Steaua, 60th among world clubs
Steaua Bucharest is the Romanian team that has the best ranking in the table compiled by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) for October. Steaua is 60th in the world. Manchester United tops the table, being followed by Barcelona. These are the other Romanian clubs included in the table: CFR Cluj (73rd, 133 points), FC Timisoara (97th, 121.5 points), FC Vaslui (108th, 114 points) and Dinamo (142nd, 103.5 points). Manchester United tops the table with 326 points. FC Barcelona is second with 298 points, and Shakhtar is third with 293 points. The table took into account the results registered from November 1, 2008 to October 30, 2009.
Victor Hanescu climbs
in ATP standings
Romanian tennis player Victor Hanescu has climbed one place to rank 36th with 1,021 points in the ATP table publicized on Monday, the atptennis.com website informs. Victor Crivoi has dropped 7 places to rank 113th with 487 points, while Adrian Ungur has climbed 4 places to rank 191st with 269 points. In the doubles table Horia Tecau ranks 51st (1,367 points) after climbing two places, while Andrei Pavel climbed two places to rank 98th (735 points).
First international wrestling show in Romania
The first international wrestling show will take place on Friday, December 4, at 8 PM within Bucharest’s Polivalenta Hall, Agerpres informs. The show will last approximately two hours and will feature American Wrestling Rampage stars. The event includes several individual and team matches. A match between two women will be one of the attraction points. The wrestlers will meet with fans in order to give their autographs. Wrestling is very popular in the United States and is successfully practiced in Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Germany and Italy. Until now the Romanian wrestling fans were able to see their favorite shows only on TV.
Williams sign Barrichello and Hulkenberg for 2010
LONDON – Brazilian Rubens Barrichello will begin a new chapter in his record-breaking Formula One career next year as a Williams driver alongside German rookie Nico Hulkenberg. “Rubens needs no introduction,” team founder Frank Williams said in a statement on Monday announcing his all-new line-up for 2010. “He is not only the most experienced driver in Formula One but a passionate and talented driver who fought hard for the drivers’ championship this year. “Nico Hulkenberg won the GP2 Championship this season as a rookie and has previously won the F3 Euroseries, Formula Masters, A1 GP and Formula BMW Germany.” Hulkenberg was also the team’s test and reserve driver this season. Williams thanked departing German driver Nico Rosberg, the highly-rated 24-year-old who is expected to take Barrichello’s place alongside Jenson Button at Mercedes-powered champions Brawn GP, and Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima. “Nico and Kazuki have represented … Williams and our partners with dedication, discipline and skill and we wish them every success with their future endeavours,” he said.
Toyota-backed Nakajima, son of former racer Satoru, ended the season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with the unfortunate distinction of completing all 17 races without scoring a point.
Williams have already announced that they are switching to Cosworth engines from Toyota. Rosberg, son of Finland’s 1982 champion Keke, had already announced last week that he was leaving after four seasons with Williams.
Steaua, 60th among world clubs