| Florin Costea|
Rarora Ramnicu Valcea
| Florin Constantin Costea|
(1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 30)
FC Arsenal Tula (#11 / Forward)
Florin Costea Wikipedia
Florin Constantin Costea (born 16 May 1985 in Drăgășani) is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Othellos Athienou.
Costea started in the Romanian Liga II for the local team Rarora Râmnicu-Vâlcea, then he transferred to one of the most popular teams in Romania Universitatea Craiova, who competed at the time in the same league.
After his new team was promoted, he became one of their key players and one of the best strikers of the Liga I. The 2008/09 season was great for Florin, finishing the top scorer of the Romanian first division, together with Gigel Bucur after both had scored 17 goals.
On 21 March 2010, while playing a match against Politehnica Iaşi, the opposing goalkeeper made a rash challenge on Florin Costea, injuring him. He was forced to leave the pitch, and realising the severity of his injury he was taken out in tears. It was later discovered that he had broken his Medial collateral ligament and Cruciate ligament. He was sidelined for 8 months.
After Universitatea Craiova was disaffiliated he became a Free Agent.
On 3 August 2011 Florin Costea moved to Steaua Bucureşti on a free transfer, later signing a 4-year contract, worth around €300,000 per year. Here he rejoined his brother Mihai Costea.
Statistics accurate as of match played 21 December 2014
Since 2008 he gathered six selections in the Romanian national football team. His first selection was courtesy to an injury of Romanian star attacker Adrian Mutu.
He is the older brother of Mihai Costea.