CFR Cluj

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CFR Cluj in 2008.
CFR Cluj fans showing the team's main colours: purple and white.

Fotbal Club CFR 1907 Cluj ('CFR' stands for Căile Ferate Române, meaning Romanian Railways) is a Romanian association football club from Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania. The club spent most of its history in the lower divisions. Great financial gains in 2002 led them to reach the Liga I in 2004. The following season, the CFR Cluj took part in the UEFA Intertoto Cup and finished as runners-up. For the first time in their history, the club won the Liga I in 2008. That season, they took the title away from the teams of Bucharest for the first time in 17 years. Since 2004, they have won the Liga I 3 times, the Romanian Cup 3 times and the Romanian Supercup twice.

The teams colours are purple and white, and their biggest rival is Universitatea Cluj.

Honours[change | change source]

Liga I

Liga II

Liga III

  • Winners (7): 1946–47, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1995–96, 2001–02
  • Runners-up (3): 1936–37, 1958–59, 1987–88

Romanian Cup

Romanian Supercup

European competitions[change | change source]

Their most recent appearance in a European competition was in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League, in which they reached the third qualifying round.

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Lithuania Vėtra 3–2 4–1 7–3
Second round Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–0 (aet) 0–1 1–1 (5–3 p)
Third round France Saint-Étienne 1–1 2–2 (a) 3–3
Semi–finals Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 5–1 2–1 7–2
Finals France Lens 1–1 1–3 2–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round Republic of Cyprus Anorthosis 1–3 0–0 1–3
2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group A Italy Roma 1–3 2–1 4th place
England Chelsea 0–0 1–2
France Bordeaux 1–2 0–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 2–1 1–1 3–2
Group K Denmark Copenhagen 2–0 0–2 4th place
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–2 0–1
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–3 0–2
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group E Switzerland Basel 2–1 0–1 4th place
Italy Roma 1–1 1–2
Germany Bayern Munich 0–4 2–3
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 1–0 2–1 3–1
Play-off round Switzerland Basel 1–0 2–1 3–1
Group H Portugal Braga 3–1 2–0 3rd place
England Manchester United 1–2 1–0
Turkey Galatasaray 1–3 1–1
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Italy Internazionale 0–3 0–2 0–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Serbia Jagodina 0–0 1–0 1–0
Third qualifying round Belarus Dinamo Minsk 0–2 0–1 0–3

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