Dudu Georgescu

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Dudu Georgescu
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Georgescu photographed during the 1970s
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-09-01) 1 September 1950 (age 72)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1962–1969 Progresul București
Senior career*
1969–1972 Progresul București 95 (20)
1972–1973 CSM Reșița 12 (7)
1973–1983 Dinamo București 260 (207)
1983–1984 Bacău 22 (4)
1984–1986 Gloria Buzău 44 (27)
1986 Flacăra Moreni 4 (2)
1987 Muscelul Câmpulung 5 (2)
1987–1988 Unirea Urziceni 10 (3)
International career
1973–1984 Romania [1] 40 (21)
Managerial career
1989–1990 CSM Reșița (assistant)
1991 Zimbru Chișinău
1992 Corvinul Hunedoara
1992 CSM Reșița
1993–1994 Acvila Giurgiu
1994–1995 Dunărea Călărași
2001 Al-Najma
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dudu Georgescu (born 1 September 1950) is a retired Romanian footballer who played as a forward and a former coach.


Club career

Dudu Georgescu was born in Bucharest on 1 September 1950. [2] [3] He started his career at Progresul București, making his Divizia A debut in a 3–0 victory against Universitatea Craiova in which he played as a central defender. [2] [4] After playing for Progresul in the first two leagues for a few years, he went to play for a short while at CSM Reșița, where he scored 7 goals in 12 Divizia A games, including a double in a 4–1 victory against Dinamo București, which convinced them to transfer him. [2] [4] His Dinamo București spell consisted of 10 Divizia A seasons in which he won four league titles, being the team's top goalscorer in the first three and one Cupa României in which he scored two goals in the 1982 final which ended with a 3–2 victory against FC Baia Mare. [2] [3] [5] [6] Georgescu also made some notable individual performances as being four consecutive times from 1975 until 1978 the Divizia A top goalscorer, winning also the European Golden Shoe in 1975 (33 goals) and 1977 (47 goals) for the top goalscorer of Europe. [3] [7] [8] Georgescu won the Romanian Footballer of the Year award in 1976 and was nominated three times for the Ballon d'Or. [3] [9] [10] [11] [12] With 207 goals scored (including 9 in the derby against Steaua București) in 260 Divizia A matches, Georgescu is Dinamo București's all time leading goalscorer, he also represented The Red Dogs in European competitions by appearing in 23 games in which he scored 17 goals, including seven in the European Cup of which four are in a 11–0 against Crusaders, two against Atlético Madrid and one against Dukla Prague and in the 1981–82 UEFA Cup he scored one goal in a 3–2 victory against Inter Milan which helped the team eliminate the Italians. [2] [3] [4] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] After his period spent at Dinamo București, Georgescu went to play for Bacău, Gloria Buzău and Flacăra Moreni, obtaining a competition record of 252 goals scored in 371 Divizia A games. [2] [3] [7] Georgescu ended his career in 1988 after playing two seasons in Divizia C for Muscelul Câmpulung and Unirea Urziceni. [2] [7]

International career

Dudu Georgescu played 40 matches and scored 21 goals for Romania (44/21 including Romania's Olympic team games), making his debut on 14 September 1973 under coach Valentin Stănescu in Romania's biggest ever victory, a 9–0 against Finland, in which he scored one goal at the 1974 World Cup qualifiers. [1] [18] [19] He scored four goals in five matches at the Euro 1976 qualifiers, made three appearances in which he scored two goals at the 1977–80 Balkan Cup, played four games and scored two goals at the 1978 World Cup qualifiers, two appearances and two goals scored in a 2–2 against Spain at the Euro 1980 qualifiers and made one appearance at each of the 1982 World Cup qualifiers and the 1984 Euro qualifiers. [1] Georgescu's last game for the national team was a friendly which ended with a 1–0 victory against China. [1]

International goals

Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Georgescu goal. [1]

Personal life

His son, who is also named Dudu Georgescu was a football referee who arbitrated matches including in the Romanian top-division, Divizia A. [20] [21] [22]



Progresul București

Dinamo București


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