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CSM U Oradea is a Romanian professional basketball club, based in Oradea, Romania. The club competes in the Liga Națională, the highest level of basketball in Romania.

CSM U Oradea
CSM U Oradea logo
NicknameLeii Roșii
(Red Lions)
LeaguesLiga Națională
Basketball Champions League
Founded2003; 16 years ago (2003)
HistoryCSM Oradea
ArenaArena Antonio Alexe
LocationOradea , Romania
Team colorsRed, Blue, White
PresidentŞerban Sere
Head coachCristian Achim
Championships3 Romanian Leagues
WebsiteOfficial website
Active departments of CSM Oradea
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Football Basketball
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Water Polo Handball
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Fencing Athletics Tennis



CSM U Oradea was founded in 2003, but the team promoted to the first division in 2005. The team best performance was in 2012 when they reached Romanian Cup semifinals and in 2013 when the team won the 3rd place.

In the 2012-2013 season the team finished on second place at the end of the regular season (23 wins and 7 losses) and qualify for the Play-Offs. In the first round the team won with 3-1 against U Mobitelco Cluj Napoca, and then the team lost 3-1 against future champions Asesoft Ploieşti. The team played for the 3rd place against Gaz Metan Mediaş and won with 2-1.

In the 2013–14 season the team made its first European appearance, as they would play in the third tier EuroChallenge. It also made the Cup Final for the first time, as well as the Liga Nationala Final.

In the 2015–16 season, Oradea won its first Romanian national championship, after beating BC Mureș in the Finals.[1] Following their historic achievement, Oradea played in the Basketball Champions League during the 2016–17 season and one year later, achieved their second league title.


 Champions (3): 2016, 2018, 2019
 Runners-up (1): 2014
 3rd Place (2): 2013, 2017
 Runners-up (4): 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019

Current rosterEdit

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CSM U Oradea roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 0   Richard, Kristopher 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SG 2   Carter, T.J. 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
PG 4   Watson, Giordan 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
SG 5   Fometescu, Tudor 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
F 6   Barnette, Sean 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
F/C 7   Valeika, Arturas 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
SF 9   Petrescu, Edwrad 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
PF 13   Gavrilă, Mihai. 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 14   Lázár, László 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
C 21   Țîbîrnă, Bogdan 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
PG 22   Pašalić, Muhamed (C) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
F 24   Nicolescu, Bogdan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
F/C 27   Zeković, Dragan 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in)
PF/C 44   Marković, Nikola 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
G/F 77   Meluț, Darius 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Head coach
  •   Achim, Cristian
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Mitrović, Milan

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 3 May 2019

Notable playersEdit

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