CFR Cluj

association football club in Romania

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.

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

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

HonoursEdit

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 competitionsEdit

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   Vėtra 3–2 4–1 7–3
Second round   Athletic Bilbao 1–0 (aet) 0–1 1–1 (5–3 p)
Third round   Saint-Étienne 1–1 2–2 (a) 3–3
Semi–finals   Žalgiris Vilnius 5–1 2–1 7–2
Finals   Lens 1–1 1–3 2–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round   Anorthosis 1–3 0–0 1–3
2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group A   Roma 1–3 2–1 4th place
  Chelsea 0–0 1–2
  Bordeaux 1–2 0–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round   Sarajevo 2–1 1–1 3–2
Group K   Copenhagen 2–0 0–2 4th place
  PSV Eindhoven 0–2 0–1
  Sparta Prague 2–3 0–2
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group E   Basel 2–1 0–1 4th place
  Roma 1–1 1–2
  Bayern Munich 0–4 2–3
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round   Slovan Liberec 1–0 2–1 3–1
Play-off round   Basel 1–0 2–1 3–1
Group H   Braga 3–1 2–0 3rd place
  Manchester United 1–2 1–0
  Galatasaray 1–3 1–1
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Round of 32   Internazionale 0–3 0–2 0–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round   Jagodina 0–0 1–0 1–0
Third qualifying round   Dinamo Minsk 0–2 0–1 0–3

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