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Nicolae Tătaru

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Full name  Nicolae Tataru
Playing position  Forward
Role  Football player
Height  1.69 m
Place of birth  Sibiu, Romania
Name  Nicolae Tataru
Died  August 1, 2001
Position  Forward
Date of birth  (1931-12-16)16 December 1931
Date of death  1 August 2001(2001-08-01) (aged 69)
1949–1952  Locomotiva Turnu Severin

Nicolae Tătaru (16 December 1931 in Sibiu, Romania – 1 August 2001), also known as Tătaru I, was a Romanian football player. He played eleven years for Steaua Bucureşti, being one of the symbols of the team. He played as a left forward. He was the brother of Gheorghe Tătaru who also played professional football.


Steaua and National Team

Nicolae Tătaru signed with Steaua Bucureşti in 1952, after three months when he played for one of Steaua's second teams, Armata Craiova. He was a part of Steaua Golden team, playing also for Romania national football team. He earned 24 caps for Romania, scoring three goals. His debut for the national team is set on 9 May 1954, when Romania won the match against Germany, played at Berlin in front of 90,000 people. He scored his first international goal, against Greece, in 1957. In 1959, in the match against the olympic team of the Soviet Union, he was the captain of the national team. Since then he was eight times the captain of the national team. In his last match for Romania, he was also the captain, but Romania lost the match against Morocco. At Steaua, he played 210 matches and scored 75 goals. He is tenth in the Top Ten list of Steaua's goalscorers.

Manager career

Tătaru managed a lot of teams, like CS Târgovişte, FC Brăila, Petrolul Târgovişte or Steaua's youth team.


  • 3 times Liga I winner (1956, 1959–1960, 1960–1961)
  • 2 times Romanian Cup (1955, 1961–1962)
  • References

    Nicolae Tătaru Wikipedia

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