FC Farul Constanța

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Farul Constanța
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Full name Fotbal Club Farul Constanța
Nickname(s) Marinarii (The Sailors)
Rechinii (The Sharks)
Founded 1949; 67 years ago (1949)
as Locomotiva PCA Constanța
Ground Farul
Ground Capacity 15,520
Owner Giani Nedelcu
Constanţa County Council
Chairman Auraş Braşoveanu
Manager Ion Barbu
League Liga III
2015–16 Liga II, Seria I, 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

FC Farul Constanța (Romanian pronunciation: [fe t͡ʃe ˈfarul konˈstant͡sa]) is a professional football club from Constanța, Romania. Established in 1949, Farul is currently competing in the Liga III (formerly known as Divizia C), after being relegated at the end of the 2008–09 Liga I. The club has yet to win a Romanian title. 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.

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

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.

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 [1] 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 16 July 2016

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Romania DF Bogdan Meleandră
4 Romania DF Tudor Ţăranu
12 Romania GK Iulian Dinu
16 Romania MF Alexandru Vlăescu
17 Romania FW Mihai Zugravu
No. Position Player
18 Romania FW Vlad Suciu
22 Romania DF Robert Băjan
24 Romania MF Adelin Cristea
77 Romania DF Florin Pătraşcu (captain)
97 Romania GK Cristian Nanu

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]

External links[edit]