Striker who began his pro career with Sportul Studentesc in 2003 and made his first appearance for Romania's senior national team in 2011.
His youth career began in 1993 with Sportul Studentesc.
In 2013, he signed to play with CSU Craiova.
He grew up in Bucharest, Romania.
Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon was his teammate on the Romanian national team.