|Date of birth||10 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Suceava, Romania|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2006||→ Ceahlăul (loan)||13||(0)|
|2016–2019||Mumbai City FC||50||(3)|
|2017||→ Perth Glory (loan)||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:25, 17 December 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2017
Born in Suceava, Romania, Goian is the younger brother of Dorin Goian who also plays as a defender. He started his career beside his brother, at Foresta Suceava. He followed in his brother's footsteps, joining Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, but then Dorin arrived in 2005 at Steaua București, and Lucian joined their greatest rivals, Dinamo. He signed for Dinamo, after scoring against Steaua, when he played for Ceahlăul. He played for five seasons with Dinamo, with a break for a year when he returned at Ceahlăul. He also played 6 matches in the UEFA Cup for Dinamo.
In January 2012, he moved to China, putting pen on paper with Tianjin Teda. He made his official debut for Tianjin on 25 February, in a 2–1 CFA Super Cup defeat against Guangzhou Evergrande. He was released by Tianjin at the end of 2012 season.
In July 2017 he rejoined Mumbai City on a 2-year contract. He has been appointed as the captain of the side for his leadership skills and experience in the league and also one of the experience member of the side.
He is the younger brother of former professional footballers Liviu, Gigi and International Dorin Goian, all of them having played in the Romanian top division Liga I. He also has three sisters.
- Dinamo București
- CFR Cluj
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