2012–13 Liga I

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Liga I
Season2012–13
Champions Steaua București
Relegated Rapid București
Turnu Severin
CSMS Iași
Gloria Bistrița
Champions League Steaua București
Europa League Pandurii Târgu Jiu
Petrolul Ploiești
Astra Giurgiu
Matches played306
Goals scored816 (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) [1]
2013–14

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. [2] CFR Cluj were the defending champions.

Contents

Since Romania dropped from 14th to 22nd place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2011–12 season, [3] 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.

Teams

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. [4]

Team FC Astra Ploiești were renamed FC Astra Giurgiu, effective to 1 July 2012.[ citation needed ]

Venues

Steaua București Universitatea Cluj CFR Cluj Turnu Severin
Arena Națională Cluj Arena Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Municipal
Capacity: 55,634Capacity: 30,201Capacity: 23,500Capacity: 20,054
Stadionul National - National Arena 3.jpg Cluj-Arena.jpg Dr Constantin Radulescu Stadium (8122846696).jpg StadionulmDTS.jpg
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț Viitorul Constanța [lower-roman 1] Petrolul Ploiești Dinamo București
Ceahlăul Farul Ilie Oană Dinamo
Capacity: 18,000Capacity: 15,520Capacity: 15,073Capacity: 15,032
Stadionul Ceahlaul - tribune (3).jpg Stadionul Farul in the 80's.jpg Ploiesti Stadionul Ilie Oana 2.jpg Dinamo Stadium (2006).jpg
Oțelul Galați
Location of Bucharest teams.
Rapid București
Oțelul Giulești-Valentin Stănescu
Capacity: 13,500Capacity: 11,704 [lower-roman 2]
Stadionul Otelul din Galati.JPG Giulesti Stadium.JPG
Politehnica Iași Vaslui
Emil Alexandrescu Municipal
Capacity: 11,390Capacity: 9,240
Stadionul Emil Alexandrescu panorama.jpg Stadionul Municipal (Vaslui).jpg
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Brașov
Tudor Vladimirescu Silviu Ploeșteanu
Capacity: 9,200Capacity: 8,800
RO GJ Targu Jiu stadium 1.jpg Overview Brasov 1.JPG
Astra Giurgiu Gaz Metan Mediaș Gloria Bistrița Concordia Chiajna
Marin Anastasovici Gaz Metan Gloria Concordia
Capacity: 8,500Capacity: 7,814Capacity: 7,800Capacity: 5,123
AstraGiurgiuStadion.jpg Stadionul Gaz Metan Medias.PNG Stadionul Jean Padureanu.jpg Chiajna, Romania - panoramio.jpg
  1. Viitorul Constanța was relocated to Farul Stadium from Constanța for this season, because Orășenesc Stadium from Ovidiu didn't meet the licensing rules.
  2. Capacity of Giulești-Valentin Stănescu Stadium has been reduced from 19,100 to 11,704 due to advanced degradation of the resistance structure of the South End.

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
Astra Giurgiu Flag of Romania.svg Daniel Isăilă Flag of Romania.svg Valerică Găman Flag of Germany.svg Puma InterAgro
Brașov Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Szabo Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Munteanu Flag of Germany.svg Puma Roman
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Hizo Flag of Romania.svg Marian Constantinescu Flag of the Netherlands.svg Masita SuperBet
CFR Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Eugen Trică Flag of Portugal.svg Cadú Flag of Spain.svg Joma EnergoBit
Concordia Chiajna Flag of Romania.svg Ilie Stan Flag of Romania.svg Sorin Ghionea Flag of the United States.svg Nike
CSMS Iași Flag of Romania.svg Sorin Cârțu Flag of Romania.svg Răzvan Tincu Flag of Italy.svg Legea
Dinamo București Flag of Romania.svg Cornel Țălnar Flag of Romania.svg Cătălin Munteanu Flag of the United States.svg Nike Orange
Gaz Metan Mediaș Flag of Romania.svg Gheorghe Mulțescu Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Todea Flag of Spain.svg Joma RomGaz
Gloria Bistrița Flag of Romania.svg Nicolae Manea Flag of Romania.svg Cornel Predescu Flag of Germany.svg PumaGomar
Oțelul Galați Flag of Romania.svg Petre Grigoraș Flag of Romania.svg Sergiu Costin Flag of the Netherlands.svg Masita ArcelorMittal
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Pustai Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ousmane Viera Flag of the United States.svg NikeUSMO
Petrolul Ploiești Flag of Romania.svg Cosmin Contra Flag of France.svg Sony Mustivar Flag of Italy.svg Macron Romprest
Rapid București Flag of Romania.svg Marian Rada Flag of Romania.svg Daniel Pancu Flag of Germany.svg Puma
Steaua București Flag of Romania.svg Laurențiu Reghecampf Flag of Romania.svg Alexandru Bourceanu Flag of the United States.svg NikeMihai Nesu Foundation
Turnu Severin Flag of Romania.svg Ionel Gane Flag of Romania.svg Marius Bǎlǎu Flag of Germany.svg Puma Primăria Severin
Universitatea Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Ionel Ganea Flag of Romania.svg Zsolt Szilágyi Flag of the United States.svg NikeRomprest
Vaslui Flag of Romania.svg Gavril Balint Flag of Romania.svg Lucian Sânmărtean Flag of Germany.svg Adidas New Holland Agriculture
Viitorul Constanța Flag of Romania.svg Cătălin Anghel Flag of Romania.svg Nicolae Dică Flag of Germany.svg Puma

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Steaua București Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Stoichiță Contract terminated21 May 2012 [5] Pre-season Flag of Romania.svg Laurențiu Reghecampf 21 May 2012 [6]
Concordia Chiajna Flag of Romania.svg Laurențiu Reghecampf Signed by Steaua București 21 May 2012 [6] Flag of Romania.svg Ilie Stan 8 June 2012 [7]
Rapid București Flag of Romania.svg Răzvan Lucescu Signed by El Jaish 21 May 2012 [8] Flag of Romania.svg Ioan Sabău 18 June 2012 [9]
Astra Giurgiu Flag of Romania.svg Mircea Rednic Resigned23 May 2012 [10] Flag of Romania.svg Bogdan Stelea 14 June 2012 [11]
Petrolul Ploiești Flag of Romania.svg Gheorghe Mulțescu Sacked24 May 2012 [12] Flag of Romania.svg Mircea Rednic 29 May 2012 [13]
Vaslui Flag of Portugal.svg Augusto Inácio Resigned4 July 2012 [14] Flag of Romania.svg Marius Șumudică 5 July 2012 [15]
Universitatea Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Claudiu Niculescu Resigned23 July 2012 [16] 17th Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Dulca 26 July 2012 [17]
Astra Giurgiu Flag of Romania.svg Bogdan Stelea Sacked10 August 2012 [18] 10th Flag of Romania.svg Gheorghe Mulțescu 13 August 2012 [19]
Turnu Severin Flag of Romania.svg Marian Bondrea Sacked27 August 2012 [20] 16th Flag of Italy.svg Nicolò Napoli 27 August 2012
CSMS Iași Flag of Romania.svg Ionuț Popa Resigned29 August 2012 [21] 17th Flag of Romania.svg Liviu Ciobotariu 29 August 2012 [21]
Oțelul Galați Flag of Romania.svg Dorinel Munteanu Resigned30 August 2012 [22] 15th Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Tănase 30 August 2012 [22]
Brașov Flag of Romania.svg Ionuț Badea Sacked23 September 2012 [23] 11th Flag of Romania.svg Sorin Cârțu 10 October 2012 [24]
Vaslui Flag of Romania.svg Marius Șumudică Resigned24 September 2012 [25] 4th Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Hizo 28 September 2012 [26]
Universitatea Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Dulca Resigned1 October 2012 [27] 13th Flag of Romania.svg Marius Șumudică 10 November 2012 [28]
Rapid București Flag of Romania.svg Ioan Sabău Sacked20 October 2012 [29] 8th Flag of Romania.svg Marian Rada 20 October 2012 [29]
CFR Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Ioan Andone Mutual consent24 October 2012 [30] 10th Flag of Portugal.svg Paulo Sérgio 30 October 2012 [31]
Petrolul Ploiești Flag of Romania.svg Mircea Rednic Signed by Standard Liège 26 October 2012 [32] 6th Flag of Romania.svg Cosmin Contra 29 October 2012 [33]
Astra Giurgiu Flag of Romania.svg Gheorghe Mulțescu Sacked29 October 2012 [34] 3rd Flag of Romania.svg Valentin Sinescu 29 October 2012 [35]
Brașov Flag of Romania.svg Sorin Cârțu Resigned11 November 2012 [36] 10th Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Szabo 13 November 2012 [36]
Dinamo București Flag of Italy.svg Dario Bonetti Sacked15 November 2012 [37] 7th Flag of Romania.svg Dorinel Munteanu 15 November 2012 [37]
Universitatea Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Marius Șumudică Resigned15 November 2012 [38] 14th Flag of Romania.svg Marius Popescu 16 November 2012 [39]
Turnu Severin Flag of Italy.svg Nicolò Napoli End of contract21 December 2012 [40] 17th Flag of Romania.svg Ionel Gane 9 January 2013 [41]
Dinamo București Flag of Romania.svg Dorinel Munteanu Resigned27 December 2012 [42] 7th Flag of Romania.svg Cornel Țălnar 28 December 2012 [43]
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Flag of Romania.svg Petre Grigoraș Resigned17 January 2013 [44] 4th Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Pustai 19 January 2013 [45]
Gaz Metan Mediaș Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Pustai Signed by Pandurii Târgu Jiu 19 January 2013 [45] 12th Flag of Romania.svg Gheorghe Mulțescu 21 January 2013 [46]
Oțelul Galați Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Tănase Mutual consent30 January 2013 [47] 13th Flag of Romania.svg Petre Grigoraș 30 January 2013 [47]
Universitatea Cluj Flag of Romania.svg Marius Popescu End of caretaker spell31 January 2013 [48] 16th Flag of Romania.svg Ionel Ganea 31 January 2013 [48]
Astra Giurgiu Flag of Romania.svg Valentin Sinescu Sacked6 April 2013 [49] 2nd Flag of Romania.svg Marin Barbu 6 April 2013 [49]
Vaslui Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Hizo Resigned7 April 2013 [50] 6th Flag of Romania.svg Gavril Balint 9 April 2013 [51]
CFR Cluj Flag of Portugal.svg Paulo Sérgio Sacked13 April 2013 [52] 8th Flag of Romania.svg Eugen Trică 13 April 2013 [52]
Astra Giurgiu Flag of Romania.svg Marin Barbu Sacked13 April 2013 [53] 2nd Flag of Romania.svg Daniel Isăilă 13 April 2013 [53]
CSMS Iași Flag of Romania.svg Liviu Ciobotariu Sacked20 April 2013 [54] 17th Flag of Romania.svg Sorin Cârțu 22 April 2013 [55]
Ceahlăul Flag of Romania.svg Costel Enache Sacked12 May 2013 [56] 13th Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Hizo 12 May 2013 [56]

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Steaua București (C)3424737429+4579Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 3419695743+1463Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
3 Petrolul Ploiești 34161446034+2662
4 Astra Giurgiu 3417986437+2760Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
5 Vaslui 34161085034+1658
6 Dinamo București 34168104840+856
7 Brașov 34149115051151
8 Rapid București (R)341310113535049 [lower-alpha 2] Relegation to Liga II [lower-alpha 3]
9 CFR Cluj 34121395639+1749 [lower-alpha 2]
10 Gaz Metan Mediaș 341210124246446
11 Oțelul Galați [lower-alpha 4] 341110133842441
12 Universitatea Cluj 341081639551638
13 Viitorul Constanța 348121445571236
14 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 34971841591834
15 Concordia Chiajna 347121529492033Spared from relegation [lower-alpha 3]
16 Turnu Severin (R)347111636471132Relegation to Liga II
17 CSMS Iași (R)34752231501926
18 Gloria Bistrița (R)34392221694818
Source: Liga I (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. Astra Giurgiu qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa as Petrolul won the 2012–13 Cupa României and secured a place in the second qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa.
  2. 1 2 CFR 0-0 RAP; RAP 3-2 CFR
  3. 1 2 Rapid did not obtain a licence for the 2013–14 season, therefore Concordia Chiajna were spared from relegation.
  4. Oțelul Galați were deducted two points because of debts owed to agent Codoban Tătar Ionel.

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Steaua București 5322122111111111111111111111111111
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 2111111222222322344333335432332222
Petrolul Ploiești 1645598679864565656545443243224433
Astra Giurgiu 37810753333343233222222222324543344
Vaslui 74811634444435444433456666666666655
Dinamo București 3234435855556778777764554555455566
Brașov 7569121391191097810109988989999998888777
Rapid București 71068107107107689987899898887777777998
CFR Cluj 1110533675867107656565677778889999889
Gaz Metan Mediaș 1114141411811121311121412121314121212111110101010101010101010101010
Oțelul Galați 691315151516161615151515151513141413131211111111111111111111111111
Universitatea Cluj 1781279116101213111213141415151616161614141212121213121212121212
Viitorul Constanța 7101113141213131112131111111111111111121313131514131314141614131313
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 18151612131415141414141314131212131314141415151415141412131313141414
Concordia Chiajna 16138681012968109108910101010101012121313151515151415151515
Turnu Severin 13161716161717171718181818181818181817171717171717171616161516161616
CSMS Iași 13181818171618181817171717171616161515151516161616161717171717171717
Gloria Bistrița 13161517181814151516161616161717171718181818181818181818181818181818
Leader
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation to 2013–14 Liga II
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away AST BRA CEA CFR CON IAȘ DIN GAZ GBI OȚE PAN PET RAP STE TUR UCL VAS VII
Astra Giurgiu 3–04–23–36–31–01–04–04–00–04–11–13–23–41–11–21–12–0
Brașov 1–21–00–03–21–02–23–14–13–20–10–12–03–12–10–02–13–1
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 3–22–12–23–01–00–02–12–04–10–10–20–03–41–02–10–20–3
CFR Cluj 0–25–03–21–12–20–11–15–10–12–32–20–00–01–33–13–00–1
Concordia Chiajna 0–22–12–11–21–10–00–12–10–00–11–10–00–61–10–21–11–1
CSMS Iași 0–21–21–01–10–11–10–22–11–20–12–20–10–31–04–01–21–2
Dinamo București 1–02–11–10–12–05–22–01–22–13–02–12–10–24–21–10–12–3
Gaz Metan Mediaș 2–10–03–11–11–30–12–23–11–20–22–01–11–12–02–11–04–1
Gloria Bistrița 1–21–10–00–51–31–01–21–12–11–31–10–10–10–00–00–31–1
Oțelul Galați 2–10–03–21–22–10–30–12–01–11–00–11–11–12–00–22–01–1
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 1–12–33–12–12–13–12–01–14–03–21–32–00–02–26–22–14–1
Petrolul Ploiești 1–16–45–01–10–02–12–11–14–02–14–00–01–21–02–00–03–0
Rapid București 0–21–22–03–20–01–00–12–13–12–32–00–01–11–01–42–22–1
Steaua București 2–04–03–01–01–03–13–13–04–02–12–02–21–02–15–11–02–5
Turnu Severin 0–02–11–11–30–12–11–22–01–01–11–32–20–11–11–12–02–2
Universitatea Cluj 1–31–11–01–21–00–21–23–41–01–11–12–41–20–11–02–12–1
Vaslui 2–11–14–30–03–03–04–11–11–11–00–03–01–03–12–11–03–2
Viitorul Constanța 0–02–22–20–21–11–01–10–12–00–02–01–21–20–43–41–12–2
Source: LPF (in Romanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics

Top goalscorers

RankPlayerClubGoals [57]
1 Flag of Romania.svg Raul Rusescu Steaua București 21
2 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Jeremy Bokila Petrolul Ploiești 16
3 Flag of Romania.svg Marius Alexe Dinamo București 15
4 Flag of Nigeria.svg Kehinde Fatai Astra Giurgiu 14
5 Flag of Tunisia.svg Hamza Younés Petrolul Ploiești 13
6 Flag of Romania.svg Constantin Budescu Astra Giurgiu 12
7 Flag of Romania.svg Marius Niculae 1 Vaslui 11
Flag of Romania.svg Mugurel Buga Brașov 11
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bojan Golubović Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 11
10 Flag of Jordan.svg Tha'er Bawab Gaz Metan Mediaș 10
Flag of Lithuania.svg Deivydas Matulevičius Pandurii Târgu Jiu 10
Flag of Romania.svg Nicolae Dică Viitorul Constanța 10

1 Marius Niculae was transferred to Shandong Luneng during the winter transfer window.

Scoring

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