2014–15 Moldovan National Division

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Moldovan National Division
Season 2014–15
Champions Milsami
Matches played 108
Goals scored 287 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Ricardinho
(19 goals)
Biggest home win Tiraspol 8–1 Dinamo-Auto
Dacia Chișinău 8–1 Academia Chișinău
Biggest away win Dinamo-Auto 0–5 Milsami
Highest scoring Tiraspol 8–1 Dinamo-Auto
Dacia Chișinău 8–1 Academia Chișinău
Longest winning run Milsami
(7 games)
Longest unbeaten run Milsami
(16 games)
Longest losing run Dinamo-Auto
(13 games)
Highest attendance Saxan 4.000[citation needed]
Lowest attendance FC Academia Chișinău,
Dinamo-Auto 50[citation needed]
Average attendance Saxan 2.300[citation needed]
All statistics correct as of 22 May 2015.

The 2014–15 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the 24th season of top-tier football in Moldova. The competition began in July 2014 and ended in May 2015.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in National Division 2014–15
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Academia Chișinău Chișinău Stadionul CPSN 1,000
FC Costuleni Costuleni Ghidighici Stadium 1,500
Dacia Chișinău Chișinău Stadionul Moldova (Speia) 8,550
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Stadium 3,525
Milsami Orhei Orhei CSR Orhei 2,539
Zaria Bălți Bălți Olimpia Bălți Stadium 5,953
Saxan Gagauz Yeri Ceadîr-Lunga Ceadîr-Lunga Stadium 2,000
Sheriff Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
FC Tiraspol Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 13,460
Veris Chișinău Chișinău CSR Orhei 2,539
Zimbru Chișinău Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,600

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Home city Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Academia Chişinău Moldova Vladimir Vusatîi Macron
Costuleni Costuleni Romania Laurențiu Tudor Joma Cavio
Dacia Chișinău Russia Igor Dobrovolski Puma -
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Moldova Igor Negrescu Umbro Ipotecniy
Milsami Orhei Moldova Iurie Osipenco Joma Dufremol
Zaria Bălți Moldova Serghei Dubrovin Acerbis Simtravel
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga Ceadîr-Lunga Moldova Ivan Burduniuc Kelme
Sheriff Tiraspol Croatia Zoran Zekić Adidas IDC
Tiraspol Tiraspol Moldova Lilian Popescu Adidas Tirotex
Veris Chișinău Moldova Lilian Popescu Joma Moldcell
Zimbru Chișinău Moldova Veaceslav Rusnac Puma Obolon

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Academia Chișinău Moldova Valeriu Catană End of Contract 25 July 2014 Pre-season Moldova Vladimir Vusatîi 25 July 2014[1]
Sheriff Moldova Veaceslav Rusnac Sacked 14 August 2014 7 Croatia Zoran Zekić 14 August 2014[2]
Dinamo-Auto Moldova Dumitru Arabadji Sacked 17 August 2014 11 Moldova Nicolae Mandrîcenco (caretaker) 17 August 2014[3]
Dinamo-Auto Moldova Nicolae Mandrîcenco (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 3 September 2014 11 Moldova Igor Negrescu 3 September 2014[4]
Zaria Bălți Moldova Nicolae Bunea Mutual agreement 1 November 2014 9 Moldova Leonid Tcaci 1 November 2014[5]
Dacia Chișinău Montenegro Dejan Vukićević Sacked 4 November 2014 4 Moldova Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) 4 November 2014[6]
FC Tiraspol Moldova Vlad Goian Sacked 15 December 2014 5 Moldova Lilian Popescu 15 December 2014[7]
Zimbru Chișinău Belarus Oleg Kubarev Mutual agreement 17 December 2014 6 Moldova Veaceslav Rusnac 17 December 2014[8]
Dacia Chișinău Moldova Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 20 January 2014 1 Belarus Oleg Kubarev 20 January 2014[9]
Dacia Chișinău Belarus Oleg Kubarev Sacked 9 March 2015 2 Moldova Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) 9 March 2015[10]
Zaria Bălți Moldova Leonid Tcaci Mutual agreement 11 March 2015 8 Moldova Serghei Dubrovin 11 March 2015[11]
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga Ukraine Volodymyr Lyutyi Sacked 19 April 2015 6 Moldova Ivan Burduniuc (caretaker) 19 April 2015[12]
Dacia Chișinău Moldova Veaceslav Semionov (caretaker) End of tenure as a caretaker 26 April 2015 1 Russia Igor Dobrovolski 26 April 2015[13]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Milsami Orhei (C) 24 17 4 3 50 15 +35 55 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dacia Chișinău 24 17 4 3 48 13 +35 55 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Sheriff Tiraspol 24 17 4 3 56 16 +40 55
4 Tiraspol 24 14 2 8 49 28 +21 44 Team was dissolved after the season 3
5 Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 24 8 6 10 20 30 −10 30 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 3
6 Zimbru Chișinău 24 7 6 11 23 19 +4 27
7 Academia Chișinău 24 5 2 17 18 47 −29 17
8 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 24 4 2 18 23 63 −40 14
9 Zaria Bălți 24 4 0 20 10 66 −56 12
10 Veris Chișinău 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team withdrawn 1
11 Costuleni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team withdrawn 2

Updated to games played on 20 May 2015.
Source: Moldovan Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair Play competition[14]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round. 1. FC Costuleni were officially withdrawn from the league on 20 November 2014.[15]
2. FC Veris were officially withdrawn from the league on 5 December 2014.[16]
3. Tiraspol, the fourth-placed team, would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round, but were dissolved at the end of the 2014–15 season.[17] As a result, the berth was given to Saxan, the fifth-placed team of the league.[18]

Positions by round[edit]

The following table represents the teams position after each round in the competition.

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 27 28 29 30 31
Academia Chișinău 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Dacia Chișinău 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8
Milsami Orhei 3 7 5 6 6 4 4 3 4 5 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 4 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5
Sheriff Tiraspol 1 2 6 4 4 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Tiraspol 7 3 3 2 2 2 2 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Zaria Bălți 2 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9
Zimbru Chișinău 6 4 2 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 6
Leader 2nd place 3rd place Relegation

Last updated: 21 May 2015
Source: Kicker.de (in German)

Results[edit]

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team plays each other once home and away for a total of 20 matches. The pairings of the third round will then be set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 30 games per team.

First and second round[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACA Dacia Chișinău DIN MIL ZAR SAX SHE TIR Zimbru Chișinău
Academia Chișinău 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 0–1 0–3 0–3 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–0
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1–0 0–2 0–5 4–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–3
Milsami Orhei 1–0 3–0 6–0 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Zaria Bălți 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 3–0 1–2 7–2 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 3–0
Tiraspol 3–1 0–0 8–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–4 2–1
Zimbru Chișinău 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 6–0 0–0 0–1 3–1

Updated to games played on 13 March 2015.
Source: Moldovan Football Federation
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 36 games):

Home \ Away[1] ACA Dacia Chișinău DIN MIL ZAR SAX SHE TIR Zimbru Chișinău
Academia Chișinău 1–3 3–0 1–4 0–2
Dacia Chișinău 8–1 6–2 3–0 0–0
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–1
Milsami Orhei 2–1 5–0 1–2 2–1
Zaria Bălți 0–4 1–5 0–4 0–2
Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1
Sheriff Tiraspol 2–3 6–0 4–0 2–1
Tiraspol 5–0 0–4 2–2 3–1
Zimbru Chișinău 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0

Updated to games played on 17 May 2015.
Source: Moldovan Football Federation
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Updated to matches played on 21 May 2015.[19]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Ricardinho Sheriff Tiraspol 19
2 Moldova Gheorghe Boghiu Tiraspol 13
3 Romania Romeo Surdu Milsami Orhei 12
4 Moldova Petru Leucă Dacia Chișinău 11
5 Romania Cristian Bud Milsami Orhei 9
6 Brazil Juninho Potiguar Sheriff Tiraspol 8
7 Moldova Vadim Cemîrtan Dinamo-Auto 7
8 Moldova Gheorghe Ovseanicov Tiraspol 5
Moldova Radu Gînsari Sheriff Tiraspol 5
Moldova Maxim Mihaliov Dinamo-Auto 5
Ukraine Serhiy Shapoval FC Tiraspol 5

Hat-tricks[edit]

Key
4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
Player Home Away Result Date
Romania Romeo Surdu Milsami Orhei Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 6–0 29 August 2014
Brazil Ricardo Cavalcante Mendes FC Tiraspol Sheriff Tiraspol 2–4 25 October 2014
Brazil4 Ricardo Cavalcante Mendes Sheriff Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 7–2 13 December 2014
Moldova Vadim Cemîrtan Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Zaria Bălți 4–0 4 March 2015
Moldova Viorel Frunză Dacia Chișinău Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 6–2 20 March 2015
Moldova Gheorghe Boghiu FC Tiraspol Academia Chișinău 5–0 20 March 2015
Moldova Petru Leucă Dacia Chișinău Academia Chișinău 8–1 15 May 2015
Georgia (country) Irakli Goginashvili Academia Chișinău Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 1–4 20 May 2015

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 21 May 2015
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Moldova Dorian Railean Dacia Chișinău 12
Moldova Serghei Pașcenco Sheriff Tiraspol 12
3 Moldova Radu Mîțu Milsami Orhei 11
Moldova Alexei Coșelev Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga (6) & FC Tiraspol (5) 11
5 Moldova Denis Rusu Zimbru Chișinău 8
6 Bulgaria Georgi Georgiev FC Tiraspol 6
7 Moldova Artiom Gaiduchevici Dacia Chișinău 5
8 Moldova Ghenadie Moșneaga Zaria Bălți 3
Moldova Anatolii Chirinciuc Zimbru Chișinău 3
Moldova Dmitri Radu Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 3
Argentina Matías Omar Degra Sheriff Tiraspol 3

Disciplinary[edit]

As of 22 May 2015
Rank Player Club Yellow card Double Yellow Card/Ejection Double Yellow Card/Ejection Red Card Points
1 Moldova Eugen Celeadnic Academia Chișinău 4 1 1 9
2 Ivory Coast Yacouba Hamba FC Saxan 6 1 0 8
3 Moldova Victor Mudrac Dinamo-Auto 7 0 0 7
4 Ivory Coast Kouassi Kouadja FC Saxan 3 0 1 6
Moldova Andrei Novicov FC Tiraspol 6 0 0 6
Moldova Vladimir Cheptenari Zaria Bălți 6 0 0 6
Russia Akhmet Barakhoyev Dacia Chișinău 6 0 0 6
Moldova Maxim Boghiu Academia Chișinău 4 1 0 6
9 Ukraine Yevhen Smyrnov FC Tiraspol 3 1 0 5
Ukraine Kyrylo Sydorenko FC Tiraspol 5 0 0 5
Moldova Alexandru Cheltuială Academia Chișinău 2 0 1 5
Ukraine Volodymyr Zastavnyi Dacia Chișinău 5 0 0 5
Ukraine Maksym Havrylenko Dacia Chișinău 5 0 0 5
Moldova Vitalie Grijuc Zaria Bălți 5 0 0 5
Morocco Adil Rhaili Milsami Orhei 5 0 0 5
Moldova Gheorghe Andronic Milsami Orhei 5 0 0 5
Brazil Ricardinho Sheriff Tiraspol 5 0 0 5
Moldova Alexandru Onică Zimbru Chișinău 5 0 0 5
Moldova Victor Truhanov FC Saxan 2 0 1 5
Moldova Denis Iliescu Dinamo-Auto 3 1 0 5
Moldova Maxim Focşa Dinamo-Auto(3) & Academia Chișinău (2) 5 0 0 5

Fair-Play Award[edit]

As of 20 May 2015
Rank Club Yellow card Double Yellow Card/Ejection Double Yellow Card/Ejection Direct Red Card Point's Worst Disciplinary Player
1 Sheriff Tiraspol 29 1 1 34 Brazil Ricardinho (5 point's)
2 Zaria Bălți 36 0 0 36 Moldova Vladimir Cheptenari (6 point's)
3 Milsami Orhei 41 0 0 41 Morocco Adil Rhaili, Moldova Gheorghe Andronic (5 point's)
4 Dacia Chișinău 41 0 1 44 Russia Akhmet Barakhoyev (6 point's)
5 Tiraspol 43 1 0 45 Moldova Andrei Novicov (6 point's)
6 Zimbru Chișinău 44 1 0 46 Moldova Alexandru Onică (6 point's)
7 Saxan 37 2 3 50 Ivory Coast Yacouba Hamba (8 point's)
8 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 49 2 0 53 Moldova Victor Mudrac (7 point's)
9 Academia Chișinău 43 4 2 57 Moldova Eugen Celeadnic (9 point's)

We have allocated points to each yellow (1 point), two yellow (2 points) and red card (3 points) for ranking purposes. Please note that this does not represent any official rankings.[20]

Attendances[edit]

As of 22 May 2015
Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Saxan Ceadîr-Lunga 23,600 4,000 600 2,300 n/a
2 Sheriff Tiraspol 14,980 2,800 480 1,640 +86.2%
3 Milsami Orhei 13,650 3,000 300 1,650 +94.1%
4 Zimbru Chișinău 11,900 3,800 200 2,000 −14.9%
5 Zaria Bălți 6,600 1,500 100 800 −38.5%
6 Tiraspol 3,520 850 100 475 +26.7%
7 Dacia Chișinău 3,400 600 100 350 −30.0%
8 Academia Chișinău 3,250 600 50 325 +18.2%
9 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1,700 300 50 175 −30.0%
League total 82,600 4,000 50 2,025 −10.0%

Source:[citation needed]

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