Farewell Match: Romania XI 2 - World XI 2
4.24.01 - In his farewell tribute match, the "Maradona of
the Carpathians", Georghe Hagi lead his national Romanian
team to a 2-2 draw against a team of World XI all-stars at
Lia Manoliu Stadium.
Hagi set up both goals for his team during the contest.
36, was awarded the Romanian Player of the Century. He lead
Romania to the World Cup quarter-finals in 1994 and ignited
a passion for the team among his countrymen. In 125 matches
for Romania he scored 35 goals. Most recently he lead the
Turkish club Galatasaray to the 2000 UEFA Cup over Arsenal.