Ion Ionescu (footballer, born 1936)
|Full name||Ion V. Ionescu|
|Date of birth||2 May 1936|
|Place of birth||Rudna, Romania|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
He played at Poli Timișoara (1945–1954), Progresul Sibiu (1955), Știința București (1956–1959) and Victoria București (1959–1960).
He coached: Poli Timișoara (1972–1975, 1980–1983, 1986–1988, 1991–1992), Jiul Petroșani (1975–1976), CFR Timișoara (1976–1977), UTA (1977–1979, 1996–1997), CSM Reșița (1979), Aurul Brad (1983–1984), Corvinul Hunedoara (1984–1986, 1990–1991), Sportul Studențesc (1988–1990), Progresul București (1993–1994).
As coach he won Romanian Cup with Politehnica Timişoara in 1980, and participated in the European Cup Winners Cup (1980) and UEFA cup (1992). He also coached the Romanian National Universities Soccer Team during their world cup win of the University Football World Cup in Monaco, 1974.
After retiring as a coach, he continued his career as advisor to Poli Timisoara (2005–2007), editorialist at various local and national sports papers and generally became known as "football analyst" with numerous appearances on TV and the radio.
He published seven books and authored a number of courses currently used at universities across the country.
Jackie Ionescu was awarded the title of "Citizen of Honour" of Timisoara.