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Chinezul Timișoara

Chinezul Timișoara (Hungarian: Temesvári Kinizsi ) was a football club, which played both in the Romanian and the Hungarian championship during its existence. It was based in Timişoara, Romania (at the time of foundation Temesvár, Austria-Hungary).

History

The club was established in 1910 under the name Temesvári Kinizsi SE with the support of the local Rail Workers' Association. It was named after Pál Kinizsi, a general in the army of king Matthias Corvinus and Comes of Temes. The crest of the club also reflected to it, as it featured an arm holding a mill stone. This was related to old Hungarian folk tales which stated that Pál Kinizsi was a very strong miller who was able to hold the mill stone with one hand. The team played its first ever match on 6 May 1911 against the Temesvári Atléták.
Temesvári Kinizsi and Tatabányai SC in 1914

Kinizsi entered the Hungarian league system in 1911, playing in the Southern division of the territorial championship. They went triumphant three times, having won the title in 1914, 1917 and 1918.

Following the World War I the city became the part of the Kingdom of Romania and the club was renamed to Chinezul Timișoara, which is the Romanian equivalent of the former name of the team (Pál Kinizsi is known as Pavel Chinezul in Romanian).

The team's colours were white and violet and it played at the Banatul Stadium which was opened on October 13, 1913. Nowadays this stadium, which can hold a crowd of 7,000 people, is being used by the Liga II team, CFR Timişoara.

In Romania Chinezul Timișoara is most famous for its record 6 consecutive national title wins between the 1921-22 and 1926-27 seasons. This record has only been matched 71 years later by Steaua Bucureşti.

Despite its success the club entered a financial crisis in the autumn of 1927, which was further aggravated when president Dr. Cornel Lazăr decided to leave the club. Lazăr went on to found Ripensia Timişoara football club. The club never fully recovered from this crisis and in August 1936 Chinezul Timișoara merged with another local club ILSA Timișoara and in 1939 made its last appearance in Romania's top flight of football, Liga I.

After World War II another merger followed, this time with CAM Timișoara. For a brief period the new club was named Chinezul CAM Timișoara and from 1946 it was named simply CAM Timișoara. This last merger was also synonymous with its official disappearance from Romanian football.

Honours

Liga I:

Former managers

External links

  • Labtof.ro
  • Foot.dk
  • Weltfussballarchiv.com

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