UEFA, official response to the Steaua Association 1947: “FCSB is considered the same football sports entity with Steaua Bucharest!”


The date of publishing: Friday, June 10, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

Date of update: Friday, June 10, 2022, 1:32 p.m.

FCSB and CSA Steaua have been on trial for more than 7 years for Steaua Bucharest’s record and history. This war has divided the red-blue fans into two categories, those who support the club sponsored by Gigi Becali and those who are supporters of the League 2 team.

However, for several clarifications, the Steaua 1947 Association requested an official response from UEFA members, and they argued why they consider FCSB the successor of Steaua București.

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“On March 18, the Steaua 1947 Association sent an open letter by e-mail to UEFA Media Relations, requesting the answer to 8 questions strictly related to the identity of the football team established in 1947 by the royal army. Following that address, the 1947 Steaua Association received a more than surprising response from UEFA.

Below we leave you the translation into Romanian from English of the 8 questions, which our association addressed to UEFA and respectively the translation of the answer received by UEFA.


1. Why does UEFA consider that FCSB (formerly FC Steaua București) is the company that continues the football activity by taking over the football team from the Steaua București Football Club Association?

2. We ask for an answer regarding the communiqué and the recommendations made to UEFA towards the Romanian Football Federation, and the Romanian Division A College from the 90’s regarding the privatization of the football teams that were under the tutelage of the ministries and implicitly the main reason for this recommendation?

3. What are the consequences of refusing to privatize teams regardless of the country in question?

4. Your opinion on the sports record. Is it a case that should be tried in a sports court or is it a case that can be tried in a civil court without finding the articles of law and the time limit contained in the civil code of procedure in that country?

5. If a sports record is related to sports continuity and follows the team that made it or the record remains in the old form of organization and implicitly the team gets a new record and a new history even if it continued its sports activity but under the leadership of another form organization?

6. How many football teams still exist in Europe today that belong to a ministry without going private and what are they?

7. What are the ways in which one form of organization takes over the European coefficient from another form of organization?

8. How does UEFA define a sports record and whether a newly formed team can take over a record from another team that has never stopped playing and continues to exist today?


1. UEFA shall comply with and apply the FIFA Rules, in particular in the case of sporting events, as defined in the Rules of Procedure specified above. FCSB is considered to be the same football sports entity, with Steaua București, due to the observance of article 15, paragraph 4, of the FIFA regulations. Given that in both 1998 and 2003, all elements of identification under the FIFA rules were complied with, UEFA concludes that, following compliance with the rules, the actions are retroactive and in no way affect the identification of the same club.

2. In the early 1990s, UEFA sent recommendations to UEFA-affiliated associations and federations. The recommendations consist in respecting the financial and moral fair play on the part of the clubs owned entirely by the state, compared to the private clubs. The recommendations sent to UEFA-affiliated national associations and federations state that any club fully supported by a state ministry should privatize its footballing activity and continue it under the leadership of a private individual.

3. UEFA cannot oblige its affiliated national associations and federations to comply with the recommendations submitted as they are not supported by an article of law, but all recommendations have been implemented and complied with by all UEFA affiliated associations and federations.

4. The right to a footballing record is established by the FIFA Disciplinary Board (FDC), as well as the recognition of sporting successions.

5. According to the effect of the work judged in the case of the record by the FIFA Disciplinary Board, it belongs to the continuous sports activity that carries it out uninterruptedly and does not belong to some legal forms.

6. According to UEFA-affiliated national associations and federations, today there is no football club that is fully run by a state ministry, all of which have been reorganized as private legal entities.

7. The transfer and transfer of a club membership fee shall be done by recognizing and complying with Article 15, paragraph 4, of the FIFA Rules, and the Disciplinary Board (FDC) will verify compliance with the requirements and otherwise alert associations and federations. which in turn are required to amend and update the coefficient data.

8. A football sports record belongs to the continuous sports activity. So, if another newly established sporting activity were to claim a sports record from another uninterrupted sporting activity, then the demand would be null and void. “is the official communiqué issued by the Steaua Association 1947.