Cătălin Necula

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Cătălin Necula
Personal information
Full name Cătălin Răducan Necula
Date of birth (1969-12-04) 4 December 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Al Ahli (assistant manager)
Youth career
Sportul Studențesc
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Sportul Studențesc 77 (1)
1993–1995 Universitatea Cluj 66 (1)
1995–1998 Național București 91 (2)
1998–1999 Hapoel Kfar Saba 22 (0)
1999–2000 CSM Reșița 24 (0)
2000–2001 Rocar București 10 (0)
2001–2002 Bihor Oradea 10 (1)
2002–2003 Argeș Pitești 25 (0)
2003–2004 Gloria Bistrița 24 (0)
Total 346 (5)
National team
1993 Romania 4 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Național București (assistant)
2005 Politehnica Timişoara (assistant)
2006–2007 Steaua Bucureşti (assistant)
2007–2009 Al Hilal (assistant)
2009 Al Hilal (caretaker)
2009–2010 Al Sadd (assistant)
2011–2013 Al Ain (assistant)
2013– Al Ahli (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cătălin Necula (born 12 December 1969) is a retired Romanian football player, known for his association with football manager Cosmin Olăroiu, currently working at Al Ahli as assistant manager.

Playing career[edit]

Necula, son of the famous Romanian goalkeeper Necula Răducanu, started his career at Sportul Studenţesc in 1988. He spent four seasons at Sportul before switching to Universitatea Cluj in 1993.

In 1995, he joined FC National Bucharest and then in 1998 he played for a short while for Hapoel Kfar Saba in Israel. After he returned to Romania, he continued to play for FCM Reşiţa, Rocar Bucharest, FC Bihor Oradea, FC Argeş Piteşti and Gloria Bistriţa, before retiring from professional football in 2004.

Necula earned four caps for the Romanian national side in 1993.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2004, Necula returned to FC National Bucharest, this time as assistant coach and then in the autumn of 2005 he was for a short while the team's head coach. When Cosmin Olăroiu took over at Steaua in the winter of 2005 he asked Necula to join him as assistant manager. Since then he joined the coaching staff of Cosmin Olăroiu.

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