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Liga I
2017–18
Season information
Winners CFR Cluj
Relegated Juventus București
Season statistics
Matches played 249
Goals scored 581
Top goalscorer George Țucudean
(15 goals)
Biggest home win FCSB 7–0 Poli Timișoara
(22 October 2017)
Biggest away win Juventus București 0–5 Concordia Chiajna
(24 November 2017)
Highest scoring ACS Poli Timișoara 4–3 CFR Cluj
(26 August 2017)
Viitorul Constanța 5–2 CSM Politehnica Iași
(30 September 2017)
FCSB 7–0 Poli Timișoara
(22 October 2017)
CS U Craiova 2–5 FCSB
(29 October 2017)
Astra Giurgiu 4–3 Gaz Metan Mediaș
(9 February 2018)
Concordia Chiajna 3–4 Dinamo București
(12 February 2018)
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The 2017–18 Liga I (also known as 2017–18 Liga I Betano) is the 100th season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. The season began in July 2017 and will end in June 2018. Viitorul Constanța are the defending champions. This is the third season to take place since the playoff/playout rule has been introduced. The official fixture schedule was released on 7 July 2017.

Teams

The last two teams from the 2016–17 season, Pandurii Târgu Jiu and Târgu Mureș, relegated to 2017–18 Liga II. The first two teams from 2016–17 Liga II, Juventus București and Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe promoted to Liga I. A promotion/relegation play-off will be played between 12th place from Liga I and UTA Arad 3rd place from Liga II.

Venues

Steaua București Poli Timișoara Universitatea Craiova CFR Cluj
Arena Națională Dan Păltinișanu Ion Oblemenco Dr. Constantin Rădulescu
Capacity: 55,634 Capacity: 32,972 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 23,500
Stadionul National - National Arena 3 Panoramio - V&A Dudush - Stadionu Dan Paltinisan Dr Constantin Radulescu Stadium (8122846696)
Dinamo București Juventus București
Dinamo Ilie Oană
Capacity: 15,032 Capacity: 15,073
Dinamo Stadium (2006) Ploiești Stadionul Ilie Oană 2
Botoșani Politehnica Iași
Municipal Emil Alexandrescu
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 11,390
MunicipalBotosani Stadionul Emil Alexandrescu panorama
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe Astra Giurgiu
Silviu Ploeșteanu Marin Anastasovici
Capacity: 8,800 Capacity: 8,500
Overview Brasov 1 AstraGiurgiuStadion
Gaz Metan Mediaș Concordia Chiajna Voluntari Viitorul Constanța
Gaz Metan Concordia Anghel Iordănescu Viitorul
Capacity: 7,814 Capacity: 5,123 Capacity: 4,600 Capacity: 4,500
Stadionul Gaz Metan Medias Chiajna, Romania - panoramio Viitorul.stadium

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.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ACS Poli Timișoara Romania Popa, IonuțIonuț Popa Romania Marius Croitoru Joma Casa Rusu
Astra Giurgiu Romania Iordănescu, EdwardEdward Iordănescu Romania Cristian Săpunaru Joma Tinmar
Botoșani Romania Enache, CostelCostel Enache Nike Elsaco
CFR Cluj Romania Petrescu, DanDan Petrescu Flag of Portugal Mário Camora Masita Enex
Concordia Chiajna Romania Alexa, DanDan Alexa Romania Cristian Bălgrădean Lotto
CS U Craiova Flag of Italy Mangia, DevisDevis Mangia Romania Andrei Ivan Joma Sticky
CSM Politehnica Iași Romania Stoican, FlaviusFlavius Stoican Nike Blue Air
Dinamo București Romania Contra, CosminCosmin Contra Romania Steliano Filip Macron Orange
Gaz Metan Mediaș Romania Pustai, CristianCristian Pustai Joma Romgaz
Juventus București Romania Valentin Bărbulescu Joma
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe Romania Suciu, ValentinValentin Suciu Romania Attila Hadnagy Adidas Gyermelyi
Steaua București Romania Tănase, ViorelViorel Tănase Romania Denis Alibec Nike City Insurance
Viitorul Constanța Romania Hagi, GheorgheGheorghe Hagi Romania Romario Benzar Nike Lotto Snacks
Voluntari Romania Niculescu, ClaudiuClaudiu Niculescu Romania Vasile Maftei Puma Academia de Fotbal Voluntari

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Steaua București Romania Reghecampf, LaurențiuLaurențiu Reghecampf Mutual agreement 31 May 2017 Pre-season Romania Tănase, ViorelViorel Tănase 1 June 2017
Astra Giurgiu Romania Șumudică, MariusMarius Șumudică End of contract 31 May 2017 Pre-season Romania Iordănescu, EdwardEdward Iordănescu 1 June 2017
CS U Craiova Romania Mulțescu, GheorgheGheorghe Mulțescu End of contract 31 May 2017 Pre-season Flag of Italy Mangia, DevisDevis Mangia 1 June 2017<
Botoșani Romania Grozavu, LeontinLeontin Grozavu End of contract 5 June 2017 Pre-season Romania Enache, CostelCostel Enache 5 June 2017
CSM Politehnica Iași Romania Neagoe, EugenEugen Neagoe End of contract 5 June 2017 Pre-season Romania Stoican, FlaviusFlavius Stoican 9 June 2017
CFR Cluj Romania Miriuță, VasileVasile Miriuță Mutual agreement 6 June 2017 Pre-season Romania Petrescu, DanDan Petrescu 12 June 2017

Regular season

In the regular season the 14 teams will meet twice, a total of 26 matches per team, with the top 6 advancing to the Championship round and the bottom 8 qualifying for Relegation round.

Regular season table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 CFR Cluj 26 18 5 3 42 13+29 59 Qualification to Championship round
2 FCSB 26 16 7 3 52 18+34 55
3 Universitatea Craiova 26 14 9 3 41 26+15 51
4 Astra Giurgiu 26 12 8 6 38 27+11 44
5 Viitorul Constanța 26 13 5 8 34 21+13 44
6 CSM Politehnica Iași 26 11 6 9 34 31+3 39
7 Botoșani 26 11 6 9 28 26+2 39 Qualification to Relegation round
8 Dinamo București 26 11 6 9 39 31+8 39
9 Concordia Chiajna 26 8 4 14 36 37−1 28
10 Voluntari 26 7 7 12 25 35−10 28
11 ACS Poli Timișoara 26 6 9 11 22 37−15 27
12 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 26 5 4 17 15 44−29 19
13 Gaz Metan Mediaș 26 2 10 14 14 39−25 16
14 Juventus București 26 1 8 17 12 47−35 11
Source: Liga 1, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Regular season positions by round

Team/
Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
ACS Poli Timișoara 5 9 10 7 7 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 10 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 11
Astra Giurgiu 6 10 5 5 4 5 6 6 2 3 3 5 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4
Botoșani 8 4 1 1 1 2 2 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 8 8 7
CFR Cluj 7 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Concordia Chiajna 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 9 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 9
CSM Politehnica Iași 12 12 8 10 10 8 8 8 10 8 10 9 10 11 9 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6
CS U Craiova 3 3 6 6 6 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Dinamo București 1 5 4 4 5 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 8
Gaz Metan Mediaș 13 13 14 14 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 13 13 13
Juventus București 14 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 10 8 11 8 8 10 10 9 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 13 12 12 12 12
FCSB 4 1 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Viitorul Constanța 2 7 9 11 11 11 11 10 9 10 8 10 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 5
Voluntari 9 6 7 9 9 7 9 11 8 9 9 8 9 10 8 10 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 9 9 10

Championship round

The top six teams from Regular season will meet twice (10 matches per team) for places in 2018–19 UEFA Champions League and 2018–19 UEFA Europa League as well as deciding the league champion. Teams start the Championship round with their points from the Regular season halved, rounded upwards, and no other records carried over from the Regular season.

Championship round table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 CFR Cluj  (C) (Q) 10 5 5 0 12 6+6 20 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 FCSB 10 6 3 1 14 6+8 21 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
3 Universitatea Craiova 10 3 3 4 10 100 12 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
4 Viitorul Constanța 10 3 4 3 13 11+2 13 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
5 Astra Giurgiu 10 3 2 5 9 11−2 11
6 CSM Politehnica Iași 10 1 1 8 5 19−14 4
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Championship round results

Home \ Away[1] AST CFR IASUCVFCSBVII
Astra Giurgiu 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–3 0–2
CFR Cluj 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
CSM Politehnica Iași 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–2
CS Universitatea Craiova 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 3–3
FCSB 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1
Viitorul Constanța 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2
Updated to games played on 20 May 2018
Source: Liga 1
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round positions by round

Team/
Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Astra Giurgiu 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5
CFR Cluj 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
CSM Politehnica Iași 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Universitatea Craiova 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3
FCSB 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Viitorul Constanța 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 4

Relegation round

The bottom eight teams from regular season will meet twice (14 matches per team) to contest against relegation. Teams start the Relegation round with their points from the Regular season halved, rounded upwards, and no other records carried over from the Regular season. The winner of the Relegation round finishes 7th in the overall season standings, the second placed team - 8th, and so on, with the last placed team in the Relegation round being 14th.

Relegation round table

Template:2017–18 Liga I Relegation round table

Relegation round results

Home \ Away[1] ACS BOT CONDINGAZJUVSPSVOL
ACS Poli Timișoara 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–3
Botoșani 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0
Concordia Chiajna 0–0 0–4 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Dinamo București 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–2
Gaz Metan Mediaș 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–0
Juventus București 1–0 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–2
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2
Voluntari 1–0 1–1 2–4 1–2 0–1 1–2
Updated to games played on 21 May 2018
Source: Liga 1
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round positions by round

Team/
Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
ACS Poli Timișoara 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13
Botoșani 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Concordia Chiajna 10 10 10 12 10 11 12 11 11 10
Dinamo București 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Gaz Metan Mediaș 13 13 12 13 13 12 10 12 12 11
Juventus București 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 12 12 14 10 9 10 9 10 9 9
Voluntari 9 9 9 9 11 9 11 9 10 12

Liga I play-off

The 12th-placed team of the Liga I faces the 3rd-placed team of the Liga II.

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
TBD Chindia Târgoviște
v  
v  

Season statistics

Top scorers

Updated to matches played on 17 May 2018.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Romania George Țucudean Viitorul Constanța (11) / CFR Cluj (4) 15
2 Flag of France Harlem Gnohéré FCSB 14
3 Romania Alexandru Mitriță CS U Craiova 12
Romania Paul Batin Concordia Chiajna
5 Brazil Gustavo CS U Craiova 11
Romania Alexandru Ioniță Astra Giurgiu (10) / CFR Cluj (1)
7 Romania Florin Tănase FCSB 10
Romania Dennis Man FCSB
Romania Alexandru Băluță CS U Craiova
Romania Mihai Roman Botoșani
11 Romania Constantin Budescu FCSB 9
Romania Andrei Cristea CSM Politehnica Iași

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Romania Alexandru Tudorie Voluntari Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 3–0 10 September 2017
Romania George Țucudean4 Viitorul Constanța CSM Iași 5–2 30 September 2017
Flag of France Harlem Gnohéré FCSB ACS Poli Timișoara 7–0 22 October 2017
Romania Alexandru Mitriță Universitatea Craiova CSM Politehnica Iași 4–1 14 April 2018
Cape Verde Ely Gaz Metan Mediaș Juventus București 3–0 22 April 2018

4 Player scored four goals

Clean sheets

Updated to matches played on 17 May 2018.
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Romania Alberto Cobrea Botoșani 13
Flag of Lithuania Giedrius Arlauskis CFR Cluj
Panama Jaime Penedo Dinamo București
4 Flag of Bulgaria Plamen Iliev Astra Giurgiu 12
5 Romania Victor Rîmniceanu Viitorul Constanța (10) / Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe (1) 11
6 Romania Florin Niță1 FCSB 10
7 Romania Cosmin Vâtcă CFR Cluj 8
8 Flag of Moldova Nicolae Calancea CS U Craiova 7
9 Romania Dragoș Balauru Voluntari 6
Romania Virgil Drăghia Juventus București
Romania Cristian Bălgrădean Concordia Chiajna (2) / FCSB (4)
12 Romania Alexandru Greab Gaz Metan Mediaș 5
Switzerland Miodrag Mitrović CS U Craiova
Romania Valentin Cojocaru Viitorul Constanța

1 Florin Niță was transferred to Sparta Prague during the winter transfer window.

Discipline

As of 17 May 2018

Player

Club

External links

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