Costea playing for FCU Craiova
|Full name||Florin Constantin Costea|
|Date of birth||16 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Drăgășani, Romania|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|FC U Craiova|
|2003–2004||Rarora Râmnicu Vâlcea||12||(3)|
|2006–2011||FC U Craiova||125||(55)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2009
Costea started in the Romanian Liga II for the local team Rarora Râmnicu-Vâlcea, then he transferred to one of the most popular teams in Romania Universitatea Craiova, who competed at the time in the same league.
After his new team was promoted, he became one of their key players and one of the best strikers of the Liga I. The 2008/09 season was great for Florin, finishing the top scorer of the Romanian first division, together with Gigel Bucur after both had scored 17 goals.
On 21 March 2010, while playing a match against Politehnica Iaşi, the opposing goalkeeper made a rash challenge on Florin Costea, injuring him. He was forced to leave the pitch, and realising the severity of his injury he was taken out in tears. It was later discovered that he had broken his Medial collateral ligament and Cruciate ligament. He was sidelined for 8 months.
|Rarora Râmnicu Vâlcea||2003–04||12||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||3|
|CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea||2005–06||10||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||4|
Statistics accurate as of match played 21 December 2014
|2012–13||Steaua București||Liga I|
Since 2008 he gathered six selections in the Romanian national football team. His first selection was courtesy to an injury of Romanian star attacker Adrian Mutu.
- "Florin Costea a semnat cu Steaua" (in Romanian). steauafc.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
- "Fraţii Florin și Mihai Costea revin în fotbal. Nu vor să mai audă de Liga 1" [The brothers Florin and Mihai Costea return to football. They don't want to hear about Liga 1 anymore] (in Romanian). digisport.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "Succesul lui MIHAI COSTEA, drama fratelui său!" [The success of MIHAI COSTEA, the drama of his brother!] (in Romanian). cancan.ro. Retrieved 8 October 2017.