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Ghiţă Licu

Full name: Gheorghe "Ghiţă" Licu
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: December 1, 1945 in Fierbinţi, Ilfov, Romania
Died: April 8, 2014
Affiliations: Dinamo Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Handball

Related Olympians: Father of Robert Licu.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

A pivot, Ghiţă Licu played his entire career from 1964-80 with one club – Dinamo Bucuresti. With Dinamo, Licu won the Romanian championships in 1965, 1966 and 1978 and won the Romanian Cup in 1979. Licu was capped 197 times with the Romanian national team between 1966-76 and scored 328 goals. Licu won an Olympic silver in 1976, Olympic bronze in 1972, was World Champion in 1970 and 1974 and won bronze at the 1967 World Championships. After finishing his sporting career, Licu worked as a handball coach. From 1980-93 he was the coach of Dinamo Bucuresti, before moving to Germany in 1995. From 1995-99 Licu was head coach of SC Madgeburg junior team and from 1999-2006 was the assistant coach of SC Madgeburg senior team, winning the German title with them in 2001 and EHF Champions League in 2002, the most important handball club competition in Europe. From January to December 2006, Licu was the head coach of SC Madgeburg. His son Robert also became an international level handball player and later coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 26 München Handball Men's Handball Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Handball Men's Handball Romania ROU 2 Silver

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G W S E DQ
1972 Summer 26 München Handball Romania ROU Final Round Match 3/4 1 1972-09-10 ROU 19, GDR 16 2 0 0 0 0
1972 Summer 26 München Handball Romania ROU Group B Match #1 1 1972-09-06 ROU 20, HUN 14 1 0 0 0 0
1972 Summer 26 München Handball Romania ROU Group B Match #3 2 1972-09-08 YUG 14, ROU 13 0 0 0 0 0
1972 Summer 26 München Handball Romania ROU Group C Match #1 1 1972-08-30 ROU 18, NOR 14 1 1 0 0 0
1972 Summer 26 München Handball Romania ROU Group C Match #5 1 1972-09-03 ROU 13, FRG 11 1 0 0 0 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Handball Romania ROU Final Round Match 1/2 2 1976-07-28 URS 19, ROU 15 4 0 0 0 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Handball Romania ROU Group B Match #1 1 1976-07-18 ROU 23, HUN 18 3 0 1 0 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Handball Romania ROU Group B Match #5 1 1976-07-20 ROU 32, USA 19 2 0 0 0 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Handball Romania ROU Group B Match #10 1T 1976-07-24 TCH 19, ROU 19 3 1 1 1 0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Handball Romania ROU Group B Match #12 1 1976-07-26 ROU 17, POL 15 1 1 0 0 0
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