Marius Constantin

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Marius Constantin
Marius Constantin,FC Salzburg gegen FC Viitorul Constanța (24. August 2017) 41 (cropped).jpg
Constantin playing for Viitorul Constanța in 2017
Personal information
Full name Marius Marcel Constantin
Date of birth (1984-10-25) 25 October 1984 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Brașov, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Universitatea Craiova
Number 23
Youth career
1996–1997 Postăvarul Brașov[1]
1997–1999 Amco Ghimbav[1]
1999–2000 FC Ghimbav[1]
2000–2002 Brașov[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Brașov 32 (1)
2004–2011 Rapid București 159 (3)
2011–2012 Vaslui 15 (1)
2012 Rapid București 3 (0)
2014 Brașov 5 (0)
2014–2017 ASA Târgu Mureș 59 (2)
2015Jiangsu Sainty (loan) 7 (0)
2017 Viitorul Constanța 5 (0)
2017–2020 Gaz Metan Mediaș 89 (13)
2020–2022 Universitatea Craiova 56 (0)
2022– Argeș Pitești 0 (0)
National team
2003 Romania U19 3 (0)
2003–2006 Romania U21 13 (0)
2004–2010 Romania 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 May 2022

Marius Marcel Constantin (born 25 October 1984) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Liga I team CS Universitatea Craiova.

Club career[edit]

Rapid București[edit]

Constantin was transferred to Rapid from FC Brașov in 2004.

Vaslui[edit]

On 31 August 2011, Constantin started training with Liga I club, SC Vaslui,[2] and on 8 September he signed a three-year contract with the Moldavian team.[3] Three days later, Constantin made his competitive debut for Vaslui, in a 3–1 home win against Dinamo București.[4]

On 13 July 2012, Constantin signed for four years with Rapid.

In July 2014, ASA Târgu Mureș announced they reached an agreement to sign Constantin for a season.

International career[edit]

Marius Constantin played four games for Romania, making his international debut on 27 May 2004, when he came as a substitute and replaced Mirel Rădoi in the 82nd minute of a friendly which ended with a 1–0 loss against Ireland.[1][5][6] In 2007 he played in a friendly against Germany which ended with a 3–1 loss and in a Euro 2008 qualification match against Albania which ended with a 6–1 victory.[5][7][8] Constantin's last appearance for the national team was on 12 August 2009 in a friendly which ended with a 1–0 victory against Hungary.[5][9]

On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian Băsescu for the results on Qualifying to EURO 2008 and qualification to UEFA Euro 2008 Group C with Medalia "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.[10][11]

Controversy[edit]

He has been involved in multiple alcohol related incidents including a driving under influence in 2010, and showing up inebriated at practice while playing for Gaz Metan in 2019. This was probably the reason the team let him go. His former coach Marius Sumudica banned him from Rapid in 2011 after a confrontation regarding his extra professional life while also accusing him of showing up drunk at practice.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 May 2022[1][12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Braşov 2002–03 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2003–04 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Total 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
Rapid București 2004–05 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2005–06 26 0 6 1 16 0 0 0 48 1
2006–07 26 0 3 0 7 1 0 0 36 1
2007–08 30 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 35 0
2008–09 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
2009–10 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
2010–11 17 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
Total 159 3 17 1 26 1 1 0 203 5
Vaslui 2011–12 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Total 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Rapid București 2012–13 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Braşov 2013–14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
ASA Târgu Mureș 2014–15 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 1
2015–16 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
2016–17 24 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 26 1
Total 59 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 65 2
Jiangsu Sainty 2015 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Viitorul Constanța 2017–18 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Total 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Gaz Metan Mediaș 2017–18 27 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 31 3
2018–19 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
2019–20 30 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 34 8
Total 89 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 97 13
Universitatea Craiova 2020–21 35 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
2021–22 20 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 25 1
Total 55 0 6 1 3 0 1 0 65 1
Career total 429 20 41 2 34 1 5 0 509 23

International[edit]

Romania national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 2 0
2008 0 0
2009 1 0
2010 0 0
Total 4 0


Honours[edit]

Rapid București

ASA Târgu Mureș

Jiangsu Sainty

Universitatea Craiova

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Marius Constantin Profile". Romanian Soccer. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Marius Constantin, primul antrenament cu Hizo la Vaslui" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 31 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Marius Constantin a fost prezentat azi de FC Vaslui" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 8 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Marius Constantin a debutat pentru Vaslui" (in Romanian). Ofsaid. 11 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "Marius Constantin". European Football. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Rep. of Ireland – Romania 1:0". European Football. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Germany – Romania 3:1". European Football. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Romania – Albania 6:1". European Football. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Hungary – Romania 0:1". European Football. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  10. ^ "DECRET privind conferirea Ordinului și Medaliei Meritul Sportiv" (PDF). Monitorul Oficial al României Nr. 241. 28 March 2008. p. 3. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Decorarea unor personalități ale fotbalului românesc". Administrația Prezidențială. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Marius Constantin Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  13. ^ "足协杯-萨米尔加时绝杀 舜天客场1-0申花首夺冠". Sports.sina.com.cn. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2019.

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