World Cup Player at a Glance

Name: Gheorghe Hagi.

Born: Feb. 5, 1965, Sacele, Romania.

Height: 5-8.

Weight: 156 pounds.

Position: Midfielder.

Club: Brescia (Serie B, Italy).

National team debut: 1983, vs. Norway.

Caps (international matches): 81.

Goals scored: 21.

Little-known fact: Expelled from an international match for spitting on another player.

Honors: Twice the leading scorer in the Romanian first division. Led Steaua Bucharest to three club titles. Scored winning goal in World Cup qualifying against Wales that earned team a place in the final.

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
62°