|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||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2014
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.
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