Ciobotariu in 2019
|Date of birth||26 March 1971|
|Place of birth||Ghimpați, Romania|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1990–1991||→ Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan)||24||(3)|
|2009–2010||Pandurii Târgu Jiu|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He made his debut for the Romanian national team in 1997 against Macedonia, and represented his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. He played his last international match in 2001, and got 32 caps and 3 goals in total.
He retired in 2005 and began to coach in 2006. Between July 2011 and April 2012, he was the manager of Dinamo București. In January 2015, he took control of ASA Târgu Mureș. He brought the team to the first position in Liga I, but failed to win the championship after two losses in the last two games of the 2014-15 season. At the end of the season, Ciobotariu ended his contract with ASA on mutual agreement.
On 3 June 2019, Ciobotariu was named manager of the Lebanon national team.
- Romania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ciobotariu goal.
|1||4 September 1999||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||3–1||5–1||UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.|
|2||3 June 2000||Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|3||26 February 2001||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
- As of match played 19 November 2019
|FC National||20 November 2006||27 November 2006||1||0||0||1||0.0|
|CS Otopeni||25 November 2008||28 October 2009||23||5||6||12||21.7|
|Pandurii||2 November 2009||18 March 2010||11||1||5||5||9.1|
|CF Brăila||30 September 2010||1 November 2010||1||0||0||1||0.0|
|Dinamo II București||24 December 2010||10 July 2011||1||1||0||0||100.0|
|Dinamo Bucuresti||11 July 2011||10 April 2012||33||18||8||7||54.5|
|CSMS Iași||29 August 2012||22 April 2013||22||6||2||14||27.3|
|Târgu Mureș||2 January 2015||3 June 2015||17||12||2||3||70.6|
|Al-Faisaly||4 June 2015||17 May 2016||27||7||8||12||25.9|
|Al-Ta'ee||1 January 2018||26 September 2018||3||0||0||3||0.0|
|FC Botoșani||16 November 2018||31 May 2019||22||12||4||6||54.5|
|Lebanon||3 June 2019||present||10||3||3||4||30.0|
- "După Costache, Dinamo mai propune un tânăr care va impresiona: "Vom auzi lucruri frumoase despre el"" [After Costache, Dinamo proposes another young man who will impress: "We will hear beautiful things about him"] (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "VIDEO Fiul lui Liviu Ciobotariu, gata să facă pasul spre echipa mare a lui Dinamo: "Tata mă învață..."" [VIDEO Liviu Ciobotariu's son, ready to make his way to Dinamo's big team: "Dad teaches me ..."] (in Romanian). dolce-sport.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "Liviu Ciobotariu pleacă de la FC Botoșani pentru a deveni selecționer! Anunțul oficial se va face săptămâna viitoare". www.digisport.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Abou Diab, Rami (4 June 2019). "Liviu Ciobotariu has been appointed as the new Lebanon head coach". FA Lebanon. Retrieved 8 December 2019.