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Bogdan Stelea

Bogdan Stelea
Bogdan Stelea crop.jpg
Stelea in 2015
Personal information
Full name Bogdan Gheorghe Stelea
Date of birth (1967-12-05) 5 December 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1977-1986 Dinamo Bucure?ti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986-1991 Dinamo Bucure?ti 98 (0)
1987 -> Politehnica Ia?i (loan) 2 (0)
1991-1993 Mallorca 52 (0)
1993-1994 Standard Liège 3 (0)
1994 Rapid Bucure?ti 13 (0)
1994-1995 Samsunspor 31 (0)
1995-1997 Steaua Bucure?ti 47 (0)
1997-2004 Salamanca 183 (0)
2002 -> Rapid Bucure?ti (loan) 10 (0)
2004-2005 Dinamo Bucure?ti 13 (0)
2005 Akratitos 14 (0)
2006 O?elul Gala?i 0 (0)
2006-2008 Unirea Urziceni 37 (0)
2008-2009 Bra?ov 23 (0)
Total 524 (0)
National team
1988-2005 Romania 91 (0)
Teams managed
2009-2011 Romania (assistant)
2012 Astra Ploie?ti
2013-2014 Romania U21
2014 Viitorul Constan?a
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bogdan Gheorghe Stelea (Romanian pronunciation: [bo?'dan 'stele?a]; born 5 December 1967) is a Romanian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and a current coach.

Having played professionally into his 40s, he played for all three major Liga I clubs in his country's capital, and also spent a vast part of his career in Spain, mainly with Salamanca.

Stelea played nearly 100 times for Romania, and represented the nation in three World Cups and two European Championships.

Playing career

Club

Born in Bucharest, Stelea started playing football at hometown's FC Dinamo Bucure?ti, being the club's undisputed starter by 1988. In 1991-92 he still appeared in 11 Liga I games as the capital side won the national championship, but signed late in 1991 with RCD Mallorca for $650.000. After two La Liga seasons in Spain, with relegation in his first as last, he joined Belgium's Standard Liège but, unsettled, quickly returned home with FC Rapid Bucure?ti.

After one season in Turkey with Samsunspor, Stelea returned again to his country and joined FC Steaua Bucure?ti, the defending champions. In his two-year spell the club renewed its domestic supremacy and participated in the UEFA Champions League, with the player contributing significantly; during this period he also had a successful trial with Sunderland, but could not negotiate a deal.[1]

In 1997, Stelea was transferred to UD Salamanca, where he lived his most steady period, remaining with the team seven years, only punctuated by a small loan spell with Rapid. He appeared in 191 overall games for the former during his tenure whilst competing mainly in the second division, but spent his first two seasons in the top flight.

After a second spell with Dinamo, Stelea started 2005-06 with Greek side Akratitos FC. Unsettled again, he returned to Romania with FC O?elul Gala?i, but did not feature in any matches because of a serious injury. The following campaign he moved to FC Unirea Urziceni at the recommendation of new coach and former national teammate Dan Petrescu, where he eventually became first-choice; in 2007-08, at the age of 40, he was still one of the best goalkeepers in the country.

Stelea finally ended his long career at the end of the 2008-09 season, helping modest FC Bra?ov to a comfortable ninth place in the top division.

International

Stelea made his debut for the Romania national team in 1988 against Israel, and represented his country at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, as well as UEFA Euro 1996 and Euro 2000, totalling 12 matches in final stages. He earned 91 caps for his country, the last against Slovakia in 2005.[2]

Four years later, Stelea rejoined the national side as assistant coach and, in 2013, was named manager of the under-21s.

Managerial career

In 2012, Stelea became head coach of FC Astra Ploie?ti.[3] On 10 August of that year, however, after a home draw against CS Turnu Severin, he was sacked from his post.[4]

In June 2014, Stelea accepted an offer from former national teammate Gheorghe Hagi to coach his club FC Viitorul Constan?a.[5] After eleven games in charge in which the team collected 13 points, he resigned.

Personal life

His son, Bogdan Ionu? Stelea was also a footballer, he played as a defender and spent his career in the lower leagues of Romania playing for teams like FC Snagov or Chindia Târgovi?te.[6][7]

Statistics

[8]

Club

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Romania League Cupa României Cupa Ligii Europe Total
1986/87 Dinamo Bucure?ti Liga I 1 0 0 0
1987/88 9 0 0 0
1988/89 29 0 6 0
1989/90 22 0 8 0
1990/91 26 0 4 0
1991/92 11 0 4 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1991/92 Mallorca La Liga 27 0 0 0
1992/93 Segunda División 25 0 0 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
1993/94 Standard Liège Belgian Pro League 3 0 0 0
Romania League Cupa României Cupa Ligii Europe Total
1994/95 Rapid Bucure?ti Liga I 13 0 0 0
Turkey League Türkiye Kupas? League Cup Europe Total
1994/95 Samsunspor Süper Lig 31 0 0 0
Romania League Cupa României Cupa Ligii Europe Total
1995/96 Steaua Bucure?ti Liga I 25 0 8 0
1996/97 32 0 5 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1997/98 Salamanca La Liga 30 0 0 0
1998/99 33 0 0 0
1999/00 Segunda División 28 0 0 0
2000/01 14 0 0 0
2001/02 3 0 0 0
Romania League Cupa României Cupa Ligii Europe Total
2001/02 Rapid Bucure?ti Liga I 10 0 0 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2002/03 Salamanca Segunda División 36 0 0 0
2003/04 38 0 0 0
Romania League Cupa României Cupa Ligii Europe Total
2004/05 Dinamo Bucure?ti Liga I 13 0 0 0
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005/06 Akratitos Superleague Greece 14 0 0 0
Romania League Cupa României Cupa Ligii Europe Total
2005/06 O?elul Gala?i Liga I 0 0 0 0
2006/07 Unirea Urziceni Liga I 9 0 0 0
2007/08 28 0 0 0
2008/09 Bra?ov Liga I 23 0 0 0
Country Romania 251 0 35 0
Spain 234 0 0 0
Belgium 3 0 0 0
Turkey 31 0 0 0
Greece 14 0 0 0
Total 533 0 35 0

International

[9]

Romania
Year Apps Goals
1988 1 0
1989 1 0
1990 4 0
1991 1 0
1992 6 0
1993 1 0
1994 11 0
1995 6 0
1996 6 0
1997 7 0
1998 12 0
1999 7 0
2000 9 0
2001 8 0
2002 4 0
2003 2 0
2004 4 0
2005 1 0
Total 91 0

Honours

Club

Dinamo Bucure?ti
Steaua Bucure?ti
Rapid Bucure?ti

References

  1. ^ "Reid is keen on Stelea". Sunderland Echo. 15 July 1996. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Bogdan Gheorghe Stelea - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Mister" Stelea ?i-a ales secundul la Astra din dou? încerc?ri; Gazeta Sporturilor, 6 June 2012 (in Romanian)
  4. ^ "INCREDIBIL! CIRC în Liga I! Stelea, demis în direct la TV: "Mul?escu e noul antrenor!"" [INCREDIBLE! CIRCUS in Liga I! Stelea fired live on TV: "Mul?escu is new manager"] (in Romanian). ProSport. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Bogdan Stelea - antrenor principal" [Bogdan Stelea - head coach] (in Romanian). Academia Hagi. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Bogdan Stelea jr, pe urmele tat?lui" [Bogdan Stelea jr, following the footsteps of his father] (in Romanian). libertatea.ro. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Bogdan Ionu? Stelea profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Bogdan Stelea". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Bogdan Stelea". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 2015.

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