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Dragoș Ionuț Nedelcu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdraɡoʃ joˈnut͡s neˈdelku]; born 16 February 1997) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays for FCSB. Primarily a defensive midfielder, he can also be used as a central defender.[1]

Dragoș Nedelcu
Personal information
Full name Dragoș Ionuț Nedelcu
Date of birth (1997-02-16) 16 February 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Constanța, Romania
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
FCSB
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2014 Gheorghe Hagi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Viitorul II Constanța 10 (3)
2014–2017 Viitorul Constanța 69 (2)
2017– FCSB 46 (2)
National team
2013–2014 Romania U17 2 (0)
2016 Romania U19 3 (0)
2014–2019 Romania U21 23 (0)
2016– Romania 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2019

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Club careerEdit

Viitorul ConstanțaEdit

Nedelcu made his professional debut for Viitorul Constanța on 18 July 2014, in a Cupa Ligii match against FC Botoșani. His first Liga I appearance came ten days later in a 0–0 away draw with Politehnica Iași.

FCSBEdit

On 10 August 2017, Nedelcu was signed by FCSB on a five-year contract with a 50 million release clause.[2][3] He had initially refused to join the team one month earlier, stating that he dreams of playing abroad.[4] The deal also included the transfer of his Viitorul Constanța teammate Romario Benzar and cost the capital-based club a combined €2.7 million.[5] Viitorul kept procents of a future transfer fee, which were bought in November for another €500,000.[6]

Nedelcu made his debut for the Roș-albaștrii in a 1–1 league draw with Astra Giurgiu on 12 August.[7] On 5 November, he scored his first goal in a 2–1 victory over Concordia Chiajna.[8]

International careerEdit

In November 2016, Nedelcu received his first call-up to the senior Romania squad for the matches against Poland and Russia,[9] making his debut against the latter.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 July 2019[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Viitorul Constanța 2014–15 15 0 1 1 2 0 18 1
2015–16 22 1 0 0 1 0 23 1
2016–17 28 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 30 1
2017–18 4 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
Total 69 2 1 1 3 0 4 0 1 0 78 3
Viitorul II Constanța 2015–16 0 0 2 0 2 0
FCSB 2017–18 18 1 2 0 6 0 26 1
2018–19 26 0 1 0 2 0 29 0
2019–20 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 44 1 3 0 9 0 56 1
Career total 113 3 6 1 3 0 13 0 1 0 136 4

InternationalEdit

As of 31 May 2018[12]
National team Year Apps Goals Ratio
Romania 2016 1 0 0.00
2017 0 0 0.00
2018 1 0 0.00
Total 2 0 0.00

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Viitorul Constanța

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hagi îl dă pe Nedelcu la AS Roma pentru un milion de euro. "Vede excelent jocul, are pasă, execuţie şi lovitură de cap. E printre cei 4-5 cu perspectivă la naţionala de seniori." Rămâne un singur mare semn de întrebare" [Hagi sells Nedelcu to AS Roma for 1 million euros. "He sees the game very well, has a good pass, shot and header. He is one of the 4 or 5 with senior national team perspectives." One question still remains] (in Romanian). ProSport. 1 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Bine ati venit, Dragos Nedelcu si Romario Benzar!" [Welcome, Dragoș Nedelcu and Romario Benzar!] (in Romanian). FC Steaua București. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Clauze impresionante puse lui Nedelcu și Benzar" [Impressive clauses for Nedelcu and Benzar]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 9 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  4. ^ ""Mulţumesc Stelei pentru interes!" Nedelcu a explicat de ce a refuzat oferta lui Becali: motivul invocat de tânărul fotbalist al lui Hagi" ["I thank Steaua for the interest!" Nedelcu explained why he refused Becali's offer: the reason invoked by Hagi's young footballer] (in Romanian). ProSport. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Becali a dezvăluit suma de transfer pentru Nedelcu și Benzar" [Becali revealed the transfer fee for Nedelcu and Benzar] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Becali și Miriuță, dialog în direct despre transferul lui Nemec! Ironia patronului de la FCSB la adresa marii rivale + anunță un nou transfer" [Becali and Miriuță, discussion about Nemec's transfer! FCSB's owner irony for the great rival + he announced a new transfer]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 16 November 2017.
  7. ^ "FCSB - Astra 1–1" (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Primul gol al lui Nedelcu la FCSB, o "bijuterie"! Execuţie de la 25 de metri" [Nedelcu's first goal at FCSB, a "jem"! 25-meter strike] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Keșeru, convocat pentru meciul cu Polonia" ["Keșeru called-up for the match against Poland]. Romanian Football Federation. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultimul meci al tricolorilor din acest an, Rusia - România 1-0" [The last match of tricolour this year, Russia - Romania 1-0]. frf.ro (in Romanian). Romanian Football Federation. 15 November 2016. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  11. ^ "D. Nedelcu". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Dragoș Nedelcu". European Football. Retrieved 20 August 2017.

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