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Bogdan Stancu
Personal information
Full name Bogdan Sorin Stancu
Date of birth 28 June 1987 (1987-06-28) (age 22)
Place of birth Piteşti, Romania
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Forward / Second striker
Club information
Current club Steaua Bucureşti
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 FC Argeş Piteşti 7 (0)
2005–2006 Dacia Mioveni (loan) 12 (3)
2006–2008 Unirea Urziceni 49 (11)
2008– Steaua Bucureşti 43 (29)
National team
2006–2009 Romania U-21 15 (5)
2009– Romania B 1 (0)
2009– Romania 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 August 2009

Bogdan Sorin Stancu (born June 28, 1987 in Piteşti) is a Romanian football player, currently playing for Steaua Bucureşti.

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Club career

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Early Years

He was discovered at a trial by coach Mihaita Ianovischi who took him to the junior team of FC Argeş Piteşti.

In 2005 he was brought to the first team by Sorin Cartu. After a short period he was sent to Dacia Mioveni in Divizia B, where he had a contract of only 1000 and a clause by which he earned 1 dollar for every single minute played for Mioveni. His team won a few games with Stancu as their only goalscorer. After a season where he scored 3 goals in 12 matches, he returned to FC Arges and made his debut in Divizia A at the age of 19 against former champions Steaua Bucureşti, game which ended as a goalless draw.

He played another 7 matches for FC Arges that season.

In the summer of 2006, Sorin Cartu resigned from the club and former Italian star Giuseppe Giannini was appointed as the new manager of FC Arges. After two weeks of training he decided that Bogdan Stancu and another player, Robert Neagoe, should be released. He was sent once again to Dacia Mioveni where he played in a friendly match and scored a goal.

After spotting some problems in Stancu's contract, Gigi Netoiu managed to "steal" him from Mioveni and brought him to Unirea Urziceni.

Steaua Bucureşti (2008-)

2008-09 season

He signed with Steaua Bucureşti On 10 May 2008, with a reported transfer fee of around 1,000,000 euros. Stancu is in co-ownership.

Bogdan Stancu training at Steaua.

On June 30, 2008 Stancu played his first match in Steaua's shirt in a friendly against NK Maribor, scoring the first goal. He scored his second goal On July 26 against AS Roma in a friendly game, Steaua won 3-1. On August 23, 2008 Stancu scored his first double for Steaua against C.F. Gloria 1922 Bistriţa in Liga I. In his first 5 Liga I matches for Steaua he scored 4 goals. He managed to score 4 goals in several winter break friendly matches. After the winter break he would score again in the first match against SC Vaslui. On March 14, 2009 he scored in the 6th minute of the match against Poli Iasi, leading Steaua to its first victory since December, 2008. At his first season at Steaua was topscorer with 11 goals, along with Greek super star Pantelis Kapetanos.

2009-10 season

He started the new season scoring the 2nd goal for his team against Újpest in the second qualifying round of Europa League, on 16 July 2009, making the score 2-0 for Steaua Bucureşti. He scored the third and final goal against Motherwell after being served perfectly by Rafał Grzelak. On 6 August 2009 he scored two more goals against the same Motherwell and help his team qualify in the Europa league playoffs. He currently is Steaua's goalscorer in European competitions, having scored 4 goals in 4 Europa League matches. After his great performances in Europa League he was rewarded by Răzvan Lucescu with a call-up in the Romanian national football team against Hungary. But in the championship match was injured and Lucescu dropped him from team.[1] Two weeks later he scored another two goals against St Patrick's Athletic F.C.. In 9 European matches scored 6 goals. He was sent off on round 4 against Oţelul Galaţi in the 75th minute after receiving a second yellow card, thus being the second striker after 4 Liga I matches to be eliminated, after Pantelis Kapetanos in round 3.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Romania Nicolae Dică
Steaua Top Scorer
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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