Alexandru Moldovan

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Alexandru Moldovan
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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*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
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]

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Career

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]

Honours

Player

Club

Dinamo București
Progresul București

Manager

Olympique Béja
Raja Casablanca
Al-Salmiya

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