Former international Augustin Deleanu dies at 69


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”

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