Tibor Selymes

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Tibor Selymes
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-05-14) 14 May 1970 (age 53)
Place of birth Bălan, Romania
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Left-back
Team information
Current team
Știința Miroslava (manager)
Senior career*
1987–1990 Brașov 64 (3)
1990–1993 Dinamo București 83 (6)
1993–1996 Cercle Brugge 83 (4)
1996–1999 Anderlecht 65 (3)
1999–2001 Standard Liège 36 (1)
2001–2002 Haladás 8 (0)
2002–2004 Debrecen 37 (4)
2004–2005 AEL Limassol 8 (1)
International career
1992–1999 [1] Romania 46 (0)
Managerial career
2005–2007 Sopron
2007–2009 Liberty Salonta
2009–2010 Sportul Studențesc
2010–2011 Astra Ploiești
2011 Târgu Mureș
2011 Astra Ploiești
2013 Dinamo II București
2013 Săgeata Năvodari
2014 Kaposvár
2014–2015 Oțelul Galați
2015 Petrolul Ploiești
2015–2016 Delta Dobrogea Tulcea
2017 Olimpia Satu Mare
2022– Știința Miroslava
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tibor Selymes (born 14 May 1970) is a Romanian football manager and former player who manages Liga III club Știința Miroslava.


Playing career

Born in Bălan of Hungarian descent, Selymes made his debut in Divizia A with FC Brașov in 1988. He later played many years in Belgium.

Selymes got 46 caps for the Romania national team between 1992 and 1999, and was in the squad for the 1994 World Cup, Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup.

Managerial career

In September 2010 Selymes was appointed as manager of Astra Ploiești. [2] He was sacked in August 2011, after only two games from the 2011–12 season, both lost by Astra. [3] He then took control of FCM Târgu Mureș, but stayed there for only three games, resigning after one draw and two defeats. He returned to Astra in November 2011. On 16 December 2011, he was fired from Astra, the second time this season. [4]

On 2 April 2013, Selymes returned to Dinamo, after 20 years. He signed a contract for two months to manage the second team of the club. [5]

On 17 June 2013, he signed Săgeata Năvodari that will make its Liga I debut. [6] On 6 January 2014, Selymes was appointed as the manager of the Hungarian League club Kaposvári Rákóczi FC. The club was relegated at the end of the 2013–14 season, and Selymes left.

In September 2014, he signed a contract with former Romanian champions Oțelul Galați. [7] He resigned in March 2015. In June 2015, he was named the new manager of Petrolul Ploiești. [8]

Personal life

Tibor is the nephew of Nicolae Selymes, who was also an international footballer who played for Dinamo București and FC Brașov in the 1960s. [9] [10] [11] In 2010 Selymes attempted to launch his own airline but ultimately failed when he did not pass the sufficient qualifications to fly an aeroplane.[ citation needed ]

Managerial statistics

As of 25 August 2015
Sopron Flag of Hungary.svg 26 July 200511 July 2007602012287184033.33
Liberty Salonta Flag of Romania.svg 25 July 200723 June 2009682717247461039.71
Sportul Studențesc Flag of Romania.svg 12 August 20095 September 201040228107538055.00
Astra Ploiești Flag of Romania.svg 6 September 20101 August 201130101192923033.33
ASA Târgu Mureș Flag of Romania.svg 28 September 201131 October 20114022510000.00
Astra Ploiești Flag of Romania.svg 4 November 201131 December 2011613224016.67
Dinamo II București Flag of Romania.svg 2 April 201316 June 20138116619012.50
Săgeata Năvodari Flag of Romania.svg 17 June 201310 December 20131743101637023.53
Kaposvár Flag of Hungary.svg 7 January 201430 June 201415258721013.33
Oțelul Galați Flag of Romania.svg 22 September 20142 March 201514248723014.29
Petrolul Ploiești Flag of Romania.svg 3 June 201525 August 2015814369012.50


Dinamo București


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