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Paula-Claudia Ungureanu (née Rădulescu; born 30 March 1980[1]) is a Romanian handballer who plays for Rapid București. She retired from the Romania national team in 2016.

Paula Ungureanu
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Ungureanu in 2017 with CSM
Personal information
Full name Paula-Claudia Ungureanu
Born (1980-03-30) 30 March 1980 (age 39)
Braşov, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Rapid București
Senior clubs
Years Team
1998–2002
Rulmentul Brașov
2002–2004
Universitatea Remin Deva
2004–2006
Hypo Niederösterreich
2006–2008
Dunaferr NK
2008–2009
Podravka Koprivnica
2009–2013
Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea
2013–2016
HCM Baia Mare
2016–2019
CSM București
2019–
Rapid București
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2016
Romania 163 (2)

Ungureanu successfully replaced Luminița Dinu after her retirement. Shortly after taking these positions she became known for a high percentage of saves in games and for managing difficult saves in key points of games. Paula Ungureanu ranked fourth on the Top Goalkeepers list of the 2009 World Women's Handball Championship with a 41% save rate.[2] In the 2014 European Championship, she ranked second after Silje Solberg on the Top Goalkeepers list with a 40% save rate.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paula Claudia Ungureanu". Euro Handball. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Goalkeeper Statistics XIX Women's World Championship 2009" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ 11th WOMEN'S EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP EHF EURO 2014
  4. ^ ""Tricolorele" au triumfat la Trofeul Carpaţi" (in Romanian). Arena Vâlceană. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Hypo Niederösterreich je trinástym víťazom MTJ" (in Slovak). iuventa-zhk.chemkostavarena.sk. 11 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  6. ^ a b ""Baia Mare Champions Trophy", the final day". baiamarechampionstrophy.ro. 17 August 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014.
  7. ^ "MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL TEAM 2015 – BEST 8". Handball-Planet. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  8. ^ "S-a votat echipa campionatului, feminin şi masculin! Cristina Zamfir şi Marius Mocanu, jucătorii cu cele mai bune punctaje în Liga Naţională, după opţiunile exprimate de specialişti, jurnalişti şi fani dedicaţi handbalului PROSPORT 20" (in Romanian). Prosport. 2 July 2017.