FC Olt Scornicești

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FC Olt Scorniceşti
FC Olt Scornicesti logo.png
Full name Fotbal Club Olt Scorniceşti
Short name Olt Scorniceşti
Founded 1973; 44 years ago (1973)
Ground Viitorul
Ground Capacity 18,000
League Liga IV
2016–17 Liga IV, Olt County, 12th
Website Club home page

FC Olt Scorniceşti is a football club based in Scorniceşti, Olt County in southern Romania. Founded in 1973, it soon became one of the best teams from a rural area. It currently plays in the Liga IV.

Chronology of names[edit]

Name [1] Period
Viitorul Scorniceşti 1973–1978
FC Scorniceşti 1978–1980
FC Olt Scorniceşti 1980–1990
CS Olt 90 Scorniceşti 1990–1994
FC Olt Scorniceşti 1994–present

History[edit]

The club represented the home village of former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, arguably receiving "extra help" to reach Divizia A and remain there. In 1974 promoted in Divizia C, 1978 in Divizia B and then, after only one year they reached the first division. It is well known an episode from the last round of the 1978–1979 Divizia B season, when to succeed promotion on goal difference, they defeated Electrodul Slatina with 18–0, it also says that at that game, Dumitru Dragomir, the president of the club at that time, brought out both teams from the showers on the field to score a few more goals, that after he misunderstood the result of the other match.[2] However, after the fall of the communist regime, the club lost its main support and was excluded from championship, the same thing happened with the other clubs which were supported by the communist regime, like Victoria București (police team) or Flacăra Moreni (securitate team) since then, FC Olt did not manage to play at a higher level than Liga II.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Campioana Romania.pngLiga I:

Campioana Romania.pngLiga II:

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (1): 1978–79

Campioana Romania.pngLiga III:

Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWinners (2): 1977–78, 1990–91

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