Florin Bratu

Florin Daniel Bratu (born 2 January 1980) is a Romanian football coach and former player, who played as forward.

Florin Bratu
Personal information
Full name Florin Daniel Bratu
Date of birth (1980-01-02) 2 January 1980
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1994–2000 Rapid București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Rapid București 48 (15)
2000–2001Tractorul Brașov (loan) 27 (8)
2003–2004 Galatasaray 25 (6)
2004–2007 Nantes 13 (2)
2005–2006Dinamo București (loan) 23 (6)
2006–2007Valenciennes (loan) 22 (1)
2007–2011 Dinamo București 44 (22)
2010–2011Litex Lovech (loan) 7 (2)
2011–2012 Gaz Metan Mediaş 11 (1)
2012–2013 Gloria Bistrița 9 (1)
Total 229 (64)
National team
2003–2008 Romania 14 (2)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Dinamo II București
2015–2016 Tunari
2016–2017 Dinamo II București
2017–2018 Romania U19
2018 Dinamo București
2018–2019 Aerostar Bacău
2019 Turris Turnu Măgurele
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Bratu began his career with Rapid Bucharest shortly after joining the first team, he was loaned to Tractorul Brașov in 2000. At the team he scored eight goals in 27 league games, before returning to Rapid Bucharest. In the Rapid's period Bratu was considered a great talent in Romanian football and made his debut for the Romanian national team.

In 2003, Turkish club Galatasaray announced that they had reached an agreement with Rapid for the transfer of Bratu with the player agreeing to a four-year deal and Galatasaray paying Rapid a $2,1 million.

In summer of 2007 he was signed by Dinamo București from Nantes Atlantique. In the summer of 2010 Bratu joined Litex Lovech on loan where he stayed until December of the same year.[1]

As of January 2011, he signed for Liga I team Gaz Metan Mediaș. He played only 11 games for Gaz Metan, seven of them from the first minute and four as a substitute, and scored a goal, in August 2011, against Voința Sibiu. In the summer of 2012, Bratu was released by Gaz Metan.[2]

In summer of 2012, Bratu signed a one-year contract with Gloria Bistrița, where he spent a few months before announcing his retirement.

International career

Bratu made his debut for the Romanian national team on 12 February 2003 in a match against Slovakia. He played a total of 14 matches for his national side on which he scored two goals.

After retirement

Since retiring from football in the middle of the 2012–13 season, Bratu has gone into punditry and is a commentator for DigiSport.

In March 2014, Bratu became the head of the scouting department at his former club Dinamo Bucureşti.[3]

Coaching career

In August 2014, Bratu started his coaching career as head coach of the second team at Dinamo II București.[4] On 25 February 2018, he was appointed head coach of Dinamo București.[5] He was sacked in September 2018.[6]

Managerial statistics

As of 24 October 2019[7]
Team From To Record
GWDLGFGAGDWin %
Dinamo II București 20 August 2014 14 June 2015 17 8 5 4 31 18 +13 047.06
CS Tunari 13 July 2015 5 January 2016 12 5 2 5 23 20 +3 041.67
Dinamo II București 12 February 2016 15 June 2017 40 21 10 9 72 39 +33 052.50
Romania U-19 12 September 2017 28 January 2018 10 4 4 2 16 12 +4 040.00
FC Dinamo București 25 February 2018 23 September 2018 29 16 3 10 52 40 +12 055.17
CS Aerostar Bacău 19 October 2018 6 May 2019 21 7 3 11 38 33 +5 033.33
AFC Turris-Oltul Turnu Măgurele 3 October 2019 22 October 2019 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 025.00
Total 133 62 28 43 237 168 +69 046.62

Honours

Club

Rapid București
Dinamo București
Litex Lovech

References

  1. Nikolov, Ivan (2 June 2010). "Брату - бомба със закъснител" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. "Gaz Metan s-a despărţit pe cale amiabilă de Florin Bratu" (in Romanian). gaz-metan-medias.ro. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  3. "Florin Bratu s-a intors la Dinamo" (in Romanian). LPF.ro. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  4. "Florin Bratu, antrenor principal la FC Dinamo II București" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  5. "El e alesul! Dinamo și-a găsit antrenor: un mare dinamovist a semnat contractul în această seară" (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. Apostol, Eduard; Gafiuc, Justin; Vrînceanu, Victor (23 September 2018). "GALERIE FOTO OFICIAL Niculescu a semnat cu Dinamo! Staff-ul noului antrenor, detaliile contractului, imagini de la RIN". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  7. "Florin Bratu, prezentat oficial la Dinamo: "Disciplină, respect reciproc, atitudine!"" (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
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