Nicolae Tilihoi

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Nicolae Tilihoi
Nicolae Tilihoi.jpg
Tilihoi with Universitatea Craiova in the 1980s
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-12-09)9 December 1956[1]
Place of birth Brăila, Romania
Date of death 25 March 2018(2018-03-25) (aged 61)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Comerțul Brăila
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 FC Brăila
1976 Metalul Bocșa
1976–1987 Universitatea Craiova 290 (6)
Total 290 (6)
National team
1979–1981 Romania 10 (0)
Teams managed
1993 Electroputere Craiova
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2018

Nicolae "Nae" Tilihoi (9 December 1956 – 25 March 2018) was a Romanian professional footballer. He played as a defender.

He spent most of his career with Universitatea Craiova, where he was an indispensable member of the golden generation known as Craiova Maxima. Tilihoi was often nicknamed "the Iron Guard of Craiova".[2]

Tilihoi made ten appearances for the Romania senior team between 1979 and 1981.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tilihoi stated that his birth date is sometimes erronously offered as 9 August 1956:
    • "Odihnește-te în pace, NICOLAE TILIHOI!" [Rest in peace, Nicolae Tilihoi!] (in Romanian). CS Universitatea Craiova. 25 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. "Braileanul Nicolae Tilihoi – Fundasul de fier al Craiovei Maxima".