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Marian Bondrea

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Place of birth  Craiova, Romania
1973–1974  Electroputere Craiova
Years  Team
Name  Marian Bondrea
1969–1972  Electroputere Craiova
Role  Footballer
1972–1973  Universitatea Craiova

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Date of birth  (1950-11-02)2 November 1950

Marian Bondrea (born 2 November 1950 in Craiova) is a Romanian football manager and former footballer. His last managerial job was performed at Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.


Playing career

Marian Bondrea started his career at Electroputere (1969–1970), in the second division, he went on to play for Universitatea Craiova in (1972), but has only played there three official matches, was sent back at Electroputere in (1973), before joining Şoimii Sibiu in (1974–1975). He returns to Electroputere in (1975–1976) until 1978, where he finishes his career.

Coaching career

The first coaching performance he gained was with FC Inter Sibiu, helping his team to get promoted in the first league Divizia A in 1988. After that he went back in his hometown and managed Electroputere, where he surprisely took his team from second division, to the European competitions. He promoted them in 1991, and ended on third-place during the 1991–92 season above Universitatea Craiova their rivals at that time, enough to get a spot for the UEFA Cup. During the 1992–93 season, he was appointed as head-coach for Universitatea Craiova and ended third again, but brought his team to the Romanian Cup finals and won it. A year later he manages his team again to the Romanian Cup finals, but loses to Gloria Bistriţa and finishing as runners-up in the Romanian league 1993-94 season. He then moved to Bucharest to coach FC Naţional in the 1995-96 season, being replaced after a couple of months. During the years, he also coached in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Syria.


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