Dumitru Dumitriu

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Dumitru Dumitriu
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-11-19) 19 November 1945 (age 77)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Academica Clinceni (vice-president)
Youth career
1953–1964 Rapid București
Senior career*
1964–1965 Metalul Târgoviște
1965–1968 Târgu Mureș 1 2 22 (13)
1968–1972 Steaua București 90 (11)
1972–1973 Rapid București 27 (6)
1973–1974 Olimpia Satu Mare 25 (3)
1974–1975 Galați 28 (4)
1975–1977 ICSIM București
International career
1967 Romania 1 (0)
Managerial career
1976–1977 ICSIM București (player-manager)
1977–1978 Rapid Feteşti
1978–1980 CS Botoșani
1980–1982 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
1982–1984 Autobuzul București
1984–1986 Steaua Mizil
1987 Rulmentul Bârlad
1988–1990 Steaua București (assistant)
1990–1991 Romania U-21
1991–1992 Dacia Unirea Brăila
1992–1993 Steaua București (assistant)
1993–1994 Romania (assistant)
1994–1997 Steaua București
1997–1998 AEK Athens
1998 Apollon Limassol
1998–1999 Rapid București
1999–2000 Oțelul Galați
2000–2001 Rocar București
2001–2002 Panionios
2002 FCM Bacău
2003 Akratitos
2003–2004 Bihor Oradea
2004 Politehnica Timișoara
2005 FCSB
2006–2008 Prefab Moldelu (technical director)
2009–2010 FCSB II (technical director)
2010 Politehnica Iași
2011–2012 Inter Clinceni
2014–2015 Inter Clinceni
2015 FCSB
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dumitru Dumitriu (born 19 November 1945 in Bucharest), commonly known as Țiți Dumitru or Dumitriu III, is a retired Romanian footballer and coach. He is the younger brother of Emil Dumitriu (Dumitriu II) who was an International footballer and champion of Romania with Rapid București and the elder brother of Constantin Dumitriu (Dumitriu IV) who won the Romanian championship with Steaua București. [1] [2]


Playing career

Dumitriu started his youth career with Rapid București and made his senior career debut with Metalul Târgoviște in 1964. After a year, he moved to ASA Târgu Mureș, where he spent three years. In 1968, he signed with Steaua București, where he played until 1972. In the same year he joined Bucharest city rivals Rapid București. He also played for Olimpia Satu Mare, FCM Galați and ICSIM București.

He won a cap for Romania in 1967.

Coaching career

After he quit playing in 1977, he became quickly a player/manager for ICSIM București, amongst others in the beginning he managed lower league sides such as Rapid Fetești, Autobuzul București, Steaua Mizil, and Rulmentul Bârlad.

The highlight of his career as a manager was with Steaua București, qualifying them three times in a row in the UEFA Champions League and also winning the Romanian First League in 1995, 1996 and 1997. In 1999 and 2005 he won the championship again, this time with Rapid București and then with FCSB, leading him to a total of 5 championships won. [3] He also guided Steaua to two Romanian Cups in 1996 and 1997, and two Romanian Supercups in 1994 and 1995.

In 1994, he was the assistant coach to Anghel Iordănescu in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

In the 1997–98 season he reached the Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals as AEK Athens FC manager, losing a semi-final place to Lokomotiv Moscow in the last minute of the second leg match.



Steaua București


Steaua București
Rapid București
Rocar București


^1 The 1965–1966 appearances and goals made for ASA Târgu Mureş are unavailable.
^2 The 1966–1967 appearances made for ASA Târgu Mureş are unavailable.

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