Dennis Șerban

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Dennis Şerban
Personal information
Full name Dennis Georgian Şerban
Date of birth (1976-01-05) 5 January 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Farul Constanţa 44 (6)
1994–1995 Portul Constanţa (loan) 7 (1)
1996–1998 Steaua Bucureşti 62 (15)
1998–2002 Valencia 14 (1)
1999–2000 Villarreal (loan) 13 (4)
2000–2001 Elche (loan) 35 (11)
2001–2002 Rapid Bucureşti (loan) 12 (2)
2002–2003 Córdoba 21 (4)
2003 Polideportivo Ejido 10 (1)
2004 Petrolul Ploieşti 8 (1)
2004 Dinamo Bucureşti 3 (0)
2005–2006 Larissa 37 (1)
2006–2007 Dinamo Bucureşti 7 (2)
Total 273 (49)
National team
1996–2001 Romania 13 (1)
Teams managed
2007 Astra Ploieşti
2010 Farul Constanţa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dennis Şerban (born 5 January 1976 in Bucharest) is a Romanian retired football player.

Football career[edit]

He played for FC Farul Constanţa and Portul Constanţa (on loan) before joining the squad of Steaua Bucureşti in 1996. A very talented playmaker, Şerban immediately became a very important part of the team which won the Romanian championship in 1997 and 1998 and played in UEFA Champions League.

In 1999, he was signed by La Liga side Valencia CF. It normal conditions such a move would have been given wings to any player, however it was not Şerban's case, unfortunately. From a man used game after game by Steaua Bucureşti he became an unused substitute at Valencia and that damaged his career.

After two years at Valencia in which he only played 11 games, Şerban is loaned to Villarreal CF, in Spain's La Liga, and from there to Elche CF. At Elche he had a good period, playing 35 games and scoring 11 goals during the full season, and as a result he is called back by Valencia CF only to be released after few weeks and sent to Rapid Bucharest.

In 2002, he returned to Spain to play for Córdoba CF and then Polideportivo Ejido but as soon as he was released by Valencia CF from his contract, he returned to Romania to join Petrolul Ploieşti and then Dinamo Bucharest.

January 2005 found Şerban playing for Larissa in the Greek second division. His club won promotion and, in 2006, he continued playing for Larissa, in the Greek first division, having a productive year with 27 appearances and 1 goal.

In August 2006, Şerban was signed again by Dinamo Bucharest. He was dismissed by coach Mircea Rednic in the early days of February 2007. Shortly after this, he started coaching Astra Ploiești and later Farul Constanţa.

International career[edit]

Şerban won 13 caps for the Romania national side, scoring once in a 2–1 win over Yugoslavia.[1]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 2000 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Yugoslavia 1–0 2–1 Friendly

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