Nicolae Manea

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Nicolae Manea
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-03-11)11 March 1954
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Date of death 15 December 2014(2014-12-15) (aged 60)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1967–1973 Rapid București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1980 Rapid București 108 (32)
1980–1981 Steaua București 9 (1)
1981–1987 Rapid București 113 (17)
1987–1991 Gloria Bistrița 40 (14)
Total 270 (64)
National team
Romania Olympic 11 (2)
1976 Romania 1 (0)
Teams managed
1991–1992 Drobeta-Turnu Severin
1992–1996 Unirea Dej
1996–1997 Bihor Oradea
1997 Rapid București
1998 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
1999 Romania U-21
2002–2005 Romania U-21
2005 FC Brașov
2009–2010 Rapid București
2010–2013 Gloria Bistrița
2013 Corona Brașov
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nicolae Manea (11 March 1954 – 15 December 2014) was a Romanian football player and manager.

Life and career[edit]

Manea was born in Bucharest. He joined Rapid București at the age of 12 and played there professionally from 1973 to 1980 and again from 1981 to 1987. He had a short stint with Steaua București in 1980 and ended his career playing for Gloria Bistrița in the late 80s.

Coaching career[edit]

He coached Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Unirea Dej, FC Bihor, Rapid București (several times), Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț and the Romanian national under-21 football team.

Death[edit]

He was diagnosed with liver cancer at the beginning of 2014. He died on 15 December 2014, in Bucharest.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Romania Rapid București

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