Sorin Socol

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Sorin Socol
Nickname Socool
Date of birth (1977-11-30) 30 November 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania, French nationality
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 115 kg (254 lb)
University Business school of the Brive Chamber of Commerce
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Lourdes FC

Correct as of 2007-09-13
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2011 Romania 55 ((40))
Correct as of 2007-09-13

Sorin Socol (born 30 November 1977) in Bucharest, Romania) is a Romanian rugby union footballer. He plays as a lock.

He has won 55 caps for Romania and is currently retired. After being voted player of the tournament in the 1996 Under 21 Rugby World Championships where he captained Romania,[1] Socol has played club rugby in France. He moved to France just prior to the tournament and studied business while playing for Brive.[2] He played for Brive's top squad for seven years between 1996 and 2003.

Socol made his international debut for Romania against Spain on 18 February 2001. At the beginning of the 2003/2004 season he moved to Agen where he played in the Top 14 and Heineken Cup. He captained Romania for the first time on 30 October 2003 during the 2003 World Cup match against Namibia. After leaving Agen in 2007 he played for Pau in France's Pro D2 for the 2007/2008 season. He also captained Romania in the 2007 World Cup finals.


  1. ^ Smith, Terry. "Foreign forward flavour". Sunday Telegraph. p. 45. 
  2. ^ "ROMANIA SQUAD…PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES..INTERNATIONAL RECORDS…". Archived from the original on September 28, 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 

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