Dan Alexa

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Dan Alexa
Alexa cerf 2004.JPG
Alexa (2004)
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-10-28) 28 October 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Timişoara, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Poli Timișoara (Head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 UM Timişoara - (-)
1999–2001 Rocar Bucureşti 44 (2)
2001 Politehnica Timișoara 4 (0)
2002 Universitatea Craiova 15 (0)
2002–2004 Dinamo Bucureşti 47 (1)
2004–2005 Beijing Guoan 40 (0)
2006 Dinamo Bucureşti 13 (1)
2006–2011 Politehnica Timișoara 126 (5)
2011–2012 Rapid Bucureşti 25 (3)
2012–2014 Anorthosis Famagusta 40 (4)
National team
2000 Romania U-21 1 (0)
2004–2011 Romania 6 (2)
Teams managed
2014– Poli Timișoara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dan Alexa (born 28 October 1979 in Timişoara) is a retired Romanian footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.[1]

After he ended his playing career, Alexa became manager. His first job came at Poli Timișoara, in March 2014.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Although born in Banat, Alexa was considered disposable while at UM Timișoara in 1998, and he moved to Rocar Bucureşti where he helped his side reach the 2000–01 Romanian Cup final.

Dinamo București[edit]

After several years there and short spells at FC Timişoara and Universitatea Craiova, Alexa got his big chance as Dinamo Bucharest decided to transfer him. His performances were of a high calibre throughout the two seasons he spent there, but he also got a reputation for being an extremely aggressive player. In two years he scored 1 goal in 47 appearances.

Beijing Hyundai[edit]

His consequent move to Beijing Hyundai saw him leave Romania for two years. In a friendly match against Real Madrid he was selected man of the match.[2]

Dinamo București[edit]

He returned to Dinamo in 2006 just for a few months playing 13 matches, scoring a goal.

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

In the summer of the same year, Politehnica boss Marian Iancu decided to bring Alexa - by then, a real "persona non grata" in Timișoara, due to his pledge of loyalty to Dinamo - back to the city where he started his career, together with team-mate Ştefan Grigorie. The fans protested at Alexa's arrival in Timișoara through several banners and chants, but the club's management remained unimpressed. Alexa himself stated that he had made those statements out of necessity and that he will do all he can to prove to the fans that he is a real professional.A few months after his arrival, Alexa became the captain of Poli. He is nicknamed "the surgeon" because he inflicted many injuries requiring surgery to opposing players. In 19 April 2010, he scored the equaliser goal in the 98th minute against CFR Cluj and mentain Poli in battle for the title, however Poli finished 5th, losing the last 3 matches.

Rapid București[edit]

On 4 June 2011, the former captain of Politehnica Timişoara signed a two-year contract with Rapid Bucureşti following the relegation of Poli.[3]

Anorthosis Famagusta[edit]

On 24 June 2012, Dan Alexa signed with the Cyprus First Division football club, Anorthosis Famagusta, on a free transfer. He signed a reported €250,000/yr contract with the club.[4]

International career[edit]

Alexa was first called up by the national team in 2004. Later in 2010, he was called up for a friendly match against Italy after a six-year absence.[5] Alexa scored his first goals for Romania in a 2–2 draw against Ukraine at Cyprus International Cup 2011.[6] However, Romania were eliminated from the tournament, after losing on penalty kicks 4–2.

International stats[edit]

Romania national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 4 2
Total 6 2

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 February 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Ukraine 1–2 2-2 Friendly
2 8 February 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Ukraine 2–2 2-2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo Bucureşti

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Alexa at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Comentand la rece etapa a 27-a: Cine sunt premiantii, cine sunt perdantii". Cronica Română. 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Alexa and Surdu signed with Rapid". Gazeta Sporturilor. 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rapid a pierdut un super jucator". Sport.ro. 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alexa returns to national team". Analog TV. 18 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Romania - Ukraine 2-2". Gazeta Sporturilor. 8 February 2011. 

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