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Adrian Popa (footballer, born 1988)

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Full name  Adrian Dumitru Popa
Years  Team
Weight  71 kg
Number  77
Height  1.69 m
Playing position  Right winger
Role  Footballer
Name  Adrian Popa

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Date of birth  (1988-07-24) 24 July 1988 (age 27)
Current teams  Romania national football team (Midfielder), FC Steaua Bucuresti (#77 / Midfielder)

Place of birth  Bucharest, Romania

Adrian "Adi" Dumitru Popa (born 24 July 1988) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English side Reading and the Romania national team.


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Early years

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Popa was one of the most proficient players of the Politehnica Timișoara reserve team, and was loaned to CS Buftea and Gloria Buzău.

Universitatea Cluj

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In July 2009, Popa signed a contract with Universitatea Cluj. Although he showed impressive skills and helped the team get promoted to the first division, he left the club after one year.

Concordia Chiajna

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In 2010, Popa joined Concordia Chiajna. He contributed to the club's promotion to the first division and was kept for the following season.

Steaua București

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On 15 August 2012, Popa signed a five-year contract with Steaua București for an undisclosed transfer fee. One week later, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 away win over FK Ekranas in the Europa League play-off round's first leg.

He played over 200 games during his spell with the capital-based club.


On 27 January 2017, it was announced that Popa agreed to transfer to English team Reading after reaching the final six months of his contract with Steaua. The transfer was made official three days later.

His first goal came on 17 March 2017, scoring Reading's second in injury time in a 2–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium.

International career

Popa made his debut for the Romania senior team in October 2012, in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Netherlands.


As of match played 26 August 2017


As of 1 September 2017

International goals

As of 8 October 2016 (Romania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Popa goal)


Steaua București
  • Liga I: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Cupa României: 2014–15
  • Cupa Ligii: 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Supercupa României: 2013
  • References

    Adrian Popa (footballer, born 1988) Wikipedia