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Marcel Răducanu

 

Marcel Răducanu

Marcel Răducanu
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-10-21) 21 October 1954
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Steaua Bucureşti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1981 Steaua Bucureşti 229 (94)
1982–1988 Borussia Dortmund 163 (31)
1988–1990 FC Zürich 47 (12)
Total 439 (137)
National team
1976–1981 Romania 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcel Răducanu (born 21 October 1954 in Bucharest, Romania) is a former footballer who played for Steaua Bucureşti, Borussia Dortmund, FC Zürich and the Romanian national team.

Between 1976 and 1981, he played 21 games for Romanian national team, during which he scored three goals.[1] He played nearly 80 matches scoring many goals for Romania's Under-16, U-18, national youth sides, respectively for the U-21 and U-23, being the team's best all-around player and also made two appearances for the Olympic team.

In 1980, he was voted as the best Romanian football player.

After playing for Steaua Bucureşti in the '70s, when he won two championships and also two Romanian Cups, Răducanu defected following a match in Dortmund, West Germany in 1981.[2] In his native Romania this act was considered a desertion, as he was a Captain in the Romanian army. Therefore he was sentenced to nearly six years in prison in his absence.[2]

Once in Germany he signed with both Hannover 96 and Borussia Dortmund clubs, and as a result was suspended by UEFA for one year.[3] In order to have his services, Borussia Dortmund paid half a million deutschmarks to the Hannover club, and Răducanu made his debut in Bundesliga in 1982. Between 1982 and 1988, he played a total of 163 games in the German federal league and scored 31 goals.[4] He also spent time in Switzerland at FC Zürich where he played until his retirement.[5]

Răducanu retired from football in 1990. Since 1994, he has run a football school in Dortmund.

Honours

Steaua Bucureşti
Romania
Individual

References

  1. ^ Siminiceanu, Radu (6 April 2003). "Romania National Team 1980-1989 - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Gieselmann, Dirk (2 April 2008). ""Wir kriegen dich, Verbrecher!"" (in German). Der Westen. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Marcel Raducan" (in German). bvb-freunde.de. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Marcel Raducanu" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Marcel Raducanu" (in German). dbFCZ. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Anghel Iordănescu
Steaua Top Scorer
1978–1979
1979–1980
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Anghel Iordănescu
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