Vasile Caciureac

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Vasile Caciureac
Personal information
Full name Vasile Caciureac
Date of birth (1962-10-19) 19 October 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Playing position(s) Midfielder, striker
Youth career
1979–1980 CSŞ Baia Mare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 CIL Sighetu Marmației
1981–1982 FC Baia Mare
1982–1983 CIL Sighetu Marmației
1983–1984 Steaua CFR Cluj
1984–1985 CIL Mecanica Sighet
1985 FC Baia Mare 13 (3)
1985–1986 CIL Sighetu Marmației
1986–1987 Victoria Bucureşti 18 (5)
1987–1988 Petrolul Ploieşti 14 (1)
1988–1990 FCM Braşov 43 (6)
1990–1993 Rapid Bucureşti 75 (22)
1993–1994 Rocar Bucureşti 7 (1)
1994–1995 Sagesse Beirut
1996–1997 Tadamon Sour
2001–2002 Aversa Bucureşti
Teams managed
2001–2002 Aversa Bucureşti
2005–2006 CF Brăila (assistant manager)
2006–2007 Aversa Bucureşti
2008 CS Buftea (assistant manager)
2009 Gloria Buzău (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vasile Caciureac (born 19 October 1962 in Sighetu Marmației, Romania) is a Romanian former football striker. He played for several Divizia A teams, including Rapid Bucureşti, FCM Braşov, Petrolul Ploieşti, FC Baia Mare and the defunct Victoria Bucureşti.


Born in Sighetu Marmației, he was raised in Crăciuneşti village, Maramureș County. When he was 18, he made his league debut, playing for Second Division team CIL Sighetu Marmației. In 1981, he returned to Baia Mare, where he played football at a youth level for Club Sportiv Şcolar, signing with FC Baia Mare.

After playing the Romanian Cup final in FC Baia Mare's shirt, lost against Dinamo Bucureşti,[1] he returned to Sighet. After one season, he moved to Steaua CFR Cluj, but his team relegated in the Third League. His third spell at CIL Sighetu Marmației was a good one, and his team won the promotion back to Divizia B.

In the second part of the season, he was loaned to FC Baia Mare, making his debut in the first league (Divizia A), but he returned to play for the fourth time at Sighet. In 1986, he was sold to Victoria Bucureşti, a top-flight team, and he played Divizia A football 8 years in a row after that, finishing two times on the third place.

After spells at Petrolul Ploieşti and FCM Braşov,[2] he returned to Bucharest, playing for FC Rapid. He soon earned a place in the Rapid starting eleven, playing three seasons and a half for them.[3] After a short period of time spent at Rocar Bucureşti, he moved to Lebanon, where he played for Sagesse Beirut and Tadamon Sour.

In 2002, he returned to Liga III's Aversa Bucureşti as manager, and retired as a player.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to former long jumper Vali Ionescu.[4] Both of them have represented Rapid Bucureşti. They have two children: a boy, Sergiu, and a girl, Alexandra.


  1. ^ 1981-82 Romanian Cup Final
  2. ^ "Evidence of Caciureac's career at FCM Braşov". Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  3. ^ Evidence of Vasile Caciureac's career at Rapid
  4. ^ Interview with Vali Ionescu-Caciureac