Carol Creiniceanu

Carol Creiniceanu (1 February 1939 – 14 January 2012) was a Romanian association football player. He was part of the Romanian team that reached quarterfinals at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1][3][7]

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Personal information
Date of birth 1 February 1939
Place of birth Lupeni, Romania[1]
Date of death 14 January 2012 (aged 72)[2]
Place of death Lupeni, Romania
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1949–1956 Minerul Lupeni
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1961 Minerul Lupeni[a] 51 (22)
1961–1971 Steaua București[4] 156 (43)
Total 207 (65)
National team
1963–1969 Romania[b] 14 (5)
Teams managed
1979–1980 Metalul București
1981–1982 Mecanică Fină Bucureşti
1982–1983 ASA Mizil
1990 Jiul Petroșani (caretaker)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

International careerEdit

Carol Creiniceanu played three games and scored one goals at international level for Romania, making his debut on 9 October 1963 when coach Silviu Ploeșteanu used him to replace Ion Haidu in the 32nd minute of a friendly which ended 0–0 against Turkey.[6][8] His following game was also against Turkey, a 3–0 victory at the 1966 World Cup qualifiers in which he scored the final goal.[6][9] His last game for the national team was a friendly which ended 1–1 against Yugoslavia.[6][10] Creiniceanu also played 11 games and scored 4 goals for Romania's Olympic team, participating at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he scored two goals, one in a 3–1 victory against Mexico and one in a 4–2 victory against Ghana, helping the team finish in the 5th place.[5][11][12]

HonoursEdit

Minerul Lupeni

Steaua București

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The statistics for the 1957–58 and 1958–59 Divizia B seasons are unavailable.[3]
  2. ^ Including 11 appearances and 4 goals for Romania's Olympic team.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Carol Creiniceanu. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ A decedat si Carol Creiniceanu. fcsteaua.ro (15 January 2012)
  3. ^ a b "A incetat din viata Carol Creiniceanu" [Carol Creiniceanu died] (in Romanian). RomanianSoccer.ro. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Fotbaliştii care au creat istoria clubului STEAUA BUCUREŞTI" [The football players who created the history of STEAUA BUCHAREST] (in Romanian). fcsteaua.ro. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e Carol Creiniceanu. national-football-teams.com
  6. ^ a b c d "Carol Creiniceanu". European Football. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  7. ^ "A murit una din legendele Stelei, Carol Creiniceanu. Avea 72 de ani" [One of the Steaua's legends, Carol Creiniceanu, died. He was 72 years old] (in Romanian). Gsp.ro. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Turkey 0-0 Romania". European Football. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Romania 3-0 Turkey". European Football. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Yugoslavia 1-1 Romania". European Football. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Romania 3-1 Mexico". 11v11. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Romania 4-2 Ghana". 11v11. Retrieved 23 May 2021.