He was born on March 15, 1960. A Romanian International with 55 selections and 2 goals. He played for Corvin Hunedoara (105), Dinamo (171) and for Spain in Elche (34) and the Netherlands in Heerenveen (39). He was from the platinum generation of romanian football which has qualified for the final tournament of the European Championship in France in 1984. The champion of Dynamo, the team with which he was qualified in the semifinals of the European Champions Cup (1984) and in the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup (1990).The champion of Dinamo as coach, but also of CFR Cluj. He also trained Sportul Studențesc, U Cluj, Petrolul, Farul, FC Brașov, Omonia Nicosia, FC Bihor, Rapid, Al Etifaq, Al Ahli andTSKA Sofia.
He was born on September 13, 1956. Called “Wonder blonde”, Balaci is one of the greatest players in the history of romanian football. He played most of his career at Craiova University (285 games, 76 goals) and he reached in the quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup (1982) and the semifinals of the UEFA Cup (1983). He played for FC Olt and Dinamo, totaling 347 games in Ligue 1 and 84 goals. He has 75 selections to the national team, for which he scored 8 times.
He debuted at 17 years under the tricolor, and he was part of the platinum generationwho qualified Romania for the final tournament of the European Football Championship – France 1984. As a coach, he won all the possible trophies in the Arab world, with Al Hill, Al Ain, Al Sadd, Al Nassr, Al Ahli, Al Arabi, Al Shabab and the European Cup in Africa with African Club of Tunis (Tunisia), title and Cup Winners’ Cup Arab countries with Olimpique Casablanca (Morocco). In the country, he trained Pandurii Targu-Jiu, Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Craiova University. He is considered alongside Dobrin and Hagi, the best player of Romania after the war. He received the trophy “Bravo” in 1978.
He was born on 20 May, 1964. Romanian player of Serbian nationality, he is currently the director of junior centers in the FRF. Romanian Campion of Steaua, champion of Yugoslavia-Red Star Belgrade, he is the first player in the world who won twice the European Cup with two different teams, from countries in the communist camp. He has 53 selections to the national team, with which he participated at the World Cup in USA 1994, at the European Championship in England in 1996 and in Belgium and Holland in 2000.
He was born on February 5, 1965 and he is widely considered as the greatest player in the history of romanian football. He is the only romanian football player who has participated in six final tournaments. He was on the field at the World Championships in Italy 1990, USA 1994, France 1998 and the European Championships in France in 1984, England in 1996, Belgium and the Netherlands in 2000. He was a romanian champion of Steaua and he also played in two of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Hagi wonthe European Super Cup with Steaua and with Galatasaray Istanbul and UEFA Cup with the same turkish team. He starred at Farul, Sportul Studențesc and Brescia (Italy).
He has a total of 513 games at club teams for which he scored 271 goals. With Realhe won the Spanish Super Cup, as well as with Barcelona. With Steaua, he has three titles and two Cups. With Galatasaray, he has four titles, two Cups, one Super Cup and with Brescia he has Anglo-Italian Cup. Romania’s top scorer in 1985-1986. Seven times Hagi was elected the best player of the year. He was part of the ideal team of the World Cup 1994. He has 125 selections to the national team for which he scored 35 goals.
Hagi has been dedicated to the job of coach, starting with the romanian national team, then with Bursaspor, Galatasaray, FC Timișoara, Steaua and Viitorul. He patronize the strongest junior academy in Romania, which bears his name.
He was born on May 4, 1950. He played in the country at one team, Steaua, in 317 matches, which scored 155 goals. He ended his career at OFI Crete in Greece. For the national team, he played 64 times, scoring 26 goals. He was part of the national team qualified for the 1972 European Championship quarterfinals. Multiple champion of Romania with Steaua, Iordănescu knows his apogee in May 7, 1986 at Sevilla when conquers the European Cup, as a player and second coach.
As a coach, he conquered the UEFA Super Cup in 1987 and qualify Steaua in theEuropean Champions Cup final in 1989. Also as coach, he qualify the Romania’s national team for the World Championship in 1994 in USA, at EURO in 1996 and at World Cup in France 1998. Iordănescu is a step to qualify the national team for EURO 2016 in France. He coached Greece, Al Hilal and he won Asian Champions Cup, Rapid, Al Ain, Anorthosis Famagustas (Cyprus) and Al Ittihad. He is considered the best coach in the history of romanian football, nicknamed “coach of the century”.
He was born on May 15, 1956. Former Romanian international, with 49 appearancesand 3 goals to the national team, Gino Iorgulescu played for Dunărea Giurgiu (32 games), Progresul (28), Sportul Studenţesc (324) and towards the end of his career in Belgium at Beerschot.
He began as a central attacker, and then he was consecrated to the post of central defender, being part of the platinum generation of the romanian football, the only national team that defeated a reigning world champion, Italy. Holder between tricolors in the final tournament of the European Football Championship in France 1984.
Gino Iourgulescu is currently the President of the Professional Football League in Romania
He was born on May 8, 1956. Goalkeeper class, he played at Steaua (84 games), Metalul (56), Sportul Studenţesc (88), Dinamo (212), Victoria (5) and Norwegians IK Start (41). He was part of the same platinum generation of tricolors which has qualified for EURO 1984. He has 39 selections to the national team, and he was champion of Romania with Steaua and Dinamo.
He was born on January 8, 1979. He has 77 selections to the national team for which he scored 35 goals, being the tricolor top scorer “all-time” with Gică Hagi. Mutu began his career at FC Arges, passed at Dinamo, and then at some of the biggest teams in Europe. He played for Inter Milan, Verona, Parma, Chelsea Londra, Juventus Torino, Fiorentina, Cesena, Ajaccio (France) and ended his career at Petrolul Ploiești. He has over 100 goals in Serie A. He participated in the final tournament of the European Championship in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2000 and Switzerland – Austria in 2008.
He was born on December 22, 1967. He has 95 selections for the national team, for which he scored 12 goals. Petrescu played European Champions Cup final with Steaua, in1989, champion of Romania with Steaua, Romania’s Cup winner. He participated with the national team at the World Championships in USA 1994 and France 1998. He also participated in the final tournament of the European Championship in England 1996 and Belgium and the Netherlands in 2000. He played for FC Olt, Foggia and Genoa (Italy) Sheffield Wendsday, Chelsea, Bradford, Southampton (England) and FC Național.
As a coach, he took the title with Unirea Urziceni in Romania (2009), and then trained Kuban Krasnodar in Russia, promoting it in the first league and also Dinamo Moscow. He managed a promotion in Ligue 1 with Sportul Studenţesc. Dan Petrescu coached Rapid, Wisla Krakow and Al Arabi.
He was born on March 23, 1972. He collected 54 selections to the national team with which he participated in the World Cup final tournaments in the US, 1994 and European Championship in England, 1996. Prodan was romanian champion with Steaua and played for Olimpia Satu Mare, Atletico Madrid (Spain), Glasgow Rangers (Scotland), Rocar, FC National, Messina (Italy). He is considered one of the best central defenders from around the history of romanian football.
He was born on December 5, 1967. He was part of the golden generation of theRomanian football, participating with the national team to three world championships, Italy 1980, USA 1994, France 1998 and also to the final tournament of EURO 1996 in England and Belgium and the Netherlands in 2000.
Stelea was a champion with Dinamo, Steaua and Rapid Bucharest. He played for Mallorca, Salamanca (Spain), Samsunspor (Turkey), Standard Liege (Belgium), Akratitos (Greece), Otelul Galati and FC Brasov. He has 91 appearances in the national team. He was dedicated to the profession of coach, working to the national team as second, but also at Astra Giurgiu and Viitorul Constanța.
He was born on September 7, 1954. He was captain of the legendary Steaua who won the European Cup in season 1985/1986. Also with Steaua, he won the European Super Cup in 1987. Stoica played at Politehnica Galați, CS U Galați, FCM Galați, Lens (France), and at Steaua he has 368 games in the Premier League and 43 goals scored. He has 15 selections at the national team and is recognized as the leader of the best team in the sport’s history in Romania.
He was born on January 20, 1959. He was part of the famous team of the CraiovaUniversity (232 games), called Craiova Maxima, with which he reached the UEFA Cup semifinals in 1983 and with which he won two championship titles and four Cups of Romania. He has 44 selections to the national team with which he participated in final tournament of the European Championship in France in 1984.
Ticleanu also starred at Sportul Studenţesc (105 games) and Olympiakos Nicosia (Cyprus). He devoted to the job of the coach, being principal at UTA Arad, Craiova University, Oțelul Galați, Rocar, Astra, Maghreb Fez (Morocco), Bangladesh (national team), Dinamo Tirana (Albania), Hasan Agadir (Morocco), Al Sahel, Al Jahra, Al Shabbab (Saudi Arabia).