Unirea Tricolor București
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Unirea Tricolor Bucureşti was a Romanian football club from Bucharest, south-east Romania, founded in 1926 when two clubs, Unirea Bucureşti (founded in 1924) and Tricolor Bucureşti (founded in 1914) merged.
It was one of the famous inter-war clubs in Romania.
Founded by merging of two different teams, "Tricolor" and "Unirea", in 1926.
Before the merger in 1926 have a few notable performances. They finished twice runner-up in 1919–20 and 1920–21 and also participated in 1921–22 being eliminated in the semifinals by Victoria Cluj after the team from Bucharest failed to appear, so it lost the game with 0–3, by administrative decision.
Unirea Tricolor Bucureşti
President and owner of the team was Nicolae Lucescu, and a famous public character around Unirea Tricolor was Titi Barosanu, a leader of the fans.
Tricolor, first named Teiul, was set up in 1914, in the district of Obor, by some high-school students. Among first players, Costel Rădulescu, in 1930's coach and manager of the Romanian national team and co-founder of the modern national championship system (league system). After World War I, the club became champion of the Bucharest Region and plays in the final tournament of the National Championship. On September 23, 1923 the team wins the first game of a Romanian club against a former-Yugoslavian (Beogradski Belgrad: 2–1).
The other club, Unirea, was founded in 1924, by the merging of "Orizontul" and "Zburătorii", in the same district of Obor.
In 1947–1948, due to Communist regime norms (stating that all sport associations had to join a form of trade-union, or a governmental institution), the team is taken over by Ministry of Internal Affairs and, on May 14, 1948, merged with another club, Ciocanul Bucureşti (former Maccabi), the new teams being named Dinamo "A" and Dinamo "B".
In the 1947–1948 season, they played as Dinamo "A" (Ciocanul) and Dinamo "B" (Unirea Tricolor), and next season, in Divizia A remained only one, Dinamo "A" (later Dinamo Bucureşti), Dinamo "B" (Unirea Tricolor) being relegated to the Divizia B.
In the 1950 season Dinamo "B" (Unirea Tricolor) moved to Braşov as Dinamo Braşov, in 1957–1958 it moved again, this time to Cluj-Napoca, only to disappear after the 1957–58 season after the team was dissolved and the players were relocated to Dinamo Bacău.
- Winners (1): 1940–41
Mihai Ionescu, Mircea Tudoran – Fotbal de la A la Z. Fotbalul românesc de-a lungul anilor, București, Editura Sport-Turism, 1984