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Gheorghe Popescu

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Full nameGheorghe Popescu
Date of birth9 October 1967(age 49)
Place of birthCalafat, Dolj County, Romania
Height1.88 m
Playing positionSweeper / Centre back / Playmaker

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Gheorghe Gică Popescu (born 9 October 1967 in Calafat) is a former Romanian footballer who played as a defender, and was a key part of the Romania national team in the 1990s. He played for a string of European clubs in an illustrious career that saw him amass many honours. His tactical knowledge as a defender made him valuable team member in top European competitions even until he reached his late-thirties. Beside from his defending skills, his is also capable of using the ball and starting attacks from deep. He is the brother-in-law of fellow Romanian international Gheorghe Hagi.


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