Cristian Tănase

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Cristian Tănase
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Tănase playing for Steaua in 2014.
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Pitești, Romania
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Tianjin Teda
Youth career
2000–2003 Argeș Pitești
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Argeș Pitești 105 (7)
2006 Dacia Mioveni (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2015 Steaua București 154 (20)
2015– Tianjin Teda 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Romania U-19 3 (1)
2007–2008 Romania U-21 4 (0)
2008– Romania 41 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 July 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2015

Cristian Tănase (born 18 February 1987 in Pitești) is a Romanian footballer who plays for Chinese club Tianjin Teda as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Argeș and loan to Dacia Mioveni : 2003-2009[edit]

Tănase began his career on youthside for Argeș Pitești and in the summer of 2003 was promoted to the first team which played in the Liga I. He only played in a handful of games in his first years with the Romanian team[1] and as a result he was loaned to Dacia Mioveni for the first half of the 2005–06 campaign. He gathered five games for the Mioveni team.[2]

After his return to Argeș Pitești he became an important player in the team gathering more than 100 games before his departure.[3]

Steaua București : 2009-2015[edit]

On 6 August 2009 he signed a 5-year contract with Steaua București for an undisclosed fee, though media reports estimated it to be €1.8 million for buying 50% of the player's rights.[4][5]

On 13 December 2009 he scored his first goal for Steaua in a 3–2 victory against Internațional Curtea de Argeș, which was an winning goal in the 72nd minute.[6]

In the 2010–11 he scored three goals, two in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League and one from a volley against Liga I side Pandurii Târgu Jiu.

In the 2011–12 season he showed he scored in a 4–0 win against Liga I side Mioveni and scored the goal against CSKA Sofia that qualified his team for the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League group stage. He contributed two essential goals against Maccabi Haifa in the group stage. During his last season at the club, he was the team's captain, and most important player.

Tianjin Teda : 2015-present[edit]

After 6-years of playing for Steaua, Tănase left for Chinese club Tianjin Teda, signing a two-year deal with the club, leaving for a transfer fee around 2 million €.

International career[edit]

Tănase in action against Austria in 2012

Tănase played his debut for the Romania national football team in a friendly game on 19 November 2008 against Georgia.[7] On 1 April 2009 he scored his first goal against Austria.[8]

On January 27, 2012 Tănase scored two goals in a 4–0 thrashing over Turkmenistan.[9] This brings his tally to 5 goals in 27 games so far.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.[11]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 April 2009 Hypo-Arena, Klagenfurt, Austria  Austria 0–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 15 November 2011 Stadion Schnabelholz, Altach, Austria  Greece 2–1 3–1 Friendly
3 27 January 2012 Belek Stadium, Belek, Turkey  Turkmenistan 2–0 4–0 Friendly
4 27 January 2012 Belek Stadium, Belek, Turkey  Turkmenistan 3–0 4–0 Friendly
5 6 February 2013 Estadio Ciudad, Málaga, Spain  Australia 1–0 3–2 Friendly
6 6 September 2013 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania  Hungary 3–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Tănase's nickname is Dodel, he had a relationship with Diana Guresoaie most known for her night club stage name "Strâmba lui Dodel".[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 16 May 2015)

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argeș Pitești
2003–04 1 0 0 0 1 0
2004–05 2 0 0 0 2 0
Dacia Mioveni (loan)
2005–06 5 0 0 0 - 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 - - - - - - 5 0
Argeș Pitești
2005–06 16 1 0 0 16 1
2006–07 25 0 1 0 26 0
2007–08 29 4 1 0 30 4
2008–09 32 2 0 0 32 2
Total 105 7 2 0 - - - - - - 107 7
Steaua București
2009–10 21 1 1 0 4 0 26 1
2010–11 27 1 4 0 7 2 38 3
2011–12 30 4 1 0 9 3 1 0 41 7
2012–13 29 7 1 0 9 0 39 7
2013–14 24 2 4 2 10 1 1 0 39 5
2014–15 23 5 3 1 2 1 10 0 1 0 39 7
Total 154 20 14 3 2 1 49 6 3 0 222 30
Career total 264 27 16 3 2 1 49 6 3 0 334 37

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Argeș Pitești
Steaua București

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tanase nu s-a impus la Arges in primii ani
  2. ^ "Cristian Tănase". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Tanase a jucat mai mult de 100 de meciuri pentru Arges
  4. ^ Cristian Tanase a semnat cu Steaua. Steauafc.com. Retrieved on 23 September 2011.
  5. ^ Steaua şi-a luat Briliant, pe Cristi Tănase!. GazetaSporturilor.ro. Retrieved on 7 August 2009.
  6. ^ Steaua-Curtea de Argeş 3–2. Steauafc.com. Retrieved on 23 September 2011.
  7. ^ Freundschaft 2008 .:. November – Rumänien vs Georgien. Weltfussball.de. Retrieved on 23 September 2011.
  8. ^ Tanase deschide scorul cu Austria. Strainatate.org. Retrieved on 23 September 2011.
  9. ^ Tanase dubla cu Turkmenistan
  10. ^ Tanase la 4 goluri
  11. ^ Cristian Tănase. Romanian Football Federation. Retrieved on 23 September 2011.
  12. ^ Diana Guresoaie relatie Cristi Tanase. cancan.ro. Retrieved on 10 January 2014.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bănel Nicoliță
Steaua captain
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Ciprian Tătărușanu
Preceded by
Mihai Pintilii
Steaua captain
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Fernando Varela