Bucur playing for Romania in September 2009
|Full name||Gheorghe Bucur|
|Date of birth||8 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Striker|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2013
Bucur has won the top league goalscorer award in the Romanian Liga 1 twice, in the 2004–05 and in the 2008–09 seasons. He was tied on goals with another player on both occasions, first with Claudiu Niculescu and then with Florin Costea.
Before joining Politehnica, Bucur had only played for Sportul Studenţesc, where he appeared in 169 matches and scored 76 goals in the first two Romanian leagues. He made his debut in the Divizia A during the 2001–02 season. After winning the title of Romanian top league goalscoarer of the Divizia A in 2006, he was transferred to Timişoara, for a rumored sum of US$800,000. Sorin Rădoi also came to Poli as part of that deal.
Gigel Bucur first played for the Romania national team in 2005 and amassed twenty six appearances until 2013, scoring four goals, including a brace against Armenia for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.
On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian Băsescu for the results on Qualifying to EURO 2008 and qualification to UEFA Euro 2008 Group C with Medalia "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.
|1||8 June 2005||Farul, Constanţa, Romania||Armenia||2–0||3–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||8 June 2005||Farul, Constanţa, Romania||Armenia||3–0||3–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||9 September 2009||Ghencea, Bucureşti, Romania||Austria||1–0||1–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||14 October 2009||Ceahlăul Stadium, Piatra Neamţ, Romania||Faroe Islands||2–0||3–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Statistics accurate as of match played 27 May 2016
- "Azi" article
- "Gigel Bucur, despre dubla cu Sahtior". roportal.ro. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- "Romania-Armenia 3-0". hotnews.ro. 9 June 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2014.