|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Moldovan "A" Division|
|Domestic cup(s)|| Moldovan Cup |
Moldovan Super Cup
|International cup(s)|| UEFA Champions League |
UEFA Europa League
|Current champions|| Sheriff Tiraspol (18th title)|
|Most championships||Sheriff Tiraspol (18)|
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.
There are currently 10 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 18 titles, followed by Zimbru Chișinău with 8 wins. Dacia Chișinău, FC Tiraspol and Milsami Orhei also conquered the title on one occasion each.
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)
|Season||Champions||Runner-Up||Third Place||League Leading Goalscorer||Goals||Winning Coach|
|1992||Zimbru Chișinău (1)||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||Bugeac Comrat||13|
|1992–93||Zimbru Chișinău (2)||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||Moldova Boroseni||30|
|1993–94||Zimbru Chișinău (3)||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||Codru Călărași||24|
|1994–95||Zimbru Chișinău (4)||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||Olimpia Bălți||20|
|1995–96||Zimbru Chișinău (5)||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||Constructorul Chișinău||34|
|1996–97||Constructorul Chișinău (1)||Zimbru Chișinău||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||35|
|1997–98||Zimbru Chișinău (6)||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||Constructorul Chișinău||25|
|1998–99||Zimbru Chișinău (7)||Constructorul Chișinău||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||21|
|1999–00||Zimbru Chișinău (8)||Sheriff Tiraspol||Constructorul Chișinău||20|
|2000–01||Sheriff Tiraspol (1)||Zimbru Chișinău||Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol||17|
|2001–02||Sheriff Tiraspol (2)||Nistru Otaci||Zimbru Chișinău||17|
|2002–03||Sheriff Tiraspol (3)||Zimbru Chișinău||Nistru Otaci||19|
|2003–04||Sheriff Tiraspol (4)||Nistru Otaci||Zimbru Chișinău||15|
|2004–05||Sheriff Tiraspol (5)||Nistru Otaci||Dacia Chișinău||16|
|2005–06||Sheriff Tiraspol (6)||Zimbru Chișinău||Tiraspol||13|
|2006–07||Sheriff Tiraspol (7)||Zimbru Chișinău||Nistru Otaci||17|
|2007–08||Sheriff Tiraspol (8)||Dacia Chișinău||Nistru Otaci||14|
|2008–09||Sheriff Tiraspol (9)||Dacia Chișinău||Iskra-Stal Rîbnița||16|
|2009–10||Sheriff Tiraspol (10)||Iskra-Stal Rîbnița||Olimpia Bălți||13|
|2010–11||Dacia Chișinău (1)||Sheriff Tiraspol||Milsami Orhei||26|
|2011–12||Sheriff Tiraspol (11)||Dacia Chișinău||Zimbru Chișinău||18|
|2012–13||Sheriff Tiraspol (12)||Dacia Chișinău||Tiraspol||16|
|2013–14||Sheriff Tiraspol (13)||Tiraspol||Veris Chișinău||26|
|2014–15||Milsami Orhei (1)||Dacia Chișinău||Sheriff Tiraspol||19|
|2015–16||Sheriff Tiraspol (14)||Dacia Chișinău||Zimbru Chișinău||12|
|2016–17||Sheriff Tiraspol (15)||Dacia Chișinău||Milsami Orhei||15|
|2017||Sheriff Tiraspol (16)||Milsami Orhei||Petrocub-Hîncești||13|
|2018||Sheriff Tiraspol (17)||Milsami Orhei||Petrocub Hîncești||12|
|2019||Sheriff Tiraspol (18)||Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni||Petrocub Hîncești||12|
|Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni||–||1|
|2014–15||12|| Dacia Chișinău,|
|2015–16||15|| Dacia Chișinău (2),|
|2017||8||Milsami Orhei (2)|
|2019||15||Sheriff Tiraspol (5)|
|2015–16||7|| Dacia Chișinău ,|
|2018||8||Sheriff Tiraspol (4)|
|2010–11||16|| Olimpia Bălți,|
Olimpia Bălți (2)
|2011–12||17||Olimpia Bălți (3)|
|2014–15||9||Academia Chișinău (2)|
|2016–17||12||Academia Chișinău (3)|
|2019||12||Milsami Orhei (3)|
The table lists the place each team took in each of the seasons. Teams in bold are currently playing in Moldovan National Division.
|35||Speranța Crihana Veche||2||66||8||9||49||55-161||30||0||0||0|
|40||Happy End Camenca||1||28||3||6||19||23-69||15||0||0||0|
|41||FC Spicul Chișcăreni||1||18||3||5||10||14-35||14||0||0||0|
Soviet time winners
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