Fotbal Club Timişoara is a Romanian football club which was established in 2002 and is currently playing in Romania's top league, Liga I. The club was born when Owner of AEK Bucureşti, Anton Doboș, moved the team to Timişoara after obtaining promotion to Liga I, finishing 1st in the 2001–02 season of Liga II, Seria 1. However, there is an issue regarding the club's rights to the history of FC Politehnica Timișoara, as former owner Claudio Zambon has been claiming he is the rightful holder of the club records. Despite all this controversy, FC Timişoara remains one of the most popular football clubs in the country. Since joining the first league in the 2002–03 season, it has always had the highest average attendance at home matches.
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Anghel Iordănescu (born 4 May 1950 in Iaşi) is a former Romanian football striker, currently a football manager. In 2007 Iordănescu retired from football, and the following February, after his predecessor resigned, he became a member of the Romanian Senate, sitting on the Social Democratic Party benches. On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of România, Traian Băsescu with Ordinul "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Order "The Sportive Merit") class II for his part in winning the 1986 European Cup Final. Iordănescu was a bright striker with a well-developed scoring technique, who scored many goals and helped the teams he played for achieve impressive performances. In Romania he played only for Steaua Bucureşti, a team he joined as a youth in 1962, aged 12. Six years later he made his first appearance in Steaua Bucureşti's first team, followed by his first appearance for Romania in 1971.
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Cyril Théréau, pronunciation (help·info), (born April 24, 1983 in Privas, France), is a football striker, currently playing for the Italian club Chievo Verona in the Serie A. He was signed in summer 2010 from Belgian club Charleroi as a striker. Although he is very tall, he has a good shot and is a technical player. Before joining R.S.C. Anderlecht, Théréau played for US Orléans, Angers SCO in France, R. Charleroi S.C. in Belgium and Steaua Bucureşti in Romania. Théréau made a huge step in his career in the summer of 2006. In June, the same year, he was still playing in the France's third division, while in September 2006 he was used as a substitute in a UEFA Champions League match. More . . .