Mircea Lucescu - International Appearances


The outstanding Romanian player obtained 64 international caps with his National Team.
He held the Romanian caps record from December 4, 1974 (when he equalled the total of Iuliu Bodola; according to the traditional count of Romanian caps, this happened on July 23, 1974) until February 16, 1980 (when his total was surpassed by Cornel Dinu; according to the traditional count of Romanian caps, this happened on January 11, 1980).
All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  29- 7-1945
Country:  Romania
Caps:	64	(W23-D26-L15 - GF103-GA82 - %56.25)
Goals:   9
Age First Cap:	 21 yr  96 d	 2-11-1966 vs. Switzerland 4-2
Age Last Cap:	 33 yr 249 d	 4- 4-1979 vs. Spain 2-2
National Team Career: 12 yr 153 d


Caps   Date     Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition

  1   2-11-66   Bucuresti       Switzerland     4-2     European Champ. Qual.
  2  17-11-66   Ploiesti        Poland          4-3                     
  3  26-11-66   Napoli          Italy           1-3     European Champ. Qual.
  4   3-12-66   Lefkosia        Cyprus          5-1     European Champ. Qual.
  5   7-12-66   Tel-Aviv        Israel          2-1                     
  6   8- 3-67   Athinai         Greece          2-1                     
  7  22- 3-67   Paris           France          2-1                     
  8  23- 4-67   Bucuresti       Cyprus          7-0     European Champ. Qual.
  9  24- 5-67   ZŁrich          Switzerland     1-7     European Champ. Qual.
 10  25- 6-67   Bucuresti       Italy           0-1     European Champ. Qual.
  -  18-11-67   Berlin (Ost)    East Germany    0-1     Olympic Games Qual.
 11  24-12-67   Kinshasa        Zaire           1-1                     
 12  27-10-68   Lisboa          Portugal        0-3     World Cup Qualifier
 13   6-11-68   Bucuresti       England         0-0                     
 14  23-11-68   Bucuresti       Switzerland     2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 15  15- 1-69   London          England         1-1                     
 16  16- 4-69   Athinai         Greece          2-2     World Cup Qualifier
 17  30- 4-69   Paris           France          0-1                     
 18  14- 5-69   Lausanne        Switzerland     1-0     World Cup Qualifier
 19  12-10-69   Bucuresti       Portugal        1-0     World Cup Qualifier
 20  16-11-69   Bucuresti       Greece          1-1     World Cup Qualifier
 21   9- 2-70   Lima            Peru            1-1                     
 22   8- 4-70   Stuttgart       West Germany    1-1                     
 23  28- 4-70   Reims           France          0-2                     
 24   6- 5-70   Bucuresti       Yugoslavia      0-0                     
 25   2- 6-70   Guadalajara     England         0-1     World Cup
 26   6- 6-70   Guadalajara     Czechoslovakia  2-1     World Cup
 27  10- 6-70   Guadalajara     Brazil          2-3     World Cup
 28  21- 4-71   Novi Sad        Yugoslavia      1-0                     
 29  16- 5-71   Bratislava      Czechoslovakia  0-1     European Champ. Qual.
 30  22- 9-71   Helsinki        Finland         4-0     European Champ. Qual.
  -  10-10-71   KÝbenhavn       Denmark         1-2     Olympic Games Qual.
 31  14-11-71   Bucuresti       Czechoslovakia  2-1     European Champ. Qual.
 32  24-11-71   Bucuresti       Wales           2-0     European Champ. Qual.
 33   8- 4-72   Bucuresti       France          2-0                     
 34  29- 4-72   Budapest        Hungary         1-1     European Champ. Qual.
 35  14- 5-72   Bucuresti       Hungary         2-2     European Champ. Qual.
 36  17- 5-72   Beograd         Hungary         1-2     European Champ. Qual.
 37  17- 6-72   Bucuresti       Italy           3-3                     
 38   3- 9-72   Craiova         Austria         1-1                     
 39  20- 9-72   Helsinki        Finland         1-1     World Cup Qualifier
 40  29-10-72   Bucuresti       Albania         2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 41  18- 4-73   Kiev            Soviet Union    0-2                     
 42  17- 4-74   S„o Paulo       Brazil          0-2                     
 43  22- 4-74   Buenos Aires    Argentina       1-2                     
 44  29- 5-74   Bucuresti       Greece          3-1     Balkan Cup
 45   5- 6-74   Rotterdam       Netherlands     0-0                     
 46  23- 7-74   Constanta       Japan           4-1                     
 47  13-10-74   KÝbenhavn       Denmark         0-0     European Champ. Qual.
 48   4-12-74   Tel-Aviv        Israel          1-0                     
 49  19- 3-75   Istanbul        Turkey          1-1                     
 50  31- 3-75   Praha           Czechoslovakia  1-1                     
 51  17- 4-75   Madrid          Spain           1-1     European Champ. Qual.
 52  11- 5-75   Bucuresti       Denmark         6-1     European Champ. Qual.
 53   1- 6-75   Bucuresti       Scotland        1-1     European Champ. Qual.
  -   4- 6-75   Bucuresti       Denmark         4-0     Olympic Games Qual.
  -  18- 6-75   KÝbenhavn       Denmark         2-1     Olympic Games Qual.
 54  24- 9-75   Thessaloniki    Greece          1-1     Balkan Cup
 55  16-11-75   Bucuresti       Spain           2-2     European Champ. Qual.
 56  29-11-75   Bucuresti       Soviet Union    2-2                     
  -   3-12-75   Blois           France Olympic  0-4     Olympic Games Qual.
 57  17-12-75   Glasgow         Scotland        1-1     European Champ. Qual.
  -  24- 3-76   Bucuresti       France Olympic  1-0     Olympic Games Qual.
 58   5- 6-76   Milano          Italy           2-4                     
 59   2- 7-76   Tehran          Iran            2-2                     
 60  28-11-76   Bucuresti       Bulgaria        3-2     Balkan Cup
 61  27- 4-77   Bucuresti       East Germany    1-1                     
 62   5- 4-78   Buenos Aires    Argentina       0-2                     
 63  21- 3-79   Bucuresti       Greece          3-0                     
 64   4- 4-79   Craiova         Spain           2-2     European Champ. Qual.


Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    64    23   26   15  103-  82      72      56.25


Types of Matches
Friendlies             30
World Cup Qualifiers    8 
World Cup               3    
European Champ. Qual.  20
Balkan Cup              3

Total                  64

NB: note that 6 Olympic Qualifying matches have been removed from the list
    after a FIFA decision in 1999

Goals:

Cap   4     1 goal
Cap   8     1 goal
Cap  21     1 goal
Cap  30     1 goal
Cap  32     1 goal
Cap  44     1 goal
Cap  49     1 goal
Cap  52     1 goal
Cap  58     1 goal

Total:      9 goals



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