CSM București (women's handball)

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CSM București
CSM București logo.jpg
Full name Clubul Sportiv Municipal București
Nickname(s) Tigroaicele (The Tigresses)
Short name CSM
Founded 2007; 11 years ago (2007)
Arena Sala Polivalentă
Capacity 5,300
President Romania Gabriela Szabo
Head coach Sweden Magnus Johansson
League Liga Naţională
2017–18 Liga Naţională, 1st
Colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
Team colours
Home
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Team colours
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Team colours
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Team colours
Team colours
Away
Website
Official site
Active departments of CSM București
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Handball
(Men's)
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(Women's)
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Clubul Sportiv Municipal București, also known as CSM București, CSM or CSM Bucharest, is a women's handball team based in Bucharest, Romania.

Founded in 2007, the club has traditionally worn a blue kit since inception. The team has played its home matches in the 5,300-capacity Polyvalent Hall in the Tineretului Park in southern Bucharest.

CSM București established itself as a major force in both Romanian and European handball in the late 2010s, winning EHF Champions League in its debut season and reaching the Final Four three consecutive times. This success was replicated in the league, where the club won four consecutive times.

CSM is the highest ranked team alongside rivals Győri Audi ETO KC on the list of the world's most valuable women's handball teams. The official CSM mascot is a "tiger". CSM Bucharest is one of the most widely supported handball clubs in Romania.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

CSM București was formed in 2007 by the General Council of Bucharest, as part of the program to promote handball among capital's youth.[1] The team played in the second division of Romania for two seasons without notable results. At the end of the 2008-2009 season, Rapid București experienced financial problems and eleven of their players along with coach Vasile Mărgulescu, moved to CSM. Benefiting from the experience of several new players, the club won all its Divizia A matches and promoted to the Liga Națională.[2]

Since 2010, CSM Bucharest were a constant presence of the Liga Națională,[3] and finished third in their debut season, after Oltchim Vâlcea and Universitatea Cluj-Napoca. The team made European debut playing in the 2011-2012 season of the EHF Cup, where they reached the Round of 16 but unfortunately being eventually beaten by Romanian HC Zalău. In the following two seasons they played in the Liga Națională without significant results.

First national title (2015)[edit]

Mărgulescu was fired after a poor start in 2014 and replaced with Mette Klit.[4]The ambitious board aimed to win the Liga Națională next season, wanting to become even a threat to win the Champions League.[5] In the spring of 2014, four Brazilian World Championship winners (Mayssa Pessoa, Ana Paula Rodrigues, Deonise Cavaleiro and Fernanda da Silva), plus 2014 European Championship's stars Carmen Martín and Linnea Torstenson, signed contracts at CSM.[6] A strong squad was filled with local talent including Oana Manea, Iulia Curea or Talida Tolnai.[7]

The club hosted first edition of Bucharest Trophy in preseason.[8] The hosts took the home advantage to win the final against Champions League Runners-Up ŽRK Budućnost.[9]

The Tigresses won their first eight matches of the season[10] before losing to title rivals HCM Baia Mare.[11] But at the second part of the season, CSM took revenge on Baia Mare with 29-23 win in Bucharest. They secured a spot in the playoffs and second place in the regular season. Eventually, they won 6 consecutive games, earning gold medal. CSM București beat HCM Baia Mare in both legs of the Championship Play Off Final. Previously they defeated HC Dunărea Brăila and Corona Braşov.[12]

EHF Champions League triumph and domination in Romania (2016–)[edit]

By winning the national title, CSM qualified automatically for the groups of the 2015–16 EHF Champions League edition.[13] Once again, the club makes another number of top transfers including Isabelle Gulldén,[14] Romanian legend Aurelia Brădeanu and Danish duo Line Jørgensen and Maria Fisker.[15]

Between 20 and 23 August, Bucharest hosted in preaseason the second Bucharest Trophy event and grabbed a second consecutive title by defeating Corona Braşov, ŽRK Vardar and ŽRK Budućnost in the final. In September 2015, Mette Klit was replaced in CSM, her Danish fellow Kim Rasmussen taking over.

Under Rasmussen, The Tigresses attained a milestone of 25 consecutive league victories. A second championship was won in April 2016.[16] In 2016, CSM won the treble winning all the country titles, including the Cup and the Supercup (both against HCM Roman).[17]

CSM București made Champions League debut playing against ŽRK Budućnost, IK Sävehof and SPR Lublin SSA in the group stage. Four wins over the oppponents from Sweden and Poland, as well the Montenegro draw, secured second place. Into the main round, CSM bothered by injury.[18] Győri Audi ETO KC and ŽRK Vardar defeated CSM but the team reached the knockout phase where the Romanian side beat undefeated Rostov-Don twice in the quarterfinals.[19]

At the continent finals, in May 2016, București qualified for Final Four finals for the first time after a semifinal victory over ŽRK Vardar, winning 27-21.[20] On 8 May, CSM București won their title beating Győri Audi ETO KC in the final after a nail-biting penalty shootout. Playmaker Isabelle Gulldén scored 15 goals for CSM and finished as Europe's top scorer, whilst Aurelia Brădeanu scored the final spot-kick.[21] Goalkeeper Jelena Grubišić was named Finals MVP.[22] CSM regained the trophy for Romania after a 52-year break.[23]

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

CSM Bucharest celebrating their Bucharest Trophy 2014 win against ŽRK Budućnost

European competitions[edit]

Other competitions[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad 2018-2019[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Season Kit manufacturer Brands
2015-2016 Kempa Electromontaj S.A / Diangi Bak 2
2016-2017 Electromontaj S.A / Diangi Bak 2 / Borsec
2017-0000 Engie
2017-2018 Engie / BMW / MicroFruits / Borsec / Novatik

European competitions[edit]

EHF competitions
Season Competition Pld W D L GF GA Diff
2015–16 EHF Champions League 14 8 1 5 353 339 +14
2016–17 EHF Champions League 14 8 1 5 381 366 +15
Total 28 16 2 10 734 705 +29 .

Pld - Played; W - Won; D - Drawn; L - Lost; GF - Goals for; GA - Goals against; Diff - Difference.

EHF Champions league[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015-16 Champions League
First place Winner
Group Matches
(Group D)
Poland SPR Lublin SSA 33-21 30-27 2nd
Sweden IK Sävehof 28-17 27-22
Montenegro Budućnost 22-28 23-23
Main Round
(Group 2)
Denmark FC Midtjylland 24-22 28-23 4th
Republic of Macedonia HC Vardar 25-30 21-22
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 22-24 22-28
Quarter Final Russia Rostov-Don 26-25 29-28 55-53
Semi Final (F4) Republic of Macedonia HC Vardar 27-21
Final (F4) Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 29–26 (ET)
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016-17 Champions League
Third place Third place
Group Matches
(Group C)
Russia Rostov-Don 24-21 22-20 2nd
Denmark FC Midtjylland 26-20 21-24
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 24-27 25-33
Main Round
(Group 2)
Norway Larvik HK 26-26 33-35 3rd
Denmark Team Esbjerg 33-25 25-20
Slovenia RK Krim 24-21 28-26
Quarter Final Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 30-25 27-26 57-51
Semi Final (F4) Republic of Macedonia HC Vardar 33-38
3rd (F4) Montenegro Budućnost 26-20
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2017-18 Champions League
Third place Third place
Group Matches
(Group A)
Slovenia RK Krim 30-18 33-30 1st
Denmark Nykøbing Falster H. 39-26 22-25
Poland GTPR Gdynia 34-22 34-23
Main Round
(Group 1)
Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 28-22 24-28 3rd
Denmark FC Midtjylland 29–24 31-26
Russia Rostov-Don 22-22 24–25
Quarter Final France Metz Handball 34-21 20-27 54-48
Semi Final (F4) Hungary Győri Audi ETO KC 20–26
3rd (F4) Russia Rostov-Don 31–30

Green - Win; Yellow - Draw; Red - Lost.

Domestic competitions[edit]

Season League Pos. Romanian Cup Romanian Supercup
2010-2011 Liga Națională Third place
2011-2012 Liga Națională 7th
2012-2013 Liga Națională 8th
2013-2014 Liga Națională 7th
2014-2015 Liga Națională First place Silver medal with cup.svg Finalist Silver medal with cup.svg Finalist
2015-2016 Liga Națională First Place Gold medal with cup.svg Winner Gold medal with cup.svg Winner
2016-2017 Liga Națională First place Gold medal with cup.svg Winner Gold medal with cup.svg Winner
2017-2018 Liga Națională First place Gold medal with cup.svg Winner

Domestic league[edit]

Season Competition Pld W D L GF GA Diff
2010-2011 Liga Națională 22 17 4 5 825 788 +37
2011-2012 Liga Națională 26 12 1 13 730 749 -19
2012-2013 Liga Națională 20 8 0 12 525 533 -8
2013-2014 Liga Națională 22 11 1 10 531 538 -7
2014-2015 Liga Națională 26 24 0 2 771 553 +218
2015-2016 Liga Națională 26 25 0 1 816 584 +233
2016-2017 Liga Națională 22 21 0 1 680 478 +202
Total 7 164 118 6 44 . . .

Pld - Played; W - Won; D - Drawn; L - Lost; GF - Goals for; GA - Goals against; Diff - Difference.

Statistics[edit]

Last update on 19 May 2018

Selected former players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

Period Coache
June 2007 — February 2014 Romania Vasile Mărgulescu
February 2014 — February 2014 Romania Lucian Ghiulai
February 2014 — September 2015 Denmark Mette Klit
September 2015 — May 2016 Denmark Kim Rasmussen
May 2016 — November 2016 Denmark Jakob Vestergaard
November 2016 — April 2017 Romania Aurelian Roșca
April 2017 — June 2017 Sweden Per Johansson
June 2017 — March 2018 Denmark Helle Thomsen
March 2018 — May 2018 Sweden Per Johansson
July 2018 — present Sweden Magnus Johansson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Triplă istorică pentru CSM București » Azi a câștigat și Cupa României" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
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