George Țucudean

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George Țucudean
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Personal information
Full name Marius George Țucudean
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Arad, Romania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Viitorul Constanța
Number 20
Youth career
2005–2009 Atletico Arad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 UTA Arad 41 (13)
2010–2013 Dinamo București 52 (11)
2010 UTA Arad (loan) 12 (9)
2013–2014 Standard Liège 11 (0)
2013–2014 Dinamo București (loan) 22 (7)
2014–2016 Charlton Athletic 20 (2)
2015 Steaua București (loan) 17 (3)
2016 ASA Târgu Mureș (loan) 9 (2)
2016 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 15 (5)
2017– Viitorul Constanța 4 (3)
National team
2009 Romania U–17 3 (0)
2010–2011 Romania U–19 5 (1)
2011–2012 Romania U–21 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2012

Marius George Țucudean (born 30 April 1991 in Arad) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Romanian club Viitorul Constanța.

Club career[edit]

UTA Arad[edit]

Țucudean started his career playing for his hometown club UTA Arad.[1] He stayed at UTA for two years before joining Liga I squad Dinamo Bucureşti.[2]

Dinamo[edit]

He made his debut at his new team on April 1, 2011 in a game against Universitatea Cluj.[3] Although young, Țucudean made an immediate impact at the Bucharest team by scoring 4 goals from 13 appearances in the second half of the 2010–11 season.[4]

In his first full season for the team, he made 30 appearances allround and scored 4 goals, also making his UEFA Europa League debut.[5]

On 14 July 2012, Țucudean scored two goals in the 2012 Romanian Supercup against CFR Cluj,[6] in a game that Dinamo București won at penalty shoot-out to claim the trophy.[7] He was declared man of the match for his performance.[8] On Dinamo's first home game of the 2012–13 Liga I played against CSMS Iași on the 29th of July, Țucudean had a magistral performance, scoring four goals and offering one assist in just 52 minutes of play.[9][10]

Standard Liège[edit]

On 31 January 2013, Țucudean was bought by Standard Liège, where he signed a contract for four and a half years.[11]

Loan back to Dinamo[edit]

On 28 August 2013, he was loaned out for 2013–14 Liga I season to Dinamo, the team from he was transferred to Standard Liège.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

In July 2014 he signed a three-year deal to play for English side Charlton Athletic.[12] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 win over Derby County on 19 August 2014.[13] He scored his second goal to open up the scoring in a 2–1 win over Bolton Wanderers on 21 October 2014 before assisting Johnnie Jackson to score the second goal.[14] During a local derby versus Millwall he missed a absolute sitter and was banished on loan to see out his contract.

On 28 January 2015 he was loaned until the end of June 2016 to Steaua București with transfer option.[15] In September 2015 Steaua cancelled the loan.

His contract with Charlton was cancelled on 1 July 2016.[16]

FC Viitorul Constanța[edit]

On 22 March 2017, Țucudean signed with FC Viitorul Constanța.

International career[edit]

Țucudean is a former Romania U–17 and Romania U–19 international, having played 3 and 5 games respectively.[17] He scored three goals for the Romania U–21 as well.

Honours[edit]

[18]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
UTA Arad 2008–09 ? ? ? ? - - - ? ?
2009–10 ? ? ? ? - - - ? ?
2010–11 (loan) 12 9 0 0 - - - 12 9
Total 53 22 0 0 - - - - - - 53 22
Dinamo București 2010–11 10 2 3 2 - - - 13 4
2011–12 24 3 4 1 - 3 1 - 31 5
2012–13 18 6 3 0 - 2 0 1 2 24 8
2013–14 (loan) 22 7 4 0 - - - 26 7
Total 74 18 14 3 - - 5 1 1 2 94 24
Standard Liège 2012–13 11 0 - - - - 11 0
Total 11 0 - - - - - - - - 11 0
Charlton Athletic 2014–15 20 2 1 0 2 0 - - 23 2
Total 20 2 1 0 2 0 - - - - 23 2
Steaua București 2014–15 17 3 2 0 2 2 - - 21 5
Total 17 3 2 0 2 2 - - - - 21 5
Career Total 175 45 17 3 4 2 5 1 1 2 202 53

Statistics accurate as of match played 28 May 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moldovenii, impresionati de Tucudean". ziare.com (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Țucudean s-a antrenat deja cu Dinamo, dar prezența în lotul lui Andone nu e certă". aradcity.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Țucudean Liga I debut". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Țucudean statistics for the 2010–11 Dinamo Bucuresti season". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Țucudean statistics in UEFA competitions". UEFA. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Andone, "ucis" de "copiii" sai". Orange (in Romanian). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Andone îi laudă pe "cîini": "Dinamo e mai bună ca anul trecut!"". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Țucudean, cel mai nou erou al dinamoviştilor: "Sînt propriul meu model!"". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tucudean da 4 goluri si asteapta un telefon de la Piti!". Sport.ro (in Romanian). 29 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "5 cilindri în Ț! Dinamo – CSMS Iaşi 5–2!". ProSport (in Romanian). 29 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "George Tucudean rejoint les rouches". Standard Liège (in French). 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Iain Liddle (15 July 2014). "Charlton sign George Tucudean on three-year contract". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Charlton 3–2 Derby". BBC Sport. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Charlton 2–1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Loan news: George Tucudean joins Steaua Bucharest". Charlton Athletic F.C. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Olly Groome (1 July 2016). "George Tucudean contract terminated". 
  17. ^ "Țucudean UEFA statistics". romaniansoccer.ro. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "G. Țucudean". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 August 2014.