Maximilian Nicu

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Maximilian Nicu
Maximilian Nicu - Hertha BSC Berlin (2).jpg
Personal information
Full name Maximilian Johannes Ştefan Nicu
Date of birth (1982-11-25) 25 November 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Prien am Chiemsee, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SV Elversberg
Number 7
Youth career
1988–1994 TuS Prien
1994–1997 TSV 1860 Rosenheim
1997–2002 SpVgg Unterhaching
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 SpVgg Unterhaching 23 (2)
2004 Rot-Weiss Erfurt 13 (0)
2005–2006 Wehen Wiesbaden 48 (20)
2006–2007 Wacker Burghausen 31 (6)
2007–2008 Wehen Wiesbaden 32 (6)
2008–2010 Hertha BSC 43 (3)
2010–2012 SC Freiburg 27 (0)
2012–2013 1860 Munich 25 (8)
2014 Universitatea Cluj 8 (2)
2014–2015 Aris Limassol 7 (0)
2015– SV Elversberg 14 (1)
National team
2009 Romania 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 August 2009

Maximilian Nicu (born 25 November 1982) is a German-born Romanian footballer who plays for SV Elversberg. Thus far he has spent most of his career in Germany, apart from two short spells in Romania and on Cyprus.

Club career[edit]

Hertha BSC[edit]

Nicu made his first appearance with Hertha BSC on 31 July 2008 in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup first qualifying round second leg against FC Nistru Otaci. Nicu made his Bundesliga debut on 17 August 2008 in Hertha's opening fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt. Nicu came on in the 71st minute as a substitute, replacing Patrick Ebert. After two seasons with Hertha, the club chose not to renew Nicu's contract following their relegation to the 2. Bundesliga.

SC Freiburg[edit]

On 1 July 2010, Nicu signed for SC Freiburg.[1]

1860 Munich[edit]

On 31 January 2012, Nicu signed for 2. Bundesliga side 1860 Munich.

Universitatea Cluj[edit]

On January 14, 2014 he signed a contract with Universitatea Cluj making it the first Romanian club in his career.

Aris Limassol[edit]

On 29 July 2014, Maximilian Nicu signed one year contract with Cypriot Second Division club Aris Limassol.[2]

SV Elversberg[edit]

In January 2015, after a year abroad, he returned to his native Germany and signed for fourth tier Regionalliga Südwest side SV Elversberg until 2016.[3]

International career[edit]

Nicu elected to play for the country of his parents, rather than his country of birth. In 2009, he requested a Romanian passport.[4] Nicu was called up for matches against Serbia and Austria. At first it appeared he would not be able to play, since he had not received his Romanian citizenship yet,[5] but on 17 March it was announced that Nicu had been granted citizenship and would be permitted to play.

On 20 March 2009, he pledged his vow to become a Romanian citizen.[6] He made his debut for Romania on 1 April 2009 against Austria.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 25 January 2015

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2002–03 SpVgg Unterhaching Regionalliga Süd 23 2 3 0 0 0 26 2
2003–04 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rot-Weiß Erfurt Regionalliga Süd 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2004–05 Wehen Wiesbaden 14 4 0 0 0 0 14 4
2005–06 34 16 0 0 0 0 34 16
2006–07 Wacker Burghausen 2. Bundesliga 31 6 3 1 0 0 34 7
2007–08 Wehen Wiesbaden 32 6 1 0 0 0 33 6
2008–09 Hertha BSC Bundesliga 28 2 2 0 7 1 37 3
2009–10 15 1 2 0 9 0 26 1
2010–11 SC Freiburg 23 0 1 0 0 0 24 0
2011–12 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2011–12 1860 München 2. Bundesliga 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
2013–14 Universitatea Cluj Liga I 8 2 0 0 0 0 8 2
2014–15 Aris Limassol Second Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
SV Elversberg Regionalliga Südwest 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Career total 271 40 15 1 16 1 302 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freiburg verpflichtet Nicu" (in German). DFL. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ανακοίνωση: Ποιότητα στην μεσαία γραμμή με… Maximilian Nicu" (in Greek). Aris Limassol FC. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "SVE verpflichtet Nicu und Nagel" [SVE signs Nicu and Nagel] (in German). SV Elversberg. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Maximilian Nicu beantragt Pass für Rumänien" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ ""STRANIERII" PENTRU JOCURILE CU SERBIA ŞI AUSTRIA" (in Romnian). 13 March 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "VIDEO » Max Nicu a depus jurămîntul". [dead link]

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