Alexandru Moldovan

Last updated

Alexandru Moldovan
Personal information
Full nameAlexandru Moldovan
Date of birth (1950-08-23) 23 August 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Ocna Mureș, Romania
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1964–1967 Soda Ocna Mureș
1967–1970 Dinamo București
Senior career*
1970–1978 Dinamo București 125 (8)
1971–1972Crişul Oradea (loan) 13 (1)
1975–1976Jiul Petroșani (loan) 29 (8)
1978–1980 Progresul București 24 (6)
1980–1982 Victoria București
1982–1983 Metalurgistul Cugir
1983–1985 Unirea Alba Iulia
Teams managed
1986 Flacăra Moreni
1987–1989 Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea
1989 FC Argeș Pitești
1990 Inter Sibiu
1991–1992 Unirea Alba Iulia
1992–1993 Dinamo București
1993 Al Qadsia
1993–1994 Stade Tunisien
1994–1995 Olympique Béja
1995 Club Athlétique Bizertin
1995–1996 Maghreb Fès
1996 Union Sidi Kacem
1996–1997 Raja Casablanca
1997–1998 Wydad Casablanca
1998 Al Salmiya
1998–1999 Al Jahra
1999 Bahrain
2000 FCM Onești
2000–2001 Raja Casablanca
2001–2002 Bihor Oradea
2002 Poiana Câmpina
2002–2003 Al Ta'ee
2003–2004 Al Jabalain
2004–2005 Olympique Béja
2005 Raja Casablanca
2006 Al Masry
2007 Inter Gaz București
2008 JS Kabylie
2009–2010 Al Tadamun
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexandru Moldovan (born 23 August 1950 in Ocna Mureș) is a Romanian football manager and former midfielder. [1]



Playing career

Moldovan played for Dinamo Bucharest, Crişul Oradea, Jiul Petroșani, Progresul București, Victoria București, Metallurgistul Cugir and Unirea Alba Iulia from 1970 and 1985 until his retirement.

During his playing career Moldovan won four League titles in eight years with Dinamo Bucharest. [2]

Coaching career

Moldovan coached a number of teams in his native Romania, including most notably Dinamo Bucharest in the 1992–93 season. [3] His side lost 2–0 on aggregate to eventual winners Olympique de Marseille in the second round qualifiers for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in 1993. [4] In the same year he left Romania to coach clubs in Kuwait, Tunisia, [5] Morocco, [6] Algeria, [7] Bahrain, [8] Saudi Arabia and Egypt. [9]

Moldovan had three successful spells as manager of Raja Casablanca. During his first era in charge, Raja won the Moroccan league title in 1997. In his second stint Raja had surprisingly sacked him in the 2001–02 season when they were seven points clear in the standings but officials felt the team were not playing attractive football and Raja ended up third after replacing him. [10] During his third spell at the club Moldovan won the Coupe du Trône and led the Moroccan side to the semifinals of the CAF Champions League in 2005 losing 2–0 on aggregate against Tunisian side Étoile du Sahel. [11] Moldovan was fired and replaced by Oscar Fulloné in December 2005. [12]




Dinamo București
Progresul București


Olympique Béja
Raja Casablanca

Related Research Articles

FC Progresul București

Fotbal Club Progresul București, commonly known as FC Progresul București, Progresul București, or simply as Progresul, was a Romanian football club based in Bucharest.

Ilie Balaci Romanian footballer and manager

Ilie Balaci was a Romanian football midfielder and manager.

Titus Ozon Romanian footballer

Titus Ozon was a Romanian international football striker and manager. He was considered one of the greatest talents of the postwar in the Romanian football, famous for his extraordinary ability to dribble.

Ilie Datcu Romanian footballer and coach

Ilie Datcu is a Romanian former football goalkeeper and coach.

Nicolae "Nicușor" Dumitru was a Romanian striker and manager. He is the coach with the most championship titles won in Romania, winning Divizia A on nine occasions, all with Dinamo Bucharest. Nicolae Dumitru also won two Romanian Cups, and went on to guide Dinamo to the European Cup semi-finals in the 1983–84 season. He has a total of 558 matches as manager in Divizia A.

The 1951 season was Dinamo București's third season in Divizia A. For the first time, Dinamo fought for the championship, ending the season 2nd place, with 32 points, the same number as the champions CCA București. The difference was only one goal between the two teams. Constantin Popescu ranked third in the top scorer with 11 goals scored.

The 1956 season was Dinamo București's eighth season in Divizia A. As Romanian champions, Dinamo plays in the European Cup, becoming the first Romanian team to participate in this competition. In Divizia A, Dinamo ends second place, four points behind the champions. Alexandru Ene is also second in the goalscorer's hierarchy, with 17 goals.

The 1958–59 season was Dinamo București's tenth season in Divizia A. Dinamo finishes second in the championship, one point behind the winners, Petrolul Ploiesti, but wins for the first time Cupa Romaniei. In this competition, Dinamo manages to pass by their main rivals, UTA, CCA, and Rapid. It is the first trophy for Iuliu Baratky as coach, after four Romanian Cups won as a player.

The 1969–70 season was FC Dinamo București's 21st season in Divizia A. Dumitru Nicolae Nicuşor is brought back as manager and he starts to rejuvenate the first team, by promoting some players from the second team, such as Florin Cheran and Iosif Cavai. After a good first half in the championship, ended on the second position, Dinamo had a modest second half, and finished the competition only fifth. In the Romanian Cup, Dinamo reaches the third final in a row, but loses again the trophy.

The 1970–71 season was FC Dinamo București's 22nd season in Divizia A. Dinamo is close to their second double in Romania, but fails to win the Romanian Cup, losing again the final against Steaua. In was the fourth final in a row played by Dinamo. After a two-year break, Dinamo is back in the European cups, playing in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where is eliminated in the second round by Liverpool F.C..

The 1975–76 season was FC Dinamo București's 27th season in Divizia A. Dinamo kept up the pace with Steaua in the fight for championship, but in the end had to settle with the second position. The Romanian Cup remained the weak point, Dinamo being again eliminated in the first round. In the European Cup, Dinamo was unlucky, their first opponent being Real Madrid. After a loss in Spain, the win at home was not enough to move in the second round.

The 1979–80 season was FC Dinamo București's 31st season in Divizia A. The change at the manager's level didn't produce the desired results and Dinamo didn't matter in the fight for the title, ending far from the first two teams. Also, in the Romanian Cup Dinamo was eliminated in the first round, by the second division team Rapid București.

The 1982–83 season was FC Dinamo București's 34th season in Divizia A of Romanian association football.

The 1983–84 season was FC Dinamo București's 35th season in Divizia A. In this season, Dinamo made the biggest ever performance at the European level, reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup.

The 1984–85 season was FC Dinamo București's 36th season in Divizia A. Dinamo starts the season with a new manager, Cornel Dinu being promoted from his assistant position. In the Romanian championship, Dinamo finishes second, after three consecutive titles, being overtaken by Steaua, the same team that beat them in the semifinals of the Romanian Cup.

The 2005-06 season was FC Dinamo București's 57th season in Liga I. The season started well, with the highlight in recent times for the club. In UEFA Cup, Dinamo thrashed Premier League team Everton 5–1. Dinamo went on to win the tie 5–2. The crisis started in the second part of the season. Manager Ioan Andone was fired by the new Executive President of the club Ioan Becali. Esteban Vigo was brought in, but because of the scandals inside the club Ioan Becali was kicked out and Vigo left the club as well. Dinamo counted on Ion Marin for the first games of the spring that started with a 3–0 loss to Oţelul Galaţi. Florin Marin came and was kept manager for the rest of the season before Mircea Rednic took the job. Dinamo finished the season with a 0–0 draw against Poli Timișoara and finished 3rd to earn a very important UEFA Cup spot at the end of a horrible season.

The 2004–05 season was FC Dinamo București's 56th season in Liga I. For the 2004–05 season Dinamo's ambitions grew, but still many players left the club. Dinamo played a thrilling game vs. Manchester United in Bucharest in the third qualification round of the UEFA Champions League, but lost 1–2. This game was significant because it showed considerable progress from the last attempts to qualify for the group phase of the Champions League. The second leg was lost at Old Trafford 3–0. In the UEFA Cup 2004–05 season Dinamo was eliminated by Partizan Belgrade.

Vasile Ianul was a Romanian footballer who played as a defender. He died on 20 March 2013.

Nicolae Oaidă Romanian footballer

Nicolae Oaidă is a Romanian former footballer and manager. He opened the score in the 2–0 victory against Dinamo Obor Bucureşti in the 1960 Cupa României final, which helped Progresul București win the first trophy in the club's history. In 2008 Oaidă received the title of honorary president of Progresul București, on the occasion of his 75th birthday, in recognition of his entire activity at the club from Cotroceni.

Petre Moldoveanu was a Romanian footballer and manager. On 21 November 1948 he played in the first ever CSCA București - Dinamo București derby. He scored the first goal in the 2–1 victory against CSU Cluj in the 1949 Cupa României final, which helped CCA Bucureşti win the first Cupa României in the club's history.


  1. "Moldovan returns as Raja boss". BBC Sport. 12 July 2005. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. "Calendar sportiv 23 August". (in Romanian). 23 August 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  3. "Alexandru Moldovan in 1992–1993". (in Romanian). 11 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  4. "Dinamo 0–0 Marseille 1st Leg". 16 April 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  5. "Anciens entraîneurs du Club Athlétique Bizertin". 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  6. "Moldovan: Le grand retour". (in French). 17 July 2005. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  7. "Romania's Moldovan to coach Algeria's JS Kabylie". 24 June 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  8. "Bahrain national team coaches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  9. "El-Masri laisse tomber Toulane et nomme Moldovan à la barre". (in French). 13 August 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  10. "Raja Casablanca fire Moldovan". 20 October 2005. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  11. "Home-sweet-home, Raja ready for battle". 22 September 2005. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  12. "Round up of league action in Africa". ESPN FC. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  13. "Raja Casablanca win Moroccan Cup". BBC Sport. 17 July 2005. Retrieved 10 December 2010.