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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 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; 62 years ago (1957)
GroundConcordia
Capacity5,123
OwnerChiajna Commune
ChairmanCristian Tănase
ManagerErik Lincar
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.

HistoryEdit

Concordia had 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 1 October 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
2   DF Vladimir Georgescu
4   DF Alexandru Stănică
5   MF Lucian Ion
6   MF Yanis Hamzaoui
7   MF Petre Ivanovici
8   MF Răzvan Grădinaru
9   FW Bilal Bari
10   MF Costin Ciucureanu
11   MF Marian Obedeanu
12   DF Nicușor Fota
13   MF Cristinel Matei
15   DF Andrei Paliu
17   DF Alin Dobrosavlevici (Captain)
18   MF Andrei Tîrcoveanu (on loan from Viitorul)
No. Position Player
19   FW Alexandru Nica
20   MF Ionuț Păun
21   MF Cosmin Neagu
22   DF Vlad Olteanu (on loan from Dinamo)
23   DF Cristian Albu (Vice-Captain)
24   GK Georgian Mișu
25   DF Andrei Dumitraș
27   FW Romain Davigny
29   FW Paul Batin
30   DF Robert Ivan
33   GK Alexandru Greab
73   DF Andrei Marc
99   GK Alexandru Costache
  DF Robert Riza

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
  GK Daniel Isvoranu
  DF Daniel Bonteanu
  DF Florin Jipan
No. Position Player
  MF Ionuț Constantin
  MF Marian Ghiță
  MF Cristian Novacek

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

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 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ Board of directors
  5. ^ Technical staff
  6. ^ Medical staff

External linksEdit