ASU Politehnica Timișoara or SS Politehnica Timișoara is a fan-owned phoenix club formed after the dissolution of FC Politehnica Timișoara in 2012. This club was created by students of Politechnica University of Timișoara which have never accepted the new formed club ACS Recaș (moved to Timișoara and renamed ACS Poli Timișoara) considering it a fraud and a political maneuver. Even if Polytechnic SS is not legal successor of the former divisional A and B and even if not holding Polytechnics old track record, this is the only team that identifies the purple spirit of fans.
On their first season after founding they reached the second place in 2012–2013 Liga V, the third series and promoted to the next league Liga IV Timiș region. They reached again the second place but this time they not promoted to Liga III, anyway they won their first trophy Cupa României Timiș County beating FC Giarmata in the final. Next year they won the championship and qualifided to the play-offs promotion to Liga III. In the same year they won a new established trophy named Football without owners, a tournament of four teams without owners in Romania, the other teams was fan-owned phoenix clubs like SS Poli named F.C. Argeș 1953, FC Vaslui 2002 and the host LSS Voinţa Sibiu. On June 11, was announced that the team will play against Voința Lupac the champions of Liga IV Caraș-Severin County in the play-offs promotion match for a place in next league Liga III. In the home match they beat them (5–1) and secured the promotion. Away they lost (1–2) but they still promoted in Liga III for the first time ever.
SS Poli debuted very good in the 2015–16 Liga III with a victory over Minerul Motru (3–0), then they had their first victory away against Millenium Giarmata (3–1), and in the third round they defeated the last year series runners-up Metalurgistul Cugir (2–0). At the end of the season SS Poli won their series and promoted again this time in Liga II.
Alb-Violeţii (White and Purples)
Băieţii în Ghete (Boys in Boots)
Club's uniform feature purple and white horizontal strips and white shorts.
Liga III: 2015–16
Liga IV-Timiș County: 2014–15
Winners of Timiș County Round (1): 2013–14
Supporters, friendships and rivalries
SS Poli has many fans in Romania but also in other countries. The roots of the Poli ultras movement can be found in 1995 when groups like Urban Guerilla or Gruppo Autonomo Viola appear in the South End.
Over the years, Politehnica Timișoara fans have established close friendships with the supporters from Rapid București and the Nordkurve from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Poli's most important rivalry is with UTA Arad. The match between them, Derby-ul Vestului (The West Derby), has been the leading Romanian football encounter in the last 65 years, as Poli and UTA are the two most successful football teams from west the country. Other rivalries are shared with Dinamo București, CFR Cluj, Steaua București and Universitatea Craiova.
Official website: http://www.sspolitehnica.ro/
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