Subsequently, Steaua became the first Romanian club to reach a European Cup final, which it ultimately won against Barcelona on penalties (2–0 thanks to goalkeeper Helmuth Duckadam saving all four penalties taken by the Spaniards), after a goalless draw.
The Army sued the football club in 2011 and has since been in a conflict regarding the ownership of the Steaua brand, which resulted in the change of the name to the acronym FCSB in early 2017.
At international level, the club also managed to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage three years in a row between 1994––97.
In 1998, the football club separated from CSA Steaua and changed its name to the current FC Steaua București (Fotbal Club Steaua – Football Club Steaua), George Becali, another businessman, was offered the position of vice-president in the hope that Becali would invest money in the club.
Their home ground is Arena Națională, having moved here from the Ministry of National Defence-owned Stadionul Ghencea.
Initially, the club played in the colours of the Romanian tricolour – blue, yellow and red – but yellow soon lost its importance and the team became associated with the red and blue colours.