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Laurențiu Aurelian Reghecampf (born 19 September 1975) is a Romanian former professional footballer. He is the current manager of Al-Wasl F.C.

Laurențiu Reghecampf
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Reghecampf in October 2015
Personal information
Full name Laurențiu Aurelian Reghecampf
Date of birth (1975-09-19) 19 September 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Târgoviște, Romania
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Wasl (Manager)
Youth career
1987–1993 Chindia Târgoviște
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Chindia Târgoviște 49 (4)
1993–1994St. Pölten (loan) 1 (0)
1996–2000 FCSB 73 (5)
1998–1999Litex Lovech (loan) 14 (4)
2000–2004 Energie Cottbus 135 (17)
2005–2008 Alemannia Aachen 90 (18)
2008–2009 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2 (1)
Total 365 (49)
National team
2003 Romania 1 (0)
Teams managed
2010 Gloria Bistrița
2011 Universitatea Craiova
2011 Snagov
2011–2012 Concordia Chiajna
2012–2014 FCSB
2014–2015 Al-Hilal
2015 Litex Lovech
2015–2017 FCSB
2017–2018 Al Wahda
2019– Al-Wasl
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Reghecampf was born in Târgoviște and began his career in his native city with Chindia. In the 1993–94 season, at the age of 18, Reghecampf was loaned to Austrian Bundesliga side SKN St. Pölten.[1]

He later joined Steaua București where he won the league title twice. One year later, Reghecampf was loaned to Bulgarian side Litex Lovech, with whom he won the 1999 A PFG title.

In 2000, he was bought by German Bundesliga team Energie Cottbus. In 2004, he joined Alemannia Aachen, with whom he would become a fan favorite his side won promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season with the club. A few seasons later he was named captain of Alemannia. In the 2006–07 season of the German Cup, Reghecampf scored twice in a 4–2 victory over Bayern Munich, thus eliminating them from the competition.[2]

On 4 July 2008, he joined second-tier side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a free transfer for the 2008–09 2. Bundesliga season, only being able to play two matches because of a gastric virus infection, announcing his retirement in 2009 after his contract had not been extended.

International careerEdit

Reghecampf was capped once for the Romanian national team against Denmark in 2003.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

Reghecampf started his managerial career with Liga II side Snagov in 2009. At the end of 2009–10 season, he was brought at Universitatea Craiova to save the team from relegation. He ended his quest successfully, but he was not kept at Craiova for the new season. Instead, Reghecampf joined Gloria Bistrița. He was sacked after only 12 games because of poor results. Reghecampf returned to Snagov, but after only five games he was called back to Craiova, to help the team avoid relegation. He was sacked after only six games, following a conflict with several players.

 
Reghecampf in 2013

He started the 2011–12 season at FC Snagov, for a second spell. In December 2011, he signed a contract with Romanian Liga I club Concordia Chiajna, with the main objective to avoid relegation, after a half-season the club was above the relegation zone 17th overall when he took over.[4] He changed almost the entire squad, bringing 17 new players, most of them from Snagov, and after a series of wins, his side finished the season in ninth place.

This evolution brought the attention of his former team, Steaua București, and at the end of the season, they offered him a contract for a season. His objective was to bringt the first championship title for Steaua after a seven-year absence. In March 2013, he guided Steaua to the last 16 of the Europa League after eliminating Ajax from the competition. The first leg away finished with a 2–0 win to Ajax in Amsterdam. In the second leg home, Steaua took a 2–0 lead and the 2–2 aggregate pushed the game into extra-time. Steaua beat the Dutch side 4–2 on penalties.[5] Steaua were eliminated by eventual winners Chelsea after winning 1–0 in the first leg at home and losing 1–3 away at Stamford Bridge. In May 2013 he mathematically won the Romanian League and later the Romanian Supercup. On 9 May 2014, Steaua and Reghecampf won their second consecutive league title.[6] He helped Steaua to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages. Reghecampf also lead his side to the Romanian Cup final which Steaua lost 4–2 on penalties to league runners-up Astra Giurgiu.[7]

On 27 May 2014, he signed a two-year contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal.[8] He led Al-Hilal to the AFC Champions League final five months after his appointment, by defeating Al-Ain 4–2 on aggregate in semi-finals. However, his side lost the final to Western Sydney Wanderers on a two-leg match. He was sacked on 15 February 2015 after another final loss, in the Saudi Crown Prince Cup.[9]

In August 2015, he was appointed manager of Bulgarian side Litex Lovech.[10] In December 2015, Reghecampf announced his decision to leave the club to join Steaua București for the second time.[11] In May 2017, he stepped down as manager.

On 3 July 2017, Reghecampf was announced as the new head coach of the Emirati club Al Wahda on a 2-year deal replacing Javier Aguirre.[12] According to sources, his salary will be $2.6 million per season plus potential bonuses up to another $1.6 million.[13] On 16 September 2017, in his Arabian Gulf League debut, Al-Wahda defeated Dibba Al-Fujairah 5–0.[14]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 27 April 2019[15][16]
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
  Gloria Bistrița 3 June 2010 23 October 2010 13 3 4 6 16 17 −1 023.08
  Universitatea Craiova 4 April 2011 1 May 2011 5 1 1 3 3 8 −5 020.00
  Snagov 27 June 2011 18 December 2011 15 6 6 3 26 18 +8 040.00
  Concordia Chiajna 18 December 2011 21 May 2012 16 11 1 4 30 20 +10 068.75
  Steaua București 21 May 2012 27 May 2014 103 63 27 13 205 91 +114 061.17
  Al-Hilal 27 May 2014 15 February 2015 24 13 6 5 39 19 +20 054.17
  Litex Lovech 11 August 2015 2 December 2015 16 7 7 2 26 14 +12 043.75
  FCSB 3 December 2015 19 May 2017 73 37 21 15 100 68 +32 050.68
  Al Wahda 3 July 2017 24 November 2018 62 36 10 16 141 96 +45 058.06
  Al Wasl 6 January 2019 Present 17 7 2 8 26 36 −10 041.18
Total 344 184 85 75 612 356 +256 053.49

Football academyEdit

In July 2015, He opened the Reghecampf Soccer Academy, which is a school for kids that want to learn how to play soccer. The academy is based in the United States and located in Henderson, Nevada.[17]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile – Laurențiu Reghecampf". Kicker. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Ex-Cottbuser Reghecampf schießt Bayern ab". lr-online.de (in German). 22 December 2006. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ "International Matches 2003". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Concordia şi-a găsit un nou antrenor" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Steaua hero itching to take on Chelsea". UEFA. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Steaua Bucharest win Romanian title". FIFA. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Reghecampf steps down as Steaua coach". UEFA. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Al Hilal appoint Reghecampf". Asian Football Confederation. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Al-Hilal terminate Mr. Reghecampf's contract, and appoint "Mr. Ciprian" as a head coach of football first team". AlHilal.com. 15 February 2015.
  10. ^ "New Litex coach Reghecampf eyes domestic double". Eurosport. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Reghecampf revine la Steaua" (in Romanian). DigiSport. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Romanian Reghecampf to take charge at Al Wahda". Gulf News. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Salariu uriaș pentru Reghecampf la arabi, din salariu și bonusuri. Milionar în dolari la Al Wahda!". Libertatea. 15 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Al Wahda 5–0 Dibba Al Fujairah". Goal.com. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Laurentiu Reghecampf" (in Romanian). Labtof.ro. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Profile of Laurentiu Reghecampf". FootballDatabase.eu. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Business Licenses City of Las Vegas". Vegasinc.com. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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