Constantin Barbu

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Constantin Barbu
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-05-16) 16 May 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Galaţi, Romania
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
CSŞ Galaţi
Aripi Piteşti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Argeş Piteşti 181 (89)
1997 Samsung Bluewings (loan) 6 (2)
1998–1999 Rapid Bucureşti 14 (9)
1999–2001 Numancia 53 (8)
2001 Rapid Bucureşti (loan) 9 (5)
2002–2003 Argeş Piteşti 1 (0)
2003–2004 Dacia Mioveni 17 (8)
Total 281 (121)
National team
1997–1998 Romania 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Constantin Barbu (born 16 May 1971) is a Romanian retired footballer who played mainly as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Galaţi, Galați County, Barbu started his professional career with FC Argeş Piteşti, helping it achieve promotion from the second division in 1994 while scoring 89 goals during his seven-season spell (safe for a short spell with South Korea's Suwon Samsung Bluewings).

Midway through 1998–99, Barbu signed with FC Rapid Bucureşti, helping the capital club to the Liga I title with eight goals in only 11 matches. He was also crowned the competition's top scorer the previous campaign with 21 for Argeş Piteşti, despite missing several games due to his time in Asia.

For 1999–2000, Barbu moved to Spain and joined La Liga strugglers CD Numancia. He netted six goals during that season, helping the Soria side barely avoid relegation.[1][2][3] During his second year – which he finished with Rapid – he was joined by compatriot Laurenţiu Roşu.[4]

Barbu retired in 2004 after spells with old team Argeş and CS Dacia Mioveni, the last in the second level. With Rapid, he appeared in two UEFA Champions League matches and scored once, adding six appearances in the UEFA Cup (four goals, for Piteşti).

International career[edit]

Barbu gained three caps for Romania, his first being on 6 September 1997 in a 8–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification away trouncing of Liechtenstein, in which he scored.

He also netted in his last, against Greece.

International goals[edit]

Results list Romania's goal tally first.[5]
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
6 September 1997 Sportpark, Eschen, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 7–0 8–1 1998 World Cup qualification
8 April 1998 Stadionul Steaua, Bucharest, Romania  Greece 2–0 2–1 Friendly


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