CFR Cluj facts for kids
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.
- Winners (3): 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12
- Winners (2): 1968–69, 2003–04
- Runners-up (1): 1977–78
- 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
- Winners (4): 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2015–16
- Runners-up (1): 2012–13
- Winners (2): 2009, 2010
- Runners-up (1): 2012
Their most recent appearance in a European competition was in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League, in which they reached the third qualifying round.
|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|
|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|
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||Play-off round||Sarajevo||2–1||1–1||3–2|
|Group K||Copenhagen||2–0||0–2||4th place|
|2010–11||UEFA Champions League||Group E||Basel||2–1||0–1||4th place|
|2012–13||UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round||Slovan Liberec||1–0||2–1||3–1|
|Group H||Braga||3–1||2–0||3rd place|
|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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Dan Petrescu led the club to the 2017–18 and 2019–20 league titles. He also briefly managed them for the final games of the 2018–19 Liga I, which CFR also won.
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