|Full name||Raul Axente Ciupe|
|Date of birth||24 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Cluj-Napoca, Romania|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2003–2004||Gaz Metan Mediaș||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2016.
Playing for the Romania national under-21 football team in a match against Macedonia, he was fouled by Goran Popov and suffered a broken tibia. Minutes earlier, another Macedonian player, Hristijan Kirovski, was sent off after also fouling Ciupe. The right-back completely missed the 2005-2006 season because of the injury.
Ciupe played seven years for Sportul Studențesc before joining FC Brașov in November 2011. In June 2012 he was transferred by his hometown team Universitatea Cluj for whom he managed to score his first goals in Liga I, against Astra Ploiești and the local rivals from CFR Cluj.
- Evidence of Raul Ciupe's injury
- "Primul transfer al lui Şumudică la Braşov! "Joacă pe postul de fundaş dreapta, este un jucător cu calitaţi, care ne poate ajuta"" (in Romanian). prosport.ro. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
- "Raul Ciupe se întoarce acasă" (in Romanian). napocanews.ro. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
- "Raul Ciupe, omul care a schimbat istoria pentru "U": "Pentru clipa asta m-am apucat de fotbal"" (in Romanian). prosport.ro. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.