Rodion Cămătaru

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Rodion Cămătaru
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Personal information
Full name Rodion Gorun Cămătaru
Date of birth (1958-06-22) 22 June 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Strehaia, Romania
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1970–1974 Progresul Strehaia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1986 Universitatea Craiova 288 (122)
1986–1989 Dinamo Bucureşti 89 (76)
1989–1990 Charleroi 29 (6)
1990–1993 Heerenveen 63 (23)
Total 469 (227)
National team
1978–1990[1] Romania 73 (21)
1979 Romania University
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rodion Gorun Cămătaru (Romanian: [rodiˈon kəməˈtaru]; born 22 June 1958) is a retired Romanian footballer, who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

He was born in Strehaia and debuted in Divizia A with Universitatea Craiova in 1974. He spent twelve seasons with Universitatea, winning the league titles in 1980 and 1981. In 1986, he was transferred to Dinamo București, where he became the Divizia A top goalscorer the first season with 44 goals in 33 games. He retired in 1993, having played in Belgium and the Netherlands since 1989. Cămătaru scored his last ever goal as a professional in the Dutch cup final, playing for Heerenveen, on 20 May 1993. The match was won by Ajax.

In a controversial case, he scored 18 goals in the last six matches of the 1986–87 season. Originally, this took him to 44 goals and above Anton Polster that had 39. He then got the European Golden Boot but was later disqualified. Nevertheless, he was allowed to keep his copy of the trophy.[2][3][4]

International career[edit]

Cămătaru got 73 caps and scored 21 goals for the Romanian national team, and represented his country at Euro 1984 and the 1990 World Cup.


  1. ^ "Rodion Gorun Camataru – Goals in International Matches". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
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  4. ^ Der unglaubliche Camataru (in German)

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