Liviu Ciobotariu

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Liviu Ciobotariu
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Ciobotariu in 2019
Personal information
Full nameLiviu Ciobotariu
Date of birth (1971-03-26) 26 March 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Ghimpați, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Hermannstadt (head coach)
Youth career
Progresul București
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1989–1998 Național București 173 (19)
1990–1991Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan) 24 (3)
1998–2000 Dinamo București 47 (4)
2000–2001 Standard Liége 47 (0)
2002–2004 RAEC Mons 46 (1)
2004 Royal Antwerp 14 (0)
2004–2005 Dinamo București 8 (0)
Total359(27)
National team
1997–2001 Romania 32 (3)
Teams managed
2006 Național București
2006–2007 Dunărea Galați
2007–2008 CS Otopeni
2008 Internațional Curtea de Argeș
2008–2009 CS Otopeni
2009–2010 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2010 CF Brăila
2010–2011 Dinamo II București
2011–2012 Dinamo București
2012–2013 CSMS Iași
2013–2014 FC Vaslui
2015 ASA Târgu Mureș
2015–2016 Al-Faisaly
2018 Al-Ta'ee
2018–2019 Botoșani
2019–2020 Lebanon
2021– Hermannstadt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Liviu Ciobotariu (born 26 March 1971) is a Romanian professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Romanian club Hermannstadt. His son Denis is also a footballer. [1] [2]

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Club career

Ciobotariu debuted in Divizia A with Progresul București in 1992.

International career

He made his debut for the Romanian national team in 1997 against Macedonia, and represented his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. He played his last international match in 2001, and got 32 caps and 3 goals in total.

Managerial career

He retired in 2005 and began to coach in 2006. Between July 2011 and April 2012, he was the manager of Dinamo București. In January 2015, he took control of ASA Târgu Mureș. He brought the team to the first position in Liga I, but failed to win the championship after two losses in the last two games of the 2014-15 season. At the end of the season, Ciobotariu ended his contract with ASA on mutual agreement.

On 4 June 2015, he was appointed as head coach of Saudi Professional League side Al-Faisaly, before moving to Al-Ta'ee in 2017. [3] After one season, Ciobotariu was appointed manager of Botoșani.

On 3 June 2019, Ciobotariu was named manager of the Lebanon national team. [4] After coaching for 10 games, on 17 June 2020 the Lebanese Football Association (LFA) decided not to extend Ciobotariu's contract, which had expired. [5]

On 15 January 2021, Ciobotariu was appointed head coach of Liga I club Hermannstadt, signing a two-year contract. [6]

Career statistics

International

Romania national team
YearAppsGoals
199720
199890
199981
200091
200141
Total323
Romania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ciobotariu goal.
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
14 September 1999 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 3–15–1 UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
23 June 2000 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1–02–1 Friendly
326 February 2001 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1–01–0Friendly

Honours

Player

Progresul București

Dinamo București

Manager

ASA Târgu Mureș

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References

  1. "După Costache, Dinamo mai propune un tânăr care va impresiona: "Vom auzi lucruri frumoase despre el"" [After Costache, Dinamo proposes another young man who will impress: "We will hear beautiful things about him"] (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. "VIDEO Fiul lui Liviu Ciobotariu, gata să facă pasul spre echipa mare a lui Dinamo: "Tata mă învață..."" [VIDEO Liviu Ciobotariu's son, ready to make his way to Dinamo's big team: "Dad teaches me ..."] (in Romanian). dolce-sport.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. "Liviu Ciobotariu pleacă de la FC Botoșani pentru a deveni selecționer! Anunțul oficial se va face săptămâna viitoare". www.digisport.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. Abou Diab, Rami (4 June 2019). "Liviu Ciobotariu has been appointed as the new Lebanon head coach". FA Lebanon. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  5. Mahfoud, Maroun (17 June 2020). "Official: Jamal Taha is the new coach for the Lebanese national team". FA Lebanon. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. "OFICIAL | Liviu Ciobotariu, noul antrenor al sibienilor de la Hermannstadt! Ce staff va avea înlocuitorul lui Ruben Albes". Prosport (in Romanian). 15 January 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2021.