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
Ground Stadionul Farul
Ground Capacity 18,500
Owner Giani Nedelcu
Chairman Auraş Braşoveanu
Manager Constantin Gache
League Liga II
2014–15 Liga II, Seria I, 10th
Website Club home page

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 II (formerly known as Divizia B), after being relegated at the end of the 2008-09 Liga I. The club has yet to win a Romanian title. Notably, the 2004/2005 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 and PCA, 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 was 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 semi-finals of the Balkans Cup, and winning Liga II four times.

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

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

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 June 2015

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
2 Romania DF Robert Băjan
3 Romania DF Daniel Ciobanu
3 Romania MF Alexandru Vieru
5 Romania MF Monel Cârstoiu
6 Romania DF Nicolae Buzea
7 Romania FW Alexandru Grigoraş
8 Romania MF Daniel Ochia
9 Romania FW Marco Enciu
10 Romania MF Robert Neagoe
12 Romania GK Bogdan Olaru
13 Romania DF Alexandru Giurgiu
14 Romania MF Alexandru Vieru
No. Position Player
15 Romania MF Robert Szalkai
18 Romania FW Marius Jianu
20 Romania MF Robert Pâslaru
24 Romania MF Ionuț Cioinac
25 Romania MF Ionuț Plămadă
33 Romania DF Florentin Tudorache
77 Romania DF Florin Pătrașcu
93 Romania DF Andrei Sescioreanu
95 Romania DF Claudiu Popa
99 Romania FW Alexandru Muscă
Romania MF George Ilinca
Romania MF Adrian Martoncă
Romania MF Adrian Moroșanu

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Romania MF Silviu Igiroșanu (at Delta Tulcea)
Romania FW Valentin Ion (at Delta Tulcea)
Romania DF Stere Dincă (at Callatis Mangalia)

Club officials[edit]

Boardroom[edit]

  • Owner: Romania Giani Nedelcu
  • Honour president: Cyprus Marios N. Lefkaritis
  • Executive president: Romania Marcel Lică
  • Marketing director: Romania Mihai-Gabriel Diaconescu
  • Judicial director: Romania Valentina Petre
  • Press officer: Romania Marian Bocai

Management[edit]

  • Manager: Romania Marian Dinu
  • Assistant manager: Romania Ion Barbu
  • Goalkeeping coach: Romania Gheorghe Mina
  • Club doctor: Romania Liviu Muja
  • Fitness coach: Romania Gheorghe Avram
  • Masseurs: Romania Paul Ciocănescu, Romania Valentin Constantin
  • Second team coach: Romania Lucian Marinof

Youth centre staff[edit]

  • Youth centre manager: Romania Petre Comăniţă
  • Group coaches: Vasile Mănăilă, Mugur Corlăţeanu, Marian Florea, Gheorghe Butoiu, Eugen Savoilă, Mihai Turcu, Constantin Mareş, Ionel Melenco, Sevastian Iovănescu, Constantin Gârjoabă.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Campioana Romania.png Liga II

Cupa Romaniei.png Romanian Cup

European[edit]

UEFA Intertoto Cup logo.svg UEFA Intertoto Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 2006

Balkans Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Romania 1998/99". Rsssf.com. 7 October 1999. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 

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