FC Universitatea Craiova

FC Universitatea Craiova is a Romanian football club based in Craiova.


The club was founded in 1948 as a sports club under the name of CSU Craiova. 1950 the company was renamed in StiinTa Craiova. More name changes were made in the years 1966 ( CS Universitatea Craiova in accordance with the University of Craiova ) and 1992 after the spin-off of the football department for FC Universitatea Craiova present name. The südrumänische traditional club is a four-time champion and six-time Romanian Romanian Cup Winners' Cup. He was up to the 2007/ 08 season, the last from non- Bucharest club to win the Romanian Cup ( season 1990 /91).

After his descent from the highest Romanian league ( Divizia A) in the 2004/05 season was Adrian Mititelu new patron of the association, who played one season in Divizia B and direct resurgence managed in July 2005.

On 21 April 2007, Florin Cioroianu new coach of the team, the / 07 arrive in the last seven games of the 2006 season, six wins and a draw. After the home defeat against Unirea Urziceni on Matchday fifth the following season 2007/ 08 Cioroianu coach resigned on 25 August 2007. The former assistant coach Daniel Mogoşanu took over the training of the team on an interim basis. On 29 August 2007 Ovidiu Stîngă was introduced as the new coach, but broke up his contract on 18 September 2007 after just two league games, the defeats against Rapid Bucharest and UTA Arad, again. Daniel Mogoşanu jumped a second time as head coach until 9 October 2007, the Italian Nicolò Napoli began his second term in Craiova after 2004. 16 May 2009 Napoli was dismissed and replaced by his former assistant coach Ionel Gane.

Even in the new 2009/10 season, the coach carousel turned on. After seven games, the contract was resolved with Daniel Mogoşanu and a new Eugen Neagoe closed. In January 2010, took over the Dutchman Mark Wotte coach of the team, but was suspended after the home defeat on May 1, 2010 from Curtea de Arges iNTernational. In the following league game against Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ midfielder Eugen Trică sat in the dugout, on 10 May 2010, at the home defeat against CFR Cluj, it was George Bita and for the last two season games Laurentiu Reghecampf who will be for 14 May 2010 Office had resigned as Director of Sport at FC Snagov. As of June 25, 2010 Aurel Ţicleanu coached the team. After just five games, however, he was dismissed and replaced on 26 August 2010 by Eugen Neagoe. At the same time Victor Piţurcă took over the position of general manager at the club. On 11 January 2011 the contracts were dissolved with Piţurcă Neagoe and other caregivers. Aurel Ţicleanu and Nicolò Napoli were brought back as president and coach. After Universitatea had slipped in the table and on, Napoli coach was replaced on April 4, 2011 by Laurentiu Reghecampf. This was relieved again by Mititelu 1 May 2011 his office and replaced by Aurel Ţicleanu, the president of the association. After only one Meisterschaftsspielzog to Ţicleanu 7 May 2011 completely out of the club back, the president took office on 11 May 2011 Marian Iancu and new coach George Bita was. This could not avoid, after which the current team captain Dorel Stoica was named the new head coach on July 4, 2011 the sporting relegation at the end of the season.

On July 20, 2011 FC Universitatea Craiova was excluded for the time being due to numerous violations of the association's articles of incorporation, the Romanian Football Federation.


The association denies its home games in the ion - Oblemenco Stadium. After a dispute with the mayor of Craiova moved Adrian Mititelu, the patron of the association, the home games between January 31, 2010 and August 3, 2010 after Drobeta Turnu Severin. Trying to reverse this decision, failed in July 2010 and resulted in the resignation of President Ion Geolgău. It was not until the fourth Round of the 2010/11 season the club returned to Craiova.

National success

  • 4 time Romanian champions: 1974, 1980, 1981, 1991
  • 5 time Romanian runner-up: 1973, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1995
  • 7 times third place in the Romanian Cup: 1967, 1975, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1993
  • 11 Cup final appearances: 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000
  • 6 Cup victories: 1977 • 2-1 against Steaua Bucharest
  • 1978 • 3-1 against Olimpia Satu Mare
  • 1981 • 6-0 against Politehnica Timişoara
  • 1983 • 3-1 against Politehnica Timişoara
  • 1991 • 2-1 against FC Bacau
  • 1993 • 2-0 against Dacia Unirea Brăila

International success

  • UEFA Cup semi-finalists in 1983
  • 14 participations in the UEFA Cup

Well-known former players

  • Pavel Badea
  • Ilie Balaci
  • Iulian Bălan
  • Mircea Bornescu
  • Ovidiu Burcă
  • Rodion Cămătaru
  • Sorin Cârţu
  • Cristian Chivu
  • Gheorghe Craioveanu
  • Zoltan Crisan
  • Petre Deselnicu
  • Ion Dumitru
  • Ionel Gane
  • Ioan Viorel Ganea
  • Ion Geolgău
  • Victoraş Iacob
  • Silviu Lung
  • Eugen Neagoe
  • Nicolae Negrilă
  • Claudiu Niculescu
  • Ion Oblemenco
  • Corneliu Papură
  • Victor Piţurcă
  • Adrian Popescu
  • Gheorghe Popescu
  • Florin Prunea
  • Emil Săndoi
  • Costică Ştefănescu
  • Ovidiu Stîngă
  • Flavius ​​Stoican
  • Aurel Ţicleanu
  • Nicolae Tilihoi
  • Nicolae Ungureanu

Former coach (since 1964)

The following list includes all coaches Universitatea Craiova by since the first ascent in the Divizia A in the summer of 1964: