Răzvan Burleanu

Răzvan Burleanu is the current president of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF). He has held this position since 2014 and was re-elected for his third term in April 2022. Burleanu’s tenure has been marked by his efforts to modernize and improve Romanian football. Before his presidency, he had an extensive background in political science and sports management, having studied at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. Burleanu also serves on the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, reflecting his significant influence in international football governance

Romanian Football Association

The Romanian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Romania. They are headquartered in the capital city of Bucharest and affiliated to FIFA and UEFA since 1923 and 1955 respectively. The Federation organizes the men’s national team and the women’s national team, as well as most of the Romanian football competitions

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Romanian Mens National Football Team

The Romanian national football team, governed by the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), has a rich and storied history, characterized by significant achievements and memorable moments. The team played its first international match in 1922 against Yugoslavia, marking the beginning of its journey on the international stage. Romania’s early years in football saw them participating in the first three FIFA World Cups (1930, 1934, and 1938), although they did not progress beyond the first round in these tournaments.

One of Romania’s most notable periods of success came in the 1990s. Under the leadership of coach Anghel Iordănescu and the extraordinary talent of players like Gheorghe Hagi, often referred to as the “Maradona of the Carpathians,” Romania reached the quarterfinals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States. This was their best performance in a World Cup, with memorable victories against Colombia and Argentina in the group stage and a dramatic penalty shootout win over Sweden in the Round of 16. The team’s journey ended in the quarterfinals after a penalty shootout loss to Sweden.

In the UEFA European Championships, Romania has also had its moments of success. Their best performance in the European Championship came in 2000, when they reached the quarterfinals. In that tournament, Romania advanced from a tough group that included Germany, Portugal, and England, showcasing their resilience and skill. They defeated England in a thrilling group stage match to secure their place in the knockout stages but were eventually eliminated by Italy in the quarterfinals.

Romania has qualified for the European Championship finals on several occasions, including the 1984, 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2016 tournaments. Despite fluctuating performances in recent years, the Romanian national team remains a respected presence in European football. The team continues to produce talented players and aims to recapture the heights of their past successes, driven by a passionate fan base and a commitment to developing the sport within the country.

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