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Cătălin Lichioiu

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Cătălin Sergiu Lichioiu (born 20 January 1981) is a Romanian former footballer. He had notable stints in the Moldovan National Division, Ukrainian Premier League, and the Canadian Soccer League.[1][2]

Cătălin Lichioiu
Personal information
Full name Cătălin Sergiu Lichioiu
Date of birth (1981-01-20) 20 January 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Brașov, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Tractorul Brașov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Tractorul Brașov 28 (0)
2003–2006 Nistru Otaci 51 (19)
2006–2008 Vorskla Poltava 38 (4)
2008 Vostok 19 (1)
2011 Olimpia Bălți 8 (1)
2011–2012 Nistru Otaci 48 (4)
2013–2014 Kingston FC 40 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Lichioiu began his career in 2001 with his hometown club Tractorul Brașov in the Divizia C.[3] In 2003, he was transferred to FC Nistru Otaci of the Moldovan National Division. During his tenure with Nistru he won the Moldovan Cup, and finished as top league goal scorer in the 2004-2005 season. He featured in the 2005–06 UEFA Cup against Grazer AK.[4] In 2006, he signed with Vorskla Poltava of the Ukrainian Premier League, where he appeared in 38 matches and recorded four goals.[5]

In 2008, & 2011 he had stints with FC Vostok, and FC Zaria Bălți. In 2011, he returned to Nistru Otaci where he appeared in 48 matches, and scored four goals. In 2013, he went abroad to Canada to sign with Kingston FC of the Canadian Soccer League. He had a successful debut season where he recorded ten goals, and won the regular season championship.[6] In the postseason he contributed by scoring a goal in the semi-final match against London City, which advanced Kingston to the CSL Championship final.[7] In the finals the club faced SC Waterloo, but suffered a 3-1 defeat.[8] In 2014, his contract was renewed on March 19, 2014.[9] In 2015, Kingston ceased operations as a result terminated all player contracts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ Cătălin Lichioiu at footballfacts.ru
  3. ^ "Q & A With Catalin Lichioiu - Kingston FC - The Official Website of Kingston's Professional Men's Soccer Club". Kingston FC - The Official Website of Kingston's Professional Men's Soccer Club. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  4. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Europa League 2005/06 - History - Nistru-GAK – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  5. ^ Pavlushko, Anton. "Catalin Lichioiu - Vorskla Poltava". Статистика чемпионата Украины по футболу - все игроки, матчи и голы, составы команд и переходы. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  6. ^ "2013 CSL First Division Stats | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  7. ^ "October 20, 2013 CSL Semifinals--Kingston FC vs London City (from CSL website)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  8. ^ Glover, Robin. "November 3, 2013 CSL Final--Kingston FC vs SC waterloo (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  9. ^ Fletcher, Alex. "Support Local Football: CSL: Kingston FC 2014 roster". supportlocalsoccer.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2016-05-01.