CS Universitatea II Craiova

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Universitatea II Craiova
CS Universitatea Craiova logo.svg
Full nameU Craiova 1948 Club Sportiv II[1]
Nickname(s)Satelitul (The Satellite)
Short nameU II Craiova, Univ II Craiova
Founded2014; 5 years ago (2014)
GroundExtensiv
Capacity7,000
OwnerMihai Rotaru
General managerMarcel Popescu
ManagerAdrian Iencsi
LeagueLiga III
2018–19Liga III, Seria III, 7th
WebsiteClub website

U Craiova 1948 Club Sportiv II, commonly known as Universitatea II Craiova (Romanian pronunciation: [universiˈtate̯a kraˈjova]), U II Craiova, or CS U II Craiova, is the reserve squad of Romanian first league side, CS Universitatea Craiova.

History[edit]

The team was founded in the summer of 2014 from the desire of having a second senior squad where the players who finished the youth academy could be accommodated with the level of seniors, in the idea of being subsequently promoted to the first squad. The team was enrolled in the Liga IVDolj County where it was crowned as champion after just one season, winning the league, then the playoff tournament.[2][3] The team qualified for the Liga III promotion play-off where they won without any problems, 12–0 on aggregate against Pandurii Cerneți, Mehedinți County champions.[4]

After promotion, the satellite was managed by former Craiova players as Bogdan Vrăjitoarea, Corneliu Papură or Dragoș Bon and obtained following rankings: 2015–16 – 12th of 15, 2016–17 – 11th of 15 and 2017–18 – 5th of 15.

Grounds[edit]

Complexul Sportiv Ion Oblemenco[edit]

In the first season of its existence Universitatea II Craiova played all the home matches on the second ground from the Ion Oblemenco Sports Complex, near Ion Oblemeco Stadium.

Stadionul Oltenia[edit]

The promotion to Liga III was corroborated with the demolition of the stadium, fact that determined the move of the first squad from Ion Oblemenco Stadium to Extensiv Stadium and the move of the second team from Ion Oblemenco Sports Complex to Oltenia Stadium in Ișalnița, with a capacity of 2,000 seats.[5]

Stadionul Extensiv[edit]

In 2016 CS Universitatea Craiova moved its official home matches to Municipal Stadium in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, action that caused the move of the satellite from Ișalnița back to Craiova, this time on Extensiv Stadium with a capacity of 7,000 seats.

On 10 November 2017 the reconstructed Ion Oblemenco Stadium was inaugurated with a friendly match between CS Universitatea Craiova and SK Slavia Prague. After this event, the first squad moved back to Ion Oblemenco Stadium and the second team remained for its official matches on Extensiv Stadium.

Honours[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Cups[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 October 2019

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 David Poenaru
4 Romania DF Ionuț Mitran
5 Romania DF Ionuț Popescu
6 Romania DF Cosmin Dobre
7 Romania FW Marian Danciu
8 Romania DF Remus Enache
10 Romania FW Remus Trancă
11 Romania MF Octavian Popescu
12 Romania GK Cătălin Păușescu
14 Romania MF Alin Țegle (Captain)
No. Position Player
15 Romania MF Marian Șerban
21 Romania MF Adrian Juncu
23 Romania MF Alexandru Olteanu
24 Romania DF Florin Ispas
27 Romania DF Cosmin Piciu
38 Romania MF Robert Petre
Romania MF Cosmin Cojocaru
Romania MF Denis Guță
Romania FW Francesco Pascu

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
Romania DF Raul Constantinescu (to Filiași)
Romania DF Alexandru Sîrbu (to Dunărea Călărași)
Romania DF Hristos Vadasis (to Rapid București)
No. Position Player
Romania MF Andrei Iana (to Cetate Deva)
Romania MF Bogdan Țoiu (to Cetate Deva)

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 played in a fully professional league.

Notable former managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U Craiova 1948 Club Sportiv SA 2" [U Craiova 1948 Club Sportiv SA 2]. Romanian Football Federation. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Liga IV clasament" [Liga IV table]. frf-ajf.ro. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Liga IV clasament play-off" [Liga IV play-off round table]. frf-ajf.ro. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "CSU II a umilit Pandurii Cerneți" [CSU II humiliated Pandurii Cerneți]. gds.ro. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Stadionul Oltenia" [Oltenia Stadium]. soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

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