Liga III

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Liga III
Liga III logo.jpg
Liga III logo and the motto of the competition
"Your team, your football!"
Founded 1936
Country  Romania
Number of teams 80 (5x16)
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Liga II
Relegation to Liga IV
Domestic cup(s) Cupa României
Supercupa României
Current champions Aerostar Bacău
Farul Constanța
Petrolul Ploiești
Universitatea Cluj
2018–19 Liga III

Liga III (also spelled Liga 3) is the third level of the Romanian football league system. Its name was changed from Divizia C to Liga III before the start of the 2006-07 season.[1]

Current format

Liga III has five parallel regional divisions, each with 16 teams.


The winner of each series promotes directly to the Liga II, in total 5 teams.


The bottom two or three teams from each division are relegated at the end of the season to the Liga IV. From the 12th placed teams, another three are relegated. To determine these teams, separate standings are computed, using only the games played against clubs ranked 1st through 11th.

See also


  1. ^ Cotidianul, Divizia A a fost mitraliată (The "A Division" was gunned down), accessed on 3 February 2007 Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

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