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.
|Full name||Laura Roxana Rus|
|Date of birth||1 October 1987|
|Place of birth||Bocșa, Romania|
|Hellas Verona F.C.|
|2004–2007||Pandurii Targu Jiu|
|2014–2016||Icheon Daekyo WFC|
|2017||Apollon Ladies F.C.|
* 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
Rus was born in Bocșa and attended University in Reșița, where she played for the university's handball team. 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, 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, 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. After the end of the 2017-2018 season, she signed with Hellas Verona, scoring in her first friendly match.
|2009 UEFA Euro||Qualifiers||2006–11–23||Mogoşoaia||Estonia||1||5–0||2|
|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|
|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|
- Profile in UEFA.com
- "Laura Rus, campioana in… Cipru" (in Romanian). Bihon.ro. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Laura Rus, in probe la Everton Caras Online
- Olsson, Søren (12 July 2013). "Fortuna henter endnu en rumæner" (in Danish). Nordjyske.dk. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Sassuolo, noua echipa a bocsencei Laura Rus
- Laura Rus a reușit un hat-trick la primul meci în tricoul echipei Hellas Verona