FC Fcsb NU e STEAUA! Bucureștiul găzduiește sâmbătă tragerea la sorți pentru Euro 2020. Cu această ocazie, participanții prezenți la acest eveniment vor primi din partea Peluzei SUD câte un pliant informativ referitor la situația stânjenitoare în care se află STEAUA cu largul acord al FRF și, implicit, Uefa. De asemenea, delegații UEFA vor fi informați de consecințele severe pe care această situație le aduce integrității UEFA și a competițiilor sale.
Former European Champion STEAUA București’s identity
is currently widely mistaken for that of fcsb.
Dear UEFA official,
You may presently not be aware of the awkward situation regarding FCSB (a club regularly taking part in European competitions), in opposition to Steaua București – one of only 22 clubs to have ever won the UEFA Champions League.
Up until quite recently, FCSB used to call themselves FC Steaua București. However, this had all along been unlawful. In 2014, the High Court of Cassation and Justice – Romania’s supreme court of justice – irrevocably ruled that FCSB and Steaua București are two completely different clubs, with the first of these two having unlawfully assumed the latter’s identity and spot in national competitions in 2003.
This situation has brought severe (possibly unknown) consequences to UEFA itself and to its competitions’ very integrity. Since FCSB wrongfully assumed Steaua București’s quoefficient in 2003, this club has massively benefited from it in the UEFA rankings. As consequence, FCSB was frequently seeded in draws and profited from Steaua’s performances for access to easier opponents and – yes – even tens of millions of Euros of UEFA’s money, as reward for their performances. We believe this is not only sheer deceit, but also complete disregard to the good faith of other teams who have played them throughout this time.
CSA Steaua București – sole proprietor of Steaua’s brand, identity and history – currently competes in Romania’s 4th league and we, its fans (the backbone of football, as UEFA itself deems it), are determined to bring it back to the top. But until then, one of Europe’s most prestigious clubs is suffering from this widespread misinformation perpetuated by FCSB thanks to its favoured mass-media appeal.
We know it is not UEFA’s policy – nor should it be – to meddle inside its member associations’ internal affairs, but we also know that your organisation’s attention for the club identities is of the utmost importance – as proven in other similar cases throughout the continent, so far.
If initiating an enquiry into this matter is possible for UEFA – with fair implication of ALL parties involved – we, the supporters of 1986 European Champion Steaua București, will be more than happy to assist you with more historical background and technical information about this case.
With highest esteem,
Steaua Supporters’ Association
Asociația Steliștilor 1947