Mihai Mocanu

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Mihai Mocanu
Mihai Mocanu (1966).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mihai Mocanu
Date of birth 24 February 1942
Place of birth Constanţa, Romania
Date of death 18 June 2009(2009-06-18) (aged 67)
Place of death Constanţa, Romania
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1972 Petrolul Ploieşti 201 (6)
1972–1974 Omonia Nicosia ? (?)
1974–1976 Petrolul Ploieşti 21 (0)
National team
1966–1971 Romania 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mihai Mocanu (24 February 1942 - 18 June 2009) was a Romanian football defender.

He was born in Constanţa and debuted in Divizia A with Petrolul Ploieşti in 1963. He remained with Petrolul for the remainder of his career, except for the years 1972-1974 which he spent in Omonia Nicosia.

Mocanu got 33 caps for the Romanian national team between 1967 and 1978. He represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, where he attracted attention for the uncompromising vigour of his tackles.

In July 2006, Mocanu had part of his foot removed during surgery due to health concerns.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Country Matches Goals
1963–64 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 17 2
1964–65 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 13 1
1965–66 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 26 0
1966–67 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 26 1
1967–68 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 24 2
1968–69 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 21 0
1969–70 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 30 0
1970–71 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 30 0
1971–72 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania 14 0
1972–73 Omonia Nicosia  Cyprus N/A N/A
1973–74 Omonia Nicosia  Cyprus N/A N/A
1974–75 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania N/A N/A
1975–76 Petrolul Ploieşti  Romania N/A N/A

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Petrolul Ploieşti
Omonia Nicosia

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