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Asociația Sportivă Venus 1914 București, commonly known as Venus București, is a Romanian football club based in Bucharest, nicknamed Negrii (English: The Blacks) due to their all black shirts. Before being dissolved by the Communist authorities, Venus was the most successful football club in Romania, winning eight Liga I championships.

Venus Bucureşti
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Full nameAsociația Sportivă Venus 1914 București
Nickname(s)Negrii din Splai
(The Blacks from Splai)
Founded1914; 105 years ago (1914)
2014; 5 years ago (2014) (refounded)
GroundBiruinţa
Capacity100
ChairmanRobert Ţicleanu
ManagerFlorin Verde
LeagueLiga V
2018–19Liga V, Bucharest, 16th
WebsiteClub website

The club's colours are black and white, and the club crest is an eight-pointed white star.

HistoryEdit

Period Name[1]
1915–1948 Venus București
1948–1949 Venus UCB București
2014–present Venus București

The club was established in 1914 in the old neighborhood of Venus, Bucharest. The team played at the Venus stadium that opened in 1931. It had a capacity of 15,000 spectators and it became the first stadium in Romania to host a match under floodlights in 1935.

The club won 8 national titles which came in 1920, 1921, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1939 and finally in 1940. It never managed to win the Romanian Cup having been beaten by local rivals Rapid Bucureşti in the final in 1940 as well as losing to the same opponents in the semi-finals in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941 and 1942.

The club also took part in three editions of the Mitropa Cup:

In 1948, due to communist regime norms that stated that all sport associations had to join a trade-union or a governmental institution, the team was forced to merge with "UCB" ("Uzinele Comunale Bucureşti" – Administration of Sewerage Systems). In 1949 the league was dissolved and the team disbanded.

In 2014 the team was reestablished and competed in Liga IV, Bucharest, fourth tier of the Romanian football, finishing 7th in Seria II.[2]

StadiumEdit

The club plays its home matches on Stadionul Biruinţa in Bucharest due to demolition of the Venus Stadium in 1953.

HonoursEdit

Former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/stiri/16668/evolutia-denumirilor-echipelor-de-a-lungul-anilor.htm
  2. ^ "Venus Bucureşti". July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.

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