|Full name||Niculae Cristian Stoian|
|Date of birth||19 December 1999|
|Place of birth||Chisinau, Moldova|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Born in Moldavia, he moved to Italy at a young age. He began playing rugby aged 15, signing up with the Rugby Anzio Club. He played an Under-16 and an Under-18 season in Anzio, before being loaned to the Roma Legio XV Rugby youth franchise for the 2016-17 season.
From 2017 to 2019, while playing for the Rugby Anzio Club, he was selected in the FIR “Ivan Francescato” Academy, playing two seasons in Serie A. In 2019 he was called up in the Under-20 national team that took part in the Six Nations and World Cup category, making 10 appearances.
In 2019 he was signed by TOP12 team Fiamme Oro and invited as a player added by Zebre, becoming the permit player of the franchise from the following season. In November 2020 he was called up to the senior national team by coach Franco Smith, making his international debut on November 28, 2020 in the Autumn Nations Cup match with France, taking over from the bench.
- "Cristian Stoian – Fiamme Oro Rugby".
- "LE ZEBRE RUGBY DANNO IL BENTORNATO A CINQUE PERMIT PLAYERS PROVENIENTI DAL MASSIMO CAMPIONATO ITALIANO" (in Italian). Zebre. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- "ITALIA, I CONVOCATI PER I CATTOLICA TEST MATCH E LA AUTUMN NATIONS CUP 2020". Fir Rugby. 2020-11-03.