Iosif Vigu (born 15 May 1946) is a Romanian former footballer who played as a left back.[1][2][3] He was also a manager.[2] Iosif Vigu was the first player that reached 400 appearances in the Romanian top-league Divizia A, that is why every time a footballer reaches 400 appearances in the Romanian top-league, the press says he entered the "Iosif Vigu Club".[4][5]

Iosif Vigu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1946-05-15) 15 May 1946 (age 76)
Place of birth Șimian, Bihor, Romania[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
1958–1963 Crișul Oradea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 Flamura Roșie Oradea
1964 Olimpia Oradea
1965–1966 Crișul Oradea 26 (1)
1966–1980 Steaua București 313 (27)
1973–1974FC Constanța (loan) 34 (3)
1980–1981 ASA Târgu Mureș 31 (3)
1981–1982 ASA Chimia Buzău
Total 404 (34)
National team
1971 Romania Olympic 2 (0)
1970–1979 Romania 22 (2)
Teams managed
1984–1986 ASA Chimia Buzău
Olimpia Satu Mare
Minerul Turț
Armătura Zalău
Someșul Satu Mare
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 December 2019

International careerEdit

Iosif Vigu played at international level in 22 matches for Romania and scored 2 goals, making his debut under coach Angelo Niculescu in a Euro 1972 qualification match which ended with a 3–0 victory against Finland.[6][7] He scored his first goal in a 4–0 victory against Turkey at the 1977–80 Balkan Cup.[6][8] Vigu played four games at the 1978 World Cup qualifiers, scoring one goal in a 6–4 loss against Yugoslavia.[6][9] At the Euro 1980 qualifiers Vigu appeared in two games, a 3–2 home victory against Yugoslavia and a 1–0 away loss against Spain.[6][10][11] He also played two games for Romania's Olympic team without scoring.[6]

HonoursEdit

Steaua București

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Iosif Vigu at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
  2. ^ a b "Memoriile lui Iosif Vigu, fosta glorie a Stelei: "Cu Lucescu nici nu transpiram"" [The memories of Iosif Vigu, the former glory of the Steaua: "We didn't even sweat with Lucescu"] (in Romanian). Gsp.ro. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Reportaj la Satu Mare, acasă la Iosif Vigu. Tricolorii au avut o primă uriașă, la meciul cu sârbii, din 1977" [Interview at Satu Mare in Iosif Vigu's home. The tricolors had a huge bonus, at the match with the Serbians, in 1977] (in Romanian). Libertatea.ro. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Maftei intră în topul Iosif Vigu. Doar alți 21 de jucatori din istoria Ligii 1 au reușit să mai atingă o asemenea bornă!" [Maftei enters the top Iosif Vigu. Only 21 other players in the history of Liga 1 have managed to reach such a milestone!] (in Romanian). Gsp.ro. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Frăsinescu, al 23-lea jucător care atinge borna 400! Acum joacă în Chindia Târgoviște – Poli Iași" [Frăsinescu, the 23rd player to reach the 400 mark! Now he plays in Chindia Târgoviște – Poli Iași] (in Romanian). Prosport.ro. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Iosif Vigu". European Football. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Romania – Finland 3:0". European Football. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Romania – Turkey 4:0". European Football. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Romania – Yugoslavia 4:6". European Football. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Romania – Yugoslavia 3:2". European Football. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Spain – Romania 1:0". European Football. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

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