Romania - List of Foundation Dates

NB: for the sake of consistency, all occurrences of î were replaced 
    by â, according to current spelling.

1879        SG Arad
1904        SC Olimpia Bucureşti                 [founded as ASC Olympia Bucureşti; oldest club of Bucureşti; 
                                                  disbanded 1915, refounded 1921 as Olimpia, dissolved 1946]
1906        Româno-Americana FC Bucureşti        [disbanded 1916]
1907        CFR FC Cluj                               [founded as Kolozsvári Vasutas SC]
1909        Clubul Atletic Colentina Bucureşti
            United Athletic Club Ploieşti        [disbanded 1913] 
            Astra Arad                           [founded as AMEFA Arad]    
1910        Muncitoresc Timişoara                [founded as CS Chinezul Timişoara, disbanded 1948]   
            FC Oradea                            [founded as Crişul Oradea]
1911        Prahova CSU Ploieşti                 [founded as FC United Ploieşti] 
            CA Oradea                            [disbanded]  
            Vagonul Arad                         [founded as AMTE Arad]  
1912        Bukarester IHC FC                    [founded as Bukarester FC, disbanded 1916]
            Crişana Oradea                       [disbanded 1940] 
1913        Cercul Atletic Bucureşti
            Uniunea Sportiva Bucureşti
            Colţea FC Bucureşti                  [founded as CS Colţea Bucureşti]  
            CS Dunarea Bucureşti 
            Gloria FC Arad 
1914        Unirea Tricolor FC Bucureşti         [founded as Teiul Bucureşti, merged 1926 with Unirea Obor Bucureşti  to Unirea                                                             Tricolor Bucureşti]        
            Excelsior Craiova                    [merged 1915 with Oltenia to Excelsior-Oltenia Craiova] 
            Oltenia Craiova                      [merged 1915 with Excelsior to Excelsior-Oltenia Craiova] 
            CS Brasovia Braşov 
1915        Uzine Communale  Bucureşti           [founded as Venus Athletic SC Bucureşti, disbanded 1949]
            FC Victoria Bucureşti
            Gloria Bucureşti
            România Bucureşti
            FC Generala Craiova
            FC Tinerimea Craiova  
            FC Rapid Craiova
            FC Adler Craiova
1916        FC Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti      [founded as SC Universitar Bucureşti]  
            Tennis Club Bucureşti
1919 May 25 Maccabi Bucureşti                    [disbanded May 14, 1948]
            Speciala Bucureşti  
            Educaţia Fizică Bucureşti
            Excelsior Bucureşti 
            FC Olimpia Bucureşti  
            CS Jiul Petroşani  
            Universitatea Cluj-Napoca            [founded as Universitatea Cluj]  
            Victoria Cluj-Napoca                 [founded as CS Victoria Cluj, disbanded 1947]   
            FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ      
            CFR Timişoara       
1920        FC Farul Constanţa                   [founded as SPM Constanţa]
            Vulturii Textila Lugoj               [founded as Vulturii Lugoj]  
            CS Minerul Lupeni 
            FC Şoimii IPA Sibiu                  [founded as FC Şoimii Sibiu] 
1921        CS Politehnica Timişoara
            CS Industria Sârmei Câmpia Turzii 
            Corvinul FC Hunedoara 
            CFR Mureşul Târgu Mureş              [disbanded] 
            CFR Arad 
1922        CS Gloria Bistriţa                   [founded as Ceramica Bistriţa] 
            CS Flacăra Moreni                    [founded as IMSER Moreni] 
            CS Arieşul Turda 
            Vagonul Ploieşti                     [founded as Tricolor CS Ploieşti]   
1923 Jun 25 FC Rapid Bucureşti                   [founded as Casa Feroviarul Rapid Bucureşti] 
1924        FC Apullum Unirea Alba Iulia         [founded as Unirea Mihai-Viteazu Alba Iulia]
            FC Petrolul Ploieşti                 [founded as FC Juventus Bucureşti]  
            CSM Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea            [founded as Vâlceana Râmnicu Vâlcea] 
            Olimpia FC Satu Mare 
1926        CSM Reşiţa                           [founded as SS UDR Reşiţa by merger of SS Reşiţa and Uzeniior Reşiţa]   
1927        FC Baia Mare                         [founded as Tricolor Baia Mare] 
1928        CF Brăila                            [founded as Dacia Unirea IG Brăila] 
            FC Ripensia Timişoara                [disbanded 1948]
            CFR Turnu Severin 
1930        AS Avântul Reghin                    [founded as Foresta Reghin]
1932        Gloria CFR Galaţi                    [merger of FC Şoimii-Gloria and CFR Galaţi] 
            RGM Chinezul Timişoara               [merger of CS Chinezul and  RGM Timişoara, 1933 separated in former clubs]
1933        CFR Timişoara
1934        Aurul Brad                           [founded as CS Mica Brad]  
1935        Metalul Bucureşti                    [founded as Malaxa Bucureşti]  
1936        CAM Timişoara                        [merger of RGMT and CAT 1910 Timişoara, disbanded 1949]
1937        SC Astra Ploieşti           
            FC Braşov                            [founded as Uzinele Astra Braşov]
            Carmen Bucureşti                     [disbanded 1947]
1939        FC Craiova                           [merger of CS Craiovan Craiova and Rovine Craiova, disbanded 1949] 
1944 May 10 AS FC Progresul Bucuresti            [founded as Société Lafayette Bucureşti, later FC Naţional Bucureşti]
1945 Apr 18 FC Municipal UTA Arad                [founded as ITA Arad]  
            FC Politehnica Iaşi  
            Ferar Cluj-Napoca                    [founded as Ferar KSME Cluj]   
            Gaz Metan Mediaş                     [founded as Karres Mediaş] 
1946        ASA Câmpulung Moldovenesc            [founded as CS Casa Armata Câmpulung Moldovenesc]           
            CS Faur Bucureşti                    [disbanded 2005]
1947 Jun  7 Steaua FC Bucureşti                  [founded as ASA Bucureşti]    
1948 May 14 FC Dinamo Bucureşti                  [merger of Unirea-Tricolor and CS Ciocanul Bucureşti] 
            FC Universitatea Craiova             [founded as CSU Craiova]
1949        FC Caracal Craiova                   [founded as FC Electroputere Craiova] 
            Dinamo Obor Bucureşti                [disbanded 1963]         
1950        FCM Bacău                            [founded as Dinamo Bacău] 
            Dinamo Braşov  
            CSU Galaţi                           [founded as Dinamo Galaţi, merged 1982 with FCM to FCM Dunărea CSU Galaţi ]    
            FCM Târgovişte                       [founded as Metalul Târgovişte]    
1953        FC Argeş Piteşti                     [founded as Dinamo Piteşti] 
            Rocar Bucureşti                      [founded as Autobuzul  Bucureşti] 
1954        FC Foresta Fălticeni            
1954        Progresul CSCS Bucureşti             [founded as Vointa Bucureşti; disbanded 1969]
1957        Dinamo Cluj-Napoca                   [founded as Dinamo Cluj]     
1958        FC Oradea                            [founded as CS Crişul Oradea]   
1960        SC Uzinele Mecanice Timişoara        [founded as Vulturii UMT]     
1962        ASA Electromureş Târgu Mureş         [founded as ASA Târgu Mureş]                
            Viitorul Bucureşti                   [disbanded 1963]
1963        AS Rocar Bucureşti                   [disbanded 2009]   
1964        FC Oţelul Galaţi 
1970        FCM Galaţi                           [founded as FC Galaţi, merged 1982 with CSU to FCM Dunărea CSU Galaţi]
            FC Onesti                            [founded as Constructorul Onesti]             
1971        Gloria Buzău FC                      [merger of Metalul Buzău and Şoimii Buzău]  
            AS Victoria Bucureşti                [disbanded 1989]
1972        FC Cetatea Suceava                   [founded as CSM Suceava] 
1973        CS Pandurii Lignitul Târgu Jiu       [founded as Cimentul Târgu Jiu]
            FC Olt Scorniceşti                   [founded as Viitorul Scorniceşti] 
1982        FCM Dunărea CSU Galaţi               [merger of FCM Galaţi and CSU Galaţi]
1986        FC Inter Sibiu
2000        Rocar Fulgerul Bragadiru             [merger of Rocar Bucureşti and Fulgerul Bragadiru; 2001 separated in former clubs]
2002        FC Vaslui
2009        FC Viitorul Constanţa

Common abbreviations:

ASA = Asociaţia Sportivă Armata
CFR = Căile Ferata Române (= Romanian Railways)
CS  = Clubul Sportiv
CSM = Clubul Sportiv Muncitoresc
FC  = Fotbal Club
FCM = Fotbal Club Muncitoresc


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Sources: [iff], [Grü 95], http://www.weltfussballarchiv.de

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