Valentin Calafeteanu

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Valentin Calafeteanu
Valentin Calafeteanu 2015 RWC.jpg
Full name Valentin Niculae Calafeteanu
Date of birth (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 5 ft 11.7 in (1.82 m)
Weight 12 st 12.8 lb (180.8 lb; 82.0 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–14 București Wolves 5 (12)
Correct as of 27 August 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Steaua București
Timișoara Saracens
Correct as of 5 December 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004– Romania 87 (211)
Correct as of 19 November 2016

Valentin Niculae Calafeteanu (born 25 January 1985) is a Romanian rugby union footballer. His position on the field is scrum-half.

He currently plays for RC Timişoara and for București Wolves.

Calafeteanu had his first game for Romania, on 20 November 2004, with Japan, in a 25-10 win, aged only 19, in a friendly.

He holds 72 caps for Romania, with 11 tries, 27 conversions, 33 penalties and 1 drop goal scored, on an aggregate of 211 points. He won the European Six National Championship Cup, Group B, in 2006. He played all the four games, three of them as a substitute, at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, where he scored a conversion in the 14-10 win over Portugal. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games but without scoring.[1] He was called once again for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, playing in all the four games.


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