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Progresul Bucureşti
FC Progresul Bucuresti.png
Full name Asociația Sportivă Progresul Bucureşti
Nickname(s)
  • Bancarii (Bankers)
  • Frizerii (Barbers)
  • Cavalerii frunzei de platan
    (The Knights of Sycamore Leaf)
Short name Progresul
Founded 1944; 73 years ago (1944)
as BNR Bucureşti
Ground Viitorul
Ground Capacity 100
Chairman Tudor Iacov
Manager Dan Păun
League Liga IV
2015–16 Liga IV, Bucharest, 1st
Website Club home page

Progresul Bucureşti (previously named Fotbal Club Național Bucureşti) is a Romanian football club from Bucharest, founded in 1944.

It played for 32 seasons in the Liga I, being ranked 15th in the Liga I All-Time Table.

In 2009 it experienced great financial problems, and was demoted to the Fourth League, the Liga IV, where it still plays today.

Chronology of names[edit]

Name [1] Period
B.N.R. Bucureşti 1944–1948
Banca de Stat Bucureşti 1948–1949
Spartac Bucureşti 1950–1954
Progresul Finanţe Bănci Bucureşti 1954–1955
Progresul Bucureşti 1955–1977
Progresul Vulcan Bucureşti 1977–1988
Progresul Energia Bucureşti 1988–1989
Progresul Şoimii Bucureşti 1989–1990
Progresul Bucureşti 1990–1994
FC Naţional Bucureşti 1994–2007
Progresul Bucureşti 2007–present

History[edit]

Former logo.

The team won the Romanian Cup in 1960 and played another 4 finals in 1958, 1997, 2003 and 2006.

One of the club's biggest successes was the elimination of Serbian side Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Cup competition in the late 1990s.

Surprisingly, the club was relegated to the Liga II at the end of the 2006–07 season, finishing 16th out of 18 teams.

In April 2009 the club was kicked out of the 2nd division championship because of financial reasons. Prior to this, only a few days before, they were kicked out from the Cotroceni Stadium by BNR, because of debts.

Starting with the 2009–10 season we see the club playing only in the Liga IV, finishing in the middle of the table each season. Most recently 6th at the end of the 2014–15 season.

Season 2015–2016 has embraced Progresul Bucuresti with great results.After many years they finished on first place in the 4th league, and made it to the finals in the Romanian Cup, where they played against A.S Electroaparataj.

European record[edit]

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 1 4 2 0 2 12 5 + 7
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup 2 12 4 4 4 10 10 0
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 6 4 0 2 12 8 + 4
Total 4 22 10 4 8 34 23 + 11

Current squad[edit]

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 Razvan Sandescu
2 Romania Calin Nicolae
3 Romania Costin Voicu
4 Romania MF Claudiu Stanciu
5 Romania DF Vladimir Alexandrescu
6 Romania Marius Mitu
7 Romania MF Gigel Coman (captain)
8 Romania Daniel Iliescu
10 Romania Marius Sidek
11 Romania Ciprian Nitu
13 Romania MF Costel Lazăr
No. Position Player
14 Romania Antonio Anghel
15 Romania Laurentiu Lupu
16 Romania Andrei Iacov
17 Romania Stefan Odoroaba
18 Romania Angelo Impuscatu
19 Romania Alin Stefan
20 Romania Andrei Muller
23 Romania FW Ionut Sotir
33 Romania GK Mihai Mina

Notable former players[edit]

For a list of all former and current FC Progresul București players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FC Progresul Bucureşti players.

Famous managers[edit]

For a list of all former and current FC Progresul Bucureşti managers with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FC Progresul Bucureşti managers.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Campioana Romania.pngLiga I

Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (3): 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02

Campioana Romania.pngRomanian Cup

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (1): 1959–60
Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (4): 1957–58, 1996–97, 2002–03, 2005–06

Campioana Romania.png Liga II

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (5): 1954, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1975–76, 1979–80, 1991–92
Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (6): 1953, 1956, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1985–86, 1986–87

Campioana Romania.png Liga III

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (2): 1946–47, 1989–90
Silver medal blank.svgRunners-up (1): 1988–89

Campioana Romania.png Liga IV-Bucharest

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (1): 2015–16

Other performances[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]