Flavius Stoican

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Flavius Stoican
Personal information
Full nameFlavius Vladimir Stoican
Date of birth (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Vânju Mare, Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Viitorul Târgu Jiu (manager)
Youth career
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
Senior career*
1994–1995 Drobeta-Turnu Severin ? (?)
1995–2002 Universitatea Craiova 101 (2)
2002–2003 Dinamo București 29 (1)
2003–2006 Shakhtar Donetsk 48 (1)
2007 Metalist Kharkiv 1 (0)
2007–2008 Dinamo București 7 (0)
2009–2010 Minerul Mehedinți ? (?)
National team
1999–2005 Romania 19 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Minerul Mehedinți
2010–2011 CSM Școlar Reșița
2011–2012 Dinamo II București
2012 Chindia Târgoviște
2012–2013 CS Mioveni
2013 Dinamo II București
2013–2014 Dinamo București
2015 Dinamo București
2015 Voluntari
2016 Zimbru Chișinău
2017 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2017–2019 Politehnica Iași
2019 Petrolul Ploiești
2020– Viitorul Târgu Jiu
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Flavius Vladimir Stoican (born 24 November 1976) is a Romanian professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Liga II club Viitorul Târgu Jiu.


Club career

He started his football career at FC Drobeta, but soon he left them for Universitatea Craviova, where he played for seven years. [1] In the summer of 2002, Stoican moved to Romanian giants Dinamo București. [2]

While playing for Dinamo, Shakhtar Donetsk manager, Mircea Lucescu, spotted Stoican's abilities and brought him to the Ukrainian Premier League club in the summer of 2003. [3] He spent four years at Shakhtar before moving to Metalist Kharkiv. [4] He did not manage to find a place in the first team at Metalist and moved back to Dinamo București for the final year of his playing career. [5]

International career

From 1999 to 2005, Stoican made 19 appearances for Romania, making his debut under coach Victor Pițurcă when he came as a substitute and replaced Dan Petrescu in a friendly against Cyprus which ended 2–2. [6] [7] [8] He played two games at the Euro 2004 qualifiers and six at the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. [6] Stoican's last game for the national team was a friendly against Nigeria which ended with a 3–0 victory. [6] [9]

Managerial career

In 2009, after ending his player career, Stoican was appointed manager of Liga III club Minerul Valea Copcii. For the 2010–11 season he moved to CSM Reșița, and in July 2011 he was appointed head coach of Dinamo II București. After only six months, he resigned from Dinamo II and took control of Chindia Târgoviște. [10] He left Chindia in September 2012, after a poor series of results. [11] In October 2012, Stoican became head coach at CS Mioveni, with the primary objective of helping the team gain promotion to Liga I. [12]


In August 2013, he came back to Dinamo II, now playing in the Liga III, with the objective of gaining promotion to Liga II. [13] On 22 September 2013, Stoican was appointed as head coach at the main squad of FC Dinamo București. His contract was ended by mutual agreement on 12 November 2014, when the club was placed sixth in Liga I and was eliminated from the Romanian Cup. [14] From March to May 2015, Stoican had another brief spell in charge of Dinamo. [15]

Politehnica Iași

In the summer of 2017, after his ambitious stint at Pandurii Târgu Jiu almost saved them from relegation to Liga II, Stoican was appointed head coach at Politehnica Iași. [16] On 24 February 2018, in spite of a 0–1 loss to defending champions Viitorul Constanța, Stoican led Politehnica Iași to its first Liga I Championship play-off and to an eventual sixth-place finish at the end of the season. [17]

Managerial statistics

As of 8 December 2020 [18]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Minerul Valea Copcii Flag of Romania.svg 6 April 200927 May 20103718136048.65
CSM Școlar Reșița Flag of Romania.svg 1 July 201029 March 201118459022.22
Dinamo II București Flag of Romania.svg 13 July 20113 January 201217575029.41
Chindia Târgoviște Flag of Romania.svg 9 January 20124 September 201217557029.41
CS Mioveni Flag of Romania.svg 1 October 201212 May 201318675033.33
Dinamo II București Flag of Romania.svg 23 August 201323 September 20134310075.00
Dinamo București Flag of Romania.svg 23 September 201312 November 201448261111054.17
Dinamo București Flag of Romania.svg 12 March 20156 May 201510235020.00
Voluntari Flag of Romania.svg 14 August 201524 September 20157016000.00
Zimbru Chișinău Flag of Moldova.svg 10 May 201622 September 201614635042.86
Pandurii Târgu Jiu Flag of Romania.svg 11 January 20178 June 201719469021.05
Politehnica Iași Flag of Romania.svg 9 June 201729 May 201980281636035.00
Petrolul Ploiesti Flag of Romania.svg 24 June 201911 December 2019241275050.00
Viitorul Târgu Jiu Flag of Romania.svg 28 August 2020Present171124064.71



Dinamo București

Shakhtar Donetsk

Personal life

His daughter Lorena is a professional handball player who currently plays for SCM Craiova. [19]

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