Cristian Săpunaru

  • Date of birth : 05/04/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Romania Romania
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Cristian Săpunaru

Cristian Săpunaru

Clubs: FC Naţional Bucureşti, FC Rapid Bucureşti, FC Porto

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
winner 2011

• Made his top-flight debut in 2002/03 for National though it was not until 2005/06 that he became a regular, making 23 league appearances and scoring three goals – all in one game, an end-of-season 3-2 win against CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu.

• On the losing side in the 2006 Romanian Cup final as Naţional were beaten 1-0 after extra time by Rapid; joined Rapid a few weeks later.

• A Romanian Under-21 internatonal, he was uncapped at senior level when called into the UEFA EURO 2008 squad; made his debut in a pre-tournament friendly against Montenegro (4-0).

• A double winner with Porto in his first season, appearing 17 times as he contested the right-back berth with Jorge Fucile, but was loaned back to Rapid for the second half of 2009/10.

• Back at Porto in 2010/11, he featured regularly − without scoring − as the Dragons won a treble of Liga title, domestic cup and UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 21/07/11 11.48CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/05/2016 14:33 CET
22.09.2015Romanian CupSixth roundUTAUTA1-1
26.09.2015Romanian First DivisionU CraiovaU Craiova0-0PanduriiPandurii000
02.10.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii1-0ViitorulViitorul9000
19.10.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii3-1Poli TimișoaraPoli Timișoara9010
25.10.2015Romanian First DivisionSteauaSteaua1-1PanduriiPandurii9000
28.10.2015Romanian CupSeventh roundPanduriiPandurii2-3Dinamo BucureştiDinamo Bucureşti9000
01.11.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii2-1VoluntariVoluntari9000
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly2-2RomaniaRomania9000
23.11.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii3-2PetrolulPetrolul9010
27.11.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii2-0ConcordiaConcordia9000
01.12.2015Romanian First DivisionCFR ClujCFR Cluj1-2PanduriiPandurii9010
05.12.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii0-3BotoşaniBotoşani9000
12.12.2015Romanian First DivisionDinamo BucureştiDinamo Bucureşti2-1PanduriiPandurii9000
19.12.2015Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii1-1AstraAstra9010
12.02.2016Romanian First DivisionTârgu MureşTârgu Mureş0-1PanduriiPandurii9010
22.02.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii1-1U CraiovaU Craiova9000
29.02.2016Romanian First DivisionViitorulViitorul1-3PanduriiPandurii9000
07.03.2016Romanian First DivisionTârgu MureşTârgu Mureş0-2PanduriiPandurii9000
12.03.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii1-1ViitorulViitorul9000
20.03.2016Romanian First DivisionDinamo BucureştiDinamo Bucureşti1-1PanduriiPandurii9000
27.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania0-0SpainSpain9000
30.03.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii0-1SteauaSteaua9000
11.04.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii3-3Târgu MureşTârgu Mureş9000
24.04.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii0-0Dinamo BucureştiDinamo Bucureşti9000
01.05.2016Romanian First DivisionSteauaSteaua1-1PanduriiPandurii9000
09.05.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii2-0AstraAstra9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Cristian Săpunaru
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/04/1984 (32)
  • Country: Romania
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Pandurii ( ROU)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First qualifying round)
    13/07/06: Rapid Bucureşti 5-0 Sliema
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/09/06: Germany 5-1 Romania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Romania U-2110

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Rapid Bucureşti90
Last updated: 24/05/2016 14:33 CET