2011–12 FC Politehnica Timișoara season

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Politehnica Timişoara
2011–12 season
Chairman Romania Marian Iancu
Manager Valentin Velcea
Stadium Dan Păltinişanu
Liga II 2nd
Romanian Cup Round of 16
Top goalscorer League: Goga (5)
All: Goga (7)
Highest home attendance 27,000 vs Steaua Bucureşti
(27 October 2011 )
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs Chindia Târgovişte
(21 October 2011)
Average home league attendance 5,500
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011-12 season will be Politehnica Timişoara's 5th season in Liga II.

Poli finished 2nd in the table at the end of the 2010–11 Liga I season and was supposed to play in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, but were relegated to the Liga II because of accumulated debt.[1]

Season 2011–2012[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Transfers[edit]

On 4 June 2011, the capitan Dan Alexa signed with Bucharest rival Rapid Bucureşti. Also with Rapid signed the defender Ovidiu Burcă.

On 16 June 2011, defenders Nikola Ignjatijević and Helder returns to Red Star Belgrade and AS Nancy after their loan season expired. Also in 16 June, the last season Liga I top scorer Ianis Zicu signed with CSKA Sofia for €500,000 and goalkeeper Pedro Taborda terminate his contract.

On 18 June, it was confirmed that defender Jiří Krejčí was released by the club, also on 18 June Lukáš Magera and Marián Čišovský was released.

Friendlies[edit]

For the pre-season, Politehnica Timișoara will visit Hungary and Austria. It will be Poli’s tenth trip to the Austria, where they will face Tatran Prešov on 30 June, Austria Salzburg on 1 July, Neftchi Baku on 3 July and SV Bischofshofen on 7 July. Also confirmed are 2 pre-season friendlies with Bihor Oradea.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous Club Cost

Out[edit]

Date Player New Club Cost
4 June 2011 Romania Dan Alexa Rapid Bucureşti Free[2]
16 June 2011 Romania Ianis Zicu CSKA Sofia €500,000[3]
16 June 2011 Portugal Pedro Taborda Free Agent Released[4]
18 June 2011 Czech Republic Lukáš Magera Free Agent Released[5]
18 June 2011 Slovakia Marián Čišovský Free Agent Released[5]
18 June 2011 Czech Republic Jiří Krejčí Free Agent Released[6]
19 June 2011 Romania Ovidiu Burcă Rapid Bucureşti Free[7]
19 July 2011 Romania Sorin Ghionea Free Agent Released[8]
25 July 2011 Romania Alexandru Bourceanu Steaua Bucureşti €700,000[9]
5 August 2011 Romania Costel Pantilimon EnglandManchester City Undisclosed[10]

Loaned Out[edit]

Date Player Club Cost Return date
25 July 2011 Montenegro Stefan Nikolić Steaua Bucureşti €250,000 End of 2011–12 season[11]

Squad list[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Estonia GK Sergei Lepmets
2 Romania DF Andrei Dăruială
3 Romania DF Florin Sandu
4 Romania DF Claudiu Iordache
5 Romania MF Adrian Poparadu
6 Romania DF Florin Ilie
7 Romania MF Alexandru Curtean
8 Romania DF László Sepsi
9 Romania FW Mircea Axente
10 Romania MF Iulian Tameş (Capitan)
11 Romania FW Andrei Zăgrean
12 Bulgaria GK Mario Kirev
13 Romania DF Cristian Scutaru
14 Romania DF Ioan Mera
15 Romania MF Adrian Zaluschi
16 Romania DF Samuel Jitaru
No. Position Player
18 Romania FW Alexandru Popovici
20 Moldova MF Artur Pătraş
21 Romania FW Dorin Goga
22 Romania DF Andrei Sava
23 Argentina MF Nicolás Gorobsov
24 Romania MF Adrian Popa
25 Romania MF Cătălin Chiş
30 Brazil DF Rafael Rocha
33 Romania MF Marian Fuchs
34 Romania MF Răzvan Dobricean
87 Canada FW Tosaint Ricketts
99 Romania GK Ciprian Ostafie
Romania DF Ionut Cuciorvă
Romania DF Răzvan Iovan
Romania GK Paul Iordache
Romania GK Andrei Cobliş

Long-term injury list[edit]

Date Injured Player Injury Return Date

Starting XI[edit]

4–3–3 Formation

Soccer.Field Transparant.png

Estonia
Lepmets
Romania
'Dăruială'
Romania
Scutaru (C)
Romania
Ilie
Romania
Sandu
Romania
Poparadu
Argentina
Gorobsov
Romania
'Fuchs'
Canada
'Ricketts'
Romania
'Goga
Romania
Cârstea

Match results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Liga II[edit]

Romanian Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Nationality Player L RC Total Goal Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Estonia Estonia Lepmets, SergeiSergei Lepmets 12 4 16 0 0 0
2 DF Romania Romania Dăruială, AndreiAndrei Dăruială 9 1 10 0 2 0
3 DF Romania Romania Sandu, FlorinFlorin Sandu 3 1 4 1 0 0
5 MF Romania Romania Poparadu, AdrianAdrian Poparadu 7 3 10 0 2 0
6 MF Romania Romania Ilie, FlorinFlorin Ilie 10 3 13 0 1 0
7 MF Romania Romania Curtean, AlexandruAlexandru Curtean 10 3 13 2 0 0
8 DF Romania Romania Sepsi, LászlóLászló Sepsi 9 4 13 1 0 0
9 FW Romania Romania Axente, MirceaMircea Axente 10 3 13 3 4 1
10 MF Romania Romania Tameş, IulianIulian Tameş 9 3 12 4 0 0
11 FW Romania Romania Zăgrean, AndreiAndrei Zăgrean 8 3 11 2 0 0
13 DF Romania Romania Scutaru, CristianCristian Scutaru 11 4 15 1 5 0
14 DF Romania Romania Mera, IoanIoan Mera 6 3 9 1 3 0
15 MF Romania Romania Zaluschi, AdrianAdrian Zaluschi 1 1 2 1 1 0
16 MF Romania Romania Jitaru, SamuelSamuel Jitaru 2 1 3 0 0 0
18 FW Romania Romania Popovici, AlexAlex Popovici 9 3 12 1 1 0
19 MF Argentina Argentina Gorobsov, NicolásNicolás Gorobsov 7 1 8 0 3 0
20 MF Romania Moldova Pătraş, ArturArtur Pătraş 6 3 9 1 2 0
21 FW Romania Romania Goga, DorinDorin Goga 10 3 13 7 2 1
22 DF Romania Romania Sava, AndreiAndrei Sava 2 0 2 0 0 0
23 MF Romania Romania Dobricean, RăzvanRăzvan Dobricean 3 0 3 0 1 0
25 MF Romania Romania Chiş, CătălinCătălin Chiş 5 1 6 0 0 0
27 MF Romania Romania Rotariu, DorinelDorinel Rotariu 0 1 1 0 0 0
30 MF Brazil Brazil Rocha, RafaelRafael Rocha 5 3 8 0 3 0
33 MF Romania Romania Fuchs, MarianMarian Fuchs 1 0 0 0 0 0
87 FW Canada Canada Ricketts, TosaintTosaint Ricketts 8 3 11 4 1 0
No. Pos. Nationality Player L RC Total Goal Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
  • Last Update: 9 July 2011
  • Data includes all competitions
  • Substitution appearances included as full
  • L - Liga II
  • RC - Romanian Cup
  • Ast - Assists
  • N/A - Refers to a player who began the season a Politehnica Timișoara player but left the club over the course of the campaign

Top scorer[edit]

As of the 2011-12 Liga II Season

P. Player Position Liga II Romanian Cup Total
1 Romania Dorin Goga Forward 5 2 7
2 Romania Iulian Tameş Midfielder 3 1 4
3 Romania Mircea Axente Forward 4 0 4
4 Canada Tosaint Ricketts Forward 3 1 4
5 Romania Alexandru Curtean Midfielder 1 1 2

Most appearances[edit]

As of the 2011-12 Liga II Season

P. Player Position Liga II Romanian Cup Total
1 Estonia Sergei Lepmets Goalkeeper 12 4 16
2 Romania Cristian Scutaru Defender 11 4 15
3 Romania László Sepsi Defender 9 4 13
4 Romania Florin Ilie Midfielder 10 3 13
5 Romania Alexandru Curtean Midfielder 10 3 13

Most assists[edit]

As of the 2011-12 Liga II Season

P. Player Position Liga II Romanian Cup Total
1 Romania Alexandru Curtean Midfielder 3 0 3
2 Romania László Sepsi Left back 2 1 3
3 Romania Mircea Axente Forward 2 0 2
4 Romania Dorin Goga Forward 1 1 2
5 Romania Andrei Zăgrean Forward 1 1 2

Liga II results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H A H A A H A H A H A H
Result W W W D D W D W L W W
Position 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ LICENȚIERE: 13 CLUBURI DIN LIGA I AU PRIMIT LICENȚA PENTRU SEZONUL 2011-2012 (Romanian)
  2. ^ "Alexa signed with Rapid". RomanianSoccer. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top scorer Zicu at CSKA Sofia". Onlinesport. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Taborda leave Poli". Onlinesport. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Magera and Čišovský Released". Click. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Jiří Krejčí among the ousted on Liga I's released list". Sport365. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Burcă signed with Rapid for money". Click. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Ghionea left Poli". Liga 2. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bourceanu sold to Steaua". Politehnica Timişoara. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Man City sign keeper Pantilimon". BBC News. 
  11. ^ "Nikolić loaned out at Steaua". Politehnica Timişoara. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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