FC Astra Giurgiu

The FC Astra Giurgiu is a Romanian football club from Giurgiu. The club, the FC Astra Ploiesti was the name until September 2012, in Ploieşti was founded. The renaming was also the move from Astra Stadium in the Stadionul Marin Anastasovici. The first team plays since 2009 in Liga 1, the first Romanian football league.


The club was founded in 1934 and could rise in 1998 for the first time to the first division in Romania, where he played five years. 2003 merged the club with local rivals FC Petrolul Ploieşti. In 2005, the Association of Ioan Niculae was re-established. 2007, changed the name of the association in FC Ploiesti and thereafter at CSM Ploiesti. In January 2009, Marius Şumudică coach of the club. Following the appointment of Ion Moldovan as technical director Şumudică sparked on May 10, 2009 to his contract. Moldovan took over as coach and he succeeded in the end of season 2008/09, promotion to the League 1 at On 13 June 2009 will be returned to the old name Astra Ploiesti back and took instead of the previous colors of yellow and blue again the tradition colors black and white. Already after the third round of the 2009/10 season the coach Ion Moldovan was dismissed and replaced by the Italians Nicolò Napoli. This was replaced on April 19, 2010 by Marin Barbu, with which the club was able to prevent the immediate re descent. Was On 14 June 2010 with a new coach Mihai Stoichiţă presented, but this could not fulfill the expectations placed in him and was released on 31 August 2010, after Astra had won only four points in the first six championship games. From the 5th September 2010, the team was coached by Tibor Selymes, a placement in mid-table was reached with the 2010/11 season. But with two games after starting the season 2011/12 had Selymes 1 August 2011 to vacate his chair coach and was replaced on 11 August 2011 by Marius Şumudică. After ten championship games in which Astra had remained unbeaten, followed on 27 October 2011 From the Cupa României 2011/12 by a defeat against local rivals Petrolul Ploieşti. Three days later Şumudică was fired because he refused to follow the Auswechselanweisungen the patron Ioan Niculae, who had this added to the half-time break of the championship game against Rapid Bucharest .. On November 3, 2011 Tibor Selymes returned as a coach, he was but was released after the home defeat on December 17, 2011 compared CFR Cluj for the second time during the same season .. As the successor to the Portuguese Toni was presented on January 6, 2012 by which the club after poor results in the first five league matches, however, on 26 March. 2012 already parted again. He was replaced on 29 March 2012 by Mircea Rednic.


The second team of the club went to the end of the 2009/10 season in the Liga II and carried since their games in Giurgiu under the name Astra II Giurgiu from.

Former coach

  • Romania Marius Şumudică (January 2009 to May 10, 2009 August 11, 2011 to October 30, 2011)
  • Romania Ion Moldovan (10th May 2009 to August 2009 )
  • Nicolò Napoli Italy (August 2009 to 19 April 2010)
  • Romania Marin Barbu ( 19. April 2010 to June 2010, April 2013 )
  • Romania Mihai Stoichiţă (14 June 2010 to 31 August 2010)
  • Romania Tibor Selymes (September 5, 2010 to August 1, 2011, November 3, 2011 to December 17, 2011 )
  • Portugal Toni (January 6, 2012 to March 26, 2012 )
  • Romania Mircea Rednic ( March 29, 2012 bis May 2012)
  • Romania Bogdan Stelea ( June 2012-August 2012 )
  • Romania Gheorghe Mulţescu ( August 2012-October 2012 )
  • Romania Valentin Sinescu ( October 2012-April 2013 )
  • Romania Daniel Isaila ( since April 2013)