FC Astra Giurgiu
The club was formed in 1921 in Ploiești (a city about 116 km north of Giurgiu), as Clubul Sportiv Astra-Română. The club spent most of its history in the lower divisions. In 1990, the club was taken over by businessman Ioan Niculae and has since improved. In September 2012, the team was moved from Ploiești to Giurgiu.
The colours of the club are white and black, which is why their nickname Dracii Negri (The Black Devils).
The club has also had many names. These include: Clubul Sportiv Astra-Română (1921–1934), Astra Română Câmpina (1934–1937), Astra Română Ploiești (1937–1938), Colombia Ploiești (1938–1945), Astra Română Ploiești (1945–1959), Rafinorul Ploiești (1959–1990), CS Astra Ploiești (1990–1996), AS Danubiana Ploiești (1996–1998), SC FC Astra Ploiești (1998–2005), CSM Ploiești (2005–2007), FC Ploiești (2007–2009) and FC Astra Ploiești (2009–2012).
Honours[change | change source]
- Liga I
- Liga II
- Liga III
- Winners (1): 2007–08
- Cupa României
- Winners (1): 2013–14
- Supercupa României
- Winners (1): 2014
References[change | change source]
- "Istoric" [History] (in Romanian). FC Astra Giurgiu.
- "Astra se mută la Giurgiu, iar Ploieștiul rămâne doar o amintire! Ioan Niculae: "Vrem să inaugurăm arena pe 20 septembrie!". Ȋmbunatățiri la arena giurgiuveană" [Astra moves to Giurgiu, and Ploiești only remains a memory! Ioan Niculae: "We want to open the stadium on September 20!"]. Sport Total FM. 6 September 2012. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2016.