Herea playing for Sion
|Full name||Nicolae Ovidiu Herea|
|Date of birth||26 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2016–2017||Pandurii Târgu Jiu||19||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2014
Herea started his career at Național București, where he went through the youth systems. On 16 August 2003, he made his debut for the first team in the Liga I in a game against FC Brașov. He helped his side reach the 2005–06 Romanian Cup final. He played four years for Național București, becoming a regular in his last two seasons with the team, before he left for Rapid București.
In 2007 Herea was transferred to Rapid București for €1 million. In November 2011, after two months of negotiations, Herea signed a new 4-year deal with Rapid București worth €1 million. In 2012 Herea had offers from Italian sides A.C. Milan and A.S. Bari. Later on, in 2013 due to his great league performance he received the award "Romanian midfielder of the year" and he received another offer from Belgian top of the table team Standard Liège but he refused the offer. In April 2013 he scored an important 20 m free kick goal in the Romanian derby against FC Steaua București.
Between 2005 and 2007 Herea was a Romania U-21 international.
|1||10 August 2011||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0–1||0–1||Friendly|
|Correct as of 17 September 2012|
Statistics accurate as of match played 9 June 2015
- http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/players/h/herea_nicolae.shtml Herea juniorat la National Bucuresti
- http://www.romaniansoccer.ro/players/h/herea_nicolae.shtml Herea debut pentru in Liga I
- http://www.soccerway.com/players/nicolae-ovidiu-herea/71924/ Herea stats
- "Herea c'est officiel et les frères Karel aussi!". fc-sion.ch (in French). 3 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- FC Sion profile (French)
- Ovidiu Herea's career profile at RomanianSoccer.ro
- Profile at UEFA.com
- Ovidiu Herea at Soccerway
- Career stats at national-football-teams.com