Romanian football is close to put an end to the 2022-2023 season. Hagi’s Farul Constanta won Liga 1 title, became Romania’s champions for the second time and are going to play in Champions League Qualification Rounds.
Farul Constanta was the most consistent team this season, also finishing the regular tournament in first place (64 points), one point ahead of CFR Cluj (63 points).
FC FCSB is again in second place after hopes of fighting for the title were abruptly cut by Farul. They will play in Europa Conference League Qualification Rounds, together with CFR Cluj after „ardelenii” won the Europa Conference League Play-Off against FC U Craiova.
CS Mioveni and Chindia Targoviste relegated and joined by FC Arges after it lost the Relegation Play-Off with Dinamo 1948 (1-6 in the first leg, 4-2 at home). UTA Arad managed to win the play-off against Gloria Buzau (5-1) and will still play in Liga 1 in 2023-2024 season.
Poli Iasi won the Romanian Second League (60 points), while Steaua Bucharest finished in the second place (52 points). Steaua’s results on the field are put aside by the Romanian Football Federation on some strange regulations that forbid direct state ownership in Liga 1 football clubs, even though 90% of football clubs in Romania are financed by the state.
At the other end of Liga 2 table, both Timisoara clubs (Politehnica and Ripensia), Unirea Constanta and Minaur Baia Mare relegated to the third division. Progresul Spartac joins them as it lost the Play-Off match against Metaloglobus (1-1, 0-1).
In Liga 3, after five great play-off matches watched live by over 30.000 fans, Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt is back in Liga 2 after 6 years, CSM Alexandria returns after 18 years, CSM Resita after 2 years, Corvinul Hunedoara after 15 years and CS Tunari is in Liga 2 for the first time in history.