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.
|Full name||Cristian Ambrozie Coroian|
|Date of birth||14 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Gherla, Romania|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2013||Gloria Bistrița (assistant)|
|2013||Târgu Mureș (assistant)|
|2013||Târgu Mureș (caretaker)|
|* 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 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.
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).
In 2006, he was proposed for the Romania national football team, but never played for them.
- Cristi Coroian, în stare critică: fostul vârf al CFR-ului şi al Gloriei Bistriţa a suferit un atac cerebral şi este internat la Terapie Intensivă. Prima reacţie a doctorilor. prosport.ro (in Romanian)
- Uniți pentru Coroian » Meci caritabil pentru fostul fotbalist, după ce a suferit un atac cerebral. gsp.ro (in Romanian)
- CFR Cluj nu l-a uitat pe Coroian. Meci caritabil pentru fostul jucător al ardelenilor. digisport.ro (in Romanian)