Position : Defender
Date of birth : 26 October, 1980
Team : Ajax Amsterdam (Holland)
Nationality : Romania
Notes : Started his career with CSM Resita before moving to Universitae Craiova where he came to the attention of Ajax. Has had discipline problems in the 1999/00 season, being sent off four times. U/21 and full international. In Euro 2000 squad where he made a brilliant performance in marking Beckham out of the game and scoring a goal which helped Romania beat England. This meant they qualified for the quarter-finals where they lost to Italy 2-0. Was voted Dutch league Player of the Year after helping Ajax to the2001/02 league title.
LAST UPDATED: 1 August, 2002
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