Cornel Dinu

Cornel Dinu (born 2 August 1948) is a retired Romanian football defender. An attack minded sweeper, Dinu is commonly regarded as one of Romania's greatest players.

He was born in Târgoviște and debuted in Divizia A with Dinamo București in 1966. He remained with Dinamo throughout his career, winning six league titles and two cup titles.

Dinu got 75 caps and seven goals for the Romanian national team between 1968 and 1981. He represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup and for the participation in that tournament he was decorated by President of Romania Traian Băsescu on 25 March 2008 with the Ordinul „Meritul Sportiv” — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.[1][2]

Cornel Dinu
Cornel Dinu
Personal information
Date of birth 2 August 1948 (age 70)
Place of birth Târgoviște, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1963–1966 Metalul Târgoviște
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1983 Dinamo București 454 (53)
National team
1968–1981 Romania 75 (7)
Teams managed
1984–1985 Dinamo București
1985–1987 CS Târgoviște
1987–1988 ASA Târgu Mureș
1988 Oțelul Galați
1989 Universitatea Cluj
1989–1990 Olt Scornicești
1992–1993 Romania
1996 Dinamo București
1998–2001 Dinamo București
2002–2003 Dinamo București
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Honours

Player

Dinamo București
Individual

Manager

Dinamo București

References

  1. ^ "DECRET privind conferirea Ordinului și Medaliei Meritul Sportiv" (PDF). Monitorul Oficial al României Nr. 241. 28 March 2008. p. 3. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Decorarea unor personalități ale fotbalului românesc". Administrația Prezidențială. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

External links

1966–67 FC Dinamo București season

The 1966-67 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 18th season in Divizia A. Because of the disappointing previous season, manager Angelo Niculescu is replaced by Traian Ionescu who begines to reconstruct the team, relying more on young players such as Dumitrache, Lucescu or Dinu. Dinamo fights for the title but loses the battle with Rapid in the last day of the championship.

1967–68 FC Dinamo București season

The 1967-68 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 19th season in Divizia A. Dinamo wins for the third time the Romanian Cup. In the final, Dinamo defeats Rapid Bucureşti after extra-time. In the championship, Dinamo finishes third, two points behind the first two teams, Steaua and FC Argeş.

1968 Cupa României Final

The 1968 Cupa României Final was the 30th final of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition. It was disputed between Dinamo București and Rapid București, and was won by Dinamo București after a game with 4 goals after extra time. Alexandru Neagu failed a penalty in 90 minutes for Rapid București. It was the 3rd cup for Dinamo București.

1968–69 FC Dinamo București season

The 1968-69 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 20th season in Divizia A. Dinamo reaches for the second year in a row the final of Romanian Cup, but this time loses the trophy. In the championship, Dinamo finishes the season in the second place, three points behind the champions UTA. In Europe, Dinamo entered the Cup Winners's Cup and advances to the second round after the withdrawal by Vasas ETO Győr.

1969 Cupa României Final

The 1969 Cupa României Final was the 31st final of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition. It was disputed between Steaua București and Dinamo București, and was won by Steaua București after a game with 3 goals. It was the 9th cup for Steaua București.

1970 Cupa României Final

The 1970 Cupa României Final was the 32nd final of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition. It was disputed between Steaua București and Dinamo București, and was won by Steaua București after a game with 3 goals. It was the 10th cup for Steaua București.

1970 FIFA World Cup Group 3

Group 3 of the 1970 FIFA World Cup was contested in Guadalajara's Estadio Jalisco between 2 and 11 June 1970. Brazil won the group, and advanced to the quarter-finals, along with World Cup holders England. Romania and Czechoslovakia failed to advance.

1971 Cupa României Final

The 1971 Cupa României Final was the 33rd final of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition. It was disputed between Steaua București and Dinamo București, and was won by Steaua București after a game with 5 goals. It was the 11th cup for Steaua București.

1983–84 FC Dinamo București season

The 1983-84 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 35th season in Divizia A. In this season, Dinamo made the biggest ever performance at the European level, reaching the semifinals of the European Cup. The "European Champions Cup campaign" started with the Finnish team, Kuusysi Lahti (1-0 and 3-0). The second round pushes Dinamo against the current champion, Hamburger SV - team of Stein, Kalz and Magath. At Bucharest, Augustin, Multescu and Orac score for 3-0. The thrilling second leg finishes 3-2 (goals Talnar and Multescu). In order to accede in the semifinals of CCE, Dinamo had to defeat another top team: Dinamo Minsk, with Aleinikov, Zygmantovich and Gurinovich. The first leg was 1-1 (Rednic equalizing in the 87th minute!), and it was followed by a 1-0 victory at Bucharest (with Augustin scoring). Dinamo was the first Romanian team to reach the European Champions Cup semifinals, where it met Liverpool F.C.. Dinamo lost 1-0 on Anfield and 2-1 in Bucharest, in front of the team which ultimately won the 1984 European Cup Final.

At the beginning of the season, Cornel Dinu retired from the footballer career after 17 years spent only with Dinamo Bucharest. At that time, Dinu had two records for the Romanian football, the most capped player in the Romanian national football team, with 75 matches, and the most capped player in Divizia A, with 454 matches. In this season, Dinu was the assistant manager for Nicolae-Nicuşor.

1984–85 FC Dinamo București season

The 1984-85 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 36th season in Divizia A. Dinamo starts the season with a new manager, Cornel Dinu being promoted from his assistant position. In the Romanian championship, Dinamo finishes second, after three consecutive titles, being overtaken by Steaua, the same team that beat them in the semifinals of the Romanian Cup.

In the first round of the European Champions Cup, Dinamo meets Omonia Nicosia: 4-1 and 1-2. Next is the match against Girondins Bordeaux (club of Tigana, Giresse, Lacombe and Battiston), Dinamo being eliminated after 0-1 and 1-1.

2000 Cupa României Final

The 2000 Cupa României Final was the 62nd final of Romania's most prestigious cup competition. The final was played at the Stadionul Naţional in Bucharest on 13 May 2000 and was contested between Divizia A sides Dinamo Bucureşti and Universitatea Craiova. The cup was won by Dinamo.

2001 Cupa României Final

The 2001 Cupa României Final was the 63rd final of Romania's most prestigious cup competition. The final was played at the Stadionul Naţional in Bucharest on 16 June 2001 and was contested between Divizia A sides Dinamo Bucureşti and Rocar Bucureşti. The cup was won by Dinamo.

2002 Cupa României Final

The 2002 Cupa României Final was the 64th final of Romania's most prestigious cup competition. The final was played at the Stadionul Național in Bucharest on 5 June 2002 and was contested between Divizia A sides Rapid București and Dinamo București. The cup was won by Rapid.

2002–03 FC Dinamo București season

The 2002-03 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 54th season in Divizia A. In this season, Dinamo was affected again by the big number of players who left the team, which became a tradition for the bosses of the club to sell players after winning a title. Thus, Dinamo was again facing another reconstruction. They started the season badly, losing the two games in the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase, and leaving early the European competitions. Cornel Dinu was sacked after this two losses. In Divizia A Dinamo had hard times, changing a lot of managers and losing seven consecutive games. The team finished the season on the sixth position. A momentum of the season came in November, in the Romanian Cup, last 16, where Dinamo met the biggest rival Steaua. Dinamo won 3-0 the game played at the Cotroceni stadium. After Ioan Andone came to the team, Dinamo played a spectacular semifinal with Astra Ploieşti. They lost the first game, 2-1 in Ploieşti in the middle of the crisis, but then the team beat Astra in Bucharest 3-1 after extra time. They then went on to win the Romanian Cup, after beating FC Naţional in the final 1-0 on a goal scored by Iulian Tameş.

FC Dinamo București

Fotbal Club Dinamo București (Romanian pronunciation: [diˈnamo bukuˈreʃtʲ]), commonly known as Dinamo București, or simply as Dinamo within Romania, is a Romanian professional football club based in Bucharest.

Founded in 1948, it has spent its entire history in Liga I, the top tier of the Romanian football league system. Domestically, Dinamo București is one of the two most successful teams in Romania, having won 18 Liga I titles, 13 Cupa României, two Supercupa României, and one Cupa Ligii. In the 1983–84 season, they became the second Romanian club to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup.

Dinamo's traditional home colours are white red, while the current crest is a modified version of the one adopted in the 1998. They are currently playing on the Arena Națională, their stadium being renovated as part of Bucharest's effort to improve its infrastructure for UEFA Euro 2020.

The club holds a strong rivalry with neighbouring FCSB, with matches between the two being commonly referred to as "the Eternal Derby".

List of FC Dinamo București managers

This is a list of managers of FC Dinamo Bucharest by season since its founding in 1948.

List of FC Dinamo București players

Dinamo București is a Romanian professional association football club based in Bucharest, who currently plays in the Liga I. The club's first team has competed in the first tier of Romanian football in its entire existence. Since playing their first competitive match, many players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club, of whom almost the following players have made at least 100 appearances (including substitute appearances) in Liga I.

Dinamo's record appearance-maker is Cornel Dinu, who made 454 appearances between 1966 and 1983. Ionel Dănciulescu has made the second most appearances with 355.

Match fixing in Romanian football

Match fixing in Romanian football is called blat (plural blaturi).

This term is specifically used in the football domestic competition called Liga I to explain a friendly agreement between two or more presidents of football clubs for fixing matches. Etymologically blat means "dough" and a term for designing clandestine travelling in a city bus (has no plural form).

So a blătar fixes matches and a blatist travels without a bus ticket.

Romanian Footballer of the Year (Gazeta Sporturilor)

The Romanian Footballer of the Year (Romanian: Fotbalistul român al anului), also known as the Nicolae Dobrin Trophy (Romanian: Trofeul Nicolae Dobrin), is an annual association football award given by the Gazeta Sporturilor newspaper to the Romanian player adjudged to have been the best during a calendar year. The current holder is George Țucudean, who won the award for his performances in 2018 representing CFR Cluj.It has been presented since 1966 and is currently named after Nicolae Dobrin, the first recipient of the award and one of Romania's most notable footballers. Gheorghe Hagi, the joint leading goalscorer of the national team alongside Adrian Mutu, has received the trophy a record of seven times. Other honours handed out by Gazeta Sporturilor include the Liga I Foreign Player of the Year and the Romania Coach of the Year awards.

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