CSM U Oradea

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

CSM Oradea
CSM Oradea logo
LeaguesLiga Națională
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded2003; 19 years ago (2003)
HistoryCSM Oradea
(2003–present)
ArenaArena Antonio Alexe
Capacity2,000
LocationOradea , Romania
Team colorsRed, Blue, White
PresidentŞerban Sere
Head coachCristian Achim
Championships3 Romanian Leagues
Websitecsmoradea.ro
Active departments of CSM Oradea
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Football Basketball
(Men's)
Basketball
(Women's)
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Water Polo Handball
(Men's)
Judo
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Fencing Athletics Tennis

HistoryEdit

CSM 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 semi-finals 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 lost 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.

HonoursEdit

 Champions (3): 2016, 2018, 2019
 Runners-up (1): 2014
 3rd Place (2): 2013, 2017
 Runners-up (5): 2014
 Champions (1): (2020)[2]
 3rd Place (1): 2021

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

CSM U Oradea roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 0   Richard, Kris 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 32 – (1989-03-01)1 March 1989
G 1   Holt, Stephen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 30 – (1991-12-06)6 December 1991
G 2   Bickauskis, Dovis 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1993-09-05)5 September 1993
SG 5   Fometescu, Tudor 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1999-03-09)9 March 1999
PG 7   Marinau, Vlad 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2003-06-07)7 June 2003
PG 8   Paliukėnas, Martynas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 28 – (1993-09-14)14 September 1993
SF 11   Igna, Raul 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 16 – (2005-05-11)11 May 2005
SF 20   Muresan, Raul 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 16 – (2005-05-11)11 May 2005
SG 21   Vescan, Enzo 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (2002-07-26)26 July 2002
SF 22   Green, Garlon 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 31 – (1991-01-11)11 January 1991
F 24   Nicolescu, Bogdan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1997-01-03)3 January 1997
C 26   Baciu, Catalin 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 33 – (1988-08-26)26 August 1988
PF 31   Gavrilović, Alex 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 30 – (1991-11-25)25 November 1991
F/C 44   Marković, Nikola 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 32 – (1989-07-07)7 July 1989
Head coach
  •   Cristian Achim
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: October 5, 2021

Notable playersEdit

To appear in this section a player must have either:
– Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
– Played at least one official international match for his senior national team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baschet masculin | CSM Oradea a câștigat în premieră titlul de campioană națională
  2. ^ "CSM CSU Oradea a castigat in premiera SuperCupa Romaniei".

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