SSC Farul Constanța

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Farul Constanța
SSC Farul logo.png
Full name Suporter Spirit Club Farul Constanța
Nickname(s) Marinarii (The Sailors)
Rechinii (The Sharks)
Founded
  • 1949; 68 years ago (1949) as Locomotiva PCA Constanța
  • 2016; 1 year ago (2016) as SSC Farul Constanța
Ground Farul
Ground Capacity 15,520
Owner Farul Supporters Association
Chairman Marcel Lică
Manager Ion Barbu
League Liga IV
2015–16 Liga II, Seria I, 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

SSC Farul Constanța (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈfarul konˈstant͡sa]) is a professional football club from Constanța, Romania that was established in 1949. The club is currently inactive after being excluded from Liga III in August 2016.[1]

In Romanian farul means "the lighthouse". Farul Constanța are also a well-known rugby union team, which hosted the first Heineken Cup rugby match.

In the summer of 2016, FC Farul was declared bankruptcy and excluded from Liga III, after the club withdrew from Liga II earlier in that summer. In an attempt to save the team, Farul supporters refounded the club as SSC Farul and enrolled it in Liga IV.[2] [3]

History[edit]

In 1949, the two football clubs of Constanţa, Dezrobirea Constanța and PCA Constanța (Porturi Comunicaţii Ape), were merged to create a new team, Locomotiva PCA Constanţa, that played in the Divizia B (the 2nd League). After the 1954 edition, the team promoted for the first time to the 1st League (Divizia A), and in 1958, the team's name was changed from Locomotiva to Farul Constanţa.

Notably, the 2004–05 Divizia A season brought for Farul some outstanding performances that enabled it to finish the season on the 5th place and reach to its first ever Romanian Cup final match, which they lost 0–1 to FC Dinamo București.

Its best achievements are reaching the fourth place in Liga I and the final of the Balkans Cup, and also winning Liga II five times along the history.

Best positions in Liga I[edit]

  • 1959–60, 4th place: Horia Ghibănescu, Nicolae Botescu, Grigore Ciuncan, Lucreţiu Florescu, Gheorghe Corneanu, Gheorghe Toma, Petre Comăniţă, Mircea Bibere, Eugen Pană, Gheorghe Datcu, Vasile Stancu, Constantin Moroianu, Ion Ciosescu, Paul Niculescu, Dumitru Sever, Iacob Olaru, Ştefan Nunu – squad; Iosif Lengheriu – head coach; Foti Foti – President
  • 1962–63, 5th place: Horia Ghibănescu, Constantin Manciu, Firică, Octavian Brânzei, Lucreţiu Florescu, Martin Graef, Mihai Stoica, Constantin Pleşa, Vasile Buzea, Ion Vasilescu, Nicolae Neacşu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Moroianu, Iosif Bukossy, Ion Ciosescu, Ştefan Nunu, Constantin Dinulescu, Constantin Mănescu, Ilie Ologu, Vasile Dumbravă; Augustin Botescu – head coach; Foti Foti – President
  • 1966–67, 4th place: Vasile Utu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Manciu, Marin Georgescu, Constantin Koszka, Martin Graef, Suliman Etem, Cicerone Manolache, Constantin Pleşa, Dumitru Antonescu, Ilie Ologu, Marin Tufan, Constantin Iancu, Tiberiu Kallo, Ion Zamfir, Dumitru Caraman, Iosif Bukossy, Constantin Mareş, Vasile Dumbravă – squad; Vintilă Mărdărescu – head coach; Foti Foti – President
  • 1969–70, 6th place: Dan Ştefănescu, Gheorghe Popa, Petre Botea, Dumitru Popescu, Dumitru Tănase, Vasile Stancu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Mareş, Dumitru Antonescu, Mihai Stoica, Constantin Koszka, Constantin Pleşa, Ilhan Mustafa, Mircea Sasu, Sorin Avram, Marin Tufan, Tiberiu Kallo, Ilie Ologu, Nicolae Constantinescu, Alexandru Badea, Dumitru Caraman; Bazil Marian – Lucreţiu Florescu, Emanoil Haşotti – Robert Cosmoc – coaches; E. Monacu – President
  • 1993–94, 6th place: Gheorghe Niţu, Stelian Carabaş, Tiberiu Curt, Alexandru Popovici, Florian Călin, Gheorghe Barbu, Marian Dinu, Gheorghe Ciurea, Marian Popa, Cătălin Plăcintă, Dennis Şerban, Arghir, Gheorghe Butoiu, Bănică Oprea; Gheorghe Constantin, Constantin Gache, Florin Marin – head coaches; Petre Buduru – President
  • 2004–05, 5th place: George Curcă, Adrian Vlas, Ion Barbu, Răzvan Farmache, Laurenţiu Florea, Sorin Mocanu, Cosmin Paşcovici, Adrian Senin, Cristian Şchiopu, Iulian Apostol, Vasilică Cristocea, Robert Iacob, Dinu Todoran, George Uşurelu, Claudiu Voiculeţ, Mihai Baicu, Radu Doicaru, Mihai Guriţă, Liviu Mihai; Petre Grigoraş – head coach; Gheorghe Bosânceanu – President

Chronology of names[edit]

Name [4] Period Notes
Locomotiva PCA Constanța 1949–1953 Merged between Dezrobirea Constanța and PCA Constanța (Porturi Comunicaţii Ape).
Locomotiva Constanța 1953–1958
Farul Constanța 1958–1972
FC Constanța 1972–1988
Farul Constanța 1988–present

Milestones[edit]

European Record[edit]

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 11 6 3 2 15 14 + 1
Total 2 11 6 3 2 15 14 + 1

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1995 Group stage (8) Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Bečej 2–1 1st place
Poland Poland Pogoń Szczecin 2–1
France France Cannes 0–0
Belarus Belarus Dnepr 2–0
Round of 16 Netherlands Netherlands Heerenveen 0–4 0–4
2006 First round Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia FK Pobeda 2–0 2–2 4–2
Second round Bulgaria Bulgaria PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2–1 1–1 3–2
Third round France France AJ Auxerre 1–0 1–4 2–4

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 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 Vladimir Neagu
Romania GK Rareș Tătar
Romania DF Ion Barbu
Romania DF Constantin Bumbac
Romania DF Cornel Ciobanu
Romania DF George Elisei
Romania DF Ionuț Iacob
Romania DF Bogdan Meleandră
Romania DF Florin Pătraşcu (Captain)
Romania DF Daniel Popa
Romania DF Iulian Răvoiu
No. Position Player
Romania DF Tudor Țăranu
Romania MF Enghin Amet
Romania MF Cezar Beșleagă
Romania MF Ionuț Florea
Romania MF Edis Mândră
Romania MF Ionuț Măgureanu
Romania MF Daniel Ochia
Romania MF Vlad Suciu
Romania MF Vasile Șicu
Romania FW Alexandru Grigoraș
Romania FW Alin Mazilu

Club officials[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Campioana Romania.png Liga II

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (5): 1954, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1980–81, 1987–88
Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (2): 1979–80, 2000–01

Cups[edit]

Romanian Cup

Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (1): 2004–05

European[edit]

UEFA Intertoto Cup

Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (1): 2006

Balkans Cup

Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (1): 1964–66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Farul nu va juca în Liga 3 şi intră în faliment!". liga2.prosport.ro (in Romanian). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Se pune cruce pe FC Farul Constanța?". 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "SSC Farul va lupta să recupereze palmaresul şi emblema: „FC Farul a fost condamnat la moarte"". 3 September 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  4. ^ RomanianSoccer.ro, (r). "Evolutia denumirilor echipelor de-a lungul anilor". Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Balkan Cup 1960-69". Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Romania 1998/99". Rsssf.com. 7 October 1999. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 

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