ACS Poli Timișoara

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ACS Poli Timișoara
Full name Asociația Club Sportiv Poli Timișoara
Founded 2012; 2 years ago
Ground Stadionul Dan Păltinișanu
Ground Capacity 32,972
Chairman Ion Timofte
Manager Dan Alexa
League Liga II
2013–14 Liga I, 16th (relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

ACS Poli Timișoara is a professional Romanian football club from Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania. Founded in 2012, the club regard themselves as the successor of the original club founded in 1921, FC Politehnica Timișoara, who went bankrupt and was dissolved, following the 2011-12 season.

They currently play in the Liga II.


In the summer of 2012 the club ACS Recaș was moved to Timișoara and renamed ACS Poli Timișoara[1][2] after the dissolution of FC Politehnica Timișoara.[3] Valentin Velcea continued as head coach.[4] The club received most of its budget for the upcoming season from the local authorities.[5]

On 7 December 2012, Nicolae Robu, mayor of Timișoara, announced that ACS Poli has received, free, from Marian Iancu, FC Politehnica Timișoara's badge, history, records and colours [6] and that it can use them starting with the 2013-14 season.[7] However, due to the complications of the legal formalities and because of the FC Politehnica's debts, the team will play as ACS Poli in the 2013-14 season.[8][9][10]

At the end of the 2012–13 Liga II the club promoted to the Liga I.

The joy was short because after only one season, the club relegated back to the Liga II, finishig 16th out of 18 teams in the 2013–14 Liga I season.

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 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
1 Romania GK Mădălin Smaranda
3 Romania DF George Neagu
5 Romania MF Adrian Poparadu
7 Romania DF Claudiu Belu-Iordache
8 Romania MF Ovidiu Petre (captain)
10 Romania MF Alexandru Lazăr
11 Romania MF Florin Nanu
12 Romania GK Darius Haidău
13 Romania DF Cristian Scutaru
14 Romania FW Robert Elek
15 Romania DF Cristian Bocșan
16 Romania MF Cristian Boldea
17 Romania MF Silviu Bălace
18 Romania MF Alexandru Popovici
19 Romania DF Miodrag Todorov
No. Position Player
20 Romania MF Vlad Dragomir
21 Romania MF Răzvan Trandu
23 Romania DF Gabriel Cânu
22 Romania FW Bogdan Chipirliu (on loan from FC Otelul Galati)
24 Burkina Faso MF Victor Nikiema
25 Romania MF Cristian Bărbuț
26 Romania DF Cristian Melinte
27 Senegal MF Souleymane Keita
28 Romania FW Silviu Balaure
29 Romania GK Eduard Pap
30 Brazil FW Pedro Henrique
31 Cape Verde FW Rodi
55 Romania MF Cătălin Doman
99 Romania MF Ovidiu Popescu
Italy GK Angelo Montenegro


Liga II:




Competitive, professional matches only.

As of 25 April 2015

Name Years League Cup Total
1 Romania Razvan Trandu 2012-present 66 4 70
2 Romania Cristian Boldea 2012-present 67 2 69
3 Romania Adrian Poparadu 2012-present 65 2 67
4 Romania Szabolcs Szekely 2012-2015 57 2 59
5 Romania Cristian Barbut 2012-present 55 2 57


Competitive, professional matches only. Appearances, including substitutes, appear in brackets.

As of 25 April 2015

# Name Years League Cup Total Ratio
1 Romania Szabolcs Szekely 2012-2015 18 (57) 2 (2) 20 (59) 0.34
2 Romania Cristian Boldea 2012-present 12 (67) 0 (2) 12 (69) 0.17
3 Romania Cristian Barbut 2012-present 10 (55) 1 (2) 11 (57) 0.19
4 Romania Razvan Trandu 2012-present 8 (66) 0 (4) 8 (70) 0.11
5 Brazil Pedro Henrique 2014-present 8 (18) 0 (0) 8 (18) 0.44


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