AS Venus București
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.
|Full name||Asociația Sportivă Venus 1914 București|
|Nickname(s)||Negrii din Splai|
(The Blacks from Splai)
|2018–19||Liga V, Bucharest, 16th|
The club's colours are black and white, and the club crest is an eight-pointed white star.
|1948–1949||Venus UCB 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:
- 1937 Mitropa Cup – Last 16: Venus Bucureşti 4–6 Ujpest and Ujpest 4–1 Venus Bucureşti
- 1939 Mitropa Cup – Quarterfinals: Venus Bucureşti 1–0 Bologna and Bologna 5–0 Venus Bucureşti
- 1940 Mitropa Cup – Quarterfinals: BSK Beograd 3–0 Venus Bucureşti and Venus Bucureşti 0–1 BSK Beograd
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.
- Runners-up (1): 1939–40
- "Venus Bucureşti". July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.