Cristian Chivu

Romanian Association Footballer
Born Oct 26, 1980

Cristian Eugen Chivu is a Romanian footballer. He currently plays for Internazionale of the Italian Serie A. He usually plays as a left back but can play as a center back as well as in defensive midfield when needed.

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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.


1998 17 Years Old He began his career at his hometown club FCM Reșița before moving to Universitatea Craiova in 1998, leaving Romania to join Dutch club Ajax a season later. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Chivu earned his first of 75 international caps between 1999 and 2010, and was part of Romania's squads for UEFA European Championships in 2000 and 2008.


2002 21 Years Old Chivu played a pivotal role for Ajax in their UEFA 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
2006 25 Years Old He won the 2006–07 Coppa Italia in his last season with Roma. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Chivu was reported to be in the middle of a tug-of-war between Barcelona and Real Madrid during the 2007 summer transfer window.
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 Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo many times, and won Man of the Match ahead of Inter goalkeeper 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
His honours at Inter included a treble of the Italian league, domestic cup, and the UEFA Champions League in 2010.


2011 30 Years Old On 21 May 2011, Chivu announced his retirement from the national team. … Read More
2014 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Chivu won the Coppa Italia in his last of four seasons at Roma before a transfer to Inter Milan, where he would spend the rest of his career before retiring in 2014.
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