2007–08 FC Steaua București season

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Steaua București
2007–08 season
President Valeriu Argăseală
Manager Gheorghe Hagi
Massimo Pedrazzini
Marius Lăcătuș
Liga I 2nd
Cupa României Round of 16
UEFA Champions League Group stage, 4th
Top goalscorer League: Nicolae Dică (9)
All: Nicolae Dică (10)

This page covers all relevant details regarding FC Steaua București for all official competitions inside the 2007–08 season.

Players[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Total spending: €11,06M
Player From Fee
Romania Eric Bicfalvi Romania Jiul Petroșanii €0.3M
Romania Valentin Bădoi Germany Rapid București €0.55M
Romania Mihai Guriță Germany Farul Constanța €0.1M
Romania Cosmin Vâtcă Romania Oțelul Galați €0.5M
Romania Adrian Neaga South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma €0.61M
Nigeria Ifeanyi Emeghara Romania Politehnica Știința Timișoara €1.2M
Poland Paweł Golański Poland Korona Kielce €1.3M
Romania Alexandru Iacob Romania Corvinul Hunedoara €0.4M
Romania Emil Ninu Romania Progresul București €0.2M
Colombia Róbinson Zapata Colombia Cúcuta Deportivo €0.5M
Romania Ionuț Rada Romania Rapid București €0.8M
Romania Dorel Zaharia Romania Gloria Bistrița €0.5M
Romania Mihăiță Pleșan Romania Politehnica Știința Timișoara €1.5M
Romania Romeo Surdu Romania CFR Cluj €1M
Central African Republic Habib Habibou Belgium Charleroi Loan
Nigeria Dino Eze Romania Gloria Buzau €0.2M
Colombia Pepe Moreno Argentina Independiente Loan
Peru Andrés Mendoza Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk Free
Colombia Dayro Moreno Colombia Once Caldas €1.4M
Romania Răzvan Ochiroșii Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Alexandru Iacob Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Alin Lițu Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Emil Ninu Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Alexandru Tudose Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Eric Bicfalvi Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Nigeria Dino Eze Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Brazil André Nunes Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Valentin Simion Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Vasilică Cristocea Romania Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț Back from loan
Romania Marius Croitoru Romania Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț Back from loan

Out[edit]

Total income: €5,06M
Player New team Fee
Romania Daniel Oprița Romania Dinamo București Free
Romania Stelian Stancu Romania Politehnica Știința Timișoara €0.2M
Romania Sorin Paraschiv Italy Rimini €0.5M
Brazil Élton Saudi Arabia Al-Nasr €0.5M
France Cyril Théréau Belgium Anderlecht €2.9M
Israel Klemi Saban Israel Maccabi Netanya Free
Romania Gigel Coman Romania Universitatea Cluj €0.1M
Romania Gabriel Boștină Romania Dinamo București €0.1M
Romania Mihai Guriță Romania Farul Constanța Free
Brazil Andrey Brazil Cruzeiro Released
Romania Valentin Bădoi Romania Politehnica Știința Timișoara Free
Romania Dorel Zaharia Romania UTA Arad €0.26M
Romania Victoraș Iacob Germany Kaiserslautern €0.5M
Romania Vasilică Cristocea Romania Steaua II București Second team
Romania Marius Croitoru Romania Steaua II București Second team
Romania Alexandru Iacob Romania Steaua II București Second team

Loan out[edit]

Player Team
Romania Alexandru Iacob Romania Gloria Buzău
Romania Alin Lițu Romania Gloria Buzău
Romania Emil Ninu Romania Gloria Buzău
Romania Alexandru Tudose Romania Gloria Buzău
Romania Eric Bicfalvi Romania Gloria Buzău
Nigeria Dino Eze Romania Gloria Buzău
Brazil André Nunes Romania Gloria Buzău
Romania Valentin Simion Romania Gloria Buzău
Romania Vasilică Cristocea Romania Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Romania Marius Croitoru Romania Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț

Statistics[edit]

Player stats[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Liga I Cupa României UEFA Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Colombia GK Róbinson Zapata 42 0 33 0 0 0 9 0
3 Romania DF Dorin Goian 31 5 23 2 0 0 8 3
4 Poland DF Paweł Golański 27 1 21 1 2 0 4 0
5 Romania DF Ionuț Rada 28 1 17 1 1 0 10 0
6 Romania MF Mirel Rădoi 19 0 16 0 0 0 3 0
8 Romania MF Ovidiu Petre 35 3 26 2 0 0 9 1
9 Romania FW Valentin Badea 24 4 16 2 2 1 6 1
10 Romania FW Nicolae Dică 40 10 30 9 0 0 10 1
11 Central African Republic FW Habib Habibou 8 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
12 Romania GK Cornel Cernea 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
13 Nigeria DF Ifeanyi Emeghara 18 0 12 0 1 0 5 0
15 Romania DF Mihai Neșu 26 0 21 0 0 0 5 0
16 Romania MF Bănel Nicoliță 35 4 27 3 0 0 8 1
17 Romania DF Eugen Baciu 17 0 14 0 2 0 1 0
18 Romania DF Petre Marin 26 0 18 0 1 0 7 0
20 Romania MF Florin Lovin 32 0 24 0 0 0 8 0
21 Romania FW Răzvan Ochiroșii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Colombia FW Pepe Moreno 15 5 15 5 0 0 0 0
23 Romania MF Mihăiță Pleșan[1] 15 2 14 2 0 0 1 0
24 Romania DF Sorin Ghionea 12 1 12 1 0 0 0 0
25 Romania FW Adrian Neaga 35 4 26 3 1 0 8 1
27 Colombia FW Dayro Moreno 11 5 11 5 0 0 0 0
29 Peru FW Andrés Mendoza 15 2 15 2 0 0 0 0
82 Romania GK Cosmin Vâtcă 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
84 Romania FW Romeo Surdu 20 0 12 0 2 0 6 0
Players sold or loaned out during the season
2 Romania DF Emil Ninu 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7 Romania MF Eric Bicfalvi 15 1 9 1 2 0 4 0
11 Romania MF Gabriel Boștină 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Romania MF Vasilică Cristocea 13 0 8 0 2 0 3 0
19 Romania FW Victoraș Iacob 12 2 7 2 1 0 4 0
26 Romania MF Marius Croitoru 21 0 12 0 1 0 8 0
26 Nigeria FW Dino Eze 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Romania MF Valentin Bădoi 17 0 10 0 2 0 5 0
30 Romania FW Dorel Zaharia 22 7 14 1 2 3 6 3
31 Romania DF Alexandru Iacob 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Romania FW Mihai Guriță[2] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Competitions[edit]

Liga I[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 Liga I

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 CFR Cluj (C) 34 23 7 4 52 22 +30 76 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Steaua București 34 23 6 5 51 19 +32 75 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Rapid București 34 18 7 9 52 31 +21 61 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round RAP: 7 pts
DIN: 5 pts
UNI: 3 pts
4 Dinamo București 34 17 10 7 55 36 +19 61
5 Unirea Urziceni 34 16 13 5 42 24 +18 61

Source: (Romanian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
notes
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Cupa României[edit]

Results[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Second qualifying round[edit]
Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group H standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Sevilla 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15
England Arsenal 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 6 1 2 3 5 16 -11 5
Romania Steaua București 6 0 1 5 4 10 -6 1
Results[edit]

Staff[edit]

Management[edit]

Administration[edit]

  • President: Valeriu Argăseală
  • Vicepresident: Iulian Ghiorghișor
  • Scouting Manager: Mario Branco
  • Marketing Director: Andreea Chiriloiu
  • Press Officer: Cătălin Făiniși

Board Room[edit]

  • Chairman: George Becali
  • Vice-Chairman: Teia Sponte
  • Board Room Members: Lucian Becali, Vasile Geambazi
  • Censor: Victor Manole, Mariana Istudor
  • Supplementary Censors: Virgil Laurențiu Găman, Maria Apostoiu
  • Stock Holders: Vasile Geambazi (37%), Constantin Geambazi (30%), Cătălin Ciubotă (26%), Tomaida Bădescu (4%), Marius Ianuli (3%)[4]

Youth Centre Staff[edit]

  • General Manager: Leonard Strizu
  • Coordinator: Gigel Gheorghe
  • Physiotherapist: George Mărculescu
  • Fitness Coach: Ciprian Prună

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Mihăiță Pleșan played 2 games for Politehnica Știința Timișoara in Liga I before signing and scored 3 goals.
  2. ^ Mihai Guriță played 4 games for FC Gloria Buzău in Liga I as a loaned by Steaua București and scored 0 goals.
  3. ^ Following 2-matchday suspension from previous season
  4. ^ It is assumed though that, given George Becali's influence over the club, these stock holders have been elected by Becali himself as trustworthy people.