CFR Cluj is a Romanian football club from Cluj- Napoca. He plays since 2004 in the highest Romanian football league, Liga 1, and won the 2008, 2010 and 2012 the Romanian Championship and 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Romanian Cup.
CFR Cluj is the oldest football club in the city and was (Hungarian for Cluj railroaders Sports Club) founded in 1907 as Kolozsvári Vasutas Sports Club. In 1919, after Transylvania Romania was awarded the club in CFR ( dec for railway company in Romania ) was renamed Cluj.
1975 and 2006 came CFR Cluj in 5th place in the Romanian League 1, 2007 reached the CFR Cluj 3rd place in the Romanian Liga 1 - so that they were entitled to compete in the qualification for the UEFA Cup. In the second qualifying round, they had to under new coach Ioan Andone but at home on August 16, 2007, 1-3 against the Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta beaten by what they see on Cyprus on 30 August 2007 by a 0-0 no longer could make up.
2008 and 2010: Twice the Double
After the first half of the 2007/08 season CFR Cluj was undefeated and had a seven-point lead over the second-place Rapid Bucharest. In the spring of Steaua Bucharest caught up and took the third last match of the standings. Nevertheless CFR Cluj with a 1-0 win on the last game against city rivals Universitatea Cluj for the first time in club history the Romanian champions, two points ahead of second- placed Steaua Bucharest. This makes them qualified for the group stage of the Champions League 2008 /09.
10 May 2008 CFR Cluj won the Romanian Cup final against Unirea Urziceni 2-1 Valahorum and was first in the club's history of Romanian Cup Winners' Cup. The starting eleven of the season was Nuno Claro ( Stăncioiu ) - Tony, Cadú, Galiassi, Panin - Trică, Dani, Leão, Culio - Semedo, Fabbiani. Often Didi played ( just before the winter break ) and Ruiz and Dubarbier (additions during the winter break ).
CFR Cluj played in the group stage of the Champions League 2008 /09 against Chelsea, Roma and Bordeaux.
DC in his first appearance in the Champions League the club managed a small sensation by was able to land a 2-1 away win to the three-time Italian champions and current Vice -up AS Roma. In addition, we reached on the second matchday of the group stage 0-0 draw against Chelsea ( finalist last year ). However, the rest of the season was not very successful and with Ioan Andone, Maurizio Trombetta, Aleš Jindra and Toni dissolved successively four head coach from. From November 15 2009 to 12 September 2010 was the Italian Andrea Mandorlini coach of CFR Cluj, who led the club to re- double: the Championship and the Romanian Cup victory. As coach then took over Sorin Cârţu which was released on 25 November 2010, after which Alin Minteuan promoted to head coach. After the last game of the season 2010/11 Jorge Costa was presented as successor of Minteuan in the office of head coach on May 22, 2011.
2012: The new title
Although CFR was the leader, Costa was released on April 8, 2012 after the 0-5 home defeat in the championship game against Rapid Bucharest and replaced by returnees Ioan Andone. This led the team one game left in the season to his third championship in 2012. According poor results early in the season 2012/13 Andone released his contract on 24 October 2012 after a 1-1 draw with Galatasaray in the Champions League.
Squad 2013/14 season
Well-known former players
For all players, who since the rise in the Divizia A ( 2004) Cluj at least completed a game, see list of players from CFR Cluj.
- Romania George Ciorceri (2003)
- Romania Aurel Şunda ( April 2004 to summer 2005)
- Romania Dorinel Munteanu (summer 2005 to October 2006)
- Italy Cristiano Bergodi ( October 2006-May 2007 )
- Romania Ioan Andone (25th May 2007 to August 2008, April 9, 2012 to October 24, 2012 )
- Italy Maurizio Trombetta ( August 2008-January 2009 )
- Czech Republic Aleš Jindra (January 2009 to 5 April 2009)
- Portugal Toni (April 5, 2009 to November 11, 2009 )
- Italy Andrea Mandorlini (November 15, 2009 to September 12, 2010 )
- Romania Sorin Cârţu (September 12, 2010 to November 25, 2010 )
- Romania Alin Minteuan ( November 25, 2010 to 22 May 2011 )
- Portugal Jorge Costa ( May 22, 2011 to 8 April 2012)
- Romania Ioan Andone ( April 2012-October 2012 )
- Romania Francisc Dican ( interim coach ) ( October 2012 )
- Portugal Paulo Sérgio ( October 2012-April 2013 )
- Romania Eugen Trică ( April 2013 until summer 2013)
- Romania Mircea Rednic ( Summer 2013 to August 2013)
- Romania Petre Grigoraş ( August 2013-December 2013 )
- Hungary Vasile Miriuţă (since December 2013)
- Romanian champions (3): 2007/ 08, 2009/10, 2011/12
- Romanian Cup Winners (3): 2007/ 08, 2008/ 09, 2009/10
- Romanian Super Cup Winners (2): 2009, 2010