Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mirel Radoi

Mirel Radoi (full name Mirel Matei Radoi) was born on March 22,1980 in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania and he is the leader of Steaua Bucharest an ex-european champion and one of the most valuable Romanian team.

Biography and Career :

Mirel Radoi started to play football at 8 years old first as a goalkeeper and after this as a defender. Now at Steaua is a central back midfielder. His first team was FC Drobeta Turnu Severin and there was remarked by Sorin Cartu , the coach of FC Extensiv Craiova and was transferred in 1999 to that team. Because was impressed by Radoi's skills Cartu paid from his own pocket the money for transfer. Sorin Cartu said that this player is a big talent and he was right.
After 5 months Radoi became one of a multiple champion team's players Steaua B ucharest. His new coach became Victor Piturca, the actual Romanian national team's coach who promote him and in a few years became the best and the most important player for Steaua.

About the first day at Steaua Radoi say that: " it was like a positive shock for me. Suddenly I was in the same place with players like Miu, Baciu and Belodedici, players I saw at TV. It was like a dream…".

In 2001 helped Steaua to became the champion team in Romanian Championship and after this won the Romanian Supercup against great rival Dinamo Bucharest.

In 2005 won the second champion title with Steaua and after one year, in 2006 won the 23th champion title for Steaua and his 3rd personal title.

In 2005 won in UEFA Cup against en-titre champion Valencia and in 2006 Steaua with Radoi as a leader played UEFA Cup semifinal against Middlebrough but unfortunately lost after 2 terrible games with final score 4-3.

In 2006 Steaua succeed to qualify after 10 years in UEFA Champions League in a group with Real Madrid, Olimpique Lyon and Dinamo Kiev but Radoi didn't play in first games because was injured.

For Romanian national team played in 38 games and scored 1 goal.

Short Info:

- Height:177cm
- Weight:77kg
- Number: 6

Trivia :

- He played his first match for Steaua on march 4, 2000.
- Is married with Viviana, a girl from his natal town Severin from 2001 and they have a boy called Denis. They live in an luxury flat in Bucharest .

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