CSM Școlar Reșița

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CSM Școlar Reșița
CSM Scolar Resita logo.png
Full name Clubul Sportiv Municipal Școlar Reșița
Nickname(s) Rosso-Nerii
(The Red and Blacks)
Milan din Banat
(Milan from Banat)
(The Reșița People)
Short name CSMȘ Reșița
Founded 1926; 92 years ago (1926)
as UD Reșița
Ground Mircea Chivu
Capacity 12,500
Owner Reșița Municipality
Chairman Viorel Lolea
Manager Octavian Benga
League Liga III
2017–18 Liga III, Seria IV, 2nd
Website Club website

CSM Școlar Reșița is a Romanian football team from Reșița, Caraș-Severin County founded in 1926.

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[edit]

Name [1] Period
UD Reșița 1926–1948
Metalochimic Reșița 1948–1949
Metalul Reșița 1949–1956
Energia Reșița 1956–1957
CSM Reșița 1957–1974
FCM Reșița 1974–1982
CSM Reșița 1982–2005
FCM Reșița 2005–2008
Școlar Reșița 2008–2012
FCM Reșița 2012–2014
CSM Școlar Reșița 2014–present


Former logo.
Former logo.

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.

During its 87-year history, the club won one championship and one cup and has played for 16 seasons in the Liga I, the last time in the 1999–2000 season.

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.[2]



The most successful team from Caraș-Severin County.



Current squad[edit]

As of 16 September 2018

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 Cristian Zimmermann (Captain)
4 Romania DF Eduard Oprea
5 Romania DF Bogdan Szijj
7 Romania MF Dragoș Săulescu
8 Romania MF Laurențiu Breșneni (Vice-Captain)
9 Romania FW Marius Curtuiuș
11 Romania MF Alexandru Izmană
13 Romania MF Cătălin Mierlici
14 Romania MF Rafael Hrudei
15 Romania DF Hristos Vadasis
16 Romania MF Marian Musteța
17 Romania FW Marius Staicu
No. Position Player
18 Romania MF Alexandru Taciuc
19 Brazil MF Wanderson
22 Romania FW Marius Musteța
30 Romania DF Ștefan Mardare
33 Romania GK Flavius Toader
93 Romania FW Daniel Ene
95 Romania DF Ivan Prodan
99 Romania DF Sergiu Bactăr
Romania DF Mihnea Albu
Romania DF Flavius Vlădia (on loan from Ripensia)
Romania MF Andrei Burciu
Romania FW Dorin Toma

Club officials[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable managers[edit]


  1. ^ RomanianSoccer.ro, (r). "Evolutia denumirilor echipelor de-a lungul anilor". www.romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ Ghiciulescu, Raul. "Liga a IV - a, Seniori, sezon 2014/2015 Asociatia Judeteana de Fotbal Caras-Severin frf-ajf.ro". www.frf-ajf.ro. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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