Vasile Miriuță

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Vasile Miriuță
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-09-19) 19 September 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Baia Mare, Romania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Baia Mare
1990–1991 Dinamo București 15 (1)
1991–1992 Gloria Bistrița 14 (3)
1992–1993 Győr 43 (5)
1993–1994 Bourges 27 (3)
1994–1995 Győr 39 (14)
1996 Videoton 14 (5)
1996–1998 Ferencváros 54 (12)
1998 Újpest 0 (0)
1998–2002 Energie Cottbus 121 (23)
2002–2003 MSV Duisburg 12 (0)
2003–2004 Győr 15 (4)
2004 Budapest Honvéd 0 (0)
National team
2000–2003 Hungary 9 (1)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Energie Cottbus U-19
2011–2013 Energie Cottbus II
2013 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
2013–2014 CFR Cluj
2014–2015 Győr
2015 ASA Târgu Mureș
2015–2016 Energie Cottbus
2016–2017 CFR Cluj
2017 Concordia Chiajna
2017–2018 Dinamo București
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vasile Miriuță (born 19 October 1968) is a Romanian-born naturalized Hungarian football manager and former footballer.

The midfielder played nine matches for the Hungarian national team, in which he scored one goal in a friendly on 21 August 2002 against Spain.[1] Famous for his free kicks and tactical cleverness, he promoted in the Bundesliga with Energie Cottbus in 2000, but was released at the end of 2002 despite having been an important player for the club. Most of his time at MSV Duisburg he spent outside the starting eleven.

Playing career[edit]

Miriuță debuted as a player in 1988 for FCM Baia Mare. In 1990, he was signed by Dinamo București. At Dinamo, Miriuță became an undisputed regular, umtil new coach Florin Halagian allegedly told him that he's not going to play a single game in his term, promting him to leave for Gloria Bistrița in 1991. After 1 season at Gloria, he returned at Dinamo.

Hungary[edit]

In 1992, tired with his status as a subsitute at Dinamo, Miriuță signed with Hungarian side Győr. He soon became a popular figure among the supporters. In 1993, Miriuță is signed by French side Bourges, but returns to Győr after only one season. In 1996, Miriuță moved to Videoton, but after playing 4 games and scoring three goals for the Székesfehérvár club, he is signed by Ferencváros. After 2 years at Ferencváros, Miriuță signed with rivals Újpest, but never played a game for the Purples.

Energie Cottbus[edit]

In 1998, Miriuța signed with 2. Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus. He soon became undisputed regular for the club and helped the team avoid relegation in the Regionalliga Nordost in his first season for the club. In 2000, Miriuță promoted in Bundesliga with Cottbus, and during their first season in the top tier became one of the regulars of the famous all-foreign line-up. He scored 12 goals in Bundesliga in the 2000-01 season and was voted into the Bundesliga Best XI. Despite this, Miriuță was released in 2002.

Late career[edit]

In 2002, he signed with 2. Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg, but was mostly used as a substitute.

In 2003, Miriuță returned to Győr for the third time in his career, for a season. In 2004, he signed with Budapest Honvéd, but ended his contract following a dispute with the coach, then retired.

International career[edit]

In 2000, Miriuță received a phone call from a messenger of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announcing him that he obtained Hungarian citizenship, for which he applied in 1994, and asking him to play for the national team. [2] He made his debut for Hungary in a 1-0 friendly win over Macedonia.

In 3 years playing for Hungary, Miriuță earned 9 caps and scored a goal in a 1-1 friendly draw against Spain.

International goal[edit]

Score and result list Hungary's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 21 August 2002 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest  Spain 1–1 1–1 Friendly [1]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 26 February 2018
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA Win %
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț Romania 17 June 2013 25 December 2013 20 7 6 7 20 21 035.00
CFR Cluj Romania 26 December 2013 23 November 2014 37 19 8 10 52 28 051.35
Győr Hungary 24 November 2014 15 June 2015 14 5 4 5 20 20 035.71
ASA Târgu Mureș Romania 9 July 2015 20 September 2015 13 5 5 3 13 11 038.46
Energie Cottbus Germany 24 September 2015 12 April 2016 25 6 12 7 26 29 024.00
CFR Cluj Romania 27 June 2016 6 June 2017 42 20 9 13 66 51 047.62
Concordia Chiajna Romania 19 July 2017 19 September 2017 9 1 2 6 7 12 011.11
FC Dinamo București Romania 20 September 2017 26 February 2018 12 6 2 4 16 13 050.00
Total 163 63 47 53 207 177 038.65

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kun, Zoltán (21 August 2002). "Szép emléknek jó a döntetlen". Nemzeti Sport (in Hungarian). Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Vasile Miriuță: La Budapesta, mă iubea lumea. 20.000 de oameni strigau; Miriuță Laci!, Miriuță Laci! În România, unii nu mă scot din bozgor Lead.ro, Retrieved 5 May 2017 (in Romanian)

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