CSU Ploiești

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CSU Ploiesti
CSU Ploiesti logo
Leagues Romanian League
Founded 1998
Dissolved 2005
Arena Olimpia Sports Hall
Location Ploiești, Romania
Team colors Blue, White
         
Championships 11 Romanian Leagues
6 Romanian Cups
1 Romanian Supercup
1 EuroCup Challenge
Uniforms
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CSU Ploieşti is a Romanian professional basketball club, based in Ploiești, Romania. The club competes in the Liga Națională, and is the most successful club of the last decade, winning ten consecutive championships between 2004–2010 and 2012-2014 and six Romanian cups. In 2005, the team won FIBA EuroCup Challenge.

Few teams have dominated their domestic competitions in recent years like CSU Asesoft, the perennial Romanian League champion. Now the club returns to the Eurocup more than five years after its debut season in the competition looking to make a splash. Asesoft has won ten Romanian League titles in 11 years and is undeniably the team to beat in its country. In 2015 the team changed name into CSU Ploieşti.

History[edit]

Founded in 1998, Asesoft soon established itself as an emerging power with appearances in the Liga Națională finals in 2001 and the semifinals in 2002 and 2003. Asesoft European debut came in the 2003–04 EuroChallenge. That season the team made history by beating Dinamo București for its first Romanian League title. Asesoft then became the first and only Romanian team to win a European title, the 2005 FIBA EuroCup Challenge, edging Lokomotiv Kuban 74-75 in the title game at home with Vladimir Kuzmanović scoring 28 points, including game-winning free throws with 8 seconds left. Its first Eurocup experience came in 2007-08, when they beat Spirou Charleroi and eventual finalist CB Sant Josep, but did not get past the regular season.

Back at home, however, Asesoft has been on a roll the entire decade, conquering seven straight Liga Națională titles from 2004 until 2010. Last season in its Eurocup opener, Asesoft shocked Khimki Moscow 89-97 on the road, but finished the regular season with a 3-7 record. In the Liga Națională, the team won its third consecutive title after making full use of its home-court playoff advantage, winning the deciding Game 5`s of both the semifinal series against U Mobitelco Cluj, and in the finals against CSM Oradea. Back in the Eurocup, expect Asesoft to be even more competitive this season, especially in front of its fans.[1]

After the 2014–15 season, Asesoft Ploiești was thrown back to the Romanian Second Division, because the team didn't have the finances to play in the highest league.[2]

Trophies[edit]

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2014
2005

Notable players[edit]

 

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