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Dan Petrescu
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Petrescu in 2018
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Full name Daniel Vasile Petrescu
Date of birth 22 December 1967 (1967-12-22) (age 53)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.77m
Playing position Full back, winger
Youth career
1975–1985 Steaua București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 Steaua București 95 (26)
1986–1987 → Olt Scornicești (loan) 24 (0)
1991–1993 Foggia 55 (7)
1993–1994 Genoa 24 (1)
1994–1995 Sheffield Wednesday 37 (3)
1995–2000 Chelsea 150 (17)
2000–2001 Bradford City 17 (1)
2001–2002 Southampton 11 (2)
2002–2003 Național București 20 (0)
Total 433 (57)
National team
1989–2000 Romania 95 (12)
Teams managed
2003 Sportul Studențesc
2003–2004 Rapid București
2004–2005 Sportul Studențesc
2005–2006 Wisła Kraków
2006–2009 Unirea Urziceni
2009–2012 Kuban Krasnodar
2012–2014 Dynamo Moscow
2014 Al-Arabi
2015 ASA Târgu Mureș
2015–2016 Jiangsu Suning
2016 Kuban Krasnodar
2016–2017 Al-Nasr
2017–2018 CFR Cluj
2018–2019 Guizhou Hengfeng
2019–2020 CFR Cluj
2021 Kayserispor
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Vasile Petrescu ( born 22 December 1967) is a Romanian football manager and former footballer who played as a full back or a winger.

Petrescu is best known for playing in the 1989 European Cup final for Steaua București and claiming the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1998 with English side Chelsea. He earned 95 caps for the Romania national team, and was selected in two World Cup squads, in 1994 and 1998, as well as in two European Championships, in 1996 and 2000.

Petrescu became an assistant to Walter Zenga at Național București towards the end of his playing career, and his first manager role was at Sportul Studențesc, which he led to Liga I promotion. In addition to his native country, he has since coached in Poland, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, China and Turkey. He holds the record—shared with Emerich Jenei—for the most Romanian championships won as a manager, with four trophies, one with Unirea Urziceni and four with CFR Cluj.

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