Gheorghe Popescu - Century of International Appearances


The outstanding Romanian player, who obtained 115 international caps with his National Team, has entered the symbolic but exclusive circle of players with a Century of Caps. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Caps   Date     Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition
  1  20/ 9/88	Constanta	Albania 	3-0
  2  19/10/88	Sofia    	Bulgaria	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
  3   2/11/88	Bucuresti	Greece   	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
  4  23/11/88	Sibiu     	Israel     	3-0
  5  29/ 3/89	Sibiu   	Italy   	1-0
  6  12/ 4/89	Warszawa	Poland  	1-2
  7  26/ 4/89	Athinai 	Greece  	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
  8  17/ 5/89	Bucuresti	Bulgaria	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
  9  31/ 8/89	Setúbal 	Portugal	0-0
 10   5/ 9/89	Nitra   	Czechoslovakia	0-2
 11  11/10/89	Křbenhavn	Denmark 	0-3	World Cup Qualifier
 12  15/11/89	Bucuresti	Denmark 	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
 13   4/ 2/90	Algiers 	Algeria 	0-0
 14  28/ 3/90	Cairo   	Egypt   	3-1
 15   3/ 4/90	Luzern  	Switzerland	1-2
 16  25/ 4/90	Haifa   	Israel  	4-1
 17  21/ 5/90	Bucuresti	Egypt   	1-0
 18  26/ 5/90	Brussel 	Belgium 	2-2
 19   9/ 6/90	Bari    	Soviet Union	2-0 	World Cup
 20  14/ 6/90	Bari    	Cameroon	1-2	World Cup
 21  18/ 6/90	Napoli  	Argentina	1-1	World Cup
 22  25/ 6/90	Genova  	Ireland    	0-0 (1) World Cup
 23  12/ 9/90	Glasgow 	Scotland	1-2	European Champ. Qual.
 24  26/ 9/90	Bucuresti	Poland  	2-1
 25  17/10/90	Bucuresti	Bulgaria	0-3	European Champ. Qual.
 26   5/12/90	Bucuresti	San Marino	6-0	European Champ. Qual.
 27  27/ 3/91	Serravalle	San Marino	3-1	European Champ. Qual.
 28   3/ 4/91	Neuchâtel	Switzerland	0-0	European Champ. Qual.
 29  17/ 4/91	Cáceres 	Spain   	2-0
 30  16/10/91	Bucuresti	Scotland	1-0	European Champ. Qual.
 31  13/11/91	Bucuresti	Switzerland	1-0	European Champ. Qual.
 32  20/11/91	Sofia   	Bulgaria	1-1	European Champ. Qual.
 33   8/ 4/92	Bucuresti	Latvia  	2-0
 34   6/ 5/92	Bucuresti	Faroe Islands	7-0	World Cup Qualifier
 35  20/ 5/92	Bucuresti	Wales   	5-1	World Cup Qualifier
 36  29/11/92	Larnaka 	Cyprus   	4-1	World Cup Qualifier
 37   2/ 6/93	Kosice  	Czechoslovakia	2-5	World Cup Qualifier
 38   8/ 9/93	Toftir  	Faroe Islands	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
 39  13/10/93	Bucuresti	Belgium 	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 40  17/11/93	Cardiff 	Wales    	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 41  23/ 3/94	Belfast 	N. Ireland	0-2
 42  20/ 4/94	Bucuresti	Bolivia 	3-0
 43  25/ 5/94	Bucuresti	Nigeria 	2-0
 44   1/ 6/94	Bucuresti	Slovenia	0-0
 45  12/ 6/94	Mission Viejo	Sweden  	1-1	
 46  18/ 6/94	Los Angeles	Colombia	3-1	World Cup
 47  22/ 6/94	Detroit 	Switzerland	1-4	World Cup
 48  26/ 6/94	Los Angeles	United States	1-0	World Cup
 49   3/ 7/94	Los Angeles	Argentina	3-2	World Cup
 50  10/ 7/94	San Francisco	Sweden     	2-2 (2) World Cup
 51   7/ 9/94	Bucuresti	Azerbaijan	3-0 	European Champ. Qual.
 52   8/10/94	St.Etienne	France  	0-0	European Champ. Qual.
 53  12/10/94	London  	England  	1-1
 54  12/11/94	Bucuresti	Slovakia	3-2	European Champ. Qual.
 55  14/12/94	Tel Aviv	Israel  	1-1	European Champ. Qual.
 56  29/ 3/95	Bucuresti	Poland  	2-1	European Champ. Qual.
 57  26/ 4/95	Trabzon 	Azerbaijan	4-1 	European Champ. Qual.
 58   6/ 9/95	Zabrze  	Poland  	0-0	European Champ. Qual.
 59  11/10/95	Bucuresti	France   	1-3	European Champ. Qual.
 60  15/11/95	Kosice  	Slovakia	2-0	European Champ. Qual.
 61  24/ 4/96	Bucuresti	Georgia 	5-0
 62   1/ 6/96	Bucuresti	Moldova 	3-1
 63  10/ 6/96	Newcastle	France  	0-1	European Championship
 64  13/ 6/96	Newcastle	Bulgaria	0-1	European Championship
 65  18/ 6/96	Leeds   	Spain   	1-2	European Championship
 66  18/ 9/96	Bucuresti	UAE         	1-2
 67   9/10/96	Reykjavík	Iceland 	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
 68  14/12/96	Skopje  	Macedonia	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 69  29/ 3/97	Bucuresti	Liechtenstein	8-0	World Cup Qualifier
 70   2/ 4/97	Vilnius 	Lithuania	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 71  30/ 4/97	Bucuresti	Ireland 	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 72  20/ 8/97	Bucuresti	Macedonia	4-2	World Cup Qualifier
 73  10/ 9/97	Bucuresti	Iceland 	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
 74  11/10/97	Dublin  	Ireland 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 75  19/11/97	Mallorca	Spain   	1-1
 76  18/ 3/98	Bucuresti	Israel  	0-1
 77   3/ 6/98	Bucuresti	Paraguay	3-2	
 78   6/ 6/98	Ploiesti	Moldova 	5-1
 79  15/ 6/98	Lyon    	Colombia	1-0	World Cup
 80  22/ 6/98	Toulouse	England 	2-1	World Cup
 81  26/ 6/98	Paris St.Denis	Tunisia 	1-1	World Cup
 82  30/ 6/98	Bordeaux	Croatia 	0-1	World Cup
 83  19/ 8/98	Oslo    	Norway  	0-0	
 84   2/ 9/98	Bucuresti	Liechtenstein	7-0	European Champ. Qual.
 85   5/ 9/98	La Valetta	Germany  	1-1	
 86  10/10/98	Oporto  	Portugal	1-0	European Champ. Qual.
 87  14/10/98	Budapest	Hungary 	1-1	European Champ. Qual.
 88   3/ 3/99	Bucuresti	Estonia 	2-0	
 89  27/ 3/99	Bucuresti	Slovakia	0-0	European Champ. Qual.
 90   5/ 6/99	Bucuresti	Hungary 	2-0	European Champ. Qual.
 91   9/ 6/99	Bucuresti	Azerbaijan	4-0	European Champ. Qual.
 92  18/ 8/99	Limassol	Cyprus  	2-2	
 93   4/ 9/99	Bratislava	Slovakia	5-1	European Champ. Qual.
 94   8/ 9/99	Bucuresti	Portugal	1-1	European Champ. Qual.
 95   9/10/99	Vaduz   	Liechtenstein	3-0	European Champ. Qual.
 96  26/ 4/00	Constanta	Cyprus  	2-0
 97  27/ 5/00	Amsterdam	Netherlands	1-2
 98   3/ 6/00	Bucuresti	Greece  	2-1
 99  12/ 6/00	Ličge   	Germany 	1-1	European Championship
100  17/ 6/00	Arnhem  	Portugal	0-1	European Championship
101  20/ 6/00   Charleroi       England         3-2     European Championship
102  15/ 8/01   Ljubljana       Slovenia        2-2 
103   5/ 9/01   Budapest        Hungary         2-0	World Cup Qualifier
104   6/10/01   Bucuresti       Georgia         1-1     World Cup Qualifier
105  10/11/01   Ljubljana       Slovenia        1-2     World Cup Qualifier
106  14/11/01   Bucuresti       Slovenia        1-1     World Cup Qualifier
107  13/ 2/02   Paris-St. Denis France          1-2
108  27/ 3/02   Constanta       Ukraine         4-1
109  17/ 4/02   Bydgoszcz       Poland          2-1
110  21/ 8/02   Constanta       Greece          0-1
111   7/ 9/02   Sarajevo        Bosnia-Herzeg.  3-0     European Champ. Qual.
112  12/10/02   Bucuresti       Norway          0-1     European Champ. Qual.
113  16/10/02   Luxembourg      Luxembourg      7-0     European Champ. Qual.
114  20/11/02   Timisoara       Croatia         0-1
115  29/ 3/03   Bucuresti       Denmark         2-5     European Ch. Qual.

(1)  Romania lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.
(2)  Romania lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.

Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
   115	  62   28   25	224- 105     152      66.09

Types of Matches
Friendlies             41
World Cup Qualifiers   25
World Cup              13
European Champ. Qual.  30
European Championship   6

Total                 115

Goals:

Cap   8     1 goal
Cap  36     1 goal
Cap  54     1 goal
Cap  62     2 goals
Cap  67     1 goal
Cap  68     3 goals
Cap  69     4 goals
Cap  78     1 goal
Cap  84     1 goal
Cap 104     1 goal

Total:     16 goals


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Author: Roberto Mamrud (robert@elsitio.net)
Last updated: 5 Apr 2003

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