Ovidiu Burcă

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Ovidiu Burcă
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Burcă warming up before a game
Personal information
Full name Ovidiu Nicușor Burcă
Date of birth (1980-03-16) 16 March 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Slatina, Romania
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Rapid Bucureşti (President)
Youth career
1996–1998 Football School Gică Popescu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Emelec 6 (0)
2000[1] JEF United Ichihara 4 (0)
2000 Ventforet Kofu 16 (1)
2001–2002 Universitatea Craiova 25 (0)
2002–2005 Dinamo București 46 (0)
2005–2007 Național București 39 (2)
2007–2010 Energie Cottbus 40 (0)
2008 Beijing Guoan (loan) 15 (1)
2010–2011 Politehnica Timișoara 20 (0)
2011–2012 Rapid București 10 (1)
Total 221 (5)
National team
2001 Romania U–21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ovidiu Burcă (born 16 March 1980 in Slatina) is a former Romanian football defender.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Burcă began his youth career at Football School Gică Popescu.

Emelec[edit]

He began his professional career in Ecuador at Club Sport Emelec in the Primera Categoría Serie A league making six appearances.

JEF United Ichihara[edit]

A year later he got noticed by the Japanese club JEF United Ichihara and signed with them. He played there only four matches and impressed the scouts of Ventforet Kofu and he was transferred immediately.

Ventforet Kofu[edit]

Burcă played sixteen matches and scored one goal for Ventforet.

Universitatea Craiova[edit]

After a year in Ecuador and near two years in Japan, Burcă returned to Romania to play for FC Universitatea Craiova a total of 25 matches, which impressed FC Dinamo București who signed him.

Dinamo București[edit]

He won with them the Romanian League during the 2003–04 season. After spending three years with Dinamo, Burcă signed a one-and-a-half-year and contract with FC Național.

Energie Cottbus[edit]

In June 2007, Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus announced signing him a three-year contract deal. However, in his first Bundesliga season at the club he did not make any appearance due a serious injury, which resulted a year break in the 2007–08 season. Burcă was one of the key players at Cottbus and they named him as captain in 2009. He was loaned out in 2008 to Chinese club Beijing Guoan.

Politehnica Timișoara[edit]

After his contract expired with the German side, Burcă signed a one-year contract with FC Politehnica Timișoara returning to Liga 1 after three years. He was handed the number 25 shirt.[2] He made his debut in a Europa League play-off against Manchester City in a 2–0 loss.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dinamo Bucharest

References[edit]

  1. ^ J.League
  2. ^ "Burcă signed with Poli". FC Timişoara. 10 August 2010. 

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