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Laura Roxana Rus (born 1 October 1987) is a Romanian footballer who plays for Apollon Limassol in the Cypriot First Division. She has also played in the Romanian, Spanish, Danish and South Korean championships, and she is a member of the Romanian national team.[1]

Laura Rus
Personal information
Full name Laura Roxana Rus
Date of birth (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Bocșa, Romania
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hellas Verona F.C.
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Pandurii Targu Jiu
2007–2010 Sporting Huelva 69 (7)
2010 Apollon Limassol
2010–2011 Sporting Huelva
2011–2013 Apollon Limassol
2013–2014 Fortuna Hjørring
2014–2016 Icheon Daekyo WFC
2017 Sporting Huelva
2017 Apollon Ladies F.C.
2017–2018 ASD Sassuolo
2018- Hellas Verona
National team
2005– Romania 26 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 February 2014

CareerEdit

Rus was born in Bocșa and attended University in Reșița, where she played for the university's handball team.[2] She started her football career playing for Pandurii Targu Jiu in the Liga I. During this time she started playing for the Romanian national team in 2005.

In 2007 she moved abroad, alternating periods in Spain's Sporting Huelva and Cyprus' Apollon Limassol. With Apollon she first played the UEFA Champions League in the 2010–11 season. In 2011, she went on trial with English FA WSL club Everton Ladies,[3] but she ultimately continued in Apollon for two more seasons. In the latter she was the top scorer of the Champions League with 11 goals (with the qualifying rounds included). That summer she moved to Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark's Elitedivisionen[4], and one year later to South Korea's Icheon Daekyo.

In 2017 she moved back to Spain and Cyprus for third stints with Sporting and Apollon. At the end of 2017 it was announced that she will move to Italy and play for Sassuolo[5]. After the end of the 2017-2018 season, she signed with Hellas Verona, scoring in her first friendly match.[6]

Goals for the Romanian WNT in official competitions
Competition Stage Date Location Opponent Goals Result Overall
2009 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2006–11–23 Mogoşoaia   Estonia 1 5–0 2
2007–05–07 Debrecen   Hungary 1 3–3
2011 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2010–03–27 Sarajevo   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 5–0 1
2013 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2011–09–17 Shymkent   Kazakhstan 1 3–0 7
2011–10–27 Bucharest   Turkey 2 7–1
2011–11–23 Izmir   Turkey 1 2–1
2012–06–21 Buftea    Switzerland 3 4–2
2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2013–09–20 Strumica   Macedonia 1 9–1 1
2017 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2015–11–27 Katerini   Greece 1 3–1 1
2019 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2017–10–20 Leuven   Belgium 1 2–3 TBD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile in UEFA.com
  2. ^ "Laura Rus, campioana in… Cipru" (in Romanian). Bihon.ro. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ Laura Rus, in probe la Everton Caras Online
  4. ^ Olsson, Søren (12 July 2013). "Fortuna henter endnu en rumæner" (in Danish). Nordjyske.dk. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ Sassuolo, noua echipa a bocsencei Laura Rus
  6. ^ Laura Rus a reușit un hat-trick la primul meci în tricoul echipei Hellas Verona

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