Aurel Beldeanu

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Aurel Beldeanu
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Personal information
Date of birth (1951-03-05) 5 March 1951 (age 68)
Place of birth Dobroești, Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1965–1968 Progresul București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1972 Progresul București 96 (8)
1972–1976 FCM Reșița 101 (23)
1976–1985 Universitatea Craiova 195 (18)
1984 → Constructorul Craiova (loan) 7 (0)
1985–1986 Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea 14 (1)
Total 413 (50)
National team
1972 Romania B 2 (0)
1973–1981 Romania 18 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 March 2018

Aurel "Aurică" Beldeanu (born 5 March 1951), is a Romanian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Dobroești, Ilfov County Beldeanu started his football career at Progresul București and played almost 100 matches for the team from the park with platans. Then he moved to FCM Reșița and played another 101 matches for the team from Valea Domanului. In 1976 Aurel Beldeanu signed with Universitatea Craiova, being part of the Craiova's second golden team, named as Craiova Maxima. He played 195 matches for Știința and entering in the hall of fame of this club. In the end of his career Beldeanu played for Constructorul Craiova and Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea.

His nickname is Vulpea (The Fox), nickname received from Valentin Stănescu, due to his extraordinary intuition during the game. Beldeanu didn't have the impact of Balaci, Ștefănescu's performances or Crișan's speed, but Aurică Beldeanu was unanimously recognized as the most intelligent in the game, the most intuitive footballer of Craiova's great team.[1]

International career[edit]

Aurel Beldeanu played in 18 matches for Romania and scored 4 goals.


  • Progresul București
  • Universitatea Craiova


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