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Liviu Ion Antal (born 2 June 1989) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Lithuanian club Žalgiris.

Liviu Antal
Antal in may 2010.jpg
Antal playing for Oțelul Galați in 2010
Personal information
Full name Liviu Ion Antal
Date of birth (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Șimleu Silvaniei, Romania
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Žalgiris
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2007 LPS Bihorul Oradea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Concordia Chiajna 21 (2)
2008–2009 Târgu Mureș 26 (6)
2009–2012 Oțelul Galați 83 (16)
2012–2014 Vaslui 63 (21)
2014–2015 Gençlerbirliği 9 (1)
2015Beitar Jerusalem (loan) 14 (3)
2015–2017 Hapoel Tel Aviv 16 (2)
2016–2017Pandurii Târgu Jiu (loan) 24 (5)
2017 CFR Cluj 7 (0)
2017– Žalgiris 59 (39)
National team
2009–2010 Romania U21 2 (0)
2011 Romania 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2011

He was the top goalscorer of the 2013–14 Liga I, as he netted fifteen times for Vaslui which was relegated at the end of the season due to financial issues.[1] After moving abroad and having brief spells in Turkey and Israel, he repeated the performance with Lithuanian side Žalgiris in 2018.

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Club careerEdit

Oțelul GalațiEdit

He was a very important player for Oțelul Galați helping the team win their first title in the 2010–11 season. He then played in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League season against teams like Manchester United, S.L. Benfica or FC Basel.

VasluiEdit

On 14 June 2012, Antal signed a 4-year deal with FC Vaslui. He scored his first goal for FC Vaslui on 1 August 2012 in a 1–1 draw against Fenerbahce in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

GençlerbirliğiEdit

In July 2014, Antal started his first experience abroad. After FC Vaslui declared bankruptcy, Antal became a free agent and signed a contract with the Turkish side Gençlerbirliği. He made his debut for the club coming on as a 67' substitute on 13 September 2014. He scored his first goal for the club on 25 October 2014 against Fenerbahce.[2]

Beitar JerusalemEdit

On 1 February 2015, Antal signed a 1-year deal with Beitar Jerusalem F.C.. Antal made his debut for the club that same week in an away game at Hapoel Haifa, scoring Beitar's second goal from a penalty as Beitar went on to win 4–3.

Žalgiris VilniusEdit

Antal signed for Vilnius based club on 20 June 2017.[3] He agreed to 1,5 years deal with Lithuanian champions.[4]

International careerEdit

Antal made his debut for the Romanian national team at the age of 22 in 2011 in a friendly game against Paraguay.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 November 2018[5]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Concordia Chiajna 2007–08 21 2 2 0 23 2
Total 21 2 2 0 23 2
FCM Târgu Mureş 2008–09 26 6 3 0 29 6
Total 26 6 3 0 29 6
Oțelul Galați 2009–10 25 5 1 0 26 5
2010–11 28 7 1 0 29 7
2011–12 30 4 3 2 6 1 1 0 40 7
Total 83 16 5 2 6 1 1 0 95 19
Vaslui 2012–13 31 5 1 0 4 1 36 6
2013–14 32 15 2 1 34 16
Total 63 20 3 1 4 1 70 22
Gençlerbirliği 2014–15 9 1 5 3 14 4
Total 9 1 5 3 14 4
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2015–16 16 2 1 0 17 2
Total 16 2 1 0 17 2
Pandurii Târgu Jiu 2015–16 11 3 11 3
2016–17 13 2 13 2
Total 24 5 24 5
CFR Cluj 2016–17 7 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 7 0
Žalgiris 2017 12 4 3 1 1 0 16 5
2018 28 23 4 4 6 3 38 30
Total 40 27 7 5 7 3 54 35
Career total 289 79 26 11 17 5 1 0 332 95

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Oțelul Galați

Žalgiris

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liviu Antal, golgheterul Ligii 1 cu doar 15 goluri" (in Romanian). ProSport. 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Gençlerbirliği Liviu Antal'ı transfer etti" (in Turkish). Milliyet. 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Žalgiris signed experienced Romanian winger". FK Žalgiris. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ Nedelea, Vlad (20 June 2017). "EXCLUSIV Duelul românilor în Champions League! Un fost fotbalist de la CFR a semnat cu o campioană din Europa și va da piept cu Keșeru și Moți". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ Liviu Antal at Soccerway
  6. ^ "A Lygos Rinktinė 2018 Sezono". Facebook (in Lithuanian). A Lyga. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Gegužės žaidėjo laurai atiteko Liviu Antaliui" (in Lithuanian). Aukščiausia Lietuvos futbolo lyga. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Žurnalistai geriausiu rugpjūčio žaidėju išrinko Liviu Antalį" (in Lithuanian). Aukščiausia Lietuvos futbolo lyga. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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