Munteanu coaching Mordovia Saransk in 2013
|Full name||Dorinel Ionel Munteanu|
|Date of birth||25 June 1968|
|Place of birth||Grădinari, Romania|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central Midifielder
|1995–1999||1. FC Köln||133||(18)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Dorinel Ionel Munteanu (Romanian pronunciation: [doriˈnel munˈte̯anu]; born 25 June 1968) is a Romanian former football midfielder, and current manager of Gabala FK. Normally a technically skilled central midfielder, Munteanu was known for his all-round ability, powerful shot and tenacity.
Munteanu was born in Grădinari. He started to play football for Metalul Bocșa, a team which offered him the first chance to play in Divizia B in 1986. After one year he went to play for FCM Reșița and then in 1988 for FC Olt, while 1989 found him at FC Inter Sibiu.
Dinamo Bucharest bought him from Sibiu in 1991 only to sell him to Cercle Brugge two years later. After two years in Belgium he moved to Germany to play for 1. FC Köln and VfL Wolfsburg between 1995 and 2003.
In 2003, aged 35, he was released from his contract by VfL Wolfsburg and signed with Steaua București as a free agent, only to leave the club in 2005 after a conflict with the club's Chief Executive Mihai Stoica and join the squad of CFR Cluj Napoca.
Dorinel won his first cap for Romania in 1991 while still at FC Inter Sibiu. Since then he was a very important part of the national team of Romania, playing in various positions such as left back, left midfielder and playmaker.
- Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.
|1||21 December 1991||Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt||Egypt||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|2||24 December 1991||Port Said Stadium, Port Said, Egypt||Egypt||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|3||7 June 1995||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Israel||2–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 1996 Qualifying|
|4||15 October 1995||Všešportový areál, Košice, Slovakia||Slovakia||2–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 1996 Qualifying|
|5||6 September 1997||Sportpark, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||5–0||8–1||World Cup 1998 Qualifying|
|6||6 September 1997||Sportplatz, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||6–0||8–1||World Cup 1998 Qualifying|
|7||6 September 1997||Sportplatz, Eschen, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||7–1||8–1||World Cup 1998 Qualifying|
|8||10 October 1998||Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal||Portugal||1–0||1–0||UEFA Euro 2000 Qualifying|
|9||5 June 1999||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Hungary||2–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2000 Qualifying|
|10||9 June 1999||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Azerbaijan||2–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2000 Qualifying|
|11||20 June 2000||Stade du Pays de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium||England||2–2||3–2||UEFA EURO 2000 Group A|
|12||28 March 2001||Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia||Georgia||1–0||2–0||World Cup 2002 Qualifying|
|13||27 March 2002||Stadionul Gheorghe Hagi, Constanța, Romania||Ukraine||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|14||7 September 2002||Koševo Stadium, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 2004 Qualifying|
|15||12 February 2003||Neo GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Slovakia||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|16||29 March 2003||Stadionul Lia Manoliu, Bucharest, Romania||Denmark||2–1||2–5||UEFA Euro 2004 Qualifying|
After leaving Steaua București, Munteanu is offered the position of player-manager at CFR Cluj. In this first managerial job, he took the team to the Intertoto Cup final in 2005 and finished fifth in Divizia A at the end of the 2005–06 season. During the first half of the 2006–07 season, despite a good start (six wins, two draws, two defeats) with CFR Cluj, Munteanu announced he resigns his position at the club, due to interference with his decisions and lack of support from the club management. Munteanu had a pending offer from FC Argeș Pitești and he decided to accept it, despite the team being bottom of the first league after 10 games. Towards the end of the season, due to impossibility of avoiding the relegation of Argeș Pitești, he was sacked, only to be confirmed in short time as the new manager of Liga 1 team FC Vaslui. He has stated that he also intends to continue his playing career at FC Vaslui. He came back as head coach of FC Universitatea Cluj in September 2008, but only after seven games he quit to go to Steaua București. And again, after only eight games, he was dismissed by the club's president, George Becali.
After a short spell at Universitatea Cluj, in July 2009 he signed a contract with Oțelul Galați. In the first season under his command, the team finished eighth. The next season, Oțelul started the season with four wins in the first six games and climbed on top of the championship. They finished first the Autumn part of the season, and what seemed to be only a flash in the pan, became one of the biggest surprises in the Romanian football. Oțelul maintained its position throughout the Spring season and became Romanian champion for the first time in their history. Munteanu was seen as the primary factor for this success.
The following season, under Munteanu's guidance, Oțelul took part in the UEFA Champions League group stage, but failed to gain a single point. In the championship, Oțelul finished sixth and didn't qualify for the European competitions.
The 2012–13 season started badly for Oțelul who won the game in the first round, against CSMS Iași, but then registered five consecutive games without a win. As a consequence, Dorinel Munteanu resigned.
In November 2012, he was installed as a head coach at Dinamo București. After only one month and four games in charge at Dinamo, Munteanu resigned at the end of 2012, citing the wish to follow his dream to coach abroad. Just a day later, on 28 December 2012, Munteanu signed a contract for one and a half years with Mordovia Saransk. On 1 August 2013, he took charge of Russian side Kuban Krasnodar, before being sacked on 12 October of the same year. On 14 June 2014, Munteanu was appointed as manager of Gabala FK.
|1989–91||Inter Sibiu||1991 – Balkans Cup|
|1991–93||Dinamo București||1992 – Championship|
|2003–05||Steaua București||2005 – Championship|
|2009–12||Oțelul Galați||2011 – Championship
2011 – Supercup
As a manager
- As of 15 June 2014.
|CFR Cluj||1 July 2005||2 October 2006||40||20||10||10||58||38||+20||50.00|
|FC Argeș||5 October 2006||26 April 2007||18||3||7||8||12||17||-5||16.67|
|FC Vaslui||1 July 2007||5 April 2008||26||11||9||6||39||22||+17||42.31|
|FC Universitatea Cluj||26 August 2008||26 October 2008||10||5||1||4||12||12||+0||50.00|
|FC Steaua București||27 October 2008||15 December 2008||5||1||4||0||4||3||+1||20.00|
|FC Universitatea Cluj||1 April 2009||30 June 2009||12||4||5||3||14||9||+5||33.33|
|FC Oțelul Galați||8 July 2009||30 August 2012||112||51||28||33||126||102||+24||45.54|
|FC Dinamo București||15 November 2012||27 December 2012||4||2||2||0||8||5||+3||50.00|
|FC Mordovia Saransk||28 December 2012||5 June 2013||11||3||2||6||12||16||-4||27.27|
|FC Kuban Krasnodar||6 June 2013||12 October 2013||18||7||5||6||20||20||+0||38.89|
|Gabala FK||14 June 2014||Present||0||0||0||0||0||0||+0||—|
- Dorinel Munteanu, antrenor-jucator la Steaua
- Dorinel Munteanu revine la Universitatea Cluj ca antrenor-jucator
- Dorinel Munteanu, antrenor-jucator la Steaua
- Mamrud, Roberto (16 March 2012). "Dorinel Munteanu - Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Dorinel Munteanu la Dinamo" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Dorinel Munteanu, noul antrenor al echipei Dinamo după ce Bonetti şi-a reziliat contractul" (in Romanian). Mediafax. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Multumim, Dorinel Munteanu!" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "ДОРИНЕЛ МУНТЯНУ - ГЛАВНЫЙ ТРЕНЕР ФК «МОРДОВИЯ»" (in Russian). fc-mordovia.ru. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "«Qəbələ»nin yeni baş məşqçisi - Dorinel Muntyanu". http://gabalafc.az (in Azerbaijani). Gabala FK. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
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