Tamaș playing for Auxerre in 2008
|Full name||Gabriel Sebastian Tamaș|
|Date of birth||9 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Brașov, Romania|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2005||→ Dinamo București (loan)||27||(1)|
|2006–2007||→ Celta Vigo (loan)||29||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Dinamo București (loan)||34||(2)|
|2010||→ West Bromwich Albion (loan)||23||(2)|
|2010–2013||West Bromwich Albion||45||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Braşov to a Romanian family of partial Hungarian descent, Tamaș started his career at Romanian clubs in lower divisions. In the summer of 2002 he transferred to Dinamo București who he spent a year with before earning a move to Turkish team Galatasaray where he spent a season-and-a-half before being linked with a move to the Russian Premier League.
Tamaș secured a move to Spartak Moscow in January 2004, but returned to Dinamo București in summer 2004 on a season-and-a-half loan, returning to Spartak in January 2006. Tamaș again moved out on loan to Celta de Vigo of Spain for the duration of the 2006–07 season.
He joined AJ Auxerre in France at the start of the 2007–08 season. After one year there he again joined Dinamo București, this time on a season-long loan. On 14 February 2009 he was sent to the reserve team due to an incident involving drinking alcohol in training. On 12 July 2009 he extended his loan for another season, and was also elected captain by his teammates.
His loan to Dinamo was cut short in December 2009, and on 1 January 2010, Tamaș signed for West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut on 8 January in a 1–3 loss to Nottingham Forest. He scored his first goal for the Football League Championship club against Reading on 27 March 2010. On 19 May 2010, Tamaș signed permanently at The Hawthorns for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract, plus a further year's option in the club's favour. On 11 September 2011, in a match against Norwich City, he elbowed James Vaughan in the face inside his own penalty area. The referee gave no penalty and let the play continue, but he was given a three-match ban for violent conduct after the match.
He ended his contract with WBA by mutual consent, in September 2013. On 9 October 2013, Tamaș signed a one-year contract with Romanian Liga I club CFR Cluj. On 16 October, he ended his contract there following incidents in a local pub.
After suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in September 2014, Tamaş cancelled his contract with Watford in January 2015. On 15 January 2015 he signed a 2 year contract with Steaua București, the great historic rival of his former club Dinamo București.
On 11 August 2011, Tamaș and his teammate Adrian Mutu were excluded from the Romanian national team. They were found drinking at a bar on the night of 10 August, while footballers had to play for the Romanian team against San Marino in a friendly match. After only three games, their suspension was lifted.
|1||2 June 2007||Arena Petrol, Celje, Slovenia||Slovenia||0–1||1–2||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2||1 November 2007||Naţional Stadium, Bucureşti, Romania||Albania||2–0||6–1||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|3||29 May 2010||Ukraina Stadium, Lviv, Ukraine||Ukraine||1–1||3–2||Friendly|
|FC Spartak Moscow||2004||14||0||0||0||-||0||0||-||14||0|
|Dinamo București (loan)||2004-05||13||0||1||0||-||0||0||-||14||0|
|Celta Vigo (loan)||2006-07||29||0||0||0||-||9||0||-||38||0|
|Dinamo București (loan)||2008-09||22||0||0||0||-||2||0||-||24||0|
|Dinamo București Total||80||7||2||0||-||-||15||1||-||-||97||8|
|West Bromwich Albion (loan)||2009-10||23||2||3||0||-||-||-||26||2|
|West Bromwich Albion||2010-11||26||0||0||0||0||0||-||-||26||0|
|West Bromwich Albion Total||68||2||7||0||2||1||-||-||-||-||77||1|
Statistics accurate as of match played 18 January 2015
- "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "BBC Sport Football player profile Gabriel Tamaş". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Gabriel Tamas - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
- "Maghiarii spun că ne-au făcut cine suntem: "Am contribuit decisiv la evoluţia fotbalului românesc!" Patru jucători convocaţi acum de Piţurcă puteau juca pentru Ungaria" (in Romanian). Prosport. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
În urmă cu aproape un an, în presa de la Budapesta s-a scris şi despre tentativele eşuate ale ungurilor de a aduce în naţionala lor fotbalişti cu origini maghiare, patru dintre ei fiind în acest moment selecţionaţi de Victor Piţurcă pentru meciul de vineri şi pentru cel de marţi, cu Olanda. Este vorba despre steliştii Vlad Chiricheş, Florin Gardoş şi despre fostul dinamovist Gabriel Tamaş, dar şi de golgheterul lui Angers, Claudiu Keşeru. [Almost a year ago, the Budapest media wrote about the failed Hungarians attempts to take players of Hungarian origin to their national team, four of them currently selected by Victor Piturca for Friday's match and the one on Tuesday against Netherlands. These are Steaua players Vlad Chiriches and Florin Gardos, former Dinamo player Gabriel Tamas, and goalgetter of Angers, Claudiu Keserü.]
- "Badea: "Tamaş se va pregăti cu Dinamo II"". Dinamovisti.ro. 14 February 2009.
- "West Brom 1–3 Nottm Forest". BBC. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- "Reading 1–1 West Brom". BBC. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
- "West Bromwich Albion clinch Gabriel Tamas transfer". BBC. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
- "WBA's Gabriel Tamas accepts violent conduct charge". BBC Sport. 13 September 2011.
- "Tamas bids fond farewell". wba.co.uk. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "UPDATE Primele declaraţii ale lui Tamaş ca jucător la CFR Cluj" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Tamaş, dat afară după 6 zile de la CFR!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Dickov gets Tamas". Doncaster Rovers FC. 17 January 2014.
- Smith, Frank (27 May 2014). "Watford sign former West Bromwich Albion and Doncaster Rovers defender Gabriel Tamas". Watford Observer. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Gabriel Tamaș – player's profile". RomanianSoccer. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- "National team of Romania – 2007 statistics". RomanianSoccer. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- "Adrian Mutu banned for life by Romania for night of drinking with West Brom's Gabriel Tamas". The Daily Telegraph. 11 August 2011.
- "Mutu si Tamas revin la nationala!". Ziare.com. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
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