Gheorghe Albu - International Appearances


The outstanding Romanian player obtained 42 international caps with his National Team.
He established a series of 39 consecutive appearances (caps 1-39) which was not interrupted by any other matches of the Romanian national team. (In that series, he only missed the first 15 minutes of the match vs. Lithuania on 26- 8-1931, in which he came on as substitute, replacing Rudolf Bürger after a quarter of an hour.)
He held the Romanian caps record from June 24, 1935 (when he equalled the total of Emerich Vogl) until June 5, 1938 (when his total was surpassed by Iuliu Bodola).
All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  18-11-1909
Country:  Romania
Caps:	42	(W21-D8-L13 - GF103-GA90 - %59.52)
Age First Cap:	 21 yr 173 d	10- 5-1931 vs. Bulgaria 5-2
Age Last Cap:	 29 yr  16 d	 4-12-1938 vs. Czechoslovakia 2-6
National Team Career:  7 yr 208 d


Caps   Date   Venue           Opponent        Score    Competition

  1  10- 5-31 Bucuresti       Bulgaria         5-2     Balkan Cup
  2  28- 6-31 Zagreb          Yugoslavia       4-2     Balkan Cup
  3  23- 8-31 Warszawa        Poland           3-2                    
  4  26- 8-31 Kaunas          Lithuania        4-2                    
  5  20- 9-31 Oradea          Czechoslov. Am.  4-1 [*] Central Europ. Amat. Cup
  6   4-10-31 Budapest        Hungary Amat.    0-4 [*] Central Europ. Amat. Cup
  7  29-11-31 Athinai         Greece           4-2     Balkan Cup
  8   8- 5-32 Bucuresti       Austria Amat.    4-1 [*] Central Europ. Amat. Cup
  9  12- 6-32 Bucuresti       France           6-3                    
 10  26- 6-32 Beograd         Bulgaria         0-2     Balkan Cup
 11  28- 6-32 Beograd         Greece           3-0     Balkan Cup
 12   3- 7-32 Beograd         Yugoslavia       1-3     Balkan Cup
 13   2-10-32 Bucuresti       Poland           0-5                    
 14  16-10-32 Linz            Austria Amat.    1-0 [*] Central Europ. Amat. Cup
 15   4- 6-33 Bucuresti       Bulgaria         7-0     Balkan Cup
 16   6- 6-33 Bucuresti       Greece           1-0     Balkan Cup
 17  11- 6-33 Bucuresti       Yugoslavia       5-0     Balkan Cup
 18  24- 9-33 Bucuresti       Hungary Amat.    5-1 [*] Central Europ. Amat. Cup
 19  29-10-33 Bern            Switzerland      2-2     World Cup Qualifier
 20  25- 3-34 Pardubice       Czechoslov. Am.  2-2 [*] Central Europ. Amat. Cup
 21  29- 4-34 Bucuresti       Yugoslavia       2-1     World Cup Qualifier
 22  27- 5-34 Trieste         Czechoslovakia   1-2     World Cup
 23  14-10-34 Lwów            Poland           3-3                    
 24  27-12-34 Athinai         Greece           2-2     Balkan Cup
 25  30-12-34 Athinai         Bulgaria         3-2     Balkan Cup
 26   1- 1-35 Athinai         Yugoslavia       0-4     Balkan Cup
 27  17- 6-35 Sofia           Yugoslavia       0-2     Balkan Cup
 28  19- 6-35 Sofia           Bulgaria         0-4     Balkan Cup
 29  24- 6-35 Sofia           Greece           2-2     Balkan Cup
 30  26- 8-35 Erfurt          Germany          2-4                    
 31   1- 9-35 Stockholm       Sweden           1-7                    
 32   3-11-35 Bucuresti       Poland           4-1                    
 33  10- 5-36 Bucuresti       Yugoslavia       3-2     King Alexander Cup
 34  17- 5-36 Bucuresti       Greece           5-2     Balkan Cup
 35  24- 5-36 Bucuresti       Bulgaria         4-1     Balkan Cup
 36   4-10-36 Bucuresti       Hungary          1-2                    
 37  18- 4-37 Bucuresti       Czechoslovakia   1-1     Eduard Benes Cup
 38  10- 6-37 Bucuresti       Belgium          2-1                    
 39  27- 6-37 Bucuresti       Sweden           2-2                    
 40   6- 9-38 Beograd         Yugoslavia       1-1     Eduard Benes Cup
 41  25- 9-38 Bucuresti       Germany          1-4                    
 42   4-12-38 Praha           Czechoslovakia   2-6     Eduard Benes Cup

[*] match not official for opponents

Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    42    21    8   13  103-  90      50      59.52


Types of Matches
Friendlies             12
World Cup               1
World Cup Qualifier     2
Balkan Cup             17
Central Europ. Am. Cup  6  [unofficial for opponents]
Other Tournaments       4

Total                  42



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