ASA Târgu Mureș (2013)

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For the team known as ASA Târgu Mureș until 2007, see ASA Târgu Mureș (1962).
ASA Tîrgu Mureş
Sigla asa targu mures.jpg
Founded 2008[1]
Ground Trans-Sil
Ground Capacity 8,200[2]
Chairman Claudiu Maior
General director Daniel Stanciu
Head coach Adrian Falub
League Liga I
2013–14 Liga II, Seria II, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page

ASA Târgu Mureș is a football club based in Târgu Mureș, in central-northern Romania. It was founded in 2008[1] under the name "FCM Tîrgu Mureş" and between 2010 and 2012 played in Romania's top football league, Liga I. At the end of the 2013–14 Liga II season the team gained promotion back to Liga I. In 2013, the club changed its name from Fotbal Club Municipal to ASA.

History[edit]

ASA Târgu Mureş is the city's main football team, a successor of CS Târgu Mureş (dissolved in 1960) and the original ASA Târgu Mureş team (dissolved in 2007).

The club was founded in the summer of 2008 as FCM Târgu Mureș and bought a Liga II spot from the newly promoted Unirea Sânnicolau Mare.

Liga II[edit]

In the club's first season in the Liga II, FCM outperformed the predictions and played well throughout the season, winning 16 games and drawing 9, while scoring 54 goals and receiving 27, the fewest in the Seria 2. At the end of the season, the team was very close to promotion to the Liga I, finishing 3rd with 57 points, 7 away from the second best-placed team in the series, Internaţional Curtea de Argeş.

In the 2009–10 season, the club finished first in the series with 69 points, winning 20 games, drawing 9 and losing 3. The team scored 52 goals and allowed 20 (like the year before the fewest goals allowed in their series) and was promoted for the very first time in its history to the Liga I. 18 years passed since the city's last presence in the Romanian top football league (1991-1992 season with ASA).

Liga I[edit]

The following season, FCM outperformed itself and finished 9th in the table, in front of last year's champions, CFR Cluj. Ioan Ovidiu Sabău led the team to a fantastic streak, at one point being in the run for a UEFA Europa League spot.

In the following season, the club failed to maintain its position to the Liga I, finishing in 15th place, the first place in the relegation zone. One team from the second division, Politehnica Timişoara, didn't receive its licence for the first league, so the Federation had to decide whether to keep the first team under the relegation line (FCM Târgu Mureș), or to promote the team placed third in the West Series, behind Timișoara. Finally, FRF decided that the third team in the division, CS Turnu Severin, should promote instead, thus FCM Târgu Mureș was relegated.

Back to Liga II[edit]

Former logo

The board of directors fixed as an objective for the 2012-13 season the promotion back to the Liga I.[citation needed] But the team couldn't keep the rhythm set by Corona Brașov and ACS Poli Timișoara and after the first half of the season it was six points behind the two teams mentioned. The second half of the season was even worse, FCM ending fifth in the West Division of Liga II, ten points behind ACS Poli, who took the second promoting place.

In 2013, the club changed its name from Fotbal Club Municipal Tîrgu Mureș to ASA Tîrgu Mureș.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 July 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Romania GK Csongor Fejer
3 Romania DF Costinel Gugu
4 Romania DF Florin Bejan
5 Romania MF Darius Ghirca
7 Romania FW Bobi Verdeş
8 Romania DF Rareș Vârtic
10 Romania MF Sergiu Hanca
12 Romania GK Bogdan Moga
13 Romania MF Robert Candrea
14 Romania MF Alexandru Ologu
15 Romania DF Torok Szabolcs
17 Romania MF Imreh Tihamer
19 Romania DF Laszlo Sepsi
21 Romania FW Dragoş Huiban
22 Romania GK Ciprian Botoşer
25 Romania MF Cosmin Băcilă
26 Romania MF Romulus Miclea
27 Romania FW Sergiu Păcurar
No. Position Player
28 Romania FW Răzvan Stoica
33 Romania GK Eduard Stăncioiu
33 Romania GK Adrian Viciu
66 Brazil FW Amauri
77 Romania MF Claudiu Voiculeţ
78 Senegal MF Ousmane N'Doye
88 Romania MF Ioan Hora
94 Romania MF Claudiu Bumba
Romania DF Marius Constantin
Spain DF Javier Velayos
Romania DF Adrian Sălăgeanu
Nigeria MF John Ibeh
Romania MF Ionuţ Balaur
Brazil MF Bruno Martins
Romania MF János Székely
Brazil FW Henrique
Brazil FW Amoroso

Technical staff[edit]

As of April 2014.
Name Role
Romania Adrian Falub Manager
Romania Claudiu Şomfălean Assistant manager
Romania Darius Miclea Fitness coach
Romania Fekete Carol Goalkeeping coach
Romania Cătălin Bălan Physiotherapist
Romania Camelia Florea Doctor
Romania Alexandru Levai Masseur
Romania Gyorgy Emil Masseur

Managerial history[edit]

Name Years
Romania Cosmin Bodea 2008–10
Romania Adrian Falub 2010
Romania Ioan Ovidiu Sabău 2010–11
Romania Tibor Selymes 2011
Italy Maurizio Trombetta 2011
Romania Marius Lăcătuş 2012
Romania Ioan Ovidiu Sabău 2012
Romania Daniel Isăilă 2012–13
Romania Cristian Coroian 2013
Romania Eduard Iordănescu 2013
Romania Ioan Ovidiu Sabău 2013–14
Romania Adrian Falub 2014-

Honours[edit]

Liga I:

Liga II:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club Info". Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Team Stadium Page". Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

External links[edit]