Radu Voina

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Radu Voina
Personal information
Born (1950-07-29) July 29, 1950 (age 66)
Șaeș, Romania[1]
Nationality Romanian
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Senior clubs

0000–1969
1969–1972
1972–1991

Voinţa Sighişoara
Universitatea Bucureşti
Steaua Bucharest
National team 1
   Romania 269 (495)
Teams managed
1980–1991
1983–1984
1991–1996
1996–2000
2001–2004
2004–2005
2006–2007
2008–2012
2009–2010
2011–2012
Steaua (Player-coach)
Romania M
Racing Strasbourg
SC Sélestat HB
Romania M
ASL Robertsau HB
Steaua Bucharest
Romania W
CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 7 June 2012

Radu Voina (born July 29, 1950 in Șaeș, Mureș County) is a Romanian former handball player and current head coach.

Playing career[edit]

He competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics, in the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the 1980 Summer Olympics.

In 1972, he won the bronze medal with the Romanian team. He played four matches.

Four years later, he won the silver medal as part of the Romanian team. He played all five matches and scored five goals.

In 1980, he was a member of the Romania national handball team which won the bronze medal. He played four matches and scored four goals.

In the 1974 World Men's Handball Championship edition, Radu Voina became world champion with Romania.

In 1977, he won the EHF Champions League with Steaua Bucharest. He won the gold medal at the World University games in 1973 (Sweden), 1975 (Romania), 1977 (Poland).

Coaching career[edit]

Voina began his coaching career with Steaua, he led them to nine national championships and one EHF Champions League final. He then led Romania to a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He has coached among others French sides ASL Robertsau, Sélestat Alsace, RC Strasbourg, and the Romanian national men's handball team (twice), and the Romanian national women's handball team. Between February 2009 and May 2010 he was also the head coach of CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea.[2]

In the 2009–2010 season, he managed to qualify his team CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea in the Women's EHF Champions League Final for the first time in the history of the club. Unfortunately his side lost to Viborg HK.

Voina coached the Romanian national team to a third-place finish in the 2010 European Women's Handball Championship.

At the end of the season, Radu Voina decided to take a break so he didn't renew his expired contract with CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea, but he remained the coach of Romania.

In March 2011, he replaced Anja Andersen on the bench of the Romanian team CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea.[3]

His contracts with both Romania and Oltchim expired in June 2012 and Voina decided not to renew them.[4][5]

Distinctions[edit]

  • In 1973, he was named a Master of Sports ("Maestru al sportului")[6]
  • In 1974, he was named an Honored Master of Sports ("Maestru emerit al sportului")[6]
  • In 1980, he was selected twice as one of the World Team members.[6]
  • In 1992, he was named an Honored Coach ("Antrenor emerit")[6]
  • A multi-purpose sports hall in Sighişoara is named after him.
  • In 2009, he was decorated by Romanian president Traian Băsescu with the order "Meritul Sportiv" Second Class.[7]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Antrenorul Oltchimului, Radu Voina, voia să fie preot!" (in Romanian). Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Radu Voina pleaca de la Oltchim" (in Romanian). Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIV// Voina: "Încercăm să remediem din mers ce se mai poate" (Romanian)". Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Radu Voina said "Goodbye" – Romania looking for a new NT head coach!". Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  5. ^ "COMUNICAT DE PRESA (Romanian)". Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Palmares de onoare" (in Romanian). Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Băsescu a decorat 47 de foşti handbalişi, glorii ale anilor '60 şi '70" (in Romanian). Retrieved April 27, 2014. 

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