Monday, April 24, 2006

15 Players From Craiova In Romania's National Team

In 1979-1980 Universitatea Craiova wonn his second Champion Of Romania title. Next year this performance is repeated. And even more Cup Of Romania goes to Craiova again.

In Europe this team became one of the first 8 teams of the continent qualifying in the 1/4 phase of European Champions Cup, this was a record for Romanian football. The trainers of this team were Ion Oblemenco and Constantin Otet and Universitatea Craiova has already been a mith.

In 1981-1982 Universitatea Craiova ended the Romanian Chapionship on the second place and was blocked to win another Cup Of Romania by Romanian Football Federation (FRF) in game against Minerul Certej. This game was decided acording to the federation's decision with 0-3 because the entire team refused to play a game in which the reffere was on the side of Minerul Certej. In The Cup Of European Champions, Olympiakos Pireu lost in Craiova with 3-0, goals scored by Cartu ('7), Irimescu ('67) and Ticleanu ('89). The next opponent is BK Copenhagen. Craiova lost in Danemark with 0-1 but in the next match this team wonn with 4-1, goals scored by Crisan ('8), Balaci ('24), Beldeanu ('54) and Camataru ('72). The next opponent was Bayern Munchen. Universitatea Craiova lost in Romania with 1-2 but make a good 1-1 in Germany thanks to a goal scored by Ion Geolgau ('31).

The European campain in 1982-1983 will be the most important European performance for "The Champions Of A Great Love" - UEFA Cup semifinals. Teams like AC Fiorentina, Shamrock Rovers, Girondins Bordeaux or 1FC Kaiserslautern were defeted by Universitatea Craiova which played in the UEFA Cup semifinals against Benfica Lisboa. The results were 0-0 in Lisboa and 1-1 in Craiova. In the same year Universitatea Craiova wonn the Cup Of Romania.

In 1983-1984 Universitatea Craiova finished the Championship on the 3rd position and were stoped in Cup Of Romania by Rapid Bucharest. In UEFA Cup Universitatea Craiova lost against Hajduk Split.

1984-1985 is the last year of "Craiova Maxima". This nickname who will remain forever in the Romanian footbal history. In this year Universitatea Craiova arrives in the final of Cup Of Romania and plays in UEFA Cup against football teams like Betis Sevilla, Olympiakos Pireu being stoped by Zeleznicear Sarajevo.

In all this time 15 footbal players from Universitatea Craiova were part of Romanian national footbal team. This performance was never equalized by another Romanian football team.

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