Florin Bratu

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Florin Bratu
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Personal information
Full name Florin Daniel Bratu
Date of birth (1980-01-02) 2 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1994–2000 Rapid București
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Rapid București 48 (15)
2000–2001 Tractorul Brașov (loan) 27 (8)
2003–2004 Galatasaray 25 (6)
2004–2007 Nantes 13 (2)
2005–2006 Dinamo București (loan) 23 (6)
2006–2007 Valenciennes (loan) 22 (1)
2007–2010 Dinamo București 44 (22)
2010 Litex Lovech (loan) 7 (2)
2011–2012 Gaz Metan Mediaş 11 (1)
2012 Gloria Bistrița 9 (1)
Total 229 (64)
National team
2003–2008 Romania 14 (2)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Dinamo II București
2015–2016 CS Tunari
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Florin Daniel Bratu (born 2 January 1980 in Bucharest) is a retired Romanian footballer who played as striker.

Club career[edit]

Bratu began his career with Rapid Bucharest shortly after joining the first team, he was loaned to Tractorul Brașov in 2000. At the team he scored eight goals in 27 league games, before returning to Rapid Bucharest. In the Rapid's period Bratu was considered a great talent in Romanian football and made his debut for the Romanian national team.

In 2003, Turkish club Galatasaray announced that they had reached an agreement with Rapid for the transfer of Bratu with the player agreeing to a four-year deal and Galatasaray paying Rapid a $2,1 million.

In summer of 2007 he was signed by Dinamo București from Nantes Atlantique. In the summer of 2010 Bratu joined Litex Lovech on loan where he stayed until December of the same year.[1]

As of January 2011, he signed for Liga I team Gaz Metan Mediaș. He played only 11 games for Gaz Metan, seven of them from the first minute and four as a substitute, and scored a goal, in August 2011, against Voința Sibiu. In the summer of 2012, Bratu was released by Gaz Metan.[2]

In summer of 2012, Bratu signed a one-year contract with Gloria Bistrița, where he spent a few months before announcing his retirement.

International career[edit]

Bratu made his debut for the Romanian national team on 12 February 2003 in a match against Slovakia. He played a total of 14 matches for his national side on which he scored two goals.

After retirement[edit]

Since retiring from football in the middle of the 2012–13 season, Bratu has gone into punditry and is a commentator for DigiSport.

In March 2014, Bratu became the head of the scouting department at his former club Dinamo Bucureşti.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

In August 2014, Bratu started his coaching career after he accepted to become head coach of the second team at Dinamo Bucharest.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rapid București
Dinamo București
Litex Lovech

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikolov, Ivan (2 June 2010). "Брату - бомба със закъснител" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gaz Metan s-a despărţit pe cale amiabilă de Florin Bratu" (in Romanian). gaz-metan-medias.ro. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Florin Bratu s-a intors la Dinamo" (in Romanian). LPF.ro. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Florin Bratu, antrenor principal la FC Dinamo II București" (in Romanian). fcdinamo.ro. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

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