Ion Voinescu

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Ion Voinescu
Ion Voinescu.jpg
Voinescu with Steaua (then called CCA)
Personal information
Full name Ion Voinescu
Date of birth (1929-04-18) 18 April 1929 (age 88)
Place of birth Valea Dragului, Romania[1]
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1939–1943 Olympia București
1943–1945 ASPIM Bucureşti
1945–1946 Carmen Bucureşti
1946–1947 Solvay Uioara
1947–1948 RATA Târgu Mureş
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Metalul Bucureşti1 23 (0)
1950–1963 Steaua Bucureşti 162 (0)
Total 185 (0)
National team
Romania B 2 (0)
1949–1962 Romania 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ion Voinescu (born 18 April 1929) is a Romanian former footballer, one of the finest goalkeepers Romania ever produced.

As a young player, Voinescu made his debut for Olimpia Bucharest in 1939, just before the World War II. In 1943 he is transferred to another team from Bucharest – ASPIM, and in 1945, after the war, signs his first professional contract with Carmen Bucharest, one of the best Romanian football team of the interbelic period, but leaves the squad after one year and signs for Solvay Uioara.

1947 finds him at RATA Târgu Mureş and then in 1948 returns to Bucharest and signs for Metalul. In 1950 is requested by Steaua Bucureşti, from where he retires from professional football in 1963.

Voinescu won 22 caps for Romania. He also played for Romania at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

It is said that Arsenal and Vasco da Gama were interested in securing his services but during that time it was impossible to leave the country due to the restrictions of the communist regime.[2]

As a coach, he used to work for his old club, Steaua Bucureşti, as goalkeepers coach in many occasions.

He retired from football in late 1980s.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Steaua Bucharest[3]

Notes[edit]

^1 The 1950 appearances and goals made for Metalul Bucureşti are unavailable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ion Voinescu. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Saving grace: Europe's favourite goalkeepers". UEFA. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ion Voinescu". Romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alexandru Apolzan
Steaua captain
Unknown–Unknown
Succeeded by
Gheorghe Constantin