Daniel Timofte

Daniel Timofte ( born October 1, 1967 in Lonea, Hunedoara County ) is a former Romanian football player and current coach. He played a total of 245 games in Divizia A, the Bundesliga and the Süper Lig Timofte took part in the World Cup 1990.

Career as a player

Daniel Timofte began his career at Jiul Petrosani. On 31 August 1986 he played his first game in Divizia A and immediately became a regular player. Even after the descent into Divizia B at the end of the season he remained faithful Jiul Petrosani. Only in 1989, after the revival had succeeded, Timofte moved to Dinamo Bucharest and gave his career a further boost. The following season 1989 /90 should be the most successful of his career. Timofte was international, Romanian champion and cup winner and reached the semifinals in the European Cup Winners' Cup. Not abroad, but remained at Dinamo - After the World Cup, he moved - in contrast to most other internationals. However, just before the winter break, when he Bayer Uerdingen connection itself. His involvement in Krefeld but was not successful. Timofte rose with Bayer from the 2nd Bundesliga, but helped to bring about its chances of promotion, where he does not even played half of the games.

Then left Timofte Uerdingen and joined the Turkish club Samsunspor from the Süper Lig, where he met with coach Gheorghe Mulţescu and striker Ovidiu Cornel Hanganu two former teammates. Here he spent six years, but could not win another title. After he had lost his place, Timofte 1999 returned to Romania and signed again at Dinamo Bucharest. After only six missions, but the re- winning the championship, he finished in 2000 due to a knee injury of his career.


Timofte denied a total of 22 games for the Romanian national football team, where he scored twice. He made his debut on 28 March 1990 against Egypt. In the same year coach Emerich Jenei called him into the squad for the World Cup in Italy in 1990, where he was employed in three of four games. He forgave the winning penalty in the second-round match against Ireland. Then Timofte was indeed continue for extended circle of national team, but was not considered for the World Cup 1994.

Career as a coach

After the end of his active career Timofte returned to his home back to Petrosani and opened a bar called "Penalty ", in reference to his missed penalty in the 1990 World Cup .. In spite of a valid player pass there he was because of his knee injury at Jiul Petrosani no longer used and therefore took on the task of the assistant coach at the club. In 2005 he was initially for one season assistant coach at FC Vaslui and then in 2006 in the same capacity at Sportul Studenţesc, where he was promoted to the second half of the 2006/07 season to coach the first team. In 2007, he returned as an assistant to Dorinel Munteanu to FC Vaslui. September 11, 2008 Timofte took over Jiul Petrosani as coach, which he resigned after the home defeat against FC Arges Pitesti on November 7, 2009. In January 2010 Timofte coach of CF Brăila in the League III and created at the end of season promotion to the Liga II After five rounds, in which only one point could be earned Timofte was dismissed and on September 30, 2010 by Liviu Ciobotariu replaced. Since this was only a draw in five league games, Timofte was brought back in November 2010 to the severed bottom club. At the end of the season of relegation in the league III could not be prevented and the 30 June 2011 expired contract was not renewed, although CF Braila was posted on July 8, 2011 known as substitutes for Unirea Urziceni in the Liga II. In the summer of 2011 was Timofte assistant coach Gheorghe Mulţescu at Sportul Studenţesc he replaced as head coach for two championship games after his resignation on October 15, 2011. 4 November 2011 Timofte was replaced in this position by Daniel Isaila.

At the beginning of the 2013/14 season was Timofte assistant coach Gheorghe Mulţescu at Dinamo Bucharest. After a poor start to the season, he was already dismissed in September 2013 together with his boss.


  • World Cup participants: 1990
  • Romanian champion: 1990, 2000
  • Romanian Cup Winners: 1990


On 25 March 2008 Timofte was " sporty Meritul " III by Romanian President Traian Basescu for the achievements in the national team with the Order of Merit. Class excellent.