Cristian Dulca

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Cristian Dulca
Personal information
Full name Cristian Alexandru Dulca
Date of birth (1972-10-25) 25 October 1972 (age 50)
Place of birth Cluj, Romania
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Team information
Current team
Romania women (head coach)
Senior career*
1992–1995 CFR Cluj 74 (6)
1995–1996 Gloria Bistrița 12 (0)
1996–1999 Rapid București 79 (10)
1999 Pohang Steelers 17 (1)
2000 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț 12 (1)
2000–2001 Gaz Metan Mediaș 3 (0)
2001–2002 Universitatea Cluj 4 (0)
2002–2003 Budapest Honvéd 30 (0)
International career
1997–1998 Romania 6 (0)
Managerial career
2003–2004 Minerul Iara
2004 Avântul Reghin
2009 Vaslui
2009–2010 Universitatea Cluj
2010 Universitatea Cluj
2010–2012 Delta Tulcea
2012 Universitatea Cluj
2013–2014 Gaz Metan Mediaș
2015–2016 Romania U21
2017–2018 Luceafărul Oradea
2018 Energeticianul
2019 Universitatea Cluj
2021– Romania women
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Cristian Alexandru Dulca (born 25 October 1972) is a Romanian professional football coach and former player, who is currently in charge of the Romania women's national team.


Playing career

As a player, Dulca represented CFR Cluj, Gloria Bistrița, Rapid București, Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, Gaz Metan Mediaș and Universitatea Cluj in his native Romania. He also had two spells abroad in South Korea and Hungary, with Pohang Steelers and Budapest Honvéd, respectively.

At international level, Dulca was included by head coach Anghel Iordănescu in the Romania national team squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He totalled six appearances for the country between 1997 and 1998.

In 2003, Dulca was forced to retire from football because of a congenital heart defect.

Coaching career

Following his retirement from playing, Dulca became the head coach of Minerul Iara, the Divizia C feeder team for Universitatea Cluj. The next year, he coached another Divizia C team, Avântul Reghin, for 13 matches. In February 2005, Dulca became assistant executive director at Universitatea Cluj. [1]

Personal life

Dulca's son, Marco, is also a professional footballer and plays as a midfielder. [2]



Rapid București [3]

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  1. ""Coreeanul" de la Reghin" ["The Korean" from Regin]. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  2. "Marco Dulca o ia pe urmele tatălui său! E gata să se vopsească blond dacă România se întoarce cu o medalie de la Tokyo" [Marco Dulca follows in his father's footsteps! He is ready to paint his hair blonde if Romania returns with a medal from Tokyo] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 3 July 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  3. Cristian Dulca at (in Romanian)