ilie dumitrescu - fact file

1994 - 1996            midfielder

Born on 6th January 1969 in Romania.

Height : -  1.72m  (5' 7")

Weight : -  - kgs


 

Joined Tottenham from Steaua Bucharest for 2.6 million in July 1994 after starring for Romania in the 1994 World Cup finals in the USA, which saw his country reach the quarter-final.

A gifted player who had quick feet and a good goal-scoring knack never really hit it off at Tottenham, despite some promising early performances.  Part of Ossie Ardiles' "Famous Five" strikers, Dumi looked to make the step up to play alongside players like Sheringham, Klinsmann, Barmby and Anderton.  Quick footed when on the ball and busy in getting into position off it, Dumitrescu showed flashes of invention during his time at Spurs, but he soon fell out of favour once Gerry Francis took over and despite a good scoring rate of one every four games, he drifted out of the first team picture.  Dumi played only 20 games for Tottenham, but his lack of all-round involvement might have counted against him being a long-term part of the team.

Went out on loan to Sevilla in Spain, but was sent back early, before he moved onto West Ham United for 1.5 million in January 1996.

He failed to stay long at Upton Park and left to join Club de Futbol, FC America and FC Atlante (all Mexico), before returning to Romania to play for Steaua once more.

Having retired from the game, he went into coaching and took charge of Otelul Galati and FC Brasov in his homeland, before moving on to manage Alkicc (Cyprus), the Romania Under-21 side, FCM Bacau (Romania), Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) and then moved to Greece to coach AEK Athens, Aigaleo, Akratitos, Kallithea and PAOK, who he left in October 2006.  In 2009, he returned to Greece to manage Panthrakikos for a short spell.

In August 2010, he was installed as manager of Steaua Bucharesti, before walking out as he did not feel wanted at the Romanian club.

NICKNAME :  Dumi;

 

Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Steaua Bucharest (Romania) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR July 1994 2,600,000 ??  20 5
Sevilla (Spain) December 1994 - May 1995 Loan ??  13 1
West Ham United January 1996 1,500,000 ??  ?? ??
Club de Football (Mexico) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
FC America (Mexico) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
FC Atlante (Mexico) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Steaua Bucharest (Romania) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Steaua Bucharest (Romania)
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European appearances; ?? goals
Sevilla (Spain) (loan)

- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- European appearances; ?? goals
West Ham United
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Club de Football (Mexico)
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
FC America (Mexico)

- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
FC Atlante (Mexico)

- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
Steaua Bucharest (Romania)
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
 

Honours
Romanian international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
- appearance

     

          

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What they said about Ilie Dumitrescu
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What Ilie Dumitrescu said about ...
... on joining Spurs and playing in England ...  November 1994 (Spurs Monthly)

"When I came to England I knew what to expect, so it was no surprise to find that the games were very fast and hard fought. The most notable thing about English football is the strength in depth though. In many countries there is a large gap between the top and bottom teams, but here the difference is small.  Every game is difficult to win, even when you face opposition from lower divisions, as we saw in our tough cup matches this season. In the Premiership standards are very high from what I have seen it is a stronger league than Serie A or Spanish First Division.

When Spurs approached me in the summer I had no hesitation in joining. They are a symbol of English football, known across Europe and I am very proud to be playing here. The club plays the type of football people like to see and the that is the kind of football I like to play."

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