Ion Oblemenco

Ion Oblemenco ( born May 13, 1945 in Corabia, Circle Romanaţi, now in Olt County, † September 1, 1996 in Agadir, Morocco) was a Romanian football player and coach. He played 272 games in the highest Romanian football league, the Divizia A.

  • 3.1 as a player
  • 3.2 as coach

Career as a player

Ion Oblemenco began playing football in his hometown Corabia. In 1960, he found himself in the nearby city of Craiova. There he went through, although the youth teams, but began his career in the season 1963/64, at Rapid Bucharest, where he arrived on July 5, 1964 game against StiinTa Craiova his first appearance in Divizia A and immediately was able to score a goal. With Rapid was Oblemenco Although three consecutive runner-up, but was hardly used.

In the summer of 1966 he returned to Craiova Universitatea Craiova and was henceforth for hunting for goals. Already in his first season he made ​​his breakthrough and he was top scorer in the Divizia A. This success he could for the seasons 1969/70, repeat 1971/72 and 1972/73. In the following season Oblemenco was his marksmanship, not free as usual to prove, but won by the runner-up last year, the first Romanian championship in club history.

In 1977 left Oblemenco Craiova, after he had won in the same year for the first time the Romanian Cup, and went into the Divizia B to FCM Galaţi. There he a year later ended his career.


Although Oblemenco is one of the most successful Romanian strikers of the 1970s, he played a single 'A' game.

Career as a coach

After the end of his active career Oblemenco began at the beginning of the 1979/80 season, first as an assistant coach of his former club Universitatea Craiova, before it was head coach of the reigning champions of the year. He was on the sidelines in the following year not only defend this title, but together with the cup final for the first time get the Double to Craiova.

According to the vice championship 1981/82 left Oblemenco Uni Craiova and took over the league rivals Chimia Râmnicu Vâlcea, he twice led the league before he was during the winter break 1984/85 replaced by Lucian Cataragiu. He then trained at the beginning of the 1985/86 season for a short time the FC Olt Scorniceşti before he was replaced after seven games of Constantin sacrificed.

In 1990 Oblemenco returned to Uni Craiova and was initially in different functions in the environment of the association operates. In the 1992/93 season, he took over as successor to the sacked Sorin Cârţu again the post of head coach. In March 1993, he was replaced by Marian Bondrea. In 1996 he moved abroad and took over the Moroccan club Hassania d' Agadir. On September 1, 1996, he died during a league game due to a heart attack in the dugout.


As a player

  • Romanian champions: 1974
  • Romanian Cup Winners: 1977
  • Romanian runner-up: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973
  • Romanian scorer: 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973

As coach

  • Romanian champions: 1981
  • Romanian Cup Winners: 1981


After his death Oblemenco was appointed by the city of Craiova posthumously honorary citizen. In addition, the ion - Oblemenco Stadium in Craiova bears his name since 1996.