2008–09 FC Steaua București season

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Steaua București
2008–09 season
President Valeriu Argăseală
Manager Marius Lăcătuș
Massimo Pedrazzini (caretak.)
Dorinel Munteanu
Marius Lăcătuș
Massimo Pedrazzini (caretak.)
Liga I 6th
Cupa României Round of 32
Champions League Group stage, 4th
Top goalscorer League: Pantelis Kapetanos, Bogdan Stancu (11)
All: Pantelis Kapetanos, Bogdan Stancu (11)
Highest home attendance 24,343[1] vs Galatasaray
(27 August 2008)
Lowest home attendance 11,218[1] vs Gloria Buzău
(25 October 2008)
Average home league attendance 14,895[1]
Home colours
Away colours

This page covers all relevant details regarding FC Steaua București for all official competitions inside the 2008–09 season. These are Liga I, Cupa României and UEFA Champions League.

Players[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Total spending: €7,15M
Player From Fee
Romania János Székely Romania Oțelul Galați €1.5M
Romania Bogdan Stancu Germany Unirea Urziceni €1M
Romania Claudiu Ionescu Germany Gloria Buzău Free
Romania Robert Neagoe Romania Dacia Mioveni €0.1M
Romania Ciprian Tătărușanu Romania Gloria Bistrița €1.5M
Portugal Tiago Gomes Portugal Estrela da Amadora Loan
Brazil Arthuro Spain Deportivo Alavés €0.55M
Greece Pantelis Kapetanos Greece AEK Athens Free
Colombia Juan Toja United States Dallas €0.58M
Spain Abel Spain Real Murcia €0.2M
Bolivia Ricardo Pedriel Bolivia Wilstermann €0.17M
Romania George Ogăraru Netherlands Ajax Loan
Romania Andrei Ionescu Romania Universitatea Craiova €0.5M
Portugal António Semedo Romania CFR Cluj €0.95M
Romania Emil Ninu Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Vlad Rusu Romania Steaua II București Promoted
Romania Lucian Filip Romania Steaua II București Promoted
Romania Dorinel Munteanu Romania Universitatea Cluj €0.1M
Romania Valentin Badea Greece Panserraikos Back from loan
Romania Alexandru Tudose Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Eric Bicfalvi Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Alin Lițu Romania Gloria Buzău Back from loan
Romania Robert Neagoe Romania Gloria Bistrița Back from loan
Romania Cezar Lungu Romania Steaua II București Promoted
Romania Mihai Onicaș Romania Steaua II București Promoted

Out[edit]

Total income: €9M
Player New team Fee
Nigeria Dino Eze Romania Gloria Buzău Free
Central African Republic Habib Habibou Belgium Charleroi End of loan
Peru Andrés Mendoza Mexico Monarcas Morelia End of contract
Colombia Pepe Moreno Argentina Independiente End of loan
Romania Nicolae Dică Italy Catania €2M
Brazil André Nunes Brazil Malucelli Released
Romania Claudiu Ionescu Romania Gloria Buzău Free
Romania Mihai Neșu Netherlands Utrecht €1M
Spain Abel Spain Xerez Released
Brazil Arthuro Russia Terek Grozny Released
Romania Dorinel Munteanu Romania Universitatea Cluj Released
Romania Valentin Badea Romania Steaua II București Second team
Romania Robert Neagoe Romania Steaua II București Second team
Romania Adrian Neaga Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku Released
Romania Mirel Rădoi Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal €6M

Loan out[edit]

Player Team Until
Romania Emil Ninu Romania Gloria Buzău September 2008
Romania Alexandru Tudose Romania Gloria Buzău December 2008
Romania Eric Bicfalvi Romania Gloria Buzău December 2008
Romania Alin Lițu Romania Gloria Buzău December 2008
Romania Valentin Badea Greece Panserraikos December 2008
Romania Robert Neagoe Romania Gloria Bistrița January 2009
Romania Ciprian Tătărușanu Romania Gloria Bistrița May 2009
Romania Emil Ninu Romania Gloria Bistrița May 2009
Romania Valentin Simion Romania Pandurii Târgu Jiu May 2009
Romania Romeo Surdu Romania Brașov May 2009
Romania Cosmin Vâtcă Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș May 2009
Romania Ionuț Rada Romania Otopeni May 2009
Romania Daniel Bălan Cyprus Alki Larnaca May 2009

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 41 -40 33 -26 0 0 8 -14
2 Romania DF George Ogăraru 24 0 20 0 0 0 4 0
3 Romania DF Dorin Goian 33 2 26 1 0 0 7 1
4 Poland DF Paweł Golański 20 0 16 0 1 0 3 0
7 Romania MF János Székely 20 1 16 1 0 0 4 0
8 Romania MF Ovidiu Petre 17 2 11 1 0 0 6 1
9 Portugal MF António Semedo 30 3 24 3 0 0 6 0
10 Colombia FW Dayro Moreno 35 6 27 5 0 0 8 1
11 Romania FW Alin Lițu 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
12 Romania GK Cornel Cernea 2 -1 2 -1 0 0 0 0
13 Nigeria DF Ifeanyi Emeghara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Colombia MF Juan Toja 28 2 23 2 0 0 5 0
15 Romania DF Alexandru Tudose 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 Romania MF Bănel Nicoliță 33 5 26 3 0 0 7 2
17 Romania DF Eugen Baciu 12 0 10 0 1 0 1 0
18 Romania DF Petre Marin 36 0 28 0 0 0 8 0
19 Romania MF Andrei Ionescu 9 0 8 0 1 0 0 0
20 Romania MF Florin Lovin 30 1 23 1 0 0 7 0
21 Romania FW Răzvan Ochiroșii 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
22 Bolivia FW Ricardo Pedriel 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
23 Romania MF Mihăiță Pleșan 10 0 8 0 1 0 1 0
24 Romania DF Sorin Ghionea 36 0 28 0 1 0 7 0
26 Romania MF Eric Bicfalvi 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
28 Romania FW Bogdan Stancu 35 11 29 11 1 0 5 0
30 Portugal MF Tiago Gomes 31 0 24 0 1 0 6 0
31 Romania MF Mihai Onicaș 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
33 Romania GK Cezar Lungu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Romania DF Lucian Filip 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Greece FW Pantelis Kapetanos 27 11 23 11 0 0 4 0
36 Romania FW Vlad Rusu 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Players sold or loaned out during the season
5 Romania DF Ionuț Rada 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
6 Romania MF Mirel Rădoi 20 1 13 1 0 0 7 0
9 Romania FW Valentin Badea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Brazil FW Arthuro 14 2 9 1 0 0 5 1
15 Romania DF Mihai Neșu 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
19 Romania MF Claudiu Ionescu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Romania FW Adrian Neaga 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
26 Spain MF Abel 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
33 Romania MF Robert Neagoe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 Romania MF Dorinel Munteanu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
82 Romania GK Cosmin Vâtcă 1 -2 0 0 1 -2 0 0
84 Romania FW Romeo Surdu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Winter-break goals
Player Goals
Romania Bogdan Stancu 4
Greece Pantelis Kapetanos 3
Romania Ovidiu Petre 2
Romania Alin Lițu
Colombia Dayro Moreno
Brazil Arthuro 1
Romania George Ogăraru
Bolivia Ricardo Pedriel
Pre-season goals
Player Goals
Romania Bogdan Stancu 3
Romania János Székely 1
Romania Florin Lovin
Romania Romeo Surdu
Romania Mihăiță Pleșan
Romania Bănel Nicoliță
Romania Valentin Badea
Romania Mirel Rădoi
Romania Adrian Neaga
Colombia Dayro Moreno

Start formations[edit]

Qnt Formation Match(es)
17 4-4-1-1 1, 3, TQR1, 4, 5, TQR2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 31
10 4-4-2 2, 8, UCL2, CR32, 12, 17, UCL6, 29, 30, 33
8 4-2-3-1 UCL1, 11, UCL3, 15, 16, UCL5, 32, 34
5 4-1-4-1 18, 20, 23, 24, 25
2 4-3-3 13, UCL4
1 4-3-2-1 14

Last updated: 19:31, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches
Only competitive matches.


Starting XI[edit]

No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
1 GK  COL Rufay
18 LB  ROM P. Marin
24 CB  ROM Ghionea
3 CB  ROM Goian
2 RB  ROM Ogăraru
14 LW  COL Toja
10 CM  COL Dayro Moreno
30 CM  POR Tiago Gomes
16 RW  ROM Nicoliță
28 FW  ROM Stancu
35 FW  GRE Kapetanos

Source: Squad stats and Start formations.
Only competitive matches.
Using the most used start formation.
Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Player Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
Liga + Cupa UCL Liga + Cupa UCL Liga + Cupa UCL
1 Colombia Róbinson Zapata 1
2 Romania George Ogăraru 8
3 Romania Dorin Goian 10 4
4 Poland Paweł Golański 8 1 1
6 Romania Mirel Rădoi 3 2
7 Romania János Székely 2
8 Romania Ovidiu Petre 2 2
9 Portugal António Semedo 3 1
10 Colombia Dayro Moreno 4 1
11 Romania Alin Lițu 1
11 Brazil Arthuro 2 1
14 Colombia Juan Toja 3 1
15 Romania Mihai Neșu 1
16 Romania Bănel Nicoliță 4 4
17 Romania Eugen Baciu 2
18 Romania Petre Marin 5 1 1
19 Romania Andrei Ionescu 1
20 Romania Florin Lovin 7 2 1 1
21 Romania Răzvan Ochiroșii 2
23 Romania Mihăiță Pleșan 1
24 Romania Sorin Ghionea 5 1
25 Romania Adrian Neaga 1
28 Romania Bogdan Stancu 3 2
30 Portugal Tiago Gomes 4
35 Greece Pantelis Kapetanos 5 1

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final position / round First match Last match
Liga I 6th 30 July 2008 10 June 2009
Cupa României Round of 32 Round of 32 14 October 2008
Champions League Third qualifying round 4th / Group stage 13 August 2008 10 December 2008

Liga I[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 Liga I

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
4 CFR Cluj 34 16 11 7 44 26 +18 59 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
5 Vaslui 34 17 6 11 44 37 +7 57 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
6 Steaua București 34 14 14 6 44 27 +17 56 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round STE 2–1 CRA
CRA 0–0 STE
7 Universitatea Craiova 34 15 11 8 44 25 +19 56
8 Rapid București 34 16 7 11 44 34 +10 55 RAP 3–1 BRA
BRA 0–0 RAP
9 Brașov 34 14 13 7 35 25 +10 55

Source: LPF (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
FC Timișoara were deducted 6 points after not respecting a ruling from CAS.[2] However, this decision has been revoken by the CAS on 11 June 2009.[3]
1Cupa României 2008-09 winners.
(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.
* Argeș has been relegated to Liga II for next season due to bribery of referees. ** Gaz were originally relegated but will stay in the league due to Argeș being relegated over the bribery scandal.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 14 14 6 44 27 +17 56 9 7 1 28 12 +16 5 7 5 16 15 +1

Last updated: 19:31, 10 June 2009 (UTC).
Source: Betexplorer

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A
Result L W W W D W W W D D L D D D D D W D L W D W L D W D W W W D L L W D
Position 13 8 7 5 6 4 2 1 3 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 6 6 6 8 7 8 7 7 6 6 4 4 4 7 7 6 6

Last updated: 19:31, 10 June 2009 (UTC).
Source: LPF
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Cupa României[edit]

Results[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group F standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 14
France Lyon 6 3 2 1 14 10 +4 11
Italy Fiorentina 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6
Romania Steaua București 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1
Results[edit]

Non competitive matches[edit]

Staff[edit]

Management[edit]

Administration[edit]

  • President: Valeriu Argăseală
  • Vicepresident: Iulian Ghiorghișor
  • Executive Director: Ovidiu Costeșin
  • Marketing Director: Florin Cioran
  • Press Officer: Cătălin Făiniși

Board Room[edit]

  • Owner: 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%)

Youth Centre Staff[edit]

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

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Media de spectatori in sezonul 2008-2009" (in Romanian). Steaua. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Minus 6" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 4 September 2008. Archived from the original on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Six points given back to Timisoara". Court of Arbitration for Sports. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009.