SSC Farul Constanța

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Farul Constanța
SSC Farul Constanta logo.svg
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
Owners Constanța Municipality
Farul Supporters Association
Chairman Marcel Lică
Manager Petre Grigoraș
League Liga III
2016–17 Liga IV, Constanța County, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website
Current season

Suporter Spirit Club Farul Constanța (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈfarul konˈstant͡sa]), commonly known as Farul Constanța, or simply as Farul, is a Romanian professional football club based in the city of Constanța, Constanța County. Established in 1949, it is currently playing in the Liga III.[1]

Farul is a Romanian word which translates as "the Lighthouse". In the summer of 2016, the team was declared bankrupt and excluded from the Liga III, after it had withdrew from Liga II earlier that summer. In an attempt to save Farul, supporters refounded the club and enrolled it in the fourth division.[2][3]

Farul Constanța are also a well-known rugby union team.

History[edit]

In 1949, the two football clubs of Constanța, Dezrobirea Constanța and PCA Constanța (Porturi Comunicații Ape), were merged to create a new team, Locomotiva PCA Constanța, 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 Constanța.

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, Lucrețiu Florescu, Gheorghe Corneanu, Gheorghe Toma, Petre Comăniță, Mircea Bibere, Eugen Pană, Gheorghe Datcu, Vasile Stancu, Constantin Moroianu, Ion Ciosescu, Paul Niculescu, Dumitru Sever, Iacob Olaru, Ștefan Nunu – squad; Iosif Lengheriu – head coach; Foti Foti – President
  • 1962–63, 5th place: Horia Ghibănescu, Constantin Manciu, Firică, Octavian Brânzei, Lucrețiu Florescu, Martin Graef, Mihai Stoica, Constantin Pleșa, Vasile Buzea, Ion Vasilescu, Nicolae Neacșu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Moroianu, Iosif Bukossy, Ion Ciosescu, Ștefan 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 Pleșa, Dumitru Antonescu, Ilie Ologu, Marin Tufan, Constantin Iancu, Tiberiu Kallo, Ion Zamfir, Dumitru Caraman, Iosif Bukossy, Constantin Mareș, Vasile Dumbravă – squad; Vintilă Mărdărescu – head coach; Foti Foti – President
  • 1969–70, 6th place: Dan Ștefănescu, Gheorghe Popa, Petre Botea, Dumitru Popescu, Dumitru Tănase, Vasile Stancu, Constantin Tâlvescu, Constantin Mareș, Dumitru Antonescu, Mihai Stoica, Constantin Koszka, Constantin Pleșa, Ilhan Mustafa, Mircea Sasu, Sorin Avram, Marin Tufan, Tiberiu Kallo, Ilie Ologu, Nicolae Constantinescu, Alexandru Badea, Dumitru Caraman; Bazil Marian – Lucrețiu Florescu, Emanoil Hașotti – Robert Cosmoc – coaches; E. Monacu – President
  • 1993–94, 6th place: Gheorghe Nițu, Stelian Carabaș, Tiberiu Curt, Alexandru Popovici, Florian Călin, Gheorghe Barbu, Marian Dinu, Gheorghe Ciurea, Marian Popa, Cătălin Plăcintă, Dennis Șerban, 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, Laurențiu Florea, Sorin Mocanu, Cosmin Pașcovici, Adrian Senin, Cristian Șchiopu, Iulian Apostol, Vasilică Cristocea, Robert Iacob, Dinu Todoran, George Ușurelu, Claudiu Voiculeț, Mihai Baicu, Radu Doicaru, Mihai Guriță, Liviu Mihai; Petre Grigoraș – 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 Comunicații 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 August 2017

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

No. Position Player
1 Romania GK Vladimir Neagu (Captain)
5 Romania MF Ionuț Florea
7 Romania FW Alexandru Grigoraș
6 Romania DF Florin Nițescu
9 Romania FW Alin Mazilu
15 Romania DF Iulian Răvoiu
18 Romania MF Ergut Asan
20 Romania MF Vasile Șicu
29 Romania MF Vlad Suciu
Romania GK Bogdan Scorici
Romania DF Florin Achim
Romania DF Marian Botea
No. Position Player
Romania DF Dumitru Gheorghe
Romania DF Robert Ștefancu
Romania DF Narcis Vîntu
Romania MF Andrei Apostolache
Romania MF Teodor Caragea
Nigeria MF Godwin Konyeha
Romania MF Ciprian Milea
Romania MF Raphael Stănescu
Romania FW Claudiu Dragu
Romania FW Marius Dumitrașcu
Romania FW Denis Iliescu
Romania FW Cosmin Zamfir

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

Campioana Romania.png Liga IV-Constanța County

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (1): 2016–17

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 și 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 și 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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