CSM Şcolar Reşiţa
|Full name||Clubul Sportiv Municipal Școlar Reșița|
(The Red and Blacks)
Milan din Banat
(Milan from Banat)
(The Reșița People)
|Short name||CSMŞ Reșița|
as UD Reșița
|2016–17||Liga III, Seria IV, 2nd|
|Website||Club home page|
The club is situated in Reșița, in Valea Domanului. In front of the football complex is the bust of Mircea Chivu, the most known Reșița coach, the father of the very-well known football player Cristian Chivu.
Chronology of names
|CSM Școlar Reșița||2014–present|
The club was founded in 1926, from a merger between two local teams. The new team was named UDR (Uzinele și Domeniile Reșița – Reșița Factories and Domains). In the 1930–31 season, it won the Romanian West League, qualifying in the national finals, where it defeated Prahova Ploiești and Societatea Gimnastică Sibiu. In the following season the club finished runners-up, after Bucharest powerhouse Venus.
After World War II and the advent of the Communist regime, professional football was forbidden. UDR was merged again, this time with the local labour union team, under the name Oțelul (Steel) Reșița. After changing its name several times, it settled to Metalul (Metal) Reșița.
The 1950s were a period of slow decline for the team. In 1954, Metalul Reșița was playing in the Romanian Second League (Divizia B), finishing the season on the 7th place. But in the Romanian Cup, the 1954 season brought its second trophy. The Reșița team, made up of steel factory workers, mechanics, electricians and railway workers, met in the Cup some of Romania's finest teams, including five from Divizia A. It defeated, in turn, Știința Timișoara (6th place in Divizia A in the 1954 season) 5–1, Locomotiva Tg. Mureș (10th place) 4–0, Locomotiva Timișoara (4th place) 2–0, and CCA București (2nd place) 1–0. In the final, on December 5, 1954, Metalul Reșița met, in Bucharest, Dinamo București (3rd place in Divizia A). The Reșița team won the game 2–0, with Szeles scoring twice ('30, '40). It was the first time that a team from the Romanian Second League had won the trophy.
The club was dissolved in the autumn of 2008 because of the lack of financial support. In the summer of 2009, it was brought back to life, this time with the name of Școlar Reșița, playing in Romania's Third League.
In the summer of 2012, it was renamed again, this time returning to the old name of FCM Reșița.
In the 2012–13 season, it finished third in the series. The objective for the 2013–14 season was initially to promote back to the Liga II after a six-year absence, but in the summer of 2013 Damila Măciuca was moved to Reșița and was renamed as Metalul Reșița, therefore Reșița Municipality chose to support the new team and CSM Școlar Reșița chose to enroll in Liga IV due to lack of funds.
The most successful team from Caraș-Severin County.
- Winners (4): 1937–38, 1971–72, 1991–92, 1996–97
- Runners-up (5): 1948–49, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1967–68
- Winners (1): 2015–16
- Winners (1): 1954
- As of 7 June 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Board of directors
Current technical staff