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|Full name||Valentin Vasile Badea|
|Date of birth||23 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Alexandria, Romania|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||Steaua II Bucureşti||2||(3)|
|2008||→ Panserraikos (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
- On 2001 Jiul bought Badea for € 1,000 from Rulmentul Alexandria.
- Prior to 2006, when Badea joined Steaua Bucureşti, he also played for Rulmentul Alexandria, Jiul Petroşani and FC Vaslui.
- He was discovered by Ioan Sdrobiş while he was playing for Rulmentul Alexandria in Romania's third division and where Badea was the team's top goalscorer. Sdrobiş then brought him to Jiul Petroşani, and then to FC Vaslui where he was the coach.
- In 2006 Steaua paid € 1,000,000 for Badea.
- On 23 August 2006 he has scored two goals in the match against Standard Liège, in the third qualifying round of UEFA Champions League, goals which sent Steaua Bucureşti in to the group stage after ten years of absence.
- On 20 December 2009, he was released from FC Universitatea Craiova.
- On 24 February 2010, he signed with Al Ain.
|Club||Season||Domestic League||Domestic Cups||Continental games||Total|
|Last updated 25 October 2009|
|2004–2005||FC Vaslui||Liga II|
- Steaua's Gigi Becali was quoted by the press as saying that Badea will once become the Romanian top striker.
- "Vali Badea a debutat la UTA". Ştiri de Sport (in Romanian). 19 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
|Steaua Top Scorer