CSA Steaua București (handball)

CSA Steaua București is a Romanian professional handball club based in Bucharest, Romania. It competes in the Romanian Handball League. They are part of the CSA Steaua sports organization.

CSA Steaua București
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Full nameClubul Sportiv al Armatei Steaua București
Nickname(s)Roș-Albaștrii (The Red and Blues)
Short nameSteaua
Founded1949; 72 years ago (1949)
(in 11 players)
1958; 63 years ago (1958)
(in 7 players)
ArenaSala Polivalentă
(Capacity: 5,300)
Sala Sporturilor Concordia
(Capacity: 1,465)
Head coachRomania Sandu Iacob
LeagueLiga Națională
2018–19Liga Națională, 6th
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Home
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Away
Website
Official site

HistoryEdit

Founded in the late 1940s as part of the CSA Steaua army sports club. The handball section has won a record 28 national championships and 9 Romanian cups. Steaua won two EHF Champions League titles as well as reaching two further finals.

In 2006, they won the EHF Challenge Cup with Vasile Stîngă as their coach. The club played under various names throughout the years for sponsorship reasons.

Their biggest rival is Dinamo Bucharest with whom they contest the Bucharest derby.

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitions European competitions
  • Liga Națională (in 11 players):
    • Champions (7): 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1960–61
    • Runners-up (3): 1952–53, 1955–56, 1957–58
  • Romanian League:
    • Champions (28): 1962–63, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2007–08
    • Runners-up (10): 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2006–07, 2017–18
  • Romanian Cup:
    • Winners (9): 1980–81, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1996–97, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
    • Runners-up (9): 1977–78, 1978–79, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2015–16, 2018–19

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Squad for the 2020–21 season

Notable former playersEdit

Notable coachesEdit

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