|Relegated|| Argeș Pitești |
|Champions League|| Unirea Urziceni |
|Europa League|| Dinamo București |
|Goals scored||707 (2.31 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Gheorghe Bucur, Florin Costea (17)|
|Biggest home win||Otopeni 6–0 Farul|
|Biggest away win|| Pandurii 1–5 Unirea |
Buzău 1–5 Unirea
Otopeni 0–4 CFR
|Highest scoring|| Argeș 5–2 Dinamo |
Vaslui 4–3 Timișoara
Gaz Metan 2–5 Universitatea
|Longest winning run||Timișoara (7)|
|Longest unbeaten run||Urziceni (13)|
|Longest winless run||Buzău (19)|
|Longest losing run||Otopeni, Buzău (7)|
|Highest attendance||Timișoara–Steaua (30,000)|
|Lowest attendance||Otopeni–Bistrița (100)|
The 2008–09 Liga I was the ninety-first season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. Season began on 26 July 2008 and ended on 10 June 2009. CFR Cluj were the defending champions.
Teams promoted from Liga II at the beginning of the season.
Teams relegated to Liga II at the end of season.
|FC Timișoara||Steaua București||FC U Craiova||CFR Cluj|
|Dan Păltinișanu||Steaua||Ion Oblemenco||Dr. Constantin Rădulescu|
|Capacity: 32,972||Capacity: 28,365||Capacity: 25,252||Capacity: 23,500|
|Gloria Buzău||Farul Constanța||Dinamo București||Argeș Pitești|
|Capacity: 18,000||Capacity: 15,520||Capacity: 15,032||Capacity: 15,000|
|Oțelul Galați||Rapid București|
|Capacity: 13,500||Capacity: 11,704|
|Politehnica Iași||FC Vaslui|
|Capacity: 11,390||Capacity: 9,240|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||FC Brașov|
|Tudor Vladimirescu||Silviu Ploeșteanu|
|Capacity: 9,200||Capacity: 8,800|
|Gloria Bistrița||CS Otopeni||Unirea Urziceni||Gaz Metan Mediaș|
|Capacity: 7,800||Capacity: 7,000||Capacity: 7,000||Capacity: 5,300|
|Team||Head coach||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt Sponsor|
|CFR Cluj||DOMO Group, Sigma Towers|
|FC U Craiova||editie.ro|
|Gaz Metan Mediaș||RomGaz|
|Gloria Bistrița||Teraplast, Aldis, Darimex|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||USMO|
|Politehnica Iași||Iulius Mall|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|Dinamo București||Contract not renewed||17 April 2008||17 April 2008|
|Rapid București||Contract not renewed||3 June 2008||3 June 2008|
|Vaslui||Contract not renewed||10 June 2008||10 June 2008|
|Otopeni||Contract not renewed||18 June 2008||21 June 2008|
|Gloria Buzău||Sacked||11 August 2008||12 August 2008|
|Otopeni||Caretaker||18 August 2008||18 August 2008|
|CFR Cluj||Sacked||30 August 2008||1 September 2008|
|Otopeni||Sacked||8 September 2008||8 September 2008|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||Sacked||21 September 2008||21 September 2008|
|Rapid București||Sacked||2 October 2008||3 October 2008|
|Gloria Buzău||Sacked||3 October 2008||9 October 2008|
|Rapid București||Caretaker||9 October 2008||9 October 2008|
|Steaua București||Resigned||22 October 2008||26 October 2008|
|Vaslui||Sacked||1 November 2008||1 November 2008|
|Otopeni||Resigned||24 November 2008||24 November 2008|
|Timișoara||Sacked||2 December 2008||29 December 2008|
|Gloria Buzău||Sacked||17 December 2008||28 January 2009|
|Steaua București||Sacked||31 December 2008||1 January 2009|
|CFR Cluj||Sacked||6 January 2009||8 January 2009|
|Politehnica Iași||Resigned||11 January 2009||18 January 2009|
|Rapid București||Sacked||12 January 2009||14 January 2009|
|CFR Cluj||Sacked||5 April 2009||6 April 2009|
|Farul Constanța||Resigned||13 April 2009||13 April 2009|
|Rapid București||Resigned||17 April 2009||3 May 2009|
|Universitatea Craiova||Sacked||15 May 2009||15 May 2009|
|Steaua București||Resigned||17 May 2009||18 May 2009|
|Vaslui||Resigned||26 May 2009||26 May 2009|
|Timișoara||Sacked||31 May 2009||1 June 2009|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Unirea Urziceni (C)||34||21||7||6||51||20||+31||70||Qualification to Champions League group stage|
|2||FC Timișoara||34||20||7||7||58||38||+20||67||Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round|
|3||Dinamo București||34||20||5||9||56||30||+26||65||Qualification to Europa League play-off round|
|5||Vaslui||34||17||6||11||44||37||+7||57||Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round|
|6||Steaua București||34||14||14||6||44||27||+17||56||Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round|
|10||Argeș Pitești (R)||34||12||8||14||41||47||−6||44||Relegation to Liga II|
|11||Pandurii Târgu Jiu||34||11||10||13||27||36||−9||43|
|15||Gaz Metan Mediaș||34||10||6||18||36||51||−15||36||Spared from relegation|
|16||Farul Constanța (R)||34||8||6||20||27||56||−29||30||Relegation to 2009–10 Liga II|
|18||Gloria Buzău (R)||34||4||5||25||23||62||−39||17|
|10||Gaz Metan Mediaș / Timișoara||8|
Source: Liga1.ro (in Romanian)
The 2008–09 season is FC Vaslui's 7th season of its existence, and its 4th in a row, in Liga I. Because it finished 7th, FC Vaslui played on UEFA Intertoto Cup in the third round. FC Vaslui passed by Neftchi Baku, and it qualified for the 3rd preliminary round of UEFA Cup. In the play-off, it was eliminated by Slavia Prague, because of the away goal rule, being the only Romanian team, who was eliminated, without losing in UEFA Cup that season. In the championship, they started perfectly, after a 1–0 win against FC Steaua București and a 3–1 win against arch rivals Poli Iaşi. But because of the injuries, the team results began to be poor. After a 1–1 draw with Gaz Metan Mediaş, Viorel Hizo was dismissed, and Viorel Moldovan was named the new coach. The team entered in the winter break, on the 9th place. In the winter break, Adrian Porumboiu spent over 3 million €, for new signings, being the only Romanian team, who were not affected by the Global Economical Crisis. With Moldovan, the team reached the semi-finals of Romanian Cup, but after a 1–4 loss against Gloria Buzău, Moldovan was also sacked, and as a manager, was named the assistant Dulca. With Dulca as a coach, FC Vaslui resurrected, and saved its season, in the last 2 games, after a 1–0 win against FC Rapid București, and also a 1–0 win against Universitatea Craiova in front of 25.000 fans on Ion Oblemencu. The team finished 5th, and qualified in the 3rd round of UEFA Europa League.
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