Florin Halagian

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Florin Halagian
Florin Halagian.jpg
Halagian as a manager, wearing his lucky Chicago Bulls hat.
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-03-07) 7 March 1939 (age 79)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1957 Dinamo Bucureşti
1950–1957 Progresul București
1958–1959 Pompierul București
1959–1962 Dinamo Piteşti
1963–1964 Dinamo Bucureşti
1964 Petrolul Ploiești
1964–1965 Minerul Baia Mare
1965 Dinamo Piteşti
1966–1968 Politehnica Bucureşti
1969 Vagonul Arad
Teams managed
1972–1973 Argeş Piteşti
1974–1979 Argeş Piteşti
1979 Romania (Caretaker)
1979–1981 Argeş Piteşti
1981–1984 Olt Scorniceşti
1984 Steaua Bucureşti
1985 Universitatea Craiova
1985–1988 Argeş Piteşti
1988–1989 Victoria Bucureşti
1990–1991 Romania B
1991–1994 Dinamo Bucureşti
1994–1995 Inter Sibiu
1995–1997 Naţional Bucureşti
1999 FCM Bacău
1999–2000 Argeş Piteşti
2000 Braşov
2000 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ
2001–2002 Argeş Piteşti
2009–2010 Gloria Bistriţa
2010 Dacia Mioveni
2011 Gloria Bistriţa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Florin Halagian (born 7 March 1939) is a former Romanian football player and manager of Armenian descent, hence the nickname Armeanul (The Armenian).

On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian Băsescu for all activity and quality of football coach, for forming young generation on future champions with Ordinul "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Order "The Sportive Merit") class III.

Halagian was the manager of the Romania national football team for one match during 1979.[1]

In 2011, Halagian returned to Gloria Bistriţa, but was sacked 3 weeks later because of issues regarding players shaving before matches.[2]

One of Halagian's famous reps as coach was: Focu' la ei! (Fire at them!), Armeanul explained: This is an expression that I invented to convey to the players on the pitch that the ball is good to be on the opponent half of the pitch, even if we have possession or not, I told them it is better to play there.[3]


  1. ^ Siminiceanu, Radu (10 January 2004). "Romania National Team 1970–1979 – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ David Hills (1 May 2011). "Return to Gloria Bistrita". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Florin Halagian „Focu’ la ei !“. revistaflacara.ro (in Romanian)

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