Marian Bondrea

Marian Bondrea
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-11-02)2 November 1950
Place of birth Craiova, Romania
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1972 Electroputere Craiova
1972–1973 Universitatea Craiova
1973–1974 Electroputere Craiova
1974–1975 Şoimii Sibiu
1975–1978 Electroputere Craiova
Teams managed
Electroputere Craiova
1986–1988 FC Inter Sibiu
1988–1989 Olt Scorniceşti
1989–1992 Electroputere Craiova
1993–1994 Universitatea Craiova
1994–1995 FC Argeş
1995 FC Naţional Bucureşti
1996 Dinamo Bucureşti
1997 Altay Izmir
1997–1998 Electroputere Craiova
1998–1999 NC Foresta Suceava
1999 Universitatea Craiova
2000–2001 FC Argeş
2001 Universitatea Craiova
2002 Hurriya SC
2002 Astra Ploieşti
2002–2004 Al-Hilal (Under-19 coach)
2004–2005 FC Oradea
2005 Universitatea Craiova
2006–2007 Al-Hilal (youth coach)
2007–2008 CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea
2008–2009 Inter Gaz Bucureşti
2010–2011 Al-Riyadh
2012 CS Turnu Severin
2014 Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț

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

Marian Bondrea (born 2 November 1950 in Craiova) is a Romanian football manager and former footballer. His last managerial job was performed at Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.

Playing career

Marian Bondrea started his career at Electroputere (1969–1970), in the second division, he went on to play for Universitatea Craiova in (1972), but has only played there three official matches, was sent back at Electroputere in (1973), before joining Şoimii Sibiu in (1974–1975). He returns to Electroputere in (1975–1976) until 1978, where he finishes his career.

Coaching career

The first coaching performance he gained was with FC Inter Sibiu, helping his team to get promoted in the first league Divizia A in 1988. After that he went back in his hometown and managed Electroputere,[1] where he surprisely took his team from second division, to the European competitions. He promoted them in 1991, and ended on third-place during the 1991–92 season above Universitatea Craiova their rivals at that time, enough to get a spot for the UEFA Cup. During the 1992–93 season, he was appointed as head-coach for Universitatea Craiova[2] and ended third again, but brought his team to the Romanian Cup finals and won it.[3] A year later he manages his team again to the Romanian Cup finals, but loses to Gloria Bistriţa[4] and finishing as runners-up in the Romanian league 1993-94 season. He then moved to Bucharest to coach FC Naţional in the 1995-96 season, being replaced after a couple of months. During the years, he also coached in Turkey,[5] Saudi Arabia and Syria.


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