Vasile Miriuță (born 19 September 1968) is a Romanian-born naturalized Hungarian football manager and former footballer.
|Date of birth||19 September 1968|
|Place of birth||Baia Mare, Romania|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|2010–2011||Energie Cottbus U-19|
|2011–2013||Energie Cottbus II|
|2013||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț|
|2015||ASA Târgu Mureș|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
The midfielder played nine matches for the Hungarian national team, in which he scored one goal in a friendly on 21 August 2002 against Spain. Famous for his free kicks and tactical cleverness, he promoted in the Bundesliga with Energie Cottbus in 2000, but was released at the end of 2002 despite having been an important player for the club. Most of his time at MSV Duisburg he spent outside the starting eleven.
Miriuță debuted as a player in 1988 for FCM Baia Mare. In 1990, he was signed by Dinamo București. At Dinamo, Miriuță became an undisputed regular, until new coach Florin Halagian allegedly told him that he's not going to play a single game in his term, prompting him to leave for Gloria Bistrița in 1991. After one season at Gloria, he returned at Dinamo.
In 1992, tired with his status as a substitute at Dinamo, Miriuță signed with Hungarian side Győr. He soon became a popular figure among the supporters. In 1993, Miriuță is signed by French side Bourges, but returns to Győr after only one season. In 1996, Miriuță moved to Videoton, but after playing 4 games and scoring three goals for the Székesfehérvár club, he is signed by Ferencváros. After two years at Ferencváros, Miriuță signed with rivals Újpest, but never played a game for the Purples.
In 1998, Miriuța signed with 2. Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus. He soon became undisputed regular for the club and helped the team avoid relegation in the Regionalliga Nordost in his first season for the club. In 2000, Miriuță promoted in Bundesliga with Cottbus, and during their first season in the top tier became one of the regulars of the famous all-foreign line-up. He scored 12 goals in Bundesliga in the 2000–01 season and was voted into the Bundesliga Best XI. Despite this, Miriuță was released in 2002.
In 2002, he signed with 2. Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg, but was mostly used as a substitute.
In 2003, Miriuță returned to Győr for the third time in his career, for a season. In 2004, he signed with Budapest Honvéd, but ended his contract following a dispute with the coach, then retired.
In 2000, Miriuță received a phone call from a messenger of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announcing him that he obtained Hungarian citizenship, for which he applied in 1994, and asking him to play for the national team. He made his debut for Hungary in a 1–0 friendly win over Macedonia.
In three years playing for Hungary, Miriuță earned 9 caps and scored a goal in a 1–1 friendly draw against Spain.
- Score and result list Hungary's goal tally first.
|1.||21 August 2002||Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest||Spain||1–1||1–1||Friendly|||
- As of 26 February 2018
|Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||Romania||17 June 2013||25 December 2013||20||7||6||7||20||21||35.00|
|CFR Cluj||Romania||26 December 2013||23 November 2014||37||19||8||10||52||28||51.35|
|Győr||Hungary||24 November 2014||15 June 2015||14||5||4||5||20||20||35.71|
|ASA Târgu Mureș||Romania||9 July 2015||20 September 2015||13||5||5||3||13||11||38.46|
|Energie Cottbus||Germany||24 September 2015||12 April 2016||25||6||12||7||26||29||24.00|
|CFR Cluj||Romania||27 June 2016||6 June 2017||42||20||9||13||66||51||47.62|
|Concordia Chiajna||Romania||19 July 2017||19 September 2017||9||1||2||6||7||12||11.11|
|FC Dinamo București||Romania||20 September 2017||26 February 2018||12||6||2||4||16||13||50.00|
- Kun, Zoltán (21 August 2002). "Szép emléknek jó a döntetlen". Nemzeti Sport (in Hungarian). Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Vasile Miriuță: La Budapesta, mă iubea lumea. 20.000 de oameni strigau; Miriuță Laci!, Miriuță Laci! În România, unii nu mă scot din bozgor Lead.ro, Retrieved 5 May 2017 (in Romanian)