Virgil Mărdărescu

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Virgil Mărdărescu
Personal information
Full name Vintilă Virgil Mărdărescu
Date of birth (1921-07-15)15 July 1921
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Date of death 11 June 2003(2003-06-11) (aged 81)
Place of death Aliso Viejo, California, United States
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 Flacăra București
Teams managed
1955–1956 Dinamo Braşov
1957–1958 Dinamo Cluj
1958–1959 Universitatea Cluj
1959–1960 Jiul Petroșani
1960–1961 Știința Craiova
1961–1962 Gloria Bistrița
1962–1963 Bacău
1963–1965 Argeș Pitești
1965–1968 Farul Constanța
1969–1970 Romania Olympic B
1970–1973 Politehnica Iași
1974–1978 Morocco
1980 New York United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Virgil Mărdărescu (also known as "Gil Mărdărescu", "Gheorge Mărdărescu" and "Vintilă Mărdărescu"; July 15, 1921 – June 11, 2003) was a Romanian football manager.

In 1969, was appointed as manager of the Romania national "B" team, known as Romania Olympic and undertook a tour of Israel.[1] and Australia.[2]

In 1976, he led Morocco to their first (and hitherto the last) Africa Cup of Nations title,[3] but was unable to follow up that success in 1978 when the team were knocked out in the first round.[4]

His son Gil Mărdărescu played together with Pelé for the New York Cosmos in the NASL.[5]



Argeș Pitești
Politehnica Iași




  1. ^ "Israel Official Games 1970-1979". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  2. ^ "South Australia v Romania B". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ "African Nations Cup 1976 - Final Tournament Details". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "African Nations Cup 1978 - Final Tournament Details". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Imagine de colecţie" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. Retrieved 14 January 2015.