CSA Steaua București (rugby union)
CSA Steaua București is a professional Romanian rugby union club from Ghencea, south-west București, which plays in the CEC Bank SuperLiga, the first division of Romanian rugby. They are the most successful Romanian rugby union team in the Romanian SuperLiga with 24 championship wins and 15 cup wins. The club is also the current Cupa României (Romanian Cup) champions, having won the 2019 tournament.
|Full name||Clubul Sportiv al Armatei Steaua București|
|Ground(s)||Stadionul Steaua II |
Stadionul Steaua (Some matches) (Capacity: 2,000
|President||Mădălin Sorin Hîncu|
|League(s)||CEC Bank SuperLiga|
Steaua established crosstown rivalries with Grivița Roșie București and Dinamo București, before winning the team's first Romanian Cup in 1950. The team won the league and cup double in 1953, and by the late 1950s, Steaua was winning domestic titles with regularity. Over the years, the team has also claimed success at the European Championships, winning six gold medals, three silver and one bronze.
Steaua has produced several players that have represented the Romanian national rugby team including Daniel Barbu, Marin Ionescu, Alexandru Penciu, Rene Chiriac, Paul Ciobănel, Adrian Mateescu, Mircea Braga, and Răducu Durbac.
Rivalry with DinamoEdit
București Rivalry: Both CSA Steaua București and CS Dinamo București have been bitter rivals in most sports since 1949, and when it comes to rugby, both sides are always competitive about who is the better team of București.
- CEC Bank SuperLiga:
- CEC Bank SuperLiga: (in 7 players):
- Winners (13) (record)
- Cupa României
- Winners (15) (record) : 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1974, 1977, 1978, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2019
- Runners-up (5): 1954, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015
- Cupa Regelui:
- Runners-up (2): 2016, 2018
- FIRA European Cup
- Winners (2): 1966, 1973
- Cupa Victoriei
- Winners (1): 1960
- Cupa Păcii
- Winners (1): 1964
The CSA Steaua București squad for the 2020–21 SuperLiga season is:Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
- note – Players in bold have played at least one match for their national team.