Gheorghe Bucur

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Gigel Bucur
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Bucur playing for Romania in September 2009
Personal information
Full name Gheorghe Bucur
Date of birth (1980-04-08) 8 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Kuban Krasnodar
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Sportul Studenţesc 169 (76)
2005–2010 Politehnica Timişoara 124 (52)
2010– Kuban Krasnodar 123 (26)
National team
2001 Romania U-21 2 (1)
2005–2013 Romania 26 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2013

Gheorghe "Gigel" Bucur (born 8 April 1980 in Bucharest) is a Romanian football player, currently playing at Russian Premier League side Kuban Krasnodar. He is a short and speedy forward.

Bucur has won the top league goalscorer award in the Romanian Liga 1 twice, in the 2004–05 and in the 2008–09 seasons. He was tied on goals with another player on both occasions, first with Claudiu Niculescu and then with Florin Costea.

Club career[edit]

Before joining Politehnica, Bucur had only played for Sportul Studenţesc, where he appeared in 169 matches and scored 76 goals in the first two Romanian leagues. He made his debut in the Divizia A during the 2001–02 season. After winning the title of Romanian top league goalscoarer of the Divizia A in 2006, he was transferred to Timişoara, for a rumored sum of US$800,000.[1] Sorin Rădoi also came to Poli as part of that deal.

In the autumn of 2009 he scored a brace in the Third Champions League Qualifying Round to help Timișoara knockout Shakhtar Donetsk.[2]

On 3 February 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with Russian club Kuban Krasnodar for a fee worth $1.8 million. [3]

International career[edit]

Gigel Bucur first played for the Romania national team in 2005 and amassed twenty six appearances until 2013, scoring four goals, including a brace against Armenia for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.[4]

On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian Băsescu for the results on Qualifying to EURO 2008 and qualification to UEFA Euro 2008 Group C with Medalia "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 June 2005 Farul, Constanţa, Romania  Armenia 2–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 8 June 2005 Farul, Constanţa, Romania  Armenia 3–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 9 September 2009 Ghencea, Bucureşti, Romania  Austria 1–0 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 14 October 2009 Ceahlăul Stadium, Piatra Neamţ, Romania  Faroe Islands 2–0 3–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sportul Studențesc 1998–99 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
1999–2000 28 6 0 0 0 0 28 6
2000–01 27 4 5 1 0 0 32 5
2001–02 29 12 2 1 0 0 31 13
2002–03 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
2003–04 28 29 0 0 0 0 28 29
2004–05 29 21 2 1 0 0 29 22
Total 169 76 9 3 0 0 178 79
Timişoara 2005–06 20 2 2 1 0 0 22 3
2006–07 29 9 4 2 0 0 33 11
2007–08 28 16 2 1 0 0 30 17
2008–09 31 17 4 2 2 1 37 20
2009–10 16 8 0 0 6 3 22 11
Total 124 52 12 6 8 4 144 62
Kuban Krasnodar 2010 31 9 0 0 0 0 31 9
2011–12 39 6 1 0 0 0 40 6
2012–13 21 4 2 0 0 0 23 4
2013–14 28 6 0 0 6 1 34 7
2014–15 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 121 25 3 0 6 1 130 26
Career Total 414 153 24 9 14 5 452 167

Statistics accurate as of match played 8 August 2014

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sportul Studenţesc
Kuban Krasnodar

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azi" article
  2. ^ "Gigel Bucur, despre dubla cu Sahtior". roportal.ro. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Romania-Armenia 3-0". hotnews.ro. 9 June 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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