A partnership with Portuguese club Benfica was signed. In 1960, another merger, this time with Rapid Cluj resulted in CSM Cluj. Three years later, the team's name was reversed yet again to CFR Cluj. In 1911, the team won the newly organized Championship of Transylvania. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fotbal Club CFR 1907 Cluj is a Romanian professional football club based in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Transylvania. CFR Cluj a fost eliminată din Europa League după ce a pierdut, scor 1-2, cu Young Boys, în ultimul meci din Grupa A. CFR a primit golul de 1-1 în prelungiri, după un penalti acordat cu o ușurință incredibilă. Celtic have crashed out of the Champions League after conceding four times to CFR Cluj of Romania in a frantic game in Glasgow. They went on to win two regional titles, in 1918–19 and 1919–20. Deducted six points for failing to comply with licensing requirements. "It is not the coach who chooses the team – the team chooses itself," said new CFR 1907 Cluj coach Paulo Sérgio, with Galatasaray AŞ's Fatih Terim having "surprises in store". Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The 1975–76 season marked CFR's relegation and its last season in Divizia A during the 20th century. His first game produced one of CFR's greatest successes. On 3 August, CFR Cluj won the third consecutive title and sixth overall, after a final fixture win over rivals Universitatea Craiova.[20]. The 1971–72 season started off badly for CFR. There, CFR were drawn against Lazio, Rennes and again Celtic. In the 2005–06 season, they participated in their first European competition, the Intertoto Cup, finishing as runners-up. Additionally, the stadium that CFR continues to use even today was built in 1973. Expectations were further exceeded by holding the previous season's finalists Chelsea to a 0–0 draw.[11]. [22] According to journalist Răzvan Toma, the first match between the two teams was played on 13 October 1920, when CFR thrashed Universitatea 8–0 on a field based in the Central Park. Unfortunately, the team lasted only two years in the first league and would not play there again for another 20 years. The second half went less smoothly for CFR; Julien Sablé scored for Saint-Étienne, tying the game at 1–1. CFR Cluj won the 2016 Cupa României final played against Dinamo București after penalty shootouts,[14] being their first trophy since 2012. Galatasaray AŞ coach Fatih Terim says the visit of CFR 1907 Cluj "will not be a match which decides our destiny", despite Cimbom sitting bottom of Group H without a point. Nevertheless, several very talented players were raised, including Cristian Dulca, Attila Piroșka, Cristian Coroian, and Alin Minteuan. Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Eliseu and Philippe Mexès star among a bumper crop of goals. Thus ended CFR Cluj's Intertoto journey. Several, but minor rivalries also developed in the recent period against teams with which CFR contented for the league title. Cum arata acum clasamentul din Liga I: CFR E ULTIMA", "Magistrala CFR! In the 1990s, CFR struggled financially and found itself more than once on the brink of bankruptcy. UEFA.com's team of reporters has the latest. ", "ŢINE-ŢI RESPIRAŢIA! Cristian Turcu scored for CFR. CFR Cluj 0, Slavia Prague 1. However, a Cosmin Tilincă goal gave the team the ability to tie with the French at the last minute. A raft of teams can join the three clubs already through to the last 16 – FC Porto, Málaga CF and Manchester United FC – with victories on matchday five, as UEFA.com explains. Dorinel Munteanu resigned as player-coach, and was replaced by Cristiano Bergodi. Lost to Bácska Szabadkai Athletikai Club in the quarter-finals. Ex-Sporting Clube de Portugal and Heart of Midlothian FC boss Paulo Sérgio has been appointed as Ioan Andone's successor in charge of Romanian champions CFR 1907 Cluj. Follow your favourite club and stay connected to make sure you keep your calendar up to date. As of 2019, the fans have a single big group called "Peluza Vișinie", which consists of former members of older groups such as "Romaniacs", "Juvenes", "Gruppo Gara" and "Valacchi". After a few major defeats close to the end of the season, Costa was replaced by Ioan Andone. [1] It meets all of UEFA's regulations and can host Champions League matches. Adrian Anca played one of the greatest games in his career, even though the match ended in a 1–1 draw. CFR Cluj have not featured in the group stage since 2012, while Slavia made their sole appearance 12 years ago. In the seasons played in Europe, CFR Cluj established two records for the Romanian teams. Look for the 'Open calendar' button in the upper menu. The end of the 2008–09 season saw CFR finish fourth, the team had two coaching staff changes in the second part of the competition and did not manage to secure a second title. While Sir Alex Ferguson is preoccupied with Manchester United FC's lax defending, Paulo Sérgio wants his CFR 1907 Cluj side to seize the chance of an "amazing achievement". [23] History and statistics website Romanian Soccer regards a 1–3 loss of CFR–which had just merged with Ferar Cluj–on 7 December 1947 as the first Liga I meeting between the two teams. Burak Yılmaz took a while to find his feet in the UEFA Champions League but his hat-trick at CFR 1907 Cluj showed that he and Galatasaray AŞ are truly up and running in Group H. CFR 1907 Cluj coach Paulo Sérgio was left to rue "childish mistakes" but is not ruling out qualification after defeat by Galatasaray AŞ, whose Fatih Terim knows tough tasks lie ahead. Under Andone, CFR won all the remaining matches except for one draw, and finished first. The conclusive game of that season was a 1–1 draw with Politehnica. A contributing factor was the age of the team, with most of its players in their 30s. CFR Cluj's first year back in Divizia A was strong, yet inconsistent. Primele meciuri din Champions League încep 20 octombrie, iar primele partide din Europa League debutează pe 22 octombrie. "He will bring us some power on the flank," said GNK Dinamo Zagreb coach Krunoslav Jurčić after signing right-back Ivo Pinto on a four-year deal from CFR 1907 Cluj. CFR defeated Athletic Bilbao of Spain 1–0 (although almost all players from Bilbao's side were from the reserve squad) during the second round of the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup. SCS CFR 1907 Cluj (Romania - Liga I) stats from the current season. Paste this link into your preferred calendar (Outlook, Google, etc. In 1969, CFR finished first in Divizia B with 40 points, five more than their rival, Politehnica Timișoara. Galatasaray AŞ go in search of a first UEFA Champions League away win in a decade when they visit Group H rivals CFR 1907 Cluj, now coached by Paulo Sérgio, on matchday four. Lionel Messi and Thomas Müller have finished level. CFR Cluj spielte in der Gruppenphase der Champions League 2008/09 gegen den FC Chelsea, AS Rom und Girondins Bordeaux. CFR has won a total of thirteen domestic trophies, all in the 21st century—six Liga I, four Cupa României, and three Supercupa României. The only goal of the match was scored by Cosmin Tilincă with a header. As a host of new faces prepare themselves for a first taste of UEFA Champions League action this week, UEFA.com recalls some of the competition's most memorable debuts. With these players and others, CFR entered the first league after a successful season in Divizia B. CFR began the season strongly, holding first place for a while. Between 1934 and 1936, CFR played for two seasons in the Divizia B, ranking sixth in the 1934–35 season and eighth in the 1935–36 season. The first ever involvement of the team in European competitions was in 2005. CFR finished sixth after the first half of the 2004–05 championship. Qualified for "Best provincial team" Title. He and the rest of the team would make the 1972–73 season the most successful in CFR's history. Nonetheless, the persistence of the players from Cluj was rewarded with a late goal, tying the game at 2–2. The spring of 1971 was somewhat better, although CFR struggled again to avoid relegation. CFR Cluj a fost eliminata din Champions League de croatii de la Dinao Zagreb, 5-6, dupa loviturile de departajare. Goal! Points halved after the regular season. UEFA.com's extensive team of reporters and correspondents bring you the latest news and views from the 32 clubs ahead of the conclusion of this season's group stage. Drawn with AS Roma, BSC Young Boys and CSKA Sofia in Group A, they finished third and were eliminated. The team finished 11th, avoiding relegation. This stems from the fact that after the 2000s CFR and FCSB were at many times part of the main contenders for the league championship, and in the late 2010s the rivalry exacerbated further while Dinamo lost its power status. Before the start of the 1947–48 season, the team merged with another local club, Ferar Cluj, and played in the Divizia A for the very first time in history. The away game, in France, was also an eventful game for CFR Cluj. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. To celebrate the completion of the stadium, CFR Cluj played a friendly game against Cuba. lasted only two years in the first league, "El e noul patron din Gruia! Anca hit the crossbar with a header early in the game, and Tilincă pushed the ball into the net from the rebound. The Romanian Cup was kept for a consecutive year at Cluj, and thus they played against Unirea Urziceni (the Liga I champions that season) in the Supercupa Romaniei. At the beginning of CFR's second season in Divizia A, Rădulescu was replaced by Eugen Iordache as head coach. CFR and FCSB have met each other over 50 times in the first division.[25]. CFR was founded in 1907, when the city of Cluj-Napoca (then Kolozsvár) was part of Austria-Hungary, under the name Kolozsvári Vasutas Sport Club ("Kolozsvár Railway Sports Club"). The players in bold were the top goalscorers in the division. as the primary shareholder. After getting past Astana and Maccabi Tel Aviv, CFR Cluj defeated Scottish team Celtic in the Champions League third qualifying round. Even so, CFR Cluj found itself again at the bottom of the table before the winter break. Since the 2012–13 season, CFR Cluj holds the record for most points scored by a … http://www.facebook.com/pages/Football-Comedy-Romania/225739227571010?ref=hl This is my first video, I hope you enjoy, more goals will be up soon. 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. The final score was 4–2, after two goals each by Adrian Anca and Sorin Oncică. CFR's last game of that season, against UTA Arad, was a memorable one. The first game, at Cluj, ended in a 1–1 draw with both sides having scored from free kicks. During the summer of 1972, CFR made an important transfer. Meciul va avea loc pe stadionul din Gruia pe 25 sau 26 august UPDATE 10 august, ora 13:00 / Începe tragerea pentru al doilea tur preliminar din UEFA Champions League… In the 2009–10 season, the team won the league title for the second time in its history, exhibiting the heavy investments in the club's infrastructure, management, and squad transfers. On a foggy night in Cluj, Romania’s champions CFR took on Serie A’s Roma in a replay of Matchday 3 in the Europa League. The game ended in a 2–2 draw, so CFR went on to the next qualifying stage due to its away goals. Player-coach Dorinel Munteanu scored a goal from a free kick in the 89th minute. The footballers enlisted below have had international cap(s) for their respective countries at junior and/or senior level. Holders FC Bayern München will kick off their defence on Tuesday 17 September against PFC CSKA Moskva after the fixtures were confirmed following the draw. Floriana FC - CFR Cluj, din turul I al preliminariilor UEFA Champions League, va fi putea fi urmărit și în România, chiar dacă nicio echipă nu va transmite partida la TV. Cum comentaţi? Los lusos, por su parte, dicen adiós a Europa. CFR's return was dramatic, although inconsistent at times. CFR 1907 Cluj coach Ioan Andone said Romania was buzzing ahead of Manchester United FC's Group H visit, adding: "It will be nice to qualify for the next stage together.". Unlike the previous year, the club had a fruitful run in European competitions. Points halved after the regular season. The club's European campaign was cut short after Luxembourgish side F91 Dudelange won the UEFA Europa League play-off round 5–2 on aggregate; due to Dudelange's apparent underdog status, daily newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor regarded CFR's elimination as "the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football". Galatasaray AŞ 1-1 CFR 1907 ClujBurak Yılmaz got the home side off the hook against ten men after an own goal and a missed penalty looked to have spelled Group H disaster. CFR Cluj Romania - Liga I 2020/2021 22.12. The team achieved its highest ranking ever in Romanian football, fifth in Divizia A. Champions League: Celtic and 'Red … [2] On 30 May that year, after finishing the 2016–17 Liga I campaign on the 4th place, CFR Cluj finally got out of insolvency and was again able to participate in European competitions starting with the 2018–19 season. These and other drefeats were a factor in the team's supposed downhill slide. However, the team finished only second in Divizia B, after Baia Mare. Entered the play-off with 22 points. Manchester United FC's two-goal match winner Robin van Persie refused to take the credit after his side's 2-1 success at CFR 1907 Cluj, Gabriel Mureșan pointing to home mistakes. By winning the league, CFR Cluj qualified for the group stage of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League season. By the end of the season, however, CFR was again struggling to stay in Divizia A. CFR was tied at half-time after having led with 2–0 in their game against Politehnica Iași. The club's executives signed the team up for the UEFA Intertoto Cup, being CFR's first European adventure. … In 2006–07, with an investment of €30 million, the club upgraded the field with higher quality turf, built a state of the art lighting system, and updated its infrastructure. In the 2007–08 campaign, they were champions of Liga I for the first time in their history, taking the national title away from capital-based teams after seventeen years and consequently qualifying for the UEFA Champions League group stage in the process. During the summer of 1969, CFR Cluj advanced to Divizia A under the leadership of coach Constantin Rădulescu. Foreign players from Western Europe and South America were transferred. However, the club did not have any notable achievements during this time. After World War II, CFR played for one season in the Divizia C, earning the promotion to the Divizia B. CFR then lost in Bilbao (1–0) but still qualified to the next round after a penalty shootout. Get the latest CFR Cluj-Napoca news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. Dan Petrescu va fi noul antrenor al echipei: "E singura echipă care m-a căutat, "Soccer – Cluj clinch fourth Romanian title on final day of season", "CFR Cluj a câștigat Supercupa României 2018", "CFR CLUJ – DUDELANGE 2–3 // 5 motive pentru care "dubla" CFR – Dudelange este cea mai mare rușine din istoria fotbalului românesc", "Universitatea Craiova – CFR Cluj 1-3. When Rădulescu and his players got back home to Cluj, 3,000 fans turned out to celebrate their performance. Can the likes of Erling Braut Haaland and Manchester United new boy Bruno Fernandes play in the knockouts? Allow us to explain. UTA Arad, however, overturned the match after scoring twice. Alle Infos zum Verein CFR Cluj ⬢ Kader, Termine, Spielplan, Historie ⬢ Wettbewerbe: Europa League, Europa-League-Qualifikation, Liga I, Champions-League-Qualifikation, Cupa Romaniei - kicker The 1974–75 season was much like the one before: CFR struggled to avoid relegation, achieving its objectives all the while. In the second half, two late goals from Ionescu and Petrescu saved the team from relegation. Directo Galatasaray reentra na luta Find CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv result on Yahoo Sports. But when Jiul was held to a draw by Gaz Metan Mediaș, and CFR won their last match 3–0, CFR advanced to the top of the league for the first time in 28 years. The third qualifying round draws for the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will be streamed live from 12.00CET and 13.00CET on 18 July. CFR Cluj: clicca per tutte le partite e i risultati in questa edizione della UEFA Champions League. Clujenii se impun cu 5–4 la penalty-uri după o finală dramatică, încheiată 2–2 în timpul regulamentar! We look back at five memorable matches from this stage of the competition. [7] Between 2017 and 2020, "the White and Burgundies" won three successive championships. Anca then went on to earn a penalty, but did not score. Mateo Susic (CFR Cl During his tenure, CFR did not do well, and Rădulescu was swiftly brought back. CFR Cluj began the 2014–15 season well, but financial difficulties led to insolvency which subsequently started a period of poor performances. Then the club's main sponsor, Árpád Pászkány, became involved in a public scandal during which Pászkány accused several referees of corruption. For a list of all former and current CFR Cluj players with a Wikipedia article, see, For a list of all former and current CFR Cluj managers with a Wikipedia article, see, Establishment and early years (1907–1969), Pászkány takeover and first titles (2002–2012), Recent history and Dan Petrescu era (2014–2020). See how the likes of Sevilla, Basel and Celtic have come unstuck since the play-off round was introduced in 2009. Campioana României s-a calificat în turul doi preliminar al Champions League articol scris de Digi Sport 19.08.2020, 23:50 CFR Cluj a învins Floriana cu 2-0, datorită golurilor marcate de Mike Cestor (53) și Cătălin Golofca (90+7), și s-a calificat în turul doi preliminar al Champions League, unde o va întâlni pe Dinamo Zagreb. The summer of 2003 was very important for CFR as many new talented players were transferred including Cătălin Bozdog, Adrian Anca, Cristian Turcu, and Sabin Pîglișan. After the war, in 1920, Transylvania became part of Romania and the club accordingly changed its name to CFR Cluj, maintaining its links with the national rail organisation, this time the Romanian state railway carrier, Căile Ferate Române, hence the acronym. Dropping down to the Europa League, they made it to the group stage after defeating Scandinavian sides Djurgårdens IF and Kuopion Palloseura. Nine clubs are represented in the latest Player Rater Team of the Week, which is spearheaded by three-goal forward Roberto Soldado and includes two Málaga CF men. CFR Cluj plays nearly all of its home games at the Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium, which was expanded in 2008 to seat a maximum capacity of 23,500. CFR Cluj has a fierce rivalry with their local opponents Universitatea Cluj. Dany Nounkeu is less than impressed with Galatasaray AŞ's Group H points' haul, but after earning a 1-1 draw in rainy Istanbul CFR 1907 Cluj's Felice Piccolo said: "Why not dream?". Deducted ten points for failing to comply with licensing requirements. UPDATE, 10 august, ora 13:10. The game began well for CFR, as Cristian Coroian scored from a penalty kick, earned by Adrian Anca. CFR 1907 Cluj gave an "almost perfect" display in beating SC Braga 3-1 in Group H according to coach Paulo Sérgio, whose opposite number took responsibility for his side's exit. [17] CFR also came victorious in the subsequent 2018 Supercupa României played against Universitatea Craiova, this time under the management of coach Edward Iordănescu. Munteanu would have the dual role of player-coach. Their form was not as good in the second half of the season, and they were overtaken by Steaua București with two games remaining. UEFA has issued details of the draws for the opening knockout rounds of the 2012/13 UEFA club competitions, which are to be streamed live on UEFA.com on Thursday 20 December. Entered the play-out with 14 points. SC Braga will face a familiar foe in the shape of CFR 1907 Cluj's Portuguese coach Paulo Sérgio when they visit Romania for a Group H fixture they cannot afford to lose. ", "Minnows from Transylvania to Cyprus take a bite of the big time", "CFR Cluj a intrat in insolventa, dar a fost penalizata cu 24 de puncte! Manchester United FC defender Phil Jones hailed Luís Alberto's matchwinning strike as "a wonder goal", while CFR 1907 Cluj's exit was met with a mix of pride and frustration. CFR lost several consecutive games before the scandal subsided. [18] However, Iordănescu was replaced after just three games and Toni Conceição was brought back for his third term as a manager. It was during this time that CFR played one of its most popular games ever, defeating, Dinamo București at home. Assisted by Nicolae Stanciu following a corner. Before receiving significant financial support from previous owner Árpád Pászkány in 2002, the club had spent most of its existence in the lower divisions. FC Barcelona, Valencia CF, FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Bayern München are the latest teams through to the round of 16, but holders Chelsea FC are in peril after defeat at Juventus. Fatih Terim said his Galatasaray AŞ team are up against it in Group H after being held by a ten-man CFR 1907 Cluj side that coach Ioan Andone lauded for their "intelligence and fight".