Alexandru Neagu

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Sandu Neagu
Personal information
Full name Alexandru Neagu
Date of birth 19 July 1948
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Date of death 17 April 2010(2010-04-17) (aged 61)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1963–1965 Rapid Bucureşti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1978 Rapid Bucureşti 286 (110)
National team
1970–1972 Romania 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexandru "Sandu" Neagu (19 July 1948 – 17 April 2010) was a Romanian footballer.[1]


He made his debut in 1965 and two years later he won the national championship (the second in Rapid's history).[2] He won the Romanian Cup twice in 1972 and 1975.[3] In the summer of 1978 he announced his retirement from professional football.[4]

Neagu played his entire career for Rapid Bucureşti. He played 286 games scoring 110 goals.[5]

International career[edit]

Neague debuted for the Romania national football team in February 1970 in a 1-1 draw against Peru. In his second international cap, a 1-1 draw against West Germany, he scored his first international goal.[6] He earned 17 caps for the Romania national football team[7] and participated in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.[8]


Neagu died on 17 April 2010, at age 61 in a Bucharest hospital.[9]



Rapid București