Crișana Oradea

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Crişana Oradea
Full name Crişana Oradea
Short name Crişana
Founded 1929
Dissolved 1954

Crişana Oradea was a football club based in Oradea, Romania. It was founded in 1929 and dissolved in 1954.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1929. The players from the first year of existence were: Putirică, Combi, Aurel, Bulzan, Restea, Slopu, Vanghelu, Blondu, Ştefănescu, Matei, I. Bonaţiu, Mureşan, Magău, Budău, Cionca.

In 1930–31, the club won the North League, but was eliminated in the preliminary round of the final tournament by Societatea Gimnastică Sibiu. In 1931–32 it again won the North League but was again eliminated in the preliminary round of the final tournament, this time by Mureşul Târgu Mureş.

In 1932 the club started playing in the First Division, finishing until 1938, in the first half of the championship. Notable players included: Püllőck, I. Budău, I. Bonaţiu, Pintea, Bugariu, Frenţiu, I. Baratky, E. Lakatos, C. Deleanu, Ţuţuianu, Ad. Bocşa, Al. Torjoc, P. Maliţa, Pop, Aştilean, Lucaci, Fr. Dvorysák, Ţăranu, Ladislau Dallos, Szilágy.

In 1938–39 and 1939–40 the club played in the Second Division. After World War II, it reappeared in the Second Division, merging with CFR, the new name being CFR. In 1947, the two clubs split again, only CFR remaining, but not for long, because in 1954 it was relegated to the regional championship, and with this, it disappeared.

In 1961 the Crişana name reappeared, but only because CA Oradea changed its name, with no connection between them.

Honours[edit]

Liga I:

  • Winners (0): Best finnish: 3rd–4th 1933–34

Liga II: