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The Club Steaua Bucuresti is a professional Romanian football team having its roots from a city Ghencea which is south-west of Bucharest. Though the club plays in a city called Liga, they have several names associated with them. Steaua, Ros-Albastrii or Militarii are three primal names that the club is known by. The club is the most successful and famous club in the entire Romanian football league. Steaua have won 23 National Championship titles, 20 Romanian Cups, 5 Romanian Super Cups and, in 1986, became the first team in Eastern Europe to have won the European Cup. Also the club orchestrates a magnitude of spectators and a million of passionate followers of the game and the team in particular.
Being the best club in the entire league requires an extensive history of victories, insatiable losses, and a determination to success irrespective of the years of void, defeat and non-tolerance. It has taken the club a good 60 years to build their name and recognition in the national era.
The club was founded on 7 June 1947 as ASA Bucuresti. The club finally came into existence after repeated initiatives of several key officers of the Romanian Royal House. The establishment took place following a decree signed by General Mihail Lascar, High Commander of the Romanian Royal Army. The club's first name was ASA Bucuresti (Asociatia Sportiva a Armatei Bucuresti ? Army Sports Association). It was formed as a sports society with seven initial sections, including football, coached by Coloman Braun-Bogdan.. ASA was renamed CSCA (Clubul Sportiv Central al Armatei ? Central Sports Club of the Army) in 1948 and CCA (Casa Centrala a Armatei ? Central House of the Army) in 1950. The club kept on having a shift of names and eventually locked the name Steaua for themselves in 1961.
Only after two years after its inception, the club had won its first ever trophy, the Romanian Cup, by defeating CSU Cluj 2?1 in the final. From there onwards, the club was very successful in ensuring a championship run for themselves during for the consecutive years of 1951, 1952 and 1953. the club was also able to win their first ever Championship-Cup Double in 1951 as well. These early years of the 1950's provided the club with the platform of successes that led them to the hearts of millions. The club soon became the favorite in the region and won over thousands of fans and spectators. The quality of the players playing the team exponentially grew and a large number of the club representatives were playing for their national team against Yugoslavia In Belgrade in 1956 and ended up wining against the competition with a 1-0 win. An outstanding performance from the national team especially from the CCA Golden team players. During the same year, CCA, coached by Ilie Savu, was the first Romanian team to enterprise a tournament in England where they achieved noteworthy results against the likes of Luton Town FC, Arsenal FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
Along with the national talent surpassing the expectations of the masses, the Italian coach Walter Zenga ensured the team's permanence in the UEFA qualifying cup stage in the 2004-05 season. Under his leadership, the team became the first Romanian team to make it to the European football spring since 1993. Olgel Protasov(July- December) and Cosmin Olaroiu (January?May) also managed the team to make it to the UEFA Cup Semifinals and to win the Romanian Super Cup (1?0 against the same Rapid Bucuresti. In addition, Steaua qualified for the UEFA Champions League afterwards for the first time in 10 years.
The track record is not all gleaming with hope and commitment. There has been a plethora of controversies rooted in the management of the entire team. The controversies started before the 1989 Romanian Revolution when the management of the team was with the Romanian Army. Hiring of the players, salaries and involvement of external forces have demarked the team with controversies that have still not resolved. Surprisingly enough the team was founded by the Royal Army on 7th June 1947. Due to the exclusion of the Carmen Bucuresti team due political reasons, the team was able to garner first place in the first season alone. Even after the first season win, the team currently stands as one of the best three teams contending for championships within the region.
In 1947, the new communist government that took over the country instituted processes and procedures every sports association was to be linked to a certain form of trade union or governmental institution. This process completely abolished the regular transfers of the football league players and only allowed for institutional arrangements of transfers of talent. This benefit allowed for the club to offer positions to the young individuals to join their ranks, having the advantages of better conditions ensured by the club and also the opportunity of a more productive career. This proposal also exempted the talented individuals from the compulsory military stage. This process allowed for Gheorghe Hagi to be borrowed from FC Sportul Studentesc for the 1987 European Super Cup match with SK Dinamo Kiev and afterwards continued, at his will, to play for Steaua, despite his former club's opposition. Another example originating from this process was Gheorghe Popescu who was transferred in 1988 from FC Universitatea Craiova, apparently without the club's or player's consent.
One of the more bizarre controversies was of the Nicolae Ceausescu's son Valentin involvement in the team. In a recent interview, the controversial Valentin Ceausescu stated that he had done nothing wrong and only had one objective in mind and that was to protect his favorite team from Dinamo Bucuresti influence. Dinamo was the teams arch rival and this kind of influence could be lethal. There still has been no proof surfaced regarding the involvement of Valentin with the team in any way, shape or form.
In 1989 during the Romanian Revolution, the club added two yellow stars on top of the CSA Steaua badge signifying its 20 titles of champions won, along with the Fotbal Club specification.
2003 was the year of the last change of crest, decided by the new Board of Administration run by George Becali, which was a return to the old emblem of 1974?1991, redesigned with the two yellow stars on top.The impact that Steaua had on the masses was almost surreal. Millions of devout fans were watching each step of the game. This club alone has changed the direction and momentum of the masses especially of the youth. Even the 2002 Romanian film Furia depicts scenes in which Steaua and Dinamo gangs of supporters are fighting on the streets after a direct match between the two sides. There have been several comedy shows depicting this rivalry and viewing different elements and engagements of the fans involvement in the game.