CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea

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CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
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Full name Club Sportiv Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Short name Oltchim
Founded 26 June 1973
Dissolved 25 June 2013
Arena Traian Sports Hall, Râmnicu Vâlcea
Capacity 3,126
President Romania Petre Berbecaru
League Liga Naţională
2012–13 Liga Naţională, 1st
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CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea (Romanian: Clubul Sportiv Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea, lit. Sports Club Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea) was a Romanian women's handball club from Râmnicu Vâlcea sponsored by Oltchim.

On domestic level Oltchim won 19 Romanian Championship titles, a record, including eight in a row between 1993 and 2000. They have been also fourteen-time Romanian Cup winners.

In addition, Oltchim won the EHF Cup twice, in 1984 and 1989, the EHF Cup Winners' Cup and the EHF Champions Trophy in the same year 2007. They have also reached the final of the Champions League in 2010 and the EHF Cup Winners' Cup final in 2002.[1]


The club was founded on 27 June 1973 under the name "A.S. Chimistul Râmnicu Vâlcea".[1] It was part of a sports program initiated by the local chemical company (now Oltchim).[1] Its first coach was Constantin Cinca. Under his guidance, the team moves from the 3rd division to 2nd division in 1980.[1] Two seasons later, under its new coach Constantin Popescu, the team advances to the Liga Naţională.[1]

On 1 October 1989, the club's name is changed to "CSM Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea".[1] The existing name will be later given on 1 May 1997, when the club became a private club.[1]

On June 25, 2013, the City Council voted for the abolition of the club. It will form a new team will be called HC Oltenia. It's unsure yet if HC Oltenia will use Oltchim's record or not.


  • Liga Naţională
    • Gold (19): 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Cupa României
    • Winners (14): 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2011
  • Supercupa României
    • Winners (1): 2007

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Istoric" (in Romanian). CS Oltchim Official Website. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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