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Cristian Ambrozie "Coro" Coroian (born 14 March 1973) is a Romanian retired footballer and manager. He used to play as a forward and almost all his career he played for CFR Cluj and Gloria Bistrița, entering in the hall of fame of these clubs.

Cristian Coroian
Personal information
Full name Cristian Ambrozie Coroian
Date of birth (1973-03-14) 14 March 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Gherla, Romania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 CFR Cluj 67 (40)
1996 Universitatea Cluj 17 (6)
1996–1998 Progresul București 18 (0)
1998–2005 Gloria Bistrița 183 (40)
2005–2007 CFR Cluj 56 (17)
2007–2011 Gloria Bistrița 91 (23)
Total 432 (126)
Teams managed
2009–2013 Gloria Bistrița (assistant)
2013 Târgu Mureș (assistant)
2013 Târgu Mureș (caretaker)
2013–2014 Gloria Bistrița
2014–2015 Metalurgistul Cugir
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 2018



Coroian began football at CFR Cluj in 1993. He later went on to play for many years at Gloria Bistrița before moving back to his first team. Coroian returned to Gloria Bistrița, being an emblematic player for this club. Coroian was a flexible player, with the ability to play in any midfield or forward position. In 2009, he became assistant coach of Gloria Bistrița.

In April 2013, he began his first experience as head-coach, at Liga II team FCM Târgu Mureș. He was sacked at the end of the season, being changed with Edward Iordănescu.

In July 2013 Coroian became the manager of Gloria Bistrița, with his former colleague in the offensive line, Sandu Negrean, as an assistant coach.

In 2014 Coroian was hired as Metalurgistul Cugir manager and after a promising first season things have taken an unexpected turn. On 22 July 2015, during a training, he suffered a stroke after which he remained sequelae and was forced to withdraw from his football manager career.[1]

On 8 July 2017, in an event organized by CFR Cluj, a charity match was played on Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium between CFR Cluj and Gloria Bistriţa old boys teams. In the composition of the teams were former colleagues of "Coro" such as: Adrian Anca, Dorinel Munteanu, Cristian Panin or Cosmin Tilincă (CFR Cluj); Ovidiu Maier Sandu Negrean or Valer Săsărman (Gloria Bistriţa).[2][3]


In 2006, he was proposed for the Romania national football team, but never played for them.


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