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Marius Niculae
Personal information
Full name Marius Constantin Niculae
Date of birth 16 May 1981 (1981-05-16) (age 28)
Place of birth    Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current club Dinamo Bucharest
Number 9
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1996–2001
2001–2005
2005–2006
2007
2007–2008
2008–
Dinamo Bucharest
Sporting CP
Standard Liège
FSV Mainz
Inverness CT
Dinamo Bucharest
100 0(44)
059 0(14)
026 00(4)
006 00(0)
035 00(8)
027 0(14)   
National team2
2000– Romania 037 0(13)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22 October 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of June 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Marius Constantin Niculae (born 16 May 1981 in Bucharest) is a Romanian footballer who currently plays for FC Dinamo Bucureşti, as a centre forward. He is also a Romanian international.

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Club career

Niculae startd his professional career with FC Dinamo Bucureşti, making his first division debuts at age 15 (5-2 home win against FC Farul Constanţa, on 22 November 1996). In 2001, he joined Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he failed to settle during his four-season spell, barred by then-in form Mário Jardel, the 2003 signing of his compatriot Liédson and injuries.[1][2][3]

After unassuming spells with Standard de Liège and 1. FSV Mainz 05, Niculae moved, on a two-year contract, to Scottish Premier League's Inverness Caledonian Thistle, following a brief trial in July 2007. His first application for a work permit was rejected, but Inverness appealed and asked fans to sign a petition to have the player's permit granted. After his appeal, Niculae was granted a work permit and became eligible. He was awarded the Clydesdale Bank Player of the Month award for his performances in the season in December.

Niculae became very popular with the fans, and was booked during a 3-0 home victory over Kilmarnock FC, after leaving the pitch to celebrate with the fans in the stand after scoring the final goal. After the resignation of chairman Alan Savage, it became clear Inverness could not afford Niculae's wages, and the club accepted an offer of 500,000 from Dinamo Bucharest, in the summer of 2008.[4] Niculae left Inverness with a record of 10 goals in 37 games in all competitions.

International career

A Romanian international since 2 February 2000, in a friendly 2-0 win with Latvia, Niculae was part of the nation's squad in Euro 2008, appearing in two group stage matches.

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International goals

Scores and results table. Romania's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 February 2000 Pafiako Stadium, Paphos, Cyprus  Latvia 1-0 2-0 Friendly
2 5 December 2000 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Algeria 1-0 2-3 Friendly
3 5 December 2000 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Algeria 2-3 2-3 Friendly
4 8 December 2000 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Algeria 2-0 3-2 Friendly
5 8 December 2000 Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba, Algeria  Algeria 3-1 3-2 Friendly
6 2 June 2001 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Hungary 1-0 2-0 World Cup 2002 Qual.
7 2 June 2001 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Hungary 2-0 2-0 World Cup 2002 Qual.
8 15 August 2001 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 1-0 2-2 Friendly
9 5 September 2001 Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 2-0 2-0 World Cup 2002 Qual.
10 10 November 2001 Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 1-0 1-2 World Cup 2002 Qual. Play-off
11 8 September 2004 Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 3-0 5-1 World Cup 2006 Qual.
12 8 September 2004 Estadi Communal d'Aixovall, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 4-1 5-1 World Cup 2006 Qual.
13 26 March 2008 Stadionul Ghencea, Bucharest, Romania  Russia 3-0 3-0 Friendly

Honours

Team

Individual

References

  1. ^ Niculae has knee surgery; UEFA.com, 7 January 2002
  2. ^ Training injury rules out Niculae; UEFA.com, 15 September 2004
  3. ^ Niculae injury leaves Romania short; UEFA.com, 14 February 2005
  4. ^ Niculae delighted by Dinamo return; UEFA.com, 25 July 2008

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