FILE - CFR's coach and former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu. Photo: Mircea Rosca/AP
FILE - CFR's coach and former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu. Photo: Mircea Rosca/AP

Ex-Chelsea player Dan Petrescu hospitalised with coronavirus

By AP Time of article published Jul 22, 2020

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BUCHAREST – Former Chelsea player Dan Petrescu has tested positive for the coronavirus and was taken to the hospital on Wednesday.

Petrescu, who currently coaches Romanian club CFR Cluj, will remain hospitalized for at least 48 hours.

Fourteen staff members and players at Cluj have tested positive in recent days. Three of those people tested negative Wednesday but will remain under observation.

Clubs are considering suspending the Romanian league as the country registers a growing number of virus infections. There were 1,030 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest amount since the pandemic reached Romania in February.

Petrescu played at Chelsea for five years from 1995-2000. He won four trophies in his time at Chelsea, including the FA Cup in 1997, and the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup the following year.

He moved to Bradford City in 2000, and ended his career in England at Southampton.

AP

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