Vasile Deheleanu

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Vasile Deheleanu
Personal information
Date of birth (1910-08-12)12 August 1910
Place of birth Temesvár, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 30 April 2003(2003-04-30) (aged 92)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1924–1925 Unirea Timişoara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1928 Politehnica Timişoara
1928–1931 România Cluj
1931–1932 UD Reșița
1932–1939 Ripensia Timişoara 73 (5)
National team
1934–1935 Romania 5 (0)
Teams managed
1950 Politehnica Timişoara
1955–1956 Politehnica Timişoara
1958–1959 Politehnica Timişoara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vasile Deheleanu (12 August 1910 in Austria-Hungary (now Romania) – 30 April 2003) was a Romanian footballer who played in midfield and coach.


At club level, he played in Liga I for Politehnica Timişoara, România Cluj, UD Reșița and Ripensia Timişoara.

With the Romania national football team, he was picked by joint coaches Josef Uridil and Costel Rădulescu to take part in the 1934 World Cup in Italy. The team were eliminated in the first round, when they lost 2-1 to Czechoslovakia.


At the date of his death, he was the only survivor of the Romania national football team squads which participated at the first three FIFA World Cup editions.



Ripensia Timisoara

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