CSM Slatina (football)

Clubul Sportiv Municipal Slatina (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈslatina]), commonly known as CSM Slatina or simply Slatina, is a Romanian football club based in Slatina, Olt County, which competes in the Liga II.

CSM Slatina
Full nameClubul Sportiv Municipal Slatina
  • Slătinenii
    (The People from Slatina)
  • Alb-albaștrii
    (The White and Blues)
Short nameSlatina
Founded2009; 15 years ago (2009)
Ground1 Mai
Capacity10,000 (6,500 seated)
OwnerSlatina Municipality
ChairmanDarius Petre
ManagerDaniel Oprescu
LeagueLiga II
2023–24Liga II, 14th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club was founded in 2009 as CSM Slatina, quickly obtaining two consecutive promotions to reach the Liga II in 2011. That summer, it merged with FC Piatra Olt and moved from Slatina to Piatra Olt, also changing its name to FC Olt Slatina. At the end of its debut season in the second league, FC Olt was relegated, but then merged again with another club from Slatina, Alro Slatina. Technically, the new entity was a continuation of Alro Slatina, but with the name of FC Olt Slatina, whereas the original FC Olt Slatina—or the former CSM Slatina—was dissolved.

The former Alro Slatina was also dissolved four years later. In February 2018, the club was refounded and enrolled directly in the Liga V, where it played 15 matches from the remainder of that season.


Former logo, as FC Olt Slatina.

The club was founded under the name of CSM Slatina in the summer of 2009, with the financial support of the Municipality of Slatina.[1] The team was promoted to Liga III, the third division of Romanian football, in 2010 as CSM won the Liga IV – Olt County without losing a point in 29 matches.[2] In the 2010–11 season they promoted again, this time to Liga II, as the champions of the Seria IV.[3][4][5]

Doubts over the club's future emerged in June 2011 when the local council withdrew its funding.[6][7] "Yes, the team is dying." said chairman Minel Prina. "The mayor made this sacrifice for Alro Slatina to be promoted to Liga I. All of the money went there."[8] Players were told that they were free to join other clubs while negotiations over a potential merger took place.[9][10] The club's future was secured in July when private investors from Olt County pledged to support CSM financially.[11][12] "As promised to the mayor, the team will remain in Olt County, but must be converted from public to private." said Prina.[13] In August, the club merged with FC Piatra Olt and their name was changed to FC Olt Slatina.[14][15] The decision meant that two clubs from the region would compete in Liga II, FC Olt and Alro.[13]

The team finished 13th in their first season in the Liga II, winning nine of their 30 matches in Seria II and were 14 points clear of the relegation places.[16] The club was dissolved in the summer of 2012 due to organisational changes as a result of Alro separating from the sports club that ran it.[17] Alro would continue in Liga II and take the club's name, and the 2009 club would disband.[18]

In the summer of 2016 FC Olt Slatina (former Alro) was also dissolved, fact that led to the reestablishment of CSM Slatina a year and a half later. The club was enrolled in the Liga VOlt County and finished only 8th in the first series, due to the fact that it was only enrolled in the competition during the winter break, playing only the second part of the season.[19] In the summer of 2018 the club was invited in the Liga IV, Bobi Verdeș was hired as the new coach, being transferred also some valuable players, with the clear goal, promotion to Liga III.[20]









First-team squad

As of 11 May 2024

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 Sebastian Micu
4 DF   COL Jhon Mondragón
5 DF   ROU Robert Gherghe
6 DF   ROU Robert Riza
7 DF   ROU Ionuț Năstăsie
8 MF   ROU Mircea Donca
9 MF   ROU George Leață (on loan from CFR Cluj)
10 MF   ROU Cătălin Doman (Captain)
11 MF   ROU David Oprescu
14 DF   ROU Abel Stan
17 FW   ROU Mihai Ion
18 DF   ROU Denis Dragu (on loan from Universitatea II Craiova)
19 DF   ROU Călin Toma
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   ROU Alexandru Sălcianu
21 MF   ROU Raul Popa
23 FW   ROU Cătălin Ciobănică
25 MF   ROU Silvian Matei
26 MF   ROU Alexandru Ciocâlteu
27 MF   ROU Dorin Toma (Vice-captain)
31 MF   ROU Cristinel Dinu
39 DF   ROU Ionuț Mitran (on loan from Universitatea Craiova)
44 FW   ROU Denis Marin
77 MF   ROU Constantin Radu (3rd captain)
91 FW   ROU Valentin Alexandru
98 FW   UGA Mahadi Kayondo
99 GK   ROU Simion Velcu

Out on loan


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   ROU Adrian Bărbuți (to SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea)
DF   ROU Alexandru Militaru (to Petrolul Potcoava)
MF   ROU Andrei Dumitrașcu (to Oltul Curtișoara)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ROU Cosmin Tecuceanu (to Oltul Curtișoara)
MF   ROU Marius Neicu (to CSM Alexandria)

Club officials


League history


Former managers



  1. ^ Predună, Augustin (16 July 2009). "Cismaru: CSM Slatina va avea obiectiv promovarea în Liga III". Gazeta de Olt (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Petrolul Țicleni - CSM Slatina, rezultat final 0-4. Slătinenii merg în Liga a III-a. Marius Popa: "Echipa a fost peste aşteptările mele"" [Petrolul Țicleni - CSM Slatina, final result 0-4. Slâtinenii go to League III. Marius Popa: "The team exceeded my expectations"]. Gazeta Nouă. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2023. Retrieved 15 July 2011.(in Romanian)
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  5. ^ Ciocioană, Simona (9 June 2011). "CSM Slatina a solicitat licenţă pentru Liga a II-a". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Prina: Dacă nu vom găsi un investitor, va fi foarte greu ca CSM să continue în Liga a II-a". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). 14 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
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  9. ^ Ciocioană, Simona (6 July 2011). "CSM se desfiinţează! Soluţia, preluarea de către investitorii echipei FC Piatra Olt". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  10. ^ Ciocioană, Simona (7 July 2011). "Jucătorii CSM-ului, liberi de contract! Nou-promovata nu va continua!". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  11. ^ Ciocioană, Simona (20 July 2011). "Nou-promovata CSM Slatina va continua în Liga a II-a cu investitori privaţi". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  12. ^ "CSM Slatina va continua cu investitori privaţi!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Nouă. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  13. ^ a b Ciocioană, Simona (21 July 2011). "Minel Prina: CSM Slatina va rămâne în judeţ". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Seria a II-a va avea o nouă echipă, pe FC Olt". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). 8 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  15. ^ Manea, Mugurel (19 August 2011). "FC Olt Slatina, echipa hibridă: la Slatina cu numele, la Piatra cu jocurile". Adevărul (in Romanian). Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  16. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (25 October 2012). "Romania 2011/12". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  17. ^ "Mergem pe Alro, dar vrem să-i schimbăm denumirea în FC Olt". Gazeta Nouă (in Romanian). 18 July 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
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  19. ^ "Liga a V-a, Seria 1, 2017–2018" (in Romanian). frf-ajf.ro. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Bobi Verdeş a lăsat echipa cu care a promovat în Liga 3 pentru a fi antrenor principal şi jucător la un alt club. Noua provocare a atacantului" (in Romanian). liga2.prosport.ro. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.