Gheorghe Popescu

Date of birth09 October 1967
Place of birthCalafat
NationalityRomanian
Weight78 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Popescu has spent time in both the English and Spanish leagues with Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona respectively.

His organisational ability makes him a valuable member of the Galatasaray team.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
PSV Eindhoven 09 Sep 1994
Tottenham Hotspur 09 Sep 1994 30 Jun 1995

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1994-95 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1994-95 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 23
3
3
1998-99 World XI State 75th Anniversary 1
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Galatasaray Turkish First Division 24
10
1
2000-01 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 14
5
2001-02 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 3
1
2001-02 Lecce Serie A 28
3
6
1
2002-03 Hannover 96 Bundesliga 13
1
1
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Sep 1999 Chelsea v Galatasaray L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
20 Oct 1999 Galatasaray v Chelsea L 0-5 UEFA Champions League Group H
06 Apr 2000 Galatasaray v Leeds United W 2-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
20 Apr 2000 Leeds United v Galatasaray D 2-2
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
17 May 2000 Arsenal v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Cup Final
09 Aug 2000 St Gallen v Galatasaray W 1-2 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
13 Aug 2000 Denizlispor v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division
19 Aug 2000 Galatasaray v Erzurumspor W 7-0 Turkish First Division
22 Aug 2000 Galatasaray v St Gallen D 2-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
25 Aug 2000 Real Madrid v Galatasaray W 1-2 UEFA Super Cup Final
09 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Samsunspor L 1-2 Turkish First Division
12 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v AS Monaco W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
20 Sep 2000 Sturm Graz v Galatasaray L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
23 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Istanbulspor D 1-1 Turkish First Division
27 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Rangers W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Sep 2000 Gençlerbirligi v Galatasaray W 1-4 Turkish First Division
14 Oct 2000 Galatasaray v Siirt Jet Pa W 4-1 Turkish First Division 8
17 Oct 2000 Rangers v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
21 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Galatasaray L 3-1 Turkish First Division
25 Oct 2000 AS Monaco v Galatasaray L 4-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
07 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Sturm Graz D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
11 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Caykur Rizespor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
18 Nov 2000 Adanaspor v Galatasaray W 1-2 Turkish First Division 13
21 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
26 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 Turkish First Division
01 Dec 2000 Ankaragucu v Galatasaray W 1-3 Turkish First Division
10 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Gaziantepspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
17 Dec 2000 Trabzonspor v Galatasaray D 1-1 Turkish First Division
20 Dec 2000 Antalyaspor v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division
03 Feb 2001 Erzurumspor v Galatasaray W 1-2 Turkish First Division
14 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Deportivo La Coruña W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
17 Feb 2001 Samsunspor v Galatasaray D 1-1 Turkish First Division
20 Feb 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Galatasaray L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
25 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Kocaelispor L 2-3 Turkish First Division 22
07 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v AC Milan W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v Gençlerbirligi W 2-1 Turkish First Division 24
13 Mar 2001 Paris St Germain v Galatasaray L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
03 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Real Madrid W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2001 Yozgatspor v Galatasaray L 4-2 Turkish First Division
22 Apr 2001 Caykur Rizespor v Galatasaray W 2-4 Turkish First Division 29
28 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Adanaspor W 4-1 Turkish First Division 30
06 May 2001 Fenerbahçe v Galatasaray L 2-1 Turkish First Division 31
13 May 2001 Galatasaray v Ankaragucu L 1-2 Turkish First Division 32
26 May 2001 Galatasaray v Trabzonspor W 4-0 Turkish First Division 34
25 Jul 2001 Galatasaray v Vllaznia Shkoder D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
01 Aug 2001 Vllaznia Shkoder v Galatasaray D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2001 Galatasaray v Levski Sofia D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1983-84 Romania Olympics 1
1985-86 Romania Under-21 1
1986-87 Romania UEFA Under-21 3
1986-87 Romania Under-21 2
1
1987-88 Romania Olympics 1
1
1987-88 Romania OT 3
1987-88 Romania UEFA Under-21 2
1987-88 Romania Under-21 1
1988-89 Romania FIFA World Cup 4
1
1988-89 Romania International Friendly 4
1
1989-90 Romania FIFA World Cup 6
1989-90 Romania International Friendly 8
1990-91 Romania International Friendly 2
1990-91 Romania UEFA European Championship 5
1990-91 Romania Unofficial 1
1991-92 Romania FIFA World Cup 2
1991-92 Romania International Friendly 1
1991-92 Romania UEFA European Championship 3
1992-93 Romania FIFA World Cup 2
1
1993-94 Romania FIFA World Cup 8
2
1993-94 Romania International Friendly 5
1994-95 Romania International Friendly 2
1994-95 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
1
1995-96 Romania International Friendly 2
2
1995-96 Romania Kings Cup 1
2
1995-96 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
1996-97 Romania FIFA World Cup 5
8
1996-97 Romania International Friendly 1
1997-98 Romania FIFA World Cup 6
1
2
1997-98 Romania International Friendly 4
1
1998-99 Romania International Friendly 3
1998-99 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
1999-00 Romania International Friendly 4
1999-00 Romania UEFA European Championship 6
2001-02 Romania FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Romania International Friendly 4
2002-03 Romania International Friendly 1
2002-03 Romania UEFA European Championship 4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Apr 1984 Romania v Yugoslavia W 1-0 Olympics Group C
03 Jun 1986 Romania v Norway D 3-3 U21
20 Aug 1986 Norway v Romania L 3-0 U21
12 Nov 1986 Spain v Romania L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
03 Mar 1987 Turkey v Romania L 3-1 U21
24 Mar 1987 Romania v Albania W 3-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
15 Apr 1987 Czechoslovakia v Romania W 0-1 U21
28 Apr 1987 Romania v Spain L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
19 Aug 1987 Romania v Bulgaria D 2-2 OT
03 Sep 1987 Romania v Denmark L 1-2 Olympics Europe group A
06 Oct 1987 Romania v Greece W 1-0 U21
27 Oct 1987 Albania v Romania W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
17 Nov 1987 Austria v Romania L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
28 Jan 1988 Albania v Romania L 1-0 OT
02 Feb 1988 Albania v Romania D 0-0 OT
31 May 1988 West Germany v Romania L 3-0 Olympics Europe group A
20 Sep 1988 Romania v Albania W 3-0 International Friendly
19 Oct 1988 Bulgaria v Romania W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
02 Nov 1988 Romania v Greece W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
23 Nov 1988 Romania v Israel W 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1989 Romania v Italy W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Apr 1989 Poland v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 1989 Greece v Romania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
17 May 1989 Romania v Bulgaria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
31 Aug 1989 Portugal v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1989 Czechoslovakia v Romania L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1989 Denmark v Romania L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
15 Nov 1989 Romania v Denmark W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
04 Feb 1990 Algeria v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 1990 Egypt v Romania W 1-3 International Friendly
03 Apr 1990 Switzerland v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 1990 Israel v Romania W 1-4 International Friendly
21 May 1990 Romania v Egypt W 1-0 International Friendly
26 May 1990 Belgium v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Jun 1990 USSR v Romania W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
14 Jun 1990 Cameroon v Romania L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
18 Jun 1990 Argentina v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
25 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Romania L 0-0 (4-5) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
12 Sep 1990 Scotland v Romania L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
26 Sep 1990 Romania v Poland W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Romania v Bulgaria L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
05 Dec 1990 Romania v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
22 Dec 1990 Croatia v Romania L 2-0 UNOFFICIAL
27 Mar 1991 San Marino v Romania W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
03 Apr 1991 Switzerland v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
17 Apr 1991 Spain v Romania W 0-2 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Romania v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Nov 1991 Romania v Switzerland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 1991 Bulgaria v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
08 Apr 1992 Romania v Latvia W 2-0 International Friendly
06 May 1992 Romania v Faroe Islands W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
20 May 1992 Romania v Wales W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
29 Nov 1992 Cyprus v Romania W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Group 4
02 Jun 1993 Czechoslovakia (RCS) v Romania L 5-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Sep 1993 Faroe Islands v Romania W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 4
13 Oct 1993 Romania v Belgium W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
17 Nov 1993 Wales v Romania W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
23 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania L 2-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Romania v Bolivia W 3-0 International Friendly
25 May 1994 Romania v Nigeria W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1994 Romania v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1994 Romania v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Colombia v Romania W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
22 Jun 1994 Romania v Switzerland L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
26 Jun 1994 USA v Romania W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
03 Jul 1994 Romania v Argentina W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Jul 1994 Sweden v Romania L 2-2 (4-5) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
07 Sep 1994 Romania v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
08 Oct 1994 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Nov 1994 Romania v Slovakia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
14 Dec 1994 Israel v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
23 Dec 1994 Argentina v Romania L 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Romania v Poland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
26 Apr 1995 Azerbaijan v Romania W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Sep 1995 Poland v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 1995 Romania v France L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 1995 Slovakia v Romania W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Feb 1996 Romania v Denmark W 2-1 KINGS CUP Final
24 Apr 1996 Romania v Georgia W 5-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Romania v Moldova W 3-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1996 Romania v France L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 1996 Bulgaria v Romania L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1996 Romania v Spain L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Sep 1996 Romania v United Arab Emirates L 1-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Iceland v Romania W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
15 Dec 1996 FYR Macedonia v Romania W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Mar 1997 Romania v Liechtenstein W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
02 Apr 1997 Lithuania v Romania W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Romania v FYR Macedonia W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Sep 1997 Romania v Iceland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
19 Nov 1997 Spain v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Mar 1998 Romania v Israel L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Romania v Paraguay W 3-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 Romania v Moldova W 5-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 1998 Romania v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
22 Jun 1998 Romania v England W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 1998 Romania v Tunisia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
30 Jun 1998 Romania v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
19 Aug 1998 Norway v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 1998 Romania v Liechtenstein W 7-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
05 Sep 1998 Germany v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Portugal v Romania W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1998 Hungary v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
03 Mar 1999 Romania v Estonia W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Romania v Slovakia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
05 Jun 1999 Romania v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Jun 1999 Romania v Azerbaijan W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 1999 Cyprus v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Slovakia v Romania W 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Sep 1999 Romania v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Oct 1999 Liechtenstein v Romania W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 2000 Romania v Cyprus W 2-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Netherlands v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Romania v Greece W 2-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Germany v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 Romania v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Aug 2001 Slovenia v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 Hungary v Romania W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
06 Oct 2001 Romania v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Nov 2001 Slovenia v Romania L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Romania v Slovenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
13 Feb 2002 France v Romania L 2-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Romania v Ukraine W 4-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Poland v Romania W 1-2 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Romania v Greece L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Romania W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
12 Oct 2002 Romania v Norway L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Oct 2002 Luxembourg v Romania W 0-7 UEFA European Championship Group 2
29 Mar 2003 Romania v Denmark L 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.