CS Gloria Arad

CS Gloria Arad was a football club based in Arad, Romania, founded in 1913.

CS Gloria Arad
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Full nameClubul Sportiv Gloria Arad
Short nameGloria Arad


Period Name[1]
1913–1922 Gloria Arad
1922–1934 Gloria CFR Arad
1934–1949 Gloria Arad
1949–1968 ICA Arad
1968–2005 Gloria Arad
2005–2014 Gloria CTP Arad

The club was born on August 24, 1913. Their colors were yellow and blue. The man behind the club's formation was Dr. E. Veliciuiu and with the help of Dr. Sever Miclea, Dr. E. Crâsnic, R. Moldovan, Nestor Blaga, ing. Cărpișan, I. Goicea and Coriolan Lupșa, he saw it took shape.

In 1922, the club merged with CFR Arad, founded in 1921 and took the name Gloria CFR Arad. The players that appeared then were Kiss, Hustig, Magory, Pop I, Pop II, Szabó, Müller, Cioară, Cheța, Barbu II.

In 1923 the club won the regional championship and qualified for the final tournament, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Chinezul Timişoara.

In 1929 again won the regional championship, but was eliminated by Banatul Timișoara in the quarterfinals.

The club's best performance, before the divisional system was inaugurated, was in 1930, when the team led by Virgil Economu played om the final against Juventus București. The players that contributed, among others, were Deciu, Albu, Cosma, Igna, Marienuț, Faur, and Tisza.

Starting with 1932, until the interruption of the championship because of the World War II, the club played in the First Division, with one exception, in 1939–1940. The team used in that period was: Fr. Theimler – Fr. Hustig, I. Volintir – C. Weichelt, Șt. Dobra, I. Lupaș – P. Igna, V. Tudor, Fr. Frentz, I. Marienuț, Gh. Mercea. We can also mention: Gh. Boșneag, Ion Henegar, I. Chereșledean, I. Mihailovici, Gh. Medrea, Fr. Pintea, I. Slăvei II, I. Șiclovan, Șt. Codreanu, E. Mladin, V. Nicola, I. Lupițiu, Gh. Iovicin.

After the war, the club played for two years in the Second Division, but after 1948 it disappeared from all records.

In 1969, Gloria re-appeared in the Arad County Championship (Liga IV), and was promoted to the Third Division. It played there until 1978, when it was relegated back to the Fourth Division.

In the summer of 1978 a School Sports Club of high performance was founded, and took Gloria's name further.

In recent years, the club was named Gloria CTP Arad and struggled in the Romanian Third Division, not succeeding very much.

In the summer of 2012 it relegated to the Liga IV and, after two seasons in the fourth league (2nd place in 2012–13 and 3rd in 2013–14), in the autumn of 2014, the team was dissolved.[2]

Chronology of namesEdit

Name[3] Period
Gloria Arad 1913–1922
Gloria CFR Arad 1922–1934
Gloria Arad 1934–2010
Gloria CTP Arad 2010–2014


Liga I

Liga IV – Arad County

Cupa RomânieiArad County

  • Winners (1): 2012–13


  1. ^ "Evolutia denumirilor echipelor de-a lungul anilor" [Evolution of team names over the years]. romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved September 2, 2020.(in Romanian)
  2. ^ "Una dintre cele mai vechi echipe românești s-a desființat. Și-au propus să ajungă în Europa, dar au fost excluși din fotbal" [One of the oldest Romanian teams has disbanded. They set out to reach Europe, but were excluded from football]. Retrieved September 3, 2020.(in Romanian)
  3. ^ "Evolutia denumirilor echipelor de-a lungul anilor" [Evolution of team names over the years]. romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved September 2, 2020.(in Romanian)