Vasile Stîngă

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Vasile Stîngă
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Personal information
Born 21 January 1957 (1957-01-21) (age 60)
Hunedoara, Romania[1]
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Handball
Club Steaua Bucharest (1977–1989)
Alzira Avidesa (1989–1992)[2]

Vasile Stîngă (also Stanga, born 21 January 1957) is a Romanian handball coach and former player. He played 216 matches for Romania national handball team, scoring 1414 goals[3] and winning bronze medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. He was the top scorer at the 1982 World Championship and in 1985 was selected for the World Handball Team.[2]

At the club level Stângă played for Steaua Bucharest (1977–1989) in Romania, winning with them 11 national titles,[4] and for Alzira Avidesa (1989–1992) in Spain,[2] and was instrumental in the 1992 Copa del Rey win against Barcelona. He led Steaua to the EHF Challenge Cup in 2006 as a coach.

Stîngă is married to the former basketball player Ecaterina Stîngă, they have a son Andrei and daughter Corina.[4]