Costea playing for Universitatea 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)|
|2003–2004||Rarora Râmnicu Vâlcea||12||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2015.
Costea started in the Romanian Liga 2 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.
He is the older brother of Mihai Costea. He is dating Adriana Nechita.
- Florin Costea at National-Football-Teams.com
- Florin Costea's profile on romaniansoccer.ro
- Profile UEFA.com