Cristina Vărzaru

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Cristina Vărzaru
Christina Várzaru 25.04.2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Cristina Georgiana Vărzaru
Born (1979-12-05) 5 December 1979 (age 37)
Corabia, Romania
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Right Wing
Club information
Current club CSM București
Youth clubs
CSS Corabia
CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Senior clubs
CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
Rapid Bucharest
Viborg HK
CSM București
National team 1
  Romania Romania 169 (478)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 2 December 2011

Cristina Vărzaru (born 5 December 1979 in Corabia)[1] is a handball player who plays for CSM București. She is retired from the Romania national team.


Vărzaru participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics where Romania finished seventh.[2] She received a silver medal at the 2005 World Championship and a bronze one at the 2010 European World Championship.

She won the Champions League in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2016, first three with Viborg HK and the last with CSM București.[3]

She was top goalscorer of the 2009–10 EHF Women's Champions League edition, with a total of 101 goals .[4]

She was given the award of Cetățean de onoare ("Honorary Citizen") of the city of Bucharest in 2016.[5]

International honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Both parents are teachers. She has a twin sister, Anca, who graduated the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. The other sister, Gabriela, is a Mathematics teacher in Râmnicu Vâlcea same as the father of the girls. Her mother is teacher of French.[6]


  1. ^ "Cristina Georgiana Varzaru". Euro Handball. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cristina Vărzaru Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Profile: Christina Várzaru" (in Danish). Viborg Håndbold Klub A/S. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  4. ^ "EHF Women's Champions League 2009/10 – Top 50 scorers". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cetățeni de Onoare cu acte » Premiere în masă făcută de Gabriela Firea: cine sunt sportivii care au fost recompensați" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 10 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Destinul a despartit-o pe Cristina Varzaru de sora geamana!" (in Romanian). Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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Preceded by
Germany Grit Jurack
EHF Champions League top scorer
Succeeded by
Norway Heidi Løke