Ion Dumitru

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Liță Dumitru
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Dumitru with Steaua Bucharest
Personal information
Full name Ion Dumitru
Date of birth (1950-01-02) 2 January 1950 (age 73)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
central midfielder
Youth career
1963–1964 Confecția București
1964–1967 Rapid București
Senior career*
1967–1972 Rapid București 110 (11)
1972–1980 Steaua București 213 (47)
1980–1982 Politehnica Timişoara 46 (2)
1982–1983 Universitatea Craiova 4 (0)
1983–1984 CFR Timişoara
1984–1985 Politehnica Timişoara 33 (1)
1986–1988 Rapid București 37 (3)
1988–1989 Würzburger Kickers
International career
1971–1976 Romania Olympic [1] 7 (2)
1970–1980 Romania [2] 50 (10)
Managerial career
1985 Politehnica Timişoara (player/coach)
1987–1988 Rapid București (player/coach)
1989–1993 Würzburger Kickers
1994–1995 Național București
1995–1996 Jiul Petroșani
1996–1997 Rapid București
1998 Rocar București
1999 Al-Jaish Damascus
2000 Al-Ta'ee
2000–2001 Politehnica Iași
2001 Callatis Mangalia
2001–2002 Romania U19
2002–2003 VfR Heilbronn
2003–2005 Rapid București (youth)
2007–2008 Concordia Chiajna
2009–2010 Concordia Chiajna
2011 Steaua II București
2013–2014 Romania U18
2015–2017 Concordia Chiajna (youth)
2016–2017 Concordia II Chiajna
2017– Kalonji Soccer Academy
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ion Dumitru (born 2 January 1950), commonly known as Liță Dumitru, is a Romanian former professional footballer, and manager who played as a midfielder from 1967 until 1989.


He is currently a youth coach at the Kalonji Soccer Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.


A Romanian international, Dumitru represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. [3] Regarded as one of Romania's greatest players he won the Romanian Footballer of the Year in 1973 and 1975. [4]

International stats

Romania national team

International goals

Scores and results table. "Score" indicates the score after the player's goal:

16 May 1973 Stadiumi Qemal Stafa, Tirana, AlbaniaFlag of Albania (1946-1992).svg  Albania 1–04–1 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification
214 October 1973 Stadionul 23 August, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of Finland.svg  Finland 1–09–0 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification
323 July 1974 Stadionul 1 Mai, Constanța, RomaniaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 2–04–1 Friendly
424 September 1975 Kaftanzoglio Stadio, Thessaloniki, GreeceFlag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Greece 1–01–1 1973–76 Balkan Cup
523 March 1977 Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 2–04–0 1977–80 Balkan Cup
627 April 1977 Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1–11–1 Friendly
721 September 1977 Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of Greece (1822-1978).svg  Greece 1–06–1 Friendly
1021 March 1979 Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, RomaniaFlag of Greece.svg  Greece 1–03–0 Friendly



Rapid București
Steaua București
Politehnica Timișoara
Universitatea Craiova



Würzburger Kickers
Jiul Petroșani

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  1. Ion Dumitru at
  2. "Ion Dumitru". European Football. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. "Ion DUMITRU". FIFA. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  4. 1 2 Razvan Toma (8 January 2015). "Romania – Player of the Year Awards". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
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