AS Progresul București

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Progresul Bucureşti
FC Progresul Bucuresti.png
Full name Asociația Sportivă Progresul Bucureşti
Nickname(s)
  • Bancarii (Bankers)
  • Frizerii (Barbers)
  • Cavalerii frunzei de platan
    (The Knights of Sycamore Leaf)
Short name Progresul
Founded 10 May 1944; 74 years ago (1944-05-10)
as BNR Bucureşti
Ground Viitorul
Capacity 100
Chairman Tudor Iacov
Manager Dan Păun
League not active
2016–17 Liga IV, Bucharest, 2nd
Website Club website

Progresul Bucureşti (previously named Fotbal Club Național Bucureşti) is a Romanian football club from Bucharest, founded in 1944.

It played for 32 seasons in the Liga I, being ranked 15th in the Liga I All-Time Table.

In 2009 it experienced great financial problems, and was demoted to the Fourth League, the Liga IV, where it played until 2017, when the club refused to enroll after a conflict with the leadership of the Bucharest Football Association.

Chronology of names[edit]

Period Name [1]
1944–1948 B.N.R. Bucureşti
1948–1949 Banca de Stat Bucureşti
1950–1954 Spartac Bucureşti
1954–1955 Progresul Finanţe Bănci Bucureşti
1955–1977 Progresul Bucureşti
1977–1988 Progresul Vulcan Bucureşti
1988–1989 Progresul Energia Bucureşti
1989–1990 Progresul Şoimii Bucureşti
1990–1994 Progresul Bucureşti
1994–2007 FC Naţional Bucureşti
2007–present Progresul Bucuresti

History[edit]

Former logo.

The team won the Romanian Cup in 1960 and played another 4 finals in 1958, 1997, 2003 and 2006.

One of the club's biggest successes was the elimination of Serbian side Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Cup competition in the late 1990s.

Surprisingly, the club was relegated to the Liga II at the end of the 2006–07 season, finishing 16th out of 18 teams.

In April 2009 the club was kicked out of the 2nd division championship because of financial reasons. Prior to this, only a few days before, they were kicked out from the Cotroceni Stadium by BNR, because of debts.

Starting with the 2009–10 season we see the club playing only in the Liga IV, finishing in the middle of the table each season. Most recently 6th at the end of the 2014–15 season.

Season 2015–2016 has embraced Progresul Bucuresti with great results.After many years they finished on first place in the 4th league, and made it to the finals in the Romanian Cup, where they played against A.S Electroaparataj.

European record[edit]

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 1 4 2 0 2 12 5 + 7
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup 2 12 4 4 4 10 10 0
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 6 4 0 2 12 8 + 4
Total 4 22 10 4 8 34 23 + 11

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Notable former players[edit]

Famous managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Other performances[edit]

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