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Universitatea Cluj
Universitatea Cluj logo.png
Full nameFotbal Club Universitatea Cluj
Nickname(s)
  • Șepcile roșii (The Red Caps)
  • Studenții (The Students)
  • Alb-negrii (The White and Blacks)
Short nameU Cluj
FoundedSeptember 1919;101 years ago (1919-09)
as Societatea Sportivă a
Studenților Universitari

11 August 2016;4 years ago (2016-08-11)
as Alb-Negru al Studenților Clujeni
Ground Cluj Arena
Capacity30,201 [1]
OwnersCluj-Napoca Municipality
Babeș-Bolyai University
U Cluj Supporters Association
ChairmanRadu Constantea
Manager Costel Enache
League Liga II
2019–20 Liga II, 14th of 20
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season
Chart showing the progress of U Cluj's league finishes from 1932 to the present. UniversitateaCluj League Performance.svg
Chart showing the progress of U Cluj's league finishes from 1932 to the present.

Fotbal Club Universitatea Cluj (Romanian pronunciation:  [universiˈtate̯a kluʒ] ), commonly known as Universitatea Cluj or simply as U Cluj, is a Romanian professional football club based in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County. Founded in 1919 by Iuliu Hațieganu, the team currently plays in the Liga II, the second tier of the Romanian football league system.

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Universitatea Cluj spent most of their history in the first division, but never became national champions. They played five Romanian Cup finals under four different names, and won the trophy in the 1964–65 season. They were considered to be the important in the region of Transylvania, however this status has been threatened in the 21st century by the success of their city rivals CFR Cluj. Universitatea players and fans are nicknamed Șepcile roșii ("The Red Caps"), after the red berets worn by students of the Cluj University of Medicine.

The club traditionally plays in white and black kits, although variations of red, maroon and gold have been used in the past. Their home ground is Cluj Arena, which was opened in 2011.

History

The Universitatea sports club of Cluj was founded in September 1919 by the "Sports Society of University Students" (Romanian : Societatea Sportivă a Studenților Universitariabbreviated to "U"). Its first chairman was Professor Iuliu Hațieganu, a physician and politician. In the early years of its existence "U" Cluj played in local competitions; at the time there was no national football championship in Romania. The team played against Chinezul Timișoara in the 1923 final of the Mara Cup, losing 0–2. "U" played in the Romanian national football championship Divizia A from 1932. In their first season "U" finished first in its group and played the championship final against Ripensia Timișoara (0–0 and 3–5).

A statue of "U" Cluj's 1940s and 1950s captain Mircea Luca is in front of the Cluj Arena stadium. Cluj-Napoca Cluj Arena 7.jpg
A statue of "U" Cluj's 1940s and 1950s captain Mircea Luca is in front of the Cluj Arena stadium.

In the first season of the Romanian Cup, in 1933–34, "U" reached the final, losing against Ripensia Timișoara (0–5). In 1940, "U" moved from Cluj to Sibiu as a result of the Second Vienna Award, when the northern part of Transylvania was ceded to Hungary. In 1942, "U" played in the final of the Romanian Cup for a second time and lost against Rapid București (1–7). In 1945, after the end of the Second World War and the return of the northern part of Transylvania to Romania, "U" returned to its home in Cluj.

In 1946, the name of the club was changed to Știința Cluj (English: Science Cluj). In 1949, the team reached the final of the Romanian Cup for the third time, but it was beaten by CSCA București now called Steaua București (1–2).

At the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, the manager of Știința Cluj was Ștefan Kovács a famous Romanian coach who later became the manager of Ajax Amsterdam. In 1964–65, Știința Cluj won the Romanian Cup; this remained the greatest performance of the club for many years.

In 1966, the name of the team was changed back to "Universitatea". At the end of the 1971–1972 season, "U" was in the best position in the Romanian Championship Divizia A after the Second World War; it finished third in the league table, with the same number of points as the second placed team UTA Arad. In 1998, "U" reached the final of Cupa Ligii but lost to FCM Bacău. In 1999, "U" was relegated into the second Romanian division, Divizia B and in 2000 it was relegated for the first time in its history into the third division, Divizia C. It played one season in the third division, and in 2001 it was promoted back to Divizia B. The manager of the team at the time was the ex-Romanian international, Ioan Ovidiu Sabău who started playing football in the 1980s at "U" Cluj.

In the 2005–06 Divizia B season, the new objective became promotion to the first league. Under coach Leo Grozavu, who often played highly defensive football,[ citation needed ] the team made many nil draws and the team lost second place (promotion play-off) by a point, though in the last match days they won 4–0 with the first place and the third, and 3–2 (after leading 3–0) with the 2nd place.

In the beginning of the 2006–07 Liga II season (Divizia B was renamed to Liga II in this season), a new manager, Adrian Falub who had never coached before but had played over 220 matches for "U" Cluj in the first leaguewas hired. Under his lead, the team had a poor early season and only reached 8th position. Yet, the moment passed and the team reached 1st position, often separated by over 6 points from the next position. On 19 May 2007, virtual promotion was achieved after a 0–0 draw against second place contender Dacia Mioveni. Three weeks before the final match day, "U" ended its 8-year spell in the lower divisions, returning to the first league for the 52nd season in its history.

"U" Cluj players celebrating the promotion in the Liga I in 2007. Echipa U Cluj sarbatorind promovarea in Liga I in 2007.jpg
"U" Cluj players celebrating the promotion in the Liga I in 2007.

2007–08 Liga I season, first season of Liga I in last 8 years for "U" Cluj was a tough one, the club didn't manage very well the promotion and at the end of a tumultuous season the club finished on 18th place, the last one, with only 17 points, returning to Liga II. [2]

2008–09 Liga II season was a transition one and "U" saved from relegation to Liga III in the last round, after a 3–0 victory against Arieșul Turda while the main contra-candidate ACU Arad ended only 1–1 at home against Bihor Oradea, a match which was followed by a major scandal. Bihor Oradea accused ACU Arad of trying to fix the match, a victory being enough for the team from Arad to save from relegation. [3]

In the summer of 2009 "U" Cluj was taken over by Florian Walter, owner of Romprest Service which is one of the leaders of the facility management sector in Romania. [4] After only one season under the ownership of Walter, "U" Cluj promoted to Liga I finishing 2nd in the 2009–10 Liga II season.

In the new season, "U" Cluj demonstrated that was much better prepared from an administrative and sports point of view and managed to finish 2010–11 Liga I season on the 8th place, far away from the relegation area.

2011–12 Liga I season brought "U" to another area of its existence, well known and valuable players like Mircea Bornescu, George Galamaz, Gabriel Boștină, Marian Cristescu, Ovidiu Hoban, Gheorghe Grozav, Laurențiu Marinescu or Tony were bought by the club and the objective was qualification in the UEFA Europa League. Șepcile Roșii finished only on 7th place and failed to achieve the objective, but they got the best ranking of the club in the last 26 years.

In the summer of 2012, Florian Walter left "U" Cluj and becoming the owner of Petrolul Ploiești. Together with his departure, most valuable players left also the club and signed with the team from Ploiești. [5] Left without the main financier Alb-Negrii attempted to form a squad of competitive players with little money. In February 2013 club debts grew worrying and "U" went into insolvency. [6] Despite all the financial problems the team saved from relegation, finishing 12th at the end of 2012–13 season.

In the spring of 2013 Florian Walter announced that he will return at "U" Cluj. [7] At the end of the 2012–13 season a new problem shaken the already disturbed environment of "U" Cluj. License committee refused to license the club for the 2013–14 Liga I season and decided to relegate it to Liga II. [8] Șepcile Roșii contest the decision at CAS and won, assuring his presence in the next season of Liga I. [9] 2013–14 season it would once again be one without claims for "U" due to financial problems that the club had, also Florian Walter no longer seemed interested in investing too much in the team. With all the problems Studenții managed again to save from relegation, finishing 11th.

2014–15 Liga I season was a reorganization one, 6 teams relegated instead of 4, in attempt to reduce Liga I teams from 18 to 14. "U" Cluj struggled with its few resources until the very end, but at the end of the season the club was placed on 15th position and relegated to Liga II after its 5-year spell in Liga I.

The relegation in the Liga II was a real disaster for "U"'s already shaky financial situation. The club made a squad full of young players from the academy hoping that through the ambition of the young players and a miracle the team will promote back in Liga I after only one season of Liga II. [10] That was the only solution for saving the club, which was at that moment in insolvency for 2 years and a half and with an owner, Florian Walter, present only as a name in the papers, without investing in the club anyway and also being in international tracking for tax evasion and money laundering. [11] 2015–16 Liga II season was a season of extremes for "U" Cluj. In the first part of the championship the team had run over expectations and had great chances of promotion. But after the winter break the financial situation become worse and the team started to have bad results which ended with a qualification in the play-out tournament, without any chances of promotion. This moment was a crucial one, without any motivation the team ended the championship on 10th place and relegated to Liga III. [12]

Summer of 2016 it meant a new beginning for "U". With a sporting society in insolvency, with big chances of bankruptcy and an owner arrested for tax evasion and money laundering, there was no other solution than the formation of a new club. Cluj-Napoca Municipality which is the owner of "U" Cluj logo and record terminated the lease agreement with the company of Florian Walter. Than Cluj-Napoca Municipality together with Babeș-Bolyai University and "U" Cluj Supporters Association started a new project entitled ACSF Alb-Negru al Studenților Clujeni (ACSF White-Black of the Students from Cluj) a name that was given to the new team, because the society administered by Florian Walter was not yet bankrupt and the name of FC Universitatea Cluj could not belong to two companies. After the foundation of the new team Cluj-Napoca Municipality rented "U" logo and record to the new society. [13] The team was enrolled in Liga IV-Cluj County, Ioan Ovidiu Sabău has been named team manager and Marius Popescu the new coach. Șepcile Roșii also signed with a lot of valuable players like Octavian Abrudan, Alexandru Păcurar, Dorin Goga or Gabriel Giurgiu. Together with them in the team have been added the most talented players of "U" Cluj Football Academy and the objective was the promotion. [14] The project was a real success and Studenții won Liga IV without any problems, winning 26 matches and making only a draw in a match against Sticla Arieșul Turda. Also the team achieved the number of 1,000 contributing members and a lot of development projects are planned. [15] [16] [17]

On 29 September 2016 Walter's society, FC Universitatea Cluj, has gone bankrupt leaving the name free. [18] But the bankruptcy occurred after the starting of the 2016–17 Liga IV season, so the name remained ACSF Alb-Negru al Studenților Clujeni for that season. On 11 May 2017 was announced officially that from the 2017–18 season the team will return to the old name, FC Universitatea Cluj and also the basketball team will evolve under the same brand. [19] [20]

Stadium

The club's home ground is the Cluj Arena, to which it moved in 2011. Cluj-Arena.jpg
The club's home ground is the Cluj Arena, to which it moved in 2011.

Ion Moina Stadium, the first football and athletics stadium in Cluj-Napoca, was built between 1908 and 1911 and had a capacity of 1,500. The official inauguration in 1911 was a game between a Cluj team and Galatasaray Istanbul. It was the first game in Europe for Galatasaray; the Cluj team won 8–1. In 1961, new U-shaped stands were built and the capacity of the stadium became 28,000. In 2000, most of the stands were declared structurally unsafe for hosting supporters and were closed, leaving the stadium with a capacity of 12–13,000. In late 2008, the old "Ion Moina" Stadium was demolished, and building works begun for the Cluj Arena. The last official game at the old stadium was played on 22 November 2008; Universitatea drew 0–0 in their Liga II game with Mureșul Deva. [21]

During the construction works for the new stadium, Universitatea played its home games in the 2008–09 and 2009–10 Liga II seasons at the Clujana Stadium and its home games in the 2010–11 Liga I season at the Cetate Stadium in Alba Iulia, Gloria Stadium in Bistrița and Gaz Metan Stadium in Mediaș.

On 11 October 2011, the first match at the new Cluj Arena stadiuma friendly between Universitatea and the Russian team Kuban Krasnodar was played; Kuban won 4–0. On 16 October 2011, the first official match at the new stadium was played; Universitatea won the Liga I game against FC Brașov 1–0.

Support

"U" Cluj supporters during a First Division game (season 2011-12) Suporteri U CLUJ.jpg
"U" Cluj supporters during a First Division game (season 2011–12)

"U" has many supporters in Cluj-Napoca, but also in some other parts of Romaniaespecially in Transylvania. One of the reasons for the team's popularity is that Cluj-Napoca has some of Romania's most important universitiesincluding the Babes-Bolyai University, the largest in the country with more than 45,000 students. [22]

The history of U's fanatic supporters began in the 1970s, when fan-groups started to appear on the stadium. First, in 1972 appeared Amicii U, one of the first supporters groups in Romania. The group started to compose songs along with Music Academy's students and wear accessories like the well-known red hats or pins with the club's crest. Those years, Slavă ție studenție was composed, being nowadays club's anthem. [23] After the fall of communist regime, the Ultras idea arrived in Romania. First ultras group founded was Vecchia Guardia in 1996, followed by Ultra Curva Groapa in 1997 and Ultras 19 in 2004.

Some of the present-day ultras groups of "U" Cluj are: VG (Vecchia Guardia), BOYS, MADS, UCG (Ultra Curva Groapa), FPU (The Few The Proud The Ultras), Fanatics, PPS (Prezenti pentru simbol), Black Devils, Zebras Mănăștur, SAN, F.O.R.T., Mănăștur Clan or Battalogne Gheorgheni. . [24] [ permanent dead link ]

The fanaticism sometimes led to violence, some violent episode being in 1979 when Sportul Studențesc won the match with "U" due to poor referee decisions. After the match, supporters began to shout thieves in front of the stadium and the police started to fight the angry fans. [23] Other episode happened in 2008, when CFR fans went to one of the main squares of the city to celebrate a Dinamo victory over Steaua, that advantage their team to win the league that year. Some Universitatea fans went to the square and had a fight with the rivals before police intervention.

Rivalries & Friendships

"U" Cluj supporters during a Second Division game against CFR Cluj in 2003. Uclujsuporteri.jpg
"U" Cluj supporters during a Second Division game against CFR Cluj in 2003.

Universitatea have a rivalry with local city team CFR Cluj. The animosity between the teams is one of the oldest in Romanian football. [25] The first incidents between fans of the two sides occurred in the 1920s. [25] A particularly violent episode took place during a derby played in 1924, when the stadium had to be evacuated because of a large-scale fight between supporters. Universitatea won the match 2–1. Other episodes of this rivalry are: in 2005, upset by the fact that Universitatea lost a match against UTA Arad, "U" fans injured CFR players at the Sport Hotel in Cluj-Napoca; [26] in 2008, following a derby, CFR won and obtained its first league title and Universitatea relegated in Liga II, but this match was preceded by a corruption scandal, because Steaua București's owner, Gigi Becali, offered "U" staff one million euros for defeating CFR. [27]

The second-most important rivalry is against FC Rapid Bucuresti due serious clashes between fans in 2006, 2011, 2019. Another rivalries are Steaua București, Farul Constanta and UTA Arad.

Universitatea's fans have a good friendship with Dinamo's fans, the main rivals of FCSB and Rapid. Dinamo friendship started in the mid-1990s, both ultras groups being linked with "the mentality, fanaticism and nationalist side", [28] although in the 1970s and 1980s, "U" supporters had friendships with other important clubs fans, like Poli Timișoara or Rapid București, these teams being the few that already had fan-groups. [23]

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Cups

Junior Teams

The "U" Cluj Under 21 and Junior teams have always ranked among the best in the country and have won several National Championship titles:

Players

First team squad

As of 28 January 2020 [29]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Vlad Muțiu
2 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Ionuț Ilieș
3 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Robert Neciu (on loan from Viitorul )
4 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Ioan Filip
5 MF Flag of Albania.svg  ALB Donaldo Açka
6 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Tudor Telcean
7 FW Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Lucas Chacana
8 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Daniel Novac
9 FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Derick Ogbu
10 MF Flag of Israel.svg  ISR Idan Golan
11 FW Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Alexandru Pop
12 GK Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Iulian Anca-Trip
13 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Carol Taub
14 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Matei Moraru
No.Pos.NationPlayer
16 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Cosmin Meșter
17 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Cătălin Ștefănescu
19 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Nicolae Pîrvulescu
20 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Victor Dican
22 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Dan Berci
23 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Andrei Răuță
24 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Srdjan Luchin (Captain)
26 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Laurențiu Rus (3rd captain)
33 GK Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Andrei Gorcea
70 MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Alexandru Negrean(on loan from Viitorul II )
77 DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Rareș Sburlea(on loan from Kids Tâmpa Brașov)
83 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Sérgio Ribeiro
93 FW Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Cristian Gavra (Vice-captain)
99 GK Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Patrik Kis

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Rareș Pop(to Chindia Târgoviște)
DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Alexandru Trifan(to 1. FC Gloria)
DF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Tudor Vomir(to Unirea Dej)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Florin Burghele(to 1. FC Gloria)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Alexandru Oltean(to Sănătatea Cluj)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Denis Mâneran(to Unirea Ungheni)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Israel.svg  ISR Yaniv Segev(to Aerostar Bacău)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Alexandru Roșca(to Unirea Ungheni)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Șerban Tîrlă(to Aerostar Bacău)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Adrian Micaș(to Comuna Recea)
MF Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Alin Văsălie(to Comuna Recea)
FW Flag of Romania.svg  ROU Mihai Forna(to SCM Zalău)

Club officials

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

PeriodKit manufacturerPeriodShirt partner
2009–2014 Flag of the United States.svg Nike 2010–2015 Flag of Romania.svg Romprest
2014–2019 Flag of Germany.svg Erima
2017– Flag of Romania.svg IRUM
2019– Flag of Germany.svg Adidas 2020– Flag of Romania.svg Superbet

Records and statistics

European cups all-time statistics

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 1420236– 3
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup 1210156– 1
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1401338– 5
Total3103161120 – 9

History by season

Key

ChampionsRunners-upThird place Promoted Relegated

The players in bold were the top goalscorers in the division.

SeasonLeagueCupEuropean CupOtherTop Goalscorer(s)NotesName [30]
Division [31] PosPWDLGFGAPtsNameGoals
1921–22District3rd74128109 Universitatea Cluj
1922–23 
1923–24 1st  Finals QF
1924–25 1st14104027624  Finals QF
1925–262nd181143432626 
1926–27 1st1072121816  Finals SF
1927–282nd 
1928–292nd 
1929–30 1st16  Finals SF
1930–31 
1931–321st 
1932–33 Div A1st12822241518  Finals F Flag of Romania.svg Grațian Sepi 10Foundation of the Romanian Football
League system
1933–34 3rd14815331717 F Flag of Romania.svg Grațian Sepi 14
1934–35 4th221219363425 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Silviu Ploeșteanu 8
1935–36 12th [32] 227213295316 SF
1936–37 9th228212386218 QF Flag of Romania.svg Silviu Ploeșteanu 8
1937–38 6th18729335020 R32
1938–39Div B3rd18936302121p
1939–402nd181413632229p
1940–41 Div A11th248115425817p Flag of Romania.svg Sever Coracu 12Moved to Sibiu due to
Second Vienna Award
Universitatea Cluj-Sibiu
1941–42SF [33] 3201136 F
1942–438th [33] 22769485120 QF
1943–444th [33] 13715322715  Flag of Romania.svg Sever Coracu 9
1944–45          Universitatea Cluj
1945–46District1st 
1946–47 Div A9th2611312544725  Flag of Romania.svg Sever Coracu 13
1947–48 4th3014610544834 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Sever Coracu 8
1948–49 12th267514314919 F Flag of Romania.svg Sever Coracu 10C.S.U. Cluj
1950Div B1st221462471634 R16 Ştiinţa Cluj
1951 Div A6th22859323621 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Silviu Avram10
1952 5th22778242321 R16
1953 8th217410243118 SF
1954 5th261169323228 R32
1955 7th24879273523 R32
1956 12th246513224817 R16
1957Div B3rd12624252314 
1957–581st261736582337p
1958–59 Div A11th222119233615 R16
1959–60 5th227105343224 QF Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Mateianu 7
1960–61 4th261259474429 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Mateianu 11
1961–62 7th2610610464426 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Emil Petru 8
1962–63 4th271179424429 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 15
1963–64 9th2611213393824 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 10
1964–65 7th269611403824 W Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 18
1965–66 7th268108343526 R16 CWC 2R Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 8
1966–67 6th26989313026 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 8Universitatea Cluj
1967–68 10th2610511363725 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 15
1968–69 8th3013413473930 QF Flag of Romania.svg Vasile Oprea18
1969–70 11th3091011403728 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 11
1970–71 12th3010911363529 SF Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 12
1971–72 3rd301659392737 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Mihai Adam 10
1972–73 16th307914255023 QF UEFA 1R
1973–74 10th3412913353733 QF
1974–75 12th3412913293833 QF
1975–76 18th348323304519 R16
1976–77Div B12th3414416374032p
1977–783rd342158712747p
1978–791st342149732346 R32
1979–80 Div A12th3414416444332 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Septimiu Câmpeanu 24
1980–81 14th3414416475732 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Septimiu Câmpeanu 19
1981–82 16th3411815344930 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Septimiu Câmpeanu 11
1982–83Div B3rd3419312612641 R32
1983–842nd342518782551p
1984–851st3420104682350p
1985–86 Div A7th3414515515233 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Septimiu Câmpeanu 12
1986–87 10th3414416544732 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Septimiu Câmpeanu 12
1987–88 10th3411716395429 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Septimiu Câmpeanu 11
1988–89 14th3411815435530 R32
1989–90 13th3410915406029 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Imre Bíró 9
1990–91 18th345623266716 R16
1991–92 Div B1st342671821057 [34] p
1992–93 Div A11th3414218435130 QF Flag of Romania.svg Marius Predatu 14
1993–94 12th3411914394231 SF Flag of Romania.svg Marius Popescu 6
1994–95 12th3413417394243 SF Flag of Romania.svg Marius Predatu 9
1995–96 9th3414614414048 R32 IT GS Flag of Romania.svg Radu Sabo 12
1996–97 15th3411617526739 QF Flag of Romania.svg Ovidiu Maier 8
1997–98 13th3411716424040 R32 League Cup F Flag of Romania.svg Marius Popescu 9
1998–99 17th344426199216 R16
1999–00 Div B17th3466223076244R Flag of Romania.svg Daniel Dăscălescu
Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Truşcă
5
2000–01Div C1st282053651965p Flag of Romania.svg Ioan Ovidiu Sabău 9
2001–02 Div B10th3011712514040p Flag of Romania.svg Ciprian Prodan 12
2002–03 9th2881010484434p Flag of Romania.svg Dan Codreanu14
2003–04 6th301578492852p Flag of Romania.svg Răzvan Cociş 12
2004–05 7th2812412413340 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Emil Jula 11
2005–06 3rd2815944416544R Flag of Romania.svg Dorin Goga 9
2006–07 L21st342194492172 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Radu Sabo 10
2007–08 L118th3441119325823 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Dorin Goga 8
2008–09 L214th34111211373343 [34] R32 Flag of Romania.svg Flavius Băd 9
2009–10 2nd3220756024674R Flag of Romania.svg Valentin Lemnaru 13
2010–11 L18th3413813485447 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Claudiu Niculescu 13
2011–12 7th3411149463747 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Cristea 8
2012–13 12th3410816395538 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Viorel Dinu 9
2013–14 11th3411716294640 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Valentin Lemnaru 13
2014–15 15th3481115294135 F League Cup QF Flag of Cameroon.svg Justin Mengolo 5
2015–16 L210th261358301544 R32 Flag of Romania.svg Octavian Ursu 8
10334111328 [35]
2016–17 L41st282710167982 2R Cluj County PhaseW Flag of Romania.svg Brian Lemac48
2017–18 L31st282422881674 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Dorin Goga 16
2018–19 L23rd [36] 3825768526 82 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Gavra 22
2019–20 14th235126292627 R16 Flag of Romania.svg Dorin Goga 5

Notable former players

The footballers enlisted below have had international cap(s) for their respective countries at junior and/or senior level. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries at junior and/or senior level on through the time's passing. Additionally, these players have also had a significant number of caps and goals accumulated throughout a certain number of seasons for the club itself as well.

Former managers

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  32. Won the Relegation play-off against ILSA Timișoara (5–1 agg)
  33. 1 2 3 Unofficial championship.
  34. 1 2 Deducted two points.
  35. Points halved after the regular season, after the results with the last two teams are canceled. Entered the play-out with 16 points.
  36. Lost the Promotion play-off against FC Hermannstadt (1–2 agg)