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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: 22/12/2016 02:02 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
11.12.2016Romanian First DivisionAstraAstra1-0SteauaSteaua9000
19.12.2016Romanian First DivisionGaz MetanGaz Metan0-1AstraAstra9000

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

Romania U-2110

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Rapid Bucureşti90
Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:07 CET