Florea Dumitrache

Florea Dumitrache (22 May 1948 – 26 April 2007) was a Romanian football forward. He was considered one of the best forwards of all time and was well known for his technique and aerial ability.

After the 1970 World Cup, Italian club Juventus wanted to sign him for an estimated $1.5 million, but Nicolae Ceauşescu's communist regime refused.[2]

Florea Dumitrache
Florea Dumitrache
Personal information
Date of birth 22 May 1948
Place of birth București, Romania
Date of death 26 April 2007 (aged 59)
Place of death București, Romania
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1961–1963 Rapid București
1963–1964 TUG București
1964–1965 Dinamo București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1976 Dinamo București 198 (108)
1976–1979 Jiul Petroșani 80 (37)
1979–1984 Corvinul Hunedoara 79 (25)
Total 357 (170)
National team
1968–1974[1] Romania 31 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career

He was born in Bucharest and debuted in Divizia A with Dinamo București in 1966. He remained with Dinamo for twelve seasons, winning the league titles in 1971, 1973 and 1975 and the cup title in 1968. He became the top goalscorer of the Divizia A in 1969 with 22 goals and in 1971 with 15 goals. During a 1982 UEFA Cup tie against FK Sarajevo, Dumitrache headbutted referee Gianfranco Menegal in the mouth. As a consequence, he was handed the maximum seven year suspension from all UEFA competition.[3][4][5]

Dumitrache got 31 caps and 15 goals for the Romanian national team. He represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, scoring 2 goals. The Victoria Ground is now known as the "Florea Dumitrache" Field in honor of the great Romanian striker, who played 11 seasons for Dinamo & 7 years for the Romanian National Football Team.

International goals

Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 November 1968 23 August Stadium, Bucharest, Romania   Switzerland 1–0 2–0 1970 FIFA World Cup Qual.
2 15 January 1969 Wembley Stadium, London, England  England 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
3 16 April 1969 Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece  Greece 1–1 2–2 1970 FIFA World Cup Qual.
4 16 April 1969 Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece  Greece 2–2 2–2 1970 FIFA World Cup Qual.
5 6 June 1970 Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico  Czechoslovakia 2–1 2–1 1970 FIFA World Cup
6 10 June 1970 Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico  Brazil 1–2 2–3 1970 FIFA World Cup
7 11 October 1970 23 August Stadium, Bucharest, Romania  Finland 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 1972 Qual.
8 11 October 1970 23 August Stadium, Bucharest, Romania  Finland 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 1972 Qual.
9 6 May 1973 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Albania 2–0 4–1 1974 FIFA World Cup Qual.
10 6 May 1973 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Albania 3–0 4–1 1974 FIFA World Cup Qual.
11 27 May 1973 23 August Stadium, Bucharest, Romania  East Germany 1–0 1–0 1974 FIFA World Cup Qual.
12 14 October 1973 23 August Stadium, Bucharest, Romania  Finland 5–0 9–0 1974 FIFA World Cup Qual.
13 14 October 1973 23 August Stadium, Bucharest, Romania  Finland 7–0 9–0 1974 FIFA World Cup Qual.
14 23 July 1974 Stadion 1 Mai, Constanța, Romania  Japan 1–0 4–1 Friendly match
15 23 July 1974 Stadion 1 Mai, Constanța, Romania  Japan 2–0 4–1 Friendly match

Honours

Club

Dinamo București
Corvinul Hunedoara

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Florea Dumitrache – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ "Visul ratat: Juventus!". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 21 August 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  3. ^ [1] The Observer 14 November 1982 p.37 (subscription required)
  4. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=1982/matches/round=1116/match=67256/postmatch/lineups/index.html
  5. ^ http://adevarul.ro/news/sport/legendele-fotbalului-mopsul-s-a-irosit-alcool-1_50ad024e7c42d5a6638d7379/index.html

External links

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.

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 Ballon d'Or

The 1970 Ballon d'Or, given to the best football player in Europe as judged by a panel of sports journalists from UEFA member countries, was awarded to the West German forward Gerd Müller on 29 December 1970. There were 26 voters, from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, England, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, West Germany and Yugoslavia.Müller became the first West German national and the first Bayern Munich player to win the Ballon d'Or.

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.

1970–71 FC Dinamo București season

The 1970-71 season was FC Dinamo Bucureşti's 22nd season in Divizia A. Dinamo is close to their second double in Romania, but fails to win the Romanian Cup, losing again the final against Steaua. In was the fourth final in a row played by Dinamo. After a two-year break, Dinamo is back in the European cups, playing in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup where is eliminated in the second round by Liverpool F.C..

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.

2018–19 Superliga season

The 2018–19 SuperLiga (known for sponsorship reasons) as CEC Bank SuperLiga is the premier Romanian rugby competition, reserved for club teams. Starting with this edition the number of participating teams is increased to eight, with addition of the 2017-18 champions and runners-up of the second tier championship DNS-Divizia Nationala de Seniori. The eventual champions of the SuperLiga have the right to participate in the European Rugby Continental Shield.

Dumitrache

Dumitrache is a Romanian surname that may refer to

Cristiana Dumitrache (born 1956), Romanian astronomer

Florea Dumitrache (1948–2007), Romanian football forward

Stadionul Florea Dumitrache, a multi-use stadium in Bucharest, Romania

Ioan Dumitrache (1889–1977), Romanian army general

Maria Magdalena Dumitrache (born 1977), Romanian rower

Florea

Florea is both a Romanian surname and a masculine Romanian given name. Notable people with the name include:

Surname:

Daniel Florea, Romanian footballer

Daniel Florea, Romanian politician

Daniel Constantin Florea, Romanian footballer

Dick Florea, American television personality

John Florea, American photographer

Laurenţiu Florea, Romanian footballer

Nikolay Florea (1912–1941), Ukrainian Soviet astronomer

Răzvan Florea, Romanian swimmer

Sandu Florea, Romanian and American comic book artistGiven name:

Florea Dumitrache (1948–2007), Romanian footballer

Florea Voinea (born 1941), Romanian footballer

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.

List of FC Dinamo București seasons

Dinamo București is a Romanian association football club based in Bucharest. The club was founded in 1948 and spent its entire history in Liga I, the top league of Romanian football

Dinamo is one of the two most successful football teams in Romania, having won 18 Romanian Liga I titles, 13 Romanian Cups and 2 Romanian Supercups. They became the first Romanian team to reach the European Champions' Cup semifinals in 1983–84.

As of the end of the 2014–15 season, the team have spent 66 seasons in the top tier of the Romanian football league system. The table details the team's achievements and the top goalscorer in senior first-team competitions from their first season in 1948–49 to the end of the most recently completed season.

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.

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.

Stadionul Victoria

There are several stadiums in Romania with the name Stadionul Victoria:

Stadionul Victoria (Vânju Mare)

Stadionul Victoria (Bucureşti), renamed Stadionul Florea Dumitrache.

Stadionul Victoria-Cetate

Stadionul Victoria Someșeni

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