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Alexandru Koller

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Full nameAlexandru Koller
Date of birth20 April 1953(age 63)
Place of birthCehu Silvaniei, Romania
Playing positionDefender

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Alexandru Koller (Hungarian: Sándor Koller), (born 20 April 1953 in Cehu Silvaniei, Salaj, Romania), is a former football player turned into a successful businessman.

He played for Armătura Zalău, Dermata Cluj Napoca, ASA Târgu Mureş, Gloria Bistriţa and FC Baia Mare.

Koller won five caps for Romania in 1976 against Iran, in 1978 against Poland, in 1979 against East Germany, Poland and USSR.

On 27 September 1982, Alexandru Koller scored at Santiago Bernabéu, opening the score for FC Baia Mare in a European Cup Winners' Cup second leg match against Real Madrid. At that time, the Romanian team was playing in Divizia B, the second division. Eventually, Real Madrid won by 5 goals to 2.

He retired from football in 1983, aged only 30, to become vice-president of FC Baia Mare and then between 1990 and 1996 he was president and owner of the club.

Ákos Koller, his nephew, plays for Videoton FC Fehérvár and Hungary being one of the best centre backs of the Hungarian first league championship.

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