Sergiu Radu

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Sergiu Radu
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Sergiu Radu at VfL Wolfsburg.
Personal information
Full name Sergiu Marian Radu
Date of birth (1977-08-10) 10 August 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Petrolul Drăgăşani
0000–1995 Vâlcea
1995–1996 Viitorul Oradea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Jiul Petroşani 14 (0)
1997–1998Olimpia Satu Mare (loan) 23 (12)
1998–2001 Rapid Bucureşti 54 (14)
2001–2003 Naţional Bucureşti 57 (21)
2003–2004 Le Mans 15 (0)
2005 Naţional Bucureşti 15 (7)
2005–2007 Energie Cottbus 67 (26)
2007–2009 VfL Wolfsburg 11 (2)
2008VfB Stuttgart (loan) 2 (0)
2008–20091. FC Köln (loan) 22 (2)
2009–2010 Energie Cottbus 30 (3)
2011–2012 Alemannia Aachen 41 (5)
Total 351 (92)
National team
2007 Romania 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sergiu Marian Radu (born 10 August 1977) is a Romanian former professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Born in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Radu began his career in his native Romania. He started out at Jiul Petroşani, before leaving in 1998 for Rapid Bucharest. He moved to Bucharest rivals FC Naţional three years later.

2003 brought his first move to a foreign club, Le Mans UC72 in France. However this was not a successful period, and after fifteen goalless matches he returned to Naţional. He moved to Germany in 2005 to join Energie Cottbus, then a 2. Bundesliga club. Cottbus won promotion in 2006, with Radu's contribution being 12 goals in 33 games. In the next season with Cottbus in the Bundesliga he scored 14 goals in 34 matches, being the goal-scorer of his team.

In July 2007, he made a permanent move to VfL Wolfsburg and now in January 2008 he was loaned to VfB Stuttgart[1][2] who did not use the option to sign the forward permanently.

For the 2008–09 campaign, Radu moved on a loan spell to newly promoted Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln. After being demoted to the VfL Wolfsburg reserve team on 30 May 2009 [3] he returned to Energie Cottbus on 17 July 2009 signing a three-year contract.

In January 2011 he ended his contract with Cottbus and joined Alemannia Aachen.[4] Radu scored on his debut in the 4–2 win against Karlsruher SC in the 19th round of the 2. Bundesliga.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rapid Bucharest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radu on the way". vfb.de. 16 December 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2007.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "All clear for Radu". vfb.de. 21 December 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "1.FC Köln trifft auf Bochum" (in German). Kölnische Rundschau. 22 May 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Sergiu Radu: Unterschrift und erstes Training" (in German). alemannia-aachen.de. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.

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