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Gica Popescu
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Personal information
Full name Gheorghe Popescu
Date of birth October 9, 1967 (1967-10-09) (age 42)
Place of birth Calafat, Dolj County, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Sweeper, Centre-back, Playmaker
Youth career
1980-1984 Dunarea Calafat
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-1990 Universitatea Craiova 103 (22)
1988 Steaua Bucureşti (loan) 13 (1)
1990-1994 PSV Eindhoven 109 (24)
1994-1995 Tottenham Hotspur 23 (3)
1995-1997 FC Barcelona 59 (9)
1997-2001 Galatasaray 110 (5)
2001-2002 Lecce 28 (3)
2002 Dinamo Bucureşti 8 (0)
2002-2003 Hannover 96 14 (1)
Total 467 (68)
National team
1988-2003 Romania 115 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gheorghe ("Gică") Popescu (born October 9, 1967 in Calafat) is a former Romanian footballer who played as a defender, and was a key part of the Romanian national team in the 1990s. He played for a string of European clubs in an illustrious career that saw him amass many honours. His tactical knowledge as a defender made him valuable team member in top European competitions even until he reached his late-thirties. Beside from his defending skills, his is also capable of using the ball and starting attacks from deep.

At international level, Popescu stands among Romania's all-time most capped players with 115, in which he scored 16 goals. He played for his country in the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cups, Euro 96 and Euro 2000. He also entered the symbolic but exclusive circle of players with a century of caps.[1]

He is the brother-in-law of fellow Romanian international Gheorghe Hagi.

Popescu was never outside the top 4 in the Romanian Footballer of the Year awards for 13 years from 1989 until 2001. He was recently voted into Romanian footballs all-time World Cup team. Link

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Clubs

Romania Romania

Netherlands Netherlands

England England

Spain Spain

Turkey Turkey

Italy Italy

Germany Germany

Club Honours

Steaua Bucureşti
PSV Eindhoven
FC Barcelona
Galatasaray
Individual

International goals

Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.

References

  1. ^ Century of Caps: from[1], dated 5 April, 2003.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
José Mari Bakero
FC Barcelona captain
1996-1997
Succeeded by
Josep Guardiola

Simple English

Gheorghe Popescu
Personal information
Full name Gheorghe Popescu
Date of birth 9 October 1967 (1967-10-09) (age 43)
Place of birth    Calafat, Dolj County, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1984-1990
1988
1990-1994
1994-1995
1995-1997
2007-2001
2001-2002
2002
2003
Universitatea Craiova
→Steaua Bucureşti (loan)
PSV Eindhoven
Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona
Galatasaray
Lecce
Dinamo Bucureşti
Hannover
National team
1988-2003 Romania

Gheorghe Popescu (born 9 October 1967) is a former Romanian football player. He has played for Romania national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
RomaniaLeague
1984/85Universitatea CraiovaDivizia A20
1985/86181
1986/87311
1987/88141
1987/88Steaua BucureştiDivizia A131
1988/89Universitatea CraiovaDivizia A338
1989/90267
NetherlandsLeague
1990/91PSV EindhovenEredivisie305
1991/92297
1992/93246
1993/94235
1994/9520
EnglandLeague
1994/95Tottenham HotspurPremier League233
SpainLeague
1995/96BarcelonaLa Liga395
1996/97294
TurkeyLeague
1997/98GalatasarayFirst League322
1998/99291
1999/00242
2000/01240
2001/02Süper Lig10
ItalyLeague
2001/02LecceSerie A283
RomaniaLeague
2002/03Dinamo BucureştiDivizia A80
GermanyLeague
2002/03HannoverBundesliga141
CountryRomania 14519
Netherlands 10823
England 233
Spain 689
Turkey 1065
Italy 283
Germany 141
Total 49263

International career statistics

[2]

Romania national team
YearAppsGoals
198840
198981
1990140
199160
199241
199340
1994151
199550
199686
199774
1998122
199980
200060
200151
200280
200310
Total11516

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