Ștefănescu in 1984
|Full name||Costică Ştefănescu|
|Date of birth||26 March 1951|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Date of death||20 August 2013 62)(aged|
|Place of death||Bucharest, Romania|
|2001–2002||Hapoel Tzafririm Holon|
|2006||FC U Craiova|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Costică Ștefănescu (26 March 1951 – 20 August 2013) was a Romanian football player and coach who last managed Qatari side Al Shamal. He spent the majority of his career at CS Universitatea Craiova, where he made a club record 378 appearances. He is also the second all-time appearance leader in Divizia A, having played in a total of 490 matches. In 1983, Ștefănescu was nominated for the Ballon d'Or. In August 2013, after suffering from cancer for a long time, he committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the military hospital in Bucharest.
Gheorghe Hagi is a Romanian football manager and former professional player, who played as an attacking midfielder. He is currently the owner of Romanian club Viitorul Constanța. Hagi was considered one of the best players in the world during the 1980s and '90s, and is regarded by many as the greatest Romanian footballer of all time. Fans of Turkish club Galatasaray, with whom Hagi ended his career, called him "Comandante", while he was known as "Regele" to Romanian supporters. Nicknamed "The Maradona of the Carpathians", he was a creative advanced playmaker renowned for his dribbling, technique, vision, passing and shooting.
Miodrag Belodedici is a Romanian former professional footballer who played as a sweeper.
U Craiova 1948 is a Romanian professional football team based in Craiova, Dolj County, currently playing in Liga II.
Helmuth Robert Duckadam is a Romanian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper and the current president of FC Steaua București.
Silviu Lung is a retired Romanian football goalkeeper and current manager.
Rodion Gorun Cămătaru is a retired Romanian footballer, who played as a striker.
Cornel Dinu is a retired Romanian football defender. An attack minded sweeper, Dinu is commonly regarded as one of Romania's greatest players.
Florea Dumitrache was a Romanian football forward. He was considered one of the best forwards in Europe at the time and was well known for his technique and aerial ability.
Victor Pițurcă is a Romanian former professional football player and current manager. He is nicknamed "Satana" (Satan) by the press, something he calls remarkable.
Marcel Răducanu is a Romanian former footballer who played for Steaua Bucureşti, Borussia Dortmund, FC Zürich and the Romanian national team. His uncle, Marin Voinea was also a footballer.
Dudu Georgescu is a retired Romanian footballer who played as a forward and a former coach.
Sorin Cârțu is a former football striker and football coach. Cârțu won two Romanian Championships and four Romanian Cups with Universitatea Craiova. As a coach, he succeeded to win in the 1990–91 season with Universitatea Craiova both trophies in Romania, Liga I and the Romanian Cup.
Ion Oblemenco was a Romanian football striker who spent the majority of his career playing for Universitatea Craiova. He is the club's all-time top goalscorer with a total of 167 goals, and the club's stadium is named in his honour.
Costel Orac is a Romanian retired footballer and current coach. His nephew Daniel Orac was also a footballer.
U Craiova 1948 Club Sportiv, commonly known as Universitatea Craiova, U Craiova is a Romanian a professional football team based in Craiova, Dolj County, currently playing in the Liga I, the top tier of the Romanian football league system.
Constantin 'Tică' Oțet was a Romanian football coach.
The 1982–83 Cupa României was the 45th edition of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition.
Dumitru Macri is a Romanian former football player and manager.
Gheorghe Barbu is a Romanian former footballer who played as a forward and midfielder. After he ended his playing career he worked as a manager, mainly at teams from the Romanian lower leagues, with a short spell in the first league at Universitatea Cluj.
Costică Donose is a Romanian former footballer who played as a central midfielder. After he ended his playing career, he worked as a manager in the Romanian lower leagues. In 2003 Donose received the Honorary Citizen of Craiova title.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Costică Ștefănescu .|