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Silviu Lung (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈsilvju luŋɡ]; born 9 September 1956) is a retired Romanian football goalkeeper. 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 1988, he joined Steaua Bucureşti and won another league title the first season. He played in the 1988/89 European Cup Final against AC Milan, when Steaua lost 4–0. He also played abroad, in Spanish team CD Logroñés. He returned to Universitatea in 1992/93 and retired in 1994. 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, 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.[1]

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 62)
Place of birth Sânmiclăuş, Satu Mare, Romania
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1974 Victoria Carei 42 (0)
1974–1988 Universitatea Craiova 308 (0)
1988–1990 Steaua Bucureşti 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 77 (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)
2012 Astra Ploiești (GK Coach)
2013–2016 Universitatea Craiova (GK Coach)
2016 Concordia Chiajna (GK Coach)
2017–2018 CSO Filiași
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lung was capped 77 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.


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.[2] 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.

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "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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