|Full name||Nicolae Pantea|
|Date of birth||12 February 1946|
|Place of birth||Beliu, Arad County|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1981–1983||Steaua Bucureşti (assistant coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2009
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.
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.
|1||14 October 1973||August 23 Stadium, Bucharest, Romania||Finland||9–0||Win||FIFA World Cup 1974 qualifying|
- Steaua Bucureşti
- Petrolul Ploieşti
- Romanian Divizia B (1): 1976–77
- "Nicolae Pantea". eu-football.info. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Nicolae Pantea at National-Football-Teams.com