Cornel Buta

Cornel Buta (born 1 November 1977) is a Romanian retired footballer. He played as a right back and occasionally as a libero.

Cornel Buta
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-11-01) 1 November 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Vaslui, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 FC Braşov 88 (6)
2000 Dinamo București 9 (3)
2000–2004 Rapid București 25 (0)
2001FC Braşov (loan) 26 (0)
2003Naţional București (loan) 21 (0)
2004–2005 Volyn Lutsk 42 (4)
2006 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 12 (1)
2006–2010 Politehnica Iaşi 105 (3)
2010–2011 Volyn Lutsk 20 (1)
Total 348 (18)
National team
2000 Romania 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2008

Club careerEdit

He started his professional career at FC Braşov, playing in the first two football leagues in Romania. After three and a half seasons he transferred to Dinamo București as a replacement for Cosmin Contra, who moved to Deportivo Alavés earlier. He stayed only a few months, however, and at the beginning of the next season he moved to Rapid București, where he still could not confirm. As a result, he returned to FC Braşov, where he played for another season and a half.

After further spells at Rapid, twice, and FC Naţional, Buta played in Ukraine, at FC Volyn Lutsk, before returning in Romania, at Pandurii Târgu-Jiu. After a full season played, his next club would be Politehnica Iaşi, moving there as a free agent.

In his career, he won 4 trophies: Divizia A in 2000 with Dinamo, the Romanian Cup in 2000 with Dinamo and in 2002 with Rapid, and the Romanian Supercup in 2002 with Rapid



FC Braşov
Dinamo București
Rapid București


  1. ^ Cornel Buta at (in Romanian) and

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