CSM Lugoj

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CSM Lugoj
CSM Lugoj logo.png
Full name Clubul Sportiv Municipal Lugoj
Nickname(s) Alb-Albaştrii
(The White and Blues)
(The Eagles)
Short name CSM
Founded 1920; 98 years ago (1920)
as Vulturii Lugoj
2009; 9 years ago (2009)
as CSM Lugoj
Ground Tineretului
Capacity 6,000
Owner Lugoj Municipality
Chairman Marius Maier
Manager Ilie Rotariu
League Liga III
2017–18 Liga III, Seria IV, 4th

CSM Lugoj is a Romanian football club from Lugoj, Timis County, Romania.[1] The club was named in the past, Vulturii Textila, after a textile company in the city of Lugoj. CSM Lugoj was founded under the name Vulturii Lugoj in 1920 .[2] The club is currently playing in Liga III, the third tier of the Romanian football league system.[3]


The club was promoted in 1934 to the newly formed Divizia B (The League II). It had previously only played in the regional championship of Banat where it had fared well since its founding.

Through three seasons of constantly improving football in Divizia B, in 1937, the club made history. It convincingly defeated Mureşul Târgu Mureş, and then beat Sportul Studențesc București in the quarter-finals of the prestigious Romanian Cup. Despite this good run, they were eliminated in the semi-finals by the first division club Juventus Bucureşti. After the great season of 1937, the club rose to the top flight because the Divizia A League had been increased in that same year from 12 to 20 teams. Unfortunately, the club was pushed into relegation and back to a lower division the following year. Divizia A had once again decided to reduce itself to twelve participating clubs.

In the years following, Vulturii was unable to show any kind of progress. They could not replay the amazing football they had once brought to the field in 1937. The club played in Divizia B and placed themselves around the middle of the league standings. Then World War II led to interruption in the league's functioning. After play resumed following the end of the war, the club dropped further and was relegated to the lowest division, Divizia C. This lasted for just one season. The club was relegated once again in the regional leagues.

Vulturii Textila Lugoj played for almost twenty years in the regional leagues of the Timiș County, before the club managed to return to Divizia C in 1968. There, they were able to rise to second place and were then promoted during the year 1970–71, for a one-season into Divizia B, before being dropped again. Over the next 30 years, they constantly oscillated between the Divizia B and Divizia C.

In 2002 the club was dissolved and a new team was founded under the name Auxerre Lugoj. In the summer of 2009, after the dissolution of Auxerre Lugoj, Vulturii Lugoj was refounded under the name of CSM Lugoj.

In the summer of 2012, CSM Lugoj was renamed as Vulturii Lugoj.

In the summer of 2015, the club changed its name from Vulturii Lugoj back to CSM Lugoj.[4]

Chronology of names[edit]

Name [5] Period
Vulturii Lugoj 1920–1934
Vulturii Textila Lugoj 1934–1984
CSM Lugoj 1984–1989
Vulturii Lugoj 1989–2002
CSM Lugoj 2009–2012
Vulturii Lugoj 2012–2015
CSM Lugoj 2015–present
  • Note: 7 years of inactivity between 2002–2009, and the team was refounded as CSM Lugoj in the Liga V.

Divizia A history[edit]

Season Played W D L Goals +/- Points
1937–38 18 6 2 10 24:41 −17 14




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 Teodor Axinte (on loan from Poli Iași)
2 Romania DF Eugen Miculescu (Captain)
3 Romania DF Cosmin Mihoc
4 Romania DF Dorian Predescu
5 Serbia DF Tihomir Kračunjel
6 Romania DF Andrea Săndescu
7 Romania MF Alexandru Maier
8 Romania MF Fabian Nicola
9 Romania FW Florin Bolgea
10 Romania MF Beniamin Dobra
11 Romania MF Andrei Rațiu
No. Position Player
12 Romania GK Bogdan Ursan
13 Romania FW Eduard Olariu
14 Romania MF Sergiu Precupanu
17 Romania FW Andrei Cărăbaș
18 Romania MF Marius Mărgan
20 Romania DF Viorel Socaci
21 Romania FW Andrei Sărăcin
22 Romania MF Dorin Mărmăneanu
24 Romania DF David Bogdan
25 Romania MF Nicolae Jula
30 Romania GK Raul Barbu

Club Officials[edit]


  1. ^ "Vulturii Textila Lugoj – Istoria meciurilor". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Hardy Grüne (2000) (in German), Enzyklopädie der europäischen Fußballvereine (1. ed.), Kassel: AGON Sportverlag, ISBN 3-89784-163-0 
  3. ^ "Romania – Classmate 2014–2015". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Victorie a CSM Lugoj în duelul fotbalistic cu Millenium Giarmata, de la Timișoara". 13 August 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/stiri/16668/evolutia-denumirilor-echipelor-de-a-lungul-anilor.htm

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