Ex-Romania defender Daniel Prodan dies following heart attack

Daniel Prodan, was a member of the Romania team that reached the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals, has died aged 44 following a heart attack.

By: Reuters | Buchrest | Published:November 17, 2016 8:58 pm
daniel-prodan_reuters-m Daniel Prodan capped 54 times by Romania between 1993 and 2001. (Source: Reuters)

Former defender Daniel Prodan, who was a member of the Romania team that reached the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals, has died aged 44 following a heart attack, the domestic football federation (FRF) said in a statement on Thursday.

Prodan, capped 54 times by Romania between 1993 and 2001, won five consecutive league titles with Steaua Bucharest before moving to Atletico Madrid.

Hard-man Prodan, who was also part of Romanian team at Euro 1996, joined Scottish club Rangers in 1998 but failed to play a single game due to a knee injury.

He retired at the age of 31 and was appointed as the FRF’s sporting director.