Cristian Tănase

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Cristian Tănase
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Tănase playing for Romania in June 2014
Personal information
Full name Cristian Tănase
Date of birth (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Pitești, Romania
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Steaua București
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2003 Argeș Pitești
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Argeș Pitești 105 (7)
2006 Dacia Mioveni (loan) 5 (0)
2009– Steaua București 131 (15)
National team
2005–2006 Romania U-19 3 (1)
2007–2008 Romania U-21 4 (0)
2008– Romania 37 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2014

Cristian Tănase is a footballer who plays for Steaua București and the Romania national team. He is a versatile midfielder that has played as a left winger, a right winger and as a central attacking midfield.

Club career[edit]

Arges and loan to Dacia Mioveni[edit]

Tănase began his career on youthside for Argeș Pitești and in the summer of 2003 was promoted to the first team which played in the Liga I. He only played in a handful of games in his first years with the Romanian team[1] and as a result he was loaned to Dacia Mioveni for the first half of the 2005–06 campaign. He gathered five games for the Mioveni team.[2]

After his return to Argeș Pitești he became an important player in the team gathering more than 100 games before his departure.[3]

Steaua Bucuresti[edit]

On 6 August 2009 he signed a 5-year contract with Steaua București for an undisclosed fee, though media reports estimated it to be €1.8 million for buying 50% of the player's rights.[4][5]

On 13 December 2009 he scored his first goal for Steaua in a 3–2 victory against Internațional Curtea de Argeș, which was a fantastic winning goal in the 72nd minute.[6]

In the 2010–11 he scored 3 goals, 2 in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League and one from a spectacular volley against Liga I side Pandurii Târgu Jiu.

In the 2011–12 season he showed he was in perfect form by scoring in a 4–0 win against Liga I side Mioveni and scored the goal against CSKA Sofia that qualified his team for the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League group stage. He continued his good form, contributing two essential goals against Maccabi Haifa in the group stage.

International career[edit]

Tănase played his debut for the Romania national football team in a friendly game on 19 November 2008 against Georgia.[7] On 1 April 2009 he scored his first goal against Austria.[8]

On January 27, 2012 Tănase scored two goals in a 4–0 thrashing over Turkmenistan.[9] This brings his tally to 5 goals in 27 games so far.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.[11]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 April 2009 Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt, Austria  Austria 0–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 15 November 2011 Stadion Schnabelholz, Altach, Austria  Greece 2–1 3–1 Friendly
3 27 January 2012 Belek Stadium, Belek, Turkey  Turkmenistan 2–0 4–0 Friendly
4 27 January 2012 Belek Stadium, Belek, Turkey  Turkmenistan 3–0 4–0 Friendly
5 6 February 2013 Estadio Ciudad, Málaga, Spain  Australia 1–0 3–2 Friendly
6 6 September 2013 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Hungary 3–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Tanase nickname is Dodel, he had a relationship with Diana Guresoaie most known for her night club stage name "Stramba lui Dodel".[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 15 June 2014)

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argeș Pitești
2003–04 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dacia Mioveni (loan)
2005–06 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Argeș Pitești
2005–06 16 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
2006–07 25 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2007–08 29 4 1 0 0 0 30 4
2008–09 32 2 0 0 0 0 32 2
Total 105 7 2 0 0 0 107 7
Steaua București
2009–10 21 1 1 0 4 0 25 1
2010–11 27 1 4 0 8 2 39 3
2011–12 30 4 1 0 9 3 41 7
2012–13 29 7 1 0 9 0 39 9
2013–14 24 2 4 2 10 1 38 5
Total 131 15 11 2 40 6 182 23
Career total 236 22 13 2 40 6 289 30

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bănel Nicoliţă
Steaua captain
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Ciprian Tătăruşanu
Preceded by
Mihai Pintilii
Steaua captain
2014–
Succeeded by