Gheorghe "Gica" Hagi or famously known as Gheorghe Hagi is a renowned retired former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. Nicknamed the Maradona of the Carpathian after the Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, he has played for famous Spanish La Liga clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona. He has represented at the FIFA World Cup in 1990,1994 and 1998 as well as Euro Championships in 1984,1996 and 2000. As of now, he is the manager as well as the owner of the FC Viitorul.
Regarding his personal life, he has married twice and is currently living with his 2nd/current wife, Marilena Hagi, with whom he shares two children. Furthermore, his net worth is 2019 is estimated at $5 million.
Regarded as the greatest Romanian player of all time, Hagi's net worth is still under review but is estimated to be about $5 million. The source of his net worth is the salary as the manager and also the profit from the investment in the football club.
He made a good earning during his playing career.
Talking about his personal life, he has been married twice in his life. He tied the knot with his first wife, Leni Celnicu in 1990 before parting ways and divorcing in 1995.
Hagi is currently married to his second wife, Marilena Hagi and the couple is blessed with two children, son, Ianis Hagi born on October 22, 1998, and daughter, Chira Hagi.
His son Ianis Hagi is also a professional football player who currently plays for Turkish club, Galatasaray SK.
He also has established the Gheorghe Hagi foundation one of the biggest football academies in Europe.
Gheorghe Hagi was born to mother, Chirita Hagi, and father, Iancu Hagi on 5 February 1965 in Sacele Romania. He holds Romanian nationality and is Aromanian by ethnicity.
He has a sister named Luminia Popescu.
Hagi started his playing career with the Romanian club of Farul Constanta in 1978 and later joined Luceafarul Bucuresti at the age of 15.
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After playing for the junior team of Farul Constanta, he joined the main team in 1982. He later went on to play for Romanian clubs such as Sportul Studentesc and Steaua Bucuresti.
Hagi later signed with Spanish La Liga club, Real Madrid for a transfer fee of $ 4.3 million in 1990 and after a couple of seasons with Madrid, he was sold to an Italian football club, Brescia Calcio in 1992.
After an impressive performance for Romania at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he was signed by Spanish La Liga club, Barcelona in 1994.
He signed with the Turkish football club, Galatasaray in 1996 and was a prominent player in the Galatasaray line up and lead the team to four consecutive league titles.
Hagi retired from professional football in 2001.
He made his international debut for Romania against Norway in Oslo in 1983.
Hagi represented Romania at 1990 FIFA World Cup and played a crucial hand in helping Romanian to reach the quarterfinal rounds at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA.
He scored three goals for Romania in the tournament including a memorable goal of the tournament against Colombia curling a 40-yard lob over Colombian goalkeeper, Oscar Cordoba.
Hagi was included in the team of the tournament at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
His major international tournament for Romania at the Euro 2000 and retired from international football at the age of 36 in 2001.
He holds the record for being the top goal scorer for Romanian national team with 35 goals in 125 matches for Romania.
He was the manager of the Romanian national team in 2001 and after distractors 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifier where Romania failed to qualify, he was sacked.
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Hagi went to coach Turkish clubs such as Bursaspor and Galatasaray as well as Romanian clubs such as Politehnica Timisoara and Steaua Bucuresti to champion glory.