Vasile Zavoda

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Vasile Zavoda
Personal information
Full name Vasile Zavoda
Date of birth (1929-07-26)26 July 1929
Place of birth Rodna Veche, Bistriţa, Romania
Date of death 14 July 2014(2014-07-14) (aged 84)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1947–1948 FC Minaur Baia Mare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950 FC Baia Mare
1951–1964 Steaua Bucureşti 257 (1)
1964–1965 ASA Târgu Mureş
Total 257 (1)
National team
Romania U23 2 (0)
1951–1962 Romania 20 (0)
Teams managed
1977–1981 Steaua Bucureşti (assistant coach)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Vasile Zavoda, known as Zavoda II or Tigrul Akbar (26 July 1929 – 14 July 2014), was a Romanian football player. He was born in Rodna Veche, Bistriţa.


Zavoda played for Metalul Baia Mare between 1947 and 1951, before joining Steaua Bucureşti. In 1964, aged 35, Zavoda played his last season, for ASA Târgu Mureş. Zavoda played 257 games in Romania's Divizia A and scored two goals. He also won 20 caps for Romania, the first in 1951 against Czechoslovakia, the last one in 1962 against East Germany. He played for Romania at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[2]

He was the younger brother of Francisc Zavoda. Until his death he lived in Bucharest, in the same block of flats with his great friend and former team-mate Ion Voinescu. The couple met every day to discuss football and Steaua Bucureşti.


  1. ^ Vasile Zavoda's obituary (Romanian)
  2. ^ "Vasile Zavoda Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 October 2009.