Ștefan Sameș

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Ştefan Sameş
Personal information
Full name Ştefan Sameş
Date of birth (1951-10-14)14 October 1951
Place of birth Dobroiești, Romania
Date of death 17 July 2011(2011-07-17) (aged 59)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1965–1971 Steaua Bucureşti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1982 Steaua Bucureşti 274 (20)
1971–1973 Universitatea Craiova (loan) 46 (0)
1982–1983 Farul Constanţa 9 (1)
1983–1985 Rapid Bucureşti 58 (0)
1986–1987 ROVA Roşiori
1988–1989 Siretul Paşcani
Total 387 (21)
National team
1973–1982 Romania 47 (3)
Teams managed
1990 Universitatea Cluj
1992–2011 Steaua Bucureşti (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ştefan Sameş (14 October 1951 – 17 July 2011) was a Romanian professional football player and manager.


Born in Dobroiești, Sameş began playing football for the youth side of FC Steaua Bucureşti.[1] He made his Romanian first division debut at age 19, playing for FC Universitatea Craiova while on loan from Steaua during 1971. After two seasons in Craiova, he returned to Steaua and made 274 league appearances for the club and was named Romanian footballer of the year in 1979.[2]

Sameş made 47 appearances for the senior Romania national football team,[3] including eleven FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

After he retired from playing football, Sameş became a football manager and coached Steaua's youth academy from 1992 until 2011.


Season Club Title
1975–1976 Steaua Bucureşti Liga I
1975–1976 Steaua Bucureşti Cupa României
1977–1978 Steaua Bucureşti Liga I
1978–1979 Steaua Bucureşti Cupa României


On 17 July 2011, Sameş died in a Bucharest hospital after suffering from cancer for six months.[2]


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