This is the highest football league in Romania, formed in 1909 year and contains 14 professional clubs. The season is separated in 2 parts. First part is from 26 matches. Each team plays two matches against every other team from 1.Liga, one as host and one as guest. The clubs are ranked in table according to points won during these 26 matches. After the first part of competition is over first six clubs in end-season ranking are playing a champion play-off round to determine who will be the champion of Romania and will be qualified for UEFA Champion League. The teams from 2nd to 4th place are qualifying for UEFA Europa League same as the winner of the Cupa Romanei (Romanian Cup). If the winner of the cup is already registered for the UEFA tournament the next team gets the spot in UEFA Europa League. Last 8 clubs from end-season table are forming relegation group and play another 14 matches against each other to determine which three teams will be relegated to lower Liga II. Last two teams are relegated directly and their spots are taken from first two clubs from Liga II. 3rd last from 1.Liga and 3rd from Liga II are playing one more match to determine which one of them will play in 1.Liga and which in Liga II.