Reghecampf in October 2015
|Full name||Laurențiu Aurelian Reghecampf|
|Date of birth||19 September 1975|
|Place of birth||Târgoviște, Romania|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1993–1994||→ St. Pölten (loan)||1||(0)|
|1998–1999||→ Litex Lovech (loan)||14||(4)|
|2008–2009||1. FC Kaiserslautern||2||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Laurențiu Aurelian Reghecampf (born 19 September 1975) is a Romanian former professional footballer. He is the current manager of Arabian Side Al Wehda.
In 2000, he was bought by German Bundesliga team Energie Cottbus. In 2004, he joined Alemannia Aachen, with whom he would become a fan favorite his side won promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season with the club. A few seasons later he was named captain of Alemannia. In the 2006–07 season of the German Cup, Reghecampf scored twice in a 4–2 victory over Bayern Munich, thus eliminating them from the competition.
On 4 July 2008, he joined second-tier side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a free transfer for the 2008–09 2. Bundesliga season, only being able to play two matches because of a gastric virus infection, announcing his retirement in 2009 after his contract had not been extended.
Reghecampf started his managerial career with Liga II side Snagov in 2009. At the end of 2009–10 season, he was brought at Universitatea Craiova to save the team from relegation. He ended his quest successfully, but he was not kept at Craiova for the new season. Instead, Reghecampf joined Gloria Bistrița. He was sacked after only 12 games because of poor results. Reghecampf returned to Snagov, but after only five games he was called back to Craiova, to help the team avoid relegation. He was sacked after only six games, following a conflict with several players.
He started the 2011–12 season at FC Snagov, for a second spell. In December 2011, he signed a contract with Romanian Liga I club Concordia Chiajna, with the main objective to avoid relegation, after a half-season the club was above the relegation zone 17th overall when he took over. He changed almost the entire squad, bringing 17 new players, most of them from Snagov, and after a series of wins, his side finished the season in ninth place.
This evolution brought the attention of his former team, Steaua București, and at the end of the season, they offered him a contract for a season. His objective was to bringt the first championship title for FCSB after a seven-year absence. In March 2013, he guided FCSB to the last 16 of the Europa League after eliminating Ajax from the competition. The first leg away finished with a 2–0 win to Ajax in Amsterdam. In the second leg home, FCSB took a 2–0 lead and the 2–2 aggregate pushed the game into extra-time. FCSB beat the Dutch side 4–2 on penalties. FCSB were eliminated by eventual winners Chelsea after winning 1–0 in the first leg at home and losing 1–3 away at Stamford Bridge. In May 2013 he mathematically won the Romanian League and later the Romanian Supercup. On 9 May 2014, FCSB and Reghecampf won their second consecutive league title. He helped FCSB to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages. Reghecampf also lead his side to the Romanian Cup final which FCSB lost 4–2 on penalties to league runners-up Astra Giurgiu.
On 27 May 2014, he signed a two-year contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal. He led Al-Hilal to the AFC Champions League final five months after his appointment, by defeating Al-Ain 4–2 on aggregate in semi-finals. However, his side lost the final to Western Sydney Wanderers on a two-leg match. He was sacked on 15 February 2015 after another final loss, in the Saudi Crown Prince Cup.
In August 2015, he was appointed manager of Bulgarian side Litex Lovech. In December 2015, Reghecampf announced his decision to leave the club to join Steaua București for the second time. In May 2017, he stepped down as manager.
On 3 July 2017, Reghecampf was announced as the new head coach of the Emirati club Al Wahda on a 2-year deal replacing Javier Aguirre. According to sources, his salary will be $2.6 million per season plus potential bonuses up to another $1.6 million. On 16 September 2017, in his Arabian Gulf League debut, Al-Wahda defeated Dibba Al-Fujairah 5–0.
|Gloria Bistrița||3 June 2010||23 October 2010||13||3||4||6||16||17||−1||23.08|
|Universitatea Craiova||4 April 2011||1 May 2011||5||1||1||3||3||8||−5||20.00|
|Snagov||27 June 2011||18 December 2011||15||6||6||3||26||18||+8||40.00|
|Concordia Chiajna||18 December 2011||21 May 2012||16||11||1||4||30||20||+10||68.75|
|Steaua București||21 May 2012||27 May 2014||103||63||27||13||205||91||+114||61.17|
|Al-Hilal||27 May 2014||15 February 2015||24||13||6||5||39||19||+20||54.17|
|Litex Lovech||11 August 2015||2 December 2015||16||7||7||2||26||14||+12||43.75|
|FCSB||3 December 2015||19 May 2017||73||37||21||15||100||68||+32||50.68|
|Al Wahda||3 July 2017||24 November 2018||62||36||10||16||141||96||+45||58.06|
|Al Wasl||26 December 2018||18 October 2020||61||25||11||25||99||126||−27||40.98|
In July 2015, he opened the Reghecampf Soccer Academy, which is a school for kids that want to learn how to play soccer. The academy is based in the United States and located in Henderson, Nevada.
- Romanian League: 2012–13, 2013–14, Runner-up: 2015–16, Runner-up: 2016–17
- Romanian Supercup: 2013
- League Cup: 2015–16
- Al Wahda
- Romania Coach of the Year (1): 2013
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- "Salariu uriaș pentru Reghecampf la arabi, din salariu și bonusuri. Milionar în dolari la Al Wahda!". Libertatea. 15 May 2017.
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