|Date of birth||28 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Timişoara, Romania|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Poli Timișoara (Head coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
After he ended his playing career, Alexa became manager. His first job came at Poli Timișoara, in March 2014.
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.
He returned to Dinamo in 2006 just for a few months playing 13 matches, scoring a goal.
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.
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.
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. Alexa scored his first goals for Romania in a 2–2 draw against Ukraine at Cyprus International Cup 2011. However, Romania were eliminated from the tournament, after losing on penalty kicks 4–2.
|Romania national team|
|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|
- Dan Alexa at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Comentand la rece etapa a 27-a: Cine sunt premiantii, cine sunt perdantii". Cronica Română. 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
- "Alexa and Surdu signed with Rapid". Gazeta Sporturilor. 4 June 2011.
- "Rapid a pierdut un super jucator". Sport.ro. 24 June 2012.
- "Alexa returns to national team". Analog TV. 18 November 2010.
- "Romania - Ukraine 2-2". Gazeta Sporturilor. 8 February 2011.