SR Brașov

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SR Brașov
SR Brasov.png
Full nameAsociația Sportivă Municipal SR Brașov
Nickname(s)
  • Stegarii (The Flag-bearers)
  • Galben-negrii (The Yellow-Blacks)
  • Copiii Orașului (City's children)
  • Echipa de sub Tâmpa (The Tâmpa Team)
Short nameSR Brașov, Steagu'
Founded2017; 4 years ago (2017)
GroundSilviu Ploeșteanu
Capacity8,800
OwnerThe Flag-bearers Supporters League
ChairmanCiprian Jurubescu
ManagerTiberiu Ghioane
LeagueLiga III
2020–21Liga III, Seria V, 2nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Asociația Sportivă Municipal SR Brașov (Romanian pronunciation: [braˈʃov]), commonly known as SR Brașov or simply Brașov, is a Romanian football club based in the city of Brașov, Brașov County, currently playing in the Liga III. "SR" stands for Steagu' Roșu ("the Red Flag") as well as "Steagul Renaşte" (Steagul Reborn)

The club was founded in 1936 as a successor of FC Brașov (1936).

History[edit]

Early modern football in Brașov[edit]

Football in Brașov started between 1912 and 1914. In 1928, the unrelated Colțea Brașov won the national title and enjoyed a decade's long rivalry with Braşovia, the city's other major, which reached the semifinals of the Romanian National League in 1925.

Uzinele Astra Brașov made their debut in the Romanian league system in the 1939–1940 season, when it competed in the Braşov District Championship, finishing 3rd in Group 2. The club achieved promotion to Divizia B next season by winning the District Championship final, but the competition was postponed because of the Second World War. During the war championships (unofficial status), UAB battled for promotion in Divizia A at the end of the 1942–1943, losing the playoffs to Uzinele Metallurgice Cugir. The 1943–1944 season was halted midway because of the Allied bombing missions over Romania. The city of Braşov was, alongside Bucharest and Ploieşti, one of the main targets, and Uzinele Astra Braşov were bombed on two occasions, April 16 and June 6 of 1944, sustaining major damages.

The club finished 4th în Group 1 of the District Championship of the 1945–1946 season, the first official post war competition, and 3rd in Divizia C 1946–1947, in which the starting XI was formed by: Moraru - Orghidan, Szurd - Nichita, Zelenak, Grosaru - Nagy, Antonescu, Herold, Caceavski, Vlad.

Uzinele Astra Braşov's biggest rival during the 1940-1950 period were ACFR Braşov. In the 1941–1942 season, UAB lost top spot in the District Championship to ACFR by goal difference, were defeated 4–0 in the 1947 final for promotion in Divizia B, but won the 1950 District Championship Final with 3–0 on aggregate (3-0 home, 0–0 away).

Insolvency and bankruptcy of FC Brașov[edit]

In the spring of 2015 FC Brașov had financial problems and went into insolvency. In the summer of 2015 all the team's players changed and the target was promotion to Liga I. But by the end of the season they were in 5th place, outside the promotion places.

In the summer of 2016 the team did not have the budget needed to participate in Liga II and financial problems continued to multiply. The situation was saved with a few weeks before the start of the new season when Alexandru Chipciu, a former player of the team, was sold by Steaua București to Anderlecht and FC Brașov received a stake in the transfer.[1] Cornel Țălnar was named the new manager and the goal was still promotion, considered the only financial recovery solution of the club. The team started well, but finished the season in 7th place.

FC Braşov supporters.

After the end of the championship, FC Brașov announced that the team will not join the new season of Liga II, and was declared bankrupt.[2]

Establishment of SR Brașov[edit]

In the summer of 2017 The Flag-bearers Supporters League announced the establishment of AS SR (meaning: Asociația Sportivă Steagul Roșu - The Red Flag Sporting Association) Brașov, club set up by the model followed by FC Vaslui, Petrolul Ploiești, Oțelul Galați or Farul Constanța, big clubs in Romanian football which were also dissolved and brought back to life by their supporters.[3]

In the summer of 2021, Corona Brașov merged with ACS Scotch Club (FC Brașov brand bearer) and established FC Brașov (2021). The supporters refused to support the new project.[4]

Stadium[edit]

Stadionul Silviu Ploeșteanu.

The club plays its home matches on Stadionul Silviu Ploeșteanu from Brașov, a stadium with a capacity of 8,800 seats, the biggest of Brașov County.

Support[edit]

SR Brașov has many supporters in Brașov County. The ultras groups of SR Brașov are organized in The Flag-bearers Supporters League and they have friendly relations with Gaz Metan Mediaș and Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț's fans.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 5 August 2021[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Romania ROU Andrei Mitu
4 DF Romania ROU Răzvan Dobrean
7 FW Romania ROU Ștefan Răchișn (Captain)
8 MF Romania ROU Cristian Burlacu (Vice captain)
9 FW Turkey TUR Cenk Firat
10 MF Romania ROU Dragoș Sandu
11 MF Romania ROU Sebastian Iordache
14 DF Romania ROU Andraș Godri
16 GK Romania ROU Bogdan Căucă
17 FW Romania ROU Sergiu Șerban
19 DF Romania ROU Răzvan Dragomir
20 MF Romania ROU Csaba Kovacs
22 DF Romania ROU Raul Negotei
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Romania ROU Vlad Olteanu
25 MF Romania ROU Luca Gomboș
FW Romania ROU Róbert Elek
GK Romania ROU Cristian Balcan
DF Romania ROU Robert Brujan
MF Romania ROU Alexandru Păduraru
MF Romania ROU Robert Vasiloi
GK Romania ROU Andrei Maxim
DF Romania ROU Vlad Lupu
MF Romania ROU Robert Crihan
MF Romania ROU Andrei Dedu
MF Romania ROU Petre Plumb

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
No. Pos. Nation Player

Notable players[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Club officials[edit]

League history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steaua salvează încă un club din fotbalul românesc: a virat banii de pe urma unui transfer spectaculos
  2. ^ FC Braşov nu se înscrie în campionat
  3. ^ Proiectul suporterilor stegari prinde contur! AS SR Braşov are CIS. "Nu a fost uşor, pentru că am avut şi multe piedici"
  4. ^ "Un nou protest în fața primăriei Brașov, de această dată al suporterilor stegari! Noul "FC Brașov", susținut de edilul Allen Coliban, nu va avea susținerea fanilor: "Va fi blamat în toată țara"" [A new protest in front of the Brașov City Hall, this time of the flag supporters! The new "FC Brașov", supported by the mayor Allen Coliban, will not have the support of the fans: "It will be blamed all over the country"]. liga2.prosport.ro (in Romanian). 25 June 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. ^ "„Stegarii" sezonului 2019-2020" [The Flag-bearers of the 2019-2020 season] (in Romanian). srbrasov.ro. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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