Dorin Goga

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Dorin Goga
Personal information
Full name Dorin Ioan Goga
Date of birth (1984-07-02) 2 July 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Zalău, Romania
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Universitatea Cluj
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Universitatea Cluj 120 (33)
2008–2012 Politehnica Timișoara 94 (29)
2012 Rapid București 14 (2)
2013 Hapoel Ramat Gan 12 (1)
2013–2014 Dinamo Tbilisi 27 (9)
2014 Harbin Yiteng 0 (0)
2014–2015 Târgu Mureș 26 (3)
2015–2016 ACS Poli Timișoara 22 (7)
2016– Universitatea Cluj 62 (55)
National team
2012 Romania 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 December 2013

Dorin Ioan Goga (born 2 July 1984) is a Romanian footballer who plays as a striker for Universitatea Cluj.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Goga began his youth career at Universitatea Cluj he mainly played there as winger in the beginning.

Universitatea Cluj[edit]

Goga was promoted to first team in the summer of 2003 when U Cluj was in 2nd league. He scored a goal helping them promote to the First League after years of absence. Before achieving promotion to Liga I with U Cluj, he had not received much attention, however, after several great matches in a horrendous half-season for the team, has shown interest from clubs like FC Timișoara, who offered €1,000,000 and 12 players in exchange for the talented striker's services. The offer was rejected, and Goga remained at the club at least until the end of the 2007–08 season. At the end of the season 2007–2008, he finally signed a contract with FC Timișoara.

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

On 2008, Goga signed with Poli. He was the goalscorer for Poli in Europa League scoring two goals, against Ajax and Dinamo Zagreb. On 22 September he scored one goal in a 3–1 victory in the Romanian Cup against Juventus București. After a disastrous start of the season, scoring only one goal in thirteen rounds, he scored the winning goal in the 69th minute in 2–1 victory against FC Vaslui.[1] On 26 February 2011, Goga scored the equalizer against Gaz Metan Mediaş in a 3–1 win.[2] It was his third goal in Liga 1 this season. Dorin scored a fantastic goal in a 4–0 demolition of Universitatea Craiova. He scored again against Victoria Brăneşti and it seems that Dušan Uhrin, Jr. reinvent himself again.[3]

Rapid București[edit]

On 1 July 2012, Dorin Goga signed with Rapid București. He was released in December when the club was entered under administration and the new president decided to part company with the players with big contracts.

Hapoel Ramat Gan[edit]

Goga's first experience abroad came in Israel, where he signed a contract for five months with Hapoel Ramat Gan.[4]

Dinamo Tbilisi[edit]

On 29 July 2013, Goga signed a two-year contract with Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi.[5]

Harbin Yiteng[edit]

Goga transferred to Chinese Super League side Harbin Yiteng on 24 June 2014.[6] However, he had his contract terminated by mutual consent on 14 July 2014 for his family didn't support him to play in China.[7]

International career[edit]

Goga made his international debut for Romania on 27 January 2012 in a friendly match against Turkmenistan, which Romania won 4–0.



FC Universitatea Cluj

Hapoel Ramat Gan

Dinamo Tbilisi


  1. ^ "Poli - Vaslui 2-1". Politehnica Timişoara. 6 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Poli - Gaz Metan 3-1". Politehnica Timişoara. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  3. ^ "The Poet is Back". RomanianSoccer. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Dorin Goga și-a găsit echipă și pleacă din Liga 1!". ProSport. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Dinamo Tbilisi signs Dorin Goga". Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  6. ^ "哈尔滨毅腾签约罗马尼亚前锋". Sina Sports. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  7. ^ "囧!毅腾新签外援半月后解约 家人不愿意来华陪他". Sina Sports. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.

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