Octavian Popescu

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Octavian Popescu
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-04-25) 25 April 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rapid București
1960–1963 Ştiinţa Cluj
1963–1968 Dinamo București
1968–1969 Jiul Petroşani
1969–1971 Mersin İY 30 (4)
National team
1964 Romania 1 (0)
Teams managed
1984 1860 München
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Octavian Popescu (born 25 April 1938) is a former Romanian international football forward who played for clubs in Romania and Turkey.


Born in Bucharest, Popescu started playing football for FC Rapid București. He joined Ştiinţa Cluj before moving to FC Dinamo București, where he would win three consecutive Romanian league championships with the club from 1963 to 1965. In 1968, he joined rivals CS Jiul Petroşani.[1]

Popescu next moved to Turkey to join Mersin İdmanyurdu SK, making him one of the first Romanians to play professional football in Turkey.[2] He made 30 appearances in the Süper Lig during the 1969–70 and 1970–71 seasons.

Popescu made one appearance for the Romania national football team.[3]

Following the end of his playing career, Popescu moved to Germany where he studied to be a football manager. He was appointed manager of TSV 1860 München and Malatyaspor.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Octavian Popescu acuza FRF ca ii ignora candidatura" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sportulor. 1 November 2005. 
  2. ^ Gheorghiu, Lucian (11 September 2011). "Pe timpul lui Ceauşescu fotbaliştii români au invadat Turcia" (in Romanian). Cotidianul.ro. 
  3. ^ Siminiceanu, Radu (10 January 2004). "Romania National Team 1960-1969 - Details". RSSSF. 

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