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Florin Gardoș (Romanian pronunciation: [floˈrin ˈɡardoʃ]; born 29 October 1988) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Universitatea Craiova.

Florin Gardoș
Florin Gardos in 2012.JPG
Gardoș training for Steaua București in 2012
Personal information
Full name Florin Gardoș[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Satu Mare, Romania
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Universitatea Craiova
Number 24
Youth career
1998–2001 Olimpia Satu Mare
2001–2003 CSȘ Satu Mare
2003–2004 Florența Odoreu
2004–2006 Someșul Satu Mare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Concordia Chiajna 51 (1)
2010–2014 Steaua București 81 (3)
2014–2018 Southampton 11 (0)
2018Universitatea Craiova (loan) 3 (0)
2018– Universitatea Craiova 4 (0)
2019Politehnica Iași (loan) 14 (1)
National team
2008 Romania U19 1 (0)
2009–2011 Romania U21 9 (1)
2011– Romania[3] 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2019

Early lifeEdit

Gardoș was born in the city of Satu Mare, situated 13 km (8.1 mi) from the border with Hungary.[4] He stated that he is able to understand the Hungarian language, but cannot fully speak it.[5]

Club careerEdit

Gardoș started his senior career with Concordia Chiajna in 2006. In his first season at the club, he helped them achieve promotion to the second division.[6]

Steaua BucureștiEdit

On 17 June 2010, Gardoș was transferred to FC Steaua București.[7] He made his competitive debut for the Roș-albaștrii on 16 August, in a Liga I match against Victoria Brănești.[8]

In September 2011, Gardoș received a ten-match ban after seriously tackling Pandurii Târgu Jiu midfielder Cosmin Băcilă, which resulted in a broken left tibia and fibula.[9]

SouthamptonEdit

On 14 August 2014, Gardoș signed a four-year deal with English club Southampton for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around 7.5 million.[10][11] On 13 September, he made his first appearance for "the Saints" as an 89th-minute substitute for Jack Cork in a 4–0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United. His first start came on 23 September in a 2–1 away defeat of Arsenal in the League Cup.[12]

On 23 July 2015, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman announced that Gardoș would be sidelined for up to seven months after suffering a knee injury in a pre-season friendly with Feyenoord.[13] He finally made his return to the first team in a 5–0 FA Cup loss to Arsenal on 28 January 2017.[14]

Universitatea CraiovaEdit

On 19 February 2018, the last day of the winter transfer window in Romania, Gardoș joined CS Universitatea Craiova on loan for the remainder of the campaign.[15][16] He made his debut on 31 March in a league fixture against CFR Cluj, which finished 0–0. Gardoș played a further three matches in all competitions before suffering a strain on 28 April which effectively ended his season.[17]

As his contract with Southampton was not renewed,[18] he chose to stay in Oltenia, and signed a two-year contract with Universitatea Craiova.[19]

International careerEdit

Gardoș made his senior debut for Romania in a friendly game against Ukraine, on 8 February 2011.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 June 2019[21]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Concordia Chiajna 2006–07 ? ? ? ?
2007–08 ? ? ? ? ? ?
2008–09 22 0 22 0
2009–10 29 1 29 1
Total 51 1 51 1
Steaua București 2010–11 23 0 5 0 5 1 33 1
2011–12 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12 0
2012–13 21 1 2 0 8 0 31 1
2013–14 29 2 4 0 11 0 0 0 44 2
Total 81 3 11 0 27 1 1 0 120 4
Southampton 2014–15 11 0 3 0 3 0 17 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 11 0 4 0 3 0 18 0
Universitatea Craiova 2017–18 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2018–19 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
Total 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 10 1
Politehnica Iași 2018–19 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Total 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Career total 164 5 17 0 3 0 27 1 2 0 213 7
  1. ^ Includes the Supercupa României

InternationalEdit

As of match played 18 November 2014[3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Romania
2011 5 0
2012 3 0
2013 3 0
2014 3 0
Total 14 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Steaua București

Southampton

Universitatea Craiova

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 3 September 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Florin Gardos". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Florin Gardoș". European Football. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Reportaj acasă la Florin Gardoș, cel mai curtat stelist al momentului" (in Romanian). Sportnews.ro. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Gardos, romanul de MILIOANE de euro pe care Ungaria il visa la nationala sa: "Inteleg maghiara, dar nu o vorbesc!"" (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Florin Gardos Biography". Southampton FC. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ Mihai Răduț și Florin Gardoș au semnat cu Steaua! (Romanian)
  8. ^ "DUM-DUM-DUMI! Steaua - Victoria Brănești 2-1" (in Romanian). ProSport. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Gardoș a fost suspendat 10 etape" (in Romanian). ziuadecj.realitatea.net. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Southampton sign defender Gardos". BBC Sport. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Southampton sign Shane Long from Hull and Florin Gardos from Steaua". The Guardian. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Arsenal 1–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Gardos blow for Southampton". BT Sport. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Southampton 0–5 Arsenal". BBC. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Gardos makes loan switch". Southampton F.C. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Gardoș e oltean. Primiți-l cum numai oltenii știu să o facă!" [Gardoș is an oltean. Welcome him like only oltenii know to do!] (in Romanian). CS Universitatea Craiova. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Gardoş are ruptură musculară! Nu va mai juca în acest sezon la Craiova" [Gardoș has a torn muscle! He won't play another match in this season for Craiova] (in Romanian). Digi Sport. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Saints announce 2018 retained list". Southampton F.C. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Gardoș a semnat cu Știința pe doi ani!" [Gardoș signed a two-year contract with Știința!] (in Romanian). CS Universitatea Craiova. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  20. ^ "România - Ucraina 2-2, 2-4 (lov. dep.)/ Revanșă amânată" (in Romanian). Hotnews.ro. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  21. ^ Florin Gardoș at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  22. ^ Gafiuc, Justin (11 July 2013). "Trei goluri cu executare » Petrolul a capitulat în fața Stelei, 0-3. Trupa lui Reghe, a șasea Supercupă din istorie!". gsp.ro. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  23. ^ McNulty, Phil (26 February 2017). "Manchester United 3 Southampton 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

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