Marius Baciu

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Marius Baciu
Personal information
Full name Marius Achim Baciu
Date of birth (1975-05-01) 1 May 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Mediaș, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
1992–1993 Inter Sibiu 1 (0)
1993–1994 Gaz Metan Mediaș 24 (0)
1994–1996 Inter Sibiu 56 (1)
1996–2002 Steaua București 140 (8)
2002–2004 Lille 34 (1)
2004–2005 Oberhausen 24 (3)
2005–2006 Panserraikos 14 (0)
2006–2007 Oțelul Galați 36 (2)
2007 Universitatea Cluj 9 (0)
2007–2009 Gaz Metan Mediaș 11 (0)
National team
1996–1997 Romania U-21 5 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Voința Sibiu
2010 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2010 Unirea Alba Iulia
2011 Silvania Şimleu Silvaniei
2011 Politehnica Iași
2012–2013 SC Bacău
2014–2015 Academica Argeș
2015 Concordia Chiajna
2017 Turris Turnu Măgurele
2017–2019 Daco-Getica București
2019 Turris Turnu Măgurele
2020 Sohar SC
2020– Al-Taqadom
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marius Achim Baciu (born 1 May 1975 in Mediaș) is a Romanian former player and current football manager of Saudi Arabian club Al-Taqadom.


Club career

Baciu started his career playing as a youth for Gaz Metan Mediaș, before joining the squad of FC Inter Sibiu as a professional player in 1992. One year later he was loaned to his former team Gaz Metan Mediaș, rejoining FC Inter Sibiu in 1994.

In 1996, FC Inter Sibiu was relegated from Liga I, but Baciu, then 21, was signed by Steaua București winning the championship in 1997 and 1998 and the Cupa României in 1999. After a new championship in 2001, Baciu refused to renew his contract with Steaua and as a result, he was sent to play for the reserves team. During his years at Steaua, Baciu was also the team's captain.

In 2002, he left Steaua to play in France for Lille OSC but after two mediocre seasons he was released from his contract and signed with the German squad Rot-Weiß Oberhausen as a free agent. [1]

Between 2005 and 2007 he was part of the Oțelul Galați squad. In 2007, Baciu signed a contract with the new promoted U Cluj.

Coaching career

Politehnica Iași

In summer 2011, Baciu signed a two-year contract with Romanian side Politehnica Iași. In August 2011, he was released from his contract. Since he started his coaching career Baciu has achieved great praise for his consistent results specially when taking Vointa Sibiu from second Romanian Division to First Romanian League and keeping the team in the first places in the championship.

While at Concordia Chiajna in 2015, Baciu successfully managed to keep the team away from the relegation in his last season in charge with the team.



Steaua București
Gaz Metan Mediaș

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  1. "Baciu, Marius" (in German). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
Sporting positions
Preceded by Steaua captain
Succeeded by