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Marian Rada

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Marian Rada
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-05-14) 14 May 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Autobuzul București 42 (5)
1983–1986 Rapid București 95 (13)
1986–1987 Universitatea Craiova 37 (0)
1988–1991 Rapid București 33 (0)
Total 207 (18)
National team
1986 Romania 2 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Rapid București
2008–2009 Rapid București II
2009 Rapid București
2011 Rapid București
2012–2013 Rapid București
2014 Rapid București
2015–2016 Berceni
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marian Rada (born 14 May 1960 in Bucharest) is a Romanian former football defender and currently a manager.


He started to play in the country's second division (Liga II) in 1981, for Autobuzul Bucharest. After he spent two seasons in Liga II, he was transferred to Rapid Bucharest, where he found great success. After three years played in top division with Rapid Bucharest, he moved to Universitatea Craiova, where he played only for one season. In 1987, he came back to his soul club - Rapid Bucharest, where he played for another four years, after that he retired.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1991, after he retired, he was started a new career, as manager. After three years of preparation, he started as assistant manager at the first team of Rapid Bucharest. After that was followed a long period when he was assistant manager at the first team, manager at the second team, manager on the club academy or even director of the club.

In March 2008, after the resignation of Mircea Rednic, Rada took for the very first time the post of principal manager. He survived in that position 9 rounds, until the end of the season, when he was replaced with Jose Peseiro. The next season, he started as principal manager on the Rapid Bucharest II, in the third division.

In January 2009, after an unsatisfying first part of the season for the first team, Rada was recalled to the first team. He managed the club together with Adrian Iencsi (which is assistant manager and player in the same time) and Grigore Sichitiu (technical director).

After 15 years on 18 April 2009 has quit Rapid Bucharest after Wednesday's 2-4 defeat against Dinamo Bucharest in the Romanian Cup quarter finals. His place was taken by the former assistant coach Adrian Iencsi.[1]

In October 2012, Rada was reinstalled as the head coach of Rapid.[2] He was sacked at the end of the season.

In September 2014, Rada took again the control of Rapid. His contract was ended by mutual agreement in December 2014.


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