Dorel Stoica

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Dorel Stoica
Personal information
Full name Dorel Stoica
Date of birth (1978-12-15) 15 December 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tractorul Cetate (player-manager)
Number 30
Youth career
1982–1995 CŞS Severin
1995–1996 Drobeta-Turnu Severin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Drobeta-Turnu Severin 115 (10)
2001–2003 Dierna Orşova 15 (0)
2003–2004 Extensiv Craiova 15 (0)
2004–2005 FC Caracal 29 (1)
2005–2010 Universitatea Craiova 134 (10)
2010 Al-Ettifaq 7 (0)
2010 Steaua Bucureşti 5 (1)
2010–2011 Universitatea Craiova 28 (4)
2011–2012 Dinamo Bucureşti 10 (1)
2013 CS Turnu Severin 12 (1)
2013 Universitatea Craiova 15 (0)
2015– Tractorul Cetate
National team
2007–2009 Romania 4 (1)
Teams managed
2015– Tractorul Cetate
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2014

Dorel Stoica (born 15 December 1978 in Drobeta-Turnu Severin) is a Romanian footballer who currently manage and plays for Tractorul Cetate.

Club career[edit]

He started his career with Extensiv Craiova in 2003. A year later, he moved to FC Caracal. In 2005, Stoica was transferred to Universitatea Craiova where he made his breakthrough in Romanian football. Later, he became captain of Universitatea and was called to the national team. On 5 January 2010, his move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq was made official by both clubs. He signed a 6-months contract, with a monthly payment of €30,000.

Steaua București[edit]

In June 2010, the former captain of Universitatea Craiova moved back in Romania to play for Steaua Bucureşti in Liga 1, following coach Victor Pițurcă.

In his first match for Steaua, Dorel scored a goal at the Stadionul Cetate, he equalled the score in the 45th minute after Claudiu Niculescu opened the score in the 8th, Steaua won away with 2–1.

Universitatea Craiova[edit]

After only two months playing for Steaua he was sold back to Universitatea Craiova, because coach Victor Piţurcă resigned before round three of the new season and the new coach Ilie Dumitrescu no longer needed his services.

Dinamo București[edit]

Following Universitatea Craiova's disaffiliation, Stoica became free agent and joined Dinamo Bucureşti, on a two-year contract,[1] entering the list of footballers who played for the great rivals Steaua and Dinamo. In the summer of 2012, he was released from Dinamo by mutual agreement.[2] He played for giants 10 caps and score 1 goal,in a match against FC Vaslui. He won with the team the Romanian Cup in May 2012.

CS Turnu Severin[edit]

On February 2013 he was transferred to CS Turnu Severin. He was released in summer of 2013.

Back to Universitatea Craiova[edit]

On July 2013, the 34-year-old Stoica returned to Universitatea Craiova, the club where he spent the majority of his career.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 March 2009 Stadionul Farul, Constanţa, Romania  Serbia 2–3 2–3 FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifying



Dinamo Bucuresti


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