Florin Costea

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Florin Costea
Florin Costea.jpg
Costea playing for Universitatea Craiova
Personal information
Full name Florin Constantin Costea
Date of birth (1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Drăgăşani, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
CFR Cluj
Number 10
Youth career
Universitatea Craiova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Rarora Râmnicu Vâlcea 12 (3)
2004–2006 Râmnicu Vâlcea 10 (4)
2006–2011 Universitatea Craiova 119 (47)
2011–2012 Steaua Bucureşti 19 (1)
2013 CS Turnu Severin 14 (8)
2013– CFR Cluj 28 (3)
National team
2008–2009 Romania 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2009

Florin Constantin Costea (born 16 May 1985 in Drăgăşani) is a Romanian professional footballer who currently plays for CFR Cluj.[1]

Club career[edit]

Universitatea Craiova[edit]

Costea started in the Romanian Liga 2 for the local team Rarora Râmnicu-Vâlcea, then he transferred to one of the most popular teams in Romania Universitatea Craiova, who competed at the time in the same league.

After his new team was promoted, he became one of their key players and one of the best strikers of the Liga I. The 2008/09 season was great for Florin, finishing the top scorer of the Romanian first division, together with Gigel Bucur after both had scored 17 goals.[2]

On 21 March 2010, while playing a match against Politehnica Iaşi, the opposing goalkeeper made a rash challenge on Florin Costea, injuring him. He was forced to leave the pitch, and realising the severity of his injury he was taken out in tears.[3] It was later discovered that he had broken his Medial collateral ligament and Cruciate ligament. He was sidelined for 8 months.[4]

After Universitatea Craiova was disaffiliated he became a Free Agent.[5]

Steaua Bucureşti[edit]

On 3 August 2011 Florin Costea moved to Steaua Bucureşti on a free transfer, later signing a 4-year contract, worth around 300,000 per year. Here he rejoined his brother Mihai Costea.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rarora Râmnicu Vâlcea 2003–04 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Total 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea 2005–06 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
Total 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
U Craiova 2006–07 22 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 5
2007–08 30 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 15
2008–09 33 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 34 18
2009–10 21 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 24 12
2010–11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 117 47 6 4 0 0 0 0 123 51
Steaua Bucureşti 2011–12 18 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 26 2
2012–13 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 19 1 2 0 7 1 0 0 28 2
Career total 158 55 8 4 7 1 0 0 173 60

Statistics accurate as of match played 8 August 2012

Honours[edit]

Season Club Title
2012–13 Steaua București Liga I

International career[edit]

Since 2008 he gathered six selections in the Romanian national football team. His first selection was courtesy to an injury of Romanian star attacker Adrian Mutu.

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of Mihai Costea. They currently play in the same team, both are strikers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bun venit, Florin Costea!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj Official Website. 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Costea
  3. ^ Costea
  4. ^ Costea
  5. ^ Costea
  6. ^ "Florin Costea a semnat cu Steaua" (in Romanian). steauafc.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 

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