Nicolae Pantea

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Nicolae Pantea
Personal information
Full name Nicolae Pantea
Date of birth (1946-02-12) 12 February 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth Beliu, Arad County
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1961–1964 Rapid Arad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 UTA Arad
1966–1975 Steaua Bucureşti 196 (24)
1975–1977 Petrolul Ploieşti
Total 196 (24)
National team
1971–1973 Romania[1] 3 (1)
Teams managed
1981–1983 Steaua Bucureşti (assistant coach)
1984 UTA Arad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2009

Nicolae Pantea (born 12 February 1946 in Beliu, Arad County) is a Romanian former footballer and manager, a glory of Steaua Bucureşti. He used to play as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Nicolae Pantea started his career in 1961, playing for the youth team of Rapid, a team from Arad. Three years later, Pantea moved to UTA Arad. He spent two years playing for UTA, making also his debut in Divizia A.

In 1966, Pantea is sold to Steaua Bucureşti, where he plays for a period of nine years, making 196 appearances in Divizia A and scoring 24 goals. He won four times the Romanian Cup and once the Romanian championship.

In the last two years of his career, Nicolae Pantea played for Petrolul Ploieşti in Divizia B, winning the promotion to Divizia A in 1977. After a short period, Pantea announced his retirement.

International career[edit]

Nicolae Pantea made his debut for Romania in May 1971, against Albania. In his last match for the national team, he scored his first and only goal for The Tricolours, winning the fifth goal in the match against Finland.

International goals[edit]

Nicolae Pantea: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 October 1973 August 23 Stadium, Bucharest, Romania  Finland 9–0 Win FIFA World Cup 1974 qualifying



Steaua Bucureşti
Petrolul Ploieşti


  1. ^ "Nicolae Pantea". Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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