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".

Dinamo București
FC Dinamo Bucuresti logo
Full nameFotbal Club Dinamo București
Nickname(s)
  • Câinii rosii (The Red Dogs)
  • Spartanii (The Spartans)
  • Alb-rosii (The White and Reds)
Short nameDinamo
Founded14 May 1948
GroundDinamo
Capacity15,032
OwnerIonuț Negoiță
ChairmanAlexandru David
CoachMircea Rednic
LeagueLiga I
2017–18Liga I, 7th
WebsiteClub website
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History

Dinamo was founded on 14 May 1948, when "Unirea Tricolor MAI" – newly entered, in January 1948, under the umbrella of the Communist regime's Internal Affairs Ministry – merged with "Ciocanul București". The sporting club represented the above-mentioned institution.[1] The "Dinamo" name was used for the very first time on 1 May 1948. Nevertheless, the real debut of Dinamo was in the 1947-48 Divizia A edition (finishing 8th). Some of the team's players were Ambru, Angelo Niculescu, Teodorescu, Siclovan, Bartha, and Sârbu. In 1955, Dinamo won their first championship. With Angelo Niculescu as head coach, Dinamo impressed mainly in the offensive, with an attack formed by Ene I, Neaga and Suru. The defense, with players like Băcuț I, Băcuț II, Szoko, Călinoiu, was the best in the championship – only 19 goals against.[2]

In the fall of 1956, the team made its debut in the European Champion Clubs' Cup (competition created a year before). Dinamo was the first Romanian team to play in the European competitions. The debut game was played on 26 August 1956, in front of 32,000 spectators. Dinamo defeated Galatasaray, 3–1. In the second leg, Dinamo lost in Istanbul 1–2, and moved forward.

In following years, Dinamo met famous teams in Europe, such as Real Madrid (a team with Di Stefano and Gento – the game played in Bucharest took place at 23 August Stadium, and established a new record for this arena: 100,000 spectators[3]), Inter Milan and Feyenoord: 0–3 and 0–2.

In 1973, in the European Cup, Dinamo surpassed Northern Ireland's Crusaders Belfast. The 11–0 home game against Northern Ireland's team is still the biggest margin of victory in the history of the European Cup.

The autumn of 1983–84 was going to represent a valuable step into the international arena. The "European Champions Cup campaign" started with the Finnish team, Kuusysi Lahti (1–0 and 3–0). The second round pushed Dinamo against the current champion, Hamburger SV – team of Stein, Kalz and Magath. At Bucharest, Augustin, Multescu and Orac scored for 3–0.[4][5] The thrilling second leg finished 3–2 (goals Țălnar and Mulțescu). In order to accede to the semi-finals of CCE, Dinamo had to defeat another top team: Dinamo Minsk, with Aleinikov, Zigmanatovich 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 semi-finals,[6] where it met Liverpool F.C.. Dinamo lost 1–0 at Anfield and 2–1 in Bucharest, as Liverpool progressed to the 1984 European Cup Final.

In 1986 Dinamo won the Cup against Steaua, the team that only a few days before won the European Cup.

Raica cu echipa in '53
Dinamo București team in 1953.

In the summer of 1990, Dinamo – with Mircea Lucescu as coach – conquered a new national title, the 13th. Also the team won the Cup final, against Steaua: 6–4. But the Romanian Revolution from 1989 opened the doors for the Romanian footballers to leave and play abroad and Dinamo lost almost its entire team, thus a downfall regarding the results came the following years.

Dinamo managed to win the title in 1992, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2007, but failed to reach the final phases of the European competitions.

In 2013, the team changed ownership. Businessman Ionuț Negoiță bought the club and promised to revive the golden years.[7]

On May 6, 2016, player Patrick Ekeng collapsed on the field and was diagnosed with a heart attack. He was declared dead at the hospital 2 hours later.[8]

Crest and colours

Since the beginning, Dinamo's colours were red and white. The current team's badge includes two red dogs, a nickname given to the club when the Nunweiller brothers played here, Radu and Ion, in the 1960s and 1970s.

Stadium

Dinamo plays its home games at Stadionul Dinamo. The arena was built in 1951, and for the official inauguration Dinamo played a game against Locomotiva Timișoara. Initially, the stadium capacity was 16,000, but following the installation of seats, it decreased to 15,032 places. The stadium is part of a larger complex which contains another smaller stadium, Stadionul Florea Dumitrache, where the second team, Dinamo II, used to play its matches. It is currently used by CS Dinamo București rugby team. There is also a sports hall and a swimming pool.

The stadium is nicknamed "Groapa" (The Pit), because it was built by digging a hole, rather than by raising its stands. Dinamo's fans use the North stand, named Peluza Cătălin Hîldan, after a former Dinamo player who died in 2000 at the age of 24.

Dinamo also plays home and away matches against their biggest rivals, Steaua, as well as other major fixtures at Arena Națională.

Support

Dinamo has an estimated 11% support in Romania, making them the second most supported Romanian club, after Steaua.[9] The largest concentration of fans is in Bucharest, mainly in the northeast and central areas of the city. The club also has important fan bases inside and outside the country.

Cătălin Hîldan - FC Dinamo București
Dinamo fans paying homage to Cătălin Hîldan in 2005.

The roots of the Dinamo ultras movement can be found in 1995 when groups like Dracula and Rams Pantelimon appeared in the North End. In 1996 a group called Nuova Guardia was formed, and became the leading group in the stadium and later on in the entire Romanian ultras movement.[10] Following the death of the former captain, Cătălin Hîldan, in 2000, the fans renamed the North End of Dinamo's stadium to Peluza Catalin Hîldan (PCH Stand) in his honor. The majority of supporters are located in the PCH, but several factions have moved to the South End.

Rivalries

Dinamo's most important rivalry is with Steaua București. The match between them, dubbed the Eternal derby, has been the leading Romanian football encounter in the last 60 years, as the two clubs are the most successful in the country. Clashes between different factions of supporters have often occurred and still occur inside and outside the stadium. In 1997, Dinamo's fans set a sector of the Stadionul Ghencea on fire.[11] On 16 August 2016, during Steaua's UEFA Champions League 0–5 play-off loss against Manchester City, undercover Dinamo fans displayed a huge message reading Doar Dinamo București ("Only Dinamo Bucharest"), which was labelled one of the biggest pranks in football history.[12]

The club's second most important rivalry is against Rapid Bucuresti. In the 1990's, there was fierce competition between the two in winning the Divizia A (now Liga I).

Another rivalry is held against Universitatea Craiova. Both finished with the same number of points in the 1972–73 Divizia A, but Dinamo was given the title because of their superior goal difference. A conflict has existed ever since.[13][14]

Youth program

Dinamo has an important infrastructure for training and preparing children towards professionalism. The youth center has nine organised groups managed by age categories, for children between nine and 18 years. In total, Dinamo has around 180 juniors.

All the groups play in the competitions organised by the Bucharest Football Association and in those created by the Romanian Federation. Youths around 16–18 years old are promoted to the second team, Dinamo II.

The youth center has its base in the Dinamo Sports Center, where they have eight dressing rooms for the players, one for the coaches, one for the referees, a medical center and a store room for the equipment. Also, the center has many training grounds, among them the Piți Varga field.[15]

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Cups

Players

Current squad

As of 12 February 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Romania GK Vlad Muțiu
2 Lithuania DF Linas Klimavičius
4 Romania MF Ioan Filip
7 Albania DF Naser Aliji
9 Greece FW Thanasis Papazoglou
10 Romania MF Dan Nistor (captain)
12 Romania GK Ștefan Fara
13 Romania DF Denis Ciobotariu
17 Mali MF Mamoutou N'Diaye
19 Romania FW Daniel Popa
21 France DF Damien Dussaut
22 Romania DF Deian Sorescu
23 Romania MF Ionuț Șerban
No. Position Player
24 Algeria MF Rachid Aït-Atmane
27 Romania DF Ricardo Grigore
28 England DF Jordan Mustoe
29 Romania FW Cătălin Măgureanu
31 Romania MF Geani Crețu
32 Romania MF Aleksandru Longher
42 Angola FW Alexander Christovão
43 Italy FW Mattia Montini
55 Republic of Ireland GK Sean McDermott
70 Belgium MF Reda Jaadi
88 Nigeria MF Simon Zenke
Morocco MF Nabil Jaadi

Other players under contract

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Romania MF Liviu Gheorghe
No. Position Player

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 Romania DF Marco Ehmann (to Farul Constanța)
6 Romania DF Mihai Popescu (to St Mirren)
15 Romania DF Vlad Olteanu (to ACS Poli Timișoara)
39 Croatia MF Ivan Pešić (to Shakhter Karagandy)
99 Romania FW Robert Moldoveanu (to Petrolul Ploiești)
Romania GK Mihai Eșanu (to Daco-Getica București)
Romania DF Alin Dudea (to Chindia Târgoviște)
No. Position Player
Romania DF Laurențiu Corbu (to St Mirren)
Romania MF Andreas Mihaiu (to Chindia Târgoviște)
Romania MF Raul Negotei (to Metaloglobus București)
Romania MF Mihnea Vlad (to Turris-Oltul Turnu Măgurele)
Romania MF Vlăduț Vlad (to Metaloglobus București)
Romania FW Mihai Neicuțescu (to Chindia Târgoviște)

Retired numbers

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 Romania MF Cătălin Hîldan (1994–2000) – posthumous honor)[a]
No. Position Player
14 Cameroon MF Patrick Ekeng (2016)[b]

Club officials

Board of directors

Role Name
Owner Romania Ionuț Negoiță
Honorary president Romania Nicolae Badea
President Romania Alexandru David
Board members Romania Cornel Dinu
Romania Constantin Eftimescu
Romania Cristian Herciu
Romania Cristian Hîldan
Economic director Romania Doinița Stoica
Marketing director Romania Mihaela Racu
Youth center director Romania Gabriel Răduță
Team manager Romania Ionel Dănciulescu
Organizer of competitions Romania George Trandafir
Secretary Romania Bogdan Bălănescu
International relations Romania Adrian Alexandrescu
Responsible for Order and Safety Romania Cristea Cojocaru
Press officer Romania Ionel Culina
Photographer Romania Octavian Cocoloș
  • Last updated: 13 July 2018
  • Source: Board of directors

Current technical staff

Role Name
Manager Romania Mircea Rednic
Assistant managers Romania Iulian Mihăescu
Romania Silviu Ion
Goalkeeping coach Romania Cătălin Grigore
Fitness coach Italy Paolo Potocnik
Club doctor Romania Liviu Bătineanu
Physiotherapist Romania Cătălin Barbu
Masseurs Romania Daniel Covaciu
Romania Sorin Gurbăneanu

Statistics and records

European cups all-time statistics

As of August 3, 2017.

Competition S P W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League / European Cup 18 66 24 10 32 96 106 – 10
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup / European Cup Winners' Cup 5 20 8 4 8 25 18 + 7
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup 23 90 37 14 39 147 127 + 20
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 4 1 0 3 4 6 – 2
Total 47 180 70 28 82 272 257 + 15

Records in the league:

  • Consecutive winning games: 17 games (12 June 1988 – 27 November 1988)
  • Best unbeaten run: 47 games (26 May 1991 – 20 September 1992)
  • Player with most appearances: Romania Cornel Dinu (454)
  • Top scorer: Romania Dudu Georgescu (207)
  • Top scorer in international games: Romania Claudiu Niculescu (18)

Records in the European competition:

Notable former players

The footballers enlisted below have had international cap(s) for their respective countries at junior and/or senior level and/or more than 100 caps for FC Dinamo București.

Romania
Romania
Romania
Albania
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Croatia
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Morocco
Panama
Portugal
Senegal
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa

Notable former managers

Notes

  1. ^ Since Unicul Căpitan (The Only Captain) died, no player will wear the number 11 shirt at Dinamo București, since the club decided to retire the shirt out of respect and posthumous honor for legend Cătălin Hîldan.
  2. ^ Patrick Ekeng died at Floreasca Hospital after he had gone into a coma in a match on 6 May 2016 against Viitorul Constanța where he joined as a substitute.

References

  1. ^ Dinamo (2009). "O POVESTE MEREU FRUMOASA" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro.
  2. ^ Fun Club Dinamo (2009). "Campionat 1955" (in Romanian). fanclubdinamo.freeservers.com.
  3. ^ Lucian Ionescu (2007). "Istorie stadion Național" (in Romanian). sportm.ro. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012.
  4. ^ fcdinamo.ro (2008). "VIDEO / Dinamo – Hamburg 3 – 0" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro.
  5. ^ mysport.ro (2008). "Mai buni decît cei mai buni!" (in Romanian). dinamovisti.mysport.ro. Archived from the original on 22 October 2009.
  6. ^ fcdinamo.ro (2008). "Prima echipă românească în semi-finalele CCE" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro.
  7. ^ Ionuț Negoiță este noul ACȚIONAR MAJORITAR de la DINAMO!
  8. ^ "Dinamo Bucharest midfielder Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing on pitch". The Guardian. 6 May 2016.
  9. ^ Centrul de Studii si Cercetari Infopolitic (2016). "Studiu: 49% dintre români ţin cu Steaua. Câți au optat pentru Dinamo sau Astra" (in Romanian). www.dolce-sport.ro.
  10. ^ A.G.M.Dinamo (2009). "La multi ani Nuova Guardia" (in Romanian). agmdinamo48.blogspot.com.
  11. ^ Ziare.com (2009). "Dinamovistii sarbatoresc 12 ani de la incendierea peluzei din Ghencea" (in Romanian). ziare.com.
  12. ^ "Dinamo Bucharest fans pull off one of the biggest pranks in football as they unveil mosaic of their name at rivals Steaua's ground". Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  13. ^ "CRAIOVA-DINAMO. Titlul pierdut dubios în '73 a generat ura oltenilor" [CRAIOVA-DINAMO. The title lost in a strange way in '73 generated the hate of "the People of Oltenia"] (in Romanian). Fanatik.ro. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  14. ^ "CS U Craiova - Dinamo, orgoliul a rămas, obiectivele s-au schimbat" [CS U Craiova - Dinamo, the pride remains, the objectives have changed] (in Romanian). Telekom Sport. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  15. ^ fcdinamo.ro. "CENTRUL DE COPII SI JUNIORI. Viitorul fotbalului dinamovist" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro.
  16. ^ Steaua gave up the trophy in 1990.
  17. ^ http://www.dolce-sport.ro/fotbal/fotbal-intern/steaua-dinamo-1988-cupa-mircea-lucescu-anghel-iordanescu-44101/
  18. ^ The goal of Gabi Balint was canceled because of an offside, signalled by assistant referee George Ionescu. Steaua retired from the field (by command of Valentin Ceaușescu, son of president Nicolae Ceaușescu) but the Romanian Football Federation offered the Cup to Steaua București. In 1990, Steaua renounced this trophy because it was won unjustly.

External links

1951 FC Dinamo București season

The 1951 season was Dinamo Bucureşti's third season in Divizia A. For the first time, Dinamo fought for the championship, ending the season 2nd place, with 32 points, the same number as the champions CCA Bucureşti. The difference was only one goal between the two teams. Constantin Popescu ranked third in the top scorer with 11 goals scored.

On October 13, 1951 Dinamo Sports Park was inaugurated.

1953 FC Dinamo București season

The 1953 season was Dinamo Bucureşti's fifth season in Divizia A. For the third year in a row, Dinamo ends the championship in the second place, three points from the champions CCA Bucharest. Titus Ozon won for the second consecutive year the Division A top scorer with 12 goals this season.

Games from rounds 9 to 11 were played in Bucharest because of a decision made by Football Central Committee, in order to see all the players for the national team. Thus, the match between Ştiinţa Cluj and Dinamo, originally scheduled in Cluj-Napoca, held in Bucharest.

The game between Dinamo and Casa Armatei Câmpulung Moldovenesc, in the 16th round, never took place, the Bucovina club being disbanded, following a decision taken by the Republican Association CCA to have only one representative in football (in this case CCA Bucharest).

1954 FC Dinamo București season

The 1954 season was Dinamo Bucureşti's sixth season in Divizia A. For the first time, Dinamo reaches the final of Romanian Cup, but loses to Metalul Reşiţa. In Divizia A, Dinamo ends third, behind champions Flacăra Roşie and CCA. For the third year in a row, the goalscorer of Divizia A is a Dinamo player. Alexandru Ene scored 20 goals out of 62 of the entire team.

1956 FC Dinamo București season

The 1956 season was Dinamo Bucureşti's eighth season in Divizia A. As Romanian champions, Dinamo plays in the European Cup, becoming the first Romanian team to participate in this competition. In Divizia A, Dinamo ends second place, four points behind the champions. Alexandru Ene is also second in the goalscorer's hierarchy, with 17 goals.

1962–63 FC Dinamo București season

The 1962-63 season was Dinamo Bucureşti's 14th season in Divizia A. Dinamo kept the title won in the last season. In the European Cup, Dinamo entered the preliminary round, and couldn't pass by Galatasaray Istanbul.

Because the team was only seventh at the half of the championship, manager Angelo Niculescu was replaced by a tandem consisting of Dumitru Nicolae "Nicuşor" and Traian Ionescu.

1965–66 FC Dinamo București season

The 1965-66 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 17th season in Divizia A. After four consecutive championships, Dinamo finishes only third this time. In the European Cup, Dinamo meets again Internazionale Milano. Despite winning the home game, Dinamo is eliminated by the title holder.

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.

1971–72 FC Dinamo București season

The 1971-72 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 23rd season in Divizia A. Dinamo had a modest season in the championship, ending only seventh. In the European Cup, Dinamo eliminated Spartak Trnava. What followed was a double loss against Feyenoord: 0-3 and 0-2.

1973–74 FC Dinamo București season

The 1973-74 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 25th season in Divizia A. The competition with Universitatea Craiova for the title repeated, but this time the Craiova side won the championship by one point. In this season, Dinamo brought Dudu Georgescu from CSM Reşiţa the player that will become the best scorer in history for Dinamo. In the European Cup, they surpass Northern Ireland's Crusaders Belfast (The 11-0 home game against Northern Ireland's team is still the biggest margin of victory in the history of the European Cup), but fail against Atlético Madrid (0-2 and 2-2), the team of Capon, Irueta, Heredia and Ayala.

1974–75 FC Dinamo București season

The 1974-75 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 26th season in Divizia A. Dinamo dominated the national championship, winning the first six matches and leading from start to finish. Instead, they left the Romanian Cup yet again in the last 32. In Europe, Dinamo played in the UEFA Cup and after the eliminating Boluspor, failed in the confrontation with F.C. Koln: 1-1 and 2-3!

Dudu Georgescu became the championship's top scorer, with 33 goals, and also won the European Golden Boot, being the first Romanian football player winner of a European prize.

1975–76 FC Dinamo București season

The 1975-76 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 27th season in Divizia A. Dinamo kept up the pace with Steaua in the fight for championship, but in the end had to settle with the second position. The Romanian Cup remained the weak point, Dinamo being again eliminated in the first round. In the European Cup, Dinamo was unlucky, their first opponent being Real Madrid. After a loss in Spain, the win at home wasn't enough to move in the second round.

1979–80 FC Dinamo București season

The 1979-80 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 31st season in Divizia A. The change at the manager's level (Angelo Niculescu for Ion Nunweiller) didn't produce the desired results and Dinamo didn't matter in the fight for the title, ending far from the first two teams. Also, in the Romanian Cup Dinamo was eliminated in the first round, by the second division team Rapid Bucureşti.

In the UEFA Cup, Dinamo eliminated Alki Larnaca from Cyprus, after an incredible 9-0 away win, but is eliminated (partially because of the referee) by Eintracht Frankfurt, team of Pezzey, Grabowsky and Holzenbein (2-0 and 0-3 in prolongation).

1986–87 FC Dinamo București season

The 1986-87 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 38th season in Divizia A. Mircea Lucescu begins the reconstruction of the team, with players from Dinamo own's yard (Ionuț Lupescu, Bogdan Stelea or Bogdan Bucur), but also with an important transfer campaign. Among others, in this season are brought Dănuț Lupu from Dunărea Galați, Dorin Mateuț from Corvinul and Rodion Cămătaru from Craiova. The latter will be the topscorer in the championship.

Dinamo finishes the season on the second place, but 15 points behind Steaua, who ends the season without a single loss. In the Romanian Cup, Dinamo loses the final, against the same Steaua. In Europe, Dinamo plays again after 18 years in the Cup Winner's Cup, but loses in the first round against Albanian team 17 Nentori Tirana.

2003–04 FC Dinamo București season

The 2003-04 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 55th season in Divizia A. After building up a team again in 2003-04, Dinamo eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk in the first round of the UEFA Cup 2003-04 season. They went on to lose to Spartak Moscow in the second round.

In the Romanian League, against all odds, Dinamo won everything: the championships, the Romanian Cup, and the top goalscorer (Ionel Dănciulescu). Seen as the third favourite in the battle, after Rapid and Steaua, Dinamo had an excellent second part of the season, and two strikers, Dănciulescu and Claudiu Niculescu that scored together 37 goals. Dinamo had 14 wins at home, out of 15 games, the only defeat in front of their own fans being registered at the beginning of the season, against Rapid. Dinamo won the title with a game in hand, beating in the 29th round Apulum Alba Iulia, at home.

In the Romanian Cup final, Dinamo defeated Oţelul Galaţi at Cotroceni.

2007–08 FC Dinamo București season

The 2007–08 season was FC Dinamo București's 59th season in Liga I. The season found the Dinamo fans hoping for another title in Romania and a qualification in the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League.

2016 Cupa României Final

The Cupa României Final was the final match of the 2015–16 Cupa României, played between Dinamo București and CFR Cluj. CFR Cluj won the match, 5–4 after penalties.

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.

Ion Moldovan

Ion Moldovan (born 3 September 1954) is a retired Romanian footballer and currently the technical director of Concordia Chiajna. He is nicknamed "Comisarul".

Stadionul Florea Dumitrache

Florea Dumitrache Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Bucharest, Romania. It is the home ground of Dinamo București (rugby). It holds 1,500 people. It is named after Dinamo Bucureşti and Romania legend, Florea Dumitrache. This was also the home ground of Victoria Bucureşti, then being named Victoria Stadium.

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