|Relegated|| Rapid București |
|Champions League||Steaua București|
|Europa League|| Pandurii Târgu Jiu |
|Goals scored||816 (2.67 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Raul Rusescu (21)|
|Biggest home win|| Petrolul 5–0 Ceahlăul |
CFR 5–0 Brașov
|Biggest away win||Concordia 0–6 Steaua|
|Highest scoring||Petrolul 6–4 Brașov|
|Longest winning run||Steaua (6)|
|Longest unbeaten run||Petrolul (16)|
|Longest losing run||Gloria (8)|
|Highest attendance||Steaua 4–0 Brașov (50,224)|
The 2012–13 Liga I was the ninety-fifth season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. The season began on 21 July 2012 and ended on 30 May 2013.CFR Cluj were the defending champions.
Since Romania dropped from 14th to 22nd place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2011–12 season,the league has lost its second UEFA Champions League berth. Further, all teams who will qualify for a European competition via league placement at the end of this season will have to enter these a round earlier as in the season before. The champions will enter the second qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, while the second- and third-placed teams will begin at the second and first qualifying rounds, respectively, of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. In addition, the winners of the 2012–13 Romanian Cup will also start in the second qualifying round of the Europa League, two rounds earlier than before.
Four teams from the 2011–12 season were relegated to their respective 2012–13 Liga II division, Târgu Mureș, Mioveni, Voința Sibiu, and Sportul Studențesc București.
Four teams, two from each division, were promoted from 2011–12 Liga II. From the Seria I, CSMS Iași and Viitorul Constanța gained the access because they finished first and second in the standings. From Seria II, the promoted teams where Gloria Bistrița and Turnu Severin. Politehnica Timișoara won their promotion place in the field, but they did not receive their licence for the first league, so the Romanian Football Federation decided that the third team in the division, Turnu Severin, should promote instead.
Team FC Astra Ploiești were renamed FC Astra Giurgiu, effective to 1 July 2012.[ citation needed ]
|Steaua București||Universitatea Cluj||CFR Cluj||Turnu Severin|
|Arena Națională||Cluj Arena||Dr. Constantin Rădulescu||Municipal|
|Capacity: 55,634||Capacity: 30,201||Capacity: 23,500||Capacity: 20,054|
|Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||Viitorul Constanța||Petrolul Ploiești||Dinamo București|
|Capacity: 18,000||Capacity: 15,520||Capacity: 15,073||Capacity: 15,032|
|Oțelul Galați||Rapid București|
|Capacity: 13,500||Capacity: 11,704|
|Capacity: 11,390||Capacity: 9,240|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||Brașov|
|Tudor Vladimirescu||Silviu Ploeșteanu|
|Capacity: 9,200||Capacity: 8,800|
|Astra Giurgiu||Gaz Metan Mediaș||Gloria Bistrița||Concordia Chiajna|
|Marin Anastasovici||Gaz Metan||Gloria||Concordia|
|Capacity: 8,500||Capacity: 7,814||Capacity: 7,800||Capacity: 5,123|
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Astra Giurgiu||Daniel Isăilă||Valerică Găman||Puma||InterAgro|
|Brașov||Adrian Szabo||Cristian Munteanu||Puma||Roman|
|Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||Viorel Hizo||Marian Constantinescu||Masita||SuperBet|
|CFR Cluj||Eugen Trică||Cadú||Joma||EnergoBit|
|Concordia Chiajna||Ilie Stan||Sorin Ghionea||Nike||—|
|CSMS Iași||Sorin Cârțu||Răzvan Tincu||Legea||—|
|Dinamo București||Cornel Țălnar||Cătălin Munteanu||Nike||Orange|
|Gaz Metan Mediaș||Gheorghe Mulțescu||Cristian Todea||Joma||RomGaz|
|Gloria Bistrița||Nicolae Manea||Cornel Predescu||Puma||Gomar|
|Oțelul Galați||Petre Grigoraș||Sergiu Costin||Masita||ArcelorMittal|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||Cristian Pustai||Ousmane Viera||Nike||USMO|
|Petrolul Ploiești||Cosmin Contra||Sony Mustivar||Macron||Romprest|
|Rapid București||Marian Rada||Daniel Pancu||Puma||—|
|Steaua București||Laurențiu Reghecampf||Alexandru Bourceanu||Nike||Mihai Nesu Foundation|
|Turnu Severin||Ionel Gane||Marius Bǎlǎu||Puma||Primăria Severin|
|Universitatea Cluj||Ionel Ganea||Zsolt Szilágyi||Nike||Romprest|
|Vaslui||Gavril Balint||Lucian Sânmărtean||Adidas||New Holland Agriculture|
|Viitorul Constanța||Cătălin Anghel||Nicolae Dică||Puma||—|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Steaua București||Mihai Stoichiță||Contract terminated||21 May 2012||Pre-season||Laurențiu Reghecampf||21 May 2012|
|Concordia Chiajna||Laurențiu Reghecampf||Signed by Steaua București||21 May 2012||Ilie Stan||8 June 2012|
|Rapid București||Răzvan Lucescu||Signed by El Jaish||21 May 2012||Ioan Sabău||18 June 2012|
|Astra Giurgiu||Mircea Rednic||Resigned||23 May 2012||Bogdan Stelea||14 June 2012|
|Petrolul Ploiești||Gheorghe Mulțescu||Sacked||24 May 2012||Mircea Rednic||29 May 2012|
|Vaslui||Augusto Inácio||Resigned||4 July 2012||Marius Șumudică||5 July 2012|
|Universitatea Cluj||Claudiu Niculescu||Resigned||23 July 2012||17th||Cristian Dulca||26 July 2012|
|Astra Giurgiu||Bogdan Stelea||Sacked||10 August 2012||10th||Gheorghe Mulțescu||13 August 2012|
|Turnu Severin||Marian Bondrea||Sacked||27 August 2012||16th||Nicolò Napoli||27 August 2012|
|CSMS Iași||Ionuț Popa||Resigned||29 August 2012||17th||Liviu Ciobotariu||29 August 2012|
|Oțelul Galați||Dorinel Munteanu||Resigned||30 August 2012||15th||Viorel Tănase||30 August 2012|
|Brașov||Ionuț Badea||Sacked||23 September 2012||11th||Sorin Cârțu||10 October 2012|
|Vaslui||Marius Șumudică||Resigned||24 September 2012||4th||Viorel Hizo||28 September 2012|
|Universitatea Cluj||Cristian Dulca||Resigned||1 October 2012||13th||Marius Șumudică||10 November 2012|
|Rapid București||Ioan Sabău||Sacked||20 October 2012||8th||Marian Rada||20 October 2012|
|CFR Cluj||Ioan Andone||Mutual consent||24 October 2012||10th||Paulo Sérgio||30 October 2012|
|Petrolul Ploiești||Mircea Rednic||Signed by Standard Liège||26 October 2012||6th||Cosmin Contra||29 October 2012|
|Astra Giurgiu||Gheorghe Mulțescu||Sacked||29 October 2012||3rd||Valentin Sinescu||29 October 2012|
|Brașov||Sorin Cârțu||Resigned||11 November 2012||10th||Adrian Szabo||13 November 2012|
|Dinamo București||Dario Bonetti||Sacked||15 November 2012||7th||Dorinel Munteanu||15 November 2012|
|Universitatea Cluj||Marius Șumudică||Resigned||15 November 2012||14th||Marius Popescu||16 November 2012|
|Turnu Severin||Nicolò Napoli||End of contract||21 December 2012||17th||Ionel Gane||9 January 2013|
|Dinamo București||Dorinel Munteanu||Resigned||27 December 2012||7th||Cornel Țălnar||28 December 2012|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||Petre Grigoraș||Resigned||17 January 2013||4th||Cristian Pustai||19 January 2013|
|Gaz Metan Mediaș||Cristian Pustai||Signed by Pandurii Târgu Jiu||19 January 2013||12th||Gheorghe Mulțescu||21 January 2013|
|Oțelul Galați||Viorel Tănase||Mutual consent||30 January 2013||13th||Petre Grigoraș||30 January 2013|
|Universitatea Cluj||Marius Popescu||End of caretaker spell||31 January 2013||16th||Ionel Ganea||31 January 2013|
|Astra Giurgiu||Valentin Sinescu||Sacked||6 April 2013||2nd||Marin Barbu||6 April 2013|
|Vaslui||Viorel Hizo||Resigned||7 April 2013||6th||Gavril Balint||9 April 2013|
|CFR Cluj||Paulo Sérgio||Sacked||13 April 2013||8th||Eugen Trică||13 April 2013|
|Astra Giurgiu||Marin Barbu||Sacked||13 April 2013||2nd||Daniel Isăilă||13 April 2013|
|CSMS Iași||Liviu Ciobotariu||Sacked||20 April 2013||17th||Sorin Cârțu||22 April 2013|
|Ceahlăul||Costel Enache||Sacked||12 May 2013||13th||Viorel Hizo||12 May 2013|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Steaua București (C)||34||24||7||3||74||29||+45||79||Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Pandurii Târgu Jiu||34||19||6||9||57||43||+14||63||Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round|
|4||Astra Giurgiu||34||17||9||8||64||37||+27||60||Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round|
|8||Rapid București (R)||34||13||10||11||35||35||0||49||Relegation to Liga II|
|10||Gaz Metan Mediaș||34||12||10||12||42||46||−4||46|
|14||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||34||9||7||18||41||59||−18||34|
|15||Concordia Chiajna||34||7||12||15||29||49||−20||33||Spared from relegation|
|16||Turnu Severin (R)||34||7||11||16||36||47||−11||32||Relegation to Liga II|
|17||CSMS Iași (R)||34||7||5||22||31||50||−19||26|
|18||Gloria Bistrița (R)||34||3||9||22||21||69||−48||18|
|2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round|
|2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|Relegation to 2013–14 Liga II|
|1||Raul Rusescu||Steaua București||21|
|2||Jeremy Bokila||Petrolul Ploiești||16|
|3||Marius Alexe||Dinamo București||15|
|4||Kehinde Fatai||Astra Giurgiu||14|
|5||Hamza Younés||Petrolul Ploiești||13|
|6||Constantin Budescu||Astra Giurgiu||12|
|7||Marius Niculae 1||Vaslui||11|
|Bojan Golubović||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||11|
|10||Tha'er Bawab||Gaz Metan Mediaș||10|
|Deivydas Matulevičius||Pandurii Târgu Jiu||10|
|Nicolae Dică||Viitorul Constanța||10|
1 Marius Niculae was transferred to Shandong Luneng during the winter transfer window.
Asociația Fotbal Club Astra Giurgiu, commonly known as Astra Giurgiu, or simply as Astra, is a Romanian professional football club based in the city of Giurgiu, Giurgiu County, currently playing in the Liga I.
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.
The 2010–11 Liga I was the ninety-third season of the top-level football league of Romania. The season commenced on 23 July 2010 and ended on 21 May 2011. A winter break where no matches were played was held between 11 December 2010 and 18 February 2011. A total of eighteen teams participated in the league, where CFR Cluj were the defending champions.
The 2011–12 Liga I was the ninety-fourth season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. It began on 22 July 2011 and ended on 19 May 2012. The defending champions are Otelul Galati.
The 2012–13 season will be Oțelul Galați's 21st consecutive season in the Liga I, and their 24th overall season in the top-flight of Romanian football.
The 2012–13 season was FC Dinamo București's 64th consecutive season in Liga I. In this season, Dinamo played in Liga I, Cupa României and UEFA Europa League. The European place was earned after Dinamo won the Romanian Cup in the season before. Dinamo kept Dario Bonetti as head coach, and won the first trophy of the season, Romanian Supercup, with a win against champions CFR Cluj. But after that the good results failed to appear. Dinamo was eliminated from Europa League, and after 15 rounds, when the team laid on the seventh spot of the standings, Dario Bonetti was sacked and Dorinel Munteanu was brought to replace him. In the Romanian Cup, Dinamo was eliminated by CFR Cluj, after extra-time. At the end of 2012, Munteanu resigned citing his desire to coach abroad. His place was taken by Cornel Ţălnar. Under his spell, Dinamo started well the second half of the season and entered the fight for a European place. But after a round of poor results, Dinamo missed a place for a European competition for the first time since 1998.
The 2013–14 Liga I is the ninety-sixth season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. The season began on 19 July 2013 and ended on 21 May 2014. Steaua București are the defending champions.
The 2012–13 season is the eleventh season in FC Vaslui's existence, and its eighth in a row in the top flight of Romanian football. Vaslui will seek to win their first trophy, competing in the Liga I, the Romanian Cup and the UEFA Champions League, after finishing second in the previous Liga I.
The 2014–15 Liga I was the ninety-seventh season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. The season began on the 25 July 2014 and ended on 30 May 2015. Steaua București successfully defended their title for a record 26th win.
The 2013–14 season was FC Dinamo București's 65th consecutive season in Liga I. In this season, Dinamo played in Liga I and Cupa României. Dinamo finished the previous season on the 6th place in Liga I and missed a qualification for a European competition for the first time since 1998.
The 2014–15 Cupa Ligii was the first official season of the Cupa Ligii. The winner, Steaua București, was not granted a place in the UEFA Europa League, but received €265,000.
The 2014–15 season is Petrolul Ploiești's 85th season in the Romanian football league system, and their fourth consecutive season in the Liga I. Petrolul came third in the 2013–14 Liga I, earning a place in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.
The 2014–15 Cupa României was the seventy-seventh season of the annual Romanian primary football knockout tournament. Astra Giurgiu, last season's title holders, were eliminated in the Round of 32 by the Liga II team Mioveni. Steaua București won the tournament.
The 2014–15 season was FC Dinamo București's 66th consecutive season in Liga I. In this season, Dinamo played in Liga I, Cupa României and Cupa Ligii. Dinamo continued its insolvency procedure, thus the club could not buy any player, bringing only free agents and players on loan.
The 2015–16 FC Dinamo București season is the 67th consecutive edition of competitive football by FC Dinamo București's in Liga I. Dinamo also competed in Cupa României and Cupa Ligii. Dinamo continued its insolvency status and was unable to buy any players, attracting only free agents and players on loan. In September, the Court announced that Dinamo fulfilled its bankruptcy obligations to exit insolvency.
The 2016–17 Liga I was the 99th season of the Liga I, the top professional league for Romanian association football clubs. The season began on 22 July 2016 and concluded on 5 June 2017, being the second to take place since the play-off/play-out format has been introduced. Viitorul Constanța were crowned champions for the first time in their history.
The 2017–18 Liga I was the 100th season of the Liga I, the top professional league for Romanian association football clubs. The season began on 14 July 2017 and ended on 2 June 2018, being the third to take place since the play-off/play-out format has been introduced.
The 2019–20 Liga II was the 80th season of the Liga II, the second tier of the Romanian football league system. The season began on 3 August 2019 and ended on 2 August 2020. A total of 20 teams contested the league. It was the fourth Liga II season with a single series. The season was initially scheduled to be played in a round-robin tournament. The first two teams would be promoted to Liga I at the end of the season and the third-placed team would play a play-off match against the 12th-placed team from Liga I. The last five teams would relegate to Liga III.