Iovan pictured in the 1980s
|Full name||Ştefan Iovan|
|Date of birth||23 August 1960|
|Place of birth||Moțăței, Romania|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1978–1979||→ Luceafărul Bucureşti (loan)|
|1991–1992||Brighton & Hove Albion||6||(0)|
|2000–2002||Steaua Bucureşti (assistant)|
|2002||Steaua Bucureşti (interim)|
|2002–2003||Steaua Bucureşti (assistant)|
|2013–||Viitorul Constanţa (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ştefan Iovan (born 23 August 1960) is a Romanian former football player and manager. Iovan played for several clubs, most notably Steaua Bucureşti, and represented Romania 35 times between 1983 and 1990.
Iovan made his debut at CSM Reşiţa in 1977, before joining the squad of Luceafărul Bucureşti one year later. Luceafărul was then a team formed by the Romanian Football Federation to gather the young talents of Romanian football and did not play in any league. Iovan returned to Reşiţa in 1979, but in the winter of 1981 joined Steaua Bucureşti where he played for ten years, until 1991.
In 1991 he joined the English club Brighton & Hove Albion, but returned to Steaua Bucureşti in 1992 for half a season only before signing with Rapid Bucharest, then Electroputere Craiova in 1995. His last season as a professional football player was 1996–97 with CSM Reşiţa.
On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian Băsescu with Ordinul "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Order "The Sportive Merit") class II for his part in winning the 1986 European Cup Final.
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