Adrian Bumbescu

Adrian Bumbescu ( born February 23, 1960 in Craiova ) is a former Romanian football player and current coach. The central defender played 316 games in the highest Romanian football league, the Divizia A, and won seven titles. The highlight of his career was winning the European Cup of Champions 1986.

Career as a player

Adrian Bumbescu Universitatea Craiova started in playing football and came at the age of 18 years in the first team squad. On August 24, 1978 he played his first game there in the highest Romanian football league, the Divizia A. In Craiova Bumbescu was able to win the championship in 1980, but did not succeed as a regular player. In the summer of 1980 he left the club and moved on to league rivals Dinamo Bucharest, where he came up with more bets and won the league and cup double in 1982. But he could not say over a longer period of time than a regular player itself.

Bumbescu left Dinamo again after two years and FC Olt Scorniceşti joined from the hometown of President Nicolae Ceausescu. This two years later enabled him to move to Steaua Bucharest, although he had already played for arch-rivals Dinamo. After he had been at FC Olt regular player, he was able to prevail even at Steaua. With the club he won from 1985 to 1989 five times in a row, the Romanian championship. The highlight of his career was undoubtedly winning the European Champions' Cup final in Seville against FC Barcelona. A new title has been missed three years later, when the team AC Milan defeated clear in the final in 1989.

After Bumbescu was barely come in the first half of the season 1991 /92 on the application, his contract was not renewed and he moved to Callatis Mangalia in the Divizia B. From 1992 he played for Steaua Mizil and finished his career there in 1995.


Bumbescu played 15 games for the Romanian national football team, scoring one goal. He made his debut on 4 June 1986 at the friendly match against Norway. He missed the team's only just qualifying for the European Championship 1988. During qualifying for the 1990 World Cup, which ultimately succeeded in Romania, Bumbescu came on May 17, 1989 against Bulgaria for his last international match.

Career as a coach

After the end of his active career as a youth coach Bumbescu returned to his former club Steaua Bucharest and won with the teams of different ages within ten years three national championship titles. In the first half of the season 2005/ 06 he accepted the offer to train CS Concordia Chiajna in Divizia D. During the winter break of the season 2005/ 06 Concordia Chiajna merged with the relegation-threatened third division Argesul Mihăileşti, in the second half under the name Concordia Chiajna - took Mihăileşti and could only on the final day avoid relegation in the Viertklassigkeit. Before the start of the new season, the team from the League IV was converted into a youth team whose training Bumbescu took over. The first team of Concordia Chiajna increased in 2007 to the Liga II and Bumbescu was appointed assistant coach of Ion Dumitru. From the autumn of 2008 he assisted Dumitru Bolborea until its release on 1 June 2009. Bumbescu then took over the post of head coach at Concordia, had on October 5, 2009 but Ion Dumitru soft and was again his assistant. After Dumitrus contract was terminated on April 6, 2010 Bumbescu returned again to the executive chair. On 31 May 2010 he had his office for the second time in the ongoing second division season leave and was replaced by his former players Laurentiu Dinita.

In the summer of 2010, he was responsible for the second team of Steaua Bucharest, who also plays in the Liga II. From 3 November 2010, he moved into second place, as a new head coach was used by Leo Strizu. Strizu was replaced on 11 January 2011 by Ion Dumitru, who worked under the Bumbescu already in Chiajna.


As a player

  • European Cup Winners ' Cup: 1986
  • European Super Cup winner: 1986 ( played 1987)
  • Finalist in the European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1989
  • Romanian champions: 1980 ( Universitatea Craiova ), 1982 (Dinamo Bucharest ), 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 (all Steaua Bucharest )
  • Romanian Cup Winners' Cup: 1982 (Dinamo Bucharest ), 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 ( all Steaua Bucharest )