Cristian Panin

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Cristian Panin
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Personal information
Full name Cristian Călin Panin
Date of birth (1978-06-09) 9 June 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Arad, Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back / Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 UTA Arad 195 (6)
2004–2013 CFR Cluj 192 (5)
National team
2008–2009 Romania 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009

Cristian Călin Panin (born 9 June 1978) is a retired Romanian footballer. He played as a right back or left back.

Club career[edit]

Panin began his career at UTA Arad.

CFR Cluj[edit]

During the summer of 2004 he was traded to CFR Cluj. Panin is currently the veteran in the squad, having been at Cluj for over four years. Although numerous players, including Swedish international Mikael Dorsin, have attempted to replace him, he still remained a key player in CFR Cluj's first team.

Panin's consistency has served him well, as he has avoided injury and risen to play very well in the UEFA Champions' League. He has featured as captain of the squad in 2009. After 9 seasons wearing the Feroviarii's shirt, he retired after his contract ended on May 2013. Despite only being capped twice for Romania, he was considered one of the best Romanian right-backs in recent years, as he featured often in Gazeta Sporturilor's weekly best-eleven and team of the year.




  1. ^ "Announcement" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 

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