CS Concordia Chiajna

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Concordia Chiajna
Stema Concordia.png
Full nameClubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna
Nickname(s)Vulturii (The Eagles)
Short nameChiajna
Founded1957; 62 years ago (1957)
GroundConcordia
Capacity5,123
OwnerChiajna Commune
ChairmanCristian Tănase
ManagerLaurențiu Diniță
LeagueLiga II
2018–19Liga I, 14th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Chart showing the progress of Concordia's finishes in the national leagues from its debut in 2005 to the present.

Clubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna, commonly known as Concordia Chiajna, is a Romanian professional football club founded in 1957 and based in Chiajna, Ilfov County. The team currently plays in the Liga I, the top tier of the Romanian football league system.

History[edit]

Concordia has struggled its entire existence in the lower leagues of Romania, when in 2007 they earned promotion to the Liga II for the first time.

They finished in second place in the 2010–11 Liga II season, behind Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, being promoted for the first time in history to the Liga I.

In the first half of their debut season in Liga I, Concordia failed to impress, and never left the relegation places. In the mid-season, Laurențiu Reghecampf was brought as manager, and he changed almost the entire squad, bringing 17 new players.[1] Little by little, the team started to win, among its victims being bigger names like Oțelul Galaţi, Rapid and the future champions CFR Cluj. As a result, the club climbed outside the relegation zone and finished the season in the first half of the table (ninth place). Because of this impressive results, after the season, Reghecampf was named manager at Steaua București. His place at Concordia was taken by Ilie Stan. Under his spell, Concordia maintained its place in the upper half of the standings for the first half of the 2012–13 season. But in the second half the team failed to find the same rhythm and after six consecutive losses, Concordia entered the battle to avoid relegation. With a total of 16 games in a row without a win, Concordia finished the season on the 15th spot, similar with a relegation to Liga II after two years in the first division. At the end of the season, Ilie Stan resigned, alongside his entire technical team.[2] Ionuț Chirilă replaced Stan as manager of the theam. Concordia Chiajna successfully remained in the first division, playing a relegation play-off with Rapid. The play-off was played on 13 July 2013 and won by Rapid, with 2–1, after extra-time. The FRF decision was contested by Concordia at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. On 2 August, CAS decided that Concordia Chiajna should play in Liga I and Rapid is relegated to second division. The results of the matches played by Rapid with Viitorul and Vaslui were canceled.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Cups[edit]

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
3 Romania DF Cristian Albu
4 Romania DF Mihai Leca
7 Romania MF Petre Ivanovici
8 Romania MF Răzvan Grădinaru
10 Jordan MF Tha'er Bawab
11 Romania MF Cristian Balgiu
12 Romania FW Marius Alexe
13 Greece DF Giorgos Koutroubis
14 Romania DF Nicușor Fota
16 Italy GK Alessandro Caparco
18 Romania MF Marian Cristescu (Captain)
19 Ivory Coast FW Ghislain Guessan
22 Cape Verde MF Nivaldo
23 Algeria DF Liassine Cadamuro
25 Argentina MF Nicolás Gorobsov (Vice-Captain)
30 Portugal DF João Meira
No. Position Player
33 Romania GK Alexandru Greab
40 Romania DF Andrei Paliu
41 Romania DF Alexandru Stănică
43 Romania GK Mișu Georgian
44 Romania MF Adrian Ropotan
45 Romania DF Robert Ivan
88 Tunisia FW Sofien Moussa
91 France MF Jules Iloki
95 Romania MF Marian Obedeanu
97 Romania MF Ionuț Constantin
98 Romania FW Ovidiu Marin
Romania GK Alexandru Costache
Romania GK Daniel Isvoranu
Romania DF Robert Riza
Romania MF Vladimir Georgescu
Romania MF Marian Ghiță

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Club officials[edit]

League history[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

The footballers enlisted below have had international cap(s) for their respective countries at junior and/or senior level and/or more than 75 caps for CS Concordia Chiajna.

Notable former managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator. "Cu 17 nume noi în lot, Chiajna speră în salvarea de la retrogradare".
  2. ^ Florin. "Concordia şi Ilie Stan s-au despărţit pe cale amiabilă".
  3. ^ "Echipa" [Squad] (in Romanian). CS Concordia Chiajna. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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