Cristian Ianu

Cristian Florin Ianu (born 16 October 1983 in Timișoara) is a Romanian footballer.

Cristian Ianu
Personal information
Full name Cristian Florin Ianu
Date of birth (1983-10-16) 16 October 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth Timișoara, Romania
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 UTA Arad 49 (15)
2003–2007 Bellinzona 121 (65)
2007–2009 Aarau 69 (16)
2009–2011 Luzern 62 (27)
2012–2014 Sion 10 (2)
2012–2013Wohlen (loan) 25 (7)
2013–2014Sion II 10 (4)
2014 Lausanne-Sport 17 (13)
2015–2016 Luzern 7 (0)
2015Schaffhausen (loan) 18 (2)
2016Wohlen (loan) 13 (2)
National team
2001 Romania U-19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2015

Club careerEdit

In 2003, he went to Switzerland to join AC Bellinzona, along with former UT Arad teammate Adrian Piţ, leaving four years later to join FC Aarau at Swiss Super League, where he is contracted until June 2009.

On 10 May 2009 FC Luzern announced that they had signed the Romanian forward from FC Aarau on a contract until 2012. Ianu moved to FC Lucerne in July 2009.[1]

Ianu scored 21 goals in his first season with FC Luzern. He was voted the 'player of the season' by the club' supporters.[2] Despite his strong performances and media calls for his debut in the national team, he has so far been ignored by Romania national team manager Răzvan Lucescu.[3]

Ianu was also voted the player of the year in an online fans poll by JustCantBeatThat.com, FCL's fansite in English. Ianu was presented with the award at a pre-season friendly against FC St Gallen.[4]

Ianu suffered a serious leg injury in Luzern's 4–1 victory away at FC Basel which has ruled him out of much of the 2010-11 campaign.[5]

In 2012, he was transferred to FC Sion until June 2014, scoring 2 goals in this season.

In 2012/2013 season he was on loan to Wohlen where scored 10 goals.

In 2013/2014 season, after the loan period, he returned to FC Sion in Swiss Super League.

In 2014, he was transferred to Lausanne-Sport.

InternationalEdit

In 2001, he played for the Romanian U19 team at the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in Finland.[6]

HonoursEdit

Season Club Title
2001–02 UTA Arad Liga II

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cristian Ianu wechselt zum FC Luzern (in German)
  2. ^ "Cristian Ianu 2010 FCL player of the year". Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Ianu, al doilea golgheter din Elvetia. Merita convocat la nationala?". 17 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  4. ^ "We Have a winner". Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ UEFA page[permanent dead link]

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