Adrian Cristea

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Adrian Cristea
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Cristea playing for Romania
Personal information
Full name Adrian Cristea
Date of birth (1983-11-30) 30 November 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Iași, Romania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Politehnica Iași
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Politehnica Iași 93 (18)
2004–2010 Dinamo București 161 (27)
2011–2012 Universitatea Cluj 42 (11)
2012–2013 Petrolul Ploiești 15 (1)
2013 Standard Liège (loan) 8 (0)
2013 Steaua București 9 (1)
2014–2017 Concordia Chiajna 23 (1)
National team
2003–2006 Romania U21 7 (0)
2003–2013 Romania 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2011

Adrian Cristea (born 30 November 1983) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a winger. He is currently a free agent.

Club career[edit]

Cristea started his career in his home town, Iași, for Politehnica Iași. He made his debut in Liga I in 2004, after the team won it's promotion from the Liga II. He impressed in the first half of the 2004–05 season, scoring five goals in 15 games.

In January 2015 Cristea joined fellow Liga I club Dinamo București for an undisclosed fee. He became a favourite for the fans with his technique and his goals from outside the area, but was criticised for his lack of attitude in some games.

In December 2010, Cristea was sold to Universitatea Cluj, for a total fee of 2 million. In the summer of 2012, he was transferred to Petrolul Ploiești, with the entire squad of Universitatea Cluj, when the owner of the Cluj team took control of Petrolul.

His first experience abroad came in 2013, when he was loaned to Standard Liège, where he was wanted by Mircea Rednic, a coach that worked with him at Petrolul and Dinamo.[1]

Steaua[edit]

On 30 July 2013, after terminating his contract with Petrolul Ploiești was terminated by mutual consent, Cristea signed a two-year contract with fellow Romanian Liga I club Steaua București.

He made his debut for Steaua on 11 August, against Dinamo Bucharest, the team where he played for 6 years between 2004-2010. Steaua won the league game 2-1. On September 14, he scored his first goal against Săgeata Năvodari.

He failed to win a place in the first team, and in April 2014, Cristea ended his contract with Steaua.[2]

In September 2014, Cristea reached an agreement with Liga I team Concordia Chiajna.

International career[edit]

In February 2007, Cristea made his debut for the Romania national team, in a friendly game against Moldova. In 2008, he was called by Victor Piţurcă in the squad for European Championship, but he didn't receive a chance to play.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 June 2017[3]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Politehnica Iaşi 2001–02 28 5 1 0 29 5
2002–03 27 5 4 0 31 5
2003–04 23 6 2 0 25 2
2004–05 15 2 0 0 15 2
Total 93 18 7 0 100 18
Dinamo București 2004–05 10 1 2 0 0 0 12 1
2005–06 15 0 2 0 3 0 20 0
2006–07 28 3 2 0 10 3 1 0 41 6
2007–08 32 8 1 0 4 0 37 8
2008–09 31 5 3 1 2 0 36 6
2009–10 28 3 4 0 8 0 40 3
2010–11 17 7 1 0 4 1 22 8
Total 161 27 15 1 31 4 1 0 208 32
Universitatea Cluj 2010–11 13 3 0 0 13 3
2011–12 29 8 0 0 29 8
Total 42 11 0 0 42 11
Petrolul Ploiești 2012–13 15 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 19 3
Standard Liège 2012–13 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Steaua București 2013–14 9 1 0 0 3 0 12 1
Concordia Chiajna 2014–15 13 1 1 0 14 1
2015–16 5 0 1 0 6 0
2016–17 5 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Total 23 1 3 0 1 0 27 1
Career total 351 59 28 3 34 4 3 0 416 66

Honours[edit]

Dinamo București[edit]

Steaua București[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Cristea rouche". standard.be. Standard Liège. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adrian Cristea nu mai e jucătorul Stelei. Fotbalistul se va alege cu despăgubiri după rezilierea contractului". Andrei Militaru. Adevărul. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Cristea". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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