Date of birth: 11 September 1950
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.
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|07.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Moldova||0-5||England|
|11.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Poland||2-0||Moldova|
|12.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Moldova||0-0||Ukraine|
|16.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||San Marino||0-2||Moldova|
|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Moldova||0-1||Montenegro|
|26.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Ukraine||2-1||Moldova|
|07.06.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Moldova||1-1||Poland|
|06.09.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||England||4-0||Moldova|
|11.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Moldova||3-0||San Marino|
|15.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Montenegro||2-5||Moldova|
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