Steaua lost the lawsuit on the name of the Ministry of Defence

The most famous Romanian club Steaua Bucharest could lose the traditional name and professional status. Romanian court on Thursday gave the name dispute agree, to the country’s Defense Ministry, according to which the controversial Steaua owner Gigi Becali for 12 years illegally used the name, colors and symbols winner of the Champions Cup in 1986 and šestadvacetinásobného League champion.

Steaua was founded in 1947 as a military club in 1998 Becaliovým under the leadership of the Ministry of Defense broke. The court between the two entities began in 2011. Three years later, although the ministry has won the dispute, but shortly thereafter with Becalim agreed to use the name Steaua.

Now intends to sue the Ministry Becaliho about 40 million euros ($ 1.1 billion) due to many years of unauthorized use of the mark. Former Member of the Romanian parliament, which was in 2013 due to the machinations of the land in the late 90s was sentenced to three years in jail and behind bars, and he spent a third of the sentence, he wishes to appeal to the Supreme Court.

In the event that the appeal will not succeed and will have to pay the required amount, Becali plans to declare bankruptcy. That would fall into the lowest amateur competition, where he will be next season even causing “legitimate” Steaua.

Becali is also considering changing the name of the club to FC Sports Becali. “The fans will follow me. They say it has become a big injustice, and they follow me,” said the controversial businessman.