FC Farul Constanța

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Farul Constanța
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Full name Fotbal Club Farul Constanța
Nickname(s) Marinarii (The Sailors)
Rechinii (The Sharks)
Founded 1920
Ground Stadionul Farul
Ground Capacity 18,500
Owner Giani Nedelcu
Chairman Auraş Braşoveanu
Manager Marian Pană
League Liga II
2013–14 Liga II, Seria I, 12th (relegated)
Website Club home page

FC Farul Constanța (Romanian pronunciation: [fe t͡ʃe ˈfarul konˈstant͡sa]) is a professional football club from Constanța, Romania. Established in 1949, Farul is currently competing in the Liga II (formerly known as Divizia B), after being relegated at the end of the 2008-09 Liga I. The club has yet to win a Romanian title. Notably, the 2004/2005 season brought for Farul some outstanding performances that enabled it to finish the season on the 5th place and reach to its first ever Romanian Cup final match, which they lost 0-1 to FC Dinamo București.

In Romanian farul means "the lighthouse". Farul Constanța are also a well-known rugby union team, which hosted the first Heineken Cup rugby match.

History[edit]

In 1949, the two football clubs of Constanţa, Dezrobirea and PCA, were merged to create a new team, Locomotiva PCA Constanţa, that played in the Divizia B (the 2nd League). After the 1954 edition, the team was promoted for the first time to the 1st League (Divizia A), and in 1958, the team's name was changed from Locomotiva to Farul Constanţa.

Its best achievements are reaching the fourth place in Liga I and the semi-finals of the Balkans Cup, and winning Liga II four times.

Best positions in Liga I[edit]

  • 1959–60, 4th place: Horia Ghibănescu, Nicolae Botescu, Grigore Ciuncan, Lucreţiu Florescu, Gheorghe Corneanu, Gheorghe Toma, Petre Comăniţă, Mircea Bibere, Eugen Pană, Gheorghe Datcu, Vasile Stancu, Constantin Moroianu, Ion Ciosescu, Paul Niculescu, Dumitru Sever, Iacob Olaru, Ştefan Nunu - squad; Iosif Lengheriu - head coach; Foti Foti - President
  • 1962–63, 5th place: Horia Ghibănescu, Constantin Manciu, Firică, Octavian Brânzei, Lucreţiu Florescu, Martin Graef, Mihai Stoica, Constantin Pleşa, Vasile Buzea, Ion Vasilescu, Nicolae Neacşu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Moroianu, Iosif Bukossy, Ion Ciosescu, Ştefan Nunu, Constantin Dinulescu, Constantin Mănescu, Ilie Ologu, Vasile Dumbravă; Augustin Botescu - head coach; Foti Foti - President
  • 1966–67, 4th place: Vasile Utu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Manciu, Marin Georgescu, Constantin Koszka, Martin Graef, Suliman Etem, Cicerone Manolache, Constantin Pleşa, Dumitru Antonescu, Ilie Ologu, Marin Tufan, Constantin Iancu, Tiberiu Kallo, Ion Zamfir, Dumitru Caraman, Iosif Bukossy, Constantin Mareş, Vasile Dumbravă - squad; Vintilă Mărdărescu - head coach; Foti Foti - President
  • 1969–70, 6th place: Dan Ştefănescu, Gheorghe Popa, Petre Botea, Dumitru Popescu, Dumitru Tănase, Vasile Stancu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Mareş, Dumitru Antonescu, Mihai Stoica, Constantin Koszka, Constantin Pleşa, Ilhan Mustafa, Mircea Sasu, Sorin Avram, Marin Tufan, Tiberiu Kallo, Ilie Ologu, Nicolae Constantinescu, Alexandru Badea, Dumitru Caraman; Bazil Marian - Lucreţiu Florescu, Emanoil Haşotti - Robert Cosmoc - coaches; E. Monacu - President
  • 1993–94, 6th place: Gheorghe Niţu, Stelian Carabaş, Tiberiu Curt, Alexandru Popovici, Florian Călin, Gheorghe Barbu, Marian Dinu, Gheorghe Ciurea, Marian Popa, Cătălin Plăcintă, Dennis Şerban, Arghir, Gheorghe Butoiu, Bănică Oprea; Gheorghe Constantin, Constantin Gache, Florin Marin - head coaches; Petre Buduru - President
  • 2004–05, 5th place: George Curcă, Adrian Vlas, Ion Barbu, Răzvan Farmache, Laurenţiu Florea, Sorin Mocanu, Cosmin Paşcovici, Adrian Senin, Cristian Şchiopu, Iulian Apostol, Vasilică Cristocea, Robert Iacob, Dinu Todoran, George Uşurelu, Claudiu Voiculeţ, Mihai Baicu, Radu Doicaru, Mihai Guriţă, Liviu Mihai; Petre Grigoraş - head coach; Gheorghe Bosânceanu - President

Milestones[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Liga II:

Romanian Cup:

European[edit]

Balkans Cup:

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 2006

European record[edit]

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 11 6 3 2 15 14 + 1
Total 2 11 6 3 2 15 14 + 1

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 August 2014

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

No. Position Player
2 Romania DF Robert Băjan
3 Romania DF Eduard Năstase
11 Romania FW Robert Pâslaru
12 Romania GK Vladimir Neagu
14 Romania MF Sergiu Scărlătescu
14 Romania MF Enghin Amet
17 Romania FW Cristian Silvăşan
18 Romania MF Andrei Tudor
24 Romania MF Alin Lădaru
Romania GK Laurențiu Marin
Romania DF Ionut Popa
Romania DF Bogdan Meleandra
No. Position Player
Romania DF Darius Romascanu
Romania DF Erdal Ali
Romania DF Daniel Ciobanu
Romania MF Petrut Stavian
Romania MF Monel Cârstoiu
Romania MF Daniel Stan
Romania MF Robert Neagoe
Romania FW Silviu Igiroșanu
Romania FW Adrian Moroșanu
Romania FW Alexandru Muscă
Romania FW Stere Dinca

Notable players[edit]

The most famous player that played for Farul is of course Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi (1982–1983).

Club officials[edit]

Boardroom[edit]

  • Owner: Romania Giani Nedelcu
  • Honour president: Cyprus Marios N. Lefkaritis
  • Executive president: Romania Marcel Lică
  • Marketing director: Romania Mihai-Gabriel Diaconescu
  • Judicial director: Romania Valentina Petre
  • Press officer: Romania Marian Bocai

Management[edit]

  • Manager: Romania Marian Pană
  • Assistant manager: Romania Ion Barbu
  • Goalkeeping coach: Romania Gheorghe Mina
  • Club doctor: Romania Liviu Muja
  • Fitness coach: Romania Gheorghe Avram
  • Masseurs: Romania Paul Ciocănescu, Romania Valentin Constantin
  • Second team coach: Romania Lucian Marinof

Youth centre staff[edit]

  • Youth centre manager: Romania Petre Comăniţă
  • Group coaches: Vasile Mănăilă, Mugur Corlăţeanu, Marian Florea, Gheorghe Butoiu, Eugen Savoilă, Mihai Turcu, Constantin Mareş, Ionel Melenco, Sevastian Iovănescu, Constantin Gârjoabă.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Romania 1998/99". Rsssf.com. 7 October 1999. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 

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