Valentin Calafeteanu during a press conference in October 2015, shortly before arriving from the 2015 Rugby World Cup
|Birth name||Valentin Nicolae Calafeteanu|
|Date of birth||25 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Height||1,82 m 5 ft 11.7 in (1.82 m)|
|Weight||82 kg 12 st 12.8 lb (180.8 lb; 82.0 kg)|
|Rugby union career|
He has played for CSM Bucharest, Dinamo Bucuresti (2004–10), UTA Arad (2010–11) and RCM UVT Timişoara (2011–17).
Playing for Dinamo Bucuresti, Valentin Calafeteanu became two times national champion (2007, 2008).
Alongside RCM UVT Timisoara, Calafeteanu captured 7 major titles in his career, becoming 3 times Romanian Rugby Cup champion (2014, 2015, 2016), 3 times Romanian Rugby Superliga champion (2012, 2013, 2015) and one time King’s Cup champion (2015). He also played for the Bucharest Wolves team.
Calafeteanu holds 100 caps for Romania, with 11 tries, 32 conversions, 37 penalties and 1 drop goal scored, on an aggregate of 233 points. He won the European Six National Championship Cup, Group B, in 2006. He played all the four games, three of them as a substitute, at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, where he scored a conversion in the 14-10 win over Portugal. He was called for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games but without scoring. He was called once again for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, playing in all the four games, but without scoring. He was called once again for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he played in all the four games and scored a penalty. He also played in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which saw Romania qualifying but being disqualified for using irregular players.
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