Liga III

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Liga III
Liga III logo.jpg
Liga III logo and the motto of the competition
"Your team, your football!"
Founded1936
CountryRomania
Number of teams100 (10x10)
Level on pyramid3
Promotion to Liga II
Relegation to Liga IV
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
Current champions Dacia Unirea Brăila
Steaua București
Corona Brașov
Viitorul Șelimbăr
Unirea Dej
(2020–21)
Current: 2021–22 Liga III

The Liga 3, most often spelled as Liga III, is the third level of the Romanian football league system. Its name was changed from Divizia C to Liga III before the start of the 2006–07 season. It was the first in this format (six series of 18 teams each). [1]

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Current format

Since the 2014–2015 season Liga III was reorganized from 6 to 5 parallel regional divisions, each with 16 teams.

Relegation

The bottom four teams from each division are relegated at the end of the season to the Liga IV. From the 12th placed teams, the team with the least points is relegated. To determine these teams, separate standings are computed, using only the games played against clubs ranked 1st through 11th.

Promotion

Since the 2006–2007 season, the winners of each division got promoted to the 2007–08 Liga II season. There were also two playoff tournaments held at neutral venues involving the second placed teams, one with those from series 1, 2 and 3, the other with those from series 4, 5, and 6. The winners of the playoffs also got promoted to the 2007–08 Liga II season.

Since the 2014–2015 season, the winner of each series promotes directly to the Liga II, in total 5 teams.

List of champions and promoted teams

Source: [2] [3]

Divizia C (1992–2006 )

SeasonSeria ISeria IISeria IIISeria IVSeria VSeria VISeria VIISeria VIIISeria IX
1992–93 Constructorul Iași Metalul Plopeni Gaz Metan Mediaș Phoenix Baia Mare
1993–94 Cetatea Târgu Neamț Poiana Câmpina Dacia Pitești Unirea Dej
1994–95 Foresta Fălticeni Oțelul Târgoviște Minerul Motru Minaur Zlatna
Other promoted teams: Electro Mecon Onești (I), Dunărea Călărași (II), ARO Câmpulung (III), Olimpia Satu Mare (IV).
1995–96 Petrolul Moinești Danubiana București Precizia Săcele CFR Cluj-Napoca
1996–97 Nitramonia Făgăraș Midia Năvodari Vega Deva UM Timișoara
1997–98 Laminorul Roman Cimentul Fieni Rulmentul Alexandria Bihor Oradea
Other promoted teams: Chimica Târnăveni (I), Drobeta-Turnu Severin (III)
1998–99 Diplomatic Focșani Callatis Mangalia Electro Bere Craiova UM Timișoara
Other promoted teams: Juventus București (II), Flacăra Râmnicu Vâlcea (III)
1999–00 Apemin Borsec Hondor Agigea Fulgerul Bragadiru Cetate Deva Pandurii Târgu-Jiu Baia Mare
2000–01 Petrolul Moinești Dacia Unirea Brăila Inter Gaz București Electromagnetica București Inter Pitești Minaur Zlatna Industria Sârmei Câmpia Turzii Universitatea Cluj
2001–02 Politehnica Unirea Iași Gloria Buzău Medgidia Rulmentul Alexandria Minerul Motru Corvinul Hunedoara Metrom Brașov CFR Cluj-Napoca
2002–03 Petrolul Moinești Unirea Urziceni Juventus București Dacia Mioveni Rarora Râmnicu Vâlcea Jiul Petroșani Oltul Sfântu Gheorghe Armătura Zalău
Other promoted teams: Laminorul Roman (I), FC Vaslui (I), Poiana Câmpina (II), Callatis Mangalia (III), Electrica Constanța (III), Chindia Târgoviște (IV), Building Vânju Mare (V),
Certej (VI), ACU Arad (VI), Precizia Săcele (VII), Tricotaje Ineu (VIII), Oașul Negrești (VIII).
2003–04 Botoșani Dunărea Galați Otopeni Ghimbav Oltul Slatina Politehnica Timișoara Unirea Sânnicolau Mare Unirea Dej FC Sibiu
2004–05 Cetatea Suceava Portul Constanța Dunărea Giurgiu Poiana Câmpina Râmnicu Vâlcea CFR Timișoara Minerul Lupeni Forex Brașov Gloria Bistrița II
2005–06 Politehnica Iași II Delta Tulcea Snagov Chimia Brazi Building Vânju Mare Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea Auxerre Lugoj Baia Mare Ghimbav
Other promoted teams: Ghimbav were not eligible for promotion, runners-up Tractorul Brașov promoted.

Liga III (2006–2021)

SeasonSeria ISeria IISeria IIISeria IVSeria VSeria VI
2006–07 Focșani Dinamo București II Concordia Chiajna Drobeta-Turnu Severin Arieșul Turda Liberty Salonta
Other promoted teams: Inter Gaz București (II), Mureșul Deva (V).
2007–08 Cetatea Suceava Snagov FC Ploiești Internațional Curtea de Argeș Unirea Sânnicolau Mare Luceafărul Lotus Băile Felix
Other promoted teams: Buftea (III), ACU Arad (V).
2008–09 Râmnicu Sărat FCSB II Victoria Brănești Gaz Metan CFR Craiova Fortuna Covaci Baia Mare
Other promoted teams: Tricolorul Breaza (III), Silvania Șimleu Silvaniei (VI).
2009–10 Dacia Unirea Brăila Viitorul Constanța Juventus București Alro Slatina Pandurii Târgu Jiu II Voința Sibiu
Other promoted teams: Pandurii Târgu Jiu II were not eligible for promotion, runners-up ACU Arad promoted.
2010–11 FCM Bacău Callatis Mangalia Chindia Târgoviște CSM Slatina Luceafărul Oradea FCMU Baia Mare
2011–12 Rapid CFR Suceava Unirea Slobozia Buftea Damila Măciuca Recaș Corona Brașov
2012–13 SC Bacău Gloria Buzău Berceni Minerul Motru Olimpia Satu Mare Unirea Tărlungeni
2013–14 Dorohoi Voluntari Balotești Caransebeș Șoimii Pâncota Fortuna Poiana Câmpina
2014–15 Bucovina Pojorâta Dunărea Călărași Chindia Târgoviște UTA Arad Baia Mare
2015–16 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe Juventus București Afumați ASU Politehnica Timișoara Luceafărul Oradea
2016–17 Știința Miroslava Metaloglobus București SCM Pitești Ripensia Timișoara Hermannstadt
2017–18 Aerostar Bacău Farul Constanța Petrolul Ploiești Viitorul P. Târgu Jiu Universitatea Cluj
2018–19 SCM Gloria Buzău Rapid București Turris-Oltul Turnu Măgurele CSM Reșița Miercurea Ciuc
2019–20 Aerostar Bacău Unirea Slobozia CSM Slatina FC U Craiova 1948 Comuna Recea
Season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Romania.
SeasonSeria ISeria IISeria IIISeria IVSeria VSeria VISeria VIISeria VIIISeria IXSeria X
2020–21 Bucovina Rădăuți Oțelul Galați Afumați Steaua București Corona Brașov Vedița Colonești Viitorul Șelimbăr Șoimii Lipova Cugir Minaur Baia Mare
Promoted teams: Dacia Unirea Brăila , Steaua București , Corona Brașov , Viitorul Șelimbăr , Unirea Dej

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