Gabriel Torje

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Gabriel Torje
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Personal information
Full name Gabriel Andrei Torje
Date of birth (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Timișoara, Romania
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Konyaspor
Number 11
Youth career
Politehnica Timișoara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 CFR Timișoara 28 (1)
2006–2008 Politehnica Timișoara 37 (2)
2008–2011 Dinamo București 108 (17)
2011– Udinese 21 (2)
2012–2013 Granada (loan) 34 (3)
2013–2014 Espanyol (loan) 12 (0)
2014– Konyaspor (loan) 2 (2)
National team
2006 Romania U17 5 (0)
2006–2010 Romania U21 24 (9)
2010– Romania 36 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Gabriel Andrei Torje (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈtorʒe]; born 22 November 1989) is a Romanian footballer who currently plays for Süper Lig side Torku Konyaspor.

He is a versatile right winger with the ability to swap onto the left side of the field during games. Torje was named Romanian Footballer of the Year in 2011.[1]

Club career[edit]

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

Torje made his debut during the 2005–06 season for Politehnica Timișoara against FC Argeș and scored on his second match, against Farul Constanța. He was promoted in the first squad by Gheorghe Hagi, manager of Timișoara at that time.[2]

Dinamo Bucharest[edit]

On 15 January 2008, Torje signed a five-year contract with Dinamo București. The reported transfer fee was $2.5 million.[3] He played his 100th match in Liga I for Dinamo on 6 May 2011, in a defeat against CFR Cluj.

Udinese[edit]

On 30 August 2011, he signed a five-year contract with Serie A club Udinese for an undisclosed fee,[4] rumored to be around 7 million.[5] He played his first game in Serie A against U.S. Lecce, on 11 September 2011, even though he had only five days of training with his new team,[6] and he had an impressive performance, suggesting that Alexis Sánchez may not be as irreplaceable as first thought.[7]

On February 5, 2012, Torje scored his first goal in the Serie A in a 3–2 loss against Fiorentina. On March 24, in a game against Palermo he equalized the score in the 85th minute, giving his team a 1–1 draw.[8]

Granada[edit]

In order to get more playing time, on 8 June 2012, Torje signed for La Liga side Granada on a season long loan.[9] He made his debut for the Spanish team on 20 August, in a 1–0 away defeat against Rayo Vallecano.[10] Halfway through the season Torje was considered as one of the most successful transfers in the 2012–13 La Liga, and he became a crucial part of the team.[11] He was praised for his performance in the 1–0 victory over La Liga champions, Real Madrid, on 2 February 2013.[12]

Espanyol[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Torje began his second journey in La Liga this time being loaned at the second major club in Barcelona, RCD Espanyol. He made his debut for the club on 23 September in a 3–2 win over Athletic Bilbao. He played only 12 games for Espanyol, six in the starting lineup and six as a substitute, without scoring a goal. Thus, the Spanish side didn't activate the option to buy the player at the end of the loaning period.

Konyaspor[edit]

In June 2014, Turkish Super Lig side Torku Konyaspor announced that they reached an agreement with Udinese to loan the player for a season.[13]

International career[edit]

Torje was the captain of Romania's U-21 side. He also made his debut for the senior side in a friendly match against Albania on 3 September 2010.

He scored his first international goal in a match against Cyprus. On 2 September 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win over Luxembourg.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 May 2013
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CFR Timișoara 2005–06 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Poli Timișoara 2005–06 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2006–07 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2007–08 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Total 37 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 41 2
Dinamo 2007–08 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
2008–09 30 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 35 3
2009–10 29 3 3 0 8 0 0 0 40 3
2010–11 29 9 4 1 4 1 0 0 37 11
2011–12 5 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 9 2
Total 108 17 11 1 18 2 0 0 137 20
Udinese
2011–12 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
Total 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
Granada (loan)
2012–13 34 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
Total 34 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
Career total 208 25 18 1 18 2 0 0 244 28

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 February 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Cyprus 0–1 1–1 Friendly match
2 2 September 2011 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 0–1 0–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3 0–2
4 15 November 2011 Stadion Schnabelholz, Altach, Austria  Greece 1–0 3–1 Friendly match
5 15 August 2012 Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 3–2 4–3 Friendly match
6 7 September 2012 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 0–1 0–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 11 September 2012 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Andorra 1–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 14 November 2012 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Belgium 2–1 2–1 Friendly match
9 6 February 2013 Estadio Ciudad, Málaga, Spain  Australia 3–2 3–2 Friendly match
10 11 October 2013 Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 0–3 0–4 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torje este fotbalistul anului 2011". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 22 December 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alexa s-a intors la scoala". Evenimentul Zilei (in Romanian). 24 November 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Torje a fost prezentat oficial la Dinamo". apropo.ro (in Romanian). 16 January 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "The east wind is blowing: here comes Gabriel Torje!". udinese.it (official website). Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Torje la Udinese pentru 7 milioane de euro". Adevărul (in Romanian). 22 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "L'Udinese è sempre Di Natale. Lecce, difesa da incubo" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Udinese open with ease". FIFA.com. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Torje holds grab of Palermo". Udinese official website. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "El Udinese cederá a Gabriel Torje por un año". marca.com (in Spanish). 8 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Debut nefericit pentru Torje la Granada". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 21 August 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Spaniolii l-au nominalizat în topul celor mai bune transferuri din Primera Division". ProSport (in Romanian). 27 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Presa spaniola: Iti multumim, Torje!". ziare.com (in Romanian). 4 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Our new transfer Gabriel Andrei Torje has passed health checks". konyaspor.org.tr (in Turkish). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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