Flavius Vladimir Stoican (born 24 November 1976) is a Romanian professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Liga II club Petrolul Ploiești.

Flavius Stoican
Personal information
Full name Flavius Vladimir Stoican
Date of birth (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Vânju Mare, Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Drobeta-Turnu Severin 0 (0)
1995–2002 Universitatea Craiova 101 (2)
2002–2003 Dinamo București 29 (1)
2003–2007 Shakhtar Donetsk 48 (1)
2007 Metalist Kharkiv 1 (0)
2007–2008 Dinamo București 7 (0)
Total 186 (4)
National team
1999–2005 Romania 19 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Minerul Valea Copcii
2010–2011 CSM Reșița
2011–2012 Dinamo II București
2012 Chindia Târgoviște
2012–2013 CS Mioveni
2013 Dinamo II București
2013–2014 Dinamo București
2015 Dinamo București
2015 Voluntari
2016 Zimbru Chișinău
2017 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2017–2019 Politehnica Iași
2019 Petrolul Ploiești
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

He started his football career at FC Drobeta, but soon he left them for Universitatea Craviova, where he played for seven years.[1] In the summer of 2002, Stoican moved to Romanian giants Dinamo București.[2]

While playing for Dinamo, Shakhtar Donetsk manager, Mircea Lucescu, spotted Stoican's abilities and brought him to the Ukrainian Premier League club in the summer of 2003.[3] He spent four years at Shakhtar before moving to Metalist Kharkiv.[4] He did not manage to find a place in the first team at Metalist and moved back to Dinamo București for the final year of his playing career.

International careerEdit

From 1999 to 2005, Stoican made 19 appearances for the Romania national football team.[5]

Managerial careerEdit

In 2009, after ending his player career, Stoican was appointed manager of Liga III club Minerul Valea Copcii. For the 2010–11 season he moved to CSM Reșița, and in July 2011 he was appointed head coach of Dinamo II București. After only six months, he resigned from Dinamo II and took control of Chindia Târgoviște.[6] He left Chindia in September 2012, after a poor series of results.[7] In October 2012, Stoican became head coach at CS Mioveni, with the primary objective of helping the team gain promotion to Liga I.[8]

DinamoEdit

In August 2013, he came back to Dinamo II, now playing in the Liga III, with the objective of gaining promotion to Liga II.[9] On 22 September 2013, Stoican was appointed as head coach at the main squad of FC Dinamo București. His contract was ended by mutual agreement on 12 November 2014, when the club was placed sixth in Liga I and was eliminated from the Romanian Cup.[10] From March to May 2015, Stoican had another brief spell in charge of Dinamo.[11]

Politehnica IașiEdit

In the summer of 2017, after his ambitious stint at Pandurii Târgu Jiu almost saved them from relegation to Liga II, Stoican was appointed head coach at Politehnica Iași.[12] On 24 February 2018, in spite of a 0–1 loss to defending champions Viitorul Constanța, Stoican led Politehnica Iași to its first Liga I Championship play-off and to an eventual sixth place finish at the end of the season.[13]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 20 May 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Minerul Valea Copcii   6 April 2009 27 May 2010 37 18 13 6 048.65
CSM Reșița   1 July 2010 29 March 2011 18 4 5 9 022.22
Dinamo II București   13 July 2011 3 January 2012 17 5 7 5 029.41
Chindia Târgoviște   9 January 2012 4 September 2012 17 5 5 7 029.41
CS Mioveni   1 October 2012 12 May 2013 18 6 7 5 033.33
Dinamo II București   23 August 2013 23 September 2013 4 3 1 0 075.00
Dinamo București   23 September 2013 12 November 2014 48 26 11 11 054.17
Dinamo București   12 March 2015 6 May 2015 10 2 3 5 020.00
Voluntari   14 August 2015 24 September 2015 7 0 1 6 000.00
Zimbru Chișinău   10 May 2016 22 September 2016 14 6 3 5 042.86
Pandurii Târgu Jiu   11 January 2017 8 June 2017 19 4 6 9 021.05
Politehnica Iași   9 June 2017 Present 39 14 7 18 035.90
Total 248 93 69 86 037.50

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Dinamo București
Shakhtar Donetsk

Personal lifeEdit

His daughter Lorena is a professional handball player who currently plays for SCM Craiova.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flavius Stoican, noul antrenor al echipei Poli Iași" [Flavius Stoican, the new coach of Poli Iași]. Gds.ro. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Un fost dinamovist tine cu FCSB" [Former Dinamo player suports FCSB]. Gds.ro. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Ar bate pe cineva echipa antrenorilor din Liga 1" [Could Liga I coach squad win against anyone]. Click!. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Flavius Stoican este noul antrenor de la CSM Poli Iași" [Flavius Stoican is the new CSM Poli Iași coach]. Libertatea. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ Radu Siminiceanu (26 July 2006). "Romania National Team since 2000 - Details". RSSSF.
  6. ^ "Flavius Stoican, prezentat ca fiind noul antrenor al Chindiei Târgoviște" (in Romanian). Adevărul. 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ Sebastian Setreanu (5 September 2012). "Flavius Stoican a plecat de la Chindia" (in Romanian). Columna TV.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Flavius Stoican a trecut la Dacia! Fostul internațional are misiunea de a readuce Mioveniul în prima ligă" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 3 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Am refuzat mulţi bani pentru Dinamo" (in Romanian). Fanatik. 23 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Interesul mai presus de orice" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 18 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Flavius Stoican noul antrenor al lui Dinamo" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 12 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Flavius Stoican este noul antrenor al echipei CSM Poli Iasi" (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 23 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Extaz la Iaşi, după calificarea lui CSM Poli în play-off-ul Ligii 1" [Enthusiasm in Iași, after CSM Poli's qualification to the Liga 1 play-off]. Digi Sport. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.

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