CSM Alexandria

Club Sportiv Municipal Alexandria, commonly known as CSM Alexandria or simply as Alexandria, is a Romanian football club from Alexandria, Romania, founded in 1948. It plays in the Romanian Liga III and is one of the most important football clubs of Teleorman County.

CSM Alexandria
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Full nameClub Sportiv Municipal Alexandria
Nickname(s)Alexăndrenii
(The Alexandria People)
Rulmentul
(The Bearing)
Short nameAlexandria
Founded1948; 74 years ago (1948)
as Unirea Alexandria
GroundPeco
Capacity1,100
OwnerAlexandria Municipality
ChairmanBogdan Ciobanu
ManagerCristian Dănălache
LeagueLiga III
2020–21Liga III, Seria VI, 5th

Chronology of namesEdit

Name[1] Period
Unirea Alexandria 1948–1961
Progresul Alexandria 1961–1967
Comerţul Alexandria 1967–1972
Automatica Alexandria 1972–1976
Unirea Alexandria 1976–1978
Rulmentul Alexandria 1978–1981
Unirea Alexandria 1981–1985
Automatica Alexandria 1985–1988
Unirea Alexandria 1988–1990
Rulmentul Alexandria 1990–1991
Unirea Alexandria 1991–1996
FC Alexandria 1996–1997
Rulmentul Alexandria 1997–2008
FCM Alexandria 2008–2018
CSM Alexandria 2018–present

HistoryEdit

The club was founded under the name Unirea Alexandria in 1948.

The best known players are: Florea Voicilă (a player who represented the national team while playing in the second division for Alexandria) and Florică Mitroi – both home-grown players. Their best performance was 3rd place in the Romanian second league in 1982, above Rapid Bucharest ("Noi n-am uitat ca-n '82/ Voi ne-ati purtat prin Paradis/ Dupa Rapid erati si voi/ Pe locul 3, si n-a fost vis"-catren al regretatului dr. Jean Sardu...)

The club formed players like Dan Balauru, Valentin Badea and Basarab Panduru. These players played at the top level or even for the Romania national football team.

In 2009 the club lost the promotion play-off for Liga III losing 1–2 against Comprest București. In spite of losing the playoff, the club managed to promote by an administrative decision; the Romanian Football Association announced that FCM Alexandria would play in 2010 in Liga III, Seria IV.

In the 2009–2010 season FCM finished in the middle of the table in eighth place.

In 2013 the club was relegated to the 4th division, Liga IV.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeaguesEdit

Other performancesEdit

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 8 March 2022

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ROU Sabin Stănciulescu
2 DF   ROU Eduard Sîrbu
3 MF   ROU Robert Lupoaica
4 MF   ROU Valentin Ghenovici
5 DF   ROU Vladimir Georgescu
6 MF   ROU Mihnea Vlad
7 MF   ROU Gabriel Preoteasa
8 MF   ROU Marius Mitran
9 MF   ROU Alexandru Burlacu
11 FW   ROU Cosmin Neagu (Captain)
12 GK   ROU Iosif Cristică
13 MF   ROU Vlad Nițu (on loan from CSA Steaua)
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   ROU Flavius Julea
18 DF   ROU Sabin Iakabfi (on loan from Vaslui)
19 DF   ROU Cosmin Ciocoteală
20 MF   ROU Alexandru Chiriceanu
21 MF   ROU Darius Dumitru
DF   BRA Leonardo da Silva
DF   ROU Adrian Neacșu
DF   ROU Ionuț Puțaru
MF   ROU David Biolițanu
MF   ROU Răzvan Dobrică
MF   ROU Adrian Mar
FW   BRA Gleydisson

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
No. Pos. Nation Player

Club officialsEdit

League historyEdit

Famous managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RomanianSoccer.ro, (r). "Evolutia denumirilor echipelor de-a lungul anilor". www.romaniansoccer.ro.

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