Daniel Oprița

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Daniel Oprița
Personal information
Full name Daniel Ionel Oprița
Date of birth (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Drăgănești-Olt, Romania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Juventus Bucureşti (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 CSM Reșița 33 (7)
2002–2007 Steaua București 107 (15)
2007–2008 Dinamo București 5 (0)
2008 UTA Arad (loan) 6 (0)
2008–2009 Lorca Deportiva 3 (0)
2009 FC Aarau (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2010 FK Baku 3 (0)
2010–2013 Petrolul Ploiești 89 (26)
2013 Mordovia Saransk 11 (2)
2013–2014 CSU Craiova 8 (1)
2014 CSM Metalul Reșița 13 (1)
National team
2003–2006 Romania 6 (1)
Teams managed
2014–2015 CSM Metalul Reșița
2015 Steaua București (assistant)
2015– Juventus Bucureşti
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Ionel Oprița (born 10 August 1981 in Drăgăneşti-Olt) is a Romanian football manager and former player.

Club career[edit]

Oprița began his career at FCM Reșița in 2000 in Liga II, the second tier of the Romanian football pyramid. In 2002, he moved on to Steaua București, making the step up to Liga I in the top tier of the Romanian football. Oprița spent the next seven years of his career in Bucharest winning the Divizia A in 2004–05 and 2005–06 and also the Supercupa României in 2005–06. He scored 15 goals in 107 appearances whilst at Steaua București.

On 12 April 2007, he moved across Bucharest to play for city rivals FC Dinamo București on a four-year contract. His time at the club was not a success and he played just five games without scoring. Later in 2008, he signed for FCM UTA Arad based in Arad in the west of the country.

After one season with the club Oprița terminated his contract and moved to south-east Spain to play for Lorca Deportiva CF of the Segunda División B, the third tier of the Spanish football league system. Oprița failed to settle in Spain and returned to Romania after just one month and three games. Due to the Transfer window being closed he was unable to sign for a new team until the winter break. In January 2009, he signed a six-month loan contract with FC Aarau of the Swiss Super League.[1]

Style of play[edit]

Despite playing as a striker, Oprița does not score many goals, he is a more of a target man and his main ability is to create spaces for his team mates, where many goals are from. He is very committed while playing, and he is also technically gifted.

International career[edit]

For Romania, Oprița was capped six times and scoring one goal. He made his debut in 2003 against Ukraine.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Romania's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 February 2005 Neo GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Slovakia 2–2 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Steaua Bucureşti
Petrolul Ploiești
CSU Craiova

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