Liviu Ciobotariu

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Liviu Ciobotariu
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-03-26) 26 March 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Ghimpați, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1998 Național București 173 (19)
1990–1991 Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan) 24 (3)
1998–2000 Dinamo București 47 (4)
2000–2001 Standard Liége 47 (0)
2002–2004 RAEC Mons 46 (1)
2004 Royal Antwerp 14 (0)
2004–2005 Dinamo București 8 (0)
Total 359 (27)
National team
1997–2001 Romania 32 (3)
Teams managed
2006 Național București
2006–2007 Dunărea Galați
2007–2008 CS Otopeni
2008 Internațional
2008–2009 CS Otopeni
2009–2010 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2010 CF Brăila
2011–2012 Dinamo București
2012–2013 CSMS Iași
2013–2014 FC Vaslui
2015 ASA Târgu Mureș
2015–2016 Al-Faisaly
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Liviu Ciobotariu (born 26 March 1971 in Ghimpați) is a Romanian football manager and former defender. He was the head coach of Saudi Arabian club Al-Faisaly.

Playing career[edit]

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.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Managerial career[edit]

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.

On 4 June 2015, he was appointed as head coach of Saudi Professional League side Al-Faisaly.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 02 May 2015
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA Win %
Dinamo Bucuresti Romania 11 July 2011 10 April 2012 25 13 7 5 39 20 52.00
CSMS Iași Romania 30 August 2012 20 April 2013 21 6 2 13 22 30 28.57
FC Vaslui Romania 8 October 2013 19 April 2014 19 11 4 4 31 15 57.89
ASA Târgu Mureș Romania 22 February 2015 16 11 2 3 30 14 68.75

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

ASA Târgu Mureș

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