Florentin Petre

Florentin Petre (born 15 January 1976 in Bucharest) is a Romanian football manager and former player.

Florentin Petre
Petre playing for Terek Grozny in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-01-15) 15 January 1976
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Dacia Unirea Brăila (manager)
Youth career
Dinamo București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2006 Dinamo București 259 (43)
1995UTA Arad (loan) 9 (3)
2006–2008 CSKA Sofia 50 (21)
2008–2009 Terek Grozny 36 (5)
2009–2010 CSKA Sofia 8 (1)
2010–2011 Victoria Brănești 10 (0)
Total 372 (73)
National team
1998–2009 Romania 54[1] (6)
Teams managed
2015 Dinamo II București
2017 Brașov (assistant)
2017 Luceafărul Oradea (assistant)
2017–2018 Foresta Suceava
2018– Dacia Unirea Brăila
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Petre debuted in Divizia A with Dinamo București in 1994, scoring in his first match. Except for a spell in UTA Arad in the second half of that season, he has stayed with Dinamo since. He helped win The Double in 2000 before contracting hepatitis C. After being cured of hepatitis, he had an accident while fishing in the Danube Delta (he touched an electricity wire with his pole and almost lost his life) which put him on the sideline for almost two seasons. He returned to win the Romanian league in 2004 and the Cup in 2003 and 2004, as well as regaining his place in the national team. In April 2006 Petre signed a three-year contract with Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia. It came into effect on 1 July 2006.[2] However, in 2008, he was released from the club due to license problems and signed a contract with Terek Grozny. In 2008–09 season, Petre earned 15 appearances playing in the Russian Premier League, scored four goals. On 11 December 2009, he returned to CSKA Sofia and signed for 1,5 years with the club, but was released in the summer.

Career statistics

Season Club Country Matches Goals
1994/95Dinamo București Romania71
UTA Arad Romania93
1995/96Dinamo București Romania303
1996/97Dinamo București Romania295
1997/98Dinamo București Romania298
1998/99Dinamo București Romania298
1999/00Dinamo București Romania227
2000/01Dinamo București Romania40
2001/02Dinamo București Romania101
2002/03Dinamo București Romania252
2003/04Dinamo București Romania244
2004/05Dinamo București Romania242
2005/06Dinamo București Romania262
2006/07PFC CSKA Sofia Bulgaria2610
2007/08PFC CSKA Sofia Bulgaria2411
2008/09FC Terek Grozny Russia154
2009/10FC Terek Grozny Russia192
PFC CSKA Sofia Bulgaria81
2010/11Victoria Brănești Romania100

International career

Petre made his debut for the Romanian national team in 1998 against Norway, and represented his country at Euro 2000 and Euro 2008.[1] He has a total of 54 appearances and 6 goals.[1]

On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of România, Traian Băsescu for the results on Qualifying to EURO 2008 and qualification to UEFA Euro 2008 Group C with Medalia "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.[3][4]

International goals

Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:[1]
131 March 1999Tofik Bakhramov Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan1–01–0UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
23 June 2000Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania Greece2–02–1Friendly
318 August 2004Stadionul Giulești, Bucharest, Romania Finland2–02–1World Cup 2006 Qual.
416 November 2005Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania Nigeria2–03–0Friendly
517 October 2007Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxembourg1–02–0UEFA Euro 2008 Qual.
611 October 2008Stadionul Farul, Constanța, Romania France1–02–2World Cup 2010 Qual.

Personal life

His son Patrick Petre is also a footballer who started his career at Dinamo București.[5][6]



Dinamo București
CSKA Sofia


  1. "Florentin Petre national team matches". EU-Football.
  2. Yolchev, Ivaylo; Tsukev, Ivo (20 July 2006). "ЦСКА прати защитник в Букурещ. Гъргоров спазарен със Страсбург срещу 500 000" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. "DECRET privind conferirea Ordinului și Medaliei Meritul Sportiv" (PDF). Monitorul Oficial al României Nr. 241. 28 March 2008. p. 3. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. "Decorarea unor personalități ale fotbalului românesc". Administrația Prezidențială. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. "Florentin Petre, despre fiul său: "Patrick trebuie să joace ca să dea gol"" [Florentin Petre, about his son: "Patrick must play in order to score"] (in Romanian). looktv.ro. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. "INTERVIU Patrick Petre vrea să își depășească tatăl: "E obiectivul meu personal"" [INTERVIEW Patrick Petre wants to overcome his father: "It's my personal goal"] (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
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