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Daco-Getica București
Daco-Getica București logo.png
Full nameAsociația Sport Club Daco-Getica București
  • Daco-Geții (The Daco-Gets)
  • Bătrâna Doamnă din Colentina
    (The Old Lady from Colentina)
Founded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
as Juventus Colentina București
OwnerIlie Ciuclea
ChairmanVasile Radu
ManagerMarius Baciu
LeagueLiga II
2017–18Liga I, 14th (relegated)
Current season

Asociația Sport Club Daco-Getica București, commonly known as Daco-Getica București, is a professional Romanian football club based in Bucharest.

From 1992 to the summer of 2018, the team was known as Juventus București,[1] a name which was also used by unrelated Petrolul Ploiești in the past. One year prior to the renaming, Daco-Getica played their first season in the Liga I, the top division in the country.


Chart showing the progress of Daco-Getica's league finishes since their founding in 1992 to the present.

Thus, under the ownership of Ilie Ciuclea, in 1992 was founded Juventus Colentina București, club that had officially no legacy with the old Juventus, but was founded to become a football school which would act as a launch pad for young talents. It was enrolled in the Liga III on the place of Calculatorul București, the old club of Colentina neighbourhood, which disappeared from the stage of the Romanian football system, by this maneuver.[2] Action "Juventus, 1992" has proposed an attempt to follow in the footsteps of the founder of the original Juventus, Ettore Brunelli, to honour his memory and highlight his merits. It was clear that Brunelli was no longer alive, considering that ought to be 110 years old (he was born in Messina on 8 April 1882). Ciuclea searched for potential descendants or heirs in an attempt to offer a symbolic continuation of the old club's tradition. There were intense correspondences between SC Supercom SA by general manager Ilie Ciuclea, the Italian Red Cross and the Italian Embassy in Bucharest, the final result of all efforts was expressed in the answer given on 20 October 2000 by the Italian Embassy in Bucharest which said:[3]

"Evidence from the archive that Mr Ettore Brunelli had two sons, Enrico and Giuliana, born in Genoa on 4 September 1909, respectively, on 24 December 1915. Unfortunately, although your initiative is laudable, it is unable to check if two people are still alive."

It is likely that Ettore Brunelli, with his two sons, have left the country after nationalizing it in 1948, probably the evidence was lost in the political conditions of the time.

After the refoundation Juventus played mostly at Liga III and promoted in the Liga II for the first time in its history at the end of the 2009–10 season. In the Liga II Juventus made two weak seasons, in the first one finished 16th, the last one of the 1st series, but was saved by relegation due to lack of teams. For the second season the club was moved in the 2nd series, but relegated again, this time occupying the 14th place.

Rise to the Liga I (2015–2018)[edit]

Former logo, as Juventus București.

After winning the second series of Liga III, at the end of the 2015–16 season, the club promoted back to Liga II, after a hiatus of 4 years. Next year, Romanian Football Federation changed Liga II's system from the one with two series to a league with only one series of 20 teams, after one year since promoting from Liga III, Juventus managed to win the league and thus promoting for the first time ever in the Liga I, by becoming the first ever single winner of Liga II.[4]

Liga I it turned out to be "a nut too hard to break" for "The Old Lady from Colentina" and after finishing the regular season only on the 14th place (the last one), with only 11 points, the team made a slightly better play out, but insufficient to save from relegation, finishing 14th with only 17 points, 10 points away from 13th place and 13 points away from a safe place.[5]

Daco-Getica (2018–present)[edit]

After relegating from Liga I at the end of their first season in the top flight of the Romanian football, the club was forced to change its name after being summoned by Juventus Torino to remove the word "Juventus". Thus, from the summer of 2018 the side is known as ASC Daco-Getica București,[1] a reference to the Daco-Getae people belonging to the Thracian branch, who lived on the territory of Romania in the past and are being considered precursors of the Romanian people.[6]





First team squad[edit]

As of 10 March 2019

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 George Gavrilaș
2 Romania DF Constantin Dedu
4 Romania DF Vlad Motroc
5 Romania MF Vladimir Georgescu (on loan from Concordia)
7 Romania FW Robert Grecu (on loan from Viitorul)
8 Romania MF Daniel Cîrjan (on loan from Domnești)
9 Romania MF Arthur Teuț
10 Romania MF Cristian Bustea (Captain)
11 Romania MF Raphael Stănescu
12 Romania GK Mihai Eșanu (on loan from Dinamo)
14 Romania MF Robert Neacșu
15 Romania FW Nicolae Epure
16 Moldova DF Ion Prodan
17 Romania MF Alexandru Ilie
No. Position Player
19 Romania MF Marius Tudorică
20 France FW Philippe Nsiah
21 Romania FW Sabin Alexe
22 Romania DF Mihai Stancu
23 Romania FW Alexandru Nica (on loan from Petrolul)
26 Romania FW Adrian Manole
27 Romania FW Mădălin Martin
29 Romania GK Daniel Isvoranu (on loan from Concordia)
30 Romania DF Nicolae Mușat (Vice-Captain)
31 Romania DF Răzvan Prodan (on loan from Viitorul)
33 Romania GK Mihai Irimiea
70 Romania DF George Cotigă
89 Romania MF George Călințaru (Vice-Captain)
Romania DF Tudor Țăranu

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
No. Position Player

Club Officials[edit]

Season by season[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Juventus Bucureşti continuă în Liga 2 şi va avea un nou nume, unul pe placul finanţatorului naţionalist. Baciu: "Acum începem proiectul pe care ni-l dorim cu adevărat"" [Juventus Bucharest continues in the Liga 2 and will have a new name, one to the likes of its nationalist owner. Baciu: "Now we start the project that we really want"]. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ ""Calculatorul Bucuresti" se pregateste de Liga I! Povestea liderului din liga a doua si a celui mai longeviv patron de fotbal din Romania" ["Calculatorul București" prepares for Liga I! The story of the leader of the second league and of the owner who spent the most years in the lead of a Romanian football club.] (in Romanian). Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Juventus '24 = Petrolul, Juventus '93 = Calculatorul! In penultima deplasare a turului Poli intalneste pe Juventus Bucuresti, o echipa care de-a lungul timpului, a purtat mai multe nume pana sa-si gaseasca unul potrivit" [Juventus '24 = Petrolul, Juventus '93 = Calculatorul! In the penultimate away match of the first part Poli meets Juventus Bucharest, a team which over time has wore more names before finding a suitable one] (in Romanian). Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Juventus București a promovat matematic în Liga 1! Petrecere în noroi pentru jucătorii din Colentina" [Juventus Bucharest has mathematically promoted in the Liga 1! Party in the mud for Colentina players] (in Romanian). Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Juventus Bucureşti a retrogradat, matematic, din prima ligă" [Juventus Bucharest relegated, mathematically, from the first league] (in Romanian). Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Dacia și Daco-Geții" [Dacia and the Daco-Getae]. Retrieved 28 June 2018.

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