|Date of birth||11 March 1954|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Date of death||15 December 2014(aged 60)|
|Place of death||Bucharest, Romania|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|1998||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț|
|* 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
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.
He coached Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Unirea Dej, FC Bihor, Rapid București (several times), Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț and the Romanian national under-21 football team.
He was diagnosed with liver cancer at the beginning of 2014. He died on 15 December 2014, in Bucharest.
- Romanian Cup: 1974–75
- Profile at RomanianSoccer.ro
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