With Walter Zenga as head coach, Steaua qualified in the European spring after a 12-year break. The performance came at the end of a lost match against Athletic Bilbao, 0-1, one round before the end of the group stage, where Steaua met Athletic Bilbao, Standard Liege, AC Parma and Besiktas.
Steaua achieved their biggest win in the history of the first league, 11-0 (5-0) against Corvinul Hunedoara. Gheorghe Hagi scored five times in that match.
Steaua was defeated by River Plate in the Intercontinental Cup (0-1). The game was played in Tokyo in front of 80.000 spectators and the goal scored by Alzamendi (28). In the 17th minute, Belodedici scored, but the goal was wrongfully cancelled, due to an offside.
Dan Petrescu, right full back in the team at the end of the 80s, was born in Bucharest. Petrescu won three champion titles and two Romanian cups. Dan Petrescu played the European Champions Cup final, lost by Steaua 0-4 against AC Milan.
Iosif Gerö (Hungary) was the first foreign referee to lead an official match of Steaua in an internal competition: Steaua - Progresul Bucureşti 4-1. That season, there were five other matches of the team that were run by foreign referees.
The club changed its name to Steaua.
CCA won the fifth Romanian Cup. In the final, CCA defeated Progresul Oradea, 6-3, after extra time. F.Zavoda (57), Alecsandrescu (65, 107), Moldovan (68), Constantin (95) and Onisie (101 penalty) scored.
Steaua won the Romanian Cup for the fourth consecutive time, after a 2-0 win against Flacăra Ploieşti.
The Red Blues won the first Romanian Cup in the history of the club, after defeating CSU Cluj, with 2-1. The goals were scored by Moldoveanu (39) and Ferenczi (74).
Defender Panait Ion became the first player to be sent off in the history of the team in the 74th minute of the match against CFR București, 0-1.
Steaua conceded the quickest goal in history, in the 10th second of the match agains CFR Bucuresti, 0-1.
Dumitru Popescu became the first player in the history of the club to score a hattrick: AS Armata - Unirea Tricolor 5-4.
Gheorghe Constantin, a former player and the 12th coach of the team, was born in București. Constantin won three Top Scorer titles, four champion titles and four Romanian cups.