CSU Dunărea de Jos Galați

Clubul Sportiv Universitatea "Dunărea de Jos" Galați commonly known as CS Universitatea "Dunărea de Jos" Galați, or simply as CSU Galați, was a Romanian football club based in Galați, Galați County who was founded in 1953, re-founded in 1967 and 2017 and finally dissolved in 2020. In 1976, CSU played the Cupa României Final, but lost 0–1 against Steaua București.[1][2]

CSU Galați
CSU Dunărea de Jos Galați logo.png
Full nameClubul Sportiv Universitatea
"Dunărea de Jos" Galați
Nickname(s)
  • Studenții (The Students)
  • Alb-albaștrii (The White-Blues)
  • Știința (The Science)
Short nameCSU Galați
Founded1953 as Știința Galați
1967 as Politehnica Galați
2017 as CSU Dunărea de Jos Galați
Dissolved2020
GroundPortul Roșu
Capacity5,000
OwnerUniversity of Galați
2019–20Liga III, Seria I, 14th, (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Știința Galați was founded in 1953 as a football section within the multi-sports club with the same name.

In 1961, the team is promoted in Divizia B where is playing until 1965 when gives up its place in the Divizia B to Oțelul Galați.[3]

In 1967 was refounded, under the name of Politehnica Galați and took the place of Siderurgistul Galați in Divizia B.

In 1972, the club changes its name to CSU Galați and after four years it has achieved the best performance in the club's history, qualifying in the final of the 1975–1976 season of Cupa României as a Divizia B team, where it lost in front of Steaua București.[1][2] Because that year Steaua București also won the Divizia A championship, CSU Galați represented Romania in the European Cup Winners' Cup, being eliminated by the Portuguese team Boavista Porto.[4]

In 1982 is merged with FCM Galați to form Dunărea CSU Galați.

In the summer of 2017 CSU Galați was refounded[5][6] and after two season in Liga IV – Galați County was promoted in Liga III.[7]

In 2020, during the winter break, CSU Galați withdrew from Liga III and was dissolved again.[8]

HonoursEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupsEdit

European recordEdit

European Cup Winners' Cup

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1976–77 First round   Boavista 2–3 0–2 2–5

League historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Performanţă istorică! Hermannstadt e prima echipă din Liga 2 calificată în finala Cupei României, după 36 de ani" [Historical performance! Hermannstadt is the first team in Liga 2 to qualify for the Romanian Cup final, after 36 years] (in Romanian). Digisport.ro. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "80 de ani de suprize. O istorie a echipelor din ligile inferioare care au jucat finala Cupei României" [80 years of surprises. A history of the teams from the lower leagues that played the Romanian Cup final] (in Romanian). Theplaymaker.ro. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  3. ^ "În Galați apare Oțelul". www.echipedetraditie.ro.
  4. ^ Lungu, Dănuț (September 27, 2011). "Boavista ne-a vizitat în '76 (Boavista visited us in '76)". viata-libera.ro.(in Romanian)
  5. ^ Căpățînă, Marian (August 22, 2017). "O nouă echipă de fotbal în Galați (A new football team in Galați)". www.viata-libera.ro.(in Romanian)
  6. ^ Ciobotaru, Ticu (August 21, 2017). "A fost relansată echipa de fotbal a Universității „Dunărea de Jos"". www.presagalati.ro.
  7. ^ Trufasu, Valentin (June 25, 2019). "O Universitate din România are echipă de fotbal în Liga a III-a". www.viata-libera.ro.
  8. ^ "S-a oficializat retragerea din Liga 3 a uneia dintre echipele galatene". www.viata-libera.ro. March 5, 2020.(in Romanian)

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