2017 Moldovan National Division

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Moldovan National Division
Season 2017
Matches played 60
Goals scored 155 (2.58 per match)
Biggest home win Sheriff 5-0 Zaria
Sheriff 5-0 Spicul
Biggest away win Dinamo-Auto 0-3 Spicul
Sfântul Gheorghe 0-3 Sheriff
Dinamo-Auto 1-4 Milsami
Highest scoring Sfântul Gheorghe 4-3 Spicul
2018 →
All statistics correct as of 1 October 2017.

The 2017 Moldovan National Division (Romanian: Divizia Națională) is the 27th season of top-tier football in Moldova. This season would be a transitional one and would be played as a double round-robin tournament, this transitional season is a result of the Moldovan Football Federation's decision to change the Divizia Națională season from an Autumn–Spring schedule to a Spring–Autumn one. Sheriff Tiraspol are the defending champions. The competition began on 8 July 2017.[1]

Stadia and locations[edit]

2017 Moldovan National Division is located in Moldova
Chișinău
Chișinău
Tiraspol
Tiraspol
Chișinău teams:DaciaZimbru
Chișinău teams:
Dacia
Zimbru
Tiraspol teams:Dinamo-AutoSheriff
Tiraspol teams:
Dinamo-Auto
Sheriff
Location of teams in 2017 Moldovan National Division
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Dacia Chișinău Stadionul Moldova (Speia) 8,550
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol Dinamo-Auto Stadium 1,300
Milsami Orhei CSR Orhei 2,539
Petrocub-Hîncești Sărata-Galbenă Stadionul Orășenesc Hîncești 1,500
Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni Suruceni Stadium 1,500
Sheriff Tiraspol Sheriff Stadium 12,746
Speranța Nisporeni Stadionul Orășenesc Hîncești[2] 1,500
Spicul Chișcăreni CSR Orhei[3] 2,539
Zaria Bălți Stadionul Orășenesc Bălți 5,953
Zimbru Chișinău Zimbru Stadium 10,400

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Dacia Moldova Viorel Frunză Moldova Alexandru Pașcenco Joma OM
Dinamo-Auto Moldova Iurie Groșev Moldova Dumitru Popovici Joma -
Milsami Moldova Veaceslav Rusnac Moldova Andrei Cojocari Kelme Dufremol
Petrocub-Hîncești Moldova Lilian Popescu Moldova Vladimir Ambros Joma MAIB
Sfântul Gheorghe Moldova Serghei Secu n/a Macron -
Sheriff Italy Roberto Bordin Bosnia and Herzegovina Mateo Sušić Adidas IDC
Speranța Moldova Cristian Efros Moldova Stefan Efros Nike Orom-Imexpo
Spicul Moldova Denis Calincov Moldova Petru Ojog Joma Salamander
Zaria Romania Stefan Stoica Moldova Alexandru Onica Joma Bălți
Zimbru Moldova Iurie Osipenco Moldova Denis Rusu Joma -

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Vacancy Position Incoming manager Appointment
Milsami Moldova Adrian Sosnovschi Mutual consent 5 June 2016 preseason Moldova Veaceslav Rusnac[4] 5 June 2017
Petrocub-Hîncești Moldova Iurie Osipenco Mutual consent 6 June 2017 preseason Moldova Lilian Popescu[5] 6 June 2017
Zimbru Romania Ștefan Stoica Sacked 11 July 2017 8th Moldova Iurie Osipenco [6] 16 July 2017
Sfântul Gheorghe Moldova Vadim Boreț [7] Sacked 24 July 2017 10th Moldova Serghei Secu [8] 24 July 2017
Zaria Moldova Vlad Goian [9] Sacked 26 August 2017 9th Romania Ștefan Stoica [10] 28 August 2017

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sheriff Tiraspol (X) 14 12 2 0 43 12 +31 38 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round (TBC)
2 Milsami Orhei (X) 14 10 1 3 19 9 +10 31 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round (TBC)
3 Dacia Chișinău 14 7 4 3 19 17 +2 25
4 Petrocub-Hîncești 14 5 3 6 18 14 +4 18
5 Zaria Bălți 14 5 2 7 17 17 0 17
6 Zimbru Chișinău 14 4 3 7 13 13 0 15
7 Sfântul Gheorghe 14 4 3 7 12 22 −10 15
8 Speranța Nisporeni 14 3 4 7 14 21 −7 13
9 Spicul Chișcăreni 14 3 3 8 11 26 −15 12
10 Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 14 3 3 8 10 25 −15 12 Relegation to Division "A"
Updated to match(es) played on 22 October 2017. Source: FMF, UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Play-off (only if deciding champion when two teams tied); 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Matches won; 8) Goal difference; 9) Goals scored; 10) Less yellow cards; 11) Less red cards.[11]
(X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.

Results[edit]

The schedule consists of two rounds, each team plays each other once home-and-away for a total of 18 matches per team.

Home \ Away DAC DIN MIL PET SFÎ SHE SPE SPI ZAR ZIM
Dacia Chișinău 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1
Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol 1–4 1–0 2–2 0–4 0–3 1–0 1–0
Milsami Orhei 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Petrocub-Hîncești 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Sfântul Gheorghe 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 2–1 4–3 0–0
Sheriff Tiraspol 6–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 5–0 5–0 2–2
Speranța Nisporeni 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–4 1–0
Spicul Chișcăreni 0–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Zaria Bălți 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–0 3–0
Zimbru Chișinău 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 October 2017. Source: Moldovan Football Federation (in Romanian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMF Executive Committee Decisions". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  2. ^ MoldFootball (2 June 2017). "В сезоне 2017 "Сперанца" будет принимать соперников в Хынчештах". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  3. ^ MoldFootball (1 June 2017). "В следующем сезоне мы начнем принимать матчи на центральном стадионе Оргеева". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  4. ^ MoldFootball (5 June 2017). "Вячеслав Руснак стал главным тренером "Милсами"". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  5. ^ MoldFootball (6 June 2017). "Лилиан Попеску назначен главным тренером "Петрокуба-Хынчешть"". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  6. ^ MoldFootball (16 July 2017). "Юрий Осипенко - новый главный тренер "Зимбру"". Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  7. ^ MoldFootball (24 July 2017). ""Сфынтул Георге" расстался с Вадимом Борцом и Константином Арбэнашем". Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  8. ^ MoldFootball (24 July 2017). ""Сфынтул Георге" возглавил Сергей Секу". Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Zaria Club Website (26 August 2017). "Влад Гоян уволен с поста главного тренера бельцкой "Зари""". Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  10. ^ MoldFootball (28 August 2017). "Штефан Стойка назначен главным тренером "Зари"". Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "REGULAMENTUL CAMPIONATULUI R. MOLDOVA LA FOTBAL EDIŢIA 2017" [Rules Football Championship Edition 2017 Moldova] (PDF). fmf.md (in Romanian). Moldovan Football Federation. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 

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