Costin Lazăr

Costin Lazăr (born 24 April 1981) is a Romanian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Mostiștea Ulmu. Lazăr has been capped with Romania at senior level.

Costin Lazăr
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-04-24) 24 April 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1994–1999 Sportul Studențesc
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Sportul Studențesc 157 (11)
2006–2011 Rapid București 134 (9)
2011–2014 PAOK 80 (7)
2014–2015 Panetolikos 10 (0)
2015–2016 Iraklis 6 (0)
2016–2019 Voluntari 51 (0)
2019–2020 Mostiștea Ulmu 2 (1)
National team
2005–2015 Romania 31 (2)
Teams managed
2019–2020 Mostiștea Ulmu (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2014

Club careerEdit

Sportul StudenţescEdit

Until 2006, Lazăr enjoyed a successful spell at Sportul Studenţesc.

Rapid BucureștiEdit

Lazăr joined Rapid București in the summer of 2006. In March 2009, he was involved in an incident in which he was judged to have been fouled in the box by Oţelul's Alexandru Bourceanu.[1] Lazăr, adamant that it was a fair tackle, refused to take the penalty and eventually persuaded the referee to award a drop ball, which his teammate Ovidiu Herea then kicked out for a goal kick.[1]

PAOKEdit

On 21 July 2011, Lazăr signed a three-year contract with PAOK FC[2] after he was chosen by the club coach László Bölöni. He quickly became a key player for the club even after 5 matches. On 25 March, in a game against Kerkyra, Lazăr scored two goals,[3] to help his team to a 4–0 victory.[4] On 6 January 2013 Costin Lazar scored a wonderful goal for PAOK, winning 4–1 away to Panthrakikos, in a match of the Greece Super League.[5] This goal voted as the best of the week.

PanetolikosEdit

On 19 January 2015, Lazăr signed a six-month contract with Panetolikos F.C.[6]

IraklisEdit

On 25 June 2015, Lazar signed an annual contract with Greek Superleague club Iraklis.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 18 June 2019[8][9]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sportul Studenţesc 1999–00 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2000–01 28 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
2001–02 28 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
2002–03 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2003–04 30 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 5
2004–05 19 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
2005–06 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2006–07 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 157 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 171 11
Rapid București 2006–07 26 2 4 0 6 0 0 0 36 2
2007–08 24 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 27 5
2008–09 30 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 34 1
2009–10 31 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 33 3
2010–11 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Total 134 9 12 2 8 1 1 0 155 12
PAOK 2011–12 26 3 2 0 10 1 1 0 39 4
2012–13 29 2 7 1 3 0 0 0 39 3
2013–14 25 2 3 0 11 0 0 0 39 2
Total 80 7 12 1 24 1 1 0 117 9
Panetolikos 2014–15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Iraklis 2015–16 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Voluntari 2016–17 20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2017–18 26 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 28 1
2018–19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 51 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 57 1
Career total 438 27 42 3 32 2 4 1 516 33

International goalsEdit

# Date Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012   Andorra 2–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 11 October 2013   Andorra 4–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sportul Studenţesc

Rapid București

PAOK

Voluntari

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fair Play: Costin Lazar refuses to win a penalty (Rapid Bucharest vs Otelul Galati)". 101greatgoals.com. 31 March 2009. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Costin Lazar player of PAOK". Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.gsp.ro/international/stranieri/motivele-incredibile-pentru-care-boloni-a-anuntat-ca-vrea-sa-plece-de-la-paok-318501.html Lazar 2 goluri
  4. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/constantin-lazar/11923/ Kerkyra PAOK
  5. ^ http://sport.bzi.ro/costin-lazar-a-marcat-pentru-paok-salonic-in-stilul-lui-messi-video-35517 Costin Lazar scored for PAOK Thessaloniki in Messi's style
  6. ^ "Costin Lazar to Panetolikos". Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Ανακοίνωση απόκτησης Κοστίν Λαζάρ". Iraklis FC. 25 June 2015. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  8. ^ Costin Lazăr at Soccerway
  9. ^ Costin Lazăr at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com

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