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Clubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna, commonly known as Concordia Chiajna, is a Romanian professional football club founded in 1957 and based in Chiajna, Ilfov County. The team currently plays in the Liga II, the top tier of the Romanian football league system.

Concordia Chiajna
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Full nameClubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna
Nickname(s)Vulturii (The Eagles)
Short nameChiajna
Founded1957; 62 years ago (1957)
GroundConcordia
Capacity5,123
OwnerChiajna Commune
ChairmanCristian Tănase
ManagerLaurențiu Diniță
LeagueLiga II
2018–19Liga I, 14th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Chart showing the progress of Concordia's finishes in the national leagues from its debut in 2005 to the present.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Concordia has struggled its entire existence in the lower leagues of Romania, when in 2007 they earned promotion to the Liga II for the first time.

They finished in second place in the 2010–11 Liga II season, behind Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, being promoted for the first time in history to the Liga I.

In the first half of their debut season in Liga I, Concordia failed to impress, and never left the relegation places. In the mid-season, Laurențiu Reghecampf was brought as manager, and he changed almost the entire squad, bringing 17 new players.[1] Little by little, the team started to win, among its victims being bigger names like Oțelul Galaţi, Rapid and the future champions CFR Cluj. As a result, the club climbed outside the relegation zone and finished the season in the first half of the table (ninth place). Because of this impressive results, after the season, Reghecampf was named manager at Steaua București. His place at Concordia was taken by Ilie Stan. Under his spell, Concordia maintained its place in the upper half of the standings for the first half of the 2012–13 season. But in the second half the team failed to find the same rhythm and after six consecutive losses, Concordia entered the battle to avoid relegation. With a total of 16 games in a row without a win, Concordia finished the season on the 15th spot, similar with a relegation to Liga II after two years in the first division. At the end of the season, Ilie Stan resigned, alongside his entire technical team.[2] Ionuț Chirilă replaced Stan as manager of the theam. Concordia Chiajna successfully remained in the first division, playing a relegation play-off with Rapid. The play-off was played on 13 July 2013 and won by Rapid, with 2–1, after extra-time. The FRF decision was contested by Concordia at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. On 2 August, CAS decided that Concordia Chiajna should play in Liga I and Rapid is relegated to second division. The results of the matches played by Rapid with Viitorul and Vaslui were canceled.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupsEdit

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 18 July 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Cristian Albu (Vice-Captain)
7   MF Petre Ivanovici
14   DF Nicușor Fota
33   GK Alexandru Greab
40   DF Andrei Paliu
41   DF Alexandru Stănică
43   GK Mișu Georgian
73   DF Andrei Marc
95   MF Marian Obedeanu
  GK Alexandru Costache
  DF Alexandru Bonteanu
No. Position Player
  DF Alin Dobrosavlevici (Captain)
  DF Vlad Olteanu (on loan from Dinamo)
  MF Valentin Bărbulescu
  MF Yanis Hamzaoui
  MF Lucian Ion
  MF Ionuț Păun
  MF Cosmin Neagu
  MF Robert Riza
  MF Cosmin Sîrbu
  FW Bilal Bari
  FW Cher Yandokouzou

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Position Player
8   MF Răzvan Grădinaru
45   DF Robert Ivan
97   MF Ionuț Constantin
  GK Daniel Isvoranu
  DF Vladimir Georgescu
No. Position Player
  DF Florin Jipan
  MF Costin Ciucureanu
  MF Marian Ghiță
  MF Cristian Novacek
  FW Tiberiu Istrătescu

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

Notable former playersEdit

Notable former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Administrator. "Cu 17 nume noi în lot, Chiajna speră în salvarea de la retrogradare".
  2. ^ Florin. "Concordia şi Ilie Stan s-au despărţit pe cale amiabilă".
  3. ^ "Echipa" [Squad] (in Romanian). CS Concordia Chiajna. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ Board of directors
  5. ^ Technical staff
  6. ^ Medical staff

External linksEdit