Dumitru Dumitriu

Dumitru Dumitriu (born 19 November 1945 in Bucharest), commonly known as Țiți Dumitru or Dumitriu III, is a retired Romanian footballer and coach. He is the younger brother of Emil Dumitriu (Dumitriu II) who was an International footballer and champion of Romania with Rapid București and the elder brother of Constantin Dumitriu (Dumitriu IV) who won the Romanian championship with Steaua București.[1][2]

Dumitru Dumitriu
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-11-19) 19 November 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Academica Clinceni (vice-president)
Youth career
1953–1964 Rapid București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Metalul Târgoviște
1965–1968 Târgu Mureș12 22 (13)
1968–1972 Steaua București 90 (11)
1972–1973 Rapid București 27 (6)
1973–1974 Olimpia Satu Mare 25 (3)
1974–1975 Galați 28 (4)
1975–1977 ICSIM București
Total 192 (37)
National team
1967 Romania 1 (0)
Teams managed
1976–1977 ICSIM București (player-manager)
1977–1978 Rapid Feteşti
1978–1980 CS Botoșani
1980–1982 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
1982–1984 Autobuzul București
1984–1986 Steaua Mizil
1987 Rulmentul Bârlad
1988–1990 Steaua București (assistant)
1990–1991 Romania U-21
1991–1992 Dacia Unirea Brăila
1992–1993 Steaua București (assistant)
1993–1994 Romania (assistant)
1994–1997 Steaua București
1997–1998 AEK Athens
1998 Apollon Limassol
1998–1999 Rapid București
1999–2000 Oțelul Galați
2000–2001 Rocar București
2001–2002 Panionios
2002 FCM Bacău
2003 Akratitos
2003–2004 Bihor Oradea
2004 Politehnica Timișoara
2005 Steaua București
2006–2008 Prefab Moldelu (technical director)
2009–2010 Steaua II București (technical director)
2010 Politehnica Iași
2011–2012 Inter Clinceni
2014–2015 Inter Clinceni
2015 Steaua București
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Dumitriu started his youth career with Rapid București and made his senior career debut with Metalul Târgoviște in 1964. After a year, he moved to ASA Târgu Mureș, where he spent three years. In 1968, he signed with Steaua București, where he played until 1972. In the same year he joined Bucharest city rivals Rapid București. He also played for Olimpia Satu Mare, FCM Galați and ICSIM București.

He won a cap for Romania in 1967.

Coaching careerEdit

After he quit playing in 1977, he became quickly a player/manager for ICSIM București, amongst others in the beginning he managed lower league sides such as Rapid Fetești, Autobuzul București, Steaua Mizil, and Rulmentul Bârlad.

The highlight of his career as a manager was with Steaua București, qualifying them three times in a row in the UEFA Champions League and also winning the Divizia A in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2005. He also guided the club to two Romanian Cups in 1996 and 1997, and two Romanian Supercups in 1994 and 1995.[3]

In 1994, he was the assistant coach to Anghel Iordănescu in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

In the 1997–98 season he reached the Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals as AEK Athens FC manager, losing a semi-final place to Lokomotiv Moscow in the last minute of the second leg match.

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Steaua București

ManagerEdit

Steaua București
Rocar București

NotesEdit

^1 The 1965–1966 appearances and goals made for ASA Târgu Mureş are unavailable.
^2 The 1966–1967 appearances made for ASA Târgu Mureş are unavailable.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Remember. Hunedoreni la Campionatele Mondiale de fotbal (IV)" [Remember. Hunedoreni at the World Football Championships (IV)] (in Romanian). gazetadedimineata.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ Cojocaru, Octavian (10 August 2017). "Frații Benzar sunt a noua pereche de frați din istoria "roș-albaștrilor". Unii n-au jucat niciodată împreună. Alții au evoluat doar în câte un singur joc!" [The Benzar brothers are the ninth pair of brothers in the history of the "red-blues". Some have never played together. Others have evolved in just one game!]. Libertatea (in Romanian). Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Dumitru Dumitriu, numit în locul lui Massimo Pedrazzini la FC Steaua Bucureşti". The Epoch Times Romania (in Romanian). 11 September 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

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