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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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/04/2014 09:20 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSloveniaSlovenia4-3RomaniaRomania6500
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia0-2RomaniaRomania8511
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania4-0AndorraAndorra5401
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-1RomaniaRomania7900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands9010
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundRomaniaRomania1-1SlovakiaSlovakia1400
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania3-0HungaryHungary8011
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania0-2TurkeyTurkey4600
06.10.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe3-1BetisBetis2000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-4RomaniaRomania3200
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania2-0EstoniaEstonia9020
20.10.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-2GetafeGetafe4500
28.10.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1AthleticAthletic3100
31.10.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-2GetafeGetafe6910
03.11.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1ValenciaValencia9000
09.11.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-1ElcheElche9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentRomaniaRomania1-1GreeceGreece9000
23.11.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético7-0GetafeGetafe2100
29.11.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-0LevanteLevante3000
07.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundGironaGirona1-1GetafeGetafe7710
14.12.2013Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga1-0GetafeGetafe9000
22.12.2013Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe2-5BarcelonaBarcelona6000
05.01.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-0GetafeGetafe2000
08.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundBarcelonaBarcelona4-0GetafeGetafe7700
12.01.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9000
19.01.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad8810
26.01.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería1-0GetafeGetafe9000
01.02.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-0ValladolidValladolid9000
09.02.2014Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna2-0GetafeGetafe4100
22.02.2014Spanish LigaCeltaCelta1-1GetafeGetafe1400
01.03.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-0EspanyolEspanyol9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRomaniaRomania0-0ArgentinaArgentina6700
14.03.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe3-3GranadaGranada9010
22.03.2014Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-0GetafeGetafe9000
30.03.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia1-3GetafeGetafe9010
06.04.2014Spanish LigaElcheElche1-0GetafeGetafe9000
13.04.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
19.04.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-0GetafeGetafe7000

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General info

  • Name: Ciprian Marica
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 02/10/1985 (28)
  • Country: Romania
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Getafe ( ESP)

  • 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: 30/01/2014 12:06 CET
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