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

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General info

  • Name: Ciprian Marica
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/10/1985 (28)
  • Country: Romania
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Konyaspor ( TUR)

  • 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

TeamPGS
Romania218
Romania U-2142
Romania U-1931
Romania U-1720
Total3011

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Stuttgart102
Shakhtar Donetsk197
Schalke30
Total329
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Schalke111
Shakhtar Donetsk102
Stuttgart186
Dinamo Bucureşti51
Total4410
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Stuttgart22
Total22
Last updated: 05/08/2014 18:04 CET
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