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Iulian Filipescu
Personal information
Full name Iulian Sebastian Filipescu
Date of birth 29 March 1974 (1974-03-29) (age 35)
Place of birth    Slatina, Romania
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–1992 Faur Bucureşti
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1992–1997
1997–1999
1999–2003
2003–2006
2006–2007
Steaua Bucureşti
Galatasaray
Real Betis
Zürich
MSV Duisburg
Total
112 00(8)
059 00(5)
127 00(8)
064 00(1)
037 00(1)
399 0(23)   
National team2
1996–2003 Romania 052 00(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 19 February 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 14 December 2006.
* Appearances (Goals)

Iulian Sebastian Filipescu (born 29 March 1974 in Slatina) is a former Romanian footballer, who was born in Slatina, Romania. He is ever a centre back or defensive midfielder who possesses strength and tough tackling as well as being dead ball specialist, a fluent passer and he also possesses good technique. He debuted in Divizia A with Steaua Bucureşti in 1993. He could celebrate a league championship victory seven seasons in a row from 1993 to 1998: The first five titles with Steaua and another two with Galatasaray SK in Turkey. He then joined Real Betis of Spain, and played four and a half season there before joining Fussballclub Zürich in the Swiss Super League.

Filipescu made his debut for the Romanian national team in 1996 against Yugoslavia, and represented his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Euro 1996 and Euro 2000. He played his last international match in 2003, and got 52 caps and 1 goal goals in total.

During the 2006 Swiss Championship, FC Basel 1893 were atop the league table leading FC Zurich by three points. The last game of the season was between Basel and Zurich. If Basel were to win, the title would be theirs. If Zurich were to win, the title would be theirs even though they would have the same amount of points as Basel on the league table. This is because of Zurich's superior goal differential. If the game ended in a draw, Basel would win the title. in the 31st minute, Zurich's Alhassane Keita scored giving Zurich the advantage. In the 73rd minute, Mladen Petric leveled it at 1-1. In the 93rd minute, Iulian Fillipescu scored past Pascal Zuberbuhler for the game winning goal. The final score was 2-1. FC Zurich won the Swiss axpo super league after the match that decided the champion out of the two teams at St. Jakob Park. After the final whistle FC Basel fans stormed the pitch and chased the FC Zurich players and officials. Fillipescu was the main man targeted for scoring the winning goal. Filipescu was almost hit by a large firework.

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International goals

Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 August 1999 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus  Cyprus 2-2 2-2 Friendly

Club Honours

Career statistics

Season Club Country Matches Goals
1992/93 Steaua Bucureşti  Romania 27 3
1993/94 Steaua Bucureşti  Romania 21 0
1994/95 Steaua Bucureşti  Romania 25 2
1995/96 Steaua Bucureşti  Romania 30 3
1996/97 Steaua Bucureşti  Romania 9 0
Galatasaray SK  Turkey 23 0
1997/98 Galatasaray SK  Turkey 24 0
1998/99 Galatasaray SK  Turkey 12 0
Real Betis  Spain 18 3
1999/00 Real Betis  Spain 36 1
2000/01 Real Betis  Spain 33 2
2001/02 Real Betis  Spain 20 0
2002/03 Real Betis  Spain 19 2
2003/04 FC Zürich  Switzerland 13 0
2004/05 FC Zürich  Switzerland 21 0
2005/06 FC Zürich  Switzerland 30 1
2006/07 MSV Duisburg  Germany 37 1

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