CS Concordia Chiajna

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 second 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; 63 years ago (1957)
GroundConcordia
Capacity5,123
OwnerChiajna Commune
ChairmanAuraș Brașoveanu
ManagerFlorin Bratu
LeagueLiga II
2019–20Liga II, 16th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

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

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.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupsEdit

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 18 September 2020[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
2 DF   ROU Florin Borța (on loan from CS U Craiova)
3 DF   ROU Bogdan Vișan
4 DF   ROU Alexandru Stănică
5 MF   ROU Lucian Ion
7 MF   ROU Marius Dumitru
8 MF   POR Diogo Rosado
9 MF   ROU Ciprian Biceanu
10 FW   ALB Azdren Llullaku
11 MF   ROU Baudoin Kanda
12 DF   ROU Nicușor Fota
13 DF   ROU Cătălin Alexe
14 FW   ROU Andrei Hergheligiu
15 MF   ROU Alexandru Atomei
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   ROU Stelian Cucu (Vice-Captain)
19 FW   ROU Alexandru Nica
20 FW   FRA Philippe Nsiah
22 DF   ROU Cătălin Oanea
23 DF   ROU Daniel Mihalcea
27 DF   ROU Alexandru Cherecheș
28 FW   ROU Sergiu Arnăutu
29 MF   ROU Costin Ciucureanu
30 MF   ROU Alexandru Lazăr
33 GK   ROU Daniel Isvoranu
73 DF   ROU Andrei Marc (Captain)
99 GK   ROU Alexandru Costache

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. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ROU Georgian Mișu
DF   ROU Robert Ivan
MF   ROU Ionuț Constantin
MF   ROU Marian Obedeanu
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ROU Bogdan Piper
MF   ROU Daniel Cîrjan
MF   ROU Ionuț Păun

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 Cristian Albu (to UTA Arad)
No. Pos. Nation Player

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 22 August 2019.

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