CS Concordia Chiajna

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Concordia Chiajna
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Full name Club Sportiv Concordia Chiajna
Founded 1957
Ground Stadionul Concordia
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Mircea Minea
Manager Marius Șumudică
League Liga I
2012–13 Liga I, 15th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

CS Concordia Chiajna is a Romanian football club founded in 1957 and based in Chiajna, Ilfov County. The team currently plays in the Liga I.

History[edit]

Concordia has struggled its entire existence in the lower leagues of Romania, when in 2007 they earned promotion to the Liga II for the first time.

They finished in second place in the 2010–11 Liga II season, behind Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ, being promoted for the first time in history to the Liga I.

In the first half of their debut season in Liga I, Concordia failed to impress, and never left the relegation places. In the mid-season, Laurenţiu Reghecampf was brought as manager, and he changed almost the entire squad, bringing 17 new players.[1] Little by little, the team started to win, among its victims being bigger names like Oţelul Galaţi, Rapid and the future champions CFR Cluj. As a result, the club climbed outside the relegation zone and finished the season in the first half of the table (ninth place). Because of this impressive results, after the season, Reghecampf was named manager at Steaua Bucureşti. His place at Concordia was taken by Ilie Stan. Under his spell, Concordia maintained its place in the upper half of the standings for the first half of the 2012-13 season. But in the second half the team failed to find the same rhythm and after six consecutive losses, Concordia entered the battle to avoid relegation. With a total of 16 games in a row without a win, Concordia finished the season on the 15th spot, similar with a relegation to Liga II after two years in the first division. At the end of the season, Ilie Stan resigned, alongside his entire technical team.[2] Ionuț Chirilă replaced Stan as manager of the theam. Concordia Chiajna successfully remained in the first division, playing a relegation play-off with Rapid. The play-off was played on 13 July 2013 and won by Rapid, with 2-1, after extra-time. The FRF decision was contested by Concordia at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. On 2 August, CAS decided that Concordia Chiajna should play in Liga I and Rapid is relegated to second division. The results of the matches played by Rapid with Viitorul and Vaslui were canceled.

Honours[edit]

Liga II:

Liga III:

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 January 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Romania GK Alberto Cobrea
3 Romania DF Marius Ioniță
5 Romania DF Mihai Leca
6 Romania MF Valentin Coșereanu
7 Romania MF Tiberiu Serediuc
9 Romania MF Sorin Strătilă (on loan from Dinamo București)
10 Romania MF Florin Purece
11 Romania MF Alin Pencea
12 Romania GK Victor Râmniceanu
14 Greece MF Manolis Papasterianos
15 Burkina Faso DF Narcisse Bambara
16 Nigeria MF Gomo Onduku
18 Romania DF Valentin Dima
19 Romania MF Claudiu Ionescu
20 Romania MF Sorin Ispir
No. Position Player
21 Romania DF Bogdan Bucurică
22 Romania DF George Apostol
23 Brazil MF Orlando
24 Romania DF Valentin Crețu
25 Romania DF Cristian Melinte
26 Romania DF Cătălin Savin
27 Romania FW Alin Zaharia
28 Romania FW Liviu Ganea (on loan from CFR Cluj)
29 Romania FW Nicolae Mitea
30 Romania MF Marian Neagu
33 Romania GK Gabriel Iancu
77 Romania FW Daniel Florea
93 Romania MF Neluț Roșu
99 Brazil FW Welington
Romania MF Nicolae Zuluf

Former managers[edit]

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