CS Concordia Chiajna

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Concordia Chiajna
Stema Concordia.png
Full name Clubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna
Nickname(s) Vulturii (The Eagles)
Short name Chiajna
Founded 1957; 61 years ago (1957)
Ground Concordia
Ground Capacity 5,123
Owner Chiajna Commune
Chairman Cristian Tănase
Manager Ionuț Badea
League Liga I
2017–18 Liga I, 11th
Website Club 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 12 July 2018

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
5 Romania MF Dan Bucșa
6 Romania MF Andrei Prepeliță
7 Romania MF Petre Ivanovici
8 Romania MF Răzvan Grădinaru
9 Romania FW Robert Răducanu
10 Jordan FW Tha'er Bawab
14 Romania DF Nicușor Fota
16 Italy GK Alessandro Caparco
17 Romania FW Simon Măzărache
18 Romania MF Marian Cristescu (Captain)
19 Ivory Coast FW Ghislain Guessan
20 Romania DF Ștefan Bărboianu
No. Position Player
22 Cape Verde MF Nivaldo
24 Romania FW Florin Cioablă
29 Romania FW Paul Batin
30 Romania FW Marius Pena
44 Romania DF Vladimir Georgescu
73 Romania DF Andrei Marc
97 Romania MF Ronaldo Deaconu
99 Romania GK Alexandru Costache
Romania DF Gabriel Matei
Romania DF Alexandru Stănică
Argentina MF Nicolás Gorobsov
Romania MF Vasile Gheorghe
Romania MF Lucian Asanache
Romania MF Cristian Ciobanu

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
98 Romania MF Ovidiu Marin (to Balotești)
Romania GK George Isvoranu (to Petrolul Ploiești)
Romania DF Alin Dobrosavlevici (to Dunărea Călărași)
No. Position Player
Romania DF Robert Riza (to Balotești)
Romania MF Marian Ghiță (to Balotești)

Club officials[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]

External links[edit]