F.C. Romania

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FC Romania
FC Romania logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Romania
Nickname(s)The Wolves [1]
Founded2006
GroundCheshunt Stadium, Cheshunt
Capacity3,500 (424 seated) [2]
League Southern League Division One Central
2020–21 Isthmian League South Central Division (transferred)
Website Club website

Football Club Romania is a football club based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. The club are members of the Southern League Division One Central and groundshare at Cheshunt's Theobalds Lane.

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History

The club was established in August 2006 by Ionuţ Vintilă, an immigrant from Romania, with the team name reflecting the Romanian immigrant background of most of the team. [1] They started in Sunday league football, initially playing in the Sunday London Weekend League. After winning their division at the first attempt, the club switched to Saturday football, joining the Essex Business Houses League in 2008. [3] In 2010 they joined Division One (Central and East) of the Middlesex County League. After finishing as runners-up in their first season in the division, they were promoted to the Premier Division. In 2011–12 the club finished as runners-up in the Premier Division, [4] but were unable to be promoted due to ground grading regulations. [3]

In 2012–13 the club entered the FA Vase for the first time, beating Tring Athletic in the first qualifying round, before losing 7–0 at Hoddesdon Town in the next round. [5] In the same season the club finished second in the Premier Division for a second successive season and were promoted to the Essex Senior League after a groundsharing agreement with Cheshunt allowed them to meet the ground grading regulations. The season also saw them win the Middlesex County League's Open Cup with a 3–1 win over Bratham in the final. [3] In 2014–15 the club entered the FA Cup for the first time, reaching the second qualifying round, where they lost to Sutton United.

The 2017–18 season saw FC Romania finish third in the Essex Senior League. After Shaw Lane folded, they were promoted to the South Central Division of the Isthmian League as part of the league readjustments. At the end of the 2020–21 season, which was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were transferred to Division One Central of the Southern League.

Ground

The club originally played on Hackney Marshes, before moving to the Low Hall Recreation Ground in Walthamstow when they moved up to the Essex Business Houses League. [3] When the club joined the Middlesex County League they began playing at Leyton Sports Centre. [3] In 2012 the club began groundsharing at the Cheshunt Stadium. [3]

Club officials

Board of Directors
President Flag of Romania.svg Ion Vintilă
Vice-President Flag of Romania.svg Dragoș Grigore
Vice-President Flag of Romania.svg Dan Agape
Vice-President Flag of Romania.svg Alexandru Vlad
Chairman Flag of Romania.svg Alexandru Vlad
Secretary Flag of England.svg Terry Cecil
Coaching staff
Manager Flag of Romania.svg Ion Vintilă
Assistant Manager Flag of Ireland.svg Rob Pattwell
Director of Football Flag of Cyprus.svg George Georgiou
Club doctorFlag placeholder.svg

Honours

Records

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 FA Cup debutants FC Romania eye Sutton United upset BBC Sport, 26 September 2014
  2. Cheshunt Non-League Club Directory
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 History of FC Romania F.C. Romania
  4. Premier Division: League Table Mitoo
  5. 1 2 3 FC Romania at the Football Club History Database

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