|Full name||Ionuț Alin Rada|
|Date of birth||6 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Craiova, Romania|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Left back|
|2001||→ Rocar Bucureşti (loan)||13||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Naţional Bucureşti (loan)||14||(2)|
|2009–2010||→ CS Otopeni (loan)||13||(0)|
|2012||→ Karlsruher SC (loan)||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 July 2011
He returned to Universitatea Craiova and played there until 2004, scoring 1 goal in 42 appearances.
AS Rocar Bucureşti
In 2004, he joined Rapid Bucureşti along with his teammate from Universitatea Craiova, Ionut Stancu. From Rapid he was loaned one season to Progresul Bucureşti, where he gained 14 appearances and scored two goals, one of the two goals was against his current team Steaua Bucureşti. That goal made Walter Zenga, Steaua Bucureşti's manager at that time, resign.
On 27 July 2006, Rada suffered an injury and missed the start of the season. He spent a month under treatment at the Isokinetic clinic in Bologna. He was left out of the team for the first time on 26 November 2006 by Razvan Lucescu because of his performance against Mladá Boleslav in the UEFA Cup.
George Copos, Rapid's owner, increased Rada's salary from €60.000 to €120.000 on 21 February 2007, due to his good performance. He was one of the lowest paid players from Rapid until his salary was doubled.
Rada signed with Steaua Bucureşti on 25 July 2007 for three years. Steaua Bucureşti transferred him for a known fee of €800.000 but because the player was 50% owned by former Romanian football player Gheorghe Popescu, the club had to pay him another €800.000 thus resulting a total transfer fee of €1.600.000. Popescu said that he was mainly responsible for Rada's transfer to Steaua Bucureşti.
He was put on the transfer list by his former club Rapid because the fans believed that the player did not give a 100% for the respective club. With his agreement and with the acknowledgment of George Copos he was put on the transfer list.
Rada currently earns €120.000 per season, but he said that the money is not important to him because it was his dream to play for Steaua in the UEFA Champions League. He was sure that he made the right choice because he also had offers from other teams.
He scored his first goal for Steaua Bucureşti against FC Vaslui in the current season of Liga I. He scored with a perfect header from a corner kick served by Banel Nicolita. The match ended with the score 1–0 for Steaua Bucureşti. He made his debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage against Slavia Prague, match lost by Steaua Bucureşti with 2–1.
He was loaned by his choice to CS Otopeni.
On 28 December 2009 he signed on a year and half with Al-Nasr.
On 19 January 2015, he signed a contract with Serie B outfit Bari, reuniting with former CFR Cluj sports director Razvan Zamfir.
He was selected by Anghel Iordanescu for the Romania national football team on 20 August 2003 against Ukraine, thus being his first appearance in Romanian national football team. He won 2 caps for Romania.