First Ever Steaua Bucharest Goalie Ilie Savu Dies Aged 90

Former Steaua Bucharest goalie Ilie Savu has died at the age of 90.
Former Steaua Bucharest goalkeeper Ilie Savu has died at the age of 90. Savu passed away on November 16, shortly after midnight, at the Central Military Hospital in Bucharest, losing the battle with a liver disease.

Savu started his career with Prahova Ploiesti and moved to Bucharest at the age of 16. He enjoyed a five-year spell with Venus Bucharest before he moved on to Corvinul Deva in 1943.

The former glovesman left Corvinul for Steaua Bucharest after World War II and became the first goalkeeper in the club's history. Savu spent three years at Steaua before hanging up his gloves in 1950.

He represented Romania at under-21 level, but never made any senior appearances for the national side.

Savu returned to Steaua Bucharest as the club's head coach in 1954 and was also in charge of clubs such as Corvinul Hunedoara and Gloria Bistrita.

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