László Sepsi

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László Sepsi
Personal information
Full name László Sepsi
Date of birth (1987-06-07) 7 June 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Luduș, Romania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
1. FC Nürnberg
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Gaz Metan Mediaș 24 (1)
2005–2006 Rennes 0 (0)
2006–2007 Gloria Bistrița 45 (0)
2008–2010 Benfica 7 (0)
2008–2009 Racing Santander (loan) 24 (0)
2010–2011 Politehnica Timișoara 56 (1)
2012 Târgu Mureș 14 (0)
2012–2014 CFR Cluj 23 (0)
2014 ASA Târgu Mureș (loan) 15 (0)
2014–2015 ASA Târgu Mureș 30 (0)
2015– 1. FC Nürnberg 44 (0)
National team
2005–2008 Romania U21 13 (0)
2008– Romania 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2015

László Sepsi (born 7 June 1987) is a Romanian footballer who plays for German club 1. FC Nürnberg as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Luduș of Hungarian descent,[1] Sepsi made his professional debut with CS Gaz Metan Mediaș, making 24 Liga I appearances and scoring one goal. In the 2005 summer he moved abroad, signing for Stade Rennais F.C. and being brought to the French club by compatriot László Bölöni, the team's manager.

Sepsi did not feature in any Ligue 1 matches in the 2005–06 season, only being fielded in a couple of games for the Coupe de France.[2] Following the departure of Bölöni in the summer of 2006, he returned to Romania, joining ACF Gloria 1922 Bistrița where he impressed overall, helping them to a final sixth position in the top division and qualification to the UEFA Intertoto Cup; he was also team captain.

Benfica[edit]

On 12 January 2008, Sepsi signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with S.L. Benfica from the Portuguese Primeira Liga for an undisclosed fee (newspapers reported that it could have been something between €1.8 and 2.5 million). In the summer, he was loaned to La Liga club Racing de Santander in a season-long move.[3] He made his competitive debut with the latter on 31 August 2008, in a 1–1 home match against Sevilla FC,[4][5] and contributed with 19 games – 14 starts – as the Cantabrians finished in 12th position, thus retaining their division status.

Deemed surplus to requirements by new Benfica boss Jorge Jesus, Sepsi was again loaned to Racing Santander for 2009–10.[6] However, he appeared very rarely in his second spell.[7]

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

On 4 January 2010, Sepsi joined FC Politehnica Timișoara for a fee believed to be €1.2 million on a five-year deal.[8] The club's president, Marian Iancu, revealed that the whole deal was worth €2.3 million, which included both the transfer fee value and the player's wages.[9]

Sepsi made his debut against former team Gloria Bistrița, in a 0–0 away draw on 20 January 2010.

Târgu Mureș / CFR Cluj[edit]

In January 2012, Sepsi was declared a free agent by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[10] The following month, he signed for fellow league side FCM Târgu Mureș.[11]

In May 2012, after his contract expired, Sepsi moved to CFR Cluj for three seasons.[12] In the 2014 winter transfer window he returned to Târgu Mureș, with the club now renamed ASA.

International career[edit]

Sepsi made his full debut for Romania on 26 March 2008, playing the last three minutes of a 3–0 friendly win against Russia in Bucharest.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 24 May 2015[13]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gaz Metan 2004–05 24 1 * * 0 0 0 0 24 1
Total (Romania) 24 1 * * 0 0 0 0 24 1
Rennes 2005–06 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total (France) 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Gloria Bistriţa 2006–07 26 0 * * 0 0 0 0 26 0
2007–08 19 0 * * 0 0 5 0 24 0
Total (Romania) 45 0 * * 0 0 5 0 50 0
Benfica 2007–08 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
Total (Portugal) 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 10 0
Racing Santander 2008–09 19 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 26 0
2009–10 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total (Spain) 24 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 33 0
Politehnica Timișoara 2009–10 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2010–11 28 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 33 0
2011–12 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Total (Romania) 56 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 64 1
FCM Târgu Mureș 2011–12 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total (Romania) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
CFR Cluj 2012–13 18 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 27 0
2013–14 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total (Romania) 23 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 33 0
ASA Târgu Mureș 2013–14 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2014–15 30 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Total (Romania) 45 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 47 0
Career Total 238 2 18 0 0 0 22 0 278 2

* – Not available

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ungaria ne urmăreşte talentele! Ţinta lor, starul naţionalei U19, dorit de Juventus! Ce alţi jucători importanţi au fost în atenţia maghiarilor" [Hungary is watching our talents! Their target, under-19 national team star, wanted by Juventus! What other important players were by scouted by the Hungarians] (in Romanian). ProSport. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "László Sepsi" (in French). Stade Rennais Online. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Racing roared on by Sepsi signing; UEFA.com, 12 August 2008
  4. ^ Racing Santander 1 – Sevilla FC 1; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
  5. ^ "Frío arranque para Racing y Sevilla" [Cold start for Racing and Sevilla] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sepsi vuelve cedido al Racing" [Sepsi returns to Racing on loan] (in Spanish). UEFA.com. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sepsi regresa al Benfica tras renunciar el Racing a su cesión" [Sepsi returns to Benfica after Racing decides against his loan] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Benfica vendeu o passe de Sepsi ao Timisoara" [Benfica sold Sepsi's rights to Timisoara] (in Portuguese). RTP. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Benfica vende Sepsi ao F.C. Timisoara" [Benfica sells Sepsi to F.C. Timisoara] (in Portuguese). TIM. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Poli l-a pierdut pe Laszlo Sepsi! TAS l-a declarat pe fotbalist liber de contract" [Poli lost Laszlo Sepsi case! CAS declared player free from contract] (in Romanian). Stirile Pro TV. 27 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sepsi şi Ljubojevic, jucătorii FCM-ului" [Sepsi and Ljubojevic, FCM players] (in Romanian). FCM Târgu Mures. 21 February 2012. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Laszlo Sepsi a semnat cu CFR 1907 Cluj!" [Laszlo Sepsi signed with CFR 1907 Cluj!] (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "L. Sepsi". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 

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