Alexandru Pelici

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Alexandru Pelici
Personal information
Full name Alexandru Pelici-Drăghicescu
Date of birth (1974-01-10) 10 January 1974 (age 49)
Place of birth Timișoara, Romania
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1990 Progresul Timișoara
Senior career*
1990–1991 Progresul Timişoara 31 (4)
1991–1994 Electrica Timișoara 85 (7)
1994–1998 Politehnica Timișoara 103 (15)
1998–2001 CSM Reșița 93 (11)
2001–2002 Apulum Alba Iulia 22 (1)
Managerial career
2002–2004 Apulum Alba Iulia (assistant)
2004–2005 Apulum Alba Iulia
2005–2006 FCM Reșița
2006–2007 FCM Reșița (assistant)
2007 FCM Reșița
2007–2008 Forex Brașov
2008–2009 Arieșul Turda
2009–2010 CSMȘ Reșița
2010–2012 Voința Sibiu
2012 FCM Târgu Mureș
2012 Voința Sibiu
2013 Râmnicu Vâlcea
2013 Metalul Reșița
2013 Brașov
2013–2014 Bihor Oradea
2014–2016 Râmnicu Vâlcea
2016–2017 Mioveni
2017–2018 Hermannstadt
2018–2020 Ripensia Timișoara
2020 CSM Reșița
2020–2022 Mioveni
2022– Romania U19
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 November 2020

Alexandru Pelici (born 10 January 1974) is a Romanian former professional footballer and currently a manager. He was most recently in charge of Liga I club Mioveni.


Player career

He started the player career in his hometown, Timișoara, at Progresul, then he moved at Electrica, eventually reaching in 1994 the most important team from Timișoara, Politehnica. He played for Poli until 1999 (93 matches and scored 3 goals) when he moved to another team from Banat, CSM Reșița. Pelici ended his career in 2002 at only 28 years old due to repeated knee injuries, his last club as a football player was Unirea Alba Iulia, at that time known as Apulum.

Manager career

After the retirement Pelici started immediately his manager career as the assistant of Aurel Șunda, Unirea's manager at that time. At the end of the first season Unirea promoted to Divizia A for the first time in its history. At just 30 years old he was appointed the manager at Unirea Alba Iulia and many thought the team would relegated. It did not happen at all, and Unirea finished on 6th place in Divizia A, the best ranking in the history of the club. For 10 years he held the record of the youngest league coach. After this his career took place mostly at the level of the Liga II at clubs like: CSM Reșița, Forex Brașov, Arieșul Turda, Târgu Mureș, Voința Sibiu, Metalul Reșița, Bihor Oradea or Mioveni. The most he spent two years at Voința Sibiu and Râmnicu Vâlcea, with the first getting a promotion and a Liga I season. Pelici also had a quick crossing in Liga I at Brașov and currently he is the manager of Hermannstadt, the latest Sibiu born football club, being on a promotion spot after 21 rounds in the 2017–18 Liga II season. [1] [2]



Politehnica Timișoara


Hermannstadt Sibiu

Personal life

Alexandru Pelici is the son of the popular folk singer Mariana Drăghicescu. [3]

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