Teams: Dynamo Kyiv, UNT, Valencia
Okay just so you guys know, Im not making this up - I have better things to do in my spare time.
I currently work at shoe store in Toronto and when I was fitting a lady with a pair of high heels I noticed her accent. After finding out she was Romanian and exploiting my knowledge of Romanian football (brief, at best), I turned the conversation to the sport in hope of a sale, as I work on commission.
After talking for a couple of minutes she paused and asked me if I had ever heard of a team by the name of Dynamo Kyiv. Stunned, I laughed and told her that Kyiv was my home town and that I was infact a fanatical supporter! She was :eekani: and asked me if I knew of Tiberiu Ghioane, her cousin. She spoke little of his personality, and went on the same story path that I heard from Surkis - that he was taking time to off due to family reasons.
Being sensitive about the issue, I tried to squeeze out a few more details and from what I know he never terminted his contract officially, but has suppodely quit football. You might know that his father passed away something like 10 years ago, and ever since then Ghioane has been suffering from a post traumatic stress disorder and always questioned his love for the sport. He made the decision to leave Kyiv as early as 2003 (!! according to my source) but only did so at the start of this season.
He now lives with his sister in Bucharest and is a constant state of mental depression.
I only share this with you guys out of respect for the player, and I hope no one condems me for releasing such information. I personally felt that it was my duty to share it with you as a fellow Dynamo supporter.
All the best to Tiberiu and his family. Maybe one day he will return...