Dan Alexa in 2004.
|Date of birth||28 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Timișoara, Romania|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2016–2017||ASA Târgu Mureș|
|2019 -||Astra Giurgiu|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After he ended his playing career, Alexa became a manager. His first job was at Poli Timișoara, in March 2014. Since August 23, 2017 he was manager of Dunărea Călărași until summer of 2019. Then he was named manager of Astra Giurgiu.
After several years with short spells at FC Timişoara and Universitatea Craiova, Alexa got his big chance as Dinamo Bucureşti decided to transfer him. His performances were of a high caliber throughout the two seasons he spent there, but he also got a reputation for being an extremely aggressive player. In two years, he scored 1 goal in 47 appearances.
He returned to Dinamo in 2006 just for a few months playing 13 matches, scoring a goal.
In the summer of the same year, Politehnica boss Marian Iancu decided to bring Alexa - by then, a real "persona non grata" in Timișoara, due to his pledge of loyalty to Dinamo - back to the city where he started his career, together with teammate Ştefan Grigorie. The fans protested at Alexa's arrival in Timișoara through several banners and chants, but the club's management remained unimpressed. Alexa himself stated that he had made those statements out of necessity and that he will do all he can to prove to the fans that he is a real professional.A few months after his arrival, Alexa became the captain of Poli. He is nicknamed "the surgeon" because he inflicted many injuries requiring surgery to opposing players. On 19 April 2010, he scored the equaliser goal in the 98th minute against CFR Cluj and mentain Poli in battle for the title, however Poli finished 5th, losing the last 3 matches.
On 24 June 2012, Dan Alexa signed with the Cyprus First Division football club, Anorthosis Famagusta, on a free transfer. He signed a reported €250,000/yr contract with the club.
Alexa was first called up by the national team in 2004. Later in 2010, he was called up for a friendly match against Italy after a six-year absence. Alexa scored his first goals for Romania in a 2–2 draw against Ukraine at Cyprus International Cup 2011. However, Romania were eliminated from the tournament, after losing on penalty kicks 4–2.
|Romania national team|
|1||8 February 2011||Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus||Ukraine||1–2||2-2||Friendly|
|2||8 February 2011||Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus||Ukraine||2–2||2-2||Friendly|
- UM Timişoara
- Liga III: 1998–99
- Dinamo Bucureşti
- Poli Timișoara
- Rapid Bucureşti
- Dunărea Călărași
- As of 2 June 2019
|Poli Timișoara||24 June 2014||4 March 2015||23||12||6||5||42||25||+17||52.17|
|Rapid București||29 April 2015||15 January 2016||29||18||5||6||52||32||+20||62.07|
|ASA Târgu Mureș||19 February 2016||2 January 2017||36||17||9||10||50||37||+13||47.22|
|Concordia Chiajna||3 March 2017||1 August 2017||27||13||4||10||34||21||+13||48.15|
|Dunărea Călărași||23 August 2017||present||78||38||21||19||104||64||+40||48.72|
- "Dan Alexa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "Comentand la rece etapa a 27-a: Cine sunt premiantii, cine sunt perdantii". Cronica Română. 17 May 2006. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Alexa and Surdu signed with Rapid". Gazeta Sporturilor. 4 June 2011.
- "Rapid a pierdut un super jucator". Sport.ro. 24 June 2012.
- "Alexa returns to national team". Analog TV. 18 November 2010.
- "Romania - Ukraine 2-2". Gazeta Sporturilor. 8 February 2011.
- "Nou antrenor la Dunărea. Dan Alexa a semnat contract pe un an cu gruparea de pe malul Borcei" [New coach at Dunărea. Dan Alexa signed a one-year contract with the group on the Borcei shore] (in Romanian). adevarul.ro. Retrieved 29 April 2018.