Astra was founded in 1921, as the sports club of the oil company Astra Romana, based in the county of Prahova. Initially their players were the English, American, Dutch and Romanian workers of the company.
In 1998 they reached the top division for the first time. In 2012 the team moved from Ploiesti to Giurgiu.
Their titles are 1 Cup and 1 SuperCup, both won in 2014. This season they have reached the Europa League groups stage for the first time.