Adrian Popescu

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Adrian Popescu
Personal information
Full name Adrian Mihai Popescu
Date of birth (1960-07-26) 26 July 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Craiova, Romania
Playing position Right-back
Youth career
1970–1978 Universitatea Craiova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1992 Universitatea Craiova 294 (18)
1992–1995 Locarno 56 (2)
1995–1996 FC U Craiova 7 (0)
1996–1997 Electroputere Craiova 14 (0)
1997–1998 Constructorul Craiova 17 (1)
1998–1999 Politehnica Iaşi 13 (2)
2000–2001 Birkirkara ? (?)
National team
1990–1992 Romania 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adrian Mihai Popescu (born 26 July 1960) is a Romanian retired football defender.


He was born in Craiova and debuted in Divizia A with Universitatea Craiova in 1981. He gradually became their first-choice libero, and helped win the league championship in 1991 as well as the Romanian Cup with the same club in 1983 and 1991. He also played abroad, in the Swiss second division and for Maltese side Birkirkara.[1]

Popescu made his debut for the Romanian national team in 1990 against Egypt, and was chosen for the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad. He only got 7 caps in total, the last in 1992, and scored one international goal, against Bulgaria in 1991.[2]



Universitatea Craiova


  1. ^ KR Reykjavík v Birkirkara FC, 19 July 2000
  2. ^ Adrian Popescu at (in Romanian) and
  3. ^ a b Adrian Popescu at

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