Ciprian Marica

  • Date of birth : 02/10/1985
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Romania Romania
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Ciprian Marica

Ciprian Marica

A lively, hard-working striker who likes to run at defenders, Ciprian Marica has established himself as the first-choice centre-forward for Romania. After successful spells with FC Dinamo 1948 Bucureşti and FC Shakhtar Donetsk, he joined VfB Stuttgart in 2007.

• Bucharest-born, he played only 22 top-flight matches in Romania for Dinamo, making minor contributions to club's two championship and two cup wins, before move to Shakhtar in March 2004.

• Made his international debut for Romania aged 18, against Italy; scored his first goal at 19, versus Armenia.

• Achieved back-to-back Ukrainian championship wins with Shakhtar (2004/05 and 2005/06); scored winner against AS Roma in 2006/07 UEFA Champions League.

• Moved to German champions Stuttgart and scored winning goal against Rangers FC in club's only UEFA Champions League victory of the campaign (3-2); also on target with opening goal in 3-1 win v Romanian champions FC Unirea Urziceni that put Stuttgart into last 16 of 2009/10 competition.

• Scored five times in Romania's successful UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign but unused at the finals; started nine of team's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, scoring twice – against Serbia (2-3) and Lithuania (1-0).

Did you know?
Prior to joining both clubs, Marica scored in European competition for Dinamo against Shakhtar and for Shakhtar against Stuttgart.

Last updated: 27/01/10 18.03CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/05/2014 02:05 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSloveniaSlovenia4-3RomaniaRomania6500
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia0-2RomaniaRomania8511
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania4-0AndorraAndorra5401
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-1RomaniaRomania7900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands9010
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundRomaniaRomania1-1SlovakiaSlovakia1400
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania3-0HungaryHungary8011
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania0-2TurkeyTurkey4600
06.10.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe3-1BetisBetis2000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-4RomaniaRomania3200
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania2-0EstoniaEstonia9020
20.10.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-2GetafeGetafe4500
28.10.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1AthleticAthletic3100
31.10.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-2GetafeGetafe6910
03.11.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1ValenciaValencia9000
09.11.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-1ElcheElche9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentRomaniaRomania1-1GreeceGreece9000
23.11.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético7-0GetafeGetafe2100
29.11.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-0LevanteLevante3000
07.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundGironaGirona1-1GetafeGetafe7710
14.12.2013Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga1-0GetafeGetafe9000
22.12.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe2-5BarcelonaBarcelona6000
05.01.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-0GetafeGetafe2000
08.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundBarcelonaBarcelona4-0GetafeGetafe7700
12.01.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9000
19.01.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad8810
26.01.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería1-0GetafeGetafe9000
01.02.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-0ValladolidValladolid9000
09.02.2014Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna2-0GetafeGetafe4100
22.02.2014Spanish LigaCeltaCelta1-1GetafeGetafe1400
01.03.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-0EspanyolEspanyol9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRomaniaRomania0-0ArgentinaArgentina6700
14.03.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe3-3GranadaGranada9010
22.03.2014Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-0GetafeGetafe9000
30.03.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-3GetafeGetafe9010
06.04.2014Spanish LigaElcheElche1-0GetafeGetafe9000
13.04.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
19.04.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-0GetafeGetafe7000
26.04.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-0MálagaMálaga3701
11.05.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-0SevillaSevilla7800
18.05.2014Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-2GetafeGetafe9020

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General info

  • Name: Ciprian Marica
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/10/1985 (28)
  • Country: Romania
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Getafe ( ESP)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    28/08/03: Liepājas Metalurgs 1-1 Dinamo Bucureşti
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    14/10/01: Romania 0-1 Bulgaria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Romania U-2142
Romania U-1931
Romania U-1720

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Shakhtar Donetsk197
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk102
Dinamo Bucureşti51
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 30/01/2014 12:06 CET
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