Nicolae Lupescu

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Nicolae Lupescu
Nicolae Lupescu.jpg
Lupescu pictured late 1960s
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-12-17)17 December 1940
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Date of death 6 September 2017(2017-09-06) (aged 76)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
ICAR București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1961 Flacăra Roșie București
1961–1962 Olimpia București
1962–1972 Rapid București 234 (8)
1972–1977 Admira Wacker 134 (9)
National team
1964–1972 Romania 21 (2)
Teams managed
1978–1980 Rapid București
1985–1986 Rapid București
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nicolae Lupescu (17 December 1940 – 6 September 2017)[1] was a Romanian football defender and manager.

Club career[edit]

Lupescu was born in Bucharest and debuted in Divizia A with Rapid București in 1962. He remained with Rapid for ten seasons, winning the league title in 1967 and the cup title in 1972. He played five seasons in Austria before retiring.

International career[edit]

Lupescu earned 21 caps and scored 2 goals for the Romanian national team. He represented his country at the 1970 FIFA World Cup and for the participation in that tournament he was decorated by President of Romania Traian Băsescu on 25 March 2008 with the Ordinul „Meritul Sportiv” — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.[2][3].

Personal life[edit]

He was the father of professional football player Ioan Lupescu.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Country Matches Goals
1958–60 Flacăra Roșie București  Romania N/A N/A
1960–61 Acad. Militară București  Romania N/A N/A
1961–62 Olimpia București  Romania N/A N/A
1962–63 Rapid București  Romania 7 0
1963–64 Rapid București  Romania 19 0
1964–65 Rapid București  Romania 26 0
1965–66 Rapid București  Romania 26 0
1966–67 Rapid București  Romania 26 1
1967–68 Rapid București  Romania 25 0
1968–69 Rapid București  Romania 29 0
1969–70 Rapid București  Romania 29 6
1970–71 Rapid București  Romania 28 1
1971–72 Rapid București  Romania 29 0
1972–73 Admira Wacker Wien  Austria 22 2
1973–74 Admira Wacker Wien  Austria 25 2
1974–75 Admira Wacker Wien  Austria 35 3
1975–76 Admira Wacker Wien  Austria 33 1
1976–77 Admira Wacker Wien  Austria 19 1

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Rapid București

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S-a stins din viață fostul internațional Nicolae Lupescu" (in Romanian). Romanian Football Federation. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "DECRET privind conferirea Ordinului și Medaliei Meritul Sportiv" (PDF). Monitorul Oficial al României Nr. 241. 28 March 2008. p. 3. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Decorarea unor personalități ale fotbalului românesc". Administrația Prezidențială. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "A murit fostul internațional Nicolae Lupescu, tatăl lui Ionuț Lupescu" [The former international Nicolae Lupescu, the father of Ionut Lupescu died] (in Romanian). digisport.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "SPECIAL Situație de gradul I în Liga 1. Ce a realizat Silviu Lung jr. prin câștigarea titlului cu Astra. De la frații Vâlcov, la frații Costea și familia Pițurcă" [SPECIAL First grade situation in Liga 1. What Silviu Lung jr. accomplished by winning the title with Astra. From the brothers Vâlcov to the brothers Costea and the Pițurcă family] (in Romanian). prosport.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 

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