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FC Oţelul Galaţi

FC Oţelul Galaţi
Cornel Râpă was among the young stars of Oţelul's title-winning side ©Getty Images

FC Oţelul Galaţi

Formed: 1964

Nickname: Oţerlarii (Steelworkers)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 1 (2011)

History
• Oţelul were founded in the largest seaport on the River Danube in 1964, with their name (literally 'Steel') a nod to the metal industry that helped to make Galati, in the eastern Romanian province of Moldova, one of the nation's most important economic centres.

• The new club slowly worked their way up the league system, winning a first third division championship in 1967/68, but were to be the city's second team for some time, with CSU Galaţi – founded in 1970 – featuring in Romania's top division in the 1970s and losing the 1976/77 Romanian Cup final to FC Steaua Bucureşti.

• Oţelul came into their own in the following decade; they won a second third division title in 1981 and were promoted to the top division as champions in 1986. They then finished fourth in the league in 1987/88 to earn a first foray in European competition; they beat Juventus 1-0 at home in the 1988/89 UEFA Cup first round but lost the return fixture 5-0.

• Having competed in the top division in every season since 1991/92, Oţelul were fourth in successive campaigns in the mid-1990s and reached the final of the 2003/04 Romanian Cup, losing 2-0 to FC Dinamo Bucureşti in the capital.

• They hit their peak unexpectedly in 2010/11, with Romania's most capped player Dorinel Munteanu leading an unfancied side dominated by homegrown players to the title. Their diligence and discipline also captured the Romanian Super Cup before the club embarked on their first season in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Club records
Most appearances: Catalin Tofan (390)
Most goals: Sorin Cornea (47)
Record league victory: Otelul 7-0 Jiul Petrosani (First Division, 30 August 1997)
Record league defeat: Otelul 0-7 FC Rapid Bucuresti (First Division, 5 November 2006)

* Last updated 24 June 2013

Last updated: 24/06/13 10.42CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/04/2014 14:22 CET
ASC Corona Braşov0-1Oţelul
Referee: not available – Brasov
07/22/2013 22:19:53
Oţelul2-1U Cluj
Referee: not available – Galati
07/27/2013 22:58:40
4 August 2013 - Romanian First Division
Pandurii2-1Oţelul
Referee: not available – Targu Jiu
08/04/2013 23:25:09
11 August 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-2Petrolul
Referee: not available – Galati
08/11/2013 17:16:56
16 August 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-0Braşov
Referee: not available – Galati
08/16/2013 21:27:29
24 August 2013 - Romanian First Division
Ceahlăul2-0Oţelul
Referee: not available – Piatra Neamt
08/24/2013 20:20:35
15 September 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul0-4Astra
Referee: not available – Galati
09/16/2013 01:56:38
23 September 2013 - Romanian First Division
Concordia1-1Oţelul
Referee: not available – Chiajna
09/24/2013 01:11:40
26 September 2013 - Romanian Cup, Sixth round
Oţelul6-2Concordia
Referee: not available – Galati
10/20/2013 00:09:02
29 September 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-2Dinamo Bucureşti
Referee: not available – Galati
09/30/2013 00:25:41
7 October 2013 - Romanian First Division
CFR Cluj7-2Oţelul
Referee: not available – Cluj
10/07/2013 23:17:01
19 October 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-1Gaz Metan
Referee: not available – Galati
10/20/2013 00:12:42
28 October 2013 - Romanian First Division
Săgeata Năvodari2-1Oţelul
Referee: not available
10/28/2013 22:24:58
31 October 2013 - Romanian Cup, Seventh round
Oţelul2-1Corona Braşov
Referee: not available – Galati
10/31/2013 20:28:05
4 November 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul2-1Botoşani
Referee: not available – Galati
11/04/2013 22:47:15
11 November 2013 - Romanian First Division
Poli Timișoara1-0Oţelul
Referee: not available – Timisoara
11/11/2013 20:35:55
22 November 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-2Vaslui
Referee: not available – Galati
11/28/2013 14:42:57
30 November 2013 - Romanian First Division
Viitorul4-3Oţelul
Referee: not available – Chiajna
03/04/2014 15:14:24
5 December 2013 - Romanian Cup, Quarter-finals
Steaua2-0Oţelul
Referee: not available – Bucharest
02/19/2014 12:30:00
8 December 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-1Steaua
Referee: not available – Galati
12/08/2013 21:36:50
13 December 2013 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul2-1Corona Braşov
Referee: not available – Galati
12/13/2013 22:42:18
19 December 2013 - Romanian First Division
U Cluj1-0Oţelul
Referee: not available – Cluj-Napoca
12/19/2013 21:23:46
22 February 2014 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul1-0Pandurii
Referee: not available – Galati
02/22/2014 21:37:45
Petrolul2-0Oţelul
Referee: not available – Ploiesti
03/02/2014 21:36:28
Braşov1-3Oţelul
Referee: not available – Brasov
03/07/2014 20:36:01
17 March 2014 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul0-1Ceahlăul
Referee: not available – Galati
03/17/2014 22:56:51
21 March 2014 - Romanian First Division
Astra1-1Oţelul
Referee: not available – Giurgiu
03/21/2014 20:23:23
28 March 2014 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul2-0Concordia
Referee: not available – Galati
03/28/2014 18:58:36
Dinamo Bucureşti3-1Oţelul
Referee: not available – Bucharest
04/07/2014 23:19:06
13 April 2014 - Romanian First Division
Oţelul0-1CFR Cluj
Referee: not available – Galati
04/13/2014 23:39:46
18 April 2014 - Romanian First Division
Gaz Metan0-2Oţelul
Referee: not available – Medias
04/18/2014 18:59:22
26 April 2014 - Romanian First Division
OţelulSăgeata
Referee: TBD – Galati
04/22/2014 20:27:29
BotoşaniOţelul
Referee: TBD – Botosani
04/23/2014 13:05:07
OţelulPoli Timișoara
Referee: TBD – Galati
04/23/2014 13:12:40
VasluiOţelul
Referee: TBD – Vaslui
04/14/2014 19:24:03
OţelulViitorul
Referee: TBD – Galati
04/14/2014 19:24:08
SteauaOţelul
Referee: TBD – Bucharest
04/14/2014 19:24:08

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    15/07/2004, Oţelul 4-0 Dinamo Tirana, Constanta
  • Biggest defeat:
    12/10/1988, Juventus 5-0 Oţelul, Turin
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  5
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 11
    Silviu Ilie (  ROU)
    Gabriel Giurgiu (  ROU)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 3
    Valentin Stefan (  ROU)
    Emil Gabriel Jula (  ROU)
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