George Țucudean

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George Țucudean
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Personal information
Full name George Marius Țucudean
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Arad, Romania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Second striker
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 29
Youth career
2005–2009 Atletico Arad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 UTA Arad 41 (13)
2010–2013 Dinamo București 51 (10)
2010 UTA Arad (loan) 12 (9)
2013–2014 Standard Liège 11 (0)
2013–2014 Dinamo București (loan) 22 (7)
2014– Charlton Athletic 12 (2)
National team
2009 Romania U–17 3 (0)
2010–2011 Romania U–19 5 (1)
2011–2012 Romania U–21 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:33, 20 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2012

George Marius Țucudean (born 30 April 1991 in Arad) is a Romanian football second striker. He is under contract with Charlton Athletic having signed a 3 year deal in July 2014.

Club career[edit]

UTA Arad[edit]

Țucudean started his career playing for his hometown club UTA Arad.[1] He stayed at UTA for two years before joining Liga I squad Dinamo Bucureşti.[2]

Dinamo Bucureşti[edit]

He made his debut at his new team on April 1, 2011 in a game against Universitatea Cluj.[3] Although young, Țucudean made an immediate impact at the Bucharest team by scoring 4 goals from 13 appearances in the second half of the 2010–11 season.[4]

In his first full season for the team, he made 30 appearances allround and scored 4 goals, also making his UEFA Europa League debut.[5]

On 14 July 2012, Țucudean scored two goals in the 2012 Romanian Supercup against CFR Cluj,[6] in a game that Dinamo Bucureşti won at penalty shoot-out to claim the throphy.[7] He was declared man of the match for his performance.[8] On Dinamo's first home game of the 2012–13 Liga I played against CSMS Iaşi on the 29th of July, Țucudean had a magistral performance, scoring four goals and offering one assist in just 52 minutes of play.[9][10]

Standard Liège[edit]

On 31 January 2013, Țucudean was bought by Standard Liège, where he signed a contract for four and a half years.[11]

Loan back to Dinamo[edit]

On 28 August 2013, he was loaned out for 2013–14 Liga I season to Dinamo, the team from he was transferred to Standard Liège.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

In July 2014 he signed a three year deal to play for English Championship side Charlton Athletic.[12] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Derby County on 19 August 2014.[13]He scored his second goal to open up the scoring in a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers on 21 October 2014 before assisting Johnnie Jackson to score the second goal.[14]

International career[edit]

Țucudean is a former Romania U–17 and Romania U–19 international, having played 3 and 5 games respectively.[15] He is a current Romania U–21 international with three goals under his belt so far.

Honours[edit]

[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moldovenii, impresionati de Tucudean". ziare.com (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Țucudean s-a antrenat deja cu Dinamo, dar prezența în lotul lui Andone nu e certă". aradcity.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Țucudean Liga I debut". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Țucudean statistics for the 2010-11 Dinamo Bucuresti season". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Țucudean statistics in UEFA competitions". UEFA. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Andone, "ucis" de "copiii" sai". Orange (in Romanian). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Andone îi laudă pe "cîini": "Dinamo e mai bună ca anul trecut!"". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Țucudean, cel mai nou erou al dinamoviştilor: "Sînt propriul meu model!"". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tucudean da 4 goluri si asteapta un telefon de la Piti!". Sport.ro (in Romanian). 29 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "5 cilindri în Ț! Dinamo - CSMS Iaşi 5-2!". ProSport (in Romanian). 29 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "George Tucudean rejoint les rouches". Standard Liège (in French). 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Iain Liddle (15 July 2014). "Charlton sign George Tucudean on three-year contract". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Charlton 3-2 Derby". BBC Sport. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Charlton 2-1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Țucudean UEFA statistics". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "G. Țucudean". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

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