FC Oțelul Galați


FC Oțelul Galați
Oțelul Galați
FC Otelul Galati.svg
Full name Fotbal Club Oțelul Galați
Nickname(s) Oțelarii (Steelworkers)
Short name Oţelul
Founded 1964 (1964)
Ground Oțelul
(Capacity: 13,500[1])
Chairman Marius Stan
Manager Dorinel Munteanu
League Liga I
2010–11 Liga I, 1st
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Fotbal Club Oțelul Galați (Romanian pronunciation: [ot͡selul ɡaˈlat͡sʲ], approximately "OATS-el-ool ge-LETS"; meaning "Galați Steel") is a Romanian football club based in Galați . They have spent the majority of the last few decades in the top division, securing several seasons of European football and enjoying success in the Romanian Cup. They won their first league title in the 2010–2011 season and consequently qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time. On August 25 they were drawn in Group C of the Group Stage and will meet Manchester United, Benfica and FC Basel.

Oţelul plays in red, white and blue, and are currently managed by former Romania international Dorinel Munteanu.

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History

The club was formed in 1964.[2] After a brief period in which their town rivals Dunărea were the prominent club, Oţelul emerged as the main footballing force of the region. The club was first promoted to the Divizia A in 1986[2] and in 1988 made its debut in the UEFA Cup with a 1–0 victory against Italian side Juventus. The club reached the 2004 final of the Romanian Cup but lost against Dinamo Bucureşti.

Oţelul has 23 seasons of Liga I football to date and ranks 16th in the Liga I All-time table. It also is the 2nd best Moldovan team in this ranking, being surpassed only by FCM Bacău.

They clinched their first Liga I title on 15 May 2011 following a 2–1 victory over Politehnica Timişoara, qualifying for the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, their debut in this competition.[3] They will play Manchester United, Benfica and Basel in the group stage.

Achievements

Domestic

Liga I:

  • Winners (1): 2010–11

Liga II:

Liga III:

  • Winners (2): 1967–68, 1980–81
  • Runners-up (1): 1972–73

Cupa României:

  • Runners-up (1): 2003–04

Supercupa României:

  • Winners (1): 2011

European

Balkans Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 1991–92

European record

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League / European Cup 1 4 0 0 4 1 7 – 6
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup 5 14 5 3 6 18 21 – 3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 4 3 1 0 7 2 + 5
Total 7 20 8 4 8 26 26 0

Players

First team

As of 31 August 2011

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

No. Position Player
1 Romania GK Cristian Brăneţ
2 Slovenia DF Nejc Skubic
3 Romania DF Cornel Râpă
4 Romania MF Ioan Filip
5 Serbia DF Zoran Ljubinković
6 Romania DF Alexandru Benga
7 Romania MF Laurenţiu Iorga
8 Romania MF Liviu Antal
10 Romania FW Gabriel Paraschiv
11 Romania MF Sorin Frunză
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Branko Grahovac
14 Romania MF Silviu Ilie
15 Nigeria MF John Ibeh
16 Romania DF Cristian Sârghi
No. Position Player
17 Romania MF Laurenţiu Buş
18 Romania DF Sergiu Costin
19 Serbia FW Bratislav Punoševac
20 Romania DF Samoel Cojoc
21 Peru FW Daniel Chávez
22 Czech Republic GK Miloš Buchta
23 Romania DF Adrian Sălăgeanu
26 Romania MF Ionuţ Neagu
27 Romania FW Marius Pena
29 Romania MF Gabriel Giurgiu
37 Argentina MF Gabriel Viglianti
55 Serbia DF Milan Perendija
Romania MF Alexandru Iacob
Romania MF Daniel Novac

On loan

No. Position Player
Romania MF Cosmin Garleanu (at Dunarea Galati)
Romania MF Alexandru Avram (at Dunarea Galati)
Colombia GK William Arias (at Hunedoara)
Romania DF Sorin Cucu (at Delta Tulcea)
Romania DF Constantin Mişelăricu (at Săgeata Năvodari)
Romania MF Răzvan Ochiroşii (at Săgeata Năvodari)
No. Position Player
Romania DF Laurenţiu Petean (at Petrolul Ploieşti)
Romania MF Ciprian Milea (at Petrolul Ploieşti)
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Enes Šipović (at Petrolul Ploieşti)
Romania DF Sebastian Agache (at FC Prahova Tomsani)
Romania GK Gabriel Abraham (at FC Prahova Tomsani)
 

Players with dual nationality

Reserves and youth team

Notable former players

References

External links

Soccer ball.svg Romanian football portal

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