Flavius Vladimir Stoican (born 24 November 1976) is a Romanian professional football coach and former player.
|Full name||Flavius Vladimir Stoican|
|Date of birth||24 November 1976|
|Place of birth||Vânju Mare, Romania|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2010–2011||CSM Școlar Reșița|
|2011–2012||Dinamo II București|
|2013||Dinamo II București|
|2017||Pandurii Târgu Jiu|
|2020–2021||Viitorul Târgu Jiu|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He started his football career at FC Drobeta, but soon he left them for Universitatea Craviova, where he played for seven years. In the summer of 2002, Stoican moved to Romanian giants Dinamo București.
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. He spent four years at Shakhtar before moving to Metalist Kharkiv. 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.
From 1999 to 2005, Stoican made 19 appearances for Romania, making his debut under coach Victor Pițurcă when he came as a substitute and replaced Dan Petrescu in a friendly against Cyprus which ended 2–2. He played two games at the Euro 2004 qualifiers and six at the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. Stoican's last game for the national team was a friendly against Nigeria which ended with a 3–0 victory.
|Romania national team|
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. He left Chindia in September 2012, after a poor series of results. In October 2012, Stoican became head coach at CS Mioveni, with the primary objective of helping the team gain promotion to Liga I.
In August 2013, he came back to Dinamo II, now playing in the Liga III, with the objective of gaining promotion to Liga II. 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. From March to May 2015, Stoican had another brief spell in charge of Dinamo.
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. 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.
- As of 28 March 2021
|Minerul Valea Copcii||6 April 2009||27 May 2010||37||18||13||6||48.65|
|CSM Școlar Reșița||1 July 2010||29 March 2011||18||4||5||9||22.22|
|Dinamo II București||13 July 2011||3 January 2012||17||5||7||5||29.41|
|Chindia Târgoviște||9 January 2012||4 September 2012||17||5||5||7||29.41|
|CS Mioveni||1 October 2012||12 May 2013||18||6||7||5||33.33|
|Dinamo II București||23 August 2013||23 September 2013||4||3||1||0||75.00|
|Dinamo București||23 September 2013||12 November 2014||48||26||11||11||54.17|
|Dinamo București||12 March 2015||6 May 2015||10||2||3||5||20.00|
|Voluntari||14 August 2015||24 September 2015||7||0||1||6||0.00|
|Zimbru Chișinău||10 May 2016||22 September 2016||14||6||3||5||42.86|
|Pandurii Târgu Jiu||11 January 2017||8 June 2017||19||4||6||9||21.05|
|Politehnica Iași||9 June 2017||29 May 2019||80||28||16||36||35.00|
|Petrolul Ploiesti||24 June 2019||11 December 2019||24||12||7||5||50.00|
|Viitorul Târgu Jiu||28 August 2020||30 March 2021||25||15||3||7||60.00|
- "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.
- "Un fost dinamovist tine cu FCSB" [Former Dinamo player suports FCSB]. Gds.ro. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
- "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.
- "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.
- Flavius Stoican at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
- "Flavius Stoican". European Football. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "Cyprus - Romania 2:2". European Football. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- Radu Siminiceanu (26 July 2006). "Romania National Team since 2000 – Details". RSSSF.
- "Romania - Nigeria 3:0". European Football. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "Flavius Stoican, prezentat ca fiind noul antrenor al Chindiei Târgoviște" (in Romanian). Adevărul. 9 January 2012.
- Sebastian Setreanu (5 September 2012). "Flavius Stoican a plecat de la Chindia" (in Romanian). Columna TV.[permanent dead link]
- "Flavius Stoican a trecut la Dacia! Fostul internațional are misiunea de a readuce Mioveniul în prima ligă" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 3 October 2012.
- "Am refuzat mulţi bani pentru Dinamo" (in Romanian). Fanatik. 23 February 2018.
- "Interesul mai presus de orice" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 18 August 2017.
- "Flavius Stoican noul antrenor al lui Dinamo" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 12 March 2015.
- "Flavius Stoican este noul antrenor al echipei CSM Poli Iasi" (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 23 February 2018.
- "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.
- Flavius Stoican at Soccerway
- "Fiica lui Flavius Stoican a ajuns la Mondial! Lorena, 16 ani, este la turneul final de handbal feminin de la Istanbul" [Flavius Stoican's daughter has reached the World Cup! Lorena, 16, is at the final women's handball tournament in Istanbul] (in Romanian). Gsp.ro. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2020.