|Full name||Maximilian Johannes Ştefan Nicu|
|Date of birth||25 November 1982|
|Place of birth||Prien am Chiemsee, West Germany|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||Universitatea Cluj|
|1994–1997||TSV 1860 Rosenheim|
|2012–2013||TSV 1860 München||25||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
Nicu elected to play for the country of his parents, rather than his country of birth. In 2009, he requested a Romanian passport. 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, 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. He made his debut for Romania on 1 April 2009 against Austria.
As of 7 July 2013[update]
|2002–03||SpVgg Unterhaching||Regionalliga Süd||23||2||3||0||0||0||26||2|
|Rot-Weiß Erfurt||Regionalliga Süd||13||0||0||0||0||0||13||0|
|2006–07||Wacker Burghausen||2. Bundesliga||31||6||3||1||0||0||34||7|
|2011–12||1860 München||2. Bundesliga||15||0||0||0||0||0||15||0|
- "Glückloser Stürmer Wichniarek verlässt Hertha BSC" (in German). transfermarkt.de. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- "Freiburg verpflichtet Nicu" (in German). DFL. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "Maximilian Nicu beantragt Pass für Rumänien" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- ""STRANIERII" PENTRU JOCURILE CU SERBIA ŞI AUSTRIA" (in Romnian). 13 March 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- "Maximilian Nicu erhält rumänische Staatsbürgerschaft" (in German). transfermarkt.de.[dead link]
- "VIDEO » Max Nicu a depus jurămîntul".[dead link]