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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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:07 CET
10.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageFranceFrance2-1RomaniaRomania9000
15.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania1-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
19.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageRomaniaRomania0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
27.07.2016UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundAstraAstra1-1KøbenhavnKøbenhavn3000
31.07.2016Romanian First DivisionPanduriiPandurii0-0AstraAstra9000
03.08.2016UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundKøbenhavnKøbenhavn3-0AstraAstra7600
13.08.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra3-1Poli TimișoaraPoli Timișoara9020
18.08.2016UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsAstraAstra1-1West HamWest Ham9000
21.08.2016Romanian First DivisionCFR ClujCFR Cluj5-1AstraAstra2600
25.08.2016UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsWest HamWest Ham0-1AstraAstra9000
28.08.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra1-1VoluntariVoluntari9000
04.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-1MontenegroMontenegro9000
11.09.2016Romanian First DivisionSteauaSteaua1-0AstraAstra9000
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAstraAstra2-3Austria WienAustria Wien9010
19.09.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra0-2Gaz MetanGaz Metan9000
22.09.2016Romanian First DivisionTârgu MureşTârgu Mureş0-2AstraAstra9000
26.09.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra1-0IaşiIaşi9000
29.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageRomaRoma4-0AstraAstra9000
02.10.2016Romanian First DivisionViitorulViitorul1-0AstraAstra9000
08.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia0-5RomaniaRomania9000
11.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-0RomaniaRomania9000
15.10.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra1-1ConcordiaConcordia9000
20.10.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stagePlzeňPlzeň1-2AstraAstra9000
24.10.2016Romanian First DivisionBotoşaniBotoşani0-0AstraAstra9000
29.10.2016Romanian First DivisionDinamo BucureştiDinamo Bucureşti2-2AstraAstra9010
03.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAstraAstra1-1PlzeňPlzeň9000
06.11.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra2-0PanduriiPandurii9000
15.11.2016Friendlies 2014-16First roundRussiaRussia1-0RomaniaRomania9000
20.11.2016Romanian First DivisionU CraiovaU Craiova0-1AstraAstra9010
24.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAustria WienAustria Wien1-2AstraAstra9000
27.11.2016Romanian First DivisionPoli TimișoaraPoli Timișoara2-0AstraAstra9000
04.12.2016Romanian First DivisionVoluntariVoluntari1-2AstraAstra9000
08.12.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAstraAstra0-0RomaRoma9000

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: 22
  • Club: Astra ( ROU)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18
    • Friendlies 2016/18

  • 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

TeamPGS
Romania60
Romania U-2110
Total70

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Astra20
Porto130
Total150
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Porto10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Porto140
Rapid Bucureşti90
Astra81
Total311
Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:07 CET