Liviu Ciobotariu

Liviu Ciobotariu (born 26 March 1971) is a Romanian professional football coach and former player who is the manager of the Lebanon national team. His son Denis is also a footballer.[1][2]

Liviu Ciobotariu
Ciobotariu in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-03-26) 26 March 1971
Place of birth Ghimpați, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lebanon (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1998 Național București 173 (19)
1990–1991Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan) 24 (3)
1998–2000 Dinamo București 47 (4)
2000–2001 Standard Liége 47 (0)
2002–2004 RAEC Mons 46 (1)
2004 Royal Antwerp 14 (0)
2004–2005 Dinamo București 8 (0)
Total 359 (27)
National team
1997–2001 Romania 32 (3)
Teams managed
2006 Național București
2006–2007 Dunărea Galați
2007–2008 CS Otopeni
2008 Internațional
2008–2009 CS Otopeni
2009–2010 Pandurii Târgu Jiu
2010 CF Brăila
2011–2012 Dinamo București
2012–2013 Politehnica Iași
2013–2014 FC Vaslui
2015 Târgu Mureș
2015–2016 Al-Faisaly
2017–2018 Al-Ta'ee
2018–2019 Botoșani
2019– Lebanon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Ciobotariu debuted in Divizia A with Progresul București in 1992.

International career

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.

Management career

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 4 June 2015, he was appointed as head coach of Saudi Professional League side Al-Faisaly, before moving to Al-Ta'ee in 2017.[3] After one season, Ciobotariu was appointed manager of Botoșani.

On 3 June 2019, Ciobotariu was named manager of the Lebanon national team.[4]

Career statistics

International goals

Romania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ciobotariu goal.
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1 4 September 1999Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia Slovakia3–15–1UEFA Euro 2000 Qual.
2 3 June 2000Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania Greece1–02–1Friendly
3 26 February 2001GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus Ukraine1–01–0Friendly

Managerial record

As of match played 19 November 2019
Managerial record by club and tenure
Team From To Record
M W D L Win %
FC National20 November 200627 November 2006 1 0 0 1 000.0
CS Otopeni25 November 200828 October 2009 23 5 6 12 021.7
Pandurii2 November 200918 March 2010 11 1 5 5 009.1
CF Brăila30 September 20101 November 2010 1 0 0 1 000.0
Dinamo II București24 December 201010 July 2011 1 1 0 0 100.0
Dinamo Bucuresti11 July 201110 April 2012 33 18 8 7 054.5
CSMS Iași29 August 201222 April 2013 22 6 2 14 027.3
Târgu Mureș2 January 20153 June 2015 17 12 2 3 070.6
Al-Faisaly4 June 201517 May 2016 27 7 8 12 025.9
Al-Ta'ee1 January 201826 September 2018 3 0 0 3 000.0
FC Botoșani16 November 201831 May 2019 22 12 4 6 054.5
Lebanon3 June 2019present 10 3 3 4 030.0
Total 171 65 38 68 038.0

Honours

As a manager

ASA Târgu Mureș

References

  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. "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.
  4. Abou Diab, Rami (4 June 2019). "Liviu Ciobotariu has been appointed as the new Lebanon head coach". FA Lebanon. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.