Liga II


Liga II
Liga II
Countries  Romania
Founded 1934
Number of teams 32 (2x16)
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Liga I
Relegation to Liga III
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
Current champions Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ
Petrolul Ploieşti
(2010–11)
TV partners Digi Sport
GSP TV
Dolce Sport
2011–12 Liga II

Liga II is the second tier league of the Romanian football league system. The league acquired this name in the 2006-07, being previously called Divizia B.

Currently, the league is divided in two series of 16 team each, in which clubs are allocated based on logistic criteria. The top two sides from each section are promoted to the Liga I at the end of the season. The current champions are Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ and Petrolul Ploieşti. The bottom three teams from each series are relegated to the Liga III.

Contents

Format

Liga II has two parallel regional divisions, Seria I and Seria II, each with 16 teams. The clubs are divided based on a geographical criteria in order to avoid lengthy and expensive travels.

Generally, Seria I contains eastern teams while Seria II contains western sides, although clubs near the center of the country are allowed to choose in which division they will compete.

Future changes

Starting with the 2013/2014 season, Liga II will have two series with 12 teams each. The championship will be finished with a play-off and play-out[1]

See also

Soccer ball.svg Romanian football portal

References