Clubul Sportiv Municipal Focșani, commonly known as CSM Focșani, or simply Focșani, is a Romanian professional football club from Focşani, Vrancea County, founded in 1953 as Spartac Focșani.

CSM Focșani
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Full nameClubul Sportiv Municipal Focșani
Short nameCSM Focșani
Founded1953; 67 years ago (1953)
as Spartac Focșani
2002; 18 years ago (2002)
as Unirea 2002 Focșani
2007; 13 years ago (2007)
as CSM Focșani
GroundMilcovul
Capacity8,500
OwnerFocșani Municipality
ChairmanCristian Misăilă
ManagerAlin Chița
LeagueLiga III
2018–19Liga III, Seria I, 6th
WebsiteClub website
Active departments of CSM Focșani
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Football Basketball Handball
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Rugby Volleyball Athletics
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Chess Judo Martial Arts
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Tennis

Chronology of namesEdit

Role Period
Spartac Focșani 1953–1955
Progresul Focșani 1955–1957
Unirea Focșani 1957–1960
Rapid Focșani 1960–1963
Fructexport Focșani 1963–1966
Unirea Focșani 1966–1980
Unirea Dinamo Focșani 1980–1989
Unirea Focșani 1989–1993
Acord Focșani 1993–1997
Diplomatic Focșani 1997–2002
Unirea 2002 Focșani 2002–2007
CSM Focșani 2007–present

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1953 as Spartac Focșani and over its history had various names like: Progresul, Rapid, Fructexport, Acord, Diplomatic and the most popular for Romanian football fans Unirea. During its tumultuous history CSM Focșani had a lot of ups and downs and also another two refounding moments, in 2002 and 2007, but the highest level achieved by the team was only Liga II. Than the team was dissolved again in the summer of 2013, but only at senior level.[1] In the summer of 2016, the senior team was refounded and enrolled in Liga IV-Vrancea County.[2]

StadiumEdit

CSM Focșani plays its home matches on Stadionul Milcovul from Focșani, which has a capacity of 8,500 seats.

HonoursEdit

Liga III

Liga IVVrancea County

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 1 October 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Roberto Vrânceanu
2   MF Ciprian Petre
5   MF Ștefan Pădineanu
6   DF Alexandru Panaite
7   MF Ionuț Manu
8   MF Alin Pencea
9   FW Sergiu Jurj
10   MF Ștefan Lupu (Captain)
11   MF Andrei Paizan
12   GK Gabriel Lazăr
13   FW Remus Popa
14   DF Sorin Săpunaru
15   MF Răzvan Adăscăliței
16   DF Ionuț Salaoru
No. Position Player
17   MF Giani Gherghiceanu (on loan from Viitorul)
20   MF Dănuț Munteanu
21   FW Mădălin Predoiu
22   DF Claudiu Mihai
24   DF Crinel Stoica
33   GK Robert Dogaru
88   GK Alexandru Apenciucesei
  DF Ștefan Burghiu
  DF Marius Drăguț
  MF Florin Cazan (on loan from SCM Gloria)
  MF Cătălin Costin
  MF Dorinel Popa
  FW Andrei Apenciucesei

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Club officialsEdit

League historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

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