Marian Bondrea

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Marian Bondrea
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-11-02) 2 November 1950 (age 72)
Place of birth Craiova, Romania
Position(s) Midfielder [1]
Senior career*
1969–1972 Electroputere Craiova
1972–1973 Universitatea Craiova
1973–1974 Electroputere Craiova
1974–1975 Șoimii Sibiu
1975–1978 Electroputere Craiova
Managerial career
Electroputere Craiova
1986–1988 Inter Sibiu
1988–1989 Olt Scorniceşti
1989–1992 Electroputere Craiova
1993–1994 FC U Craiova
1994–1995 Argeş Pitești
1995 Naţional București
1996 Dinamo București
1997 Altay Izmir
1997–1998 Electroputere Craiova
1998–1999 Foresta Fălticeni
1999 FC U Craiova
2000–2001 Argeş Pitești
2001 FC U Craiova
2002 Hurriya
2002 Astra Ploieşti
2002–2004 Al-Hilal U19
2004–2005 FC Oradea
2005 FC U Craiova
2006–2007 Al-Hilal U18
2007–2008 Râmnicu Vâlcea
2008–2009 Inter Gaz București
2010–2011 Al-Riyadh
2012 Turnu Severin
2014 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Marian Bondrea (born 2 November 1950) is a Romanian football manager and former footballer. His last managerial job was at Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.


Playing career

Born in Craiova, Marian Bondrea started his career at Electroputere (1969–1970), in the second division, he went on to play for Universitatea Craiova in (1972), but has only played there three official matches, was sent back at Electroputere in (1973), before joining Şoimii Sibiu in (1974–1975). He returns to Electroputere in (1975–1976) until 1978, where he finishes his career.

Coaching career

The first coaching performance he gained was with FC Inter Sibiu, helping his team to get promoted in the first league Divizia A in 1988. After that he went back in his hometown and managed Electroputere, [2] where he surprisingly took his team from second division, to the European competitions. He promoted them in 1991, and ended on third-place during the 1991–92 season above Universitatea Craiova their rivals at that time, enough to get a spot for the UEFA Cup. During the 1992–93 season, he was appointed as head-coach for Universitatea Craiova [3] and ended third again, but brought his team to the Romanian Cup finals and won it. [4] A year later he manages his team again to the Romanian Cup finals, but loses to Gloria Bistriţa [5] and finishing as runners-up in the Romanian league 1993–94 season. He then moved to Bucharest to coach FC Naţional in the 1995–96 season, being replaced after a couple of months. During the years, he also coached in Turkey, [6] Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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