League 1, number 11
in world championship hierarchy
The International Federation for Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has published the world championship hierarchy, where League 1 Gemabookers.com is number 11. The standing is headed by the Premier League (England), the second is Primera Division (Spain) and the third is Bundesliga (Germany). League 1 is in the 11th place with 673.5 points, ahead of Portugal, Greece or Belgium. The Netherlands, Ukraine and Turkey – championships with important names and lots of money like Ajax, Shakhtar, Fenerbahce or Galatasaray – are in front of Romania. The best League 1 performance ever was number 10 in 2006. In 2007 and 2008, the Romanian championship was number 21.
Florin Prunea prepares to become FC Dinamo manager
Former international footballer Florin Prunea (41) is being considered for the position as manager of the Dinamo club. A goalkeeper of the Romanian national team between 1990 and 2001, Prunea says he has already talked to Dynamo officials about the job. ‘The Dinamo offer is an honour, I have played for the club for many years, I simply cannot turn them down. I am not interested in the financial par, Dynamo has its economic issues but, together with the shareholders, we must show understanding and put this difficult time behind us. I am not sure about the chance of finalizing negotiations, I cannot give you a percentage, the outcome will be known in a couple of days’, the former goalkeeper said. Up until last summer, Florin Prunea was Director of the International Relations Department of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), from where he was sacked after being prosecuted in the case of the corrupted referees.
at FC Timisoara
FC Timisoara has transferred Laszlo Sepsi (23), a back striker who had just parted with Racing Santander. The Romanian international player who had rejoined the Portuguese Benfica Lisbon club after being lent to the Spanish team has signed a five-year contract with the Timisoara club. The value of the transaction seems to have been EUR 2.3 M. ‘I am very happy about coming to Timisoara. It is the only club that really wanted to have me and that counted a lot. I want us to win the championship. Club owner Marian Iancu had wanted me for some years, just like Sabau,’ Sepsi said.
no longer manager
Marian Iancu has quit his position as General Manager of FC Timisoara, complaining about the fact that the local authorities had breached their agreement with the club. ‘I will still be Chairman of the Board representing the interests of investors. I will no longer be in charge from a managerial point of view, I will only oversee and analyse the work on the Board. Gheorghe Chivorchian will be the only liaison with the Local and County Councils. I find this to be a personal failure in the relationship with those institutions. I am a rather ego-centric person and I cannot allow myself to be trashed by anyone.
League 1, number 11