|Born||19 November 1940|
Șeica Mare, Romania
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
He has won three world titles, the European Champions Cup as a player (1968) and coach (1977), both with Steaua București. He was a coach of the Romania men's national handball team (bronze medal at the 1990 World Men's Handball Championship), and since 2008 he has coached the Steaua Bucharest men's handball team.
Colonel Cornel Oțelea from the Ministry of National Defense was promoted to the rank of brigadier general (with one star), being subsequently transferred to the reserve on December 31, 1997. In 2009, it was decorated with the Order of Sports Merit cl. Takes.
- "Cornel Oţelea: "Împreună cu Gruia am stăpînit handbalul mondial"" (in Romanian). premium.gsp.ro. Retrieved 15 September 2019.