Cornel Dinu

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Cornel Dinu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1948-08-02) 2 August 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Târgoviște, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1963–1966 Metalul Târgoviște
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1983 Dinamo București 454 (53)
National team
1968–1981 Romania 75 (7)
Teams managed
1984–1985 Dinamo București
1985–1987 C.S. Târgoviște
1987–1988 ASA Târgu Mureș
1988 Oțelul Galați
1989 Universitatea Cluj
1989–1990 Olt Scornicești
1992–1993 Romania
1996 Dinamo București
1998–2001 Dinamo București
2002–2003 Dinamo București
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cornel Dinu (born 2 August 1948) is a retired Romanian football defender. An attack minded sweeper, Dinu is commonly regarded as one of Romania's greatest players.

He was born in Târgoviște and debuted in Divizia A with Dinamo București in 1966. He remained with Dinamo throughout his career, winning six league titles and two cup titles.

Dinu got 75 caps and seven goals for the Romanian national team between 1968 and 1981. He represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.




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