Cornel Țălnar

Cornel Țălnar

Țălnar in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-06-09) 9 June 1957
Place of birth Bărăbanţ, Alba County, Romania
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Brașov (manager)
Youth career
1973–1977 Unirea Alba Iulia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1985 Dinamo București 230 (24)
1985–1986 FCM Brașov 18 (2)
1986–1988 Victoria București 43 (7)
1988 Petrolul Ploiești 6 (0)
1988–1991 Unirea Alba Iulia
National team
1979–1981 Romania 6 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Inter Sibiu
1996–1997 Dinamo București
1997–1998 Universitatea Cluj
1998–1999 FC Brașov
2000 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
2006 FC Brașov
2007 Dinamo București
2008 Dinamo București
2009 Universitatea Cluj
2009–2010 Dinamo București
2012–2013 Dinamo București
2013 Oman Club
2014 FC Brașov
2015 Concordia Chiajna
2016– FC Brașov

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cornel Țălnar (born 9 June 1957) is a Romanian football manager and former player.

Playing career

Țălnar was born in Bărăbanţ, Alba County and began playing for Dinamo Bucharest in the country's first division (Divizia A) in 1977. Țălnar was capped 6 times in the Romanian national football team between 1979 and 1981.

Coaching career

After he retired, Țălnar was the head coach, in Liga I, of Inter Sibiu (1995–1996), Dinamo Bucureşti (1996–1997, 2007–2008), Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (1997–1998), FC Braşov (1998–1999) and Ceahlăul Piatra Neamţ (2000–2001).

After Walter Zenga resigned from Dinamo Bucureşti in the autumn of 2007 he was appointed as iterim coach. He was again appointed as interim coach of Dinamo Bucharest after Gheorghe Mulţescu resigned in the beginning of 2008. He was again appointed as interim coach of Dinamo Bucureşti after Marin Ion resigned in October 2009 and led the team until June 2010 when he was replaced by Ioan Andone. In December 2012 he replaced Dorinel Munteanu as head coach of Dinamo Bucharest, starting his fifth spell at the helm of the club.[1] He was sacked at the end of the season after he failed to qualify the team for a European competition.


His nephew, Gheorghe Grozav is also a footballer.



Dinamo București


FC Brașov


  1. Dinamo (2012). "OFICIAL. Cornel Talnar, antrenor principal" (in Romanian).
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