Ionel Gane

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Jerry Gane
Personal information
Full name Ionel Tersinio Gane
Date of birth (1971-10-12) 12 October 1971 (age 51)
Place of birth Drănic, Romania
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Team information
Current team
Romania (assistant)
Youth career
0000–1989 Universitatea Craiova
Senior career*
1988–1996 Universitatea Craiova 118 (32)
1990–1992Electroputere Craiova (loan) 30 (9)
1996–1998 Osasuna 33 (4)
1998–1999 Dinamo București 15 (7)
1999–2003 FC St. Gallen 117 (52)
2003–2004 Grasshopper Zürich 31 (16)
2004 Universitatea Craiova 5 (0)
2004 Tianjin Teda 13 (6)
2005 Rapid București 8 (1)
2005 VfL Bochum 1 (0)
2006 Universitatea Craiova 13 (5)
2006–2007 Argeș Pitești 7 (0)
International career
1990–1992 Romania U21 13 (5)
1992–2001 Romania 6 (0)
Managerial career
2009 FC Universitatea Craiova
2009 FC Brașov (assistant)
2009–2011 Gaz Metan CFR Craiova
2012–2013 CS Turnu Severin (assistant)
2013 CS Turnu Severin
2013–2014 Corona Brașov
2014 CS Universitatea Craiova
2016 Petrolul Ploiești
2016 CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea
2017 Dinamo București (assistant)
2017–2019 Romania (assistant)
2020 Dinamo București (assistant)
2020–2021 Dinamo București
2022– Romania (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ionel "Jerry" Tersinio Gane (born 12 October 1971) is a Romanian football coach and former player.


Playing career

Born in Drănic, Gane played professionally in Romania for Universitatea Craiova, Electroputere Craiova, Dinamo București, Rapid București, and Argeş Piteşti; in Spain for CA Osasuna; in Switzerland for FC St. Gallen and Grasshopper Zürich; in China for Tianjin Kangshifu; and in Germany for VfL Bochum. [1]

He also represented Romania at international level. [2]

International stats

Romania national team

Coaching career

In July 2009, he started working as assistant coach for FC Brașov. [3] He was also an interim coach for FC Universitatea Craiova, [4] during which time the club played a match against FC Dinamo Bucharest. [5]

In September 2013, he became head coach of newly promoted in Liga I Corona Brașov. [6]

He became manager of Petrolul Ploiești in March 2016, [7] and CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea in June 2016, [8] leaving that position in December 2016. [9]

In February 2017, he was appointed assistant coach of Dinamo București under Cosmin Contra. [10] In September 2017 he took up a similar role with the Romania national team. [11]

In August 2020, he returned to Dinamo, again as assistant coach under Contra. [12] In December 2020 he became head coach after Contra's departure from the club. [13] He resigned on 15 March 2021, after a series of seven games without a win in Liga I. [14]


His name is Tersinio because his father was a fan of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning team and his favourite player from that team was Jairzinho, but he wrote the name by the way he used to pronounce it: Jersinio, that is why Ionel's nickname is Jerry. Later when Ionel was 14 years old and had to get an identity card, the people who made the card misspelled the name putting the letter "t " instead of "j", thus resulting Tersinio. [15]


Electroputere Craiova

Universitatea Craiova

St. Gallen

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  3. "Napoli s-a înţeles cu FC Braşov, după ce fusese anunţat la U Cluj" (in Romanian). 5 July 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
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  5. "Ionel Gane: "O victorie cu Dinamo ar fi buna pentru moral"" (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 2 March 2012.
  6. "Antrenorul Ionel Gane a preluat banca tehnică a echipei Corona Braşov" (in Romanian). 3 September 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  7. "Ionel Gane este noul antrenor al Petrolului | FC Petrolul Ploiești". Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  8. "Jerry Gane, noul antrenor al echipei CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea.** Dulcea ar putea rămâne și el în staff". 26 June 2016.
  9. "Sfârșitul e aproape!** Jerry Gane și-a reziliat contractul cu CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea, cu două zile înainte de ultimul meci programat în 2016". 8 December 2016.
  10. "Dinamo are un nou antrenor" (in Romanian). 16 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  11. "Surpriză de proporţii! Lobonț, rechemat la națională la 39 de ani! Multe nume "noi" pe lista stranierilor".
  12. "Fotbal: Ionel Gane, Javi Reyes şi Leo Fuentes Martínez, în staff-ul lui Cosmin Contra la Dinamo".
  13. "Ionel Gane o conduce pe Dinamo după plecarea lui Contra: "Promisiunile s-au transformat în minciuni"".
  14. "Înlocuitor pentru Ionel Gane. Pe cine au contactat dinamoviştii, după ce "Jerry" şi-a anunţat demisia".
  15. "Remember cu Jerry Gane, antrenorul Petrolului. Miracolul, fratele dispărut și cum și-a luat cetățenia americană! VIDEO" [Remember with Jerry Gane, Petrolul's coach. The miracle, the missing brother and how he got his American citizenship! VIDEO] (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 October 2017.
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