Gheorghe Grozav

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Gheorghe Grozav
Gheorghe Grozav 2016.jpg
Grozav playing for Terek Grozny in 2016
Personal information
Full name Gheorghe Teodor Grozav
Date of birth (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Alba Iulia, Romania
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Unirea Alba Iulia 61 (14)
2010–2012 Standard Liège 15 (0)
2011–2012 Universitatea Cluj (loan) 24 (6)
2012–2013 Petrolul Ploiești 36 (10)
2013–2017 Terek Grozny 45 (7)
2015 Dinamo București (loan) 11 (3)
National team
2009–2011 Romania U21 5 (1)
2012– Romania 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2017

Gheorghe "Gicu" Teodor Grozav (born 29 September 1990) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Unirea Alba Iulia[edit]

Grozav starded his career at his hometown club Unirea Alba Iulia, playing his first match in the 2007–08 Liga II season. In the summer of 2009, after two years in the Romanian Liga II, Grozav wanted to score a move away at Standard Liège as a free agent. He was later forced by UEFA to sign for another three years with the club for which he was a junior.[1]

On 1 September 2009, Gicu Grozav made his Liga I debut in a 1-0 defeat against FC Brașov.

Standard Liège[edit]

László Bölöni eventually brought Grozav to Belgium in January 2010, signing for Standard Liège for an undisclosed fee, whilst Unirea Alba Iulia retained 15% of the players rights.[2] He got limited playing time in his first two years with the team, only making 15 league appearances.

For the 2011-12 season Grozav was transferd to Liga I team Universitatea Cluj on a one-year loan move.[3] He refound his form here as he helped his team to an eighth-place finish.

Petrolul Ploiești[edit]

In the summer of 2012 Gicu Grozav signed a three-year contract with Petrolul Ploiești after a number of his team mates also signed with the Yellow Wolves.[4] On 8 August 2013, he scored the decisive goal against Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem in the 95th minute to make sure Petrolul Ploiești progressed to the Europa League last preliminary round for the first time in the club's history.[5] On 25 August 2013, Grozav scored a consolation goal with a superb overhead kick at Swansea City in the play-off.[6]

Terek Grozny[edit]

On 28 August 2013 he joined the Russian Premier League side Terek Grozny[7] for a fee of €2.1million according to Petrolul's shareholder.[8]

On 2 February 2015, Grozav once again returned to Romania, signing for Dinamo București on loan.

International career[edit]

Grozav controlling the ball against Austria in June 2012.

Grozav made his debut for the senior team in a friendly match against Switzerland on 30 May 2012, where he scored the winning goal.[9] This was the first-ever goal scored for the full side by a player born after the Romanian Revolution. On 12 October 2012, Grozav netted the only goal of a 1–0 victory over Turkey at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Grozav's uncle, Cornel Țălnar, is a former footballer and a coach.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 7 May 2017[11]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Unirea Alba Iulia
2007–08 15 6 2 1 0 0 17 7
2008–09 31 6 0 0 0 0 31 6
2009–10 16 2 1 0 0 0 17 2
Total 61 14 3 1 0 0 64 15
Standard Liège
2009–10 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2010–11 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 15 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
Universitatea Cluj (loan)
2011–12 24 6 1 0 0 0 25 6
Total 24 6 1 0 0 0 25 6
Petrolul Ploiești
2012–13 31 9 4 0 0 0 35 9
2013–14 5 1 1 0 5 6 11 7
Total 36 10 5 0 5 6 45 16
Terek Grozny
2013–14 7 0 3 1 0 0 10 1
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 18 2 3 0 0 0 21 2
2016–17 21 5 2 0 0 0 23 5
Total 46 7 8 1 0 0 54 8
Dinamo București (loan) 2014–15 11 3 2 1 0 0 13 4
Career total 193 40 19 3 6 6 218 49

International[edit]

As of 13 June 2017[12]
National team Year Apps Goals Ratio
Romania
2012 8 3 0.37
2013 8 0 0.00
2014 1 0 0.00
2015 0 0 0.00
2016 1 0 0.00
2017 2 0 0.00
Total 20 3 0.15

International goals[edit]

As of 14 March 2017 (Romania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Grozav goal)[12]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 May 2012 Swissporarena, Lucerne, Switzerland 1   Switzerland 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 15 August 2012 Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenia 3  Slovenia 3–4 3–4 Friendly
3 12 October 2012 Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey 6  Turkey 1–0 1–0 2014 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Unirea Alba Iulia
Standard Liège
Petrolul Ploiești

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gicu Grozav a revenit la FC Unirea!". informatiadealba.ro (in Romanian). 17 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Standard wil transfers Camara en Grozav afronden". voetbalkrant.com (in Dutch). 11 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gheorghe Grozav revine pentru un an în Liga I". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 4 August 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Grozav a semnat un contract pe trei ani cu Petrolul Ploieşti". Digi TV (in Romanian). 9 June 2012. Archived from the original on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vitesse vs. Petrolul Ploieşti 1-2". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tottenham and Swansea cruise". ESPN FC. 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.championat.com/football/news-1617010-grozav-i-bokila-podpisali-kontrakty-s-terekom-i-prisoedinilis-k-komande.html
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIV - Augsburg a încercat să blocheze transferul lui Grozav la Terek, dar vârful a plecat astăzi în Rusia! Ce ofereau germanii" (in Romanian). Prosport. 29 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Naţionala GROZAVĂ! Revanşă după 18 ani: Elveţia - România 0-1". ProSport (in Romanian). 30 May 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Grozav şi Pintilii, mîndri de succesul cu Turcia: "I-am bătut la Rovine, i-am bătut şi la Istanbul!"". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 13 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "G. Grozav". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Gheorghe Grozav". European Football. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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