FC Ştiinţa Bacău was a Romanian football club located in Bacău. The team was founded in 2008 and began playing in the Liga II. The club was dissolved in early 2009.

FC Ştiinţa Bacău
Full nameFotbal Club Ştiinţa Bacău
Short nameŞtiinţa Bacău

Luceafărul Lotus Băile Felix had earned the promotion to Liga II at the end of the 2007–08 Liga III, but they announced their withdrawal due to financial reasons. A group of businessmen from Bacău decided to form a new team to occupy the vacant spot. Thus, Ştiinţa Bacău was born.[1]

The club appointed Cristian Ciocoiu, a former football player who played for local team FCM Bacău and Steaua București, as president.[2]

The club was dissolved in January 2009 because of the financial crisis of 2007–2008.

In February 2009 businessman Giani Nedelcu joined with Mircea Crainiciuc and refounded Luceafărul Lotus Băile Felix, which was dissolved during the previous summer. The club took Ştiinţa's place in the championship, but played in the remaining games under the name of Ştiinţa Bacău.[3] After the season's conclusion, Luceafărul reverted to its traditional name.


  1. ^ "Ziarul de Bacău – Noi îți dăm deșteptarea". Ziaruldebacau.ro. 2013-07-18. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  2. ^ "Ciocoiu, preşedinte la Ştiinţa Bacău | @ProSport". Prosport.ro. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  3. ^ "Bacăul s-a mutat la București! | @ProSport". Prosport.ro. 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2015-02-13.