2015–16 Liga I

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Liga I
Season 2015–16
Champions Astra Giurgiu
1st title
Relegated Poli Timișoara
Petrolul Ploiești
Champions League Astra Giurgiu
Steaua București
Europa League Pandurii Târgu Jiu
Viitorul Constanța
CSMS Iași
Matches played 264
Goals scored 646 (2.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Ioan Hora
(19 goals)
Best goalkeeper Branko Grahovac
Alexandru Marc
(14 clean sheets)
Biggest home win CFR Cluj 6–0 Botoșani
(16 April 2016)
Biggest away win Astra Giurgiu 1–5 Târgu Mureș
(19 July 2015)
Dinamo București 1–5 Viitorul Constanța
(2 November 2015)
Petrolul Ploiești 0–4 Botoșani
(22 April 2016)
Highest scoring Steaua București 5–3 Botoșani
(8 November 2015)
Longest winning run 5 matches:
Astra Giurgiu
Longest unbeaten run 13 matches:
Dinamo București
Longest winless run 14 matches:
Voluntari
Longest losing run 9 matches:
Petrolul Ploiești
Highest attendance 48,613
Steaua București 1–1 Dinamo București
(10 April 2016)
Lowest attendance 100
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0–3 Botoșani
(5 December 2015)
Average attendance 4,434
All statistics correct as of 26 May 2016.

The 2015–16 Liga I is the ninety-eighth season of Liga I, the top-level football league of Romania. The season began on 10 July 2015 and will end in May 2016. Steaua București are the defending champions. This will be the first season to take place since the new playoff/playout rule has been introduced.

Teams

The last six teams from the 2014–15 season were relegated to their respective 2015–16 Liga II division. Gaz Metan Mediaș, Brașov, Universitatea Cluj, Rapid București, Oțelul Galați and Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.

The first team from each of the two divisions of 2014–15 Liga II advanced to Liga I. Voluntari promoted as the winners of Seria I.[1] It is their first season in Liga I. ACS Poli Timișoara promoted as the winners of Seria II.[2] It is their second season in Liga I.

Stadiums by capacity and locations

Steaua București ACS Poli Timișoara CFR Cluj Pandurii Târgu Jiu Petrolul Ploiești Dinamo București
Arena Națională / Nicolae Dobrin[note 1] Dan Păltinișanu Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Municipal[note 2] Ilie Oană Dinamo
Capacity: 55,634 / 15,000 Capacity: 32,972 Capacity: 23,500 Capacity: 20,054 Capacity: 15,500 Capacity: 15,032
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Voluntari Botoșani CSMS Iași Astra Giurgiu Târgu Mureș CS U Craiova
Dinamo[note 3] / Anghel Iordănescu Municipal Emil Alexandrescu Marin Anastasovici Trans-Sil / Cluj Arena[note 4] Extensiv[note 5]
Capacity: 15,032 / 4,600 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 11,390 Capacity: 8,500 Capacity: 8,200 / 30,201 Capacity: 7,000
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Concordia Chiajna Viitorul Constanța
Concordia Viitorul[note 6]
Capacity: 5,123 Capacity: 4,500
Stadion Chiajna.jpg
  1. Since November 29, 2015 to March 18, 2016, Steaua București was relocated to Nicolae Dobrin Stadium from Pitești, as a result of Arena Națională not having an ISU licence.
  2. Pandurii was relocated to Municipal Stadium from Drobeta-Turnu Severin for the next two seasons, as a result of the renovations of the Tudor Vladimirescu Stadium.
  3. Until March 12, 2016, FC Voluntari was relocated to Dinamo Stadium for this season, as a result of the renovations of the Anghel Iordănescu Stadium.
  4. On November 22 and December 2, 2015, ASA Târgu Mureș played two home matches at Cluj Arena from Cluj-Napoca, as a result of Trans-Sil not having an ISU licence.
  5. CS U Craiova was relocated to Extensiv Stadium for this season, as a result of the demolition of the old Ion Oblemenco Stadium, that is planned to be replaced by a modern arena.
  6. Viitorul Constanța was relocated to Viitorul Stadium from Ovidiu, as a result of the construction of the New Viitorul Stadium.

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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
Astra Giurgiu Romania Șumudică, MariusMarius Șumudică Romania Valerică Găman Puma InterAgro
Botoșani Romania Grozavu, LeontinLeontin Grozavu Cameroon Michael Ngadeu Nike Elsaco
CFR Cluj Portugal Conceição, ToniToni Conceição Portugal Mário Camora Joma EnergoBit
Concordia Chiajna Romania Falub, AdrianAdrian Falub Nigeria Christian Obodo Lotto
CSMS Iași Italy Napoli, NicolòNicolò Napoli Romania Ionuț Voicu Nike Blue Air
CS U Craiova Romania Naicu, VictorVictor Naicu Bulgaria Valentin Iliev Joma
Dinamo București Romania Rednic, MirceaMircea Rednic Romania Paul Anton Nike Orange
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Romania Iordănescu, EduardEduard Iordănescu Romania Dan Nistor Jako Complexul Energetic Oltenia
Petrolul Ploiești Romania Gane, IonelIonel Gane Romania Alberto Cobrea Nike SuperBet
Poli Timișoara Romania Popa, IonuțIonuț Popa Romania Cristian Scutaru Joma Casa Rusu
Steaua București Romania Reghecampf, LaurențiuLaurențiu Reghecampf Cape Verde Fernando Varela Nike City Insurance
Târgu Mureș Romania Ciorceri, GeorgeGeorge Ciorceri Romania Gabriel Mureșan Joma energo+
Viitorul Constanța Romania Hagi, GheorgheGheorghe Hagi Romania Florin Cernat Nike Lotto Snacks
Voluntari Romania Popescu, SorinSorin Popescu Romania Dinu Todoran Puma Primăria Orașului Voluntari

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Voluntari Romania Poenaru, IlieIlie Poenaru No PRO licence 31 May 2015 Pre-season Romania Vintilă, BogdanBogdan Vintilă 21 June 2015[3]
Petrolul Ploiești Romania Sinescu, ValentinValentin Sinescu
(caretaker)
End of tenure as a caretaker 2 June 2015 Romania Selymes, TiborTibor Selymes 3 June 2015[4]
Târgu Mureș Romania Ciobotariu, LiviuLiviu Ciobotariu Mutual agreement 4 June 2015[5] Romania Petrescu, DanDan Petrescu 11 June 2015[6]
Steaua București Romania Gâlcă, ConstantinConstantin Gâlcă End of contract 9 June 2015[7] Italy Pedrazzini, MassimoMassimo Pedrazzini 9 June 2015[8]
Târgu Mureș Romania Petrescu, DanDan Petrescu Signed by Jiangsu Sainty 10 July 2015[9] Romania Miriuță, VasileVasile Miriuță 10 July 2015[10]
Voluntari Romania Vintilă, BogdanBogdan Vintilă Sacked 14 August 2015[11] 13 Romania Stoican, FlaviusFlavius Stoican 15 August 2015[12]
Poli Timișoara Romania Alexa, DanDan Alexa Resigned 21 August 2015[13] 12 Romania Marin, FlorinFlorin Marin 25 August 2015[14]
Petrolul Ploiești Romania Selymes, TiborTibor Selymes Mutual agreement 25 August 2015[15] 14 Romania Tudor, EusebiuEusebiu Tudor 25 August 2015[16]
Concordia Chiajna Romania Baciu, MariusMarius Baciu Mutual agreement 1 September 2015[17] 10 Romania Țălnar, CornelCornel Țălnar 1 September 2015[17]
Steaua București Italy Pedrazzini, MassimoMassimo Pedrazzini Mutual agreement 11 September 2015 5 Romania Dumitriu, DumitruDumitru Dumitriu 11 September 2015
Botoșani Romania Grozavu, LeontinLeontin Grozavu Sacked 14 September 2015[18] 12 Romania Cornățeanu, MugurMugur Cornățeanu (caretaker) 14 September 2015[18]
Târgu Mureș Romania Miriuță, VasileVasile Miriuță Mutual agreement 20 September 2015 3 Italy Bergodi, CristianoCristiano Bergodi 22 September 2015
Voluntari Romania Flavius Stoican Mutual agreement 24 September 2015 13 Romania Mircea Rădulescu 24 September 2015
Botoșani Romania Cornățeanu, MugurMugur Cornățeanu (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 1 October 2015[19] 12 Romania Pustai, CristianCristian Pustai 1 October 2015[19]
Voluntari Romania Mircea Rădulescu Mutual agreement 6 October 2015 13 Romania Gheorghe Mulțescu 6 October 2015
Petrolul Ploiești Romania Tudor, EusebiuEusebiu Tudor Mutual agreement 29 October 2015 14 Romania Stoichiță, MihaiMihai Stoichiță 29 October 2015
Concordia Chiajna Romania Țălnar, CornelCornel Țălnar Mutual agreement 25 November 2015[20] 12 Romania Falub, AdrianAdrian Falub 25 November 2015[20]
Steaua București Romania Dumitriu, DumitruDumitru Dumitriu Mutual agreement 2 December 2015 5 Romania Reghecampf, LaurențiuLaurențiu Reghecampf 3 December 2015
CFR Cluj Romania Dican, FranciscFrancisc Dican Mutual agreement 5 December 2015[21] 9 Portugal Conceição, ToniToni Conceição 7 December 2015[22]
Târgu Mureș Italy Bergodi, CristianoCristiano Bergodi Resigned 17 December 2015[23] 6 Romania Grigoraș, PetrePetre Grigoraș 29 December 2015[24]
Petrolul Ploiești Romania Stoichiță, MihaiMihai Stoichiță Mutual agreement 5 January 2016[25] 14 Romania Schumacher, ConstantinConstantin Schumacher 5 January 2016[25]
CS U Craiova Romania Săndoi, EmilEmil Săndoi Mutual agreement 8 January 2016[26] 8 Romania Naicu, VictorVictor Naicu 8 January 2016[26]
Voluntari Romania Mulțescu, GheorgheGheorghe Mulțescu Resigned 22 January 2016[27] 13 Romania Ganea, IonelIonel Ganea 24 January 2016[27]
Târgu Mureș Romania Grigoraș, PetrePetre Grigoraș Mutual agreement 22 February 2016[28] 7 Romania Fekete, CarolCarol Fekete (caretaker) 22 February 2016[28]
Târgu Mureș Romania Fekete, CarolCarol Fekete (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 9 March 2016[29] 6 Romania Ciorceri, GeorgeGeorge Ciorceri 9 March 2016[29]
Petrolul Ploiești Romania Schumacher, ConstantinConstantin Schumacher Mutual agreement 14 March 2016[30] 8 Relegation round Romania Gane, IonelIonel Gane 15 March 2016[30]
Poli Timișoara Romania Marin, FlorinFlorin Marin Mutual agreement 23 March 2016[31] 7 Relegation round Romania Grigoraș, PetrePetre Grigoraș 28 March 2016[32]
Botoșani Romania Pustai, CristianCristian Pustai Mutual agreement 1 April 2016[33] 5 Relegation round Romania Grozavu, LeontinLeontin Grozavu 5 April 2016[34]
Voluntari Romania Ganea, IonelIonel Ganea Sacked 25 April 2016[35] 6 Relegation round Romania Popescu, SorinSorin Popescu 27 April 2016[36]
Poli Timișoara Romania Grigoraș, PetrePetre Grigoraș Sacked 23 May 2016[37] 7 Relegation round Romania Popa, IonuțIonuț Popa 23 May 2016[38]

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.[39]

Regular season table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astra Giurgiu 26 14 9 3 42 29 +13 51 Qualification to Championship round
2 Dinamo București 26 13 9 4 36 24 +12 48
3 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 26 13 8 5 35 26 +9 47
4 Viitorul Constanța 26 13 7 6 49 30 +19 46
5 Steaua București 26 12 8 6 35 25 +10 44
6 Târgu Mureș 26 9 11 6 27 21 +6 38
7 CSMS Iași 26 9 10 7 22 25 −3 37 Qualification to Relegation round
8 CS U Craiova 26 8 7 11 26 27 −1 31
9 CFR Cluj[lower-alpha 1] 26 9 10 7 31 25 +6 27
10 Botoșani 26 6 8 12 30 35 −5 26
11 ACS Poli Timișoara 26 5 10 11 24 35 −11 25
12 Voluntari 26 5 9 12 28 42 −14 24
13 Concordia Chiajna 26 3 8 15 22 46 −24 17
14 Petrolul Ploiești[lower-alpha 2] 26 2 8 16 17 34 −17 8
Source: Liga 1, Soccerway
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) Goals scored; 7) Play-off.[40]
Notes:
  1. CFR Cluj were deducted ten points for failing to comply with licensing requirements.[citation needed]
  2. Petrolul Ploiești were deducted six points for failing to comply with licensing requirements.[citation needed]

Regular season results

Home ╲ Away TIM AST BOT CFR CON IAȘ UCR DIN PAN PET STE TMU VII VOL
ACS Poli Timișoara 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2
Astra Giurgiu 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–5 2–2 1–1
Botoșani 1–1 0–1 2–1 5–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–2
CFR Cluj 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0
Concordia Chiajna 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2
CSMS Iași 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1
CS U Craiova 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2
Dinamo București 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–5 3–0
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–3 2–0 1–0 2–1
Petrolul Ploiești 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1
Steaua București 3–1 0–1 5–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1
Târgu Mureș 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1
Viitorul Constanța 4–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0
Voluntari 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–3

Updated to games played on 29 February 2016.
Source: Liga 1
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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 12 12 9 9 11 12 12 12 11 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11
Astra 2 11 6 6 6 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Botoșani 7 7 10 12 10 8 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 9 9 10 10
CFR 13 13 13 10 12 9 8 9 8 7 8 8 8 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9
Concordia 2 9 11 11 13 10 11 8 10 11 11 11 11 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13
CSMS Iași 5 3 2 5 1 4 4 7 7 10 10 10 10 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 7
CS U Craiova 7 10 12 13 8 11 9 10 9 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8
Dinamo 7 4 4 3 3 1 2 3 2 4 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2
Pandurii 1 5 5 4 5 7 7 6 6 6 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 3 4 5 5 4 3
Petrolul 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Steaua 7 2 3 2 2 6 6 5 5 5 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5
Târgu Mureș 7 1 1 1 4 5 5 4 4 3 6 6 6 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6
Viitorul 2 6 7 7 7 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 4
Voluntari 5 7 8 8 9 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12

Championship round

The top six teams from Regular season will meet twice (10 matches per team) for places in 2016–17 UEFA Champions League and 2016–17 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.[41]

Championship round table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astra Giurgiu (C) 10 7 1 2 20 9 +11 48 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
2 Steaua București 10 6 3 1 18 8 +10 43
3 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 10 3 6 1 12 7 +5 39 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
4 Dinamo București[lower-alpha 1] 10 2 6 2 12 15 −3 36
5 Viitorul Constanța 10 1 3 6 14 21 −7 29 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
6 Târgu Mureș[lower-alpha 2] 10 0 3 7 8 24 −16 22
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Dinamo București, failed to obtain a UEFA licence after filing for insolvency in 2014,[42][43] and their first appeal was denied.[44] An appeal has now been sent to Court of Arbitration for Sport and a decision must be communicated until 31 May 2016 and is irrevocable.[45]
  2. On 31 March 2016, the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) announced that Târgu Mureș will be excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which they would otherwise qualify in the next three (3) seasons (i.e. the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons).[46]

Championship round results

Home ╲ Away AST DIN PAN STE TMU VII
Astra Giurgiu 4–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0
Dinamo București 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–3
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 1–1
Steaua București 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0
Târgu Mureș 1–4 0–0 0–2 1–4 1–1
Viitorul Constanța 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–3 6–1

Source: Liga 1
^ The 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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Dinamo 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Pandurii 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Steaua 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Târgu Mureș 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Viitorul 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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.[47]

Relegation round table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 CSMS Iași (Q) 14 5 5 4 17 15 +2 39 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
8 CS U Craiova 14 7 2 5 19 17 +2 39
9 Botoșani 14 7 4 3 29 19 +10 38
10 CFR Cluj[lower-alpha 2] 14 6 4 4 25 13 +12 36
11 Concordia Chiajna 14 7 5 2 19 13 +6 35
12 Voluntari (Q) 14 5 2 7 19 20 −1 29 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
13 ACS Poli Timișoara (R) 14 1 4 9 14 36 −22 20 Relegation to Liga II
14 Petrolul Ploiești (R) 14 4 2 8 9 18 −9 18
Updated to match(es) played on 29 May 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Dinamo București, the fourth-placed team of the 2015–16 Liga I, failed to obtain a UEFA licence after filing for insolvency in 2014,[48][49] and CFR Cluj, winners of the 2015–16 Cupa României, also failed to obtain a UEFA licence after filing for insolvency in 2015.[50][51] Târgu Mureș, the sixth-placed team, are excluded from participating in the 2016–17 European competitions by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body.[52] Therefore, the seventh-placed team will enter the second qualifying round.[51][53]
  2. CFR Cluj would have qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Cupa României, but failed to obtain a UEFA licence after filing for insolvency in 2015.[50][51]

Relegation round results

Home ╲ Away TIM BOT CFR CON IAȘ UCR PET VOL
ACS Poli Timișoara 1–4 2–2 1–3 2–3 2–2 0–1 2–1
Botoșani 6–1 4–0 0–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 4–2
CFR Cluj 5–1 6–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–1
Concordia Chiajna 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
CSMS Iași 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 3–0 1–0 0–1
CS U Craiova 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0
Petrolul Ploiești 3–2 0–4 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2
Voluntari 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–0

Updated to games played on 31 May 2016.
Source: Liga 1
^ The 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 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Botoșani 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 10 9
CFR 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 9 9 9 8 10 7 10
Concordia 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 10 11 11 11 11 11 11
CSMS Iași 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 8 8 7
CS U Craiova 7 8 7 7 8 8 9 7 7 8 9 7 9 8
Petrolul 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Voluntari 12 12 11 9 9 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Liga I play-offs

The team placed on the 12th place in the Liga I faced the winner of the match between second place from Liga II, Seria I and second place from Seria II.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dunărea Călărași UTA Arad 3 - 1

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Voluntari Dunărea Călărași / UTA Arad

Season statistics

Top scorers

Updated to matches played on 26 May[54]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Romania Ioan Hora Pandurii Târgu Jiu 19
2 Romania Denis Alibec Astra Giurgiu 16
3 Romania Florin Tănase Viitorul Constanța 15
4 Romania Nicolae Stanciu Steaua București 12
Spain Cristian López CFR Cluj
France Harlem Gnohéré Dinamo București
7 Romania Adrian Bălan Voluntari 11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bojan Golubović CSMS Iași
9 Argentina Gonzalo Cabrera Botoșani 9
10 Romania Constantin Budescu1 Astra Giurgiu 8
Romania Florin Cernat Viitorul Constanța
Cape Verde Nuno Rocha CS U Craiova
Romania Dorin Rotariu Dinamo București

1 Constantin Budescu was transferred to Dalian Yifang during the winter transfer window.
2 Adnan Aganović was transferred to AEL Limassol during the winter transfer window.

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Spain López, CristianCristian López CFR Cluj FC Botoșani 3–1 31 August 2015
Romania Alibec, DenisDenis Alibec Astra Giurgiu Dinamo București 4–1 1 April 2016

Clean sheets

Updated to matches played on 26 May 2016
Rank Player Club Clean sheets*
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Branko Grahovac CSMS Iași 14
Romania Alexandru Marc CFR Cluj
3 Lithuania Vytautas Černiauskas Dinamo București 13
4 Romania Cristian Bălgrădean CS U Craiova / Concordia Chiajna 12
5 Romania Eduard Stăncioiu Târgu Mureș 10
6 Romania Silviu Lung Astra Giurgiu 9
7 Romania Florin Niță Steaua București 8
8 Portugal Pedro Mingote Pandurii Târgu Jiu 7
9 Romania Victor Rîmniceanu Viitorul Constanța 6
Romania Răzvan Stanca Pandurii Târgu Jiu
11 Germany Sascha Kirschstein ACS Poli Timișoara 5
12 Romania Valentin Cojocaru Steaua București 4
Romania Florin Matache Concordia Chiajna
Romania Alberto Cobrea Petrolul Ploiești

* Only goalkeepers who played all 90 minutes of a match are taken into consideration.

Discipline

As of 26 May 2016

Player

Club

Monthly awards

Month Player of the Month Reference
Player Club
July Constantin Budescu Astra Giurgiu
August Constantin Budescu Astra Giurgiu
September Harlem Gnohéré Dinamo București
October Ioan Hora Pandurii Târgu Jiu
November Nicolae Stanciu Steaua București
December Denis Alibec Astra Giurgiu
February Marcel Essombé Dinamo București
March Nicolae Stanciu Steaua București
April Denis Alibec Astra Giurgiu
May

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