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Andrei Rațiu

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Andrei Rațiu
Personal information
Full name Andrei Florin Rațiu
Date of birth (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Aiud, Romania
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number 44
Youth career
Águaviva
Andorra
Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Villarreal C 65 (4)
2018– Villarreal B 52 (1)
2019– Villarreal 0 (0)
2020–2021ADO Den Haag (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2019–2021 Romania U21 3 (0)
2021– Romania U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2021

Andrei Florin Rațiu (born 20 June 1998) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF. Mainly a right back, he can also play as a right winger.

Club career

Born in Aiud, Rațiu moved to Aragon, Spain at the age of six[1] and joined Villarreal CF's youth setup from Andorra CF.[2] He made his senior debut with the C-team on 20 August 2016, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–2 Tercera División away draw against UD Alzira.[3]

Rațiu scored his first senior goal on 14 September 2016, netting the opener in a 2–1 away defeat of Elche CF Ilicitano.[4] After being regularly used with the C-side, he made his debut for the reserves on 17 December 2017, replacing Darío Poveda late into a 3–2 home win against SCR Peña Deportiva for the Segunda División B championship.[5]

Rațiu was definitely promoted to the B's in August 2018,[6] being regularly used afterwards. He made his first team debut the following 18 April, starting in a 0–2 loss at Valencia CF for the season's UEFA Europa League.[7]

On 4 August 2020, Rațiu was loaned to Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag for the season.[8] He returned to his parent club the following 29 January, after 12 appearances.[9]

Career statistics

As of match played 8 March 2020 [10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Villarreal C 2016–17 Tercera División 36 2 0 0 0 0 36 2
2017–18 29 2 0 0 0 0 29 0
Total 65 4 0 0 0 0 65 4
Villarreal B 2017–18 Segunda División B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19 30 1 0 0 0 0 30 1
2019–20 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Total 52 1 0 0 0 0 52 1
Villarreal 2018–19 La Liga 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
ADO Den Haag (loan) 2020–21 Eredivisie 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 58 1 1 0 1 0 60 1

References

  1. ^ "Conoce a Andrei con Cantera Grogueta" [Know Andrei with Cantera Grogueta] (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Cine este Andrei Raţiu, românul titular în premieră în sferturile Europa League? Este dorit de Real Madrid" [Who is Andrei Raţiu, Romanian starting in the quarterfinals of the Europa League? He is a Real Madrid target] (in Romanian). Telekom Sport. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Jornada 1. – UD Alzira, 2; Villarreal CF C, 2" [Matchday 1. – UD Alzira, 2; Villarreal CF C, 2.] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. ^ "El Villarreal C continúa intratable y supera al filial ilicitano" [Villarreal C remain unstoppable and overcome the ilicitano reserves] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  5. ^ "El Villarreal B doblega a la Peña Deportiva por 3–2" [Villarreal B bend down Peña Deportiva by 3–2] (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  6. ^ "El Villarreal B mantiene su apuesta por jugadores de la casa" [Villarreal B keep their bet on home-grown players] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Valencia quality too much for Villarreal in downpour at Mestalla". Marca. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Andrei moves on loan to ADO Den Haag". Villarreal CF. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Andrei returns home". Villarreal CF. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  10. ^ Andrei Rațiu at Soccerway
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