|Full name||Nicolae Pantea|
|Date of birth||12 February 1946|
|Place of birth||Beliu, Arad County|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1981–1983||Steaua București (assistant)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Nicolae Pantea started his career in 1961, playing for the youth team of Rapid, a team from Arad. Three years later, Pantea moved to UTA Arad. He spent two years playing for UTA, making also his debut in Divizia A.
In 1966, Pantea is sold to Steaua București, where he plays for a period of nine years, making 196 appearances in Divizia A and scoring 24 goals. He won four times the Romanian Cup and once the Romanian championship.
Nicolae Pantea made his debut for Romania in a friendly which took place April 1972 against Peru. In his last match for the national team, he scored his first and only goal for The Tricolours, it was the fifth goal of a 9–0 victory against Finland at the 1974 World Cup qualifiers.
|1||14 October 1973||August 23 Stadium, Bucharest, Romania||Finland||9–0||Win||FIFA World Cup 1974 qualifying|
- Steaua București
- Petrolul Ploieşti
- Romanian Divizia B (1): 1976–77
- Nicolae Pantea at WorldFootball.net