Ion Caras

  • Date of birth : 11/09/1950
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Moldova Moldova
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Ion Caras

Moldova
Ion Caras
Moldova coach Ion Caras ©Boris Kharchenko

Ion Caras

Moldova

Date of birth: 11 September 1950
Nationality: Moldovan
Playing career: FC Zimbru Chisinau (twice), FC Aeroflot Irkutsk, FC Speranţa Drochia, FC Automobilistul Tiraspol
Coaching career: FC Tighina, FC Zimbru Chisinau (twice), Moldova (twice), FC Constructorul Chisinau, FC Agro Chisinau, FC Nistru Otaci (twice), FC Sporting USM Chisinau, FC Politehnica Chisinau

• Caras spent most of his playing days in the 1970s and 1980s as a defender with Zimbru, helping them to the Soviet Top League in 1983.

• His first coaching role was with Tighina in 1990 and the following year he took charge of Moldova for their debut match as an independent nation, a 4-2 home loss to Georgia.

• He remained in the hot seat until 1997, then returned to club management and led Zimbru to that year's Moldovan Cup. Repeated the trick three years later with Constructorul – by beating Zimbru 1-0.

• After leaving his last club assignment at Nistru in 2010 and working as a referee observer, Caras began a second spell with the national team in January 2012.

• Caras steered Moldova through 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, concluding with an impressive 5-2 victory in Montenegro. Caras was named Moldova's Coach of the Year 2013.

Last updated: 24/09/14 14.52CET

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General info

  • Name: Ion Caras
  • Date of birth: 11/09/1950
  • Country: Moldova

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Preliminary round )
    07/09/94: Georgia 0-1 Moldova
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Qualifying round)
    12/08/99: FTC 3-1 Tiraspol

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPWDL
Moldova11308
Total11308

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPWDL
Tiraspol2011
Total2011
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPWDL
Nistru2011
Total2011
Last updated: 09/09/2014 01:45 CET
 
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