CS Mioveni

Clubul Sportiv Mioveni (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌklubul sporˈtiv mi.oˈvenʲ]; Mioveni Sports Club), commonly known as CS Mioveni, or simply as Mioveni, is a Romanian professional football club based in Mioveni, Argeș County, currently playing in the Liga I.

They were founded in 2000 as AS Mioveni 2000 and play their home matches at the Stadionul Orașenesc, which has a capacity of 10,000.

History

First years and ascension (2000–2011)

The club was founded in 2000 under the name AS Mioveni (Mioveni Sports Association). After one season in the Liga IV, AS Mioveni merged with Dacia Pitești in 2001 and took its place in the Liga III, while the club changed its name to AS Dacia Mioveni, only to change it soon after that to CS Dacia Mioveni (Dacia Mioveni Sports Club).

In its first season of division football, Dacia finished 3rd in the Liga III. The next season however, the team finished top of series IV of the Liga III and therefore, in the summer of 2003 they promoted to the Liga II where they activated for four years without any outstanding performance.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, Dacia Mioveni finished runner-up in the Liga II, Seria II, and promoted for the first time in history to the Liga I.

Dacia's best performance was the only appearance in the Liga I, in the 2007–08 season, when they finished 16th and were relegated. During the same season Dacia Mioveni reached the semi-finals of the Cupa Romaniei, being eliminated by CFR Cluj, after an impressive win in the quarterfinals against Dinamo București, with 1–0.

In the summer of 2010 the club was renamed, CS Mioveni being the new name. The club officials took this decision because Automobile Dacia refused to sponsor the club, instead sponsoring Italian club Udinese Calcio.

Even if the club had finished the 2010-11 Liga II season on the third position, the club promoted in the Liga I because the second placed FC Bihor Oradea had problems with the licence.

A second league constant and a new promotion (2011–present)

CS Mioveni relegated again in the Liga II at the end of the 2011–12 edition, after finishing on the bottom of the league, with only 12 points won in 34 rounds. After this season, "the yellow and greens" spent no less than 9 years in the antechamber of the Romanian top-flight, the team from Automobile Dacia's town becoming a classic of the Liga II. Most of the time, Mioveni was too good to relegate in the third tier, but not good enough to promote back in the first division. In these nine years, the club obtain the following rankings: 2nd (2014–15), 3rd (2019–20), 4th (2015–16, 2016–17), 7th (2018–19), 8th (2012–13, 2013–14) and 9th (2017–18).

Mioveni promoted back to the Liga I at the end of the 2020–21 season, when after a ranking on the 3rd place, they won the promotion/relegation play-offs (2–1 on aggregate) against top-flight club FC Hermannstadt.

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CS Mioveni