Ioan Andone

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Ioan Andone
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Andone during the late 1980s
Personal information
Full name Ioan Andone
Date of birth (1960-03-15) 15 March 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Spălanca, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Youth career
1972–1979 Corvinul Hunedoara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1983 Corvinul Hunedoara 105 (15)
1983–1990 Dinamo Bucureşti 171 (22)
1990–1991 Elche 34 (3)
1991–1993 Heerenveen 39 (4)
Total 349 (44)
National team
1981–1990[1] Romania 55 (2)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Sportul Studenţesc
1994–1995 Universitatea Cluj
1996 Sportul Studenţesc
1996–1997 Petrolul Ploieşti
1998–1999 Farul Constanţa
1999–2000 FC Braşov
2000–2001 Bihor Oradea
2001–2003 Sportul Studenţesc
2003–2005 Dinamo Bucureşti
2005–2007 Omonia Nicosia
2007–2008 CFR Cluj
2008–2009 Al-Ettifaq
2009 Al-Ahli
2010 CSKA Sofia
2010 Rapid Bucureşti
2010–2011 Dinamo Bucureşti
2012 CFR Cluj
2013 Astana
2014- Present Al-Ettifaq
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ioan Andone (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈo̯an anˈdone]; born 15 March 1960) is a Romanian football coach and former player, who is the current manager of Saudi Professional League club Al-Ettifaq.

Playing career[edit]

Andone made his Divizia A debut with Corvinul Hunedoara in 1979. He later went to Dinamo Bucureşti where he helped win the league title in 1984 and 1990 and the cup title in 1984, 1986 and 1990. After the Romanian Revolution, he was bought by Spanish side Elche in 1990. Andone then went on to play two seasons in the Netherlands under head coach Fritz Korbach at Heerenveen before announcing his retirement in 1993. Andone was capped 55 times and scored two goals for the national team, and represented his country at the 1984 European Football Championship and 1990 World Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Andone started coaching Sportul Studenţesc. He later coached U Cluj for two years, Sportul Studențesc for a second period, Petrolul Ploieşti, FC Farul Constanţa, FC Braşov, FC Bihor Oradea and Sportul Studențesc for a third time. In 2003 he took over Dinamo Bucureşti, and led them to one league championship and three consecutive cup titles. In December 2005 he took over Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia and stayed there until January 2007.

In 2008 won Liga I and Romanian Cup with CFR Cluj in an astonishing performance for a team which played six years before in the third league.[2]

After that he was coaching Al-Ettifaq Club of Saudi Arabia. On 8 June 2009, he started coaching Al Ahli club from Dubai. In the beginning of October 2009, after Dinamo Bucureşti sacked Italian coach Dario Bonetti, Andone was offered the position of general manager. Although he stated that he would have wanted to train Dinamo Bucureşti again, he could not fulfill his wish because Al-Ahli Dubai's officials asked him to respect his contract and denied his permission to leave the club from UAE.[3] On 5 November 2009 the Romanian manager, leaves the bench of Al Ahli, the new manager is Mahdi Ali.[4] On 17 January 2010, he signed a year and a half contract with CSKA Sofia[5] and just two months later, on 30 March 2010, announced his resignation.[6] On 1 April 2010 Rapid Bucureşti officials appointed the former CSKA Sofia manager to replace Nicolae Manea until the end of the season 2010.[7]

He returned to Dinamo in June 2010 to help rebuild the team and bring the title after a four-year break. He failed to succeed, Dinamo finished only sixth, and he was sacked at the end of the season.

In April 2012, Andone came back to CFR Cluj, and helped his side win its third Liga I title. Under his guidance, CFR accessed to the UEFA Champions League group stage, after winning all four qualifying games. He resigned in October 2012, because of the poor results in Liga I.

On 22 July 2013,[8] Andone signed a five-month contract with FC Astana of the Kazakhstan Premier League, which ended on 27 November 2013.

On 10 February 2014, He returned to Al-Ettifaq after four years, being appointed manager.

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Dinamo Bucureşti

Manager[edit]

Dinamo Bucureşti
Omonia Nicosia
CFR Cluj

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