Cristian Lucian Munteanu

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Cristian Munteanu
Personal information
Full name Cristian Lucian Munteanu
Date of birth (1980-10-17) 17 October 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Arad, Romania
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Metalul Reșița
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 West Petrom Arad (0)
2001–2006 Bihor Oradea 103 (6)
2006–2007 Sopron 35 (1)
2007–2010 Politehnica Iași 84 (5)
2010–2011 Târgu Mureș 19 (4)
2011–2013 Brașov 59 (3)
2013–2014 Săgeata Năvodari 31 (4)
2014 CSMS Iași 17 (1)
2015 Universitatea Cluj 11 (1)
2015 Viitorul Constanța 2 (0)
2016–2017 Râmnicu Vâlcea 13 (0)
2017– Metalul Reșița 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2017.

Cristian Lucian Munteanu (born 17 October 1980 in Arad) is a Romanian footballer who plays as a central defender for Metalul Reșița.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Munteanu started his professional career at the age of twenty with the local club West Petrom Arad, in the Romanian Liga III. He spent a year playing for his home side.

FC Bihor[edit]

He was soon noticed by Liga II club FC Bihor Oradea who bought him from Petrom Arad. Here, Munteanu quickly established himself in the starting eleven and he spent four and a half years with the team, also playing in the 2003–04 Liga I.

MFC Sopron[edit]

In the summer of 2005 Munteanu moved to MFC Sopron in the first division of Hungary. Due to financial problems, he left after two season and 35 matches.[1]

Politehnica Iaşi[edit]

On July 1, 2007, he was bought by Politehnica Iaşi for a fee of 50,000. Here he rejoined his former coach at FC Bihor, Ionuţ Popa. Munteanu immediately imposed himself in the starting lineup, and he stayed there until the end of the 2009–10 Liga I season when Poli were relegated to the Liga II.[2]

CSMS Iași[edit]

In the summer of 2014, he returned to Iași, signing a contract with CSMS.[3]


  1. ^ "Ismét összeáll az MFC Sopron". (in Hungarian). 28 May 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cristi Munteanu, primul transfer al verii pentru CSMS Iaşi". (in Romanian). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cristian Munteanu a semnat cu CSMS Iasi". (in Romanian). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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