Gheorghe Constantin in the 1960s
|Full name||Gheorghe Constantin|
|Date of birth||14 December 1932|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Date of death||9 March 2010(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Bucharest, Romania|
|1946–1949||Unirea Tricolor Bucureşti|
|1954–1955||CFR Sighetu Marmaţiei|
|1971–1972||Steaua Bucureşti (assistant)|
|1973–1975||Steaua Bucureşti (assistant)|
|1982–1984||Steaua Mecanică Fină|
|1993–1994||Farul Constanța (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gheorghe Constantin (14 December 1932 – 9 March 2010) was a Romanian former football player and coach. Known as The Professor, he was a symbol of Steaua Bucureşti.
Constantin made his debut for Unirea Tricolor's youth team, and shortly after their abolition he signed with Venus UCB. He played only a year for his new club, before moving to Avântul Reghin and then CFR Iaşi before he signed a contract with Steaua Bucureşti. He played for Steaua 15-years, scoring 149 goals in Divizia A. Romanian Communist authorities allow him to play abroad for Kayserispor in Turkey.
He made his debut in the Romanian national team against Yugoslavia; that was a game made notable by the fact that the whole Romanian team was made up of players from Steaua Bucureşti. Constantin was also a member of the Romanian soccer team at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
After his return from Turkey, he was appointed by Steaua Bucureşti as an assistant manager. Constantin was the manager of the team in 1973, but after only a short period he moved to Bacău. After Bacău, he managed FCM Galaţi, but returned to Steaua in 1978. He won the Romanian Cup in his second spell there, then left the club to manage Politehnica Iaşi. In 1983, he was appointed the manager of Steaua Bucureşti's second team, Steaua Mecanică Fină Bucureşti. He managed a number of clubs in his native country and also coached in Turkey.
As a player:
- 4 times Romanian Divizia A winner (1956, 1959–1960, 1960–1961, 1967–1968)
- 4 Romanian Cups (1955, 1961–1962, 1965–1966, 1966–1967)
- 3 times top-goalscorer of Divizia A (1960, 1961, 1962)
As a manager:
- Romanian Cup winner (1979)
- Gheorghiu, Lucian (11 September 2011). "Pe timpul lui Ceauşescu fotbaliştii români au invadat Turcia" (in Romanian). Cotidianul.ro.
- "Gheorghe Constantin Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- SteauaFC profile (Romanian)
- Profile at mackolik.com (Turkish)
- Gheorghe Constantin's coaching career in Liga I at labtof.ro (Romanian)
- Gheorghe Constantin – FIFA competition record
|Steaua Top Scorer