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Viorel Moldovan

Viorel Moldovan
Personal information
Full name Viorel Dinu Moldovan
Date of birth (1972-07-08) 8 July 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Bistri?a, Romania
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Petrolul Ploie?ti (manager)
Youth career
1984-1990 Gloria Bistri?a
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990-1993 Gloria Bistri?a 84 (22)
1993-1995 Dinamo Bucure?ti 60 (19)
1995-1996 Neuchâtel Xamax 32 (19)
1996-1998 Grasshoppers 51 (44)
1998 Coventry City 10 (2)
1998-2000 Fenerbahçe 53 (49)
2000-2003 Nantes 57 (20)
2003 Al-Wahda 1 (0)
2003-2004 Nantes 12 (11)
2004-2005 Servette 13 (3)
2005-2006 Politehnica Timi?oara 23 (8)
2006-2007 Rapid Bucure?ti 40 (15)
Total 437 (196)
National team
1993-2005[1] Romania 70 (25)
Teams managed
2008-2009 Vaslui
2009-2010 Bra?ov
2010 Sportul Studen?esc
2013-2014 Rapid Bucure?ti
2014 Romania U21
2014-2016 Romania (assistant)
2016 Auxerre
2018-2020 Chindia Târgovi?te
2020- Petrolul Ploie?ti
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Viorel Dinu Moldovan (born 8 July 1972) is a Romanian former professional football forward and currently the manager of Petrolul Ploie?ti. He was an important player for the Romanian national team in the 1990s. He was recently the manager of AJ Auxerre in the French Ligue 2.

Career

Moldovan was born in Bistri?a.

At club level, Moldovan played for Gloria Bistri?a (1990-93), Dinamo Bucure?ti (1993-95), Neuchâtel Xamax (1995-96), Grasshoppers (1996-98), Coventry City (1998), Fenerbahçe (1998-2000), Nantes (2000-04), Servette (2004-05), FCU Politehnica Timi?oara (2005), and Rapid Bucure?ti (2005-2007).

The most successful years of his career were playing for Neuchâtel Xamax and Grasshoppers between 1996 and 1998 in Switzerland (he was the Swiss Super League top scorer in 1996 and 1997), for Fenerbahçe between 1998 and 2000 and for Nantes between 2000 and 2004. He was a key player when Nantes won the French Ligue 1 in 2001. During his brief spell in England with Coventry City he scored twice, once in the FA Cup, scoring the winner against local rivals Aston Villa,[2] and once in the league against Crystal Palace.[3]

International career

Moldovan was capped 70 times for Romania, scoring 25 goals. He represented his country at Euro 96, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored goals against England and Tunisia in the first round, and Euro 2000.[4]

Coaching career

Moldovan worked as the sporting director of FC Unirea Valahorum Urziceni and was the coach of FC Vaslui. On 26 May 2009, the coach quit FC Vaslui after just seven months for failing to guide the team to European qualification. The squad was then managed by coaching assistant Cristian Dulca on a temporary basis until a new coach was hired.[5] On 28 July 2009, the Italian coach Nicolò Napoli quit FC Bra?ov and was replaced by Moldovan, who signed a two-year deal.[6]

Career statistics

Sources:[7][4]

Club

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Neuchâtel Xamax 1995-96 Nationalliga A 31 19 -- -- 2 0 33 19
Grasshopper 1996-97 Nationalliga A 32 27 -- -- 7 3 39 30
1997-98 19 17 -- -- 4 2 23 19
Total 51 44 -- -- 11 5 62 49
Coventry 1997-98 Premier League 10 1 4 1 -- -- 14 2
Fenerbahçe 1998-99 1.Lig 27 15 -- -- 4 1 31 16
1999-00 26 18 -- -- 2 0 28 18
Total 53 33 -- -- 6 1 59 34
Nantes 2000-01 Division 1 23 11 3 4 2 2 5 5 33 22
2001-02 17 5 1 0 1 1 3 2 23*1 8
2002-03 17 4 2 0 1 0 -- 20 4
2003-04 12 11 0 0 3 1 -- 15 12
Total 69 31 6 4 7 4 8 7 91 46
Career total 214 128 10 5 7 4 27 13 259 150

International goals

Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:[4]

List of international goals scored
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 April 1996 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Georgia 1-0 5-0 Friendly
2 24 April 1996 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Georgia 2-0 5-0 Friendly
3 24 April 1996 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Georgia 3-0 5-0 Friendly
4 31 August 1996 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Lithuania 1-0 3-0 World Cup 1998 Qual.
5 29 March 1997 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Liechtenstein 1-0 8-0 World Cup 1998 Qual.
6 2 April 1997 ?algiris Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania  Lithuania 1-0 1-0 World Cup 1998 Qual.
7 20 August 1997 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  North Macedonia 1-0 4-2 World Cup 1998 Qual.
8 20 August 1997 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Hungary 3-1 4-2 World Cup 1998 Qual.
9 6 September 1997 Sportplatz, Eschen, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 1-0 8-1 World Cup 1998 Qual.
10 8 April 1998 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Greece 1-0 2-1 Friendly
11 22 April 1998 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 1-0 1-1 Friendly
12 6 June 1998 Stadionul Ilie Oan?, Ploie?ti, Romania  Moldova 4-0 5-1 Friendly
13 22 June 1998 Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, France  England 1-0 2-1 World Cup 1998 Group G
14 26 June 1998 Stade de France, Saint Denis, France  Tunisia 1-1 1-1 World Cup 1998 Group G
15 2 September 1998 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Liechtenstein 6-0 7-0 UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
16 5 September 1998 Ta' Qali Stadium, Attard, Malta  Germany 1-0 1-1 Friendly
17 14 October 1998 Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1-0 1-1 UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
18 4 September 1999 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 4-1 5-1 UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
19 4 September 1999 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 5-1 5-1 UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
20 27 May 2000 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 1-2 1-2 Friendly
21 12 June 2000 Stade de Sclessin, Liège, Belgium  Germany 1-0 1-1 UEFA EURO 2000 Group A
22 6 June 2001 S. Darius and S. Gir?nas Stadium, Kaunas, Lithuania  Lithuania 2-0 2-1 World Cup 2002 Qual.
23 15 August 2001 Be?igrad Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 2-1 2-2 Friendly
24 16 October 2002 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1-0 7-0 UEFA Euro 2004 Qual.
25 16 October 2002 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 2-0 7-0 UEFA Euro 2004 Qual.

Honours

Sources:[4][8][9]

Player

Grasshoppers

Nantes

Rapid Bucure?ti

Individual

Manager

Rapid Bucure?ti

Chindia Târgovi?te

References

  1. ^ "Dinu Viorel Moldovan - Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ Shaw, Phil (14 February 1998). "Moldovan the destroyer of myths". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ Callow, Nick (28 February 1998). "Coppell deep in the doldrums". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d Viorel Moldovan at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
  5. ^ Porumboiu: "Desp?r?irea de Viorel Moldovan s-a f?cut pe cale amiabil?"
  6. ^ FC Bra?ov: Napoli înlocuit de Viorel Moldovan în scaunul de antrenor Archived 30 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Viorel Moldovan at WorldFootball.net
  8. ^ Viorel Moldovan at Soccerway
  9. ^ Viorel Moldovan at National-Football-Teams.com

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