|Full name||Fotbal Club Botoșani|
|2012–13||Liga II, Seria I, 1st (Promoted)|
|Website||Club home page|
Before World War II, the main local team was Venus. After the war, the team was successively named Flamura Roşie, Textila and Unirea and played mostly in the regional championship and the third division (Divizia C) without significant performances. In 1973, the team was renamend CS Botoşani. It won their series in the 1974-75 Divizia C and promoted for the first time in Divizia B, but only for a year. The team played again in Divizia B in the 1977-78 season, but was again relegated.
In summer 1979, CS Botoșani promoted for the third time to Divizia B, and at the end of the 1979-80 season, they obtained the highest position (3rd); that had heretofore not been reached by any football team from Botoșani. After that performance, the team declined, occupying places in the middle of the league, reaching in the ending of '80s near relegation.
One of the most famous Romanian player, Nicolae Dobrin ended his career at CS Botoşani. He played for the team in the 1985-86 season and was also the team manager.
CS Botoșani remained in Divizia B for 11 seasons, the most seasons spent by a football team from Botoșani. After that, at the ending of 1989-90 season the team was relegated to Divizia C. In 1993, the team was relegated to the county division and disbanded.
There was also a Unirea Botoşani team that played between 1998 and 2000. The team merged with Poli Iaşi, who played in Divizia C under the name Poli Unirea Iaşi.
The new Fotbal Club Botoșani was founded in 2001 by Salavastru and Sfaiţer, with support from the local council, and started in Divizia C, Serie I. In the summer of 2004, the team promoted to Divizia B.
In 2005 the president of Administration Council, Valeriu Iftimie, take over the main projects of the club after the French example. In this way, the first team plays in Divizia B, the second team, formed with youngsters, plays in third league. Also, the club has a Centre for children and youths who are prepared for the future of the first team.
The seasons in Divizia B
Since 2005-06 season, the matches of FC Botoșani are transmitted live on the radio. For the first time in Botoșani, games are broadcast on Radio AS wherever a match is being played. Until the beginning of the season, not even a radio station transmitted live, complete and indifferently of the appointed place an official match played by FC Botoșani.
FC Botoșani participated in the second division of the Romanian football for nine consecutive seasons. In the 2005-06 season it finished on the 4th place, which was the highest position obtained until the 2012-13 season, when FC Botoşani won the series and promoted for the first time in Liga 1.
The main objective for the 2013-14 season is to avoid relegation. At the start of the season, FC Botoşani was the only first league team that had only Romanian players. The team had a great start in their first Liga I season, leading the table after six round and being undefeated in the first seven games.
Colours and badge
The FC Botoșani colours are red, white and blue. The home kit was generally white with a bit of red, but there are matches when the colour of the kit is blue.
FC Botoșani plays its home matches at the Municipal Stadium located near the centre of the city.
The fans of FC Botoșani are organized under the name of "Dark Hooligans".
As of 11 January 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Winners (1): 2012–13
- Winners (1): 2003–04
|Assistant manager||Alin Bejan|
|Goalkeeping coach||Marius Gireadă|
|Massage therapist||Silviu-Mihai Siminiciuc|
- Costel Orac (2004–05)
- Cristian Popovici (Sept 15, 2009–June 20, 2011)
- Marius Popescu (June 25, 2011–Oct 29, 2011)
- Costel Orac (Nov 1, 2011–Sept 12, 2012)
- Cristian Popovici (Sept 12, 2012–Dec 2, 2013)
- Valeriu Bordeanu (interim) (Dec 2, 2013–Jan 5, 2014)
- Leontin Grozavu (Jan 6, 2014–)
- "Istorie". FC Botoşani.