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.
Silviu Lung lining up for Romania in 1989
|Date of birth||9 September 1956|
|Place of birth||Sânmiclăuş, Satu Mare, Romania|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|1994||FCU Craiova (assistant)|
|1994||Olympique de Casablanca|
|1995||Național București (assistant)|
|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)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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.
- 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. liga2.prosport.ro
- "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.