Silviu Lung (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈsilvju luŋɡ]; born 9 September 1956) is a retired Romanian football goalkeeper and current manager.

Silviu Lung
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Silviu Lung lining up for Romania in 1989
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-09-09) 9 September 1956 (age 65)
Place of birth Sânmiclăuş, Satu Mare, Romania
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1974 Victoria Carei 42 (0)
1974–1988 Universitatea Craiova 308 (0)
1988–1990 Steaua București 49 (0)
1990–1991 Logroñés 9 (0)
1991–1993 Electroputere Craiova 35 (0)
1993–1994 FCU Craiova 26 (0)
Total 469 (0)
National team
1979–1993 Romania 76 (0)
Teams managed
1994 FCU Craiova (assistant)
1994 Olympique de Casablanca
1995 Național București (assistant)
1995 Minerul Motru
1996–1997 Minerul Motru
1997–1999 FCU Craiova (assistant)
2000–2002 Nagoya Grampus (assistant)
2003–2006 FCU Craiova (GK coach)
2008–2009 Pandurii Târgu Jiu (GK coach)
2009–2010 Astra Ploiești (GK coach)
2010 FCU Craiova (GK coach)
2010 CFR Cluj (GK coach)
2012 Astra Ploiești (GK coach)
2013–2016 Universitatea Craiova (GK coach)
2016 Concordia Chiajna (GK coach)
2017–2018 Filiași
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

He was born in Sânmiclăuş, Satu Mare and debuted in Divizia A with Universitatea Craiova in 1974. He played fourteen seasons with Universitatea, winning two league titles. In 1984, Lung was nominated for the Ballon d'Or.[1][2] In 1988, he joined Steaua București and won another league title in the first season.[3] He played in the 1988/89 European Cup Final against AC Milan, when Steaua lost 4–0.[4] He also played abroad, in Spanish team CD Logroñés.[3] He returned to Universitatea in 1992/93 and retired in 1994.[3]

International careerEdit

Lung was capped 76 times for Romania between 1979 and 1993, and represented his country at Euro 1984 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where he was captain in all four matches.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement he began his coach career and for over 20 years was the assistant coach or goalkeeping coach for clubs like: FCU Craiova, Național București, Nagoya Grampus, Pandurii Târgu Jiu, Astra Ploiești, CFR Cluj, Universitatea Craiova or Concordia Chiajna. Between 1995 and 1997 he was the head coach of Minerul Motru and earlier in 1994, of Olympique de Casablanca, these were his only jobs as a head coach, until December 2017, when he was announced as the new head coach of Liga III side, CSO Filiași.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Silviu Lung has two son goalkeepers: Tiberiu, who is currently a goalkeeping coach and last time played for Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League, having also played for FCU Craiova or Steaua București and Silviu Jr., who plays for Turkish side Kayserispor.[8] Both of them have played for Romania at senior level. In January 2014, Silviu Lung was involved in a car accident which killed the driver of the other vehicle. Silviu was hospitalized with moderate injuries.



Universitatea Craiova

FC U Craiova

Steaua București



  1. ^ a b Pierrend, José Luis (1 February 2006). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1984". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Dumitru Macri, primul fotbalist român nominalizat la Balonul de Aur! Gică Hagi, aproape de succes în 1994" [Dumitru Macri, the first Romanian footballer nominated for the Golden Ball! Gica Hagi, almost successful in 1994] (in Romanian). 30 November 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Silviu Lung at (in Romanian) and
  4. ^ a b "Steaua – Ac Milan 1988". Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  5. ^ "European Football". Silviu Lung. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  6. ^ Silviu Lung senior va fi antrenor principal după două decenii. ”Îmi doream de mai mult timp şi îmi era şi dor să revin în circuit”. Echipa pe care o preia va avea în 2018 un nou stadion.
  7. ^ "Silviu Lung". Fotbalisti Romani. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Tibi Lung îşi înlocuieşte tatăl şi va fi antrenorul fratelui său la Craiova" [Tibi Lung replaced his father and his brother will be in Craiova coach]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 7 July 2011.

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