Ilie Savu

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Ilie Savu
Personal information
Full name Ilie Savu
Date of birth (1920-01-09)9 January 1920
Place of birth Cornățelu, Dâmboviţa, Romania
Date of death 16 November 2010(2010-11-16) (aged 90)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1936 Prahova Ploieşti
1937–1942 Venus Bucureşti
1943–1947 Corvinul Deva
1947–1950 Steaua Bucureşti 14 (0)
Total 14 (0)
Teams managed
1954–1955 Steaua Bucureşti
1956 Steaua Bucureşti (assistant)
1958 Steaua Bucureşti
1964–1967 Steaua Bucureşti
1975–1977 Corvinul Hunedoara
1978 Corvinul Hunedoara
Gloria Bistriţa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ilie Savu (9 January 1920 – 16 November 2010) was a Romanian footballer who played as a goalkeeper and was also the first ever goalkeeper to play for Steaua Bucureşti.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Cornățelu, Dâmboviţa County, Romania, Ilie Savu began his career at 14 years of age, playing as a striker and as a goalkeeper. He played two seasons for Prahova Ploieşti before he moved to Bucharest, where he played five seasons for Venus Bucureşti. In this period he played also two matches in Romania national youth team. After Venus, he signed with Corvinul Deva, where he played in a period of four years only a few matches because of the Second World War . After the war, he signed with Steaua Bucureşti,[2] being the goalkeeper of the first Steaua squad. He played three years for Steaua before his retirement.

Manager career[edit]

He was the manager of Steaua's Gold Team[3] in 1956 when the team won the championship and played in a tourney in England. After Steaua, he managed Corvinul Hunedoara and he promoted this team into Liga I. He returned in 1964 at Steaua, but after only two years he left the team.


Ilie Savu died on 16 November 2010, shortly after midnight, at the Central Military Hospital in Bucharest losing the battle with a hepatic disease.[4]



Venus Bucureşti


Steaua Bucureşti


  1. ^ "First Ever Steaua Bucharest Goalie Ilie Savu Dies Aged 90". Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  2. ^ "Player profile at Steaua".
  3. ^ "Coach profile at Steaua".
  4. ^ "Steaua e în doliu: a murit Ilie Savu, primul portar din istoria clubului" (in Romanian). Evenimentul Zilei. Retrieved 2010-11-16.

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