Florentin Petre "Piticul"
(born 15 January 1976 in Bucharest
) is a retired Romanian
Petre debuted in Divizia A with Dinamo Bucureşti
in 1994, scoring in his first match. Except for a spell in UTA Arad
in the second half of that season, he has stayed with Dinamo since. He helped win The Double
in 2000 before contracting hepatitis C
. After being cured of hepatitis, he had an accident while fishing in the Danube Delta (he touched an electricity whire with his pole and almost lost his life) which put him on the sideline for almost two seasons. He returned to win the Romanian league in 2004 and the Cup in 2003 and 2004, as well as regaining his place in the national team. In April 2006 Petre signed a three-year contract with Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia
. It came into effect on 1 July 2006. However, in 2008, he was released from the club due to license problems and signed a contract with Terek Grozny
. In 2008-09 season, Petre earned 15 appearances playing in the Russian Premier League
, scored four goals. On December 11, 2009, he returned to CSKA Sofia
and signed for 1,5 years with the club, but got released in the summer.
The Romanian international
plays in the role of right-winger, he is best known for his pace and dribbling as well as his goal-scoring ability.
Petre made his debut for the Romanian national team
in 1998 against Norway
, and represented his country at Euro 2000
. He currently has... Read More