Mihaela Ciobanu

Mihaela Ciobanu (born 30 January 1973 in Bucharest) is a retired Romanian-born Spanish handball goalkeeper, who played on the Spanish women's national team.

Mihaela Ciobanu
Personal information
Born (1973-01-30) 30 January 1973 (age 49)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior clubs
Years Team
Rapid București
BM Bera Bera
La Unión Ribarroja
CB Elche Mustang
BM Alcobendas
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Romania 79 (0)
Spain 80 (0)

She was part of the Spanish team at the 2008 European Women's Handball Championship,[2] where the Spanish team reached the final, after defeating Germany in the semifinal.[3]

She competed at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil,[4] where the Spanish team placed third.

She took also part at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where Spanish team won the bronze medal, after defeating South Korea. In that game Ciobanu saved four seven-meter penalty shots.

On October 1, 2018 she signed a 2-year contract with CSM București for the position of goalkeeping coach.[5]


  1. ^ "MIHAELA CIOBANU". rfebm.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Official squads, Women's EURO 2008. Spain team roster". European Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
  3. ^ "La selección femenina de balonmano hace historia" (in Spanish). 13 December 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
  4. ^ "XX Women's World Championship 2011; Brasil – Team Roaster Spain" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Mihaela Ciobanu e antrenor cu portarii la CSM București". Click.ro. Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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