Cristian Manea

Cristian Manea




Country: Romania

Date of birth: 09/08/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Constanta (Romania)

Height: 1,83m

Youth career: Metalul Constanta, Viitorul Constanta

Senior career: Viitorul Constanta

Squad number: 4

Current national team: Romania

Position: central defender, right back

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 300,000 €

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Alvaro Arbeloa



– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– intercepting Untitled1

– anticipation Untitled1

– has the ability to read what his opponent will do and react quickly Untitled

– heading Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– versatility, which allows him to play anywhere along the backline Untitled

– elegance Untitled


Style of play:

– modern full back

– restricts the offensive play of his opponents through his positioning and marking

– likes overlapping runs

– plays well under pressure

– calm and level headed


He is best suited to playing as:

Right back in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Liga I 2013/2014: 5 matches/0 goals (Viitorul Constanta)

Liga I 2013/2014 (ongoing): 4 matches/0 goals (Viitorul Constanta)



Manea, born in Constanța, is a youth exponent from Viitorul Constanța – club owned and founded by famous Gheorghe Hagi, known in English as ‘The Future Football Club’, is mainly known as a club based on nurturing the youth talents in Romania, and possesses the top youth facilities of any club in the country. Cristian made his professional debut during the 2013/14 season – on 21 April 2014 in a league fixture against Steaua. He represented Romania at U-17 and U-19 level. On 24 May 2014, Manea was called up by coach Victor Pițurcă to the senior team, after only 5 matches at club level. He made his debut on 31 May 2014, playing the entire match against Albania and becoming the youngest player to appear for the Romania national football team, breaking the previous record set by Grațian Sepi in 1928.



“He has excellent technique, considerable speed and stamina, and a desire to attack – a modern full back. At 183cm he has also played in central defence and given his calmness in possession, adequate heading and good anticipation he may eventually end up playing in the middle.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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