|Date of birth||18 January 1981|
|Place of birth||Bucharest, Romania|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2000–2001||→ Cimentul Fieni (loan)||31||(1)|
|2001–2002||→ Baia Mare (loan)||26||(1)|
|2013–2014||Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț||26||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2008
Gabriel Cânu (born 18 January 1981) is a Romanian former footballer. He was best known for his impressive height, powerful header and aerial game effective both defensively and in attack. He was also regarded for his leadership qualities, becoming captain for Timișoara, Vaslui and Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.
Career [ edit ]
Național [ edit ]
Aged 18, he made his debut in Național's first team on 2 June 1999, coming as a substitute in a 2-0 win against Petrolul Ploiești. It was his only appearance that season. After one season, with no matches, he was loaned two years in a row to Divizia B sides Cimentul Fieni and FC Baia Mare, to build up his first team experience. After he returned, he failed to establish himself in the first team squad.
Cânu made one appearance in the Romanian first league in 1997/1998, while at FC Național. In the 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 seasons he played in the Romanian second league, for Cimentul Fieni and FC Baia Mare respectively. He then returned to FC Național, playing 16 times in the Divizia A during the 2003/2004 season. Cânu joined Poli in the winter break of the 2004/2005 season, together with Național coach Cosmin Olăroiu and teammates Gabriel Caramarin, Gigel Coman and Marius Popa.
Statistics [ edit ]
Statistics accurate as of match played 1 January 2018
Career honours [ edit ]
SC Vaslui [ edit ]
|FC Vaslui captain
|Poli Timişoara captain
[ edit ]
- Gabriel Cânu at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
- Gabriel Cânu at Soccerway
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