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Moldova National Football Team

Moldova
AssociationFedera?ia Moldoveneasc? de Fotbal (FMF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachEngin F?rat
CaptainAlexandru Epureanu
Most capsAlexandru Epureanu (91)
Top scorerSerghei Cle?cenco (11)
Home stadiumZimbru Stadium, Chi?in?u
FIFA codeMDA
FIFA ranking
Current 175 Steady(19 December 2019)[1]
Highest37 (April 2008)
Lowest175 (June 2018 - August 2018)
Elo ranking
Current 147 Decrease 18 (9 February 2020)[2]
Highest86 (February 2008)
Lowest148 (November 2019)
First international
Moldova Moldova 2-4 Georgia 
(Chi?in?u, Moldova; 2 July 1991)
Biggest win
Moldova Moldova 5-0 Pakistan 
(Amman, Jordan; 18 August 1992)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 6-0 Moldova Moldova
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 6 June 2001)

The Moldova national football team (Romanian: Echipa na?ional? de fotbal a Moldovei) represents Moldova in association football and is controlled by the Moldovan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Moldova. Moldova's home ground is Zimbru Stadium in Chi?in?u and their head coach is Igor Dobrovolski. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, they played their first match against Georgia on 2 July 1991.

Two of their three best results in the 1990s years, came during the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 1996, with wins over Georgia (1-0) in Tbilisi and Wales (3-2) in Chi?in?u. In 2007, Moldova obtained a very good result, defeating Hungary 3-0 in Chi?in?u in Euro 2008 qualifying. Their best recent result was a 5-2 win over Montenegro during 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. The team has never qualified for the final stages of the UEFA European Championship nor the FIFA World Cup as of present time.

Following Moldova's 4-0 defeat to England in September 1997, British writer and comedian Tony Hawks travelled to Moldova to challenge and beat all 11 Moldovan international footballers at tennis. The feature film version of the book of the same name, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, was filmed in and around Chi?in?u in May and June 2010 and was released in the spring of 2012.

History

The Moldovan Football Federation was founded in 1990. However, Moldova did not play an official international match until 1991, when Moldova lost to Georgia.

Moldova's first attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup was in 1998, but they failed to qualify. Moldova has finished either last or second last in all tournament qualifying campaigns entered to date, except UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying, in which they finished fifth in the seven-team Group C with 12 points.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1938 Part of  Romania
1950 to 1990 Part of  Soviet Union
United States 1994 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member[3]
France 1998 Did not qualify 8 0 0 8 2 21
South Korea Japan 2002 10 1 3 6 6 20
Germany 2006 10 1 2 7 5 16
South Africa 2010 10 0 3 7 6 18
Brazil 2014 10 3 2 5 12 17
Russia 2018 10 0 2 8 4 23
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Total 0/6 58 5 12 41 35 115

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
1960 to 1992 Part of  Soviet Union and CIS-euro92-flag.png CIS
England 1996 Did not qualify 10 3 0 7 11 27
Belgium Netherlands 2000 8 0 4 4 7 17
Portugal 2004 8 2 0 6 5 19
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 3 3 6 12 19
Poland Ukraine 2012 10 3 0 7 12 16
France 2016 10 0 2 8 4 16
Europe 2020 10 1 0 9 4 26
Germany 2024 To be determined
Total 0/7 68 12 9 47 55 140

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Position Pld W D L GF GA
2018-19 D 48th 6 2 3 1 4 5
2020-21 C To be determined
Total 6 2 3 1 4 5

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Serbia 10 6 3 1 20 10 +10 21 Qualification to 2-2 1-1 3-2 1-0 3-0
2  Republic of Ireland 10 5 4 1 12 6 +6 19 Advance to 0-1 0-0 1-1 1-0 2-0
3  Wales 10 4 5 1 13 6 +7 17 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 4-0
4  Austria 10 4 3 3 14 12 +2 15 3-2 0-1 2-2 1-1 2-0
5  Georgia 10 0 5 5 8 14 −6 5 1-3 1-1 0-1 1-2 1-1
6  Moldova 10 0 2 8 4 23 −19 2 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-1 2-2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification France Turkey Iceland Albania Andorra Moldova
1  France 10 8 1 1 25 6 +19 25 Qualify for final tournament 1-1 4-0 4-1 3-0 2-1
2  Turkey 10 7 2 1 18 3 +15 23 2-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 4-0
3  Iceland 10 6 1 3 14 11 +3 19 0-1 2-1 1-0 2-0 3-0
4  Albania 10 4 1 5 16 14 +2 13 0-2 0-2 4-2 2-2 2-0
5  Andorra 10 1 1 8 3 20 −17 4 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-3 1-0
6  Moldova 10 1 0 9 4 26 −22 3 1-4 0-4 1-2 0-4 1-0
Source: UEFA

Fixtures and results

Recent results

2018-19 UEFA Nations League

Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

2018-19 UEFA Nations League


2018-19 UEFA Nations League

Referee: Georgios Kominis (Greece)

2018-19 UEFA Nations League


Friendly match

Titanic Resort Stadium, Antalya
Referee: Vladimir Gerasimov (Lithuania)

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying


UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Turkey 4-0 Moldova
Kald?r?m Goal 24
Tosun Goal 2654
Ayhan Goal 70
Report

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying


UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying


UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Moldova 0-4 Turkey
Report Tosun Goal 3779
Türüç Goal 57
Yaz?c? Goal 88

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying


UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Moldova 0-4 Albania
Report Cikalleshi Goal 22
Bare Goal 34
Trashi Goal 40
Manaj Goal 90



UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

France 2-1 Moldova
Varane Goal 35
Giroud Goal 79 (pen.)
Report Ra Goal 9

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying


Friendly

Referee: Saoud Al-Athba (Qatar)

Friendly match


Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the Friendly Match against Sweden on January 9, 2020.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nicolai Calancea (1986-09-29) 29 September 1986 (age 33) 19 0 Moldova Dun?rea C?l?ra?i
1GK Denis Rusu (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 29) 1 0 Romania Politehnica Ia?i
1GK Nicolai Cebotari (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni

2DF Igor Arma? (Captain) (1987-07-14) 14 July 1987 (age 32) 58 5 Romania Voluntari
2DF Dinu Graur (1994-12-27) 27 December 1994 (age 25) 16 0 Romania Astra Giurgiu
2DF Sergiu Pl?tic? (1991-06-09) 9 June 1991 (age 28) 14 0 Moldova Milsami Orhei
2DF Anatolie Prepeli (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 22) 3 0 Latvia Spartaks J?rmala
2DF Constantin Bogdan (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 26) 2 0 Moldova Milsami Orhei
2DF Maxim Foc?a (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 27) 1 0 Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni
2DF Denis Marandici (1996-09-18) 18 September 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal União de Leiria

3MF Andrei Cojocari (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 33) 39 2 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti
3MF Artur P?tra? (1988-10-01) 1 October 1988 (age 31) 29 0 Moldova Zimbru Chi?in?u
3MF Eugeniu Cociuc (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 26) 19 0 Azerbaijan Sabah
3MF Dan Sp?taru (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 25) 9 0 Latvia FK Liep?ja
3MF Gheorghe Anton (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 27) 8 0 Azerbaijan Zira
3MF Vadim Ra (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 26) 7 1 Romania Chindia Târgovi?te
3MF Dan Taras (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 25) 3 0 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti
3MF Cristian Dros (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Romania Politehnica Timi?oara

4FW Alexandru Suvorov (1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 (age 33) 57 7 Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni
4FW Vladimir Ambros (1993-12-30) 30 December 1993 (age 26) 12 1 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti
4FW Alexandru Boiciuc (1997-08-21) 21 August 1997 (age 22) 9 0 Ukraine Karpaty Lviv

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Alexei Ko?elev (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 26) 21 0 Netherlands Fortuna Sittard v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
GK Dumitru Celeadnic (1992-04-23) 23 April 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
GK Stanislav Nama?co (1986-11-10) 10 November 1986 (age 33) 46 0 Azerbaijan Ke?la v.  Albania, 11 June 2019

DF Veaceslav Posmac (1990-11-07) 7 November 1990 (age 29) 37 2 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
DF Ion Jardan (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 (age 30) 29 0 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
DF Oleg Reabciuk (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 22) 16 0 Portugal Paços de Ferreira v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
DF Artur Cr?ciun (1998-06-29) 29 June 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Romania Universitatea Cluj v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
DF Artiom Rozgoniuc (1995-10-01) 1 October 1995 (age 24) 10 0 Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
DF ?tefan Efros (1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 29) 3 0 Moldova Speran?a Nisporeni v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
DF Victor Mudrac (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 25) 3 0 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
DF Alexandru Epureanu RET (1986-09-27) 27 September 1986 (age 33) 91 8 Turkey ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir v.  Turkey, 25 March 2019

MF Artur Ioni (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 29) 45 3 Italy Cagliari v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF Alexandru Antoniuc (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 30) 44 3 Moldova Milsami Orhei v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF Radu Gînsari (1991-12-10) 10 December 1991 (age 28) 39 7 Russia Krylia Sovetov Samara v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF C?t?lin Carp (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 26) 29 1 Russia Ufa v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF Eugen Zasavi?chi (1992-11-24) 24 November 1992 (age 27) 1 0 Belarus Dnyapro Mogilev v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF Alexandr Belousov (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF Evgheni Oancea (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 24) 0 0 Russia SKA-Khabarovsk v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
MF Eugeniu Cebotaru (1984-10-16) 16 October 1984 (age 35) 65 1 Romania Academica Clinceni v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
MF Alexandru Dedov (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 30) 55 3 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
MF Maxim Mihaliov (1986-08-22) 22 August 1986 (age 33) 13 0 Moldova Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
MF Constantin Sandu (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 26) 6 0 Moldova Speran?a Nisporeni v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
MF Iaser ?urcan (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Moldova Petrocub Hînce?ti v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
MF Valeriu Macri?chii (1996-02-13) 13 February 1996 (age 24) 1 0 Moldova Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
MF Mihail Ghecev (1997-11-05) 5 November 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol v.  Turkey, 10 September 2019

FW Eugen Sidorenco (1989-03-19) 19 March 1989 (age 30) 35 7 Albania Vllaznia v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
FW Vitalie Dama?can (1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 21) 14 1 Netherlands Fortuna Sittard v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
FW Nicolae Milinceanu (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 27) 10 1 Liechtenstein Vaduz v.  Iceland, 17 November 2019
FW Virgiliu Postolachi WIT (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0 France Lille v.  France, 14 November 2019
FW Maxim Cojocaru (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol v.  Albania, 14 October 2019
FW Vadim Cemîrtan (1987-07-21) 21 July 1987 (age 32) 4 0 Moldova Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni v.  Turkey, 10 September 2019
FW Ion Nicolaescu (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 21) 5 0 Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk v.  Turkey, 25 March 2019
Notes
  • WIT Withdrew from squad.
  • INJ Injured, ill or recovering from surgery.
  • RET Retired from international football.

Player history

Players in bold are still active.

Last match updated was against  Sweden on 9 January 2020.

Most capped players

Rank Player Appearances Goals
1 Alexandru Epureanu 91 7
2 Victor Golovatenco 82 4
3 Radu Rebeja 74 2
4 Serghei Cle?cenco 69 11
5 Eugeniu Cebotaru 65 1
6 Alexandru Ga?can 63 5
7 Igor Arma? 58 5
8 Alexandru Suvorov 57 5
9 Ion Testemi?anu 56 5
10 Alexandru Dedov 55 3
Valeriu Catînsus 55 0

Top goalscorers

Clean Sheets

Moldova all-time record against all nations

Last match updated was against  Albania on 2019-10-14.

Managers

Statistics correct as of match played on 14 October 2019[5]
Coach Nat. Period Played Win Drawn Loss % Won
Ion Caras Moldova 1991-1992, 1992-1997 & 2012-2014 56 11 11 34 019.64
Evghenii Piunovschii [ru] Russia 1992 5 3 0 2 060.00
Ivan Daniliants Moldova 1998-1999 14 2 7 5 014.29
Alexandru Ma?iura Moldova 1999-2001 17 4 4 9 023.53
Alexandru Spiridon Moldova 2001 & 2018-2019 20 4 5 11 020.00
Viktor Pasulko Ukraine 2002-2006 35 7 8 20 020.00
Anatol Teslev Moldova 2006-2007 6 1 2 3 016.67
Igor Dobrovolski Russia 2007-2009 & 2016-2017 48 9 14 25 018.75
Gavril Balint Romania 2010-2011 18 5 2 11 027.78
Alexandru Curtianu Moldova 2014-2015 10 0 4 6 000.00
?tefan Stoica Romania 2015 3 0 0 3 000.00
Semen Altman Ukraine 2019 4 0 0 4 000.00
Engin F?rat Turkey 2019- 0 0 0 0 !--

Current sponsorship

The Official kit provider is currently manufactured by German sports company Jako since 2000.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ FIFA member since 16 June 1994.
  4. ^ "LOTUL FINAL AL NA?IONALEI PENTRU PARTIDA CU SUEDIA" [Enlarged national team for the matches with Sweden]. fmf.md (in Romanian). Moldovan Football Federation. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Moldova national team managers". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2017.

External links


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