By winning the league, CFR Cluj qualified for the group stage of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League season. CFR Cluj: clicca per tutte le partite e i risultati in questa edizione della UEFA Champions League. With one month since the original encounter, Dan Petrescu’s men took to the field anxious to restore some of their pride. Several, but minor rivalries also developed in the recent period against teams with which CFR contented for the league title. Most major CFR games are played in Cluj's main stadium, Cluj Arena, which holds 30200 people. Manchester United FC manager Sir Alex Ferguson was left purring over the combination of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney after victory at CFR 1907 Cluj, who rued costly mistakes. 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. ", "ŢINE-ŢI RESPIRAŢIA! The 2011–12 season brought the league title to Cluj for the third time. 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. Assisted by Nicolae Stanciu following a corner. In May 2015 the Court ruled in their favour, restoring the deducted points, which helped the team secure a third-place finish in the league championship. A doua echipa din Romania care reuseste sa evite falimentul", "Lovitură de proporţii dată de CFR Cluj! [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. 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. CFR Cluj have not featured in the group stage since 2012, while Slavia made their sole appearance 12 years ago. The 1975–76 season marked CFR's relegation and its last season in Divizia A during the 20th century. Three years later, the team's name was reversed yet again to CFR Cluj. Find CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv result on Yahoo Sports. Points halved after the regular season. CFR 1907 Cluj could leapfrog Galatasaray AŞ into second place in Group H if they win at Manchester United FC and the section's other fixture in Braga goes their way. From Chelsea FC woe to a landmark for José Mourinho, milestones for Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo, and all FC Bayern München's feats: UEFA.com goes number-crunching. Many players left the club as a result and Ceferiștii challenged the Federation's decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Later that year, FC Dinamo București defeated CFR Cluj in the Romanian Supercup with 6–4 after penalties, handing them their first defeat in a final. 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. During the 2006–07 season, major changes at the club started to occur. 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. Autoproclamé petit club, le CFR 1907 Cluj a de grandes ambitions en UEFA Champions League, comme l'a confié le buteur Rafael Bastos à UEFA.com. Goal! Mihai Adam, from Universitatea Cluj, was traded for Soos. 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. Slavia's sole group appearance was 12 years ago, but a 1-0 win in Romania has them well placed to book a return. Clubs involved in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League shared €904.6m in participation, TV pool and performance-related revenue as the figures released by UEFA show. 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. The footballers enlisted below have had international cap(s) for their respective countries at junior and/or senior level. The team achieved its highest ranking ever in Romanian football, fifth in Divizia A. Falta de Henrique Rafael (CSKA Sofia). CFR Cluj va juca în turul doi preliminar pe teren propriu împotriva celor de la Dinamo Zagreb. Obwohl sich CFR 1907 Cluj selbst als "kleiner Klub" bezeichnet, haben die Rumänen doch große Ambitionen in der UEFA Champions League, wie Rafael Bastos nach seinem Doppelpack gegen den SC Braga verriet. Starting under Jorge Costa's supervision, the team maintained a spot in the top three. In 2017, businessman Marian Băgăcean purchased 62% stake in CFR Cluj. In timpul regulamentar de joc, CFR In the second half, two late goals from Ionescu and Petrescu saved the team from relegation. CFR Cluj's first year back in Divizia A was strong, yet inconsistent. The Romanian players showed signs of exhaustion and conceded three goals. CFR has won a total of thirteen domestic trophies, all in the 21st century—six Liga I, four Cupa României, and three Supercupa României. As a premier, the 2009–2010 CFR Fans' Trophy was awarded to Cristian Panin as voted by supporters and football reviewers. [13] After failing to fully remunerate five former club players, the Romanian Football Federation decided to deduct 24 points from CFR, which placed them on the last position in Liga I. Dorinel Munteanu resigned as player-coach, and was replaced by Cristiano Bergodi. 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. Between 1920 and 1934 the club did not have any notable achievements. They were drawn in Group A against Chelsea of England, A.S. Roma of Italy, and Bordeaux of France and given little chance of progressing, with odds of 300–1 being given on them winning the competition. In the 1990s, CFR struggled financially and found itself more than once on the brink of bankruptcy. Matchday four will be make or break for many teams with four sides looking to build on impressive starts and book their place in the last 16 while others seek a lifeline. Anca hit the crossbar with a header early in the game, and Tilincă pushed the ball into the net from the rebound. They were then eliminated by Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb at home in a penalty shoot-out. The game will take place on 18 or 19 August, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required. List of under-21s and academy players with senior squad numbers. This was followed by CFR player László Balint's elimination. A partnership with Portuguese club Benfica was signed. Under Andone, CFR won all the remaining matches except for one draw, and finished first. Cristian Turcu scored for CFR. Holders Chelsea FC are one of six teams in contention for the remaining three slots in the round of 16 on 4 and 5 December as UEFA.com talks you through the final-day permutations. In the play-off they met Slavia Prague, but lost both matches 0–1 and were sent to the Europa League group stages. 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. Struggling to get to grips with the UEFA Champions League qualifying system? Video Floriana - CFR Cluj 0-2. The trophy is to be awarded every year by the CFR Cluj fans associations to the player that receives the highest aggregate number of votes online and highest per match rating respectively. Unlike the previous year, the club had a fruitful run in European competitions. After getting past Astana and Maccabi Tel Aviv, CFR Cluj defeated Scottish team Celtic in the Champions League third qualifying round. However, a Cosmin Tilincă goal gave the team the ability to tie with the French at the last minute. There is another group of supporters which consists of older ethnic Hungarians who currently sit in the Tribuna 1 sector of the stadium. In the 2005–06 season, they participated in their first European competition, the Intertoto Cup, finishing as runners-up. CFR Cluj have not featured in the group stage since 2012, while Slavia made their sole appearance 12 years ago. With the UEFA Champions League group stage done and dusted, UEFA.com hands out its awards for a season so far lit up by the likes of Philippe Mexès, Borussia Dortmund and Burak Yılmaz. During the summer of 1972, CFR made an important transfer. CFR 1907 Cluj - Galatasaray AŞ 1-3Con un convincente successo esterno, il Galatasaray si porta al secondo posto nel Gruppo H di UEFA Champions League. 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. Points halved after the regular season. A contributing factor was the age of the team, with most of its players in their 30s. The team won some important games, such as a 1–0 with Universitatea Craiova and a 3–0 with Petrolul Ploiești. 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. [8] Three days later CFR Cluj completed a league and cup double, beating Unirea Urziceni in the Romanian Cup final. 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. Cioceri. CFR Cluj a fost eliminata din Champions League de croatii de la Dinao Zagreb, 5-6, dupa loviturile de departajare. It was founded in 1907, when Transylvania was part of Austria-Hungary, and the current name "CFR" is the acronym for Căile Ferate Române ("Romanian Railways").[6]. 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). We look back at some of the greatest shocks in the history of the competition, featuring reverses for Barcelona, Milan and Manchester United. 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.". A 2011 survey has shown that CFR Cluj has the fourth-largest number of supporters in Romania. 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. CFR began well, qualifying for the second round after two victories against FK Vetra (3–2 and 4–1). Second in UEFA Champions League Group H following Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Galatasaray AŞ, CFR 1907 Cluj have parted company by mutual consent with coach Ioan Andone. From 1907 to 1910, the team played in the municipal championship. He and the rest of the team would make the 1972–73 season the most successful in CFR's history. There, CFR were drawn against Lazio, Rennes and again Celtic. as the primary shareholder. 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. Cum comentaţi? The players in bold were the top goalscorers in the division. Only six years earlier, CFR was playing in the third tier of the Romanian football league system. Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Eliseu and Philippe Mexès star among a bumper crop of goals. The game ended in a 2–2 draw, so CFR went on to the next qualifying stage due to its away goals. Their form was not as good in the second half of the season, and they were overtaken by Steaua București with two games remaining. Burak Yılmaz demorou a marcar na UEFA Champions League, mas o "hat-trick" ao Cluj provou que é preciso contar com ele e com o Galatasaray no Grupo H. Mário Camora lamentou os erros. [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. In 1960, another merger, this time with Rapid Cluj resulted in CSM Cluj. Young Boys 2:1 CFR Cluj Entered the play-out with 14 points. The final score was 4–2, after two goals each by Adrian Anca and Sorin Oncică. In the round of 32, CFR was eliminated by Sevilla on the away goals rule after two draws—The Spaniards went on to win the final 3–2 against Inter Milan, on 21 August 2020. Entered the play-off with 27 points. CFR Cluj debutează în grupele Europa League, în această săptămână. 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. He then hit the crossbar a second time in the second half. 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". A cumpărat 62% dintre acţiunile CFR Cluj: cine e și câți bani a oferit", "Campionii din umbră: fețele nevăzute care au făcut-o pe CFR campioană doi ani la rând: dosare, bani publici, teamă, discreție", "Gigi Becali ANUNTA falimentul la CFR Cluj: "Nelutu Varga are de luat 20 de milioane de euro!" Then, an energized Roma, playing on home soil, all but dismantled CFR by a 5-0 scoreline. CFR 1907 Cluj 1-2 Manchester United FCRobin van Persie scored his first European goals for Manchester United as the visitors came from behind to take pole position in Group H. After beating FC Bayern München 3-1, FC BATE Borisov have six points like FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC, while Celtic FC ended their 21-game wait for a group stage away win. 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. CFR 1907 Cluj 3-1 SC BragaRui Pedro's 27-minute hat-trick kept the home side's Group H campaign afloat as an eventful first half ended the Arsenalistas' European season. Los lusos, por su parte, dicen adiós a Europa. [18] However, Iordănescu was replaced after just three games and Toni Conceição was brought back for his third term as a manager. However, the club did not have any notable achievements during this time. 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 early 2017, it was reported that businessman Marian Băgăcean purchased 62% stake in the club. The affair plagued the team and resulted in the dismissal of head coach GH. CFR started the 2020-21 Champions League season by beating Maltese side Floriana. Look for the 'Open calendar' button in the upper menu. If you're using other calendars you should look for similar options to add this calendar. It was during this time that CFR played one of its most popular games ever, defeating, Dinamo București at home. 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. The game began well for CFR, as Cristian Coroian scored from a penalty kick, earned by Adrian Anca. Celtic and Crvena zvezda made positive starts as the first legs concluded. The team finished 11th, avoiding relegation. CFR Cluj 0, Slavia Prague 1. In the 1969–70 first league championship, CFR made its debut with a 2–0 victory over ASA Târgu Mureș. Anca then went on to earn a penalty, but did not score. In the summer of 2004, CFR acquired many new players, including Vasile Jula and Radu Marginean. In that same year, the club's junior team won the national championship. Points halved after the regular season. In January 2002, a new sponsor, Árpád Pászkány, head of S.C. ECOMAX M.G., founded a new commercial sport society, with ECOMAX M.G. 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. 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. Totodată, încep și meciurile din grupele Champions League. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks. CFR lost several consecutive games before the scandal subsided. Expectations were further exceeded by holding the previous season's finalists Chelsea to a 0–0 draw.[11]. [17] CFR also came victorious in the subsequent 2018 Supercupa României played against Universitatea Craiova, this time under the management of coach Edward Iordănescu. Get the latest CFR Cluj-Napoca news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. At the beginning of CFR's second season in Divizia A, Rădulescu was replaced by Eugen Iordache as head coach. 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. The club consistently finished in second place in that competition between 1911 and 1914, a competition that was interrupted because of World War I. 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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"). 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. Celtic have crashed out of the Champions League after conceding four times to CFR Cluj of Romania in a frantic game in Glasgow. The 1971–72 season started off badly for CFR. Final del partido, CFR Cluj 0, CSKA Sofia 0. Before receiving significant financial support from previous owner Árpád Pászkány in 2002, the club had spent most of its existence in the lower divisions. Losses to Dinamo București (1–3); Crișul Oradea (0–1, after a last-minute penalty kick), and Jiul Petroșani (1–2 after two regrettable own-goals) meant CFR's demise after the first round of the championship – the team finished at the bottom, with seven points. [15] In June 2017, Dan Petrescu replaced Vasile Miriuță as the head coach of the team, with the goal of a European cup return and an ambitious transfer campaign to support it. ", "CFR Cluj a iesit din insolventa. Chelsea FC scored six but became the first UEFA Champions League holders to exit at the group stage as Juventus, Celtic FC and Galatasaray AŞ completed the round of 16 lineup. CFR Cluj won the 2016 Cupa României final played against Dinamo București after penalty shootouts,[14] being their first trophy since 2012. One round before the season's end, CFR was in second place, one point behind the Jiul Petroșani in first. Before coaching, he had played for CFR and another well-known local team, Universitatea Cluj (or U Cluj), during the 1940s. Additionally, the stadium that CFR continues to use even today was built in 1973. Even so, CFR Cluj found itself again at the bottom of the table before the winter break. CFR Cluj has a fierce rivalry with their local opponents Universitatea Cluj. New coach Paulo Sérgio has told CFR 1907 Cluj that they have to "change their attitude" and compete hard if they are to get three more Group H points from his countrymen, SC Braga. FC Schalke 04 defender Christoph Metzelder has suffered another injury setback ahead of next Tuesday's Group B encounter with Arsenal FC. Rădulescu was originally from southern Romania, but he grew to manhood in the atmosphere of Transylvania. The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trademarks and/or copyright of UEFA. [21] They have many fans in Cluj-Napoca, but also in some other parts of the country. Politehnica had a 1–0 lead at half-time, but CFR came back with a fine header. All the work was completed for the club's 100th birthday, when a friendly game was played against Portuguese side Benfica. 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". Munteanu's team played the next game at Cluj, against French club Saint-Étienne. 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. Mateo Susic (CFR Cl Ardelenii revin spectaculos, câștigă al treilea titlu consecutiv și se pregătesc de preliminariile Champions League", "CFR este mai iubită decât "U", potrivit unui sondaj. They went on to win two regional titles, in 1918–19 and 1919–20. Drawn with AS Roma, BSC Young Boys and CSKA Sofia in Group A, they finished third and were eliminated. FC Shakhtar Donetsk underlined their ambitions by beating Chelsea FC 2-1, Manchester United FC came back from two behind to win against SC Braga and Valencia CF also impressed. The only notable achievement of that season was Mihai Adam's third title as Romania's top goal-scorer who, even though he was 33 years old, scored 23 goals. You're done - now enjoy all the fixtures and results. CFR then lost in Bilbao (1–0) but still qualified to the next round after a penalty shootout. CFR 1907 Cluj coach Paulo Sérgio says despite elimination his team "should be proud" after beating Manchester United FC with what Sir Alex Ferguson described as a "wonder goal". CFR Cluj 0:0 Universitatea Craiova 17.12. CFR then finished fifth at the end of the 2005–06 domestic season. The game ended in a 2–1 victory for CFR. CFR became the first club not from Bucharest to claim the trophy in 2009. Several important results concluded a great season, including a 2–0 victory against Rapid București, a 2–2 draw against Sportul Studențesc București, and another draw, 1–1, with Steaua București. During his tenure, CFR did not do well, and Rădulescu was swiftly brought back. lasted only two years in the first league, "El e noul patron din Gruia! However, the team finished only second in Divizia B, after Baia Mare. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fotbal Club CFR 1907 Cluj is a Romanian professional football club based in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Transylvania.