Mihai Costea

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Mihai Costea
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Personal information
Full name Mihai-Alexandru Costea
Date of birth (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Drăgășani, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward / Left winger
Club information
Current team
Zawisza Bydgoszcz
Youth career
Universitatea Craiova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Universitatea Craiova 83 (14)
2011– Steaua București 35 (9)
2014– Zawisza Bydgoszcz (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Romania U-21 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mihai-Alexandru Costea (born 29 May 1988 in Drăgășani) is a Romaniann professional footballer who plays as a forward for Zawisza Bydgoszcz, on loan from Steaua București. He is the younger brother of Florin Costea.

Club career[edit]

Universitatea Craiova[edit]

Costea played in Universitatea Craiova youth team. In 2008 the player was promoted to the first team, where he joined his older brother Florin Costea. Though his favorite positions are striker or winger, due to lack of players at Universitatea Craiova he was often used as a left midfielder. This usually brought criticism to Universitatea Craiova officials.[1]

Steaua București[edit]

Costea was transferred to Steaua București for a reported transfer fee of €1.4 million.[2]

In July 2013, Costea was excluded from the team, after refusing to comply with the team schedule, being unhappy that he wasn't called for game against Vardar Skopje, in the Champions League qualifying stage.[3]

Zawisza Bydgoszcz[edit]

In July 2014, Costea was loaned out by Steaua, to the Polish team Zawisza Bydgoszcz.[4]

International career[edit]

Costea was a Romania U-21 international being capped thirteen times and scored one goal against Latvia U-21 on 14 November 2009.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 22 November 2013)
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Universitatea Craiova
2005–06 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09 19 4 2 1 0 0 21 5
2009–10 30 7 3 4 0 0 33 11
2010–11 27 3 3 0 0 0 30 3
Total 83 14 8 5 0 0 91 19
Steaua București
2011–12 22 7 1 0 9 1 32 8
2012–13 12 2 2 2 6 1 20 5
2013–14 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 35 9 5 2 15 2 54 13
Career total 118 23 12 7 15 2 145 33

Honours[edit]

Steaua București
Universitatea Craiova

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