Cristian Manea facts for kids
Manea playing for Romania in March 2019
|Full name||Cristian Marian Manea|
|Date of birth||9 August 1997|
|Place of birth||Agigea, Romania|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Current club||CFR Cluj
|2009–2013||Gheorghe Hagi Academy|
|2014–2015||→ Viitorul Constanța (loan)||26||(2)|
|2015–2017||→ Mouscron (loan)||14||(0)|
|2017–2019||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||69||(1)|
|2019–2020||→ FCSB (loan)||2||(0)|
|2020||→ CFR Cluj (loan)||5||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
In 2014, an investment fund acquired player's rights and Manea arrived in Cyprus at Apollon Limassol. The deal was reported to be €2.5 million. Previously, Romanian media suggested that he had been sold to Chelsea for around £2.3 million, but the rumours proved to be false.
He spent the 2014–15 campaign on loan at former club Viitorul, and scored his first senior goal on 13 April 2015 in a 2–1 away defeat of Petrolul Ploiești.
On 28 August 2015, he moved to Belgian team Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan, which was extended for an additional year. Manea amassed 18 appearances in all competitions before returning to Romania on 27 June 2017, joining CFR Cluj also on loan. He was an undisputed starter in his two years at the club, winning back-to-back national championships.
On 2 September 2019, FCSB have agreed a deal to sign Manea on loan with an option to buy the right back.
Manea earned caps for Romania at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.
In May 2014, aged 16, he was called up to the senior team by coach Victor Pițurcă despite having only made five club appearances at the time. Manea made his debut as a starter against Albania on the 31st and subsequently became the youngest footballer to play for Romania, breaking the previous record set by Grațian Sepi in 1928.
|CFR Cluj (loan)|
|1||5 June 2018||Ilie Oană, Ploiești, Romania||3||Finland||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
- CFR Cluj
- Liga I: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
- Supercupa României: 2018, 2020
- Liga I Team of the Season: 2017–18
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