Mircea Lucescu

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Mircea Lucescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a luˈt͡ʃesku]; born 29 July 1945) is a Romanian football manager for Dynamo Kyiv and former player. He is one of the most decorated managers of all time.During his playing career, Lucescu won six Romanian league titles with his home town club Dinamo București and made 70 appearances for the Romania national football team, captaining the nation at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.Lucescu has coached in Romania, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia. He is best known for his 12-year spell in charge of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, becoming the most successful coach in the club's history by winning eight Ukrainian Premier League titles, six Ukrainian Cups, seven Ukrainian Super Cups and the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mircea Lucescu has received more than 679,673 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Mircea Lucescu is the 57th most popular soccer player (down from 55th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Romania (down from 34th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Soccer Player.

Mircea Lucescu is a Romanian football manager and former footballer. He is the head coach of the Ukraine national football team. Lucescu is famous for his coaching career, which has spanned over 30 years.

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Among soccer players, Mircea Lucescu ranks 57 out of 16,923Before him are Jairzinho, Arthur Friedenreich, Roberto Baggio, David Beckham, Flórián Albert, and Stanley Matthews. After him are Giacinto Facchetti, Paolo Rossi, Mario Kempes, Leônidas, Miguel Muñoz, and Radomir Antić.

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Among people born in 1945, Mircea Lucescu ranks 32Before him are Ehud Olmert, Goldie Hawn, Mia Farrow, Priscilla Presley, Dean Koontz, and Moshe Katsav. After him are Neil Young, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Dési Bouterse, Ram Nath Kovind, Phil Jackson, and Itzhak Perlman.

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Among people born in Romania, Mircea Lucescu ranks 37 out of 572Before him are George Enescu (1881), János Bolyai (1802), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), Michael the Brave (1558), and Gheorghe Zamfir (1941). After him are John Cassian (360), Nadia Comăneci (1961), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Milan I of Serbia (1854), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and György Dózsa (1470).


Among soccer players born in Romania, Mircea Lucescu ranks 1After him are Gheorghe Hagi (1965), Ștefan Kovács (1920), László Bölöni (1953), Emerich Jenei (1937), Anghel Iordănescu (1950), Helmuth Duckadam (1959), Elek Schwartz (1908), Gheorghe Popescu (1967), Dudu Georgescu (1950), István Avar (1905), and Miodrag Belodedici (1964).