CS Concordia Chiajna

Clubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna, commonly known as Concordia Chiajna, is a Romanian professional football club based in Chiajna, Ilfov County, which competes in the Liga II.

Concordia Chiajna
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Full nameClubul Sportiv Concordia Chiajna
Nickname(s)Vulturii verzi
(The Green Eagles)
Short nameChiajna
Founded1957; 66 years ago (1957)
OwnerChiajna Commune
ChairmanCristian Tănase
ManagerEugen Trică
LeagueLiga II
2021–22Liga II, 5th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded in 1957, the team's best period was between 2011 and 2019, when it amassed eight participations in the highest tier of the Romanian league system, the Liga I. Concordia was also runner-up of the short-lived Cupa Ligii in the 2015–16 campaign.

The club plays its home matches on the namesake Stadionul Concordia, which has artificial turf and can hold 5,123 persons.


Chart showing the progress of Concordia's finishes in the national leagues from 2005 to 2017.

The club from Ilfov County was founded in 1957 by the inhabitants of the Chiajna commune, and over time, the team was also called GAC Chiajna, AS Chiajna and ILF Militari, while the team was sponsored by Întreprinderea de Legume-Fructe Militari.

Concordia had struggled its entire existence in the lower leagues of Romania, until 2007 when it earned promotion to the Liga II for the first time. It finished second behind Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț in the 2010–11 Liga II season, earning promotion to the Liga I.

In the first half of its debut season in Liga I, Concordia failed to impress, and never left the relegation places. During mid-season, Laurențiu Reghecampf was brought as manager, and he changed almost the entire squad, bringing 17 new players.[1] The team started winning matches, and among its victims were bigger names like Oțelul Galaţi, Rapid București and eventual 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 FC 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 the head coach of the team. Concordia Chiajna successfully remained in the first division, playing a promotion/relegation play-off with Rapid București. The play-off was played on 13 July 2013 and won by Rapid 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 be relegated to second division. The results of the matches played by Rapid with Viitorul and Vaslui were canceled.





First team squadEdit

As of 4 March 2023[3]

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 Iustin Popescu
2 DF   ROU Radu Simion
3 DF   ROU Leonard Alexandrescu
4 DF   ROU Mihai Velisar (on loan from Petrolul)
5 MF   ROU Silviu Pană (3rd captain)
6 DF   ROU Alexandru Stănică
7 MF   MKD Petar Petkovski
8 MF   ROU Paul Pațurcă
11 MF   ROU Mihai Constantinescu (on loan from Petrolul)
12 GK   SVK Martin Chudý
15 MF   ROU Andreas Burcea
17 MF   DEN Sammy Skytte
18 MF   POL Adrian Cierpka
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   ROU Raoul Cristea
20 MF   ROU Claudiu Negoi (on loan from Pro Sport)
21 MF   ROU George Călințaru
22 FW   MKD Mirko Ivanovski
23 DF   CRO Luka Marić
24 FW   ROU Raul Rusescu
27 FW   SEN Mediop Ndiaye
28 MF   ROU Dorin Codrea (Captain)
30 DF   ROU Gabriel Tamaș (Vice-captain)
31 DF   ROU Ionuț Catrina
80 MF   ROU Giovani Ghimfuș
99 GK   ROU Yanis Stanciu
DF   ROU Gabriel Goicea

Out on loanEdit

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 Antonio Ivan (on loan to Flacăra Horezu)
DF   ROU Petruș Pintilie (to Flacăra Horezu)
MF   ROU Ionuț Voicu (on loan to Alexandria)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   ROU Costin Ciucureanu (on loan to Viitorul Ianca)
FW   ROU Cătălin Cocoş (on loan to Afumați)
FW   ROU Florentin Puiu (on loan to Metalul Buzău)

Club officialsEdit

League historyEdit

Notable former playersEdit

The footballers enlisted below have had international cap(s) for their respective countries at junior and/or senior level and/or more than 75 caps for CS Concordia Chiajna.

Notable former managersEdit


  1. ^ Administrator. "Cu 17 nume noi în lot, Chiajna speră în salvarea de la retrogradare". Archived from the original on 2019-01-22. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  2. ^ Florin. "Concordia şi Ilie Stan s-au despărţit pe cale amiabilă". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
  3. ^ "Echipa" [Squad] (in Romanian). CS Concordia Chiajna. Retrieved 24 August 2022.

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