|Date of birth||8 September 1941|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Date of death||19 October 1981(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Cologne, West Germany|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Daniel "Dan" Coe (8 September 1941 – 19 October 1981) was a Romanian football defender. He was part of the Romanian team that reached quarterfinals at the 1964 Summer Olympics, and later participated in the 1970 World Cup.
He was one of several Romanian internationals who ran from the communist regime, to move abroad in the early 1970s. He spent two years in the Jupiler League with Royal Antwerp in Belgium before returning home. Coe got 41 caps and 2 goals for the Romanian national team between 1963 and 1971. He represented his country at the 1964 Summer Olympics and at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
His father Duce Coe was also a footballer and captain of Sportul Studențesc.
In 1981, he settled in Cologne, West Germany as a political refugee. Shortly after an interview on Radio Free Europe, Coe was found dead in his apartment on 19 October 1981. The paramedics tried everything possible to reanimate him (open chest cardiac reanimation). His wife and his daughter found him legcuffed and handcuffed hanging in his apartment in Cologne. It was subsequently claimed that he was killed at the behest of the Romanian Securitate, but this has never been proved.
- Dan Coe. sports-reference.com
- Dan Coe at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
- Dan Coe at National-Football-Teams.com
- Dan Coe at Rafcmuseum.be (in Dutch)
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