SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea

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SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea logo.png
Full name Sport Club Municipal Râmnicu Vâlcea
Nickname(s) Vâlcenii
(The People from Vâlcea County)
Viperele Albastre
(The Blue Vipers)
Short name SCM, Vâlcea
Founded
  • 2004; 14 years ago (2004)
    as CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea
  • 2017; 1 year ago (2017)
    as SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
Ground Municipal
Ground Capacity 12,000
Owner Râmnicu Vâlcea Municipality
Chairman Jean Turmacu
Manager Cristian Bora
League Liga IV
2017–18 Liga IV, Vâlcea County, 10th

Sport Club Municipal Râmnicu Vâlcea (Romanian pronunciation: [ sporˈt klub ˌmuŋi.tʃiˈpal ˈrɨmniku ˈvɨlt͡ʃe̯a]), commonly known as SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea or Râmnicu Vâlcea, is a Romanian football team from Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County. The club is currently playing in Liga IV, after spending 12 years in the Liga II, the club was reorganized in the summer of 2017 after some financial problems.

History[edit]

Former logo.

Early years[edit]

CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea was the descendant of a much greater club, Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea, founded in 1946 and dissolved in 2004. In their first year after founding they won 2004–2005 season of Liga III and were promoted for the first time ever in the Liga II, the second level of Romanian football. Their best performances was reaching the third place in 2006–07, 2007–08, 2013–14 seasons of that championship. They were almost promoted in Liga I all of these years.

Promotion Dispute (2014)[edit]

Since they were promoted from Liga III, the team played many years in the second league, but in the 2013–14, the team finished 3rd in the competition play-off, however the 3rd place does not guarantee the promotion to Liga I, but the officials and the fans says that the team from that won first place CSU Craiova, does not have the right to compete in Liga I, because after they were founded they started from Liga II not from the county leagues and that would be an abuse to have their team in Liga I after only one year being founded. They almost succeeded to win the spot in Liga I at that time. They still try to get a spot in Liga I from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Financial problems[edit]

In December 2016, Râmnicu Vâlcea Municipality withdrew its financial support for the football team. The other shareholder of the team, businessman Dan Nițu, announced than that he can't sustain financially the team alone. After that, almost all the players left the team and signed contracts with other clubs.[1][2]

In February 2017, Lucian Munteanu, the club president announced that only the senior team will be dissolved and youth teams will continue to play in their championships. Also some players went on loan to other teams.[3]

At youth level CSM continued until the summer of the same year and achieved an unexpected final of the U-17 Championship, but lost at penalty shoot-out against Atletico Vaslui.[4] After that CSM was dissolved also at youth level.

Rebirth[edit]

The club was refounded in the summer of 2017 as SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea, an almost identical name with the old one, SCM means Sport Club of Municipality instead of CSM which meant Municipality Sports Club, also the club colours were changed from white and blue to red and blue. Players moved from CSM to the new club and also the senior team was re-established and enrolled in the Liga IV.[5]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 March 2018

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

No. Position Player
Romania GK Ionuț Glăvan
Romania GK Robert Popa
Romania DF Nicolae Ciuculan
Romania DF Alexandru Drăgușinoiu
Romania DF Eduard Ivan
Romania DF Adrian Matei
Romania DF Mario Pistrițu
Romania DF Bogdan Popescu
Romania DF Florin Zanfir
Romania MF Emilian Bîrziche
Romania MF Andreas Casoni
No. Position Player
Romania MF Ștefan Deaconu
Romania MF Victor Dican
Romania MF Ionuț Ileana
Romania MF Alessandro Pruneși
Romania MF Dumitru Răduți
Romania MF Alexandru Târş (Captain)
Romania FW Dumitru Biriboacă
Romania FW Antonio Spîrleanu
Romania FW Ionuț Tătulescu
Romania FW Mihai Vlădulescu

Club officials[edit]

Season by season[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]