Gheorghe Hagi One Of The Best
Gheorghe Hagi (born February 5, 1965) is a Romanian former professional footballer who is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders of his generation and one of the most complete players of all time.
Hagi started his football career at his hometown club, Farul Constanta. He quickly made a name for himself and his performances attracted the attention of several European clubs. In 1983, he signed with Sportul Studentesc in Bucharest and enjoyed success with the club, winning the Romanian Cup in 1985. He then signed with Steaua Bucharest and helped the club win two Romanian league titles, as well as the European Cup in 1986.
In 1990, Hagi moved abroad to play in the Turkish Süper Lig with Real Madrid, becoming the first Romanian player to join a foreign club. He enjoyed a successful three-year spell at the club, winning two league titles and one Turkish Cup. After a brief stint at Barcelona, he returned to Turkey in 1996 to play for Galatasaray, where he won two further league titles and one Turkish Cup.
Throughout his career, Hagi made a total of 676 appearances, scoring 158 goals. He also earned 125 caps for the Romanian national team, scoring 35 goals in the process. Hagi represented his nation in three FIFA World Cups and one UEFA European Championship, and was named Romanian Footballer of the Year on seven occasions.
Off the pitch, Hagi is happily married to his wife, Marilena, and the couple have three children. He is also the owner of FC Viitorul Constanta, a club which he founded in 2009.
Since retiring from playing, Hagi has worked as a coach, taking charge of the Romanian national team from 2014 to 2016. He has also coached in Romania, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.