Răzvan Cociș

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Răzvan Cociș
Răzvan Cociş Hoverla.jpg
Cociș in 2013
Personal information
Full name Răzvan Vasile Cociș
Date of birth (1983-02-19) 19 February 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chicago Fire
Number 30
Youth career
2000–2001 Universitatea Cluj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Universitatea Cluj 37 (14)
2004–2006 Sheriff Tiraspol 56 (24)
2007–2009 Lokomotiv Moscow 54 (4)
2010 Politehnica Timişoara 9 (3)
2010–2011 Al-Nassr 12 (2)
2011 Karpaty Lviv (loan) 11 (2)
2011–2013 FC Rostov 40 (4)
2013–2014 Hoverla Uzhhorod 19 (3)
2014– Chicago Fire 23 (2)
National team
2003–2005 Romania U–21 12 (4)
2005– Romania 50 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 25, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2014

Răzvan Vasile Cociș (Romanian pronunciation: [rəzˈvan ˈkotʃiʃ]; born 19 February 1983) is a Romanian footballer who currently plays for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. In February 2010 he was close to signing for Portsmouth in the Premier League, but had problems securing a work permit.[1] He is usually an attacking midfielder, but can play in a variety of other midfield positions as well as up-front. He is also well known for his close control.

Club career[edit]

Cociș (КОЧИШ #81) in Russian championship on 18 May 2012

Cociș is one of the graduates of the prolific school of football at Universitatea Cluj where, amongst other team mates, won a national youth title. After earning a regular first team spot at not even 21 years of age, there were rumours that clubs made offers for him, including Stade Rennais FC, but at the end of the season he was sold to Moldovan team Sheriff Tiraspol alongside another player of his generation, George Florescu.[2]

He has signed a contract that expired on 31 December 2009 with the Lokomotiv,[3] which cost Locomotive 2.6 million euros to sign.[4] He scored his first goal in the Russian league against Rubin Kazan. His former clubs include U Cluj and Sheriff Tiraspol. He signed a three-month contract on 1 March 2010 with FC Timişoara until the summer, with option to renewal for 5 years. On 22 May, it was announced that Răzvan Cociș signed a contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.

On 25 February 2011, he moved to Ukrainian club Karpaty Lviv on loan from Al-Nassr. He scored his first goal for Karpaty, in their 1–0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. In June, he signed a permanent deal with Karpaty after the 2010–11 season.

On 14 July 2014 it was announced he had joined the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.[5] On 13 July 2015 Chicago Fire announced Razvan has received a US green card which allows him to no longer occupy an international slot on any MLS club roster.[6]

International career[edit]

Cociș made his national debut on 17 August 2005 against Andorra in a 2–0 win

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 February 2006 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Armenia 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
2 10 September 2008 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Faroe Islands 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 11 November 2011



FC Sheriff Tiraspol
FC Lokomotiv Moscow


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