|Date of birth||26 March 1971|
|Place of birth||Ghimpați, Romania|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1990–1991||→ Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan)||24||(3)|
|2009–2010||Pandurii Târgu Jiu|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He debuted in Divizia A with Progresul București in 1992. He made his debut for the Romanian national team in 1997 against Macedonia, and represented his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. He played his last international match in 2001, and got 32 caps and 3 goals in total.
Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:
|1||4 September 1999||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Slovakia||3–1||5–1||UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.|
|2||3 June 2000||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||Greece||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|3||26 February 2001||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Ukraine||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
He retired in 2005 and began to coach in 2006. Between July 2011 and April 2012, he was the manager of Dinamo București. In January 2015, he took control of ASA Târgu Mureș. He brought the team to the first position in Liga I, but failed to win the championship after two losses in the last two games of the 2014-15 season. At the end of the season, Ciobotariu ended his contract with ASA on mutual agreement.
- As of 02 May 2015
|Dinamo Bucuresti||11 July 2011||10 April 2012||25||13||7||5||39||20||52.00|
|CSMS Iași||30 August 2012||20 April 2013||21||6||2||13||22||30||28.57|
|FC Vaslui||8 October 2013||19 April 2014||19||11||4||4||31||15||57.89|
|ASA Târgu Mureș||22 February 2015||16||11||2||3||30||14||68.75|
- ASA Târgu Mureș
- "După Costache, Dinamo mai propune un tânăr care va impresiona: "Vom auzi lucruri frumoase despre el"" [After Costache, Dinamo proposes another young man who will impress: "We will hear beautiful things about him"] (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "VIDEO Fiul lui Liviu Ciobotariu, gata să facă pasul spre echipa mare a lui Dinamo: "Tata mă învață..."" [VIDEO Liviu Ciobotariu's son, ready to make his way to Dinamo's big team: "Dad teaches me ..."] (in Romanian). dolce-sport.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- Liviu Ciobotariu at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
- Liviu Ciobotariu at National-Football-Teams.com
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