Gabriel Brezoianu

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Gabriel Brezoianu
Date of birth (1977-01-18) 18 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2003
2003-2006
2006-2007
2008
2008-
Dinamo
Steaua
Bordeaux
US Dax
92 Paris
Métropole
Tarbes
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996-2007 Romania 71 (130)

Gabriel Brezoianu (born 18 January 1977, in Bucharest) is a Romanian rugby union player. He plays as a wing.

Having played first at Dinamo Bucureşti (1998/1999), then in Steaua Bucureşti (1999/2000), he moved to Bègles-Bordeaux, in France, here he played from 2000/2001 to 2002/2003. After that, he went to represent US Dax (2003/2004-2005/2006), Racing Métro 92 Paris (2006/2007), Bordeaux Rugby Métropole and Tarbes Pyrénées Rugby, in 2008.

Brezoianu played his first game for Romania, at 20 April 1996, in an 83-5 win to Belgium.

He was present three times at the Rugby World Cup finals, in 1999, having three games played, 2003, with four games, and 2007, with three presences.

Brezoianu counted 71 caps, with 28 tries scored and 1 conversion, 142 points in aggregate, by the end of the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals. Surprisingly, for such a prolific rugby player, Brezoianu never scored in any of his three World Cup presences.

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