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Marcel Toader (4 January 1963 – 3 August 2019) was a Romanian rugby union player and a businessman and media personality.[1] He played as a wing. He was usually considered one of the best Romanian rugby wings of all time.[2]

Marcel Toader
Date of birth(1963-01-04)January 4, 1963
Place of birthCumpăna, Constanța County, Romania
Date of deathAugust 3, 2019(2019-08-03) (aged 56)
Place of deathPeriș, Ilfov County, Romania
SpouseMaria Constantin
ChildrenMaximilian Toader
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team retired
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1983–1987 Steaua București ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982–1990  Romania 30 (12)


Club careerEdit

He played for Steaua București, from 1983/84 to 1986/87. He won the Romanian Rugby Championship three times in 1983/84, 1984/85 and 1986/87.

International careerEdit

Toader gathered 30 caps for Romania, from his debut in 1982 to his last game in 1990. He scored 3 tries during his international career, 12 points on aggregate. He was a member of his national side for the first Rugby World Cup in 1987, scoring two tries during the tournament, against Zimbabwe and Scotland.[3]

Personal life and deathEdit

Toader was married to TV presenter Gabriela Cristea and then to singer Maria Constantin. He had one son.

Toader had a history of heart problems and suffered a heart attack in 2012. He died on August 3, 2019 of a heart attack. He was 56.[4]


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