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The Romania national football team is the national football team of Romaniamarker and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation.

Romania is one of only four national teams, the other three being Brazil, France, and Belgium, that took part in the first three World Cups.

However, after that performance, they only qualified for the 1970, 1990, 1994 and 1998 editions. Their finest hour came at the 1994 World Cup where Romania, led by playmaker Gheorghe Hagi, reached the quarterfinals by defeating South American powerhouse Argentina before losing to Sweden on penalty shootouts.

At the Euros, Romania's best performance was in 2000 when they advanced to quarterfinals from a group with Germany, Portugal and England before falling to eventual runners-up Italy.

Romania also played at Euro 1984, Euro 1996, Euro 2000 and Euro 2008.

History

Beginnings

Romania played their first international match on 8 June 1922, a 2-1 win over Yugoslavia in Belgrademarker, coached by Teofil Moraru.

Several temporary coaches were employed, before Moraru resumed control in August 1924, managing the side for nearly four years. Romania enjoyed some success during the 1930s; manager Costel Rădulescu took them to the first three FIFA World Cup tournaments, a feat matched only by Brazil, Belgium and France.

World Cups in the 1930s

At the 1930 World Cup, Romania won their first match against Peru, 3-1, with goals from Adalbert Desu, Constantin Stanciu and Nicolae Kovács, before being thrashed 4-0 by hosts and eventual winners Uruguay.

Romania qualified for the next World Cup in 1934 after beating Yugoslavia 2-1 in a repeat of their first international. At the finals, Romania played only one game in a new knock-out format, losing 2-1 to Czechoslovakia in Triestemarker, Italymarker, with Ştefan Dobay scoring their only goal of the tournament.

Romania qualified by default for the 1938 World Cup after their qualifying playoff opponents Egypt withdrew. They suffered a shock defeat in the finals in Francemarker, losing to minnows Cuba, who, like Romania, had only qualified due to the withdrawal of their qualifying opponents, USA. The first match at the Stade Chapoumarker in Toulousemarker ended 3-3 after extra time, but Cuba won the replay four days later 2-1.

Years in the international wilderness

Between 1938 and 1970 Romania failed to qualify for any major international tournaments.

Increasing improvement

1970 World Cup

Participation in the World Cup was finally achieved once again in 1970 in Mexicomarker, although qualification came on the back of a 3-0 thrashing by Portugal in Lisbonmarker and two unconvincing draws against unfancied Greece. Angelo Niculescu's promising side were given the toughest of draws, in Group 3 with holders England, giants Brazil and Czechoslovakia.

A Geoff Hurst goal gave England a narrow victory in Romania's first match at the Estadio Jaliscomarker in Guadalajaramarker. Chances were improved with a 2-1 win over the Czechs. Despite going behind early to a Ladislav Petráš goal, Romania turned it around after half-time with Alexandru Neagu and Florea Dumitrache scoring to give them two vital points. Even then, only a win over the excellent Brazilians would take them into the Quarter Finals.

There were rumours before the match that Brazil might prefer Romania to progress than World Champions England; Despite beating them 1-0 in their previous match in Guadalajara, the South American giants still viewed England as one of their biggest obstacles to tournament victory. But Brazil played some of the best football of the competition, with Pelé scoring twice and a Jairzinho goal in between. Romania battled bravely; Dumitrache pulled the score back to 2-1 before the break and a late Emerich Dembrowski goal made it 3-2, but they were out.

1970s

On 26 September 1973, under new coach Valentin Stanescu, Romania suffered a significant defeat to East Germany in Leipzigmarker. The East Germans won 2-0 to effectively seal their first ever qualification for the World Cup, which would be held over the border in West Germanymarker. With East Germany scoring a predictable 4-1 win in Albania, Romania were out, despite a huge 9-0 win over Finland in Bucharestmarker.

Romania continued to suffer poor form in the UEFA European Championship. In their qualifying group for the 1976 European Football Championship, they were out-qualified by Spain, despite an impressive 1-1 draw in the away match. Romania failed to win matches, drawing twice with Scotland and Spain and dropping points in Denmark with a dismal goalless draw.

Romania were again beat by Spain for a place in the 1978 World Cup in Argentinamarker. Despite a 1-0 win in Bucharestmarker, Romania lost a bizarre match at home to Yugoslavia 6-4 having led 3-2 at half time. Spain won 1-0 in Belgrademarker to seal passage to South America.

1980s

Romania's sole successful qualifying campaign was for the European Championships in 1984 in Francemarker. At the finals, Romania were drawn with regular rivals Spain, holders West Germany and dark horses Portugal. Under head coach Mircea Lucescu, an encouraging opening game in Saint-Étiennemarker saw them draw with the Spanish. Francisco José Carrasco opened the scoring from the penalty spot but Romania equalized before half time with a goal from Laszlo Bölöni.

Against the Germans in Lensmarker, Marcel Coras scored an equalizer in the first minute of the second half in response to Rudi Völler's opener, but Völler would score a winning goal. Their last match in Nantesmarker was a must-win match, but Nené's late winner meant Portugal progressed with Spain, who netted a dramatic late winner against West Germany at the Parc des Princesmarker in Parismarker.

Romania stuttered throughout the rest of the decade, but a stronger squad at the end of the decade saw them qualify for their fifth World Cup at Italia 90. A win over Denmark in their last match took Emerich Jenei's side to the finals for the first time in twenty years.

Gheorghe Hagi's era

Italia 90

Romania's squad was entirely domestic-based, despite an increasing trend for the major sides in Italy and Spain buying up the best foreign talent. Midfielder Ilie Dumitrescu, striker Florin Răducioiu and genius playmaker Gheorghe Hagi, then of Steaua Bucharest, were in the squad, but it was forward Gavril Balint who would prove the hero in the first round.

With World Champions Argentina stunned by Cameroon in the tournament's opening match, Romania did their chances no harm with a convincing win over the USSR at the San Nicola in Barimarker, with Marius Lăcătuş scoring in either half. The result was all the more impressive given the absence of Hagi. There was controversy, however, as Lăcătus's second was a penalty given for a handball by Vagiz Khidiatullin that television replays clearly showed to be some way outside the penalty area.

Romania were the next victims of Cameroon in Bari. Cult hero Roger Milla, 38 years of age, came on as a substitute for Emmanuel Maboang Kessack and scored twice, before Balint pulled one back. Romania needed a point in their last match against improving Argentina at the San Paolomarker in Naplesmarker. Pedro Monzón gave Argentina the lead after an hour, but Balint quickly equalized and Romania held on to reach Round 2.

Against Jack Charlton's Ireland side in Genoamarker, Romania didn't have the quality to break down a defensive opposition. Daniel Timofte was the only player to miss in the penalty shoot-out - his kick saved by Packie Bonner - and Romania were out.

Euro 92 and USA 94

Romania missed out on Euro 92. Scotland qualified after Romania drew a must-win last match in Sofiamarker against Bulgaria, with Nasko Sirakov's equalizer sealing their fate.

They were successful, though, in reaching another World Cup in the United Statesmarker in 1994. Despite losing in Belgium and suffering a heavy 5-2 defeat in Czechoslovakia, Romania went into their last match at Cardiff Arms Parkmarker with Wales needing a win to pip them to a place in the finals. Goals from Gheorghe Hagi and Dean Saunders meant the game was finely balanced, before Wales were awarded a penalty. Paul Bodin of Swindon Town stepped up but hit the woodwork and Romania went on to win 2-1, Răducioiu's late goal proving unnecessary as Czechoslovakia dropped a point in Belgium and were knocked out.

At the finals, Romania were one of the most entertaining teams in the early stages with Hagi, Răducioiu and Dumitrescu on form. Romania beat Colombia - dark horses and Pelé's tip for the tournament - at the Pasadenamarker Rose Bowlmarker in Los Angelesmarker 3-1. Răducioiu opened the scoring before Hagi scored a spectacular second from wide on the left touchline. Adolfo Valencia shredded their nerves with a headed goal just before half-time, but Romania held on and Răducioiu sealed the win with a late third.

In Detroitmarker's Pontiac Silverdomemarker, the temperature soared due to the greenhouse effect in the indoor arena. Switzerland, acclimatized after having already played the hosts there, outran Romania in the second half and turned a 1-1 half time score into a surprising 4-1 win. Romania responded by beating the hosts 1-0 in Pasadena with an early Dan Petrescu goal.

In Round 2 they faced Argentina, who were shorn of Diego Maradona who was thrown out of the tournament for taking drugs. Răducioiu, suspended, was hardly missed, as coach Anghel Iordănescu pushed Dumitrescu forward to play as a striker and the player responded by scoring twice in the first twenty minutes, one a superbly subtle left foot flick from a right-wing Hagi cross slotted between the Argentine defenders. In between, Gabriel Batistuta scored a penalty, but after half-time Romania netted a superb third on the counter attack, with Hagi beating goalkeeper Luis Islas. Abel Balbo pulled one back, but Romania held on for a shock win.

Romania would suffer penalty heartbreak again, in the Quarter Final against Sweden. With just thirteen minutes to go, a tight match opened up as Sweden's Thomas Brolin scored from a clever free-kick move, the ball passed outside the Romanian wall by Håkan Mild for Brolin to smash in. Iordănescu threw caution to the wind and the returning Răducioiu found a late equalizer, again from a free-kick move but this time down to a deflection and a failure of the Swedes to clear. In extra time Răducioiu scored again after a mistake by Patrik Andersson, but Sweden then scored their own late equalizer as giant striker Kennet Andersson climbed above goalkeeper Florin Prunea to head home a long ball. Prunea had come in after two matches to replace Bogdan Stelea, whose confidence was shattered by the 4-1 loss to the Swiss. In the shoot-out, Dan Petrescu and Miodrag Belodedici had their kicks saved by Thomas Ravelli and Sweden went through.

Euro 96

In Englandmarker, Romania arrived as a highly thought-of and popular team but had a nightmare. Iordănescu's side were based in the north east, with their first two games at St James' Parkmarker in Newcastlemarker. Against France, they lost to a Christophe Dugarry header reminiscent of Kennet Andersson's two years earlier, beating the goalkeeper to a lofted through ball. A brilliant early solo goal by Hristo Stoichkov saw Bulgaria knock out their neighbours, although Romania claimed they should have had a goal awarded when the ball struck the bar and bounced behind the goal-line. They finally scored in their last game, Florin Răducioiu equalizing an early goal by Spain's Javier Manjarín. Spain had to win to qualify with France at the expense of Bulgaria and did so when Guillermo Amor stooped to head a late winner. Romania exited in total shame, with no points and tons of regrets of what could have been.

France 98

Despite a dreadful Euro 96, Romania impressed in qualifying, finishing ten points clear of Ireland and were seeded for the final tournament of the 1998 World Cup thanks to their strong USA 94 showing. Despite being drawn in a group with England, getting through it was perceived to be easy work with a waning Colombia and minnows Tunisia.

Adrian Ilie scored the only goal with a fine chip in their first match against Colombia at Lyonmarker's Stade Gerlandmarker.In Toulousemarker, they met an England side starting with prodigal striker Michael Owen on the bench, with Teddy Sheringham preferred alongside Alan Shearer. A mistake by Tony Adams was punished by Viorel Moldovan, who played for Coventry City, before Owen came on to claim an equalizer. But Romania won with a wonderful late goal from Dan Petrescu, also playing in England with Chelsea, fighting off his club mate Graeme le Saux and nutmegging goalkeeper David Seaman.

The next match was against Tunisia. Romania decided to bleach their hair before the match. Despite England v Colombia being the more decisive game, the Stade de Francemarker in Parismarker was an 80,000 sell out and the crowd were nearly rewarded with a shock as Skander Souayah scored an early penalty to give the north Africans the lead.Romania needed a point to win the group and, crucially, avoid Argentina in Round 2, and got it when Moldovan volleyed a late equalizer. It did them little good, however, as in the Round of 16 match at Bordeauxmarker against the Croatian team, Davor Šuker scored a twice-taken penalty in a poor match and Romania were out.

Euro 2000

Romania were not expected to progress through a group containing Portugal, England and Germany. Hagi's powers were waning, Dumitrescu and Rǎducioiu were no longer on the scene and hopes were pinned on young Internazionale forward Adrian Mutu. Romania started brightly against the Germans in Liègemarker, with Moldovan scoring from close range. A long-range Mehmet Scholl equalizer meant they had to be content with a point and their position looked shaky after Costinha headed a last minute winner for Portugal in their second match.

Emerich Jenei, back as coach, threw caution to the wind in the last match in Charleroimarker against England, a match which Romania had to win. Defender Cristian Chivu's cross went in off the post in the 22nd minute but, despite Romania dominating, England led at half-time through an Alan Shearer penalty and a late Michael Owen goal after he rounded Bogdan Stelea to score a tap-in, both in the last five minutes of the half. Romania attacked after the break and were quickly rewarded; Dorinel Munteanu punishing a poor punch from Nigel Martyn, a late replacement for the injured Seaman to equalize three minutes after the re-start. England cracked under the pressure. Unable to retain possession or pose an attacking threat, they fell deep and late on Phil Neville, playing out of position at left-back, conceded a penalty scored by Ioan Ganea in the 89th minute.

Romania's relief was tempered by tough opposition in the last eight, and Italy, who would end up seconds from being crowned European champions in an agonizing final, comfortably saw them off 2-0 in Brusselsmarker. Francesco Totti and Filippo Inzaghi scoring towards the end of the first half. In the 35th minute Hagi, in his final international tournament, hit the woodwork with goalkeeper Francesco Toldo stranded off his line and, after the break, was magnanimously sent off for diving. Romania's tournament was over and Jenei left his job as coach again.

Recent years

2000s - Near Misses

Romania failed to qualify for the next three major tournaments. They drew Slovenia, who had been surprise qualifiers for Euro 2000 in a playoff for a place in the 2002 World Cup in South Koreamarker and Japanmarker. A narrow 2-1 deficit - having led through a Marius Niculae goal - after the first leg in Ljubljanamarker was not irretrievable. With fans' hero Gheorghe Hagi now coaching the side they were confident of getting the win they needed in Bucharestmarker against the Balkan upstarts, but Slovenia took the lead before the hour through Mladen Rudonja. Right wing-back Cosmin Contra quickly equalized but Romania could not find the goal they needed to force extra time and Slovenia, with maverick manager Srečko Katanec, were in a major tournament again.

Euro 2004

Romania were confident of qualifying for the tournament, drawn in Group 2 with seeds Denmark, Norway, Bosnia-Herzegovina and minnows Luxembourg,with Anghel Iordanescu back as their coach. Despite a good start - a 3-0 win away to Bosnia in Sarajevomarker, Romania stuttered. Steffen Iversen's late goal gave Norway a surprise win in Bucharestmarker and they were stunned at home by the Danes, 5-2, with Thomas Gravesen scoring a spectacular goal from around fifty yards out, despite leading twice. They recovered slightly, completing a double over the Bosnians and getting a point in Oslomarker, but conceded a cutting injury time equalizer in Denmarkmarker to draw 2-2. It was decisive, as they now required Norway to fail to win at home to Luxembourgmarker to stand any realistic chance of qualifying. Eventually, the Danes got a point in Bosnia to scrape through a tight group, with Norway going to a play-off with Spain.

2006 World Cup

Romania were put in a massive group for the qualifying tournament for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germanymarker. The Netherlands and Czech Republic were favourite to qualify, then ranked first and second in Europe. Early wins over Finland and Macedonia were unconvincing, and they were some way behind the two leaders by the time they earned a good 2-0 home win over the Czechs. They finished third behind the Dutch and the Czechs and missed out on another major tournament.

Euro 2008

Romania were drawn in a group with group favourites the Netherlands and tough opponents Bulgaria for the UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying. However, on 17 October 2007, Romania became the fourth team to qualify for Euro 2008. This was the team's first big championships since Euro 2000, eight years before. Victor Piturca also qualified Romania for Euro 2000, only to sit back and let Emerich Jenei coach the team in the final tournament. This time, however, he stayed. It was the first time he coached a national team in the final stages of a tournament.

They were drawn in the so-called "Group of Death" with their old "friends" the Netherlands (they played each other both in the Euro 2008 qualifying group and in the 2006 World Cup qualifying group), Italy, the current world champions and France, runners-up in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. They started with a 0-0 draw against a luckstre France while world champions Italy was soundly beaten by the Netherlands, 3-0. In their next game against Italy, Adrian Mutu, playing for Italian club ACF Fiorentina, opened the scoring early in the second half. Their lead was a very short one, as Christian Panucci scored a minute later, with the aid of a corner kick. Nearing the end of the match, Daniel Niculae obtained a penalty for his team, but Gianluigi Buffon saved the shot from Mutu, leaving Romania with two points and needing a win against the Netherlands, who eradicated France 4-1 on the same evening. The Netherlands beat Romania 2-0 in the final game of the group, which meant that Italy joined the Netherlands in the quarter finals and Romania finished 3rd, ahead of France.

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 Round 1 8 2 1 0 1 3 5
1934 Round 1 12 1 0 0 1 1 2
1938 Round 1 9 2 0 1 1 4 5
1950 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1954 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1958 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1962 Withdrew - - - - - - -
1966 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1970 Round 1 11 3 1 0 2 4 5
1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1978 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1982 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1986 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1990 Round 2 12 4 1 2 1 4 3
1994 Quarterfinals 6 5 3 1 1 10 9
1998 Round of 16 11 4 2 1 1 4 3
2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2010 Did Not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 7/19 21 8 5 8 30 32


European Championship

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1960 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1964 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1968 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1972 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1976 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1980 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1984 Round 1 3 0 1 2 2 4
1988 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1992 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
1996 Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 4
2000 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 4 6
2004 Did Not qualify - - - - - -
2008 Round 1 3 0 2 1 1 3
Total 4/13 13 1 4 8 8 17
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.


Stadium

Lia Manoliu, Romania's former national football stadium
The Lia Manoliu Stadium (Stadionul Lia Manoliu in Romanian) was a multi-use stadium in Bucharestmarker, Romaniamarker. It was used mostly by the Romania national football team.

The stadium held 60,120. It was built in 1953, for the 4th World Festival of Youth and Students. It was first known as Stadionul 23 August, and later on as Stadionul Naţional (National stadium). It is now named after Lia Manoliu, a discus thrower who competed at a record six Summer Olympics, winning three medals.

In October 2005, it was decided to rebuild the stadium completely; however, initially no funding was found, so some repairs proceeded in lieu of rebuilding. Later, funds became available and the rebuilding is expected to begin in November 2007. The plan calls for completion of a new five-star arena by April 2010, with further plans to host the 2011 UEFA Cup final. The last football match played was a 6-1 win against Albania on 21 November 2007. After the match, a few seats were removed from the stadium, as a symbolic start of the rebuilding operations. The old stadium will be demolished to make room for a new one.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Current squad

Most recent squad

The following players were named for the friendly match against Poland on 14 November.Last updated 14 November 2009

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Dănuţ Coman FC Braşov 14 (0) v Nigeria, 16 November 2005
Costel Pantilimon FC Timişoara 3 (0) v Georgia, 19 November 2008
Defenders

Cristian Chivu Internazionale 68 (3) v Cyprus, 18 August 1999
Răzvan Raţ Shakhtar Donetsk 61 (1) v France, 13 February 2002
Mirel Rădoi Al-Hilal 58 (1) v Algeria, 5 December 2000
Dorin Goian Palermo 30 (5) v Nigeria, 16 November 2005
Vasile Maftei Unirea Urziceni 7 (1) v Armenia, 28 February 2006
Mihai Neşu Utrecht 6 (0) v Ivory Coast, 12 November 2005
Stefan Radu Lazio 9 (0) v Spain, 15 November 2006
George Galamaz Unirea Urziceni 1 (0) v Faroe Islands, 14 October 2009
László Sepsi Racing Santander 1 (0) v Russia, 26 March 2008
Midfielders
Tiberiu Ghioane Dynamo Kyiv 16 (2) v Ukraine, 26 February 2001
Bogdan Mara CFR Cluj 11 (1) v Latvia, 2 February 2000
Costin Lazăr Rapid 9 (0) v Ivory Coast, 12 November 2005
Nicolae Dică Iraklis 30 (9) v Japan, 11 October 2003
Cristian Tănase Steaua 6 (1) v Georgia, 19 November 2008
Florin Cernat Hajduk 14 (2) v Ukraine, 27 March 2002
Iulian Apostol Unirea Urziceni 5 (1) v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Dacian Varga Unirea Urziceni 3 (0) v Croatia, 11 February 2009
Adrian Ropotan Dynamo Moscow 1 (0) v Georgia, 19 November 2008
Lucian Sânmărtean Gloria Bistriţa 3 (0) v Croatia, 20 November 2002
Strikers
Adrian Mutu Fiorentina 67 (29) v Greece, 29 March 2000
Ciprian Marica VfB Stuttgart 36 (12) v Italy, 16 November 2003
Gheorghe Bucur FC Timişoara 17 (4) v Slovakia, 9 February 2005
Daniel Niculae Auxerre 26 (5) v Ukraine, 20 August 2003
Andrei Cristea Dinamo 6 (0) v Japan, 11 October 2003
Ionuţ Mazilu Arsenal Kyiv 12 (3) v Armenia, 8 June 2005


Recent call ups

The following players have also been called up to the Romanian squad during 2009:
Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut Most recent callup
Goalkeepers
Bogdan Lobonţ AS Roma 74 (0) v Liechtenstein, 2 November 1998 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Mircea Bornescu Rapid 0 (0) v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Defenders
Cosmin Contra Getafe 72 (7) v Georgia, 24 April 1996 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Gabriel Tamaş Dinamo 42 (2) v Slovakia, 12 February 2003 v Austria, 1 April 2009
George Ogăraru Ajax 11 (0) v Netherlands, 26 March 2005 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Cristian Săpunaru Porto 8 (0) v Montenegro, 31 May 2008 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Dorel Stoica Craiova 4 (1) v Luxembourg, 28 March 2007 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Marius Constantin Rapid 4 (0) v Ireland, 27 May 2004 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Ovidiu Dănănae 1 Craiova 1 (0) v Hungary, 12 August 2009 v Hungary, 12 August 2009
Midfielders
Paul Codrea Siena 42 (1) v Yugoslavia, 15 November 2000 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Răzvan Cociş Lokomotiv 32 (2) v Andorra, 17 August 2005 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Bănel Nicoliţă1 Steaua 27 (1) v Ivory Coast, 12 November 2005 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Ovidiu Petre1 Steaua 23 (1) v Poland, 17 April 2002 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Cristian Tănase1 Steaua 4 (1) v Georgia, 19 November 2008 v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Mihai Roman1 FC Braşov 4 (0) v Lithuania, 6 June 2009 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Iulian Tameş Argeş 4 (0) v Poland, 16 August 2000 v Croatia, 11 February 2009
Maximilian Nicu Hertha BSC 3 (0) v Austria, 1 April 2009 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Dan Alexa Timişoara 1 (0) v Ireland, 27 May 2004 v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Alexandru Bourceanu Timişoara 14 (0) v Austria, 1 April 2009 v Austria, 1 April 2009
Răzvan Pădureţu Urziceni 10 (0) v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Strikers
Marius Niculae1 Dinamo 37 (13) v Sweden, 2 February 2000 v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Ionel Dănciulescu1 Hércules CF 8 (2) v Estonia, 3 March 1999 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Florin Costea Craiova 6 (0) v Latvia, 20 August 2008 v Lithuania, 6 June 2009
Romeo Surdu Steaua 3 (0) v Hungary, 12 August 2009 v Austria, 9 September 2009
Bogdan Stancu Steaua 0 (0) v Hungary, 12 August 2009


1 injured at the time of the latest match

retired from national team

Coaching staff

Head Coach Răzvan Lucescu
Assistant Coaches Bogdan Stelea, Ştefan Iovan, Marian Ioniţă
Fitness Coach Diego Longo
Team Doctor Pompiliu Popescu
Masseurs


Most capped players

As of 12 February 2007, the ten players with the most caps for Romania are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1. Dorinel Munteanu 1991 - 2007 134 16
2. Gheorghe Hagi 1983 - 2000 125 35
3. Gheorghe Popescu 1988 - 2003 115 16
4. Ladislau Bölöni 1975 - 1988 108 25
5. Dan Petrescu 1989 - 2000 95 12
6. Bogdan Stelea 1988 - 2005 91 0
7. Michael Klein 1981 - 1991 90 5
8. Marius Lăcătuş 1984 - 1998 84 13
9. Mircea Rednic 1981 - 1991 83 2
10. Silviu Lung 1979 - 1993 77 0


Top goalscorers

As of 17 June 2008, the ten players with the most goals for Romania are:

# Player Career Goals (Caps)
1. Gheorghe Hagi 1983 - 2000 35 (125)
2. Iuliu Bodola 1931 - 1939 31 (48)
3. Adrian Mutu (*) 2000 - present 29 (64)
4. Anghel Iordănescu 1971 - 1981 26 (64)
5. Viorel Moldovan 1993 - 2005 25 (70)
6. Ladislau Bölöni 1975 - 1988 25 (108)
7. Rodion Cămătaru 1978 - 1990 22 (75)
8. Dudu Georgescu 1973 - 1980 21 (44)
9. Florin Răducioiu 1988 - 1996 21 (40)
10. Ştefan Dobay 1930 - 1939 20 (41)


  • (*) - still active


Past managers









  • The Austrianmarker Josef Uridil is the only foreign manager who coached Romania


Romania all time record against all nations

  • Last match updated was against on 14 November 2009.


Against Played Won Drawn Lost % Won
13 10 1 2 76.92%
4 1 2 1 25%
2 2 0 0 100%
5 1 1 3 20%
3 2 1 0 66.67%
7 1 4 2 14.29%
4 4 0 0 100%
3 3 0 0 100%
10 4 2 4 40%
1 1 0 0 100%
2 2 0 0 100%
2 0 0 2 0%
33 18 6 9 54.55%
1 0 0 1 0%
1 0 0 1 0%
2 2 0 0 100%
3 2 1 0 66.67%
1 0 0 1 0%
4 0 1 3 0%
2 0 1 1 0%
12 9 2 1 75%
32 7 9 16 21.88%
2 1 0 1 50%
8 3 2 3 37.5%
1 1 0 0 100%
6 3 2 1 50%
11 3 6 2 27.27%
2 1 0 1 50%
4 4 0 0 100%
8 6 2 0 75%
12 3 4 6 25%
6 4 2 0 66.67%
13 2 3 8 15.38%
16 5 3 8 31.25%
28 16 7 5 57.14%
23 6 5 12 26.09%
5 4 1 0 80%
4 4 0 0 100%
10 9 0 1 90%
4 4 0 0 100%
2 2 0 0 100%
3 0 3 0 0%
2 0 2 0 0%
4 1 1 2 25%
19 10 5 4 52.63%
15 2 3 10 13.33%
4 3 1 0 75%
4 4 0 0 100%
2 1 0 1 50%
4 4 0 0 100%
1 1 0 0 100%
3 3 0 0 100%
2 2 0 0 100%
11 1 3 7 9.09%
4 1 0 3 25%
11 4 5 2 36.36%
1 1 0 0 100%
5 2 2 1 40%
33 14 15 4 42.42%
11 4 2 5 36.36%
2 1 0 1 50%
2 2 0 0 100%
4 1 0 3 25%
6 2 2 2 33.33%
10 5 4 1 50%
7 3 3 1 42.86%
1 1 0 0 100%
9 3 2 4 33.33%
15 5 5 5 33.33%
8 2 3 3 25%
11 4 3 4 36.36%
1 0 1 0 0%
22 12 7 3 54.55%
3 3 0 0 100%
1 0 0 1 0%
4 2 1 1 50%
4 1 1 2 25%
5 3 1 1 60%
37 15 5 17 40.54%
1 0 1 0 0%
Total 604 278 149 184 46.03%


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