Former Romanian international Augustin Deleanu, present with the national team at World Cup 1970 in Mexico, has died on Thursday at the age of 69. Deleanu, a left-wing fullback that had 25 national team caps, started playing football for Steaua, but then transferred to Politehnica Iasi, a team for which he played 134 games and scored 11 goals from 1963 to 1969. He made a name for himself at Dinamo Bucharest, where he won 3 national titles and played 178 games from 1969 to 1976. Deleanu finished his career as a player at Jiul Petrosani, at the end of the 1976/1977 season. Afterwards he was secretary general and vice president of Dinamo’s football section, a period in which the team won two national titles (1990 and 1992) and a Romanian Cup (1990). Augustin Deleanu will be buried on Saturday at the Pipera cemetery.
R.I.P. “NEA COCO”