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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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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

  • 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
Astra31
Total261
Last updated: 16/09/2016 01:36 CET