Lică Nunweiller

Lică Nunweiller (12 December 1938 – 8 November 2013) was a Romanian international football midfielder who played for clubs in Romania and Turkey.[3]

Lică Nunweiller
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-12-12)12 December 1938
Place of birth Piatra Neamț, Romania
Date of death 8 November 2013(2013-11-08) (aged 74)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1947–1948 Unirea Tricolor București
1948–1949 Venus U.C.B.
1949–1957 Dinamo București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Dinamo Obor București
1960–1967 Dinamo București 140 (5)
1967–1969 Dinamo Bacău 55 (0)
1969 Beşiktaş 1 (0)
1970 Dinamo București 11 (0)
Total 207 (5)
National team
1961–1968 Romania[a] 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Lică Nunweiller was born in Piatra Neamț on 13 November 1938, but his parents told the authorities that he was born on 12 November 1938, because they felt that the number 13 brings bad luck.[4] He had an Austrian father named Johann Nunweiller, who settled in Piatra Neamț after World War II where he met his wife, Rozina, later they moved from Piatra Neamț to Bucharest.[4] He had six brothers, the oldest one of them, Constantin was a water polo player and the other five: Dumitru, Ion, Victor, Radu and Eduard were footballers, each of them having at least one spell at Dinamo București, they are the reason why the club's nickname is "The Red Dogs".[4][5] Lică made his Divizia A debut, playing for Dinamo București on 5 June 1960 in a 2–0 victory against Rapid București.[6] Throughout his first period spent at Dinamo's senior team from 1960 until 1967, he won four consecutive Divizia A titles with the club from 1962 to 1965 and a Cupa României in 1964, also appearing in 11 matches without scoring in the European Cup.[4][6] In 1967, he joined Dinamo Bacău for two seasons.[6] Nunweiller next moved to Turkey to join Beşiktaş J.K. in 1969, making him one of the first Romanians to play professional football in Turkey.[7] He made only one appearance in the Süper Lig during the 1969–70 season, before returning to Romania to end his career at Dinamo București in 1970.[6]

International careerEdit

Lică Nunweiller played four friendly games at international level for Romania, making his debut on 8 October 1961 under coach Gheorghe Popescu I in a 4–0 victory against Turkey.[1][8][9] His following games were a 3–2 victory against East Germany, a 0–0 against Turkey and a 1–1 against Austria.[1]

HonoursEdit

Dinamo București

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Including one appearance for Romania's Olympic team.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Lică Nunweiller". European Football. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ Lică Nunweiller at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ Lică Nunweiller at WorldFootball.net
  4. ^ a b c d "Fata primului "câine roșu", cele mai frumoase povești despre Lică Nunweiller și un îndemn pentru ultima etapă: "Tata v-ar fi zis să fiți Un suflet!"" [The girl of the first "red dog", the most beautiful stories about Lica Nunweiller, and an exhortation for the last stage: "Dad would have said be A Soul!"] (in Romanian). premium.gsp.ro. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Destinul fratilor Nunweiller, cei care au dat numele de "cainii-rosii". "Nevestele ne-au indepartat"" [The Destiny of the Nunweiller Brothers, who gave the name of "Red Dogs". "The wives separated us"] (in Romanian). cancan.ro. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Lică Nunweiller at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
  7. ^ Gheorghiu, Lucian (11 September 2011). "Pe timpul lui Ceauşescu fotbaliştii români au invadat Turcia" (in Romanian). Cotidianul.ro.
  8. ^ "Romania 4-0 Turkey". European Football. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  9. ^ Siminiceanu, Radu (10 January 2004). "Romania National Team 1960–1969 – Details". RSSSF.