ASA Târgu Mureș (2013)
|General director||Daniel Stanciu|
|Head coach||Adrian Falub|
|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 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.
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).
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
The board of directors fixed as an objective for the 2012-13 season the promotion back to the Liga I. 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.
As of 10 July 2014[update]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- As of April 2014.
|Claudiu Şomfălean||Assistant manager|
|Darius Miclea||Fitness coach|
|Fekete Carol||Goalkeeping coach|
|Ioan Ovidiu Sabău||2010–11|
|Ioan Ovidiu Sabău||2012|
|Ioan Ovidiu Sabău||2013–14|
- Best finish: 9th in 2010–11
- Winners (1): 2009–10
- Runners-up (1): 2013–14