Adrian Cristea

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Adrian Cristea
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Personal information
Full name Adrian Cristea
Date of birth (1983-11-30) 30 November 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Iaşi, Romania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Rapid București
Number TBD
Youth career
Politehnica Iași
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Politehnica Iași 93 (18)
2004–2010 Dinamo București 161 (27)
2011–2012 Universitatea Cluj 42 (11)
2012–2013 Petrolul Ploiești 15 (1)
2013 Standard Liège (loan) 8 (0)
2013 Steaua București 9 (1)
2014- Rapid București 0 (0)
National team
2003–2006 Romania U21 7 (0)
2007–2011 Romania 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2011

Adrian Cristea (born 30 November 1983 in Iaşi) is a Romanian footballer who plays for Liga 1 club Universitatea Cluj.

Club career[edit]

Politehnica Iași[edit]

Cristea started his career in his home town, Iaşi, for Politehnica. He made his debut in the Liga I in 2004, after the team won its promotion from the second division. Cristea impressed in the first half of the 2004–05 season, scoring five goals in 15 games. Between the teams against he managed to score was found Steaua Bucharest.

Dinamo[edit]

That goal brought him in the attention of Steaua's rivals, Dinamo who enroled the player in January 2005.

He became a favourite for the fans with his technique and his goals from outside the area, but was criticised for his lack of attitude in some games. Also, he became an important figure in the tabloids due to his lovelife.

Universitatea Cluj and Petrolul[edit]

In December 2010, Cristea was sold to Universitatea Cluj, his former club Dinamo Bucureşti received a total fee of €2m.

In the summer of 2012, he was transferred to Petrolul Ploiești, with the entire squad of Universitatea Cluj, when the owner of the Cluj team took control of Petrolul.

His first experience abroad came in 2013, when he was loaned to Standard Liège, where he was wanted by Mircea Rednic, a coach that worked with him at Petrolul and Dinamo.[1]

Steaua[edit]

On July 30, he signed a two-year contract with Steaua Bucharest. He made his debut for Steaua Bucharest on August 11, against Dinamo Bucharest, the team where he played for 6 years between 2004-2010. Steaua won that game 2-1.

On September 14, he scored his first goal for Steaua Bucharest, against Sageata.

International career[edit]

In February 2007, Cristea made his debut for the national team, in a friendly game against Moldova. In 2008, he was called by Victor Piţurcă in the squad for European Championship, but he didn't receive a chance to play.

Career stats[edit]

As of 21 September 2013

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Politehnica Iaşi 2001–02 28 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 5
2002–03 27 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 31 5
2003–04 23 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2004–05 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
Total 93 18 7 0 0 0 0 0 100 18
Dinamo București 2004–05 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2005–06 15 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
2006–07 28 3 2 0 10 3 1 0 41 6
2007–08 32 8 1 0 4 0 0 0 37 8
2008–09 31 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 36 6
2009–10 28 3 4 0 8 0 0 0 40 3
2010–11 17 7 1 0 4 1 0 0 22 8
Total 161 27 15 1 31 4 1 0 208 32
Universitatea Cluj 2010–11 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
2011–12 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 8
Total 42 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 11
Petrolul Ploiești 2012–13 15 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 19 3
Total 15 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 19 3
Standard Liège 2012–13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Steaua București 2013–14 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 1
Total 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 1
Career total 310 58 25 3 34 4 2 0 371 65

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo București[edit]

Steaua București[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Cristea rouche". standard.be (Standard Liège). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

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