Viorel Kraus

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Viorel Kraus
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-03-05) 5 March 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Alba Iulia, Romania
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1967 Rapid București
1967–1969 Argeş Piteşti
1969–1970 Altay 24 (1)
1970–1974 Sportul Studențesc
Teams managed
1981 Rapid București
1982–1983 Makedonikos
1985 Rapid București
1985–1986 Bihor Oradea
1987 Rapid București
1989–1990 Sportul Studențesc
2003–2004 Al Raed
2004–2005 Al Taawon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Viorel Kraus (born 5 March 1940) is a former football forward who played for clubs in Romania and Turkey.


Kraus started playing football for FC Rapid București, winning the Romanian league during his last season with the club. In 1967, he joined FC Argeş Piteşti and would score a goal in the 1967-68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[1] during his two years in Piteşti.

Kraus next moved to Turkey to join Altay S.K..[2] He made 24 appearances in the Süper Lig during the 1969–70 season. He returned to Romania to finish his career with FC Sportul Studențesc București.

After retiring from playing football, Kraus became an assistant manager for Sportul Studențesc. He would be appointed manager of Rapid București on three occasions, and also manage Sportul Studențesc.


  1. ^ Zea, Antonio & Haisma, Marcel (9 January 2008). "European Champions' Cup and Fairs' Cup 1967-68 - Details". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ Gheorghiu, Lucian (11 September 2011). "Pe timpul lui Ceauşescu fotbaliştii români au invadat Turcia" (in Romanian). 

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