Petre Marin

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Petre Marin
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Personal information
Date of birth (1973-09-08) 8 September 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Left back / Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Sportul Studenţesc 53 (1)
1995–2004 Naţional Bucureşti 246 (8)
2001 Rapid Bucureşti (loan) 14 (0)
2004–2010 Steaua Bucureşti 136 (2)
2010 Unirea Urziceni 4 (0)
2011 Concordia Chiajna 19 (0)
National team
Romania U-21 3 (0)
2004–2007 Romania 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2011.

Petre Marin (nickname: "Jair"), (born 8 September 1973 in Bucharest) is a retired Romanian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Marin made his professional debut in 1993, when he was signed by Sportul Studenţesc of Bucharest. In 1995 he joined FC Naţional Bucureşti, where he remained until 2004. During the 2000-01 season, while under contract with Naţional Bucureşti, he was loaned to Rapid Bucureşti. In 2004, he was transferred to Steaua Bucureşti and quickly earned himself a place in the first eleven. His six-year spell with Steaua include two Liga 1 titles, and a UEFA Cup semi-final in 2006. On 17 October 2008, Petre played his 400th match in Liga I.

On 8 June 2010, he signed a two-year deal with Unirea Urziceni making only four appearances because of the financial problems suffered by the club. As of August 2010, he made a total of 453 appearances in Liga I while playing for Urziceni. In February 2011, the 37-year-old defender signed for newly promoted team Concordia Chiajna. On 4 January 2012, he announced his retirement from professional football.[1]


Season Club Title
2004–05 Romania Steaua Bucureşti Divizia A
2005–06 Romania Steaua Bucureşti Divizia A
2005–06 Romania Steaua Bucureşti Supercupa României

International career[edit]

Petre Marin won 9 caps for Romania and three caps for Romania under 21 team.

He made his senior national team debut on 27 May 2004 in a friendly match against Republic of Ireland.


His son, Răzvan Marin, plays for Standard Liege.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sorin Ghionea
Steaua captain
Succeeded by
Bănel Nicoliţă