Liga I

CountryRomaniaRomania
Season2023

Liga I, also known as Liga 1 Betano for sponsorship reasons, is the premier professional football league in Romania. Established in 1909, it is the top tier of the Romanian football league system. The league is operated by the Liga Profesionistă de Fotbal (LPF), a body that has been managing the league since its inception.

Liga I has a rich history and has been the launching pad for many Romanian footballers who have gone on to achieve international fame. The league has also been home to a number of successful teams that have made their mark on Romanian and European football.

The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Liga II, the second tier of Romanian football. It usually consists of 14 teams, with the bottom two teams at the end of each season being relegated to Liga II. The top two teams from Liga II are then promoted to Liga I. This system ensures a constant cycle of competition and fresh talent.

The teams compete in a round-robin format, with each team playing every other team twice, once at home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the champion of Liga I. In case of a tie, the team with the better goal difference is declared the winner.

Over the years, Liga I has been dominated by a few clubs. Steaua București (now FCSB), Dinamo București, and CFR Cluj are among the most successful clubs in the league's history. These teams have not only dominated domestically but have also represented Romania in European competitions like the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

Liga I has produced several notable players who have made their mark in international football. Gheorghe Hagi, considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe and nicknamed "The Maradona of the Carpathians", is a product of this league. Other notable players include Adrian Mutu, Cristian Chivu, and Dan Petrescu.

The league has also been known for its passionate fans and intense rivalries. The matches between Steaua București and Dinamo București, known as the "Eternal Derby", are among the most heated in European football.

Despite facing challenges such as match-fixing scandals and financial instability, Liga I has managed to retain its status as Romania's top football league. It continues to be a breeding ground for talented players and a platform for exciting football.

In conclusion, Liga I is more than just a football league; it is a symbol of national pride and a testament to the passion for football in Romania. Its rich history, competitive nature, and the talent it produces make it a significant part of the global football landscape.

Liga I Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Liga I in 2023

Player Team Goals
fcsb 14
fcsb 10
oelul 10
fc-botosani 10
universitatea-cluj 10
cfr-1907-cluj 9
universitatea-craiova 9
sepsi-osk-sfantu-gheorghe 9
u-craiova-1948 9
rapid 9

Liga I standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FCSB players, news and schedule FCSB 27 17 7 3 50 23 27 58
2 CFR 1907 Cluj players, news and schedule CFR 1907 Cluj 27 14 6 7 50 26 24 48
3 Rapid players, news and schedule Rapid 27 13 9 5 46 30 16 48
4 Farul Constanta players, news and schedule Farul Constanta 27 11 8 8 36 36 0 41
5 Universitatea Craiova players, news and schedule Universitatea Craiova 26 10 9 7 39 33 6 39
6 AFC Hermannstadt players, news and schedule AFC Hermannstadt 27 8 13 6 32 28 4 37
7 Uta Arad players, news and schedule Uta Arad 27 9 10 8 32 36 -4 37
8 Petrolul Ploiesti players, news and schedule Petrolul Ploiesti 27 7 14 6 26 26 0 35
9 Universitatea Cluj players, news and schedule Universitatea Cluj 27 8 11 8 33 38 -5 35
10 Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe players, news and schedule Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe 27 9 7 11 35 32 3 34
11 Oţelul players, news and schedule Oţelul 27 6 14 7 27 29 -2 32
12 U Craiova 1948 players, news and schedule U Craiova 1948 27 9 3 15 39 44 -5 30
13 Politehnica Iasi players, news and schedule Politehnica Iasi 27 7 9 11 31 42 -11 30
14 FC Voluntari players, news and schedule FC Voluntari 26 6 9 11 29 41 -12 27
15 Dinamo Bucuresti players, news and schedule Dinamo Bucuresti 27 6 4 17 20 41 -21 22
16 FC Botosani players, news and schedule FC Botosani 27 3 11 13 29 49 -20 20

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 137/182 75%
Over/Under 26/36 72%
League Correct %
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 20/23 87%
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 44/54 81%
First League logo First League 105/133 79%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 121/157 77%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 56/73 77%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 99/128 77%
NPFL logo NPFL 86/113 76%
Pro League logo Pro League 102/135 76%