Cristian Chivu

Romanian Association Footballer
Born Oct 26, 1980
Age 35
Hometown Re%C8%99i%C8%9Ba
Height 6' 0'' (1.8m)

Cristian Eugen Chivu is a Romanian footballer. He plays for Internazionale in the Italian Serie A. He usually plays left back, but prefers playing center back, he can play as defensive midfielder when needed. Chivu is described as a "cultured defender who excels at dribbling, passing and anticipation."… Read More

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  • Soccer Inter Defender Chivu Snubs Calls For Romania Return
    Yahoo News - Dec 24, 2012
  • Chivu Wants To See Out His Career With Inter
    NYTimes - Dec 18, 2012
  • Cristian Chivu Not Desperate To Extend His Stay At Inter Milan
    Bettor - Mar 04, 2012
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    Liverpool And Manchester City Eye Inter Defender Cristian Chivu
    Daily Mail (UK) - Nov 02, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cristian Chivu.


1980 Birth Born on October 26, 1980.


1999 18 Years Old Chivu's first professional club was FCM Reşiţa. After moving to Universitatea Craiova, his reputation began to rise and his performances sparked interest from some larger clubs outside of Romania. Dutch club Ajax was particularly impressed with Chivu and signed him in 1999. … Read More


2002 21 Years Old Chivu played a pivotal role for Ajax in their Champions League run in the 2002–03 season, when they came to within a minute of the semi-finals. … Read More
2003 22 Years Old In 2003, Roma expressed their interest in signing Chivu. … Read More
He won the 2007 Coppa Italia in his last season with Roma. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old 1 More Event
During the Champions League match at home to Manchester United in the 2008–09 season, Chivu had a terrific game, denying Rooney and Ronaldo many times, and won Man of the Match ahead of Julio César.
2009 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Chivu was a regular at left back during the 2009–10 season as Walter Samuel and Lúcio became the preferred centre back pairing. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On 22 May 2010, he was in Inter's starting line-up in the UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, which Inter won 2–0.


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He also scored the winning penalty for Inter in their Coppa Italia win over Napoli on 26 January 2011.
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