Ioan Chirilă (25 October 1925 – 21 November 1999) was a Romanian sports broadcaster and sports writer. The Ioan Chirilă Awards are named in his honour.[1] He was married to actress Iarina Demian with whom he had two sons: Ionuț who is a football coach and Tudor who is a singer.[2][3]

Ioan Chirilă
Born(1925-10-25)25 October 1925
Izmail, Kingdom of Romania
Died21 November 1999(1999-11-21) (aged 74)
Bucharest, Romania
NicknameNea Vanea
OccupationSports journalist
Years active1951–1999
Iarina Demian
(m. 1963)
ChildrenIonuț Chirilă, Tudor Chirilă


  1. ^ The End of the Perfect 10: The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics' 1501101595 Dvora Meyers - 2017 - Ioan Chirila's 1977 book Nadia is liberally excerpted in this chapter (and chapter 2). The translation was provided by Beatrice Gheorghisor.
  2. ^ "Incredibilele aventuri ale "Prinţesei Iarina"" [The incredible adventures of „Princess Iarina”] (in Romanian). 14 October 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Ionuţ Chirilă, antrenorul pantofar!" [Ionuţ Chirilă, the shoe coach!] (in Romanian). 1 July 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2018.