Gheorghe Mihali

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Gheorghe Mihali
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-12-09) 9 December 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Baia-Borşa, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Dinamo București (Assistant coach)
Youth career
1978–1981 Minerul Borşa
1981–1984 Luceafărul Bucureşti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Olt Scorniceşti 140 (0)
1989–1991 Inter Sibiu 43 (3)
1991–1995 Dinamo Bucureşti 122 (9)
1995–1998 EA Guingamp 100 (5)
1998–2001 Dinamo Bucureşti 52 (7)
Total 452 (24)
National team
1991–1996 Romania 31 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2008 CSM Focșani
2008–2009 Universitatea Cluj
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gheorghe Mihali (born 9 December 1965) is a retired Romanian football defender and current manager.

Career[edit]

He debuted in Divizia A with FC Olt Scorniceşti in 1984. He went to Dinamo Bucureşti in 1991, and helped Dinamo win the title in his debut season. In 1995, he was bought by French club En Avant Guingamp where he spent almost four seasons. Following the relegation of Guingamp in 1998, Mihali eventually returned to Dinamo Bucureşti where he lifted the Romanian cup titles in 2000 and 2001 before retiring as a player.

Mihali made his debut for the national team in 1991 against Egypt, and earned 31 caps in total. He was in the squad for the 1994 World Cup and Euro 1996.

He turned into coaching a year after his retirement, he managed to coach a youth group of Dinamo Bucharest and in 2002, he was part of Ilie Dumitrescu's team at the helm of Romania U-21.

In 2005, Mihali became assistant coach to Dorinel Munteanu, at CFR Cluj, and in 2006 he followed his former teammate at FC Argeş, where Munteanu was named head coach.

His first full job came in 2007, when Mihali was installed as head coach to CSM Focșani.[1] After 15 games and only 13 points won, Mihali quit the Liga II squad.[2] He didn't stay without a contract for too long. In October 2008 he was named head coach at Universitatea Cluj, where he took over from Dorinel Munteanu, who left for Steaua Bucureşti.[3] He was sacked in April 2009, because he was questioned by the fans.[4]

Mihali then returned to assistant job, helping Marin Ion in the Arab countries, where the latter managed Ettifaq FC and Dubai CSC. In 2012, Mihali came back to Romania, where he became assistant coach to CSMS Iași, under the spell of Ionuţ Popa and Liviu Ciobotariu.

In November 2012, he returned to Dinamo, after 11 years. He was named assistant coach to Dorinel Munteanu.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo Bucureşti
Inter Sibiu
Guingamp

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Chiriac (28 December 2007). "Gica Mihali, instalat oficial la CSM Focsani" (in Romanian). 
  2. ^ George Dumitru (17 May 2008). "Mihali şi-a dat demisia de la CSM Focşani" (in Romanian). 
  3. ^ Gazeta Sporturilor (25 October 2008). "Mihali este noul antrenor al Universităţii Cluj" (in Romanian). 
  4. ^ Sport 365 (2 April 2009). "Oficialii doreau cu orice pret sa scape de mine" (in Romanian). 
  5. ^ fcdinamo.ro (21 November 2012). "Mihali la Dinamo!" (in Romanian). 

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