Ciobotariu in 2019
|Full name||Liviu Ciobotariu|
|Date of birth||26 March 1971|
|Place of birth||Ghimpați, Romania|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Hermannstadt (head coach)|
|1990–1991||→ Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan)||24||(3)|
|2008||Internațional Curtea de Argeș|
|2009–2010||Pandurii Târgu Jiu|
|2010–2011||Dinamo II București|
|2015||ASA Târgu Mureș|
|* 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.
Ciobotariu debuted in Divizia A with Progresul București in 1992.
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.
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.After one season, Ciobotariu was appointed manager of Botoșani.
On 3 June 2019, Ciobotariu was named manager of the Lebanon national team.After coaching for 10 games, on 17 June 2020 the Lebanese Football Association (LFA) decided not to extend Ciobotariu's contract, which had expired.
On 15 January 2021, Ciobotariu was appointed head coach of Liga I club Hermannstadt, signing a two-year contract.
|Romania national team|
|1||4 September 1999||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Slovakia||3–1||5–1||UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.|
|2||3 June 2000||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Greece||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|3||26 February 2001||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Ukraine||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
ASA Târgu Mureș
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