|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)|
|1994–1997||TSV 1860 Rosenheim|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2015.
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.
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.
On January 14, 2014 he signed a contract with Universitatea Cluj making it the first Romanian club in his career.
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.
As of 25 January 2015[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|
|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|
- "Freiburg verpflichtet Nicu" (in German). DFL. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "Ανακοίνωση: Ποιότητα στην μεσαία γραμμή με… Maximilian Nicu" (in Greek). Aris Limassol FC. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "SVE verpflichtet Nicu und Nagel" [SVE signs Nicu and Nagel] (in German). SV Elversberg. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "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.
- "VIDEO » Max Nicu a depus jurămîntul".[dead link]
- Maximilian Nicu at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Maximilian Nicu's profile at National-football-teams.com
- Maximilian Nicu's profile at Soccerway.com
- Maximilian Nicu's profile at Romaniansoccer.ro