Raul Costin
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-29) January 29, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Mogoșoaia, Romania
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Concordia Chiajna
Number 19
Youth career
2000–2004 Naţional Bucureşti
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Naţional Bucureşti 24 (0)
2005–2006 Sibiu (loan) 16 (2)
2008–2009 Dacia Mioveni 32 (12)
2009–2013 Vaslui 101 (5)
2013–2014 Simurq 30 (3)
2014–2015 Universitatea Cluj 26 (1)
2015 Botoșani 11 (0)
2016 Rapid București 17 (1)
2016 ASA Târgu Mureș 3 (0)
2016– Concordia Chiajna 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2016.


Raul Rǎzvan Costin, (born January 29, 1985, Romania), is a Romanian footballer who plays for Concordia Chiajna. His predominant position is central midfielder but he can also play in a more defensive role and also as a right back. He is best known for his simple distribution and long shots.

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Early careerEdit

Costin is a product of the Naţional Bucureşti youth academy making his first-team debut during the 2006–07 season against CFR Cluj coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 loss. Before his Naţional debut, he has played one season loaned to FC Sibiu during the 2005-06 season. In the 2008 summer, because of Progresul's (former Naţional) disaffiliation, he signed for Dacia Mioveni where he managed 12 goals, in 32 matches, finishing 6th with his team.

FC VasluiEdit

On 18 July 2009, he signed a three-year contract with SC Vaslui for an undisclosed fee. He made his first-team debut on 12 August, against Gaz Metan Mediaş coming as a substitute in a 2-1 win and he scored his first goal against Poli Iaşi in the Moldavian Derby, also in a 2-1 win. He helped his team reaching the Romanian Cup final after scoring the first goal, in the 4-0 win against FC Braşov in the semi-finals. On 15 April 2012 he scored an amazing goal against CS Mioveni in a 3-0 victory.

SimurqEdit

In August 2013, Costin signed for Azerbaijan Premier League side Simurq.[1] Costin made his debut for Simurq in their second game of the season, away to Khazar Lankaran on 11 August 2013, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Stjepan Poljak.[2] Costin's first goal for Simurq was the winning goal in the 89th minute against Inter Baku on 1 September 2013.[3]

Universitatea ClujEdit

After one season at Simurq, Costin moved to Universitatea Cluj in June 2014.[4]

StatisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sibiu (loan) 2005–06 16 2 0 0 - - 16 2
Total 16 2 0 0 - - - - 16 2
Naţional Bucureşti 2006–07 13 0 2 0 - - 15 0
2007–08 11 0 1 0 12 0
Total 24 0 3 0 - - - - 27 0
Dacia Mioveni 2008–09 32 12 1 0 - - 33 12
Total 32 12 1 0 - - - - 33 12
SC Vaslui 2009–10 24 2 5 2 - 1 0 30 4
2010–11 27 2 1 0 2 0 30 2
2011–12 27 1 4 1 7 0 38 2
2012–13 23 0 1 0 2 0 26 0
Total 101 5 11 3 - - 12 0 124 8
Simurq 2013–14 30 3 0 0 - - 30 3
Total 30 3 0 0 - - - - 30 3
Universitatea Cluj 2014–15 26 1 3 0 2 0 - 29 1
Total 26 1 3 0 2 0 - - 31 1
Botoșani 2015–16 9 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 14 0
Total 9 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 14 0
Career total 238 23 18 3 3 0 16 0 275 26

Statistics accurate as of match played 20 September 2015

Career HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inter Raul officially! (FOTO) (PHOTO)" (in Azerbaijani). azerisport.com/. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Khazar 0-0 Simurq". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Inter Baku 1-2 Simurq". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bine ai venit, Raul Costin!". http://www.universitateacluj.ro/ (in Romanian). Universitatea Cluj.  External link in |website= (help)