Aurel Țicleanu

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Aurel Ţicleanu
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Aurel Țicleanu in 1984
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-01-20) 20 January 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Teliuc, Hunedoara County, Romania
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1976 Metalurgistul Sadu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1985 Universitatea Craiova 232 (10)
1985–1989 Sportul Studenţesc 105 (11)
1989–1990 Olympiakos Nicosia 10 (0)
National team
1979–1986 Romania 42 (2)
Teams managed
1991–1992 UTA Arad
1992–1994 Oţelul Galaţi
1994 Universitatea Craiova
1994–1995 Romania U–21
1995–1996 Evagoras Paphos
1996–1997 Rocar Bucureşti
1997–1999 Maghreb Fez
2000 Oțelul Galați
2001–2002 Tractorul Brașov
2002 Bangladesh U–20
2002 Maghreb Fez
2002–2003 Dinamo Tirana
2003 Lushnja
2003–2004 Maghreb Fez
2004 Hassania Agadir
2006–2008 Al Sahel
2008 Al Jahra
2008–2009 Al Shabab U–19
2009–2010 Al Sahel
2010 Universitatea Craiova
2011 Universitatea Craiova
2011–2012 Ohud Medina
2013 Corona Brașov
2013 FC Brașov
2016 Qatar SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Aurel Țicleanu (born 20 January 1959) is a Romanian football manager and former midfielder who last managed Qatar SC.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Țicleanu began his youth career with Metallurgistul Sadu in 1974. He was quickly spotted there by manager Constantin Oţet who brought him to Universitatea Craiova in 1976. He made his professional debut at age 17 with Craiova during the 1976–77 season. Țicleanu spent nine seasons at the club, and won the league title twice, in 1980 and 1981 also reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1983.

In the 1985–86 season, he joined Sportul Studențesc of Bucharest, helping them to a second-place finish in the Divizia A the club's highest ranking ever. He remained at the club four seasons, before joining Cypriot side Olympiakos Nicosia, from where he retired in 1991.

International career[edit]

Țicleanu made his full international debut on 29 August 1979 against Poland at the age of 20. He earned 42 caps for the Romanian national team, and participated at UEFA Euro 1984.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a footballer, Țicleanu went on to become a football coach for a number of teams in Romania including UTA Arad, Oţelul Galaţi, Universitatea Craiova and Romania U–21 team.[2]

He has also coached various national youth teams and clubs in Cyprus, Albania, Morocco, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.[3] His former clubs include Evagoras Paphos, Maghreb Fez, Dinamo Tirana, KS Lushnja, Hassania Agadir, Bangladesh U–20 team, Al Sahel and Al Jahra, Corona Brasov and FC Brasov.

In April 2014, he became the head of the scouting department at the Romanian Football Federation. On 27 June 2016, Țicleanu was hired as Qatar SC manager replacing Sebastião Lazaroni.[4]


  1. ^ "Aurel Ticleanu - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 27 February 2009. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Ticleanu steps down at Dinamo". 2003-04-22. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Aurel Ţicleanu "M-au curăţat!"". (in Romanian). 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  4. ^ "نادي قطر الرياضي يتعاقد مع المدرب الروماني/ اوريل تيكليانو". (in Arabic). 27 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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