Andrei Bădescu

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Andrei Bădescu
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Personal information
Full name Andrei Octavian Bădescu
Date of birth (1985-02-12) 12 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Craiova, Romania
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1998–2000 Universitatea Craiova
2000–2001 Stiinta CFR Craiova
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2000 Universitatea Craiova 0 (0)
2000–2002 Stiinta CFR Craiova 27 (0)
2002–2003 Extensiv Craiova 4 (0)
2003–2005 Stiinta CFR Craiova 35 (0)
2005 AC Bellinzona (loan) 0 (0)
2005–2006 Gica Popescu Soccer School 30 (0)
2006–2007 Marcel Baban Soccer School 36 (0)
2007 Botosani 7 (0)
2009–2011 Montreal Impact 0 (0)
2009 Trois-Rivières Attak (loan) 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2012.

Andrei Bădescu (born 12 February 1985) is a Romanian former professional footballer whose career was largely played in Romania, with brief stints in Switzerland and Canada.



Born in Craiova, Bădescu began his playing career there for Universitatea Craiova in the 1st Romanian League. He played for the Junior Team Group '85 in 1998 and one year later played for Under 21 before being called up to the senior team a few times. In the summer of 2000 he left for Stiinta CFR Craiova in Liga IV, where he played 27 games in the regular season and helped the team get promoted to Liga III.

Two years later he signed with FC Extensiv Craiova in Liga II but played only 4 games. Eight months later he came back to Stiinta CFR Craiova (today Gaz Metan CFR Craiova) in Liga III where he played 35 games and he was named under 21 player of the League ( After one and a half seasons, AC Bellinzona loaned him for half a season but he sustained several injuries and did not play in any official games.

Bădescu returned to the Romania in 2005 when he signed for Liga III team Gica Popescu Soccer School, for whom he played in 30 games. In 2006, Bădescu signed with Marcel Baban Soccer School in the Romanian Liga III where he played 36 games in the regular season and was named Best Goalkeeper of the League. In June 2007, he signed with Botoşani of Liga II where he played 7 friendly games before badly injuring his knee.[1]


Bădescu was most recently the 3rd goalkeeper of the Montreal Impact and the 1st goalkeeper of the second team Trois-Rivieres Attak of the CSL League with which he won the regular season and the CSL Play-off Final against Serbian White Eagles.[2] With Montreal Impact he won the USSF D2 Pro League in 2009. On 17 March 2010 he re-signed with the Montreal Impact for two more seasons. He and the club mutually agreed to terminate his contract on 17 February 2011 due to multiple injuries.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

  • 3/2015 - present, West Ottawa Soccer Club, Ottawa, ON
    • Goalkeeper Head Coach
  • 3/2012–10/2014, Kingston FC, Kingston, ON
    • Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
  • 3/2011 – 3/2012, Capital City F.C., Ottawa, ON
    • Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
  • 3/2010 – 3/2011, Montreal Impact Academy Montreal, QC
    • Goalkeeper Coach
  • 3/2010 – 3/2011, Montreal Impact After-school program, Montreal, QC
    • Coach
  • 3/2010 – 3/2011, UQAM University Men’s Soccer Team, Montreal, QC
    • Goalkeeper Coach


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