The most successful club in Romania in terms of international and overall trophies, the club was founded in 1947 and was known as the Romanian Army sports club, but changed its name several times before settling on Steaua (The Star) in 1961.
They became the first East European team to win the European Cup, being victorious in the 1986 European Cup final against Barcelona on penalties. Steaua played again in the final in 1989, but lost heavily against Milan.