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Mihai Stoichiță
Personal information
Full name Mihai Cristian Stoichiță[1]
Date of birth (1954-05-10) 10 May 1954 (age 67)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Romania (technical director)
Youth career
1971–1973 Dinamo București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1974 Jiul Petroşani 37 (2)
1974–1975 Autobuzul București
1975–1981 Jiul Petroşani 178 (16)
1981–1983 Progresul București 15 (2)
1983–1984 CS Târgovişte 21 (2)
1985–1986 Progresul București
1986–1988 Gloria Buzău 39 (5)
Total 290 (27)
National team
1974 Romania U–21 1 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1990 Naţional București (assistant)
1991–1992 Callatis Mangalia
1992–1993 Rocar București
1993–1994 Dinamo București (assistant)
1994–1997 Steaua București (assistant)
1997–1998 Steaua București
1999–2000 Național București
2000 Litex Lovech
2001 Panama
2001–2002 Sheriff Tiraspol
2002–2003 Ankaragücü
2003–2004 Armenia & Pyunik Yerevan
2004 Farul Constanţa
2005 Oţelul Galaţi
2005–2006 Kuwait
2007–2008 Aris Limassol
2008–2009 Al Salmiya
2009 AEL Limassol
2009–2010 Steaua București
2010 Astra Ploiești
2010–2011 AEL Limassol
2011 Mioveni
2011–2012 Apollon Limassol
2012 Steaua București
2012–2013 Sheriff Tiraspol
2013–2014 Al-Salmiya
2015–2016 Petrolul Ploiești
2017– Romania (technical director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mihai Cristian Stoichiță (born 10 May 1954) is a Romanian football manager who last coached Liga I side Petrolul Ploiești.

Coaching career

Stoichiță joined Steaua București in 1994 as an assistant coach under Dumitru Dumitriu. When Dumitriu stepped down at the beginning of the 1997–98 season, Stoichiță became head coach. He led the team to the league title, and followed this success by winning the 1998 Supercupa României.

Stoichiță led Panama to a fourth-place ranking at the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup held in Honduras. The Kuwait Football Association hired him in 2006 to coach its national football team. Stoichiţă's was tasked to earn one point from the away match at Uzbekistan to qualify for a two-legged play-off against Bahrain in the World Cup Qualifiers. Despite leading with two goals after the first 30 minutes, Bahrain lost 2-3 and was eliminated from the World Cup.

On 18 September 2009, two hours after Cristiano Bergodi was sacked, he was announced by Steaua București's owner, Gigi Becali, as the new manager of the team. He resigned in May 2010, after finishing the 2009–10 season on the fourth position. In June 2010, Stoichiţă joined Astra Ploiești but was sacked after only a couple of months due to poor results. He returned to Cyprus, for a second spell at AEL Limassol.

In September 2011, Stoichiţă returned to Romania to help newly promoted CS Mioveni in their attempt to avoid relegation, but an offer from Apollon Limassol made him move back to Cyprus. At the beginning of March 2012, he ended his contract and returned to Romania. On 27 March 2012, he returned to Steaua, signing a contract until the end of the season. His contract wasn't renewed because he failed to win the title with Steaua.



Jiul Petroşani


Steaua București

Sheriff Tiraspol

Pyunik Yerevan


  1. ^ "Mihai Stoichiţă: "Becali nu a intrat în vestiarul meu!"" [Mihai Stoichiţă: "Becali did not enter my locker room!"]. Adevărul (in Romanian). Bucharest. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
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