|Full name||Dorinel Ionel Munteanu|
|Date of birth||25 June 1968|
|Place of birth||Grădinari, Romania|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Oțelul Galați (head coach)|
|1995–1999||1. FC Köln||129||(18)|
|2008||Steaua București ||0||(0)|
|2009||Universitatea Cluj ||0||(0)|
|1988–1990 ||Romania U21||3||(0)|
|2005–2006||CFR Cluj (player/coach)|
|2006–2007||Argeș Pitești (player/coach)|
|2008||Universitatea Cluj (player/coach)|
|2008||Steaua București (player/coach)|
|2017–2018||CSMȘ Reșița (technical director)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Dorinel Ionel Munteanu (Romanian pronunciation: [doriˈnel munˈte̯anu] ; born 25 June 1968) is a Romanian football manager and former player, who is in charge of Liga II club Oțelul Galați. 
A former midfielder, Munteanu is the most capped Romanian player of all time, with a total of 134 appearances and 16 goals.  He played in two editions of the World Cup, those held in the United States in 1994 and France in 1998, as well as two European Championships, in 1996 and 2000. 
Munteanu was born in Grădinari, Caraș-Severin County. He started his football career playing for Metalul Bocșa, a team which offered him the first chance to play in Divizia B in 1986. After a year he went to play for CSM Reșița and then in 1988 for Olt Scornicești, while 1989 found him at Inter Sibiu.
Dinamo București bought him from Inter Sibiu in 1991 only to sell him to Cercle Brugge two years later. After two years in Belgium, he moved to Germany to play for 1. FC Köln and VfL Wolfsburg until 2003.
In 2003, aged 35, he was released from his contract by VfL Wolfsburg and signed with Steaua București as a free agent, only to leave the club in 2005 after a conflict with the club's Chief Executive Mihai Stoica and join the squad of CFR Cluj-Napoca.
Dorinel won his first cap for Romania in 1991 while still at Inter Sibiu.  Since then he was a very important part of the national team of Romania, playing in various positions such as left back, left midfielder and playmaker.
In 2001, he won his 100th cap in a game against Slovenia in Ljubljana and four years later he won the 126th cap, making him the most capped Romanian footballer.  He has a total of 134 caps. 
Munteanu scored 16 goals for Romania and played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1996, 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000. 
After leaving Steaua București, Munteanu is offered the position of player-manager at CFR Cluj. In this first managerial job, he took the team to the Intertoto Cup final in 2005 and finished fifth in Divizia A at the end of the 2005–06 season.   During the first half of the 2006–07 season, despite a good start (six wins, two draws, two defeats) with CFR Cluj, Munteanu announced he resigns his position at the club, due to interference with his decisions and lack of support from the club management. Munteanu had a pending offer from Argeș Pitești and he decided to accept it, despite the team being bottom of the first league after 10 games. Towards the end of the season, due to impossibility of avoiding the relegation of Argeș Pitești, he was sacked, only to be confirmed in short time as the new manager of Liga 1 team FC Vaslui. He has stated that he also intends to continue his playing career at FC Vaslui. He came back as head coach of Universitatea Cluj in September 2008, but only after seven games he quit to go to Steaua București.   And again, after only eight games, he was dismissed by the club's president, Gigi Becali and returned to Universitatea Cluj. 
After the short spell at Universitatea Cluj, in July 2009 he signed a contract with Oțelul Galați. In the first season under his command, the team finished eighth. The next season, Oțelul started the season with four wins in the first six games and climbed on top of the championship. They finished first the Autumn part of the season, and what seemed to be only a flash in the pan, became one of the biggest surprises in the Romanian football. Oțelul maintained its position throughout the Spring season and became Romanian champion for the first time in their history. Munteanu was seen as the primary factor for this success. 
The following season, under Munteanu's guidance, Oțelul took part in the UEFA Champions League group stage, but failed to gain a single point. In the championship, Oțelul finished sixth and didn't qualify for the European competitions.
The 2012–13 season started badly for Oțelul who won the game in the first round, against Politehnica Iași, but then registered five consecutive games without a win. As a consequence, Dorinel Munteanu resigned.
In November 2012, he was installed as a head coach at Dinamo București.   After only one month and four games in charge at Dinamo, Munteanu resigned at the end of 2012, citing the wish to follow his dream to coach abroad.  Just a day later, on 28 December 2012, Munteanu signed a contract for one and a half years with Mordovia Saransk.  On 1 August 2013, he took charge of Russian side Kuban Krasnodar,  before being sacked on 12 October of the same year. On 14 June 2014, Munteanu was appointed as manager of Gabala FK.  Munteanu was relieved of his duties as manager on 8 December 2014, following four wins in sixteen matches. 
|1||21 December 1991||Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt||Egypt||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|2||24 December 1991||Port Said Stadium, Port Said, Egypt||Egypt||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|3||7 June 1995||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Israel||2–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 1996 Qualifying|
|4||15 October 1995||Všešportový areál, Košice, Slovakia||Slovakia||2–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 1996 Qualifying|
|5||6 September 1997||Sportpark, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||5–0||8–1||World Cup 1998 Qualifying|
|6||6 September 1997||Sportplatz, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||6–0||8–1||World Cup 1998 Qualifying|
|7||6 September 1997||Sportplatz, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||7–1||8–1||World Cup 1998 Qualifying|
|8||10 October 1998||Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal||Portugal||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2000 Qualifying|
|9||5 June 1999||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Hungary||2–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2000 Qualifying|
|10||9 June 1999||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Azerbaijan||2–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2000 Qualifying|
|11||20 June 2000||Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium||England||2–2||3–2||UEFA EURO 2000 Group A|
|12||28 March 2001||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia||Georgia||1–0||2–0||World Cup 2002 Qualifying|
|13||27 March 2002||Stadionul Gheorghe Hagi, Constanța, Romania||Ukraine||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|14||7 September 2002||Koševo Stadium, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 2004 Qualifying|
|15||12 February 2003||Neo GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Slovakia||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|16||29 March 2003||Stadionul Lia Manoliu, Bucharest, Romania||Denmark||2–1||2–5||UEFA Euro 2004 Qualifying|
|CFR Cluj||1 July 2005||2 October 2006||49||24||13||12||77||52||+25||48.98|
|Argeș Pitești||5 October 2006||26 April 2007||21||5||7||9||14||20||−6||23.81|
|FC Vaslui||1 July 2007||5 April 2008||27||10||10||7||37||27||+10||37.04|
|Universitatea Cluj||26 August 2008||26 October 2008||10||5||2||3||14||13||+1||50.00|
|Steaua București||27 October 2008||15 December 2008||8||1||4||3||4||7||−3||12.50|
|Universitatea Cluj||1 April 2009||30 June 2009||12||4||5||3||14||11||+3||33.33|
|Oțelul Galați||8 July 2009||30 August 2012||121||54||25||42||139||118||+21||44.63|
|Dinamo București||15 November 2012||27 December 2012||5||2||3||0||9||6||+3||40.00|
|Mordovia Saransk||28 December 2012||10 June 2013||11||3||2||6||12||16||−4||27.27|
|Kuban Krasnodar||11 June 2013||12 October 2013||19||7||6||6||22||23||−1||36.84|
|Gabala||14 June 2014||8 December 2014||18||6||5||7||20||26||−6||33.33|
|Astra Giurgiu||4 March 2015||28 April 2015||10||3||3||4||8||7||+1||30.00|
|Zakho||30 December 2016||23 February 2017||5||0||2||3||1||8||−7||0.00|
|Concordia Chiajna||18 September 2018||7 January 2019||14||2||4||8||10||26||−16||14.29|
|CSM Reșița||10 November 2019||29 May 2020||7||2||2||3||10||9||+1||28.57|
|Oțelul Galați||6 July 2021||Present||62||41||10||11||118||41||+77||66.13|
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