CFR defeated Athletic Bilbao of Spain 1–0 (although almost all players from Bilbao's side were from the reserve squad) during the second round of the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup. The only goal of the match was scored by Cosmin Tilincă with a header. CFR then lost in Bilbao (1–0) but still qualified to the next round after a penalty shootout. Munteanu's team played the next game at Cluj, against French club Saint-Étienne. Adrian Anca played one of the greatest games in his career, even though the match ended in a 1–1 draw. Anca hit the crossbar with a header early in the game, and Tilincă pushed the ball into the net from the rebound. Anca then went on to earn a penalty, but did not score.
But when Jiul was held to a draw by Gaz Metan Mediaș, and CFR won their last match 3–0, CFR advanced to the top of the league for the first time in 28 years. In the summer of 2004, CFR acquired many new valuable Romanian players, including Vasile Jula and Radu Marginean. CFR Cluj's first year back in Divizia A was strong, yet inconsistent. CFR finished sixth after the first half of the 2004–05 championship. It was during this time that CFR played one of its most popular games ever, defeating Dinamo București at home.
This stems from the fact that after the 2000s CFR and FCSB were often some of the main contenders for the national title, and during the late 2010s the rivalry exacerbated further as Dinamo lost its power status. CFR and FCSB have met each other over 60 times in the first division.  Ceferiștii also hold milder rivalries with Dinamo București, Rapid București, Universitatea Craiova, and Politehnica Timișoara. Popular culture CFR Cluj was the subject of a long documentary film directed by Laviniu Lazăr on their 2012–13 UEFA Champions League season and the historical victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, titled "The Theatre of Dreams" (Romanian: Teatrul Viselor) which was presented at the Film Transilvania (TIFF) festival in 2013.  Honours Domestic Leagues Liga I Winners (8): 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22 Liga II Winners (2): 1968–69, 2003–04 Runners-up (1): 1977–78 Liga III Winners (7): 1946–47, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1995–96, 2001–02 Runners-up (1): 1987–88 Cups Cupa României Winners (4): 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2015–16 Runners-up (1): 2012–13 Supercupa României Winners (4): 2009, 2010, 2018, 2020 Runners-up (5): 2012, 2016, 2019, 2021, 2022 European UEFA Intertoto Cup Runners-up (1): 2005 (joint runners-up) Players First team squad As of 20 October 2022 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Since the 2014 withdraw of important groups such as "Patriots" and "Commando Gruia", the fans have a single big group called "Peluza Vișinie", which consists of former members of older groups such as "Romaniacs", "Juvenes", "Gruppo Gara", "Valacchi", "Pride 1907", "Nostra Famiglia", and "1907". There is another group of supporters which consists of ethnic Hungarians who currently sit in the Tribuna 1 sector of the stadium. Their group is named KVSK, which is the Hungarian name of CFR. They had such major conflicts with the Romanians ultras group 'Peluza Vișinie' and decided to go to matches alone. Their support is less vocal and visible, but they are a consistent part of the active fans. Rivalries CFR fans at a home game in 2010 CFR Cluj has a fierce rivalry with their local opponents Universitatea Cluj.
Competition S P W D L GF GA GD European Cup / UEFA Champions League 41 16 55 54 +1 UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 19 50 −16 UEFA Europa Conference League −2 5 13 +7 Total 98 36 42 117 124 −10 UEFA Club Ranking In the table below, the current UEFA club ranking position for CFR Cluj is shown based on its current UEFA coefficient for 2023.  Position Club Coefficient 60 Krasnodar 25. 000 61 CFR Cluj 24. 500 62 Qarabağ 24. 000 63 Molde As of 15 October 2022 In the table below, the current UEFA club ranking position for CFR Cluj is shown for the ongoing 2022–2023 season.  All time records Other records Since the 2012–13 season, CFR Cluj holds the record for the most points obtained by any Romanian club in the UEFA Champions League group stages, with 10 points, having recorded 3 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses.
Following the end of the season Iordănescu left the club and was replaced by Marius Șumudică. The latter failed to qualify the club for the group stage of either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League, being consequently dismissed and replaced by the returning Dan Petrescu. Under Petrescu, CFR qualified for the group stage of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League, competing in Group D with Dutch side Alkmaar, Czech side Jablonec, and Danish side Randers.
Additionally, CFR has a fierce rivalry with neighbouring Universitatea Cluj, with matches between the two being known as Derbiul Clujului. Several, but minor rivalries also developed in the recent period against teams with which CFR contended for the league title. History Establishment and early years (1907–1969) Kolozsvári Vasutas Sport Club team in 1911. CFR was founded in 1907, when the city of Cluj-Napoca (then Kolozsvár) was part of Austria-Hungary, under the name Kolozsvári Vasutas Sport Club ("Kolozsvár Railway Sports Club").
Drawn with AS Roma, BSC Young Boys, and CSKA Sofia in Group A, they eventually finished third and were eliminated from the competition from the group stage.  During late 2020, Edward Iordănescu became once again coach of the club after the departure of Dan Petrescu. On 18 May 2021, Iordănescu Jr. managed to win the league title of the 2020–21 Liga I season.
 The club debuted with an away 1–0 loss at Jablonec nad Nisou in the Czech Republic against FK Jablonec on 16 September 2021 and consequently on the 4th place in the group after the first fixture.  Although Petrescu stated that he wishes to have a longer as possible path with CFR Cluj in UEFA Europa Conference League, it is very unlikely that they will progress from Group D to the Round of 16 or, let alone, other subsequent knockout stages.
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. No. Pos. Nation Player 1 GK ITA Simone Scuffet 2 DF CRO Karlo Bručić 3 ROU Andrei Burcă (3rd captain) 4 Cristian Manea 6 CMR Jean-Claude Billong 7 FW POR Zé Gomes 8 MF BRA Roger 9 SUI Cephas Malele (on loan from Al-Tai) 10 Ciprian Deac (Vice-captain) 11 Claudiu Petrila 12 Mihai Pânzariu 15 GHA Emmanuel Yeboah 20 DEN Vito Hammershøy-Mistrati 21 Nana Boateng 22 Gabriel Debeljuh 23 Rareș Gal 24 Rareș Bălan 28 Ovidiu Hoban (4th captain) 30 Daniel Bîrligea 32 CUW Rangelo Janga 33 Denis Kolinger (on loan from Vejle) 34 Cristian Bălgrădean 37 Mihai Bordeianu 40 Lovro Cvek 44 Yuri Matias 45 Mário Camora (Captain) 47 GER Christopher Braun 73 Karlo Muhar 75 Adrian Gîdea 76 Tudor Lucaci 90 Răzvan Sava 92 SEN Ibrahima Mbaye 94 Cătălin Itu 99 Sergiu Buș Other players under contract — MTN Guessouma Fofana Out on loan 17 ESP Jefté Betancor (to Pafos) 82 Alin Fică (to Politehnica Iași) 86 Denis Rusu (to CS Unirea Ungheni) 89 Otto Hindrich (to Kisvárda) George Leață (to CSM Slatina) CIV Abdoulaye Niakate (to Minaur Baia Mare) Adrian Păun (to Hapoel Be'er Sheva) Sergiu Luca (to Gloria Bistrița) Ricky Gnéba (to Minaur Baia Mare) Kevin Bakare (to Minaur Baia Mare) MDA Gheorghe Gondiu (to CSM Sighetu Marmației) Club officials Records and statistics European cups all-time statistics Total UEFA statistics As of away match played against Sivasspor on 27 October 2022.
Stadium CFR Cluj plays nearly all of its home games at the Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium, which was expanded in 2008 to seat a maximum capacity of 23, 500.  It meets all of UEFA's regulations and can also host Champions League matches. In 2006–07, with an investment of €30 million, the club upgraded the field with higher quality turf, built a state of the art lighting system, and updated its infrastructure.
All the work was completed for the club's 100th anniversary in 2007, when a friendly game was played against Portuguese side Benfica. Support CFR Cluj supporters on 14 August 2006 at a domestic match against FC Dinamo București in Romania A 2011 survey has shown that CFR Cluj has the fourth-largest number of supporters in Romania.  They have many fans in Cluj-Napoca, but also in some other parts of the country.
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Many players left the club as a result, and Ceferiștii challenged the Federation's decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In May 2015 the Court ruled in their favour, restoring the deducted points, which helped the team secure a third-place finish in the league championship. CFR Cluj won the 2016 Cupa României final played against Dinamo București after penalty shootouts,  being their first trophy since 2012. National dominance and return to European competitions (2017–present) Dan Petrescu led the club to the 2017–18, 2019–20, and 2021–22 league titles. He partially managed them in the 2018–19 and 2020–21 Liga I seasons as well, which CFR also won.
Since the final game of the playoff stage would have been a straight game between FCSB and CFR, many pundits emphatically stated that this would be FCSB's season, and declared CFR a "spent team". However, CFR quickly bounced back, and went on a series of 4 consecutive wins, including a 6–0 win over FC Argeș. With FCSB's draw versus Voluntari on 14 May, all CFR needed was to a win to claim the league title, which they would obtain against Craiova, score 2–1. With this, CFR became the team with most leagues won outside the capital (8 titles), as well as the only Romanian team in the 21st century to win 5 titles in a row, thus establishing a true hegemony for half a decade.
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