Ion Dumitru (born 2 January 1950, in București), commonly known as Liță Dumitru, is a Romanian former professional footballer, and manager who played as a midfielder from 1967 until 1989.

Liță Dumitru
Ion Dumitru 2.jpg
Dumitru with Steaua Bucharest
Personal information
Full name Ion Dumitru
Date of birth (1950-01-02) 2 January 1950 (age 72)
Place of birth București, Romania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
central midfielder
Youth career
1963–1964 Confecția București
1964–1967 Rapid București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1972 Rapid București 110 (11)
1972–1980 Steaua București 213 (47)
1980–1982 Politehnica Timişoara 46 (2)
1982–1983 Universitatea Craiova 4 (0)
1983–1984 CFR Timişoara ? (?)
1984–1985 Politehnica Timişoara 33 (1)
1986–1988 Rapid București 37 (3)
1988–1989 Würzburger Kickers ? (?)
Total 443 (64)
National team
1971–1976 Romania Olympic[1] 7 (2)
1970–1980 Romania[2] 50 (10)
Teams managed
1985 Politehnica Timişoara
1987–1988 Rapid București
1989–1993 Würzburger Kickers
1994–1995 Național București
1995–1996 Jiul Petroșani
1996–1997 Rapid București
1998 Rocar București
1999 Al-Jaish Damascus
2000 Al-Ta'ee
2000–2001 Politehnica Iași
2001 Callatis Mangalia
2001–2002 Romania U-19
2002–2003 VfR Heilbronn
2003–2005 Rapid București (youth)
2007–2008 Concordia Chiajna
2009–2010 Concordia Chiajna
2011 Steaua București II
2013–2014 Romania U-18
2015–2017 Concordia Chiajna (youth)
2016–2017 Concordia II Chiajna
2017– Kalonji Soccer Academy
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He is currently a youth coach at the Kalonji Soccer Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

CareerEdit

A Romanian international, Dumitru represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.[3] Regarded as one of Romania's greatest players he won the Romanian Footballer of the Year in 1973 and 1975.[4]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Rapid București
Steaua București
Universitatea Craiova

IndividualEdit

ManagerEdit

Jiul Petroșani
Al-Jaish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ion Dumitru at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Ion Dumitru". European Football. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Ion DUMITRU". FIFA. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b Razvan Toma (8 January 2015). "Romania – Player of the Year Awards". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by Steaua captain
1975–1980
Succeeded by