Cosmin Matei

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Cosmin Matei
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Personal information
Full name Cosmin Gabriel Matei
Date of birth (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Târgovişte, Romania
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Gençlerbirliği S.K.
Number 30
Youth career
2001–2005 Chindia Târgovişte
2005–2007 Farul Constanţa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Farul Constanţa 35 (4)
2010–2011 Steaua Bucureşti 5 (0)
2011–2012 Astra Ploieşti 6 (1)
2012–2016 Dinamo București 109 (20)
2016 Atromitos 11 (1)
2016– Gençlerbirliği 7 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Romania U-17 4 (1)
2009–2010 Romania U-19 9 (2)
2011–2012 Romania U-21 7 (1)
2014– Romania 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2014

Cosmin Matei (born 30 September 1991 in Târgovişte) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği S.K. as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Farul[edit]

Matei made his Liga I debut on October 18, 2008, in a game against Politehnica Timişoara.[1] On July 2010, Matei was sold to Steaua Bucureşti.

Steaua[edit]

On 22 August 2010 he makes his debut for Steaua in Liga I against FC Vaslui, coming on in the 85th minute to replace Romeo Surdu. Steaua won away with 3–0. On 4 September 2010, he makes debut for Steaua second team in Liga II, against Juventus Bucureşti, he was substitute in 17th minute after an injury, Steaua II won with 1–0.

Astra[edit]

On June 2011, Matei was sold to Astra Ploieşti.[2] Although he did not manage to make an impact at Steaua and Astra, Dinamo spotted his talent.[3]

Dinamo Bucharest[edit]

On January 2012, Matei put pen to paper for a five-year contract with Dinamo București.[4] Matei scored his first goal for Dinamo in a game against U Cluj, on 2 May 2012.

Atromitos[edit]

Atromitos officially announced the bargain of Romanian attacking midfielder from Dinamo București, for an estimated amount of €100.000. The 24-year-old international passed medical examinations earlier and signed a contract until the summer of 2018, for an undisclosed fee.[5]

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

On 10 August 2016, it was announced that Matei had signed a three-year deal with Turkish Süper Lig side Gençlerbirliği.[6]

National team[edit]

Matei made his debut for the national team in a friendly game against Albania, played at a neutral venue, in Switzerland, in May 2014.

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 17 April 2016

Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Farul Constanța 2008–09 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2009–10 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 4
Total 35 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 4
Steaua Bucureşti 2010–11 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Total 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Astra Ploieşti 2011–12 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Dinamo București 2011–12 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2012–13 28 5 1 0 2 0 1 0 32 5
2013–14 29 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 32 9
2014–15 26 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 29 3
2015-16 19 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
Total 109 20 10 1 2 0 3 0 124 21
Atromitos 2015–16 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Total 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Career total 166 26 16 1 4 0 3 0 189 27

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cosmin Gabriel MATEI". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Și Cosmin Matei e "astral"" (in Romanian). fcastraploiesti.ro. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cosmin Matei e dinamovist cu acte în regulă" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dinamo a mai luat un stelist » Cosmin Matei, cunoscut mai mult pentru ieşirile din afara terenului, e "cîine"!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Atromitos announce Matei's bargain". www.sdna.gr. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.genclerbirligi.org.tr/yeni-transferimiz-cosmin-matei/

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