleg Andronic (Zimbru Chișinău) 16   Leonid Kuchuk (5)
2009–10 Sheriff Tiraspol (10) Iskra-Stal Rîbnița Olimpia Bălți   Alexandru Maximov (FC Viitorul),
  Jymmy França (Sheriff Tiraspol)
13   Andrei Sosnitskiy
2010–11 Dacia Chișinău (1) Sheriff Tiraspol Milsami Orhei   Gheorghe Boghiu (Milsami Orhei) 26   Igor Dobrovolski
2011–12 Sheriff Tiraspol (11) Dacia Chișinău Zimbru Chișinău   Wilfried Balima (Sheriff Tiraspol) 18   Vitali Rashkevich
2012–13 Sheriff Tiraspol (12) Dacia Chișinău Tiraspol   Gheorghe Boghiu (Milsami Orhei) (2) 16   Vitali Rashkevich (2)
2013–14 Sheriff Tiraspol (13) Tiraspol Veris Chișinău    Henrique Luvannor (Sheriff Tiraspol) 26   Veaceslav Rusnac
2014–15 Milsami Orhei (1) Dacia Chișinău Sheriff Tiraspol   Ricardinho (Sheriff Tiraspol) 19   Iurie Osipenco
2015–16 Sheriff Tiraspol (14) Dacia Chișinău Zimbru Chișinău   Danijel Subotić (Sheriff Tiraspol) 12   Zoran Vulić
2016–17 Sheriff Tiraspol (15) Dacia Chișinău Milsami Orhei   Ricardinho (Sheriff Tiraspol) (2) 15   Roberto Bordin
2017 Sheriff Tiraspol (16) Milsami Orhei Petrocub-Hîncești   Vitalie Damașcan (Sheriff Tiraspol) 13   Roberto Bordin (2)
2018 Sheriff Tiraspol (17) Milsami Orhei Petrocub Hîncești   Vladimir Ambros (Petrocub Hîncești) 12   Goran Sablić
2019 Sheriff Tiraspol (18) Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni Petrocub Hîncești   Yury Kendysh (Sheriff Tiraspol) 12   Zoran Zekić
2020–21 Sheriff Tiraspol (19) Petrocub Hîncești Milsami Orhei   Frank Castañeda (Sheriff Tiraspol) 28   Yuriy Vernydub

Performance by clubEdit

Team Titles Runner-up
Sheriff Tiraspol 19 2
Zimbru Chișinău 8 5
Dacia Chișinău 1 7
FC Tiraspol 1 2
Milsami Orhei 1 2
Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol 6
Nistru Otaci 3
Iskra-Stal 1
Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni 1
Petrocub Hîncești 1
  • bold clubs playing in the first league
  • italic clubs are dissolved

Clean sheetsEdit

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Season Name Clean Sheets Club
2009–10   Artiom Gaiduchevici 16 Iskra-Stal Rîbnița
2010–11   Nicolae Calancea 20 Zimbru Chișinău
2011–12   Serghei Pașcenco 17 Olimpia Bălți
2012–13   Georgi Georgiev 17 Tiraspol
2013–14   Dumitru Stajila 17 Sheriff Tiraspol
2014–15   Dorian Railean,
  Serghei Pașcenco (2)
12 Dacia Chișinău,
Sheriff Tiraspol
2015–16   Artiom Gaiduchevici (2),
  Alexei Coșelev
15 Dacia Chișinău (2),
Sheriff Tiraspol
2016–17   Radu Mîțu 17 Milsami Orhei
2017   Radu Mîțu (2) 8 Milsami Orhei (2)
2018   Serghei Pașcenco (3) 11 Sheriff Tiraspol
2019   Dumitru Celeadnic 15 Sheriff Tiraspol (5)
2020–21   Cristian Avram 16 Petrocub Hîncești

Top assistEdit

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Season Name Assist's Club
2015–16   Eugeniu Cociuc,
  Radu Gînsari
7 Dacia Chișinău ,
Sheriff Tiraspol
2016–17   Ricardinho 14 Sheriff Tiraspol
2017   Cristiano da Silva 14 Sheriff Tiraspol
2018   Ziguy Badibanga 8 Sheriff Tiraspol (4)
2019   Maxim Mihaliov 10 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol
2020–21   Alexandru Antoniuc 21 Milsami Orhei

DisciplinaryEdit

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Season Name Points Club
2009–10   Dumitru Bogdan 15 Sfântul Gheorghe
2010–11   Andrei Tcaciuc,
  Oleksandr Feshchenko,
  Alexandru Cheltuială
16 Olimpia Bălți,
Iskra-Stal Rîbnița,
Olimpia Bălți (2)
2011–12   Ibrahima Camara 17 Olimpia Bălți (3)
2012–13   Dumitru Bogdan (2) 15 Academia Chișinău
2013–14   Vadim Cemirtan,
  Adil Rhaili
11 Costuleni,
Milsami Orhei
2014–15   Eugen Celeadnic 9 Academia Chișinău (2)
2015–16   Andrei Cojocari 10 Milsami Orhei
2016–17   Eugen Celeadnic (2) 12 Academia Chișinău (3)
2017   Georgi Bugulov 9 Speranța Nisporeni
2018   Alexandru Onica 17 Zimbru Chișinău
2019   Vasile Jardan 12 Milsami Orhei (3)
2020–21   Bohdan Mytsyk,
  Alexandru Starîș
13 Codru Lozova,
Speranța Nisporeni (2)

All-time tableEdit

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The table lists the place each team took in each of the seasons. Teams in bold are currently playing in Moldovan National Division (2021-22 season).

Rank Club Seasons2 Played Won Drawn Lost Goals 1Points3 Gold Silver Bronze
1 Sheriff Tiraspol 23 685 512 115 58 1457-330 1651 19 2 1
2 Zimbru Chișinău 30 878 476 200 202 1512-664 1564 8 5 4
3 Tiraspol 21 625 290 160 175 904-577 1024 1 2 5
4 FC Bălți / Zaria Bălți 23 678 261 154 263 827-837 983 0 0 2
5 Dacia Buiucani / Dacia Chișinău 17 511 272 124 115 771-424 940 1 7 1
6 Nistru Otaci 21 619 242 144 233 802-746 858 0 3 3
7 Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol 17 492 225 126 141 763-502 743 0 6 3
8 Milsami Orhei 12 362 189 64 109 549-326 631 1 2 3
9 Tighina 13 390 107 85 198 417-697 378 0 0 0
10 Agro Chișinău 12 340 101 70 169 378-516 355 0 0 0
11 Iskra-Stal Rîbnița 7 234 90 65 79 263-246 335 0 1 1
12 Speranța Nisporeni 12 335 81 91 163 310-501 312 0 0 0
13 Rapid Ghidighici 10 315 79 64 172 272-529 299 0 0 0
14 Petrocub Hîncești 7 195 79 54 62 261-214 291 0 1 3
15 Unisport-Auto Chișinău 10 274 87 53 134 304-406 280 0 0 0
16 Academia Chișinău 9 282 72 61 149 277-452 277 0 0 0
17 Sfântul Gheorghe 7 215 67 44 104 232-353 245 0 1 0
18 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 8 224 65 46 113 254-403 241 0 0 0
19 Codru Călărași 5 146 61 28 57 209-210 181 0 0 1
20 Gagauzia 6 177 60 24 93 204-352 161 0 0 1
21 Costuleni 4 138 35 32 71 123-203 137 0 0 0
22 Politehnica Chișinău 6 174 29 48 97 126-266 135 0 0 0
23 Moldova-Gaz Chișinău 3 86 33 15 38 97-109 114 0 0 0
24 Torentul Chișinău 5 138 35 32 71 155-240 113 0 0 0
25 MHM-93 Chișinău 3 86 29 19 38 103-109 106 0 0 0
26 Roma Bălți 3 86 24 18 44 85-125 90 0 0 0
27 Nistru Cioburciu 4 121 29 26 66 114-225 82 0 0 0
28 Moldova Boroseni 3 82 28 18 36 85-120 74 0 0 1
29 Veris Chișinău 1 33 21 8 4 74-25 71 0 0 1
30 Locomotiva Basarabeasca 2 56 18 12 26 65-101 66 0 0 0
31 Cristalul Fălești 4 108 21 18 69 99-227 62 0 0 0
32 Progresul Briceni 3 86 20 11 55 68-213 62 0 0 0
33 Spumante Cricova 2 60 16 12 32 77-75 60 0 0 0
34 Saxan 3 81 14 15 52 53-132 57 0 0 0
35 Florești 1 36 9 5 22 37-85 32 0 0 0
36 Speranța Crihana Veche 2 66 8 9 49 55-161 30 0 0 0
37 Ciuhur Ocnița 1 30 6 6 18 20-97 24 0 0 0
38 Sinteza Căușeni 1 30 7 9 14 22-51 23 0 0 0
39 CF Ungheni 1 30 4 5 21 19-79 17 0 0 0
40 Tricon Cahul 1 30 4 9 17 25-53 17 0 0 0
41 Happy End Camenca 1 28 3 6 19 23-69 15 0 0 0
42 FC Spicul Chișcăreni 1 18 3 5 10 14-35 14 0 0 0
42 Codru Lozova 2 64 2 8 54 34-174 14 0 0 0
44 Stimold-MIF Chișinău 1 26 2 7 17 19-60 13 0 0 0
45 Universul Ciuciuleni 1 30 4 4 22 21-59 12 0 0 0
46 Energhetic Dubăsari 1 36 2 2 32 13-100 8 0 0 0
47 Constructurul Leova 1 22 2 3 17 11-63 8 0 0 0
48 Attila Ungheni 1 30 1 1 28 10-141 4 0 0 0
  1. For clubs that have been renamed, their name at the time of their most recent season in the Divizia Nationala is given. The current members are listed in bold.
  2. Includes championship play-offs, don't includes relegation play-offs.
  3. For the purposes of this table, each win is worth 3 points. The three-point system was adopted in 1995.