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Adrian Mutu
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Personal information
Full name Adrian Mutu
Date of birth 8 January 1979 (1979-01-08) (age 41)
Place of birth    Călineşti, Romania Romania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Youth clubs
1987-1996 Romania Argeş Piteşti
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1996–1999
1999–2000
2000
2000–2002
2002–2003
2003–2004
2004–2006
2006–2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2014
2015–2016
2016
Total
Romania Argeş Piteşti
Romania Dinamo Bucureşti
Flag of Italy Internazionale
Flag of Italy Verona
Flag of Italy Parma
England Chelsea
Flag of Italy Juventus
Flag of Italy Fiorentina
Flag of Italy Cesena
Flag of France Ajaccio
Romania Petrolul Ploiești
Flag of India Pune City
Romania ASA Târgu Mureș
041 0(11)
033 0(22)
014 00(2)
057 0(16)
031 0(18)
027 00(6)
033 0(10)
112 0(54)
028 00(8)
034 0(11)
014 00(4)
010 00(4)
0000(0)
437 (161)   
National team
1995
1996–1997
1998–2000
2000–2013
Romania Romania U16
Romania Romania U18
Romania Romania U21
Romania Romania
0000(0)
014 00(8)
012 00(6)
077 0(35)

Adrian Mutu (born 8 January 1979) is a former Romanian footballer who played as a attacking midfielder or winger. His career has included setbacks including two long suspensions for failed drugs tests.

Mutu started his career in Romania, playing two years for Argeș Pitești and half a year for Dinamo București, before joining Internazionale midway through the 1999–2000 Serie A. After only 10 games there he left for Verona and then Parma, for which he scored 39 goals in the next three years. His excellent form brought him a €22.5 million transfer to Chelsea. Due to breach of contract for failing a (recreational) drug test, he was released and returned to Serie A to join Juventus. After the 2006 Italian football scandal and the relegation of Juventus to Serie B, Mutu decided to join Fiorentina, where he played consistently for five years. He then had a season at Cesena and French club Ajaccio before returning to Romania with Petrolul Ploiești in 2014. On 5 April 2013, Mutu announced his intention to retire from football at the end of the 2013–14 season.

From his debut in 2000, Mutu played 77 matches for the Romanian national team and scored 35 goals, a joint record alongside Gheorghe Hagi. He was included in their squads at the European Championship in 2000 and 2008. A four-time winner of the Romanian Footballer of the Year Award, only Gheorghe Popescu and Gheorghe Hagi have won the award more times, with six and seven wins respectively.

Honours

Club

Dinamo Bucharest
Juventus

Individual

External links

Romania national football team logo
Romania Romania
Romania

Template:Romania squad (UEFA Euro 2000)

Romania national football team logo
Romania – UEFA Euro 2008 – Group stage

1. Lobonț 2. Contra 3. Raț 4. Tamaș 5. Chivu (c) 6. Rădoi 7. Petre 8. Codrea 9. Marica 10. Mutu 11. Cociș 12. Popa 13. Săpunaru 14. Ghionea 15. Goian 16. Nicoliță 17. Moți 18. M. Niculae 19. Cristea 20. Dică 21. D. Niculae 22. Radu 23. Stăncioiu

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