CSM Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț

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Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
CSM Ceahlaul logo.jpg
Full name Club Sportiv Municipal Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
  • Nemţenii
    (The People from Piatra Neamț)
    Urșii carpatini
    (The Carpathian Bears)
    Echipa de sub Pietricica
    (The Team from
    the Pietricica Mountain)
Founded 20 October 1919; 97 years ago (1919-10-20)
as FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
22 July 2016; 6 months ago (2016-07-22)
as CSM Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Ground Ceahlăul
Ground Capacity 18,000
Owners Mihai Bătrânu
Cătălin Roca
Chairman Cătălin Roca
Manager Toader Șteț
League Liga V
2015–16 Liga II, Seria I, 12th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Club Sportiv Municipal Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț is a Romanian football club based in Piatra Neamț, established on 20 October 1919 and refounded on 22 July 2016.

The club's home ground is Ceahlăul Stadium with a capacity of 18,000 seats.[1] Team colors are, starting with the 2006/07 season, orange, yellow and black.

The club takes its name from the Ceahlău mountain.


Ceahlăul promoted for the very first time in history to the Liga I in 1993 and played there until 2004, when it relegated to the Liga II with head coach Viorel Hizo and his assistant Toader Șteț, for the first time since its promotion.

They promoted back to the Liga I the very next season. They were supposed to play in the Liga II for the 2007/08 season after finishing 15th out of 18 teams, but Liga II team Delta Tulcea could not obtain the license for the 2007/08 season of Liga I, so Ceahlăul played in its place. But it was a short lived joy, because it relegated once again, only to promote immediately after.

The objective for the 2009/10 season of the Liga I was to avoid relegation, but once again the club relegated, for the third time in the last 6 years.

Ceahlăul started strong the 2010–11 Liga II season and dominated the series until the end, promoting once again in Liga I.

After 4 years in the Liga I, Ceahlăul relegated at the end of the 2014–15 season to Liga II. With large financial problems, Ceahlăul withdrew from the championship with a few rounds before the end of the season and was relegated to county leagues.[2]

The financial problems could not be managed so the club entered in dissolution, but in the summer of the same year Ceahlăul was refounded as CSM Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.[3]

European record[edit]

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 19 11 4 4 31 19 + 12
Total 4 19 11 4 4 31 19 + 12

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1995 Group stage (9) Bulgaria Bulgaria Etar Veliko Tarnovo 2–0 1st place
Belgium Belgium Beveren 2–0
Czech Republic Czech Republic Boby Brno 2–0
Netherlands Netherlands Groningen 0–0
Round of 16 France France Metz 0–2 0–2
1999 First round Lithuania Lithuania FK Ekranas 1–0 1–0 2–0
Second round Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Jedinstvo Bihać 2–1 3–1 5–2
Third round Italy Italy Juventus 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
2000 First round Estonia Estonia Narva Trans 4–2 5–2 9–4
Second round Spain Spain RCD Mallorca 3–1 1–2 4–3
Third round Austria Austria Austria Wien 2–2 0–3 2–5
2003 First round Finland Finland Tampere United 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)


Current squad[edit]

As of 30 January 2017

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 Marius Chelaru
Romania GK Eduard Chiruță
Romania GK Alexandru Cotună
Romania DF Mihnea Albu
Romania DF Marius Catrinoi
Romania DF Adrian Roșu
Romania DF Cosmin Rotaru
Romania DF Alexandru Smău
Romania MF Andrei Apostol (Captain)
Romania MF Leonard Arghir
Romania MF Eduard Butunoi
No. Position Player
Romania MF Cristian Copoț-Barb
Romania MF Cătălin Mateeș
Romania MF Andrei Mateiciuc
Romania MF Sorin Pintilie
Romania MF Remus Șimon
Romania MF Șerban Ștefănoaia
Romania MF Ștefan Ungureanu
Romania FW Vasile Lupei
Romania FW Teodor Todiresei
Romania FW Robert Vasile
Romania FW Ioan Zaharia

Club Officials[edit]

Former managers[edit]


Liga I

Campioana Romania.png Liga II

Campioana Romania.png Liga III

  • Winners (2): 1964–65, 1979–80


External links[edit]