Football in Romania
Romania has long been renowned for high-quality, technical football. Romanian clubs have discovered countless talented players who have enjoyed distinguished careers in top European leagues. Georghe Hagi, Georghe Popescu, Dan Petrescu, Dorinel Munteanu and Cristian Chivu are just a few of the names to have made the grade abroad. Romania is also well known for its excellent system for educating coaches - Stefan Covaci, Emeric Ienei, Anghel Iordanescu and Mircea Lucescu have all enjoyed international fame. Romania were one of the 13 countries to take part in the inaugural FIFA World Cup? in Uruguay in 1930. They have since qualified on six further occasions (1934, 1938, 1970, 1990, 1994 and 1998). In 1994, they reached the quarter-finals, a feat that still ranks as Romania's greatest triumph on the international stage.
The second Goal project
Project II of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) foresaw a further extension of the technical centre at Mogosoaia (near Bucharest), comprising conference rooms and accommodation as well as food dispensing facilities and rest areas serving the existing stands and playing fields. On completion of this comprehensive extension, the FRF possesses an ultramodern centre of football that can be used for preparation by Romanian national teams and for coaching young players.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
National training centre in Mogosoaia
Project approved on
7 November 2005
Opened on 17. October 2005
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 225,000 Association USD 1,000,000 Other USD 2,500,000 Total cost USD 4,125,000