Bio
Ion Craciunescu
Born: 1950-09-27
Intl. since: 1984-01-01
Hometown: Ramnicu Valcea
Country: Romania
Speaks: Romanian, English, French
Occupation: Football analyst
Hobbies:

Ion Craciunescu is known for taking charge of the final of the Champions: League Ajax-Milan in 1995.

president

Ion Craciunescu was the president of the Romanian Referees Committee from2003 to 2005; currently he is a football analyst. (source: Dan Popescu)

Did you know
FINAL

  • During the final round of qualifying matches for Asian teams for the 1994 World Cup, matches that were refereed by European refs, Craciunescu not only got the match Iraq - Iran but also North Korea - South Korea. Coincidence, or was he the only one trusted with those kind of political matches?
  • Craciunescu has a Valentin Ceausescu story. The former dictator's son and Steaua boss came into Craciunescu's dressing room. Craciunescu, then assistant referee, was told he had been right to have validated two goals by Dinamo against Steaua.
    This was in defense of Valentin Ceausescu who was alleged to have been intimidating referees to favour his team.
  • this is Craciunescu in the 80s.

Statistics
Statistics for ION CRACIUNESCU
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 1 4
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 26 22 48
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 5 6
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.08 0.03 0.05
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.68 0.58 0.63
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.03 0.13 0.08

Based on 38 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ION CRACIUNESCU
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions League 1995-1996
group stageAaBPorto1995-12-062 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
WalesGermany1995-11-111 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
TurkeySwitzerland1994-12-141 - 2 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1995 - 1996
2nd roundSevilla FCOlympiakos1995-10-171 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSparta PragueSilkeborg1995-09-120 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1994-1995
finalAjaxAC Milan1995-05-241 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsAjaxHajduk1995-03-153 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCasino SalzburgAC Milan1994-12-070 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageManchester UnitedBarcelona1994-10-192 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBayern MunichDynamo Kyiv1994-09-281 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 1995
3rd placeMexicoNigeria1995-01-131 - 1 8 (5-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJapanNigeria1995-01-060 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1994 - 1995
qualifiersCSKA SofiaArarat1994-08-093 - 0 0 (0-0)2 (0-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
UAEGermany1994-04-270 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
RomaniaBolivia1994-04-203 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1993-1994
group stageMonacoBarcelona1994-04-130 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageWerder BremenAnderlecht1993-12-085 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1993 - 1994
1/4 finalsKarlsruheBoavista FC1994-03-161 - 0 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAlania VladikavkazDortmund1993-09-280 - 1 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundNantesValencia1993-09-161 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Asia
final roundKorea RepublicKorea DPR1993-10-283 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundIranIraq1993-10-221 - 2 7 (3-4)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundKorea DPRSaudi Arabia1993-10-181 - 2 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Europe
ItalyScotland1993-10-133 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MaltaSwitzerland1993-04-170 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainLatvia1992-12-165 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1992-1993
group stageClub BruggeMarseille1993-04-210 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGöteborgPSV1993-03-173 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAustria WienCSKA Sofia1992-09-163 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1992 - 1993
2nd roundDortmundCeltic1992-10-201 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1991 - 1992
3rd roundAA GentDinamo Moskva1991-11-272 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1992 qualifiers
GreeceMalta1990-10-314 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1989 - 1990
2nd roundWettingen FCNapoli1989-10-180 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1989 - 1990
1st roundTorpedo MoskvaCork1989-09-135 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1988 - 1989
1st roundInternazionaleIK Brage1988-09-072 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
Euro 1988 qualifiers
BulgariaLuxembourg1987-05-203 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1986 - 1987
1st roundLegia WarszawaDnipro1986-09-170 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1985 - 1986
1st roundRapid WienTatabanya1985-09-185 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)