Camataru, false “Golden Boot”

Camataru, false “Golden Boot”

Possibly, the next character has passed into football as the greatest con man in its history. And it is that few players may have boasted of achieving individual as important as a golden boot such a fraudulent way he did Rodion Cămătaru in 1987.

This Romanian born forward 1958 It was one of the greatest scorers in the Romanian League. eared, good fixer defenses, but with some technical shortcomings with ball control, his good paper with the University of Craiova (with whom he won two league titles and four cups) She led him to be traded in 1986 of Dinamo Bucarest.

Dinamo, team then led by the Ministry of the Interior and Elena Ceaucescu's favorite, President Nicolae Ceausescu woman, It was the real alternative of poderoso Steaua Bucarest, recent winner of the European Cup.

The move to Dinamo greatly improved the performance of Camataru, who managed to score 44 goals in 33 matches. A surprising fact considering that many of those, 20 he achieved in the last six league matches. The record proved to be so suspicious that the Austrian Toni Polster, Silver Boot and leader of the award until the final stretch of the season, He denounced irregularities.

Camataru and Romanian football were around the center of the controversy 1987.
Camataru and Romanian football were around the center of the controversy 1987.

Polster and his companions denounced a tremendous lack of reliable data which had not even official statistics of those last matches. For more suspects, those 20 goals in 6 parties only served to win a single game.

In 1990, Ceacescu fallen regime came out the truth of the event. The Romanian government had ordered not to defend the 100% to Camataru for this managed to score easily. The goal was to have a Romanian striker top scorer in Europe, made that would improve the country's image abroad. On the way, provide a joy to Elena, faithful lover Dinamo Bucharest. They were two birds with one stone. Câtâmaru was stripped of the golden boot, passing into the hands of Polster. and he had one of the biggest farces European football.

Camataru won a golden boot in 1987 a somewhat controversial way.
Camataru won a golden boot in 1987 a somewhat controversial way.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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