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List Rules Soccer players from Romania or played on the Romanian national team.

The best Romanian soccer players have been international superstars and altered the way the game is played. In addition to being a formidable national team for the World Cups, Romanian footballers have played for many top football clubs throughout the world. But who is the best Romanian soccer player of all time? Fans have ranked their favorites below!

This list of the best soccer players from Romania below has been voted by fans across the world--including Romanian of course. The list includes positions played and photos when available. These Romanian footballers have been ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Romanian soccer player you can use the search box at the top of the list to find what you're looking for.

While many football fans consider Gheorghe Hagi the best Romanian football player, some would also put Nicolae Dobrin in the running. Unfortunately, we'll never know since they played in different eras. The list you're viewing has a variety of players, like István Avar and Elek Schwartz, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Romanian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Romanian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Romania in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of the best Romanian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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395 52
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

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2
171 46
Nicolae Dobrin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Nicolae Dobrin Midfielder

3
170 50
Gheorghe Popescu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Gheorghe Popescu Defender

4
146 49
Dan Petrescu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Dan Petrescu Defender

5
143 55
Cristian Chivu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Cristian Chivu Defender

6
149 72
Adrian Mutu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Adrian Mutu Forward, Midfielder

7
85 31
Ilie Balaci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ilie Balaci Playmaker, Forward

8
84 34
Mircea Lucescu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Mircea Lucescu Forward

9
85 39
Marius Lăcătuș is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

10
68 29
Adrian Ilie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Adrian Ilie Defender

11
64 26
Helmuth Duckadam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Helmuth Duckadam Goalkeeper

12
77 42
Răzvan Raț is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Răzvan Raț Defender

13
53 28
Iuliu Barátky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Iuliu Barátky Forward

14
46 20
László Bölöni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
László Bölöni Midfielder

15
56 30
Cosmin Contra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Cosmin Contra Defender, Midfielder

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16
46 23
Ilie Dumitrescu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ilie Dumitrescu Forward, Midfielder

17
49 26
Adrian Ilie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Adrian Ilie Forward, Midfielder

18
51 28
Dorinel Munteanu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Dorinel Munteanu Midfielder

19
34 17
Iuliu Bodola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Iuliu Bodola Forward

20
49 27
Miodrag Belodedici is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

21
55 33
Costel Pantilimon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Costel Pantilimon Goalkeeper

22
40 21
Dudu Georgescu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Dudu Georgescu Forward

23
31 16
Ioan Sabău is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ioan Sabău Midfielder

24
33 27
József Pecsovszky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

25
48 40
Ștefan Radu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ștefan Radu Defender

26
26 18
Marcel Răducanu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Marcel Răducanu Forward, Midfielder

27
33 26
Nicolae Dică is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Nicolae Dică Forward, Midfielder

28
24 18
Rodion Cămătaru is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

29
23 17
Radu Nunweiller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Radu Nunweiller Midfielder

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30
29 24
Daniel Niculae is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Daniel Niculae Forward

31
22 16
Ioan Lupescu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ioan Lupescu Midfielder

32
27 22
Gabi Balint is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Gabi Balint Forward

33
23 18
Ioan Andone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ioan Andone Defender

34
28 25
Emerich Jenei is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

35
28 25
Mirel Rădoi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Mirel Rădoi Defender, Midfielder

36
37 36
Ciprian Marica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Ciprian Marica Forward, Midfielder

37
24 21
Anghel Iordănescu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

38
24 22
Lajos Sătmăreanu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

39
9 8
Ciprian Tătăruşanu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
David Ascoli added Ciprian Tătăruşanu Goalkeeper

40
6 5
Titus Ozon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

41
20 19
Tudorel Stoica is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Tudorel Stoica Midfielder

42
24 24
Nicolae Stanciu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Nicolae Stanciu Midfielder

43
24 24
Nicolae Kovács is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

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44
17 16
Adrian Bumbescu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Adrian Bumbescu Defender

45
3 4
Alexandru Apolzan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

46
3 1
Cristian Tănase is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Alin Brasoveanu added Cristian Tănase Midfielder

47
17 20
Silviu Lung Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Silviu Lung Jr. Goalkeeper

48
16 19
Elek Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time

49
19 24
Nicolae Grigore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Nicolae Grigore Midfielder

50
18 23
Florentin Petre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Romania Soccer Players & Footballers of All Time
Florentin Petre Winger, Midfielder