Florin Vlaicu

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Florin Vlaicu
Florin Vlaicu.jpg
Vlaicu featuring in SuperLiga match in 2015
Full nameFlorin Adrian Vlaicu
Date of birth (1986-07-26) 26 July 1986 (age 32)
Place of birthBucharest, Romania
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight103 kg (16 st 3 lb; 227 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, Centre
Current team CSM București
Youth Career
RC Flamingo București
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–12 Steaua București 46 (248)
2013–14 Farul Constanța 18 (184)
2013–15 București Wolves 54 (301)
2015 Olimpia București 11 (98)
2015–2016 Calvisano 11 (78)
2016–18 Steaua București 16 (77+)
2018– CSM București ()
Correct as of 16 March 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006– Romania 117 (922)
Correct as of 16 March 2019

Florin Vlaicu (born 26 July 1986 in Bucharest) is a Romanian rugby union footballer. He plays as a fly half or centre. He is Romania's all time leading point scorer and the most capped player.

Club career[edit]

Vlaicu started playing rugby at RC Flamingo București. He currently plays for CSM București at club level and for Romania at international level.[1]

International career[edit]

Florin in 2017 playing for Steaua hitting the ball with his trademark shot

Vlaicu made his international debut in 2006 as a substitute against Ukraine. He played for Romania in the IRB Nations Cup and in their 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying before appearing for them in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He played two Tests at the World Cup as a substitute against both Scotland and the All Blacks, scoring a penalty against the latter. He also played at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He reached his 100th cap on 11 March 2017 when Romania played against Belgium in Brussels.[2]

Records[edit]

Vlaicu set a series of records during his career. He is the most capped Romanian player at international level with 104 caps so far.[3] As of September 2017 he is the leading active top point scorer in international rugby, with 837 points (11th in the all-time rankings).[4] Florin is also the most prolific point scorer for Romania at the Rugby World Cup with 28 points scored over three tournaments.[5]

Honours[edit]

Steaua București

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