Full Results Against Unirea Urziceni

Fotbal Club Unirea Urziceni, commonly known as Unirea Urziceni, was a Romanian professional football club based in Urziceni. ,

The club was founded in 1954, and spent the majority of its history in the lower tiers of the Romanian league system. In 2007 they reached Liga I for the first time, and received national praise for their results at this level. At the end of their second season in the top division they earned qualification to Europe.

The clubs most successful period came after their first Romanian top-flight title in 2009, at the end of their third season in the top-flight and which saw them compete in the Champions League. A 4-1 win at Ibrox Stadium over Rangers and a 1-1 draw at home, a 2-0 at home over Sevilla and a 1-1 draw at home to VfB Stuttgart was enough to see them in to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

They were drawn against Liverpool, with the English side winning 4-1 on aggregate. They qualified for the Champions League the following season but lost out to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Third Qualifying Round seeing them go in to the Europa League Play-off round, which they lost to Hajduk Split.

In 2010, the team’s owner withdrew financial support and Urziceni was forced to sell most of its players to pay debts, leading to relegation at the end of the 2010/11 season. In the summer of 2011, owner Dumitru BucÅŸaru did not file for a licence for the club to play in the Liga I and decided not to enroll the team in any championship and Unirea Urziceni was subsequently dissolved.

In the summer 2015 Unirea Urziceni was refounded

Ayr United played the then Romanian champions at Somerset Park in 2009. It took a late own goal to sink Ayr United’s brave fight against Champions League outfit Unirea Urziceni at Somerset Park.

970 fans watched as Andy Aitken’s unlucky effort prevented Ayr from holding the Romanian title winners.

There was no doubting the gulf in class, but United had competed well and gave Dan Petrescu’s side a thorough workout.

Unirea had looked slick from the off and Maru Belasco should have done better when firing over a cutback from the dangerous Merlin Onofraj. Ayr United took advantage by drawing level when Mark Roberts met a Kenny Connolly cross to guide a clever header into the bottom corner of the net.

It looked like the Romanians would be frustrated when luckless Aitken sliced a 20 yard effort over the head of Grindlay which prevented Ayr nabbing a share of the spoils giving the Romanians a 2-1 win.

Unfortunately no programme was issued for this glamorous tie in Ayr’s centenary season..





Score – Ayr First


Programme Issued







No Issue


Copyright © 2020 Ayr Utd Archive